Olujimi’s new position and the outlook for female representation in 2019

OrderPaperToday- It would seem that female political representation has, improved recently, with the emergence of Senator Biodun Olujimi as the Minority Leader of the Senate. This could be considered another milestone recorded in the Nigerian parliament. The first of its kind was the emergence of Patricia Olubunmi Etteh as the first female Speaker of the…

NHIS Crisis: Ministry, suspended scribe trade graft claims

OrderPaperToday – It was a day of dramatic exchanges at the hearing of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as the suspended Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, and the Ministry of Health traded corruption allegations. While Mr. Yusuf told the committee that a government panel which indicted him was…

INEC announces Katsina by-election date for reps seat

OrderPaperToday– The election to find a representative for the Kankai/Ingawa/Kusada federal constituency of Katsina state has been fixed for November 17th by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The seat became vacant following the emergence of the former House of Representatives member, Ahmed Kaita, as the senator representing Katsina North following the death of Senator…

Ayida: Atiku mourns ex-SGF

OrderPaperToday- Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described the death of Allison Akene Ayida, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), as a national loss. In a press statement released on Tuesday in Abuja, Abubakar noted that the late SGF was a special and…

“Okorocha’s problem is greed” -Sen. Uwajumogu 

OrderPaperToday- The political crisis within the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) continues as the Senator representing Imo North, Benjamin Uwajumogu, accuses governor Rochas Okorocha of being “greedy.” The Senator traced the origin of the crisis in Imo state to the point when the governor became greedy with political offices and appointments. In an exclusive…

NEITI clarifies report on NNPC’s un-remitted funds

OrderPaperToday- The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has debunked claims from the media stating that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and others failed to remit monies to the Federation Account in the period between 1999 and 2015. In a statement released on Tuesday by its Director of Communications and…

Uwajumogu: “Nigerian Senators are underpaid”

OrderPaperToday- Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (APC, Imo) has declared that Nigerian lawmakers are underpaid despite public outcry citing the opposite. Recall that Senator Shehu Sani (PRP, Kaduna) revealed early this year that Senators take home N13.5 million as monthly running costs with an additional N700,000 as their consolidated salary. In an exclusive interview with OrderPaper Nigeria on Tuesday, Uwajumogu…

Uwajumogu: APC Senators are not supporting Oshiomhole’s removal

OrderPaperToday- Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (APC, Imo) has rejected rumoured moves to impeach the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. According to reports swirling in the media, governors are aggrieved that Oshiomhole failed to issue them or their preferred candidates tickets for elective positions and this has led to a plot to…

NYSC Certificate Saga: Pro-democracy group tell police to investigate PDP guber candidate

OrderPaperToday- A pro-democracy group in Kwara State, known as Kwara Must Change (KMC) has said it “received with utmost surprise, a report alleging that the Kwara State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Razaq Atunwa forged his National Youth Service scheme (NYSC) certificate to deceive the nation.” “We find this allegation very strong and…