Budget padding: DSS retirees’ pension rises by N6.32bn

  Retirees from the Department of State Security (DSS) are among the lucky Nigerians whose pension appropriation in the current budget was favourably padded. Findings by New Telegraph revealed that while a budget of N7.65 billion was originally presented, a total sum of N13.97 billion was eventually approved for the secret police retirees, indicating a difference of about N6.32 billion. According to the budget document obtained by our correspondent, a sum of N3.71 billion was also approved for retirees of another organ of the secret security outfit, the Nigerian Intelligence…

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Buhari media organization commends SERAP, Judiciary over ruling on budget padding

The Buhari Media Organizations (BMO) has commended the Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects (SERAP), a non-governmental organization and the Judiciary over a ruling on budget padding. The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had ruled, compelling the Federal Government to probe allegations of padding and stealing of about N481billion from the 2016 budget by some principal officers of the National Assembly. In a statement in Abuja, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) said it is historical ruling by Justice Muhammed Idris and it is clear that the anti-graft war is becoming…

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BREAKING: Reps lifts suspension on Abdulmumin Jibrin

The House of Representatives Tuesday lifted the 180-day suspension slammed on the erstwhile chairman of the appropriation committee, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin for alleged false allegations of budget padding against the leadership. Speaker Yakubu Dogara who announced the lifting of the suspension at the plenary disclosed that Jibrin has written a letter of apology and fulfilled all conditions imposed on him by the House. According to the speaker, “He has fulfilled all the conditions by writing this letter and so he is free to resume his legislative duties whenever he wants…

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