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House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by hilltop93(m): 1:15am On Jul 27, 2016
The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that it would investigate the budget-padding allegations its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, levelled against the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers.

The other three officers are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yusuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.

Jibrin had alleged that the four requested the inclusion of N40bn projects in the 2016 budget.

He claimed that his refusal to oblige the four principal officers and his opposition to several financial infractions were responsible for his removal by Dogara on Wednesday, last week.

The House said Jibrin’s allegations would be referred to the Committee on Ethics/Privileges for investigation after the House would have reconvened on September 13 from the current annual recess.

The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, told a news conference in Abuja that Jibrin would be accorded fair hearing by the committee to defend his allegations against the four principal officers.

Namdas also said the leadership of the House had decided to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-graft agencies to look into the matter, including allegations that Jibrin himself abused his office between 2011 and 2015 when he was the Chairman, Committee on Finance.

He stated, “He was alleged to have aided the use of front companies that collected funds without executing most of the projects.

“The projects have been compiled and will be referred to the anti-graft agencies to establish why the projects were fully paid for and not executed. Who collected the funds and why has Jibrin not raised the alarm about the non-execution of the projects even now?”

Concerning Jibrin’s removal, Namdas alleged that the lawmaker displayed acts of “misconduct” and “incompetence” in his handling of the 2016 budget, a development that forced members to demand his removal.

He said members were in shock when Jibrin turned round to start making allegations against the speaker instead of quietly accepting his fate.

Namdas added, “Mr. Speaker’s input to the 2016 budget was signed and delivered to him (Jibrin). If he has honour, let him release the signed inputs of Mr. Speaker and not pieces of paper that bear no acknowledged authorship.

“Our counsel to Abdulmumin (Jibrin) is for him to be real as a man by bringing up credible, authentic and verifiable documents or stubborn facts, which disclose the commission of crime on the part of any member or leader of the House.

“If he can’t, then let him go and sulk in secret over his sacking.”

Citing an instance when Jibrin reportedly brought the name of the National Assezzmbly to disrepute, Namdas alleged that he first inflated the budget by N250bn without the knowledge of either the Senate or the House.

According to Namdas, members became alarmed when the former chairman also blackmailed President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “One clear example is the insertion of funds for the so-called Muhammadu Buhari Film Village in his constituency in Kano State without the consent or solicitation of Mr. President. This has brought both Mr. President and the government to disrepute.

“Again, it was found out that he was fond of inserting projects into prominent persons’ constituencies without their knowledge to curry favour and possibly use it as a means of blackmail against them when necessary.

“One of such is the numerous projects he claimed in an interview in April 2016, to have sited in Mr. President’s home town of Daura, Katsina State, without Mr. President’s solicitation or knowledge, in a desperate attempt to blackmail Mr. President as an answer and justification for allocation of N4.1bn to his constituency.

“He did not stop there. Abdulmumin (Jibrin) went about soliciting members to nominate projects for him to help them include in the budget. When called upon to defend his actions as appropriation’s chairman, all he did was to be calling names of those members and the amount he helped included for them in the budget in an unsuccessful bid to silence them.

“To attempt to drag the name of Mr. President, honourable members and others to his new low through sundry acts of blackmail was one of the matters the House leadership found off limits and totally unacceptable.”

The House blamed the protracted budget row between the National Assembly and the Presidency on Jibrin’s conduct.

Speaking specifically on padding, Namdas said those who used the term did not understand that the power of appropriation resided in the National Assembly.

He noted that the 1999 Constitution in Section 81 (1) appropriately captured the President’s budget proposals as “estimates.”

He explained that this implied that the National Assembly was empowered to either add or reduce the estimates.

Namdas explained further, “Consequently, it is therefore an exhibition of crass ignorance, abuse of language, outright mischief and/or blackmail for a legislator, especially one who chaired the appropriation committee, to use the word padding to describe the action of parliament on the budget.

“The removal, introduction of projects or the amendment to Mr. President’s estimates in the Appropriation Bill cannot and should never be construed as an act of corruption or impropriety because it is at the core of the appropriation powers of the National Assembly as aptly enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

Reacting to the position of the House, Jibrin said his allegations were not addressed.

Jibrin stated, “Why did you take the decision to fraudulently short-change the House by taking away N40bn out of the N100bn allocated to constituency projects and distributing same to yourself and others without the approval of the House?

“Why did you approach the former House appropriation chairman with written personal requests and list of about N30bn projects to be inserted into the 2016 budget and his inability to get that done caused a major rift between you all and him?

“Why did you ignore his complaint to you that just about 10 standing committees of the House inserted over 2,000 projects worth 284bn?”



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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Perfectdanny(m): 1:27am On Jul 27, 2016
Confusion of the highest order. Useless set of people.


Can somebody tell me the exact job of the national assembly except to milk the country dry.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Nobody: 1:36am On Jul 27, 2016
And some people were blaming PMB for not hurriedly signing the padded budget.

The PhD holder in Otuoke signed padded budget for 5 years, the so called man without certificate refused to tow that wrong path.

Certificate isn't common sense.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by hilltop93(m): 2:06am On Jul 27, 2016
Even common sense is no longer common. Some have exchanged there's for plaates of fufu.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Firefire(m): 5:03am On Jul 27, 2016
hilltop93:

Even common sense is no longer common. Some have exchanged there's for plaates of fufu.

