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9th NASS: OrderPaper inducts five lawmakers into MVP Hall of Fame

The inductees who emerged as finalists after a rigorous selection process overseen by an MVP Panel of Experts (MPEs), which started with the nomination of fifty-five federal lawmakers as of midterm (June 2022) of the Ninth National Assembly were presented with plaques at a well-attended ceremony     READ ALSO: OrderPaper hosts Night of Glamour in honour of performing NASS members       As the tenure of the Ninth National Assembly slowly grinds to...

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         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 of Fame has been held in the nation’s capital. The Night...

Oke Epia: The Ninth National Assembly and the Buhari Years

Oke Epia is the Founder of OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation and policy think tank that bridges the gap between people and parliament.       An assessment of the Buhari presidency and the national assembly must necessarily be viewed from two lenses. One is the character and personality of the president himself. The other is the bifurcated fractious power play co-located within the presidency itself and the outlying centrifugal forces battling for...

MVP Hall of Fame: Na’Ábba endorses initiative as Saraki headlines guest list 

OrderPaper to unveil ‘Best of the Best Legislators’ in Ninth National Assembly at Night of Glamour in Abuja. Deserving finalists to be inducted into Most Valuable Parliamentarian (MVPs) Hall of Fame    READ ALSO: #FixPolitics: “MVP Hall of Fame will compel healthy rivalry among lawmakers”       President of the Senate in the 8th Assembly, Senator Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the 4th House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ghali Na’Ábba have associated with the...

Wayas: Bill to cater for welfare of Ex-Legislators scales second reading

As provided in the bill, sources of funding for the programme shall include one percent of surcharge of all salaries and allowances of all elected members of the National Assembly.     The Senate has passed, for second reading, a Bill for an Act to Establish a Parliamentary Welfare Programme for former legislators. The Bill, which was passed on Wednesday, seeks to promote and recover former legislators and cater for their welfare. Sponsor of the...

10th NASS: “Why Muktar Betara holds the Aces” | OPINION

Public Affairs Analyst, Emmanuel Ajibulu pens opinion piece calling for all key members of the party have a say in the decision-making process of NASS Presiding Officers, makes case for Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation as best man for the job    By Emmanuel Ajibulu     READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015     As the only legitimate arm of government endowed with the mandate...

“OrderPaper has really brought out consciousness” – Reps Chief Whip

Borno North Senator-Elect applauds OrderPaper for work in the legislative space, highlights its value in motivating debates, awareness and consciousness   READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: “OrderPaper ensures we’re held accountable” – Rep Onofiok Luke     Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mohammed Tahir Monguno, has commended OrderPaper Nigeria for the quality of research-based work it carries out around legislature, noting that it has motivated lawmakers to step up on their...

NDDC: “Probe unauthorised 2021, 2022 expenditure” – Senate to Adhoc C’ttee

Senate constituted Adhoc Committee to investigate and report back in one week; the financial activities of NDDC in 2021 and 2022      READ ALSO: Counterpart Funding: Reps mandate NDDC to halt release of N15bn to FG   \\ The Senate, on Tuesday, suspended consideration of the report of the 2023 budget estimates for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This is as it set up an Ad-hoc Committee to Investigate the Unauthorised Budget Expenditure...

NDIC Board receives Senate’s Approval, confirms Mobolaji as Chairman

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the Senate’s confirmation of his nominees as Members of the NDIC Governing Board, the lawmakers approved the appointment of Dr Abdul Hakeem Mobolaji as Chairman on Tuesday.        The Senate has confirmed the nominations of Hon. Dr Abdul Hakeem Mobolaji and six others for appointment as Chairman and members of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), respectively. The confirmation follows the presentation of...

Parliament Meme: 10 Things to expect at inauguration of 10th House

 With just a few days before the Proclamation of a new National Assembly, what should observers of the parliament expect? Check out this week’s edition of ParliamentMeme highlighting ten things to expect at the inauguration of the 10th House of Representatives.     READ ALSO: ROAD TO 10TH NASS: Is Gagdi, dark horse in Speakership race?     FIRST SESSION As Members-Elect assemble at the Chamber for the first meeting of the House, the Clerk...