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After 75 days, Senator Ningi returns to NASS 

After serving 75 days out of the prescribed 90 days, the Senate recalled Ningi, who was suspended on March 12, 2023, for accusing its leadership of fraudulently smuggling projects into the 2024 budget. Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) finally returned to the National Assembly after his suspension, which lasted 75 days instead of 90 days. Senator Ningi seemed excited to be back in the Senate and was among the first legislators to arrive at...

BREAKING: Senate recalls suspended Senator Abdul Ningi

Senator Ningi was suspended on March 12, 2024 over allegations of budget padding. The Senate has pardoned and resolved to recall Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central). This followed a motion for the unconditional recall of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi by Deputy Minority Leader Sen. Abba Moro (PDP, Benue South) during Tuesday’s plenary. The motion was co-sponsored by Senators Olalere Oyewumi (PDP, Osun West) and Osita Ngwu (PDP, Enugu West). Presenting his motion, Senator...

Budget Padding: “Ningi’s suspension an internal matter that has been dealt with” – Senator Adaramodu

Ningi had earlier given Akpabio a seven-day ultimatum to lift the suspension placed on him. Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South) has disclosed that the suspension of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) has been addressed by the Senate. The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adaramodu revealed this while speaking with journalists of the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to the lawmaker, Ningi’s fate is a decision of the 108 senators...

Ningi gives Akpabio seven-day ultimatum to lift his suspension 

Ningi through his lawyer, Femi Falana warned that if the suspension is not lifted in the next seven days he would drag the Senate before the Federal High Court. Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central), has given an ultimatum to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, demanding that he lift the suspension placed on him. This was disclosed in a letter dated 27th March 2024, through Ningi’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), who warned...

Barely 48 hours, Yar’Adua replaces Ningi as chairman Northern Senators Forum

Senator Sumaila Kawu was also replaced with Senator Tahir Monguno as the new Northern Senators Forum (NSF) Publicity Secretary   Barely 48 hours after the resignation of Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) as Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum (NSF), Senator Abdulaziz Yar’Adua (APC Katsina Central), has announced his emergence as the new Chairman. This was a sequel to the unanimous endorsement by Senators across the three geo-political zones in the North who also appointed...

Budget Padding: Senate suspends Ningi for 3 months

Ningi had earlier mentioned that he is not moved by a possible suspension. According to him, it will be an honour. The Senate has voted in favour of a three (3) months suspension of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) over his allegations of N3trn padding in the 2024 budget. It maintained that should Ningi tender an apology and show some remorse, the matter will be deliberated within the Senate and he will be...

Budget Padding: “I am not afraid of suspension” – Senator Ningi defies Senate

Senator Ningi revealed that the interview he had with the BBC was personal and not for the Northern Senators Forum. Senators have begun to go against each other following allegations of a N3 trillion padding to the 2024 budget. Trouble began when Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) made claims that the 2024 budget was padded with the sum of N3trn. Following these allegations, several Senators came out to deny these claims. READ ALSO: Budget...

Northern senators uncover padded 3trn in Tinubu’s 2024 budget

The Northern Senators forum chaired by Senator Ningi said the unexplained increase in the 2024 budget was unacceptable and questionable.  The Northern Senators Forum has alleged that its consultants have uncovered N3trillion unexplained increase in the N28 trillion 2024 budget previously signed by President Bola Tinubu.  The inexplicable increase, which was biassed against Nigeria in general and the North in particular, was deemed unacceptable by the forum.  This was stated by the forum’s chairman, Senator...

No provision for census in 2024 budget – Ningi

The Senate appropriation chair, however, assured that the committee would search the 2024 budget for money to cover the planned population census The Senate was taken aback by a revelation that there was no provision for the scheduled 2024 population and housing census in the budget proposal of the National Population Commission (NPC). This was disclosed by Chairman, Senate Committee on National Population Commission, Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP Bauchi Central) who informed the lawmakers about...

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