PTDF becomes 65th inductee into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

OrderPaperToday – Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has announced the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) as its 65th inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s FOI Programme Manager, Ridwan Sulaimon accused PTDF and other government institutions of displaying a “pervasive culture of non-compliance” with the FOI Act.  According to Sulaimon,…

ConsTrack app for showcase at Nigerian Economic Summit

OrderPaper Nigeria announces its participation at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES24) which kick-started on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Abuja. The participation offers the social enterprise a chance to display the ConsTrack mobile app, a citizen engagement tool for public projects tracking. A statement by Oke Epia, Executive Director, OrderPaper Nigeria, said the ConsTrack app display coincides with the session on ‘Citizens Participation…

Nigerian lawmakers and the ‘university bill’ obsession

OrderPaperToday- The current Assembly prides itself in being the legislature with the highest number of bills passed, so far, and its ability to have passed 213 bills already. Worthy of note is the fact that there are currently several establishment bills for Federal Institutions, Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education at various stages in the…

NILDS begins correction on NASS website after OrderPaper Investigation

OrderPaperToday- Following the report of a mini investigation conducted by OrderPaper Nigeria on the 25th of August 2018, the National Assembly website, www.nass.gov.ng, is now being updated with relevant information. During the investigation, it was gathered that the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) is responsible for monitoring and providing information on the site and,…

Sani: I left APC because of lack ‘honour, integrity, internal democracy’

OrderPaperToday – After an initial prevarication and denial of a return ticket, Senator Shehu Sani has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was revealed in a letter dated 19th October and addressed to the Chairman of the Party. The letter seen by OrderPaperNG stated reasons why he decided to leave. According to Senator Sani, he resigned…

Dino mocks Sani for belated resignation from APC

OrderPaperToday – Senator Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi) has mocked his colleague in the Senate, Shehu Sani following the latter’s resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Sani resigned his membership of the APC following the controversies which trailed the party’s primaries for the 2019 elections. The Kaduna Senator had remained in the APC despite…

Reps to NYSC: Rescind your decision to suspend BSU graduates

OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives has mandated its committees on Youth Development and Legislative Compliance to ensure that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) rescinds its decision to prevent qualified Benue State University (BSU) graduates from participating in the NYSC scheme. The House noted that the NYSC’s conduct had brought untold hardship on many innocent…

Senate moves to reduce hajj fare

OrderPaperToday- The report of the ad hoc committee on Accommodation, Logistics, Feeding of the Onshore and Offshore of the Nigerian Pilgrims was considered in the Senate during plenary on Thursday. This followed a point of order raised by Senator Ibrahim Danbaba on the 7th of June 2017 over the excessive charges and financial improprieties bedevilling…