Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Omolori emerges national assembly clerk

Omolori emerges national assembly clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) has confirmed the appointment of Sani Omolori as clerk of the assembly.Prior to the appointment, Omolori was the clerk of the house of representatives, and acting clerk of the national assembly.Adamu Fika, executive chairman of the commission, confirmed Omolori's appointment in a letter.The letter said the appointment was in recognition of his "hard [...]

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    ‘Jibrin-Dogara feud shows APC leadership is incompetent’

‘Jibrin-Dogara feud shows APC leadership is incompetent’

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the intervention of his party in the feud between Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and Jibrin Abdulmumin, the former appropriations committee chairman, is commendable but it is coming late.Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Frank described the situation as an "embarrassment" and proof of the [...]

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    Jibrin accuses Dogara of bribing reps with $25,000 each

Jibrin accuses Dogara of bribing reps with $25,000 each

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former appropriations committee chairman of the house of representatives, has accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, of bribing members with $25,000 to sign a vote of confidence register.Jibrin, who took to Twitter on Wednesday, said the register was opened at Dogara's Asokoro guest house located at Wilbeford Juta crescent."Fellow Nigerians, in a desperate attempt, corrupt Speaker Dogara and the 3 others [...]

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    Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Ejike Mbaka, a reverend father and spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, has lamented the effects of the country's economic recession on the masses, saying Nigerians may vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Mbaka, who supported Buhari's election, said it is high time the president understood that "things are going wrong".The Catholic priest in a recent message published by Punch, said [...]

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    APC: We are yet to broker peace between Dogara and Jibrin

APC: We are yet to broker peace between Dogara and Jibrin

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is still trying to broker peace between Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman, appropriation committee of the house representatives.Speaking after a four-hour meeting with Jibrin on Tuesday, Lawal Shuaibu, the party's deputy national chairman north, said consultation on how to resolve the feud is sill going on."We are discussing with them [...]

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    Jibrin appears before APC disciplinary panel

Jibrin appears before APC disciplinary panel

Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, has arrived the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat to appear before a disciplinary panel.He arrived the APC headquarters on Tuesday in a Toyota Land Cruiser jeep marked BWR 768 AM, at a few minutes after 2 pm.Jibrin's appearance at the secretariat is sequel to a letter on [...]

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    EFCC bars journalists from premises

EFCC bars journalists from premises

The Economic and Financial ‎Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday barred journalists from its facility.Journalists were at the ‎at the EFCC headquarters to follow up on the petition by Abdulmumin Jibrin against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and 11 others.‎Jibrin arrived at the EFCC office to meet with Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the commission, over the "budget padding" [...]

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    Dogara should go to jail, Jibrin says after petitioning ICPC

Dogara should go to jail, Jibrin says after petitioning ICPC

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house appropriations committee, says he has submitted a petition at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and 11 others.Speaking after submitting his petition at the ICPC headquarters on Monday, Jibrin said if the accused could be prosecuted, found guilty and sent to jail, it would [...]

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    Jibrin: Obasanjo is not wrong, just that we keep living in denial

Jibrin: Obasanjo is not wrong, just that we keep living in denial

Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman of the house of representatives appropriation committee, says the comment of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo about lawmakers being corrupt is not "completely wrong".Some members of the national assembly had reacted angrily to Obasanjo's statement, but speaking during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, Jibrin said his colleagues enjoy living in denial.He said the corruption in the house [...]

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    Jibrin lied, nobody attempted to break into our  office, says appropriation committee

Jibrin lied, nobody attempted to break into our office, says appropriation committee

The appropriation committee of the house of representatives has denied the allegation that its staff were threatened on the orders of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house.In a letter made available to journalists on Saturday, Abel Ochigbo, clerk of the committee, said nothing of such happened."Our attention has been drawn to the report alleging shutdown, seizure and packaging/relocation of the [...]

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    Jibrin: I am confident that Dogara will be arrested

Jibrin: I am confident that Dogara will be arrested

Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee, says he is confident that Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, will be arrested.Jibrin has been engaged in a war of words with the speaker whom he had accused alongside some principal officers of an attempt to illegally add N40 billion to the 2016 budget.Dogara and other officials Jibrin mentioned have denied [...]

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    Reps appropriations committee disowns Jibrin

Reps appropriations committee disowns Jibrin

The appropriations committee of the federal house of representatives has said that the actions of Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman, do not reflect the position of the committee.Addressing a press conference on Friday, Chris Azubogu, deputy chairman of the committee, said the sacked chairman of the committee single-handedly worked on the budget at an undisclosed location for three weeks.According to him, he had [...]

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    Our convention will go on as scheduled, says PDP

Our convention will go on as scheduled, says PDP

The caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party's convention scheduled for August 17 will hold as planned.Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja had earlier ruled that the caretaker committee was illegal and could not conduct any function on behalf of the party.But in a statement issued on Thursday, Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman [...]

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    Jibrin: Dogara tried to break into my office to destroy vital documents

Jibrin: Dogara tried to break into my office to destroy vital documents

Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman of the federal house of representatives committee on appropriations, has accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, of attempting to break into his office to tamper with documents critical to the allegations of budget padding against him.Last week, Jibrin had alleged that Dogara, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker, Alhassan Doguwa, whip and Leo Ogor, the minority leader of an attempt [...]

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    Court sides with Sheriff, stops PDP convention

Court sides with Sheriff, stops PDP convention

A federal high court in Abuja has granted the application filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop the convention scheduled to be organised on August 19 by the Ahmed Makarfi caretaker committee.The plaintiffs are Sheriff; Wale Oladapo, national secretary; Dennis Alonge-Niyi, deputy national youth leader; Bashir Maidugu, deputy national legal adviser; Hanatu Ulam, [...]

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    Jibrin calls Dogara ‘shameless fraud’, says he’ll never apologise

Jibrin calls Dogara ‘shameless fraud’, says he’ll never apologise

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former house representatives chairman on appropriations, has told Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, that he "will not and will never apologize to a shameless fraud in high office who has glaringly abused public trust".In a statement he released by himself on Wednesday, Jibrin said he had approached the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the [...]

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