Tag: House of Representative

House of representatives has withdrawn the water resources bill – here’s why

The house of representatives has withdrawn the water resources bill it had already passed, following criticisms that have trailed the legislative decision. At Tuesday’s plenary, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, ruled that the bill should be withdrawn and brought back to on a later date for “proper” consideration. The proposed law[Read More…]

COVID-19: Speaker Gbajabiamila advocates for use of tools that aid remote working as Reps resume plenary

Members of the National Assembly, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, have resumed plenary after about five weeks of recess over the coronavirus pandemic. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, led the lawmakers into the chamber of the House for plenary. Nigeria has to explore all alternatives[Read More…]

Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin Takes Anti-Corruption Campaign To The Door Steps of Nigerians

From setting up an online platform to disseminate budget fraud and corruption acts, to holding anti-corruption lectures and sensitization programs across the country with the first event set for 9 January in Kano in 2017, Suspended House of Representatives Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin is not letting go of what he wants[Read More…]

“A Gang of Unarmed Robbers” – Lawmaker Jibrin Says Obasanjo Was Right About The National Assemly

The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibril has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement on corruption in the National Assembly was right, adding that the positions he has held as Chairman of Appropriation and Finance committees, put him in position to know that the[Read More…]

Breaking: House of Reps Suspends Former Chairman of Appropriation Abdulmumuni Jibrin For 180 Legislative Days

The Federal House of Representatives has suspended its chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for 180 legislative days, banning him from holding positions of authority for the rest of the eighth Assembly. Crisis started when Abdulmumin Jibrin, opened up on why the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, sacked him[Read More…]

Jibrin Absent As Ethics Committee Commences Investigative Hearing Into Budget Padding Allegations

The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Friday commenced its investigative hearing into the allegations levelled against the former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin. The Chairman of the Committee, Nicholas Ossai, is presiding over the session, but Jibrin is not present at the hearing. This[Read More…]

Budget Padding: Justice Okon Abang Declines To Hear Lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin’s Suit

An application by former chairman of Appropriation Committee in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, to stop his alleged suspension has suffered a setback. Jibrin had in a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja sought to stop the alleged plans by members of the House to suspend him[Read More…]

DSS Lacks Rights To Investigate House of Reps Speaker Dogara, Says Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), added his voice to the call for investigation and prosecution of federal lawmakers involved in the padding of the 2016 budget, but said the Department of State Service lacked both the moral and legal rights to carry out the probe. Falana said in[Read More…]

Drama As DSS Seal House of Reps Committee on Appropriation Office, Shut Out Nass Clerk

The controversy surrounding the padding of the 2016 Budget at the House of Representatives continued yesterday with the alleged sealing of the office of the House Committee on Appropriation by some people suspected to be operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS). The controversy blew open after the immediate[Read More…]

Abdulmumin Jibrin: All You Need To Know About Embezzlement Accusations By Dogara Leadership

I am obliged to make further statement after listening to the full statement of Speaker Yakubu Dogara on why I had to leave as Chairman Appropriation. It is a fact I went up to the Speaker and told him clearly I wanted to leave. He confirmed this in his statement[Read More…]