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$17 billion in stolen crude oil to be investigated by the Federal Government

Nigerian lawmakers are set to investigate whether $17 billion in undeclared oil and fuel exports were stolen by companies and various government agencies under former president ”Goodluck” Ebele Azikiwe  Jonathan, in office for five years until his defeat to current President Muhammadu Buhari in April, 2015. Buhari, a former military ruler and …

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Budget Padding: Abdulmumin Jibrin gives conditions to appear before House Committee on Ethics and Privileges

Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges except the hearing is made public. He gave the condition on Wednesday after the house resolved to investigate him over his allegations against four principal …

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Police Corruption: Special police squad ‘get rich’ torturing detainees and demanding bribes in exchange for freedom

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published on 21 September 2016. In Nigeria: You have signed your death warrant, former detainees told …

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Budget Padding: Commotion in House of Reps as members settle for probing Abdulmumin Jibrin

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to conduct an investigation into the allegations of tampering with the 2016 budget by some of its members. This followed a point of order brought under Matters of Privilege by the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Emmanuel Oker-Jev. It would be …

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Budget Padding: Ex-Appropriation chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, absent as House resumes

Former chairman of House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was missing from plenary when the House returned from eight-week recess on Tuesday. Expectations that the House would move to address the budget padding scandal raised by Mr. Jibrin were left hanging. Mr. Jibrin, the lawmaker at the centre of …

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Budget Padding: Dogara desperately begged us to forgive him, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, begged the north east caucus of the lower chamber for forgiveness over his alleged role in padding the 2016 budget. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Jibrin said the budget was marred with so many frauds …

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Budget Padding: Update on Abdulmumin Jibrin’s lawsuit against the CUPS organisation

Abuja – The N5 billion lawsuit filed by Abdulmumin Jibrin against the CUPS organisation for publishing stories about the budget padding had its first hearing today, Tuesday 20th September 2016,  at the FCT High Court 36, Apo, Abuja. Neither Abdulmumin Jibrin nor his senior lawyers attended the hearing. However, Mr …

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Federal Government demands back payment of $635m from Total and Agip for undeclared crude oil shipped out of Nigeria between 2011 and 2014

Cash strapped Nigeria’s Federal Government is  demanding $635million from two multinational oil companies, Agip and Total for undeclared crude oil shipped out of the country between 2011 and 2014. Two cases have been filed at the Federal High court in Lagos by senior lawyer and Senior advocate of Nigeria, Professor Fabian …

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Budget Padding: SERAP sues the EFCC at Federal High Court, seeks Dogara’s trial in court

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara  must be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and prosecuted over allegations of budget padding. A Nigerian group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is pursuing an order of  the Federal High Court in Abuja to actualise this. And it has …

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Youths adopt petition against Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin over contract fraud

The National Youth Council of Nigeria has adopted a petition written to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission urging the commission to investigate Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, and the Federal Commission for refugees, migrants and Internally Displaced Person over alleged multi million naira …

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