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Senate Suspends Bauchi Senator, Ningi, Over Alleged False Allegation

The Senate has suspended Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) over alleged false allegation that the National Assembly
inflated the 2024 budget by a staggering N3 trillion.
At the Tuesday, March 12 plenary meeting in the Red Chamber, he was placed on suspension.
Godswill Akpabio, the president of the Senate, led the meeting.
Akpabio lamented that Ninig has completely caused destruction of the Senate’s integrity.
A member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, first 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 to six months.
However, it was agreed that the Bauchi lawmaker will be suspended from the Senate for three months without pay.
Recall that Senator Abdul Ningi, in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Saturday, alleged that the National Assembly padded the 2024 budget with N3.7 trillion.
The Bauchi Central Senator also claimed that the 2024 budget passed is N25tn while the one being implemented by the Presidency is N28.7tn.

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