Bye-Election: Meet the Senator-elects and their predecessors

As political observers await the swearing-in of the elected Senators on the floor of the Red Chambers, OrderPaper, in this piece, OrderPaper profiles these lawmakers before and after joining politics. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, 3rd February 2024 conducted some bye-elections as a result of the resignation or death of elected lawmakers and subsequent vacancies declared by the presiding officers of the National Assembly and the state houses of assemblies. In the...

Shunning budget defence won’t help your battered image – Reps to INEC

The representatives took an unreserved swipe at the electoral body, including the widely held view of its battered image from the last general elections  The House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters has expressed displeasure over the absence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the planned 2024 budget defence hearing. The House had scheduled Wednesday, December 6, for the electoral body to appear and defend its budget estimates. However, the meeting did not...

Senate demands reinstatment of elected councils in Benue

The lawmakers also asked the federal government to halt statutory allocations to local government areas that are without democratically elected councils  The Senate has condemned the dissolution of democratically elected local government councils in Benue and other states of the federation. This is as it also urged the Federal Government to withhold statutory allocations to local councils that are not democratically elected across the nation. This resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion...

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