Marafa warns against selling APC Governorship ticket to highest bidder

OrderPaperToday- Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has dissociated himself from plans to trade the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship ticket of his state. He insisted that “due process and rule of law must be religiously adhered to.” This comes on the heels of a heated exchange between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

Saraki struck deal with APC Senators to avoid impeachment

OrderPaperToday- The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, reportedly struck a deal with senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to prevent his impeachment. Upon resumption from their annual recess on Tuesday, all the Senators present went into a thirty-minute long closed-door session where they decided to put politics aside and focus on the legislature. However, according…

Senators bicker over new provisions in electoral amendment bill

OrderPaperToday- The Senate has referred a revised Electoral Amendment bill to its committee on Electoral Matters. The bill was initially rejected on the 3rd of March because it sought to reorder the sequence of elections. It was then reintroduced on the 27th of March, transmitted subsequently, but failed to gain the president’s assent. The most recent rejection…

APC to PDP: Atiku must face corruption and integrity test

OrderPaperToday– The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to a statement credited to the spokesperson for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, accusing senior officials of the APC-led administration of “deliberate efforts impugn on the character” of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. In a statement released today, the acting National Publicity Secretary…

APC VS INEC: Zamfara Senator sides with electoral body

OrderPaperToday- Kabir Marafa, the Senator representing Zamfara Central in the Senate and an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, has backed the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bar his party, the APC from fielding candidates at all levels of elections in the State. Recall that in a letter to the APC,…

Senate refers ICPC nominees to committee

OrderPaperToday- The Senate has commenced the confirmation of the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) as well as eight others as members. This follows a request made by President Muhammadu Buhari. Bolaji Owasanoye is set to serve as the Chairman of the anti-graft commission. New members of the commission…

Members have agreed to work assiduously irrespective of party – Namdas

OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives has resolved to consider all requests forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari, regardless of their political party. The Chairman of the House committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas, revealed this to newsmen in Abuja at press a briefing. Namdas said all members have agreed to set aside their party differences…

Buhari nominee excluded from senate confirmation over certificate controversy

OrderPaperToday- The Senate has decided against confirming a nominee from President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as Commissioner of the National Population Commission. The nominee named Abdulmalik Mohammed Danburam, from Kaduna, was not cleared for confirmation due to “discrepancies in his credentials.” Speaking on the nominee, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity Card…

Adekunle Akinlade vows to reclaim APC gubernatorial mandate

OrderPaperToday- On the 2nd of October, Mr. Adekunle Akinlade became the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State after defeating 5 others. The result was announced by the State Party Chairman, Mr. Derin Adebeyi, who assured that due process was followed in the conduct of the election, despite the absence of the party’s National…

House of Representatives moves to save Plateau State

OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives has called on security agencies to investigate the crisis currently rocking the northern parts of Plateau State, and demanded for an end to the indiscriminate arrests of civilians by the Nigerian Army. The House also condemned, in the strongest terms, the  criminal attacks in the northern parts of Plateau State,…

108 Senators sponsor motion on floods, call for meeting with Cameroon

OrderPaperToday- The entire Senate, excluding its president, Bukola Saraki, has sponsored a motion concerning the recent spate of floods plaguing the country. While speaking on the motion, the lead sponsor, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano) revealed that 34 states have so far been affected by dangerous floods. The ravaged states include: Kebbi, Cross River, Enugu,…