• 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 […]

  • Why we ‘padded’ 2016 budget – National Assembly shares reasons

    Why we ‘padded’ 2016 budget – National Assembly shares reasons

    The National Assembly on Sunday responded to allegations of padding of the 2016 budget.

    It said the padding was done to reflect the policy thrust of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

    The media had on Sunday been awash ‎with allegations of budget padding by the National Assembly, adding that only one minister did not have problems with the budget when it was discussed at the emergency Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on Friday.

    There was […]