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OPINION: Judgement without justice

Judgement without justice is an opinion article by Sesugh Akume, a public policy analyst, who wrote from Abuja. Two weeks ago, on Monday 29 January, the Honourable Mr Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court (Court 9) sitting in Abuja held in the matter of Sesugh Akume v Chief Registrar, Supreme Court of Nigeria (FHC/ABJ/CS/1491/2020) that the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court erred when a Freedom of Information (FOI) application I had made...

Open letter to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by Hon Samson R Osagie PhD

Dr Samson Osagie, a Legal Practitioner and Political Economist says Tinubu should ignore IMF and other Bretton Wood Institutions because Nigerians are suffering. Recently, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rising from its Post Financing Assessment (PFA) urged the Federal Government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to phase out completely all forms of subsidies including electricity subsidy. It praised the President’s economic policies as capable of putting the nation on a path...

Nigeria’s newly enacted Students Loan Act sparks heated debate among citizens

Efio-Ita Nyok, from Abuja, writes on a recent plenary session held by the Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (ACEs) on the recently assented Higher Education Act, popularly known as the Students Loan Act. In a plenary session organized by Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (ACEs), a programme under the aegis of OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank that bridges the gap between people and parliament, a robust debate on the...

Maida urges Nokia to invest in Nigeria’s ICT R&D

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has requested Nokia Networks to increase its investments in Research and Development (R&D) to support the growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. Maida spoke when a delegation from Nokia Networks of Finland led by the Deputy Minister, Under-Secretary of State for International Trade from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Jarno Syrjala, visited...

Climate Change: A ‘Perpetual Pandemic’ in Disguise

This oped by Olaogun Michael Sunkanmi calls for concerted action to combat the onslaught of climate change in Nigeria Amidst unprecedented global challenges ranging from economic hardship to military takeover in some parts of Africa to the Russian-Ukraine and Israel-Gaza wars, the conversation continues on the “war” of nature against man—climate change. This is a result of the intended and unintended actions of man against the environment. Climate change has not only posed threats to...

FOR THE RECORD: My 2024 budget lays foundation for greater Nigeria – Tinubu

President Tinubu says his first (2024) budget promises to be the foundation for the reforms he plans to take Nigeria to greatness    In furtherance of my sacred duties and obligations as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is my honour to be here today to present my administration’s 2024 Budget Proposal to this Joint Session of the 10th National Assembly. This moment is especially profound and significant to me because it is...

FOR THE RECORD: Why 10th NASS will work with President Tinubu

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, in his welcome remark at the 2024 budget presentation session, outlines why the 10th National Assembly is proud to work collaboratively with President Bola Tinubu. “On behalf of the Right Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Distinguished Deputy Senate President, the Right Honorable Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Distinguished Senate Leader, Principal Officers of both Chambers, Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members of the House...

COP28: Why Africa Must Accelerate Transition from Fossil Fuel to Renewable Energy

In this opinion piece, Rep. Sam Onuigbo, sponsor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act, says a major agenda for COP28 should be the search for unselfish leadership and a collective resolve to accelerate the transition from fossils to renewable energy   It is on record that 151 countries have pledged to attain net zero emissions. Yet, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report 2023, which was released earlier this month, shows that countries all...

OrderPaper’s ACEs flay NASS over purchase of SUVs amidst economic crisis  

Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (ACEs) is an initiative of OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organization and policy think tank, conceived to achieve the implementation of its Legislative Accountability and Constituency Engagement (Leg’ACE) Programme. The Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (ACEs) community has criticised the National Assembly’s decision to purchase luxury Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs valued at N57.6 billion for the 360 members of the House of Representatives and 109 Senators, describing it as...

OPINION | Why parliament must prioritize the interest of citizens

The interest of citizens is the paramount duty of parliament, writes Temitayo Odeyemi, in this opinion article shared with OrderPaper Nigeria Now that the new Nigerian national and subnational legislatures have completed leadership and committee selections, it is time to get on with their statutory tasks of law-making, representation, and oversight. However, by virtue of what legislatures symbolise, the job they are elected to do, and to strengthen their core roles, there is a pressing...

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