• Group urges EFCC to probe National Assembly over budget padding scandal

    Group urges EFCC to probe National Assembly over budget padding scandal

    A group named `Conscience Nigeria’, on Monday in Lagos, urged the EFCC to investigate the leadership of the House of Representatives over alleged N40 billion budget padding.

    The Executive Director of Conscience Nigeria, Mr Tosin Adeyanju, made the plea during a peaceful protest at the Lagos office of the EFCC.

    He called for the immediate interrogation of the principal officers of the House fingered in the allegation.

    The former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibril, had named himself and some […]

  • SERAP asks Dogara, others to step aside as EFCC probes budget padding scandal

    SERAP asks Dogara, others to step aside as EFCC probes budget padding scandal

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, requesting him and other principal officers “suspected to be involved in the alleged budget padding to step aside pending the outcome of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other agencies.”

    The letter dated July 29, 2016 and signed by SERAP executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, stated that, “Following confirmation received by SERAP from the EFCC […]

  • Budget padding scandal: Jibrin storms DSS office, seeks Dogara’s arrest

    Budget padding scandal: Jibrin storms DSS office, seeks Dogara’s arrest

    The immediate past Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Friday stormed the headquarters of the Department of State Services, Abuja, to seek the arrest of the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, for his role in the alleged budget padding.

    In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Jibrin said he was at the DSS headquarters as of 7.30pm on Friday to call for the arrest of Dogara and other members involved in the padding.

    He […]