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Nigeria’s economic mess: Road to 30trn Ways and Means probe

By securitising ways and means, rather than paying back to the CBN, the Federal Government simply places too much money in the capital market, thereby creating the availability of more funds in the economy and fuelling inflation.  The 10th National Assembly is set to investigate the Ways and Means approved by the last government as it, on Tuesday, set up an ad hoc committee, chaired by Senator Jibrin Isah (APC, Kogi East), to probe the...

EXPLAINER: All you need to know about the State Police Bill

The State Police Bill has become the most talked about item from the National Assembly this week. In this article, we present everything there is to the bill. OrderPaper, in its Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) article for the week, had predicted that the issue of state policing would be on the radar at the national assembly. (Read the full article here.) As predicted, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for a second reading...

LIFE SERVICE: National Assembly with full plate as State Policing, rising food costs, fuel queues… on radar

As the National Assembly gears up for another week of legislative activities, a series of crucial bills and issues poised to take centre stage are up in this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) by OrderPaper. From state policing to expanding the powers of the FCT Area courts to protests in major cities due to rising costs of food and a return of fuel queues due to strikes, the Lawmakers have a full plate! As Nigeria’s...

LIFE Article Scorecard: OrderPaper predictions on point

We explore and present a scorecard of our recent LIFE article and predictions showing how well the predictions aligned with the actual legislative landscape. In the ever-evolving landscape of legislative affairs, accurate predictions play a crucial role in understanding the direction a country’s governance might take. OrderPaper’s Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) article exemplified this proficiency by successfully predicting pivotal legislative developments. As anticipated, a series of pivotal bills have indeed driven robust debates, discussions,...

Social Media/ NGO regulatory Bills: Analysing controversies and Motives 

The motive behind the introduction of the two very contentious bills, the NGO regulation and Social Media censorship bills. The hide-and-seek surrounding the two most contentious bills in the country right now, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) regulations and the Cybercrimes bills, leaves much to be desired. More so, the circumstances surrounding the introduction of the two Bills on the floor of the House of Representatives also call for concern.  The Bill for an Act to...

Nurses’ verification, Insecurity, Air space ban among trending issues for NASS

The National Assembly is likely to address the issues around Nurses’ verification, the continuous insecurity nationwide, and the ban by the Republic of Niger restricting flights to/from Nigeria on its Air Space. As the National Assembly reconvenes for another session, it finds itself confronted with a myriad of pressing issues that demand urgent attention. Among the top trending concerns are the recently stipulated conditions for the verification of nurses, escalating insecurity as seen by an...

LIFE SERVICE: NGO Regulation, Cybercrimes bill, Constitution amendment for state policing to dominate sitting

As the House gears up for another week of legislative activities, a series of crucial bills poised to take centre stage are up in this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) by OrderPaper. A bill calling for the regulation of NGOs, 2 bills seeking to amend critical areas of the constitution, and a bill on cybercrimes from the Senate are expected to drive debates, discussions, and decisions in the coming days. As the House of Representatives...

LIFE Service: House to consider amendments to Electoral law and Criminal code

As the House resumes after a short break for the bye-elections, a bill for the amendment of the Electoral Act and the Criminal Code are going to be on the agenda of the House of Representatives. These, among others, will be analysed in this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) by OrderPaper. The House of Representatives on resumption from the Christmas break held its first plenary session of the year 2024 on Tuesday, 30th January with...

LIFE Scorecard: OrderPaper’s predictions on NASS debates on point

The LIFE article published by OrderPaper last Tuesday highlighted several topics expected to take centre stage in the National Assembly’s deliberations and some found their way into the discourse of the National Assembly. In a prescient display of foresight, OrderPaper accurately forecasted the subjects of debate within the Nigerian National Assembly for last week, as outlined in its recent LIFE article. The predictions, made with meticulous attention to detail, have proven to be remarkably on...

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