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OrderPaper joins other CSOs in demanding accountability for mass atrocities on National Day of Mourning

83 CSOs on the 2024 National Day of Mourning demanded that the federal government uphold Section 14(2)(b) CFRN 1999 (as amended) which states that “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government.” OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative and a coalition of 82 other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have issued a strong call to the Nigerian government to account for the missing and the dead, and ensure justice for victims of...

Press freedom in Legislative Agenda of the 10th National Assembly

The Legislative Agenda of the 10th National Assembly aims to rebuild citizens’ confidence and deliver good governance for improved democracy in Nigeria which includes press freedom. The 10th House of Representatives was inaugurated on June 13, 2023 following the general elections on February 25, 2023. The election outcome produced a House with two hundred and seventy-six (77%) new and 84 (24%) returning members, continuing the traditionally high turnover rate in the legislature. The 10th Assembly will operate within...

Leg’ACE Communique from the National Security Conference on State Policing

The OrderPaper Leg’ACE community is willing to lend its expertise to the process of ensuring a unified policing system devoid of political, ethnic, and religious segregation and abuse of power. The Legislative Accountability and Constituency Engagement Programme (Leg’ACE) followed up on its Active participation in governance by submitting a memorandum to the constitutional amendment committee and arbitration on March 26, 2024, on the State Police Bill ahead of the public hearing. READ MORE: OrderPaper Leg’ACE...

Ajaokuta, Mambila, Tinapa among 8 abandoned projects with wasted funds

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, pointed out 8 abandoned projects in Nigeria and the amount wasted on these projects. Top 8 abandoned projects in Nigeria and amount WASTED;1.Ajaokuta steel mills Amount spent $8Billion. 2.Mambila Hydro Power plant Amount spent $5.8Billion. 3.Brass LNG Amount spent $10Billion but disputed by NNPC to be $1.9 Billion. 4.Abuja CCTV project… — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 7, 2024 Nigeria is currently in a critical situation...

Exclusive: “The educational system, rotten for too long” – Prof. Waziri

In an exclusive interaction with OrderPaper, Professor K.M Waziri says that the educational system has gotten “rotten for too long a time” and needs a holistic review, one after the other. Since its inception, the recently enacted Student Loan Act has encountered numerous hurdles and debates. President Bola Tinubu had on 3rd April 2024 signed the Student Loan Repeal and Re-enactment Bill into law at the State House of Assembly in Abuja. Before this, OrderPaper...

CBN peg new minimum capital requirement for banks at N500bn, N200bn

CBN has given all banks 24 months to  meet the minimum capital requirement. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, March 28, 2024, unveiled new minimum capital requirements for banks, pegging the minimum capital base for commercial banks with international authorisation at N500 Billion. This development came days after urging Nigerian banks to expedite action on the recapitalisation of their capital base in order to strengthen the financial system. Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department,...

EXCLUSIVE: Citizens express concern over increased Hajj fare

Senator Ali Ndume had earlier condemned the increase, describing it as unfair and a calculated attempt to prevent Nigerian Muslims from taking part in the pilgrimage. The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has paid N500,000 each for 2,900 intending Kano pilgrims who will perform this year’s Hajj under the umbrella of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board. Governor Yusuf disclosed this on Wednesday in a post on his Facebook page, which according to him,...

Nigeria Seeks Joint West Africa Regional Protection of Undersea Cables

Maida expressed that securing telecom infrastructure is paramount for fostering Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and enhancing investor confidence in the West African sub-region. In response to recent disruptions caused by undersea cable cuts affecting connectivity across West Africa, Nigeria has called for a unified effort among regional nations to protect shared telecommunications infrastructure and ensure uninterrupted services. Dr. Aminu Maida, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), emphasized the need for a coordinated...

Heirs Technologies appoint Obong Idiong as CEO

Idiong, renowned for his extensive experience in the technology sector and visionary leadership approach, assumes the helm of Heirs Technologies with a wealth of accomplishments. Heirs Technologies, a prominent digital transformation company, has declared the appointment of Obong Idiong as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), signalling a strategic move to fortify its position in delivering cutting-edge enterprise solutions and IT consulting services for businesses. Idiong, renowned for his extensive experience in the technology sector and...

Akpabio lashed for comments at Wigwe’s funeral 

Akpabio’s retort at Herbert Wigwe’s funeral service did not sit well with many, drawing criticism on social media platforms.  In the aftermath of the funeral service for the late Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, found himself under intense scrutiny and criticism for his comments at the solemn occasion. A viral video shared on X (Twitter) captured the Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayo Fubara, urging the political class to...

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