Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Reps spokesman describes Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian on record

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria.Namdas – who was reacting to a statement by Obasanjo, who on referred to the national assembly as "a den of corruption" occupied by "unarmed robbers – said Obasanjo is the most corrupt Nigerian on record.The former president also recommended that the ongoing anti-corruption [...]

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    Reps say NO to use of coins as legal tender

Reps say NO to use of coins as legal tender

The house of representatives on Wednesday rejected a motion seeking to enforce the use of coins as legal tender.Mojeed Alabi, who sponsored the motion, argued that the use of coins as legal tender would boost business transactions and reduce inflation.He also prayed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) consider the possibility of re-dominating the naira as a means of [...]

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    Jibrin: I have rejected Dogara’s Peugeot gift, my colleagues should do the same

Jibrin: I have rejected Dogara’s Peugeot gift, my colleagues should do the same

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, has faulted the decision to buy 360 Peugeot cars for lawmakers.In a statement issued on Saturday, Jibrin said he had dedcided to reject the car, calling on his colleagues to do the same.He said the money used in buying the cars should have been spent on internally displaced persons (IDPs) or [...]

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    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, court to decide in December

Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, court to decide in December

Twenty nine constituents of Kiru/Bebeji in Kano state have taken Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to court over the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, their representative in the lower chamber of the national assembly.Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days for allegedly breaching the privileges of lawmakers.The breach of members privileges arose from the budget padding allegations he [...]

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    ‘It’s a scam’: Nigerians warned against investing in MMM

‘It’s a scam’: Nigerians warned against investing in MMM

The house of representatives has vowed to investigate the Monrodi Moneybox (MMM) scheme in a bid to "save Nigerians from falling prey to fraudsters".The rate of Nigerians investing in the MMM scheme has been on the rise in the last three months.The resolution of the house to investigate the scheme was sequel to a motion sponsored by Saheed Fijabi.While moving [...]

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    Suspended Jibrin ‘splashes N100m’ on constituents

Suspended Jibrin ‘splashes N100m’ on constituents

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, has empowered his constituents of Kiru/Bebeji in Kano state with start-up packages worth N100 million.Jibrin has accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and four other legislators of padding the 2016 budget with N40 billion.In a statement on Wednesday, his media office said the empowerment programme was in commemoration of 100 days [...]

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    Jibrin: I have no doubt that Dogara will be jailed

Jibrin: I have no doubt that Dogara will be jailed

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of representatives committee on appropriations, says he has no doubt that Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, is going to jail for allegedly padding the 2016 budget.Marking the 100th day since he commenced his "crusade to expose the budget fraud", Jibrin restated his call for the arrest of the accused persons.He vowed not to back down, and [...]

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    20 people owing Nigeria N1.2trn, says house spokesman

20 people owing Nigeria N1.2trn, says house spokesman

Abdulrazak Namdas, chairman house of representatives committee on media and publicity, says 20 individuals are owing the federal government N1.2 trillion.Addressing journalists on Thursday, Namdas said recovery of the money would help the country in its time of recession."As we all know we are in a recession AMCON was established between 2007 and 2009 as a response to the global [...]

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    Reps invite IGP over shooting of Joseph Izu, 3sc defender

Reps invite IGP over shooting of Joseph Izu, 3sc defender

The house of representatives has invited Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over the shooting of Joseph Izu, a defender of the Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC), Ibadan.Izu was holidaying in his home town of Okaki in Rivers state when he was allegedly killed by men of the joint task force (JTF).At a press conference in Port Harcourt, the military told [...]

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    Buhari asks reps for approval to borrow $30bn

Buhari asks reps for approval to borrow $30bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested that the house of representatives approve of a federal government (2016-2018) external borrowing plan to the sum of $29.960 billion.Buhari also sought a slight amendment of Budget 2016, asking that a total of N180 billion be moved from various line items to the the other in the country's appropriation act.In a letter read on the [...]

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    Jibrin slams N1bn suit on reps after suspension

Jibrin slams N1bn suit on reps after suspension

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says he has filed fresh charges against the lower chamber of the national assembly, seeking, among seven reliefs, N1 billion in damages.In a statement on Friday, Chukwuma Nwachukwu, his counsel, said Jibrin asked the court to declare that the resolution passed by the house suspending him was in breach of Section [...]

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    Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

The federal high court in Abuja has sacked Stella Ngwu and Dennis Agbo from the house of representatives over their "unlawful emergence".Okon Abang, the judge, ruled that the emergence of the duo representing Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Eze North/Udenu federal constituencies, respectively, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was unlawful.The ruling was sequel to prayers by Gabriel Okafor and [...]

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    Jibrin to DSS: Well done on Chibok girls but do something about Dogara

Jibrin to DSS: Well done on Chibok girls but do something about Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to quickly arrest Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, because he is dancing "skelewu" with public funds at the lower legislative chamber."Well done, President Muhammadu Buhari and the DSS on the Chibok girls. Every single life is important even if they will return home one [...]

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    PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

PDP reps praise FG for ‘courage’ to end bogus charges against Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives says the federal government corrected itself by withdrawing the forgery charge against Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.The duo was alongside Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Ben Efeturi, former deputy clerk, accused of forging the senate standing rules in June 2015.In [...]

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    Dogara sealed off my office to destroy evidence, says Jibrin

Dogara sealed off my office to destroy evidence, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, sealed up his office to destroy evidence on the budget padding allegations he levelled against him and four other principal officers.In a statement on Friday, Jibrin said he was not allowed to take away his personal belongings before his office was sealed on Thursday."You may [...]

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    Jibrin: Dogara has done his worst but he’ll hear from my lawyer

Jibrin: Dogara has done his worst but he’ll hear from my lawyer

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and the four other principal officers he accused of padding the 2016 budget have done their "worst" by suspending him but it has not changed the allegations.Earlier, Jibrin was suspended after the house approved the recommendations of the ethics and privileges committee, which investigated Jibrin [...]

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