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Just In: Whistle-Blower Lawmaker, Hon. Jibrin Suspended From House of Reps

Whistle-blower lawmaker, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been suspended by the House of Representatives.

The lawmaker from Kano at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal was on Wednesday suspended fron the house for 180 legislative days.

The House seats three days in a week and this consequently means that Mr. Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year.

In a motion recommended by House Ethics Committee chairman, Nicholas Ossai, and adopted by the whole House, Jibrin will also not be able to hold any position of responsibility for the span of the current National Assembly.

On 21st July, the former Appropriations Committee Chairman raised the alarm about illegal insertions into the 2016 budget by the leadership of the House.

The scandal has been regarded by many as Africa’s biggest parliamentary scandals in recent memory.

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