Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Abdulmumin Jibrin"

    Jibrin: Gbaja has comfortable lead to become speaker

Jibrin: Gbaja has comfortable lead to become speaker

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, has a "comfortable lead" to become speaker of the 9th assembly, according to Abdulmumin Jibrin, his campaign spokesman.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Jibrin said the support Gbajabiamila currently enjoys cuts across party lines.The All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the next speaker had endorsed Gbajabiamila as its choice [...]

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    Jibrin: Osun election should be a wake up call for APC

Jibrin: Osun election should be a wake up call for APC

Abdulmumin Jibrin, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, says the way the Osun governorship election went should be a wake call for the ruling party.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 254,699 ahead of Isiaka Oyetola of the APC who had 254,345 votes.The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a Kano lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, says governors should be stripped of immunity if state police must be created.Jibrin said the governors cannot enjoy immunity and have control over the police at the same time.Nigerian state governors are immune to prosecution while in office.The lawmaker said if the argument for state police succeeds, "you cannot give the governors [...]

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    2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says at least four governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 election.The lawmaker said the governors, whose identities he did not disclose, have a “cross-party arrangement” with the APC.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Jibrin said: [...]

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    Impeachment: We have started collecting signatures in support of Buhari, says Jibrin

Impeachment: We have started collecting signatures in support of Buhari, says Jibrin

Members of the house of representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari say they have started collecting signatures to back the president in the ongoing rift between the executive and national assembly.The lawmakers, under the auspices of Parliamentary Support Group (PSG), also said they stand by their claim that lawmakers in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were behind the impeachment threat [...]

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    ‘You complain of persecution but can’t tolerate constitutional ventilation’ — Jibrin fires back at reps

‘You complain of persecution but can’t tolerate constitutional ventilation’ — Jibrin fires back at reps

Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, has taken a swipe at his colleagues after they accused him of falsehood.On Wednesday, the lower legislative chamber resolved to probe his comment on the ongoing rift between the national assembly and the executive arm of government.Jibrin had led some lawmakers to kick against the impeachment threat the national assembly issued [...]

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    Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

A federal high court in Abuja has declared as illegal the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, by the house of representatives.In 2017, the house suspended Jibrin for 180 legislative days after he alleged the padding of 2016 budget.He had accused Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, and other principal officers of allegedly attempting to [...]

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    The recall of Jibrin and the fight against corruption

The recall of Jibrin and the fight against corruption

Muhammadu Buhari, once a military ruler of Nigeria, was finally elected President in 2015 after four grueling attempts. In between, he once wept in public to express his lamentation at the deepening leadership deficit in the country, but more fundamentally, the direct object of his regret was the failure to be elected as the leader widely believed to be equipped [...]

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    Jibrin resumes at house of reps — after 180 legislative days suspension

Jibrin resumes at house of reps — after 180 legislative days suspension

Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, has resumed his duties.The lawmaker entered the lower legislative chambers at about 11:40am during plenary on Wednesday.He was recalled from suspension by the house on Tuesday, following a letter of apology which he is said to have written to the house.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, who had announced the letter, [...]

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    Jibrin meets Buhari, says 16-month suspension a learning curve

Jibrin meets Buhari, says 16-month suspension a learning curve

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Although he was suspended for 180 days, he has spent over 400 days without being recalled.Speaking with state house correspondents, Jibrin said the suspension had been a learning curve.He also said he did not visit the villa to seek [...]

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    I never met with Buhari, Jibrin replies Dogara

I never met with Buhari, Jibrin replies Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriation, says President Muhammadu Buhari never tackled him on budget padding allegations he raised against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.Jibrin had alleged that the leadership of the house padded the 2016 budget to the tune of over N284 billion.But in his biography, ‘A Reed Made Flint’, authored by Dele Momodu, publisher of [...]

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    Dogara and budget padding: A nightmare that won’t go away

Dogara and budget padding: A nightmare that won’t go away

BY JOSEPH GEORGEAfter months of suspense and seeming inertia, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has begun probe into the budget padding allegations labelled against the Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers by his estranged associate Abdulmumin Jibrin.Sometime last year, Jibrin who was house committee chairman at the time alleged that this quartet padded the 2016 budget [...]

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    You took a risk by signing 2017 budget, Jibrin tells Osinbajo

You took a risk by signing 2017 budget, Jibrin tells Osinbajo

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says Acting President Yemi Osinbajo took a risk by signing the 2017 budget.The acting president had questioned the extent of changes made to the 2017 appropriation bill by the federal lawmakers, who replied that the national assembly acted within the law and is not a rubber-stamp body.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    Kano APC reverses ’embarrassing’ expulsion of Jibrin

Kano APC reverses ’embarrassing’ expulsion of Jibrin

The Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reversed the expulsion of Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, describing the situation as embarrassing.Kano APC on Saturday said Jibrin remains a "strong", and "essential" member of the party.Bashir Yahaya Karaye, public relations officer of Kano APC, said in a statement that a party official breached protocols [...]

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    Saboteurs at work… APC hasn’t expelled me, says Jibrin

Saboteurs at work… APC hasn’t expelled me, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says he has not been expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Thursday, Sani Ranka, chairman of the party in the local government area of Kano state, said a unanimous decision was taken to expel Jibrin for alleged anti-party activities.But reacting in a statement, the suspended lawmaker described the report of his [...]

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    EFCC invites Jibrin over 2016 budget padding allegations

EFCC invites Jibrin over 2016 budget padding allegations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, over the budget padding allegations he made against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and other legislators.In a letter dated June 9 and addressed to Jibrin, Michael Wetkas, acting head of extractive industry fraud section, said it was imperative for him to appear at [...]

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