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Federal Lawmaker Arraigned In Court For Certificate Forgery

A member of the House of the Senate, Nse Ekpenyong, was on Thursday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged forgery of a polytechnic diploma. Mr. Ekpenyong represents the Oron Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State. The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), which arraigned the …

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Professor of Law Debunks National Assembly’s Power To Issue Endless Summons

Sadly since 1999, the National Assembly has continued to violate the principle of separation of powers embedded in the Constitution in the name of conducting investigations, though its committees, under Section 88 and 89 of the Constitution, and in pretence that it is committed to exposing or combating corruption in …

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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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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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On Budget padding: DSS Operatives seal House of Reps Appropriation Committee Secretariat

The crisis rocking the House of Representatives over alle­gations of padding the 2016 budget took a different di­mension yesterday with the sealing off of the secretariat of the Appropriations Com­mittee by officers of the De­partment of State Services (DSS). Room 1.05 office of the embattled former Appropria­tion Committee chairman was …

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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: Obasanjo lashes at Lawmakers, suggests to Buhari on how to deal with “Criminal Lawmakers”

Responding to Obasanjo’s comments, the Senate said. yesterday that it was not prepared to join issues with the former president. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi simply said in a text message that “Senate has no Comments.” But reacting to former President Obasanjo’s comments …

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Why Dogara sacked Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former Chairman house of Reps Appropriation Committee

The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was removed from his position as a consequence of his serial betrayal of his colleagues and other government officials, especially the executive, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, removed Mr. Jibrin’s ouster as chairman of the …

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