Monday, July 22, 2019

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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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    House suspends Jibrin for 1 year over budget-padding allegations

House suspends Jibrin for 1 year over budget-padding allegations

The house of representatives has suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriations committee, over an alleged breach of legislators' privileges.He is also "barred from positions of responsibility in the house until the end of the 8th assembly".The breach in question were the budget-‎padding allegations he levelled against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, four other principal officers and other lawmakers.Jibrin, who failed [...]

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    House all set to decide Jibrin’s fate as ethics committee concludes hearing

House all set to decide Jibrin’s fate as ethics committee concludes hearing

The house of representatives committee on ethics and privileges has concluded its probe into the alleged breach of lawmakers' privileges by Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman on appropriations.Jibrin had accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and four other principal officers of padding the 2016 budget.On Wednesday, Emmanuel Oker-Jev, chairman on rules and business, had moved a motion that lawmakers' privileges were breached as [...]

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    Jibrin to colleagues: A stand with Dogara is a stand with fraud

Jibrin to colleagues: A stand with Dogara is a stand with fraud

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of reps committee on appropriations, says "a stand with Dogara is a stand with fraud".Responding to the invitation letter which the committee on ethics wrote to him, the lawmaker expressed shock that the panel was investigating him for alleged breach of lawmakers privileges, rather than probe the budget padding allegations he levelled against the leadership of the [...]

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    The struggle has just begun, Jibrin warns Dogara

The struggle has just begun, Jibrin warns Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, used legislative tricks to save himself by not opening the budget padding allegations to debate.But he insisted that "the struggle has just begun", even warning that he would not appear before any house committee except its hearing is made public.Earlier, the house had descended into a [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced discreet investigation into allegations of “budget padding” levelled against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, TheCable understands.As part of the investigation, the agency invited finance directors of federal ministries and agencies to come with the details of their draft budgets and what was finally approved by the national assembly.The directors are [...]

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