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SENATE SUSPENDS LAWMAKER OVER BUDGET PADDING COMMENTS

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The Senate has suspended the senator representing Bauchi Central, Senator Abdul Ningi over allegations of padding of the 2024 Budget.

Senator Ningi was suspended for three months through an unanimous decision after a long 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 of Cross River State, moved for the amendment of the motion by Ibrahim, praying for the reduction of the tenure of suspension.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio who described Ningi’s offences as grievous, said the upper chamber had been subjected to ridicule as the parliament was bashed by Nigerians.

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