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Jibrin exposes Reps ‘running cost’ scam

Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, continues his whistle blowing activism against the leadership of the House. In his latest alert, he  enjoined the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun to suspend the payment of running cost to his colleagues with immediate effect. He …

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Budget Padding: House of Reps suspends Jibrin for over a year

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal, for 180 legislative days. The House seats three days in a week and this consequently means that Mr. Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year. In a …

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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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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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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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Budget Padding: Federal Government launches major war against Senators and Reps

The Federal Government has started compiling the list of legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly over constituency projects earmarked for them in the 2014 and 2015 budgets, which were not executed. The sum of N100bn was earmarked for constituency projects in each of the 2014 and 2015 budgets. …

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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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