Tag: Padded Budget

“I Dedicate This Award To Millions of Nigerians” – Jibrin Says As He Bags Anti-Corruption Award in London

A top London-based newspaper, African Voice, has honoured a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, with African Voice Leadership in Legislative Governance Awards 2016 for his commitment to legislative duties and fight against corruption in Nigeria. Mr. Jibrin was recently suspended by the House of Representatives for accusing[Read More…]

How Code Of Conduct Bureau Staff Help Public Officials Under Investigation For Corruption Change Their Asset Declaration Forms

Some unnamed officials at Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) have been alerting members of the House of Representatives who played one role or another in budget planning that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wants their asset declaration forms. Saharareporters gathered that the EFCC sent requests to the Code[Read More…]

Dogara Ordered Invasion Of My Office To Destroy Evidence Against Him, Says Lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin

Former House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman, Mr. Abdumumin Jibrin, has alleged that his suspension and the invasion of his office by the Sergeant-At-Arms of the National Assembly, on the instruction of the Speaker of the House, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, were done to to enable the Speaker lay hands on[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…]

Drama In The House of Representatives Over Padded Budget

The House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session following what some suspect was an attempt to suspend Abdulmumin Jibrin. Trouble started when the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business, Emmanuel Orker-jev, moved a motion on breach of his privilege and that of the House by[Read More…]

Abdulmumin Jibrin Says He Hopes Speaker Dogara Is Arrested Before He “Steals Everything”

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house representatives committee on appropriations, says with the huge sums allegedly moved from the house account on Yakubu Dogara’s instruction, he hopes that the speaker is arrested before he “steals everything”. Shortly after Dogara issued a statement on Saturday, denying the allegations that he padded[Read More…]

“I Never Said I Was Above The Law” – Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday said the media misconstrued his statement regarding the crisis rocking the house. Dogara said he was quoted out of context when he addressed journalists at the presidential villa after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, and also after a meeting with[Read More…]

APC Says Budget Padding Scandal Is A Family Affair

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it would not sanction House of Representatives Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, or Rep. Abdulmumuni Jibrin over allegations of budget padding in the lower chamber. Deputy National Chairman of the party, Mr Lawal Shuaibu, said this while briefing newsmen at the National Secretariat of the[Read More…]

We Can’t Be Prosecuted Over Padded Budget Says Speaker Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says no court case can be brought against him or any member of the legislature for performing their duties as captured in the Legislative Houses (powers and privileges) Act. The Speaker made the declaration on Thursday at an interactive session with[Read More…]

APC Threatens To Sanction Jibrin, Say Budget Scandal Has Great Negative Impact On Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdumumini Jibrin, for flouting the party’s order not to make further public comment on the raging furore over the alleged padding of the 2016 budget. ?T?he party threatened to sanction the former[Read More…]