Budget Padding Dogara secretly meets Buhari again

Dogara had visited the President two weeks ago presumably over the ongoing budget padding crisis rocking the lower chamber.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Friday, August 19, held another closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

Dogara visited the President two weeks ago presumably over the ongoing budget padding crisis rocking the lower chamber.

After his first meeting with the President, he had told State House correspondents that budget padding is not a crime, boasting that he has nothing to be afraid of concerning the matter.

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