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INSIGHT: NNPCL, public revenues and the profit motive

Ever wondered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) earns and utilizes money and on whose behalf? This piece explores how the state-owned company generates income and makes profits as empowered by the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021 and how such revenues contribute to Nigeria’s economy. Until the enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was a state-owned behemoth that played both regulatory and commercial roles in...

Examining Nigeria’s proposed Social Media and NGO Regulation Bill in light of international Human Rights standards

Is the regulation of NGOs or social media a viable step forward for Nigeria’s current democratic situation? In 2017, Rep. Buba Jubrin sponsored a bill that sought to regulate Non-governmental organisations and CSOs. The bill passed a second reading at the House and was subsequently referred to the Committee on Civil Society Organisations and Development Partners. After a massive protest, the bill died at the committee stage. However, the bill saw a revival very recently...

OrderPaperToday – Newly appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Christian Olakpe has declared that he would not entertain pleas from family, relatives and friends over erring motorists apprehended by his men on duty. Olakpe, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), who appeared before the Lagos State House of Assembly to explain the constant traffic gridlock in the state, told the lawmakers of his firm...

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