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Oputah David M is a Bloomberg-trained Journalist with a diversified experience in online journalism and newsroom management. He is a 2023 MTN Media Innovation fellow!
LIFE This Week: Labour-Minimum wage negotiations, Democracy Day and other issues for NASS this week

OrderPaper in its LIFE this week presents a plethora of critical issues that demand urgent attention from the National Assembly The National Assembly is set to tackle a series of critical issues this week, with significant implications for the nation’s stability, development, and democratic processes. Each of these issues carries significant implications for Nigeria’s socio-political and economic landscape. Among the top agenda items are labour and minimum wage negotiations, the frequent collapse of the national...

US lawmakers write Biden, seek return of Binance executive detained in Nigeria

Binance will have every opportunity to defend itself in court against these severe charges of financial crimes against the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The next hearing is on June 20, 2024. Sixteen lawmakers in the House of Representatives of the United States, including House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair, Rep. Michael T. McCaul, (R, Texas), have petitioned President Joe Biden urging him to intervene and ensure the return of detained Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, to the...

LIFE Service: Emir tussle in Kano, President Tinubu’s Milestone, National Anthem Debate among issues on radar this week

On LIFE this week, we present the discussions, spanning a wide range of issues that are pivotal to Nigeria’s development and unity reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of Nigerian society, expected at the National Assembly. This week, the National Assembly is poised to engage in extensive deliberations on several pressing matters of national significance. The discussions are set to reflect the nation’s rich tapestry of political, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics. Lawmakers are expected to...

Sani, Uzodinma, Diri, 7 other FLEX Governors for special performance rating by OrderPaper

The legacy of 10 state governors, like that of President Bola Tinubu, himself a FLEX, will be substantially determined by the fact of their transition from the legislature to the executive branch of government. OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank that bridges the gap between people and parliament, is set to launch a special performance rating for governors who were lawmakers. This was revealed in a new report which focuses...

FLEX: Tinubu to exert highest influence on NASS – OrderPaper

The report by OrderPaper reveals that  President Tinubu has the record of transitioning the largest number of politicians from the legislature to the executive in one fell swoop. OrderPaper Nigeria, in a report, has predicted that the Bola Tinubu administration will exert the highest influence and impact on the National Assembly in a way that either strengthens the legislature or reinforces its widely perceived rubber stamp status. The report, a niche edition of OrderPaper’s Quarterly Policy Review...

Why we reversed contract agreement with local producers – Health Minister

The tender process by the health ministry started in early 2023. The process ran into procedural difficulty, and it was suspended by UNOPS openly and transparently and investigated. The Minister of Health, Prof Ali Muhammad Pate, has revealed that its agreement with some local producers was reversed because there were issues with their compliance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that guides its project. He made this known at a meeting called by the House...

LIFE This Week: Labour Strikes, Defiance of NASS Committees, among issues lawmakers must address

This week, the National Assembly is poised to address several pressing issues that are capturing the nation’s attention. As this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) reports, these matters range from economic concerns to social and legislative challenges. As the National Assembly convenes this week, the legislative agenda promises to be both diverse and contentious, with several pivotal bills set to take centre stage. Besides the array of proposed legislation, other pressing issues must be addressed...

Amendment of Federal Character and other top Bills and Motions before House of Reps this week

The top bills and motions before the House of Reps this week include a Bill for an Act to Amend the Federal Character Commission Act 2004. The House of Representatives remains at the forefront of shaping policies and laws that govern the nation. With each passing week, lawmakers deliberate, discuss and push bills and motions aimed at addressing the most pressing issues facing our society. Each week brings forth a flurry of legislative activity, as...

LIFE Service: Nationwide labour protests, Rivers State crisis, and other issues demanding NASS’ attention

As the Nigerian National Assembly gears up for another legislative week, the nationwide protest by labour unions, among other issues, is one to take centre stage at plenary. OrderPaper, in this LIFE SERVICE, discusses some of these issues. As the nation grapples with a myriad of pressing concerns, the National Assembly finds itself at the epicentre of public scrutiny and expectation to address a multitude of concerns raised by various segments of society. The legislative...

LIFE SERVICE: Crucial issues plaguing Nigeria demanding NASS attention

As the Nigerian National Assembly gears up for its next legislative week, speculations abound regarding the pressing issues that will take centre stage. OrderPaper, in this LIFE SERVICE, lists some of these issues. In a week rife with many uncertainties, Nigeria finds itself grappling with a multitude of pressing issues that have captured the attention of the nation and the corridors of the National Assembly are abuzz with anticipation, as these pressing issues demand attention....

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