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Budget Padding: Abdulmumin Jibrin Avoids Prosecution, Goes To Exile In London

Abuja – The suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Monday vowed never to return to Nigeria unless his safety is guaranteed. Jibrin made this known in a statement in Abuja. Jibrin, left Nigeria for London last week to receive an award and take his anti-corruption campaign …

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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: 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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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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