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Budget Padding: House of Reps Suspends, Bans Abdulmumin Jibrin

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal, for 180 legislative days. The House seats three days in a week and this consequently means that Mr. Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year. In a motion recommended by House Ethics Committee chairman, Nicholas Ossai, and ...

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Again! Nigeria’s House of Reps in Rowdy Session Over Budget Padding Allegations

The house of representatives on Wednesday went into a rowdy session after Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, recognised Emmanuel Oker-Jev, chairman rules and business, to move a motion just as another member Aliyu Madaki was putting up his hand to be recognised, the Cable reports. The speaker recognised Oker-Jev, who moved his motion in the midst of heavy noise on the ...

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Nigeria’s House of Reps Speaker Needs to Go Back to Law School Because Budget Padding in Nigeria is Corruption

What is budget padding? I don’t know, educate me. I am a lawyer and the speaker, and I have never heard of the word “padding”. What does padding mean? Those were some of the questions that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon.Yakubu Dogara, fired back at members of the press, last Friday. This was in response to questions ...

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Scandal Rocking Nigeria’s House of Reps Deepens as Group Wants Speaker Probed

A group in the House of Representatives, the “Transparency Group”, on Wednesday demanded the investigation of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged padding of the 2016 budget. The lawmakers made this known in Abuja while briefing journalists. They insisted that Mr. Dogara and other principal officers mentioned in the budget padding ...

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Exposed! How Nigerian Lawmakers Carried Out Massive Fraud [Evidence]

To pass the 2016 Appropriation Bill, Nigerian lawmakers engaged in what appeared as massive fraud, allocating obscene amounts of money to themselves to purportedly execute thousands of fictitious ‘constituency projects’, documents made available to PREMIUM TIMES have shown. The documents were sent to this newspaper as tension intensified in the House of Representatives over the unfolding budget padding scandal. The ...

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