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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 moves to save aviation industry from ‘imminent collapse’

House moves to save aviation industry from ‘imminent collapse’

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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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    Reps: Jibrin inserted funds into film village budget without Buhari’s knowledge

Reps: Jibrin inserted funds into film village budget without Buhari’s knowledge

The federal house of representatives has accused Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriation committee, of corruption — same offence Jibrin accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers of the chambers of.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Abdulrazak Namadas, spokesman of the house, deaid Jibrin was himself involved in smuggling fake projects into the budget.Namdas also described him as [...]

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    Reps say FG has failed in its responsibilities to IDPs

Reps say FG has failed in its responsibilities to IDPs

The house of representatives has accused the federal government of failing in addressing the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.The legislators said this in a document released in Abuja by its committee on IDPs, refugees and federal government initiatives on north-east region and signed by the chairman of the committee, Sani Zoro.The representatives said FG's support services are not [...]

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    Reps probes EU ban on Nigeria’s dried beans exportation

Reps probes EU ban on Nigeria’s dried beans exportation

The house of representatives has mandated its committees on agriculture, and commerce and industry to investigate the extension of ban on the exportation of Nigeria's dried beans into European countries.This followed a motion by Ferdinand Nwankwo (PDP-Anambra) under matters of urgent public importance on Wednesday, which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.Moving the motion, Nwankwo explained that [...]

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    US accuses 3 reps of soliciting sex from hotel housekeeper, prostitutes in Ohio

US accuses 3 reps of soliciting sex from hotel housekeeper, prostitutes in Ohio

The house of representatives has commenced investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against three of its members by the United States (US).Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house, disclosed in Abuja on Thursday.“We are in receipt of a letter from the US ambassador, alleging misconduct by some members of the national assembly, who attended a training programme in the United [...]

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Reps de-list petroleum products from list of regulated commodities

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