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…

Senator Manager assures redress for Zamfara lead poisoning victims

OrderPaperToday – The Chairman Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, Senator James Manager (PDP, Delta) has assured that the upper legislative chamber will ensure redress for victims of incidents of lead poisoning in Zamfara State. Manager also disclosed that the Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi has appeared before his Committee in relation to the mandate…

Ambode presents 1.046 trillion 2018 budget for Lagos

OrderPaperToday – The Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday presented the state’s 2018 Budget proposal of N1,046,121,181,680 to the House of Assembly. The budget proposal of N1.046 trillion represents a 28.67% increase over the N813 billion presented for 2017. Also, the state budget for 2018 which is the highest in the history of the state is equivalent to…

Labour party woos senator suspended by PDP

OrderPaperToday – Labour Party has said it is willing to “accommodate” suspended Sen. Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun) into its party. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday ahead of its elective national convention announced the suspension of Sen. Kashamu for a month. The announcement was made on the party’s official twitter account,@officialPDPNig without specified reasons. The…

Emir of Katagum was a mentor- Dogara  

OrderPaperToday – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,  has expressed profound sadness at the death of Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Umar This is according to a press statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan. Dogara, described the death of the late monarch as a big…

Ekweremadu to Secondus: Get to work immediately, no honeymoon for you

OrderPaperToday– The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has tasked the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) to commence work immediately as there is no honeymoon for them. Ekweremadu in a statement by his special adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu on Sunday equally commended the PDP faithful for a credible and hitch-free national convention, noting that the…

As Nigeria hopes to get the best out of MC11

By Prince Adetokunbo Kayode Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) have realized the enormous task ahead of the country to enable her participate into the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) trade reforming initiatives. The conference is underway and will last from 10th-13th December, 2017, during which Nigeria has joined the comity of…

Secondus: APC, PDP lock horns over rigging claims

OrderPaperToday – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have locked horns over alleged votes buying that produced Prince Uche Secondus as National Chairman at the just concluded national convention of the latter. In a statement released on Sunday and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC described…