• Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declined hearing of a case filed by Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin, seeking to stop his planned suspension by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, held that due to the limited time, the court would not be able to hear and deliver ruling in the matter before the expiration of the vacation.

    Abang said it was proper for the court to return the case file to the Chief Judge […]

  • 2016 Budget padding: Jibrin arrives at ICPC office to submit petition against Dogara … See photos

    2016 Budget padding: Jibrin arrives at ICPC office to submit petition against Dogara … See photos

    Former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has arrived the office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, to submit his petition against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers of the lower legislative chamber.

    Jibrin had recently accused the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor of attempting to pad N40bn into the 2016 budget.

    Earlier on Monday, Jibrin had taken to his […]

  • Budget padding controversy: Jibrin lying against Dogara – Reps

    Budget padding controversy: Jibrin lying against Dogara – Reps

    The House Committee on Appro­priation yesterday disowned its former chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, saying his recent allegations against Speaker Yakubu Dogara are completely untrue.

    The lawmakers expressed disap­pointment that Jibrin has been econom­ical with the truth as they disclosed that it was the former chairman who kept the budget to himself for three weeks, working on it without input from other members of the committee.

    Vice-Chairman of the Commit­tee, Chris Azubogu who addressed the press at the National Assembly in company with other […]

  • ‘I’m ready to provide evidence against Dogara’ – Hon Jibrin

    ‘I’m ready to provide evidence against Dogara’ – Hon Jibrin

    Abdulmunin Jibrin, former chairman of house committee on appropriations, says he is ready to substantiate his allegations against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, and three other leaders f the house.

    Following his removal as chairman of appropriations committee, Jibrin had accused Dogara; Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker; Alhassan Ado Doguwa, house whip; and Leo Ogor, house minority leader, of padding the 2016 budget with N40 billion.

    In a statement released through his lawyers on Friday, Jibrin urged the lower […]