Reps to probe Trade Ministry over $160m World Bank Project 

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has resolved to mandate its committees on Finance, Industries, Debt, Aids and Loans to investigate the circumstances surrounding the engagement of a Consultant for the World Bank $160m Employment Project. The House equally mandated the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment, Finance as well as the World Bank to not…

Reps criticizes Airline operators for passengers’ rights violations

OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has condemned airline operators in the country, for their callous violations of passenger rights. The House therefore mandated its Committee on Aviation to liaise with relevant airline operators in the country, to ensure that the latter respect passengers’ rights. The resolution follows a motion moved by Yusuf Tajudeen (PDP, Kogi)…

Valentine’s day: Senator battles for “best dressed” award

OrderPaperToday – In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, three senators adorned themselves with the colour red to mark the day’s celebration. While going through the morning ritual of calling for decorum, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun) identified Senators Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi), Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos) and Sunmonu Monsurat (APC, Oyo) as…

Senate threatens agencies over 2018 budget, commends NCC

OrderPaperToday – The Senate has threatened to halt budgetary releases to agencies that fail to comply with its one-week ultimatum for submission of their 2018 budget. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made this declaration after the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, informed the red chamber that only one agency –the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)– has submitted details…

Benue killings: Ortom in closed door at Senate

OrderPaperToday – The Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom, has appeared before the Senate joint committees on Police affairs and National Security & Intelligence to give his report on the heinous killings in his State. The meeting took place in a closed-door session at the National Assembly complex on Wednesday and commenced at 12:55pm with the Governor giving his…

Senate: NNPC operates a multi-billion naira secret account

OrderPaperToday – Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) has revealed a “clandestine account” belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). According to Sen. Melaye, the account is part of several others that remain uncertified by the Office of the Account-General of the Federation. On Wednesday during plenary, the lawmaker disclosed that the account was opened with N31.7…

BREAKING: Drama in Senate over reordering of elections sequence

OrderPaperToday – Mild drama ensued in the Senate, during the adoption of the report of the Conference Committee on the amendment of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) which highlights include the controversial reordering of the 2019 general elections made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Nazif Suleiman (APC,…

Senate urges FG to ban palm oil importation

OrderPaperToday – The Senate has called on the Federal Government to halt the importation of palm oil, following a motion raised by Senator Francis Alimikhena (APC, Edo) on Tuesday. Justifying the proposed ban, Alimikhena said it would encourage the deployment of needed funds through the Ministry of Agriculture, stressing that the continued importation of palm kernel…

‘Akpabio ridiculing PDP, should quit as Senate opposition leader’

OrderPaperToday – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Henry Shield, has decried the rather unusual “silence” of the Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, over national issues. In a telephone conversation with OrderPaperNg, Shield observed that it is only members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who attack the current government over disturbing events…

Reps accuses generator dealers of vandalizing power infrastructure

OrderPaperToday – A member of the House of Representatives, Henry Archibong (PDP, Akwa Ibom) has accused generator dealers of vandalizing electricity infrastructure in the country to ensure poor power supply. This way, according to him, they guarantee high patronage of their services at the expense of Nigerian lives. Archibong made the allegation while commenting on a…