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FLEX: Ezekwesili, Olorunyomi, Olukoshi, others, commend OrderPaper

 OrderPaper’s signature policy review on the transition of politicians from the legislature to the executive (FLEX) gets positive reviews Commendations have continued to pour in for OrderPaper Nigeria over the release of its expository work on the significance and impact of the transition of political actors from the legislature to the executive (FLEX) on democracy and public service delivery in the country. Former minister of education and founder of the School of Politics, Policy and...

George Akume: From governor to senator, minister, and now SGF | 25 years in public office

George Akume has been actively involved in politics and has been in public office, either elected or appointed, since 1999. Esther Adedoyin examines his political trajectory in this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES. George Akume was born on 27 December 1953. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Labour Relations from the University of Ibadan. Beginning as a civil servant, Akume got into politics in his home State of Benue, securing the...

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...

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