Breaking News: Reps in rowdy session

The House of Representatives on Wednesday erupted into a rowdy session after the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, recognised the Chairman, Rules and Business, Emmanuel Oker-Jev, to move a motion just as another member; Aliyu Madaki was putting up his hand to be recognised.


Dogara recognised Oker-Jev, who moved his motion amid heavy noise on a purported collective breach of members due to the budget padding allegations raised against some principal officers by former chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

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Jibrin was, at that point, seen to be walking around the chamber under the close watch of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

The motion was, however, passed and referred to the ethics and privileges committee, which would look into the matter.

At this point, some members began shouting “Dogara, Dogara.”

When Madaki was recognised to speak, he was barely heard, as scores of lawmakers were screaming all the more.



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