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Members of the House of Representatives opposed to continued leadership of the House by Yakubu Dogara are considering moving a vote of no confidence against the Speaker and the entire leadership.

The House, as well as the Senate, will reconvene tomorrow, Tuesday, after a lengthy recess that started on July 21.


Supporters of the Speaker are, however, also preparing to block any move against Mr. Dogara, who is accused of budget fraud.
Mr. Dogara’s backers are expected to give him a standing ovation at the end of his speech opening the new session.

Allegations of budget fraud and abuse of office, which became known as budget padding scandal, were leveled against Mr. Dogara and some other lawmakers by Abdulmumin Jibrin, who was removed as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee shortly before the House went on the recess.
Mr. Dogara denied the allegations.

In the wake of the allegations, some members formed the Transparency Group and called for the prosecution of the Speaker and other accused persons.
A key member of the group, who asked not to be named, told newsmen ahead of Tuesday’s resumption that efforts were on to mobilise lawmakers against Mr. Dogara.

“But we have not concluded (on moves to remove the Speaker),” the source said, revealing that the vote of no confidence agenda was being considered.

He said they would decide later tonight whether to go ahead with the agenda.

“IT WON’T HAPPEN”
However, a source in the leadership of the House said the agenda would not materialise.

“While they are planning (the vote of no confidence), others are planning to pass vote of confidence in the leadership of the House,” the source said.

“I want you to know that after the prayer, first thing tomorrow is the Speaker’s speech. In the speech, he will welcome everybody and address all the issues and the allegations. Then, his supporters will rise to give him standing ovation, which will be followed by a vote of confidence.
“So, I doubt if those planning vote of no confidence will still go ahead.”

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  1. Jibril has made the hallow chambers that was supposed be more respected and dignified an hullabaloo for unnecessary discussion and comments all over the country... if I may ask are there no guilding rules that check mate the attitudes of an honorable member? This guy should be suspended for 6months or 1yr without any allowances... The house that is supposed to be respected is now in a state of ignominy,which in not good for democracy... jibril should be suspended...

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    1. Real respect is earned, not given as a gift. Has any of them in that house really earned the respect you are talking about? We are in a society where the Chiefs are Thieves,the "Honourable" are in reality Dishonourable and majority of the citizens are tools in the hand of the crooked "Leaders". In societies that works, every gravious allegation must be investigated. Dogara and Co, should simply defend themselves rather than persecuting the whistle blower.

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  2. Nigeria jagajaga! Apc scatter scatter! poor man de suffer suffer!.....crime and hunger everywhere!...... Trarara! Trarara!
    Apology to Baba Idris Abdul Kareem. Hehehehehe! Make I no plagiarize joor! I don't have the money to install anti plagiarism software. Hehehehe!
    Apc change dole! Sai Baba!

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  3. AdinoBoss, with all due respect wouldn't it rather be proper for the house to look into the matter along with the anti-agencies rather than writing off Hon. Jubril's allegations. From moral perspective, Mr. Jubril is in perfect position to make such allegations and such will be considered credible enough to be payed diligent attention to. It is said that "... we begin to die when we stop paying attention to things that matters".

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    1. Mr Arinze,i can understand you clearly..if you go deeply into this issues all parties will be involved in this padding issues... my most concern is that the hallow chamber has a rule,just the way a cheers game has a rule... Issues of such natures is to be treated in the hallow chamber not been publicized as a propaganda,they just want Nigerians to be distracted and making um-useful comments... This issue on padding has been in the system from the first assemble till date but the bad part i dont like about it is padding the budget and not executing the job you padded for a particular constituency... Most of this issues been raised are not new,so the house should at this time pass a bill that will put a stop to honorable members putting or padding projects in the budget and not executing them...

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