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KFC: Disdain for disability and a parliamentary probe in limbo | INVESTIGATION

Matters have gone into an eerie silence in the widely condemned ill-treatment of a person with disability at a KFC outlet in Lagos. This is despite a parliamentary probe launched with much drama and efforts to get the HQ of the global food brand to redress the distasteful conduct of its licensee  Months ago, Adebola Daniel, a young man with a disability, was denied access to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), at the Lagos Airport in...

El-Rufai: Between a son, father and godfather | OrderPaper Backstory

Caught between political allegiance and filial loyalty, Mohammed Bello El-Rufai is left fiddling and fidgeting in cryptic utterances that betray the deep dilemma the House of Representatives’ member is in. Here’s a backstory into the unfolding political thriller in Kaduna State. The Kaduna House of Assembly is stomping strong on the back of the immediate past governor of the State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, who governed from 2015 to 2023. During the week, the assembly released...

HURRAY: Cheers as OrderPaper celebrates 2023 milestones

Moments, Memories, and Milestones, OrderPaper’s achievements in 2023 have been released in a 42-page report! OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank, has celebrated its milestones and achievements in 2023. Described as a loaded and fun-filled year, the organisation detailed its achievements in the outgone year, in a 42-page report, titled ‘Moments, Memories and Milestones.’ The report, released on Tuesday, across various digital media platforms, highlights significant achievements and impactful moments...

EXPLAINER: The Budget: What it means and why it is important

The annual budget determines how our lives as citizens are impacted by the government, which, acting on our behalf, allocates resources from our commonwealth to provide services for our benefit Do you know that the budget is a law? And like all laws passed by the legislature, it follows the same stages that a bill travels to become law. Since it is one of the most critical laws enacted annually in the country, is it...

Bill of the Week: Resurrection of the ‘social media bill’

Attempts to regulate free speech online were stoutly resisted in the previous assembly but an executive bill in the House of Representatives surreptitiously reintroduces the ‘social media bill’   You might be wondering “Social media regulation, again? I thought we were past that?”  Well, Nigeria is revisiting the controversial topic of social media regulation, as the National Assembly has received the ‘National Broadcasting Commission (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2023’ from the  National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),...

MTEF: What it means and why it matters

The acronym MTEF may sound technical, and many citizens tend to ignore it. But it should not be so because the document lies at the heart of the annual budget, which determines how better or worse our lives get as Nigerians You must have heard and read about MTEF in the last few days. That is if you keep up with the news aside from gossip, entertainment, and sports, etc. This week, at OrderPaper Nigeria,...

Governance: 7 steps of how bills become laws

Have you ever wondered how governance works? How do we get ruled by politicians? Why are we obliged to obey laws made by the government? Read along as we dive into “how bills become laws.” Every law out there, from civil to criminal laws, you name it, has gone through different processes before becoming a ‘law.’ First of all, what’s a bill? A bill is a proposed law that is before the legislature for approval....

Making a Difference: What to note about petitioning Nigeria’s National Assembly

In this explainer, OrderPaper’s Joy Erurane Oluwakemisola shares five quick things to note about making a difference in writing a petition to the National Assembly.       Have you ever felt frustrated by an unfair situation or injustice in Nigeria that left you feeling powerless or helpless? Let me give you a free tip that actually works!  As a Nigerian citizen, you have the right to freedom of expression, including the right to own,...

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