Pathways to a transformed Nigeria

By Jaye Gaskia Our country and her peoples have been, and continue to be subjected to intensifying levels of hardships, compounded by growing insecurity. Fifty-Seven [57] years after independence we seem to be trapped in our past, as we continue to debate not the challenges of nation building or nationhood, but the very notion of…

Nigerian legislators import prostitutes from Russia- #NoNGOBill Campaigner

OrderPaperToday – The lead organizer of the #NONGOBill campaign, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu has accused members of the National Assembly of importing prostitutes from Russia at the detriment of Nigerian sex workers. Odinkalu also accused some lawmakers and state governors of possessing two international passports, an indication that they are not as committed to Nigeria as…

Confusion as NASS invents ‘special tags’ for NGO bill public hearing

OrderPaperToday – There was an initial drama and confusion at the venue of the public hearing on the Non-Governmental Organization Regulatory Commission of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill holding at the Conference room 231, House of Representatives new building. The Sergeants-At-Arms and Police officers stationed at the entrance prevented several persons including journalists who are accredited to…

North, not Nigeria’s Parasite

  By Bukola Saraki My Distinguished Colleagues, it is wonderful to be in Katsina, the Home of Hospitality itself. I feel very welcome indeed, and it is particularly gratifying that the Northern Senators Forum Retreat is taking place in this historic city, a seat of leadership in Nigeria for centuries, as we come together to lay the groundwork for a more…

Ihedioha congratulates Secondus, urges new exco to hit the ground running 

OrderPaperToday  –Immediate past Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha has hailed the emergence of the National Executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), headed by Prince Uche Secondus at the just concluded Elective National Convention of the party. Ihedioha described the smooth and transparent conduct of the elective convention as a sign that…

Mark tells pilgrims to pray for Nigeria in distress

OrderPaperToday – Immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark has called on Nigerians to pray for the nation in distress in order to overcome the current socio-economic and political challenges facing her. Senator Mark gave these remarks while speaking to members of St. Mulumba Catholic chaplaincy, Abuja who are on the 2017 pilgrimage to Jerusalem…

Court grants Misau bail, seizes international passport

OrderPaperToday – The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Sen. Isa Misau (APC, Bauchi) on self-recognition. The Court however ordered that Misau deposit his international passport with the Chief Registrar and can apply whenever he needs it. Justice Anwuli Chikere then adjourned the matter until January 21, 2018 for hearing. Recall that the Attorney…

Buhari’s government not deliberately starving Nigerians – Lai Mohammed

OrderPaperToday – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday argued that the government is not at fault for the poor budgetary release that has characterised the 2017 budget and rather blamed a shortfall in revenue. The Minister made the assertion while addressing journalists shortly after he presented his Ministry’s 2018 budget before the Senate…

Appeal Court refers Saraki’s corruption case back to Conduct Tribunal

OrderPaperToday – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday referred three charges in the false assets declaration case against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for retrial. The Court however, dropped 15 counts of the charge initially filed by the federal government. Recall that on June…

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…