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N17bn fraud charges: Jibrin in fresh trouble

There were indications on Friday that former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, was already seeking cover from possible arrest by the police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a fresh twist to his budget ‘padding’ allegations against the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other …

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Budget Padding Scandal: It is an all out war, Jibrin sues Dr. Idris Ahmed, Dogara threatens to sue Jibrin and the Premium Times

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday gave seven-day notice to a former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, to retract and apologise for his recent public pronouncements against him. Mr. Dogara said Mr. Jibrin’s publication of a series of “libellous” materials in …

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Budget Padding Scandal: Jibrin accuses Dogara of trying to break into his office to destroy vital evidence

Jibrin Abdulmumin, former chairman of the federal house of representatives committee on appropriations, has accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, of attempting to break into his office to tamper with documents critical to the allegations of budget padding against him. Last week, Jibrin had alleged that Dogara, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker, Alhassan …

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Secret Companies Of Pro-Saraki Senator Umaru David Who Laundered Billions For Abacha Uncovered In Tax Havens

In his native Niger State, David Umaru, the All Progressives Congress senator representing Niger East Senatorial District is something of a folk hero. He was a thorn under the skin of the immediate past administration of Governor Mu’azu BabangidaAliyu. He was an unwavering critic and soon gained the reputation of a whistleblower …

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Ex-govs fraud cases: AGF lists Saraki, Akpabio, Daniel, Odili, Ladoja for fresh probe, trial

Senate President Bukola Saraki, factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, are among 31 former governors whose alleged corruption cases investigated by the anti-graft agencies are likely to be reopened soon. The PUNCH had exclusively reported on Tuesday that the Attorney …

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Meet the Yahoo Boys – Nigeria’s undergraduate conmen on Internet

Many undergraduates in Nigerian universities dabble in internet fraud. Nicknamed “yahoo-yahoo” after the international web portal and search engine, this perfidy has become a way of life for the young con-artists. Many of these fraudsters – dubbed “yahoo-boys” – have become filthy rich. Some have been caught by the law. …

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Dogara threatens legal action, demands retraction from Abdulmumin Jibrin

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the former Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Jibrin Abdulmumin, to retract all allegations of corruption against him and tender an unreserved apology or face legal action. Abdulmumin, however, described Dogara’s threat of legal …

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Budget Padding: 100 Reps want Dogara, Jibrin, Lasun, and others to be prosecuted

ABUJA — Members of the House of Representatives, under aegis of Transparency Group, yesterday, told the anti-graft agencies to wade into alleged padding of the 2016 budget by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; his deputy, Yusuf Lasun; Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa, and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, and ensure credible investigation. The …

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Budget Padding: Jibrin, strikes again, says Dogara took bribes from agencies, multinationals

Embattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has struck again, this time with new revelations about how Speaker Yakubu Dogara allegedly perpetrated a massive shakedown of administrators of government agencies and multinational firms operating in the country. Mr. Jibrin raised the allegations in an email to …

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Nigeria’s Kleptocracy (ruling by thieves) has been steal money forever – Here is how to stop it

In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria’s kleptocracy undermines the regime’s ability to combat Boko Haram, a deadly terrorist movement that has displaced two million people in the country’s war-ravaged northeast. In a new Council on Foreign Relations corruption brief, “Improving …

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