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OrderPaper to host NASS members to capacity strengthening workshop on fiscal responsibility and public finance management

The workshop designed for members of the National Assembly aims to address aspects of financial prudence, debt management, and fiscal reforms essential to alleviating current economic hardships. OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank that bridges the gap between people and parliament, is set to host a capacity-strengthening workshop on fiscal responsibility and public finance management. The crucial capacity-strengthening workshop designed for members of the National Assembly aims to...

Full statement on Bills proposing constitutional amendment for transition to Parliamentary Government

Press Statement on The Bills Proposing Constitutional Alterations For a Transition To Parliamentary System of Government. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the press. Today, we stand on the cusp of history, as lawmakers across party affiliations and regional backgrounds come together to present bills proposing Constitutional Alterations that seek a transition to a Parliamentary System of Government. These bills, seeking to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, advocate a transition...

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-Election: Lawan congratulates Senator-elect Mustapha over landslide victory

Mustapha (APC) was declared winner of the Yobe East bye-election, after polling 68,778 votes to defeat Aji Kolomi (PDP) who got 18,878 votes.   The President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Musa Mustapha on his emergence as Senator-elect for Yobe East Senatorial district under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the concluded bye-elections. Mustapha was declared winner of the Yobe East bye-election, on Sunday, after polling 68,778 votes to defeat Aji...

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...

LIFE Alert: Amendments to election law, criminal code, 3 other top bills in Reps this week

A bill for the amendment of the Electoral Act and 4 top bills on the agenda of the House of Representatives for its first week of resumption from the Christmas break will be analysed in this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) by OrderPaper. Ahead of Tuesday’s resumption of lawmakers at the National Assembly (NASS), the House of Representatives has released its agenda of plenary activities for the week (Monday 29 January 2024 – Friday 2...

LIFE Service: Insecurity, BettaGate, Super Eagles…top 5 issues as NASS resumes  

In this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE), OrderPaper highlights the top 5 issues that will occupy lawmakers as the National Assembly resumes plenary from the Christmas break   Ahead of Tuesday’s resumption of lawmakers at the National Assembly (NASS), the tension and anxiety that have filled the nation due to palpable insecurity across the country will be one of the top 5 talking points expected to be on the front burner. The BettaGate corruption scandal at...

INTERVIEW: ASUU opposed to student loans for selfish reasons – Rep Ugbor

In the first part of this exclusive interview with OrderPaper, Rep. Terseer Ugbor, representing Kwande/Ushungo federal constituency of Benue State, gave insights on plans by the parliament to ensure a robust implementation of the law on student loans. In this concluding part of the interview, the lawmaker takes a swipe at the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for advocating for grants instead of student loans. EXCERPTS: Q: ASUU has not hidden its opposition to...

SERAP demands reduction of N344.85bn NASS budget

SERAP has asked the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, to reduce the National Assembly budget of N344.85 billion, and make it reflect the country’s current economic realities. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to cut down its budget for the 2024 fiscal year which is pegged at N344.85 billion.  The non-profit organisation urged the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio (APC, Akwa-Ibom...

National Assembly postpones plenary resumption by one week

The National Assembly had initially fixed 23rd January 2024 for its resumption after adjourning following approval of the 2024 Budget in December The National Assembly has postponed the resumption of its plenary session, originally scheduled for January 23, 2024 to the 30th of January, 2024. This was contained in a statement addressed to members of the House of Representatives by the Clerk to the House of Representatives, Yahaya Danzaria. Recall that the National Assembly had...

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