ANALYSIS: Opposition members shun party positions in budget debate

Contributions of opposition members during the 2024 budget debate suggest that the role expected of them by their parties may be evaporating even before things start to get hot  Barely 24 hours after the President, Bola Tinubu, presented the 2024 budget, the House of Representatives commenced debate on its general principles. The lawmakers say this was to hasten the assessment and approval of the appropriation bill. OrderPaper observed the submissions of the lawmakers between Thursday...

INSIGHT: How opposition senators debated 2024 budget

The near acquiescence of opposition senators in debating the 2024 budget proposal from President Tinubu gives a foresight into the vibrancy or otherwise of the 109-member Senate under the Bola Tinubu presidency  The Senate passed the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget for second reading on Friday, 1st December, 2023. This was after senators subjected the general principles of the budget to a two-day debate which seemed more of a ritual and evidently lacking in rigours. Each...

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