#SenateThisWeek: Mace hijack thriller and elections sequence connundrum

OrderPaperToday – This week was arguably the most memorable week in the 8th Senate. The mace was ‘abducted’ and later released while the election order question resurfaced again amidst fresh concerns over insecurity in the country. The stolen mace and returning Omo-Agege On Wednesday, the nation was left in shock as hoodlums’ alleged to be loyal…

Reps tasks NAFDAC, NOA on cancer-causing “artificially ripened fruits”

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has urged the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to curb the practice of using calcium carbide to ripen fruits for human consumption. The House also urged the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to embark on massive enlightenment campaign on the hazards associated with consuming such fruits,…

Osinbajo absent as Magu appears at Reps hearing on alleged fraud in NEMA 

OrderPaperToday – The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. The committee is investigating alleged breach of public trust and corruption at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The lawmakers are also investigating alleged illegal suspension of six officials…

Senate summons IGP, DG of SSS over stolen mace

OrderPaperToday – Senate has invited the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura to brief the Parliament about circumstances surrounding the stolen and returned mace. The briefing is also to offer insights about the possible apprehension of the perpetrators of the act. The red chamber also…

BREAKING: Police recovers Senate’s mace

OrderPaperToday – The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has recovered the mace of the Nigerian Senate brazenly seized from plenary on Wednesday. In a statement the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, Aremu Adeniran, in the early hours of Thursday, the police disclosed that the mace was recovered at “a point under the flyover before…

Senator faults exclusion of Zamfara from IDPs intervention

OrderPaperToday – Sen. Kabir Marafa (APC, Zamfara) has faulted the exclusion of his state by the Federal Government in the distribution of 30,380MT of grains from the National Strategic Reserve to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country. A recent report indicated that the Federal government ordered an intervention to lDPs in Bomo, Adamawa and Yobe,…

APC condemns attack on Senate

OrderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Wednesday morning attack on the Senate. Earlier today, unidentified thugs got in to the chamber of the Senate and made away with the mace, putting the entire National Assembly in disarray. In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Wednesday, the APC described the incident as…

Senate Invasion: Saraki Commends Colleagues, Reps for defending democracy

OrderPaperToday –  Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lauded the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to continue sitting after the invasion of the chamber this morning. Saraki said by defying those who machinated the invasion on the Red Chambers of…

Reps adopts Not-Too-Young-T-Run bill, 11 others in constitution amendment

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has adopted 12 of the constitution amendment passed by two-third of State Houses of Assemblies in the country. According to the report of the constitutional amendment committee, 15 of the bills passed by both chambers of the National Assembly were forwarded to the State assemblies, of which 12 of them…