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ROAD TO 10TH NASS: APC shuns Senator Kalu, Wase in zoning arrangement

Governing All Progressives Congress throws weight behind the candidacies of former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Kaduna lawmaker, Hon. Tajudeen Abass as Presiding Officers of Tenth Senate and House of Representatives, respectively   READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015   Following weeks of speculations and consultations, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced its power-sharing arrangement and choice of candidates ahead of the...

10TH NASS: Composition of the Nigerian Senate | Parties, Ex-Governors and Deputies

At the dawn of each day, the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly draws closer. However, with the supplementary elections now over, OrderPaper highlights the composition of the 10th Senate . READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015   Following the conclusion of the February 25 National Assembly Elections and the April 15 Supplementary Elections, the attention of political watchers and, indeed, the citizenry is beginning to shift towards...

NASS Appraisal: Plateau Rep praises OrderPaper for putting lawmakers on their toes

OrderPaper Nigeria receives accolades from Plateau lawmaker, Dachung Musa Bagos for its commitment to legislative accountability and ensuring lawmakers prioritise the core function of lawmaking in service delivery     READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist   Ahead of the induction of lawmakers into the country’s first-ever Most Valuable Parliamentarian (MVP) Hall of Fame, OrderPaper Nigeria, the lead organiser of the initiative, has continued to receive praise for...

Constitutional Amendment: Open Letter to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Former Kwara Speaker and Professor of Legislative Studies writes Senate President Ahmad Lawan, urges Ninth National Assembly to initiate processes towards overturning President Buhari’s recent veto of vital constitutional amendment bills   READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist   Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senate President and Chairman, 9th National Assembly, Abuja   Like Your Predecessors, Please Override This Veto   I am writing you this long letter to...

10TH NASS: Reps Minority Caucus working to produce House Leadership

Spokesperson of the Minority Caucus says the Constitution of the Federal Republic imbues every elected member with the statutory right to gun for any position, subject to the Standing Orders of the House     READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015     Following the outcome of the April 15 National Assembly Supplementary elections, membership of the Minority Caucus in the Tenth House of Representatives has swollen to...

POPULA: Nigeria Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations issue Communique on Youth Inclusion in Parliament

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE POPULA (PROMOTING OPEN PARLIAMENT FOR UPSCALING LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY) PROJECT DIALOGUE SERIES ON SETTING THE AGENDA FOR YOUTH INCLUSION IN PARLIAMENT, A PROJECT ORGANISED BY THE NETWORK OF PARLIAMENTARY MONITORING ORGANISATION (PMOs) HELD AT MARYAM HAL, HAWTHORN SUITES, ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2023      PREAMBLE  National Parliaments play a crucial role in any democratic dispensation of a country. This is because they are looked upon as directly...

10th NASS: Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations set agenda for Youth Inclusion with POPULA

Nigeria Network of Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations (PMOs), Other Stakeholders advocate youth inclusion in parliament as crucial step in the promotion of democracy, diversity, and quality representation   READ ALSO: POPULA: “Time for African parliaments to be more transparent”       As the inauguration of the Tenth National Assembly draws closer, the role of the legislature as the live wire of representative democracy, especially in the area of youth and women inclusion, has been re-emphasised....

Sudan: “There can be no winner in this conflict” – President, Pan-African Parliament

President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Fortune Zephania Charumbira, weighs in on the unfolding situation in Sudan, implores all parties involved to settle their differences through mediation and dialogue       READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist     Following an escalation of the armed conflict between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that has resulted in the death of at least three...

Supplementary Elections: Tambuwal returns to NASS, PDP wins 3 Senate Seats

Following the April 15 National Assembly Supplementary Polls, APC pips the PDP to clinch four Senate seats (4) in the April 15 Supplementary Elections. PDP picks the remaining three (3) seats.     READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist     Following the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s conclusion of supplementary elections in seven Senatorial districts on Saturday, 18th April 2023, the 10th Senate is set to take...

Supplementary Elections: Reps Doguwa, Akande-Sadipe, Dekor survive hurricane | SEE FULL LIST

Following the April 15 National Assembly Supplementary Polls, APC clinches sixteen (16) of 31 House of Representatives seats, opposition parties hold on to eleven (11) seats.      READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist       On Saturday, April 15 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rounded up the 2023 National Assembly elections with the conduct of supplementary elections for outstanding seats in the 469-member federal...