• Reps summon Jibrin again

    Reps summon Jibrin again

    The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to allow Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin into the National Assembly premises for the purpose of defending himself before the Ethics and Privileges Committee following fresh petitions against him.

    This followed a motion by Rep. Ossai Ossai, the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.

    Moving the motion, Ossai explained that the motion followed the receipt of two fresh petitions against Jibrin by the National Youth Council.

    Ossai said, […]

  • Investigate Jibrin over alleged falsification of assets declaration,Group says

    Investigate Jibrin over alleged falsification of assets declaration,Group says

    The National Youth Council of Nigeria, anti- corruption unit, says alarm that the former chairman House of Representatives, Appropriation Committee, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibirin should be investigated for allegedly presenting wrong information in his asset declaration form with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB).

    The group claims the suspended lawmaker operated foreign accounts.

    Addressing newsmen  in Abuja on Monday, the  coordinator of the group, Mr Ifeanyi Okonkwo  claimed that from its investigation,  Jibrin owned at least five accounts with Barclays Bank of London […]

  • Jibrin backs Obasanjo, says NASS is truly corrupt

    Jibrin backs Obasanjo, says NASS is truly corrupt

    Embattled member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin has supported claims by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the National Assembly is corrupt.

    Abdulmumini also said that Speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara in collaboration  with some private entities designed a model to divert allocation meant for the House to private use when he was Chairman House Services Committee in the 6th Assembly.

    Speaking on Friday, Jibrin said “He remained the custodian and supervisor of the scam as Chairman House services committee […]

  • Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.

    Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.

    Muqaddam […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dogara heads cabal that can go to any length to protect their interest – Jibrin

    Dogara heads cabal that can go to any length to protect their interest – Jibrin

    Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdumumin Jibrin has alleged that a cabal headed by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara will go to any length to protect their interest.

    Jibrin had recently accused Dogara, his Deputy; Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Ado-Doguwa and Miniority Leader; Leo Ogor of padding the 2016 budget to the tune of N30bn. -budget-jibrin

    Following his earlier allegations, the lawmaker was summoned to appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to shed light on […]