Buhari moves to constitute north-east commission, NFIU

OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought Senate confirmation for appointments into the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). Both bodies were established by the laws passed by the current National Assembly. While the North-east bill was assented to in 2017, that of the NFIU was signed some months…

Reps summons Customs boss, demands details of CBN projects

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has summoned the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) over alleged corruption in procurement. The House also demanded details of intervention and corporate social responsibility projects of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) undertaken between 2015 and 2017 to help determine compliance with procurement…

2019: PDP labels Buhari a “fascist”

OrderPaperToday – As the general elections get closer, the war of words between the two leading political parties is getting hotter as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday likened President Muhammadu Buhari to “Hitler.” The party in a press statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, labelled the President a “fascist” and compared…

Onnoghen: You are sympathetic to corruption, APC attacks PDP

OrderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for condemning the move to try the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen has been accused of infraction of the Code of Conduct laws and is billed to be arraigned before a tribunal. In a swift reaction, the…

Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

By Atiku Abubakar In August this year, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Nigeria. She spoke about increasing investment opportunities, a new trade deal and economic partnership, tackling human trafficking, and assistance to bolster the rule of law and the fight against organized crime. All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for Mrs May,…

Controversy over moves to relocate collation centre for Dogara’s constituency 

OrderPaperToday – Political parties with candidates vying for Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state  have rejected moves by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to relocate the Constituency collation centre just weeks to the 2019 elections. The seat is currently occupied by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, who defected to the…