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BREAKING: Senate suspends Ningi over budget padding claims
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 12 Mar 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Senate under the leadership of Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday suspended Senator Abdul Ningi from Bauchi Central Senatorial District over allegations of padding of the 2024 Budget.

Ningi was suspended for three months.

After a long stormy session in the red chamber, a member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, Jimoh Ibrahim, moved the motion for Ningi’s suspension for 12 months over allegations of criminal misinformation and breach of peace in the National Assembly and the country by extension.

However, other lawmakers like Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong moved for the amendment of the motion by Ibrahim. Ekpenyong, who is from Cross River South Senatorial District, prayed for the reduction of the suspension.

Details later…

 

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