N33b budget padding: House clears Orelope-Adefulire
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…
Group writes Buhari, urges trial of officers indicted for budget padding
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.”
Odinkalu: Padding and all, Buhari should take responsibility for 2016 Budget
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.
House of Reps suspends Jibrin for 180 legislative days
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.
‘Padding is not in Nigerian laws’
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.
Group urges EFCC to probe NASS over budget padding
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.
Budget padding: Gbajabiamila submits self to Police for probe
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.
Budget padding: Jibrin faults Dogara, body of principal officers’ clean bill of health to 2016 budget
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 ...