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Priorities of Tinubu’s 2024 ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’

The 2024 budget deficit will be financed by new borrowing totaling N7.83 and N298.40 billion from privatisation proceeds and N1.95 trillion drawdown on multilateral and bilateral loans for specific development projects.     President Bola Tinubu has listed Nigeria’s national defense and internal security, local job creation, macroeconomic stability, investment environment optimisation, human capital development, poverty reduction, and social security as some of the priorities of the proposed 2024 budget. This is even as he...

President Tinubu presents N27.5trn 2024 budget to NASS

President Bola Tinubu has presented the 2024 budget estimates of N27.5trn before a joint session of the National Assembly This is the President’s first budget presentation since he assumed office on May 29, 2023. He arrived at the National Assembly Complex at 11:10 am alongside Vice President Kashim Shettima; the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike;...

LIFE Service: 2024 Appropriation bill takes precedence in NASS this week

Orderpaper’s Legislative Intelligence Forecast (LIFE) Service by Kauthar Anumba Khaleel provides a glimpse into the plan for the legislative business of the National Assembly this week. Barring last-minute changes, President Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday, present the 2024 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly for consideration and passage. Upon receipt of the document, both chambers would commence consideration of the budget estimates. This, of course, is considering that the budget needs to be passed before...

CSOs laud NASS’ resolve to amend fiscal responsibility law to check corruption

The CSOs have been advocating for an amendment of the FRA 2007 to bring about enduring solutions to the public finance management challenges plaguing the country. The recent resolve by the National Assembly to commence the process of reviewing the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) 2007 has drawn commendation from a cluster of civil society organisations (CSOs) led by OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative and the Growth Initiatives for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT). The amendment is targeted to empower...

Reps holds retreat for committee chairperson, deputies

Legislative capacity of over 200 lawmakers is expected to be upscaled and strengthened. The House of Representatives is set to hold a one-day retreat for Chairpersons and Deputies of its various Standing Committees. The retreat is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja. Themed: “Improving Legislative Performance through Effective Committee Management”, the retreat underscores the commitment of the Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen-led House to follow through on...

LIFE SERVICE: Sectoral debate, security, infrastructure take priority in NASS this week

The House continues its suspended sectoral debate with heads of security agencies as well as those of other sectors. In keeping with its mandate to bridge the gap between citizens and the legislature, OrderPaper’s Legislative Intelligence Forecast (LIFE) Service, by Kauthar Anumba Khaleel, gives an insight into other activities that will take place in the National Assembly during the week. Reps The lawmakers will push for the Investigation into funds disbursed for the alternative school...

Just In: Reps swear in replacement of sacked Plateau PDP lawmakers

The Appellate Court nullified PDP members’ elections and directed that their certificates of return be withdrawn and issued to the first runners-up. The Speaker of the House of Representatives has sworn in Ajang Alfred Iliya (Labor Party), Vincent Vennape (All Progressives Congress), and Fom Dalyop of LP as members of the Green Chamber. They replace three of the four Plateau Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers who were recently sacked. Recall that an Appeal Court sitting...

EXPLAINER: Why Kano, Lagos dominate the lopsided composition of Nigeria’s House of Representatives

The Nigerian National Assembly is the democratically elected body that makes laws, oversights the government, and represents the interests of Nigerians and the country. It is a bicameral legislature comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives. The House consists of 360 members representing the 360 Federal Constituencies in the country. In this explainer, we break down the membership of the House by geo-political zone.   Zones, states and local governments… Nigeria is broadly divided...

PDP senators drum up support for n/central over vacant leadership positions

Senator Maidoki cited equity as the reason PDP lawmakers are canvassing support for the North Central zone as other zones are represented in the leadership of the Red Chamber. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate has resolved to canvass support for the North Central Zone for the position of Senate Minority Leader. The lawmakers decided this during a crucial meeting on the replacement of the Senate Minority Leader and Minority Whip held...

Reps commend suspension of industrial action by organised labour

The House had on Wednesday, mandated its leadership to liaise with that of the Senate and intervene in the industrial action in the shortest possible time. The House of Representatives has welcomed the decision by Organised Labour to suspend its industrial action which had been in force across the country in the last two days. In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Akin Rotimi,...

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