Saturday, 30th September 2023

Budget padding

7 Jun 2020
The House Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has cleared Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) of Financial Impropriety. Chairman of the House Committee on SDGs, Mr. Rotimi Agunsoye declared it was untrue that the office of the OSSAP-SDGs was appropriated N33 billion in the 2020 budget assented by the…
27 Mar 2017
It also asked President Buhari to urgently stop alleged ongoing attempts by some principal officers of the National Assembly to divert N40 billion of the N100 billion allocated by government as ‘zonal intervention’ in the 2017 budget.”
21 Oct 2016
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday struck out the suit of Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, challenging his suspension from the House.
2 Oct 2016
In the nation’s history the battle against corruption, which began from independence is still the issue, what do you make of that trajectory? Corruption has been with us even prior the independence.
29 Sep 2016
The House of Representatives yesterday suspended former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Dr. Abdulmumini Jibrin, for 180 legislative sitting days, which is one calendar year.
3 Sep 2016
But there are grave implications when people fear the government. According to John Basil Barnhill in 1914 : where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.
30 Aug 2016
A Lagos-based lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo, who assessed the issue from the point of law, concluded that the term ‘padding’ is not used to describe any crime in the Criminal code, Penal Code or any law in Nigeria. He also bared his mind on the court of Appeal, Abuja, which reversed the decision of Justice Okon Abang in Abia governoship tussle.
29 Aug 2016
The former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibril, had named himself and some Principal Officers of the House as beneficiaries of illegal running costs amounting to billions of naira.
24 Aug 2016
No doubt Nigerians are waiting to see how the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will resolve the crisis of ‘budget padding’ currently affecting the leadership of the House of Representatives, where it controls the majority.
20 Aug 2016
In a bid to clear his name in the allegations of padding in this year’s budget, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has submitted himself for investigation by the Police.
20 Aug 2016
Sacked chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Appropriation, Mr Abdulmumini Jibrin has faulted the clean bill of health given the 2016 budget by the body of principal officers ...
16 Aug 2016
Legally speaking, these courts or judges are judges of concurrent jurisdiction. Each judge is entitled to decide any case the way he or she understands it. But there is a situation, where there is the need for caution.


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