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Ensure FG’s accountability to fix loopholes in public finances space – Epia

According to OrderPaper’s Epia, Nigeria’s debt increased by a startling 585% between 2015 and 2023, from N12.8 trillion to N87.91 trillion. The Executive Director, OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative, Oke Epia, has called on Nigerians to ensure government’s accountability in order to fix and block the loopholes and leakages in the public finances space. This is as he expressed hope that Nigeria’s economy will benefit from the amended Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), spurring growth and development. Epia...

Uphold accountability and prudent management of public resources – FRC charges private sector

OrderPaper organised a dialogue centred on the pivotal role of private sector engagement to address public finance management in Nigeria. The Executive Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Victor Muruako, Esq has called on the private sector to actively engage with the public sector to uphold accountability and prudent management of public resources. Muruako made this known while speaking at a private sector dialogue on public finance management and fiscal reforms on Monday,  June...

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...

68 years on as oil producer, Nigeria’s fuel queues linger: What’s the holdup?

What exactly is responsible for the recurrent fuel queues? Nigerians are Tired. Why hasn’t a lasting solution been found, 68 years later? Despite technological advancements and periodic promises of solutions by the government, the sight of long lines at petrol stations remains a regular occurrence, leaving many to wonder why this problem still plagues the nation. Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), the country’s profit-inclined state oil company, assures the public that it has rectified...

DAVID MARK: Doctrine of necessity, served 8 years as senate president  

David Mark, known for his blunt talk, did not pass through the Senate without his share of controversies as OrderPaper’s Sharon Eboesomi writes on EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES. Although he began his senatorial career in 1999 representing the people of Benue South senatorial district, it is fair to refer to him as the longest-serving Senate President as he served in this position for two (2) terms (2007–2015) under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Born on April...

Former lawmaker and son of Kogi ex-governor, dies after Eid prayers 

He slumped and died on Wednesday shortly after he observed Eid-al-Fitr prayer in Abuja. A former member of the House of Representatives who represented Ankpa, Olamaboro and Omala Federal Constituency in Kogi State, Rep. Mohammed Idris, has been confirmed dead. The deceased was the son of a former Governor of Kogi State, Ibrahim Idris. READ ALSO: Eid-el-Fitr: House leadership calls for unity, prayers for Nigeria   Reports have it that he slumped and died shortly after...

William Wragg – British MP in honeytrap scandal 

William Wragg, who used the personal numbers of other MPs in a honeytrap sexting scheme, has “voluntarily” resigned from his position as Conservative whip and will now serve as an independent member of parliament in the Commons. On Monday, William Wragg, the MP for Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester, announced his resignation from his position as head of the Commons’ public administration and constitutional affairs committee and vice-chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers. A...

Journey to the Student Loan Act: Chronicle of OrderPaper’s interventions

OrderPaper in this piece, highlights the chronicles of its intervention in the Student Loan Act as well as the genesis of the bill now turned Law. Tertiary education in Nigeria has faced several challenges, primarily funding with a significant impact on quality and access.  In the 2024 budget, out of the N28.7 trillion approved by the National Assembly and passed by President Bola Tinubu, only N1.44 trillion was allocated to the education sector. Though this...

Just In: Senate postpones resumption by one week

The Clerk to the Senate, Chinedu Akubueze says it’s to complete renovations and ensure proper readiness for plenary sessions. The Senate has announced the postponement of its plenary resumption for the National Assembly premises to be in optimal condition for the return of lawmakers. Originally slated for Tuesday, April 16, the new date for its resumption has been adjusted to Tuesday, April 23, 2024. This development was conveyed to the lawmakers by the Clerk to...

Reps partner OrderPaper in implementation of parliamentary programme

In a significant affirmation of its status as Nigeria’s preeminent policy think tank that bridges the gap between citizens and parliament, OrderPaper has been listed as a key partner in the implementation of the Parliamentary Development Programme (PDP) of the 10th House of Representatives for the period 2023-2027 The 10th House of Representatives recently unveiled its four-year development plan, titled Parliamentary Development Programme (PDP) for the 10th House of Representatives, National Assembly, 2023-2027. This event...

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