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BIG ISSUE: Can Laguda surpass the achievements of Gbajabiamila

Fuad Laguda makes his way to the House of Representatives as the replacement for the former Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila. Nigerians will be watching keenly to know if he can surpass the achievements of his predecessor. In a political landscape marked by transitions and transformations, the election of Fuad Laguda to the House of Representatives comes as a significant development for Nigeria’s democracy. Laguda steps into the shoes of the former Speaker, Femi...

Bye-Election: Pam Mwadkon wins Plateau North, replaces Mwadkwon 

A Court of Appeal sacked Mwadkwon late last year and mandated a rerun within 90 days. He was also barred from the rerun election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Prince Pam Mwadkon Dachungyang as the winner of the bye-election for Plateau North senatorial district. Dachungyang of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) won with 122,442 votes defeating Yakub Muhammad Safiu of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who polled 53,980, Christopher Musa Giwa...

Bye-elections – Laguda replaces Gbajabiamila

In the bye-election conducted today, Saturday, 3 February 2024, a total of 74 candidates contested for nine seats in the State and National assemblies. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has conducted and announced the results of nine bye-elections and 35 rerun elections across 26 states of the country. According to INEC, Fuad Laguda, a former chairman of the APC in Surulere Local Government, has emerged as the winner of the bye-election for Surulere Federal...

Remove President’s power to appoint INEC chairman – Jega

Prof. Jega said taking the President of the power to appoint INEC chairman will free the commission from partisanship.   Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has proposed that the power to appoint the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be taken from the President. This is as he noted the need for further amendments to remove ambiguities, clarify and strengthen some of its sections. Jega, who...

Tribunal Watch: Omo-Agege heads to Appeal Court

Omo-Agege said while he respects the decision of the tribunal, he, however, deems it flawed. Former Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared his intention to appeal the ruling of the Delta State Governorship Tribunal, which dismissed his case. Following the panel’s dismissal, Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) governorship candidate, instructed his legal team to immediately file an appeal against the ruling that affirmed Sheriff Oborevwori winner of the election....

“Defective leadership recruitment affects quality legislation” – Epia

  The organization tasked the INEC to resolve logistical issues experienced during the last general elections, prosecute electoral offenders, and put mechanisms in place to guard against voter intimidation. With the conclusion of the much-touted 2023 general elections, a network of civil society organizations in Nigeria, led by OrderPaper Nigeria, has identified bandwagon voting as one of the issues that affect the quality of lawmakers elected to the National Assembly. This position was made known...

Diaspora voting, permanent seats…5 things to note about Nwoko’s proposal

One month into the life of the Tenth National Assembly, Delta Senator, Ned Nwoko is bringing back the conversations on Diaspora voting and a more inclusive parliament to Nigeria’s legislative discourse.   READ ALSO: Reps vow to re-introduce Diaspora Voting Bill       For several years, Nigerians in the Diaspora have continued to clamour for the right to vote, which is currently impossible under the electoral laws and the constitution. In Africa’s largest democracy,...

FOR THE RECORD: Valedictory Speech by 9th House Speaker, Gbajabiamila

Valedictory Speech by Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the Ninth House of Representatives (2019 – 2023) to Members of the Green Chamber     READ ALSO: 9th NASS: OrderPaper inducts five lawmakers into MVP Hall of Fame         “Honourable colleagues, fellow Nigerians: I thank God almighty, by whose grace and mercy we have gathered here once more in the people’s House to do our duty even as our time in the 9th...

FOR THE RECORD: Lawan’s Speech at Valedictory Session of 9th Senate

Full text of Valedictory Speech delivered by Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the 9th Senate, at the final session in the Red Chamber   READ ALSO: National Assembly Scorecard: Bills Tally of the 109 Senators & 360 Reps       The Ninth Senate came to an end on Saturday, 10th June 2023 following its valedictory session held at a Temporary Red Chamber in the National Assembly. The session, which is the last official...

OrderPaper hosts Night of Glamour in honour of performing NASS members

Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation, OrderPaper hosts twenty-three performing members of the outgoing Ninth National Assembly at Night of Glamour, inducts five federal lawmakers into country’s first-ever Most Valuable Parliamentarian Hall of Fame   READ ALSO: OrderPaper rewards 18 NASS Members for valuable contributions in lawmaking     The much anticipated ‘Night of Glamour’ heralding the induction of the best-performing lawmakers in the 469-member Ninth National Assembly into Nigeria’s first-ever Most Valuable Parliamentarian Hall...

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