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Reps halt implementation of revised guidelines for verification of nurses, midwives

The revised guidelines for verification of nurses and midwives issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria was scheduled to take effect from March 1, 2024. The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria not to implement the Revised Guidelines for verification of certificates for nurses and directed the Committees on Health Institutions and Legislative Compliance to investigate the controversy surrounding the Revised Guidelines and report to the...

Orosanye Report: Reps PAC chairman hail Tinubu on decision to implement document

The commendation comes as President Tinubu revealed his decision to implement the Orosanye report and tackle one of the major drains on public funds. The Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives, Rep. Bamidele Salam (PDP, Osun) has hailed President Bola Tinubu for his courage in addressing a significant issue plaguing public finance and urged similar action on the 2014 Confab Report. The commendation comes in the wake of President Tinubu’s decisive actions...

House of Reps: Top Bills and Motions for the week

OrderPaper presents the top bills and motions that are scheduled for discussion on the floor of the House of Representatives this week. Shaping policies that define our collective future is a task judiciously handled by the House of Representatives. With each passing week, lawmakers embark on a journey of deliberation, collaboration, and decision-making aimed at addressing the most pressing issues facing our society. Join us as we delve into the heart of the legislative agenda,...

LIFE SERVICE: NASS to focus on constitution amendment and Socioeconomic challenges this week

From constitution amendment bills to the inclusion of Anambra state as an oil-producing state, lawmakers are poised to have robust discussions and dissenting views. In the bustling corridors of the National Assembly, this week promises to be a pivotal one as several crucial bills vie for attention. From constitutional amendment bills to the inclusion of Anambra state as an oil-producing state, lawmakers are poised to have robust discussions and dissenting views. As the nation grapples...

OrderPaper LIFE predictions proven accurate as National Assembly tackles key issues

OrderPaper in its recent LIFE article predicted that the State Police Bill, expanding the powers of the FCT Area courts and protests in major cities due to rising food costs and a return of fuel queues due to strikes by unions would be core issues before the National Assembly this past week. Find out how accurate the predictions were. In a striking validation of predictive analysis, OrderPaper’s Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) has once again...

Capacity strengthening on fiscal reforms able to reposition our country – Deputy Speaker Kalu

“It is imperative to recognize the effects that fiscal reforms can have on our nation. Our collective commitment to encouraging transparency fostering accountability, and responsible governance is why we are here today.” Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia) has stressed the need for lawmakers to consistently engage in capacity development concerning fiscal reforms and debt management to be abreast with global best practices to reposition the country’s financial sector....

Speaker Abbas tasks constitution review Committee to prioritise gender bills

“I urge you to review the issue of additional or reserved seats for women across legislative bodies, twinning in joint tickets and conferring citizenship on foreigners married to Nigerian women,” he said. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna) has tasked the 43-member House Committee on Constitution Review to reconsider some of the gender bills that were rejected in the 9th assembly, notably the bill on the creation of extra-legislative...

Pension: Forum of Retired Federal Directors applaud Rep. Jimbo

The move to amend the 2014 Pension Act to enable public and private retirees to choose their mode of contributory pension scheme was a noble act. The Forum of Retired Federal Directors of Nigeria has commended Rep. Clement Jimbo (APC, Akwa Ibom) for championing the plights of Nigerian retirees. The group gave the commendation during a courtesy call on the lawmaker in Abuja. The Chairman of the Technical Committee of the group, Mr. Ntufam Oqua...

Reps commend NARTO for calling off strike, task FG on issuance of license to local refineries 

The meeting resolved to commend the leadership of NARTO and PETROAN for their role in calling off the strike, which has given room for the distribution of petroleum products. The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Downstream has commended the leadership of the National Association of Road Transport (NARTO) for calling off their strike. The lawmakers also tasked the federal government (FG) to encourage local refiners with licenses and funding to increase the quality and...

Speaker Abass describes late Ghali Na’bba as extraordinary statesman

The Speaker eulogised the Ghali Na’ Abba in a valedictory session describing him as a leader with an impeccable leadership style. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abass (APC, Kaduna) on Thursday showered encomium on the late Speaker of the 4th Assembly, Umar Ghali Na’ Abba, in a valedictory session to pay tribute to the deceased, qualifying him as a true democrat who displayed resilience and put the interest of the masses...

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