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Impeachment Plot: Senate President, Akpabio and his ’10 sins’

Ahead of the resumption of full legislative business in the Tenth Senate next week, all appears not to be well around the Red Chamber with murmurings among Senators on the chances of Senate President, Akpabio remaining in office. What are the underlying issues, and what does it take to remove a President of the Nigerian Senate?         The last two weeks have seen the media awash with alleged moves by aggrieved Senators...

Why does Nigeria’s Conference of Speakers have an Executive Committee?

In this explainer, we provide insight into the history, mode of operation, function and leadership of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures.   The legislature is the lawmaking arm of government at the local, state or federal level in a federation. It is a given, however, that in a representative democracy like Nigeria’s, while the legislature and the judiciary are responsible for lawmaking and interpretation of laws, the Executive is responsible for the implementation...

Shehu Sani, Prof Sonaiya, to headline OrderPaper’s Int’l Democracy Day Discourse

This International Day of Democracy (IDD 2023) special is the seventh episode (Year 2023) of the OrderPaper Parliamentary Engagement Nigeria (OPEN) Space; a virtual discourse hosted monthly by Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank that bridges the gap between people and parliament on Twitter (X).     With the practice of democracy facing a tough season on the continent of Africa, OrderPaper Nigeria is set to mark the 15th celebration of...

10TH NASS: See 55 House Standing Committees chaired by Opposition Reps

Forty-one percent (41%) of the total Standing Committees in Nigeria’s Tenth House of Representatives recently constituted, are chaired by members of the eight opposition parties in the Green Chamber. In this piece, we highlight the 55 Committees chaired by opposition lawmakers and their leadership/parties.     READ ALSO: 10th NASS: Composition of the House of Reps Standing Committees   Nigeria’s House of Representatives is currently on recess. Shortly before the lawmakers embarked on recess, however,...

Elumelu: “Nigeria needs reset; investment in social infrastructure, civil society”

At Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Tony Elumelu calls on leaders to create a ‘joined-up government task force’ to champion Nigeria’s youth and entrepreneurs at the highest level. Describes the joblessness of Nigeria’s youth as betrayal of a generation, and plundering of the commonwealth as inhumane and cruel.     READ ALSO: #NBAAGC2023: Keynote Address delivered by Tony Elumelu | FULL TEXT   Billionaire and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu has called...

18 ex-lawmakers, 4 ex-Ministers; Meet President Tinubu’s team of 45

Eighty-three (83) days after his inauguration as President, Bola Tinubu formally constitutes the long-awaited Federal Executive Council (FEC). What is the composition of this cabinet, however and how are the Ministers distributed? Find out in this special piece.   READ ALSO: As Tinubu inaugurates Ministers, vacant NASS seats increase to 6      President Bola Tinubu on Monday formally inaugurated the Federal Executive Council with the swearing-in of forty-five (45) Ministers into the cabinet; arguably...

Senate declines confirmation of 3 Ministerial nominees, confirms 45

One week after its commencement of screening for the President’s nominees for the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Senate has concluded the exercise     READ ALSO: “This is not the place to consider petitions” – Akpabio shields El-Rufai     The Senate has confirmed the nomination of forty-five (45) Minister-Designates sent to the National Assembly for screening by President Bola Tinubu. The development took place late Monday following the completion of screening for the forty-eight...

Senate in rowdy session over screening of Festus Keyamo

The Special Public Works in the Rural Areas is an employment- intensive technique acquired and adapted by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) from one of the capacity-building collaborations with the International Labour Organisation (ILO)      READ ALSO: Ministerial Screening: 7 Things you should know about the process     The Senate is currently in a rowdy session over a motion to step down the screening of Ministerial nominee, Festus Keyamo; a Senior Advocate of...

Tinubu replaces Ministerial nominee; Maryam, sends two fresh names

44-year-old Physiotherapist, Maryam Shetty, had on Wednesday been surprisingly nominated to serve in the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Her dreams to become Minister has however been postponed following President Tinubu’s latest action. Here’s why:     READ ALSO: Ministerial Screening: 7 Things you should know about the process     President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of Maryam Shettima Ibrahim from Kano State and replaced her with Dr. Mariya Mahmud. This was disclosed on...

Abuja finally ‘gets’ Minister in Federal Executive Council (FEC)

Section 147 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended) provides that the President shall appoint at least one Minister from each State, who shall be an indigene of such State. This provision however doesn’t expressly include the FCT.     READ ALSO: Tinubu nominates Oyetola, Bagudu, Matawalle, 16 Others in fresh Ministerial list       Following years of clamour for the appointment of a Minister of the Government...

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