• Police re-invite Jibrin for questioning over budget padding scandal

    Police re-invite Jibrin for questioning over budget padding scandal

    The Police Special Investigation Panel (SIP) has re-invited former House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin for questioning over his petition on alleged padding.

    The panel, it was learnt, wants him to clear some grey areas in the petition

    Jibrin is expected to appear before the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Amodu Ali-led panel either today or on Monday.

    The SIP has shifted the planned interrogation of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun , Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority […]

  • Don’t judge Dogara, others over budget padding scandal – Gbajabiamila

    Don’t judge Dogara, others over budget padding scandal – Gbajabiamila

    The leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Monday said fellow lawmakers and by extension all Nigerians, should not judge the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers accused of “insertions” of billions into the 2016 budget.

    Gbajabiamila made the appeal Monday in a statement to his colleagues made available to National Assembly reporters.

    “Yes, allegations have been made but I strongly believe judgment should not be passed based on allegations. We operate a constitutional […]

  • DSS seals Reps appropriation c’ttee secretariat over budget padding scandal

    DSS seals Reps appropriation c’ttee secretariat over budget padding scandal

    Agents of Nigeria’s secret police, Department Security Service (DSS), on Saturday sealed the secretariat of the House Committee on Appropriation, according to report.

    The closure marked the latest development in the ongoing political and media war between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a lawmaker from Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over alleged manipulation of line items and figures in the 2016 Appropriation Bill.

    Mr. Jibrin began working to oust Mr. Dogara from office a day after the Speaker […]

  • Saraki Absent as Dogara meets Buhari over budget crisis

    Saraki Absent as Dogara meets Buhari over budget crisis

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari, The meeting, which was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was believed to be part of efforts aimed at resolving the 2016 budget controversy.

    The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however, did not attend the meeting which lasted about 30 minutes.

    The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President […]