Monday, April 22, 2019

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    Name the 325 members supporting you, reps challenge Dogara

Name the 325 members supporting you, reps challenge Dogara

Members of the Transparency Group of the house of representatives say they are not ready to negotiate any terms with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, over the "budget padding" affair.Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former appropriations chairman, accused Dogara and 12 others of padding the budget by inserting unnecessary projects.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the group over the weekend, Yusuf Bala Ikara said that [...]

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    Omisore is Dogara’s godfather, says Jibrin

Omisore is Dogara’s godfather, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, appropriations committee of the house of representatives, has alleged that Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, is the "godfather" of  Yakubu Dogara.In a letter addressed to John Oyegun, chairman of the APC, Jibrin said he made "an error of judgement" in supporting Dogara to be speaker.He said it took few weeks after the election [...]

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    I hope Dogara is arrested, says Jibrin

I hope Dogara is arrested, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house representatives committee on appropriations, says with the huge sums allegedly moved from the house account on Yakubu Dogara's instruction, he hopes that the speaker is arrested before he "steals everything".Moments after Dogara issued a statement on Saturday, denying the allegations that he padded the 2016 budget, Jibrin took to Twitter to launch yet [...]

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    Dogara: I never said I was above the law

Dogara: I never said I was above the law

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, on Saturday said the media misconstrued his statement regarding the crisis rocking the house.Dogara said he was quoted out of context when he addressed journalists at the presidential villa after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, and also after a meeting with civil society groups in Abuja.In a statement issued on his [...]

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    Jibrin: I cry for Nigeria because we continue to respect corrupt people

Jibrin: I cry for Nigeria because we continue to respect corrupt people

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives appropriations committee, says he "cries for Nigeria" because of the culture of respecting corrupt people, which is to the detriment of the country.In a statement on Thursday, Jibrin, who explained how the committee was used for fraud in padding of the 2016 budget, said it was a diversionary plan by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, [...]

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    Dogara: We are privileged… we can’t be prosecuted over budget

Dogara: We are privileged… we can’t be prosecuted over budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says no member of the national assembly can be investigated or charged to court for performing the constitutional responsibility of lawmaking, including budget scrutiny.Speaking on Thursday during a dialogue session with civil society groups in Abuja, Dogara said the 2016 budget had been controversial from the beginning, but it took dialogue, “compromise [...]

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    We depend on the N100 levy paid by our members, says APC

We depend on the N100 levy paid by our members, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says its main source of finance is the N100 registration fee from about 12.7 million members in its data base.Lawal Shuaibu, deputy national chairman of the party, said this on Thursday while briefing reporters at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.Shuaibu said the registration fee goes a long way in helping the ruling [...]

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    APC ‘will not’ sanction anyone for budget padding

APC ‘will not’ sanction anyone for budget padding

Lawal Shuaibu, deputy chairman (north) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party has no plan to sanction any of its members on the alleged budget padding in the lower chamber of the national assembly.For weeks, Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, has accused Yakubu Dogara and others of padding the 2016 budget through [...]

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    Jibrin: Dogara is afraid… He has so much to hide

Jibrin: Dogara is afraid… He has so much to hide

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives appropriations committee, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker and other principal officers of the lower chamber "obviously have so much to hide, so much to fear".In a statement released on Tuesday, Jibrin also said Dogara and others wanted him out of his position because of his independent-mindedness and resistance to corruption.This allegation is the [...]

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    APC ‘could sanction’ Jibrin over budget padding allegations

APC ‘could sanction’ Jibrin over budget padding allegations

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has scolded Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives appropriations committee, for flouting the party's order of "ceasefire" and commenting on the budget padding allegations he levelled against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and 11 others.In a statement on Sunday, Jibrin levelled fresh allegations against the speaker.The [...]

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    Jibrin: Two governors preventing me from seeing Buhari

Jibrin: Two governors preventing me from seeing Buhari

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriations of the house of representatives, says two unnamed governors and three lawmakers are blocking his access to President Muhammadu Buhari to prevent him from stating his own side of the "budget padding" story. In a statement on Sunday, Jibrin accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and the 12 others he accused of padding the 2016 budget are after his [...]

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    Buhari in private meeting with Dogara

Buhari in private meeting with Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, at the presidential villa.Bashir Ahmad, special assistant to the president on new media, disclosed this on Twitter.This is the first time the president is meeting the speaker‎ since July 21, when Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house, levelled allegations of corruption against the leadership of [...]

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    APC bars Jibrin from publicly making allegations against Dogara

APC bars Jibrin from publicly making allegations against Dogara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the federal house of representatives, to stop levelling allegations against the leadership of the lower chamber in public.The party said this through Lawal Shuaibu, its deputy national chairman, north, in a letter to Jibrin on Thursday."As you are aware, the party, and indeed the government, has not been [...]

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    Jibrin acting like a one-man riot squad, says Dogara aide

Jibrin acting like a one-man riot squad, says Dogara aide

CID Maduabum, deputy chief of staff to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriation committee of the house, has been acting like a “one-man riot squad”.Responding to the allegations that Dogara bribed members with $25,000 to sign a vote of confidence register for him, Maduabum said Jibrin has decided to be [...]

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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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