• Dogara makes U-turn, says ‘I am not above the law’ over Budget Padding

    Dogara makes U-turn, says ‘I am not above the law’ over Budget Padding

    Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives appears to have modified his stance on the propriety of the alleged padding in this year’s budget in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.

    Dogara yesterday denied reports suggesting that he could not be investigated or prosecuted over the scandal. He also said reports credited to him as saying padding was no offence under the law were untrue.

    He said his comments on the alleged budget padding were misrepresented and Nigerians now see him […]

  • Budget padding: You are not above the law – Sagay, Odunmaki, others slam Dogara

    Budget padding: You are not above the law – Sagay, Odunmaki, others slam Dogara

    Prominent Nigerians and lawyers have faulted the claims by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara that he could not be investigated or interrogated over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Reacting to Dogara’s claim, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, said the Speaker was wrong for saying no one can question him.

    He maintained that nobody was exempted from prosecution or interrogation.

    His words, “There is no such thing. There is no such legal status in the […]