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Tinubu’s ‘green’ mobility directive: All you need to know about the shift to CNG vehicles

In a groundbreaking move toward environmental sustainability, President Tinubu’s directive mandates Ministries and Agencies to transition to CNG-powered vehicles. This bold step signifies a significant shift towards cleaner energy solutions, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and promote a greener future for Nigeria. However, what are the overall implications and the fine lines of this transformative policy change? In recent years, the world has witnessed a growing concern over environmental issues, particularly the adverse effects of...

Budget Padding: “I am not afraid of suspension” – Senator Ningi defies Senate

Senator Ningi revealed that the interview he had with the BBC was personal and not for the Northern Senators Forum. Senators have begun to go against each other following allegations of a N3 trillion padding to the 2024 budget. Trouble began when Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) made claims that the 2024 budget was padded with the sum of N3trn. Following these allegations, several Senators came out to deny these claims. READ ALSO: Budget...

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...

Senate passes 2024 budget, raises estimates to 28.7trn 

In passing the budget the Senate also jerked up the exchange rate for 2024 to N800 per US dollar but retained oil production and price benchmarks as proposed by President Tinubu The Senate has approved the budget for the 2024 fiscal year. The budget was, however,  increased from N27.5 trillion presented by President Bola Tinubu on November 29, 2023 to N28.7 trillion. This shows an increase of over N1.2 trillion. The Senate also increased the...

RECORD: 10 controversies in 6 months of Akpabio as Senate President

From allegations and counter-allegations, Godswill Akpabio’s six-month tenure as Senate President has been headlined by controversies. OrderPaper highlights 10 of these awkward moments and events The 10th National Assembly was inaugurated on 13th June, 2023, making it just over six months since Sen. Godswill Akpabio emerged as President of the Senate. This period has however witnessed several scandals, allegations, and counter allegations that feature the Akwa Ibom senator at the centre.  A bumpy ride to Senate...

Senate asks police to bring CAC boss in 24 hours

The Senate committee had observed discrepancies in the accounts of the CAC and was therefore miffed at the continual absence of the CAC boss The Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Ishaq Hussain Magaji has come under fire from the Senate committee on finance as it has mandated the Inspector-General of Police to compel his appearance before it within 24 hours. The Registrar General had turned down the Senate Committee’s invitation to defend its Commission’s...

Kaduna bombing: Senate donate December salaries to victims

The senators were on a condolence visit to the governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani, where they pledged a full-fledged investigation into the costly military misadventure The members of the 10th Senate have announced the donation of N109 million being their December salaries, to the victims of the bombing mishap that took place in Kaduna last Sunday. This is as they promised not to leave any stone unturned in unravelling the circumstances that led...

CORRUPTION: Sanusi blames NASS, blasts NNPC

Sanusi, a former CBN governor, renowned for his blunt forthrightness, said the national assembly shares huge blame for the opacity and alleged corruption of the NNPCL, the state oil company Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said the failure of the National Assembly to adequately carry out its oversight functions on the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), and other relevant departments in...

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