• EFCC set to Invite Dogara, Lasun, others over N100bn constituency projects

    EFCC set to Invite Dogara, Lasun, others over N100bn constituency projects

    There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may invite the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, over the allegations made against them by the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Dr. Jibrin Abdulmumin.

    Abdulmumin, had among other issues, accused the speaker, other principal officers, and some House committee chairman of diverting N40 billion out of N100billion allocated to constituency projects […]

  • Budget padding: Dogara, Lasun, Ogor will be arrested soon – Jibrin

    Budget padding: Dogara, Lasun, Ogor will be arrested soon – Jibrin

    Former House of Representatives Appropriations Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin has said that Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun; and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor will soon be arrested by anti-graft agencies and charged for corruption.

    He said he was confident this would happen because of the weighty petitions he submitted to the agencies against them.

    Jibrin boasted that many Nigerians had expressed support for his campaign and were worried that Dogara was yet to be arrested.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, let me restate […]

  • How Dogara, Lasun and others smuggled billions into budget – Jibrin

    How Dogara, Lasun and others smuggled billions into budget – Jibrin

    The immediate past chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, further released more ‘incriminating’ documents purporting to show widespread fraudulent manipulation of the 2016 budget by lawmakers.

    Jibrin, who was sacked last week as the committee chair, yesterday further accused the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun and two other principal officers, of ‘smuggling’ billions of naira into the budget with fake and fictitious projects.

    The new documents, revealed how some few lawmakers allegedly applied for, […]

  • How Dogara, Lasun blackmailed multinationals, agencies to make millions – Jibrin

    How Dogara, Lasun blackmailed multinationals, agencies to make millions – Jibrin

    The former chairman of committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, Monday continued his series of revelations on the fraud and corruption allegedly perpetrated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    In a statement made available to the press, the lawmaker alleged that Dogara frequently solicits for inappropriate favours from agencies and multinational companies.

    According to Jibrin, Speaker Dogara forced an agency to grant loans and also blackmailed a construction company to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.

    Jibrin also accused […]

  • Quiz Dogara, Lasun, others for financial scam – Jibrin tells EFCC

    Quiz Dogara, Lasun, others for financial scam – Jibrin tells EFCC

    A member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Monday accused the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, of perpetrating financial fraud on behalf of entire members of the House.

    Jibrin, who was sacked by Dogara as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, said the magnitude of corruption perpetrated by Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun, Chief Whip, Hassan Ado Doguwa and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, is in contrast to the anti-corruption position of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    He asked Economic […]

  • National Assembly, most vilified arm of government – Lasun

    National Assembly, most vilified arm of government – Lasun

    Hon. Lasun Yusuf, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has decried what he called “the unfair vilification of the legislature in Nigeria”, saying that the National Assembly is the most criticised institution in the country.

    The deputy speaker stated this when he received the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies led by its National President, Mr. Bankole Bernard, on a courtesy visit.

    Mr. Yusuf said: “We have a National Assembly where everybody in Nigeria criticises what we are doing”.

    He noted that […]

  • Dogara, Lasun padded 2016 budget with N284 bn, says Jibrin

    Dogara, Lasun padded 2016 budget with N284 bn, says Jibrin

    The last has definitely not been heard on the sleazy House of Reps deal as revelations by ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Com­mittee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin con­tinued yesterday with allegation that Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his deputy, Yusuff Lasun pad­ded the 2016 budget with N284 billion.

    Jibrin in a statement issued in Abuja said the Speaker, his deputy, the Majority Whip, Alhassan Doguwa and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor illegally padded the budget us­ing 10 of the 96 […]