Some Zone-Bs can no longer reason properly.


Corruption in high places.

I recommend death by either hanging or firing squad for the thieves.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Paperwhite(m): 6:01am On Jul 27, 2016
Bolustic:
And some people were blaming PMB for not hurriedly signing the padded budget.

The PhD holder in Otuoke signed padded budget for 5 years, the so called man without certificate refused to tow that wrong path.

Certificate isn't common sense.
Didn't your moronic hero signed & presented the "highly padded budget of Change" to the NASS that was also highly hailed by the APC's leadership & you zombies alike? Pls carry this warped mentality elsewhere.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Nobody: 8:08am On Jul 27, 2016
There's no smoke without fire.
Let them keep blowing their laundering secrets.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by VocalWalls: 8:08am On Jul 27, 2016
Budget scandal... And Nigeria ... undecided

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by djnonny(m): 8:09am On Jul 27, 2016
Naso
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by bright007(f): 8:09am On Jul 27, 2016
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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by IMASTEX: 8:10am On Jul 27, 2016
I laugh in French. Nigeria will never cease to amaze me

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Bigblogman(m): 8:11am On Jul 27, 2016
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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by johnstar(m): 8:12am On Jul 27, 2016
undecided
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by shamsuRana(m): 8:15am On Jul 27, 2016
Bolustic:
And some people were blaming PMB for not hurriedly signing the padded budget.

The PhD holder in Otuoke signed padded budget for 5 years, the so called man without certificate refused to tow that wrong path.

Certificate isn't common sense.

grin grin

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Asuokaa: 8:15am On Jul 27, 2016
Ok

Legislatives in action
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by legendsilver(m): 8:17am On Jul 27, 2016
Paperwhite:
Didn't your moronic hero signed & presented the "highly padded budget of Change" to the NASS that was also highly hailed by the APC's leadership & you zombies alike? Pls carry this warped mentality elsewhere.
are you in Nigeria during the budget saga or this load of hate on your head confused the mushroom brain inside to reading junks from the authorless publications of wailing wailers sold under all the bridges in Lagos state.

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by anochuko01(m): 8:19am On Jul 27, 2016
this market no even sell....I.e the thread no generate trafficgrin Nigeria don tire peoplegrin

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by nwobiebuka(m): 8:20am On Jul 27, 2016
nigeria which way forward? We used to be the best thing in africa, now look at.. I weep

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by igho243454(m): 8:21am On Jul 27, 2016
problem
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by todayboy: 8:21am On Jul 27, 2016
Buhari is planning with his party to use this fake budget padding not to pass any budget in 2016

There will be no budget implementation 2016 this our APC will be deceiving Nigerians with the padded story

Buhari if you are serious implement your own budget
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by LAUWALI222(m): 8:33am On Jul 27, 2016
We must elect credible people to avoid the senseless beheviour

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Jayhansdboss(m): 8:50am On Jul 27, 2016
guys dis 1 na big padding!!! god punish all of them
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Jayhansdboss(m): 8:53am On Jul 27, 2016
god punish all of dem please say Amen!!!
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Jdesilentkiller(m): 8:55am On Jul 27, 2016
Fuji house of commotion....
By Nollywood branch of NASS


We are all tuned for more drama.
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Emmatdayo(m): 9:01am On Jul 27, 2016
Paperwhite:
Didn't your moronic hero signed & presented the "highly padded budget of Change" to the NASS that was also highly hailed by the APC's leadership & you zombies alike? Pls carry this warped mentality elsewhere.
guy, read ur post again, is their any atom of sense in it? undecided


it took the president almost 6 month to sing that budget simply becus what he submitted was not what was brought back to him.


abi no all the secret jibril dey open so?

if u no get better thing to talk just shut up
wailing wailer undecided

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Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by SAMBATLAN(m): 9:17am On Jul 27, 2016
ok

Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by Bgorgeous: 9:49am On Jul 27, 2016
Can Buhari do something about the judiciary of this country? Because if the judiciary is in place and working with credible Nigerian s .this nonsense would have stopped
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by goodguy2118: 10:21am On Jul 27, 2016
During Good luck administration it was his minister who wer sucking d country treasury. Now it is tym 4 Buhari n all his APC zombie 2 end d last life of d country's treasury.
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by MrImole: 10:59am On Jul 27, 2016
Very good
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by DrHighchief(m): 11:34am On Jul 27, 2016
A former president said the national assembly is corrupt. Are they proving him right. Let's watch as events unfold.
God Bless Nigeria...
Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by 4nobody4every1: 12:49pm On Jul 27, 2016
Bolustic:
And some people were blaming PMB for not hurriedly signing the padded budget.

The PhD holder in Otuoke signed padded budget for 5 years, the so called man without certificate refused to tow that wrong path.

Certificate isn't common sense.
Well said cool

Re: House Of Reps To Invite EFCC, ICPC To Probe Budget Scandal by ebby9z(m): 6:14pm On Jul 27, 2016
But what is this nonsense recess this guys are always going for sef?! September 13! Abi oloriburuku ni awon eleyi ni

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