Npower: FG monitors beneficiaries with GPS tracker 

OrderPaperToday – The Federal Government has revealed that it would use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor beneficiaries of the youth-focused empowerment program, N-Power. This is in response to reports of beneficiaries absconding from their primary duties once they have an assurance of steady payment of stipends. The program is for youth between the ages of…

Funds for ‘Big Brother indecencies’ could be used for youth empowerment – NYSC

OrderPaperToday – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has advised that huge funds spent in the production and hosting of reality television programmes could be better spent as empowerment for youths in the country. Director of Special Duties in the office of the Director- General of the NYSC, Hilary Hassan, expressed this position at the…

Ben Bruce canvasses law to enforce purchase of ‘made-in-Nigeria’ cars by govt

OrderPaperToday – Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP, Bayelsa) has said he world canvass for a law to mandate all government officials to drive only made in Nigeria cars. Murray-Bruce made this declaration on his twitter account @benmurraybruce on Monday after he visited Kaduna, Kano and Katsina States with the Senate Committee team on Privatization on oversight tours. Speaking…

State Speakers promise to pass Not-too-young-to-run bill before Christmas 

OrderPaperToday – The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assemblies has assured Nigerians that the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill would be passed before lawmakers go on the Christmas  recess. The assurance was given at a town hall hosted by the Not-Too-Young-To-Run movement with support from ActionAid Nigeria and United Kingdom Agency for International Development. The event featured…

Nigerian women can be president, governors – Senator

OrderPaperToday – Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP, Bayelsa) has lent his support for Nigerian women to seek office as presidents and governors. According to Murray-Bruce, Nigerian women should be involved in making decisions for the future of the country. The lawmaker made this declaration on Monday in a tweet on his twitter account, @benmurraybruce. He said: “I believe…

PDP: Jonathan leads reconciliation team, Wike, Secondus visit George

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, began a subtle move to douse tension generated among members of the Peoples Democratic Party over the outcome of last Saturday’s national convention in Abuja. The former President assembled a team of his loyalists, who it was gathered, would visit aggrieved aspirants with a view to appealing…