• Budget padding: Jibrin writes Buhari on allegations against Dogara, others

    Budget padding: Jibrin writes Buhari on allegations against Dogara, others

    According to reports, the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking his intervention to ensure that the investigation and prosecution of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and others whom he accused of corruption, budgetary fraud and abuse of office.

    Jibrin, in the letter, alleged that some powerful forces , whose identity he did not disclose, were working with some principal officers of the House to deny him […]

  • Budget padding: I did not flee Nigeria – Jibrin

    Budget padding: I did not flee Nigeria – Jibrin

    According to reports, the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said he did not flee from Nigeria for fear of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    In a statement issued yesterday, Jibrin said the travelled to London to receive an anti-corruption award.

    Jibrin, following his removal as Chairman of Appropriation Committee, had accused the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of corruption, fraud and abuse of the […]

  • Budget padding: No one is after Jibrin, he’s running from EFCC – Rep

    Budget padding: No one is after Jibrin, he’s running from EFCC – Rep

    Herman Hembe, a member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, has accused Abdulmumin Jibrin of running away from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    Jibrin, who was axed from the house over some allegations leveled against the leadership of the 8th assembly, recently fled to London on the ground that his life was in danger.

    But in a statement on Monday, Hembe said Jibrin fled to London because ‎the anti-graft agencies were closing in on him on his past […]

  • Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Budget padding: Suspended Rep. Jibrin goes on exile

    Suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has gone on exile.

    He has vowed never to return to Nigeria unless his safety can be guaranteed.

    The embattled lawmaker who left Nigeria for London last week to receive award and take his anti-corruption campaign to international community, made his decision public in an interview aired on the London-based Ben TV, on Monday.

    Jibrin explained that his decision to flee the country was based on threats he has continued […]

  • Budget padding: Jibrin is confused, destructive to National Assembly – Galambi

    Budget padding: Jibrin is confused, destructive to National Assembly – Galambi

    A former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Yusuf Shittu Galambi, has advised members of the House of Representatives and general public not to be deterred by the accusations and character assassinations by the former chairman of the House of Representatives Commitee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on the role of Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House accused of budget padding and other matters in the National Assembly.

    He said, from the outset Jibril is more […]

  • Budget padding: How Dogara blackmailed Reps members to keep quiet – Jibrin

    Budget padding: How Dogara blackmailed Reps members to keep quiet – Jibrin

    The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Saturday, alleged that his colleagues were blackmailed into keeping silent over the issue of budget padding currently rocking the lower chamber.

    Jibrin said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, on Saturday.

    He spoke to commemorate the first 100 days of the crisis over the 2016 budget ,which earned him a 180-day suspension from the House of Representatives.

    Jibrin explained that a lot of his colleagues in the […]

  • Budget padding: Jibrin’s suspension is unconstitutional – Gbajabiamila

    Budget padding: Jibrin’s suspension is unconstitutional – Gbajabiamila

    According to reports, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the suspension of former Chairman of the House on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, as unconstitutional.

    Recall that the Lower Legislative Chamber had last week suspended the Kano-born lawmaker for a period of one year after he failed to appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges with regard to his budget padding allegations leveled against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, and some other principal […]

  • BREAKING: Budget scandal: Reps suspend Jibrin for 180 days

    BREAKING: Budget scandal: Reps suspend Jibrin for 180 days

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended the former Chairman of Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin for a period of 180 legislative sitting days.

    The House also barred Jibrin from holding positions of responsibility till the end of the 8th Assembly.

    This was contained in a report submitted by the Committee on Ethics and Privileges through its Chairman, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, which was consequently adopted by the voice votes of the House.

    The Committee had been asked to looked into the breach […]

  • Budget Padding: Why I shunned Ethics panel – Jibrin shares reasons

    Budget Padding: Why I shunned Ethics panel – Jibrin shares reasons

    Former House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, yesterday, gave reasons for his refusal to appear at the investigative hearing of the Ethics and Privileges Committee.

    Jibrin, who reiterated his lack of faith in the committee, insisting that Ossai and other members of the committee had showed bias against him, warned that his suspension could lead to a contempt of court.

    “The most important thing is that this matter is already a subject of litigation and my lawyer, Femi Falana has […]

  • Jibrin says he ready to go to jail over budget padding saga

    Jibrin says he ready to go to jail over budget padding saga

    Former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said he was ready to go to jail if the corruption allegations he raised against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three others were found to be false.

    Jibrin has continued to urge his colleagues to push for the impeachment of Dogara.

    Speaking at the weekend, Jibrin told journalists in Abuja that he stood by his allegations.

    He said his press conference was to show evidence of all the allegations, adding that […]

  • Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    According to reports, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to probe Hon. Abdulmumi Jibrin over his efforts at exposing budget fraud in House, reiterating its call for independent investigation into the allegations “rather than engaging in the persecution of the whistleblower.”

    Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House of Representatives were named in a budget padding and abuse of office allegations by Hon. Jibrin.

    CNPP in a statement […]