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El-Rufai: Between a son, father and godfather | OrderPaper Backstory

Caught between political allegiance and filial loyalty, Mohammed Bello El-Rufai is left fiddling and fidgeting in cryptic utterances that betray the deep dilemma the House of Representatives’ member is in. Here’s a backstory into the unfolding political thriller in Kaduna State. The Kaduna House of Assembly is stomping strong on the back of the immediate past governor of the State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, who governed from 2015 to 2023. During the week, the assembly released...

FEMI GBAJABIAMILA: From Speaker to President Tinubu’s Chief of Staff

Only one man in the history of Nigeria’s National Assembly has been Minority Leader, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House of Representatives. In this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES, Esther Adedoyin writes on Femi Gbajabiamila. Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila attended Mainland Preparatory School for his elementary education and then Igbobi College, where he completed his secondary education in 1973. He continued his studies at King William’s College on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, for his A-Level qualifications....

CYBERSECURITY LEVY: The making of a controversial law that caught citizens napping

OrderPaper does a yeoman’s task of updating citizens on bills being processed by the National Assembly every plenary day. The law on the controversial cybersecurity levy may not have caught millions unaware if these BILLS BOARD updates are taken seriously. Here’s a however throwback to how the bill became law while we slept on our duty to be vigilant. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently directed banks and other financial institutions to commence a...

SPOTLIGHT: Regina Akume, former first lady in the House

From the first lady of Benue state to the House of Representatives, Regina Akume comes to parliament with the experience of enjoying perks and privileges. Will her background spur her to deliver service effectively or hamper her? Rep. Regina Akume is the wife of Sen. George Akume, the former governor of Benue State and the incumbent Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Over the years, she has proved to be a powerful anchor...

GESI TRACKER: Student loan and need to support out-of-school children

In this week’s GESI Tracker, for March 11th to 15th, 2024, the National Assembly highlights important Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) components, including the urgent need to address the challenges faced by out-of-school children and the Student Loans Scheme.       GESI TRACKER: Student loan and need to support out-of-school children The need to support out-of-school children. In Nigeria, millions of children are out of school due to poverty, limited access, gender,  conflict,...

Reps partner OrderPaper in implementation of parliamentary programme

In a significant affirmation of its status as Nigeria’s preeminent policy think tank that bridges the gap between citizens and parliament, OrderPaper has been listed as a key partner in the implementation of the Parliamentary Development Programme (PDP) of the 10th House of Representatives for the period 2023-2027 The 10th House of Representatives recently unveiled its four-year development plan, titled Parliamentary Development Programme (PDP) for the 10th House of Representatives, National Assembly, 2023-2027. This event...

EXCLUSIVE: NNPC found wanting in Reps’ investigation of Crude Oil theft

Despite being a critical stakeholder in Nigeria’s oil industry, the NNPC failed to honour the committee’s summons, glaringly absent from proceedings crucial to uncovering the truth. The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating crude oil theft and revenue loss in Nigeria has delivered an indictment against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NNPC). The report, seen exclusively by OrderPaper, is based on meticulous scrutiny and testimonies from various stakeholders and paints a troubling picture...

Amendment of FRA can ensure macro-economic stability – Muruako

“We dare say that if this Act had been amended in good time, Nigeria might have been spared the current macroeconomic challenges it found itself grappling with.” The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has restated the need for the amendment of the Fiscal Responsibility Act to eliminate the inbuilt limitations within the Act. Executive Chairman, FRC, Victor Muruako, Esq. Made this call on Monday in Abuja at a capacity-building workshop designed for members of the National...

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