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Budget padding crisis beyond APC now – Chief Whip

The Chief Whip of the House of Representative, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has said the crisis rocking the House had gone beyond the All Progressives Congress. Allegations of budget padding and corruption leveled against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and the leadership

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Dogara under fire for saying padding not corruption

Prominent groups and individuals have berated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, for claiming that budget padding is not an offence. Dogara, after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, said that he would

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Dogara gave $25,000 to each Rep, says Jibrin

A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on the speaker. Jibrin claimed that Dogara

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Tension in House of Reps over plot to remove Dogara

There was a palpable tension in the House of Representatives on Monday over an alleged plot to remove the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, over the budget padding allegations made by a former Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin

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Budget padding-Resign now, political scientist blasts indicted lawmakers

Prof. Jonah Onuoha of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has called for the resignation of some principal officers of the House of Representatives. Onuoha told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu

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Budget padding- tension intensifies around Dogara

There is a palpable tension in the House of Representatives over an alleged plot to remove the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, over the budget padding allegations made by a former Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, aljazirahnews

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House Leader, Gbajabiamila, breaks silence, reacts to budget padding scandal

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has broken his silence over the budget padding scandal rocking the lower chamber, following accusations of budget fraud made against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others by former appropriations committee chairman, Abdulmumin

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How we pad budgets every year — lawmaker

Last week, a member of the House of Representatives, Lawal Gumau, appeared on Sunrise, a current affairs programme on Channels Television. In the interview, the lawmaker, a member of a pressure group in the House, Transparency Group, spoke frankly about

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Saraki reportedly budgets N2bn for recall of ‘disloyal senators’

By Gaaden Puun, Abuja After the recent reshuffling of key committees in the Senate by embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, indications are rife that he has budgeted about N2bn to deal with lawmakers perceived to have been the brains behind

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Budget padding- 113 lawmakers call for probe

Ever since former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, began accusing the speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara of fraud, the speaker’s camp has framed the issue as an attack on the entire House. But several

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