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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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House of Reps Speaker Dogara Fires His Close Friend As Committee Chairman

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, has announced the replacement of the chairman, house committee on appropriation. Until the announcement, Abdulmumin Jibrin representing Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, was chairman of the committee. But he has now been replaced with Mustapha Dawaki Bala, representing Kudu/Warawa federal constituency of Kano state. Jibrin grew unpopular with his colleagues when he was accused of voting ...

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Nigerian Lawmakers Fight Dirty Over Debate On Immunity for Their Leaders

Lawmakers in Nigeria’s House of Representatives yesterday ‘fought’ over a debate on whether or not their leaders should enjoy immunity like the president and state governors. The Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, had sponsored a bill which sought for an amendment to Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to give immunity to the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Reps, ...

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