Citing constitutional and drafting reasons, Buhari vetoes five bills

OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to some bills forwarded to it by the National Assembly. Reasons for rejecting the bills range from drafting inconsistencies and conflict with the constitution of the country. The bills include: Revenue mobilization, allocation and fiscal commission amendment bill, 2018, bankruptcy and insolvency bill, 2018, Federal polytechnic amendment…

Reps probe contract scam involving Customs, BPP

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives on Wednesday expressed concern over the failure of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPP) to regulate procurement processes in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. The following observations were made in National Assembly, Abuja during a five-day public hearing organized by the House committee on Public Procurement to…

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…