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KASHIM SHETTIMA: Odyssey from Senate to Vice Presidency

Kashim Shettima, known for his hard face and blunt talk has had his share of controversies. However, his political trajectory is examined as OrderPaper’s Esther Adedoyin writes on EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES. Kashim Shettima’s remarkable journey from political newcomer to Vice President of Nigeria stands as proof of his commitment to public service. Transiting from teaching to banking, Shettima joined politics and quickly rose through the ranks. Born on September 2, 1966, Shettima went to the University...

NICHOLAS UKACHUKWU: Businessman at war with Wike represented Abuja in the House

Forgotten until a recent scuffle with Minister Wike, ex-rep member Nicholas Ukachukwu returns to the limelight, writes Esther Adedoyin in this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES To many, the name Nicholas Ukachukwu may not ring a bell. At least, not until the demolition of a choice property in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory, by the minister, Nyesom Wike, ignited a war of words between both members of the political elite. Recently, Mr Ukachukwu condemned the demolition of his...

DINO MELAYE: A celebrity politician’s dramatic legislative sojourn  

With a stint of four years in both the Senate and House of Representatives, Dino Melaye left a long trail of drama to remember him for, writes Esther Adedoyin in this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES  Dino Melaye was born on January 1, 1974, in Kano State, Nigeria. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in the pursuit of social issues. A geography graduate from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Melaye’s educational journey provided...

IKE EKWEREMADU: Serial senator who fell from grace to grass

Ike Ekweremadu rose from obscurity to a towering height in Nigeria’s politics. In this report on EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES, Esther Adedoyin chronicles his fall from grace to grass Ike Ekweremadu is a renowned politician and lawyer who, until recently, has been active in the country’s political landscape for several decades. Born on May 12, 1962, in Enugu State, Nigeria, Ekweremadu remained a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) throughout his political sojourn. He is...

BOLA TINUBU: Former senator, ex-governor, political icon, now President of Nigeria

In this piece in our EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES, Esther Adedoyin provides a short profile of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former senator whose political trajectory may be likened to the growth of a cub to a lion Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a towering figure in Nigeria’s politics. He was born on March 29, 1952, in Lagos State, according to his official biography. Although records of his early years have been marked with controversy, he attained higher...

Lagos Speaker Congratulates Sanwo-Olu Over Supreme Court Judgement

Lagos Speaker Obasa has sent congratulatory messages to the Governor of the state, Sanwo-Olu, on his victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed his election as Governor. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over Friday’s judgement of the Supreme Court which affirmed his victory at the 2023 Governorship Election polls. In his congratulatory message, issued by his chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, the Speaker...

WRC 2023: Nigeria signs radio regulations at global conference

The final act of WRC 2023 comprises both the new and revised provisions of the radio regulations, which, put together, benefits Nigeria   Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in endorsing the revised provisions of the radio regulations, which contain the outcome of agreements on agendas put forward by signatories to the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits This happened at the just concluded World Radiocommunications Conference...

Naira Scarcity: CBN warns banks, POS operators over alleged collusion

The apex bank encourages members of the public to report hoarding through a specially created online channel as it moves to arrest naira scarcity The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned commercial banks and Point-Of-Sale (PoS) operators against collusion in creating artifical scarcity of the naira. This comes on same day the House of Representatives called on the CBN to disrupt the activities of POS operators who charge exorbitant fees to provide naira notes...

NCC boss: Nigeria’s outing at world radio conference exciting

The robust participation of the Nigerian delegation to the world radio conference has excited the NCC boss who also praised the minister for showing leadership Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s World Radio Communications (WRC) Conference 2023, has been described as exciting and impressive. Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, said the election of two Nigerians into leadership positions and other delegates from the commission...

Maida harps on the transparency of NCC operations

The leadership of the NCC under Dr. Maida has stressed the importance of transparency in the discharge of its responsibilities  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would prioritize improving the transparency of its operations for the benefit of all stakeholders. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Hon. Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani in Abuja recently. Briefing the...

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