JUST IN: Senate Suspends Ningi Over Budget Padding Claims.



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Senator Abdul Ningi, the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has been suspended for three months.

The Senate  leadership under the leadership of the Senate President Godswill Akpabio, suspends Senator Abdul Ningi for three months over allegations of padding in the 2024 Budget on Tuesday under a rowdy session in the red chambers.

A member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, 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.

More details later.