Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the eight national assembly is the most persecuted in Nigeria's history.Speaking during the valedictory session of the lower legislative chamber in Abuja on Thursday, Dogara said the lawmakers worked in a "toxic" atmosphere".He said some of the lawmakers were victims of harassment and incessant arrests over false accusations.The speaker, however, said [...]

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    Dogara denies joining speakership race

Dogara denies joining speakership race

Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house of representatives, has denied reports that he had joined the race to retain his position as speaker in the 9th Assembly.There are reports that Dogara is interested to become the presiding officer of the ninth lower legislative chamber.But in a statement on Sunday, Turaki Hassan, his media aide, said the "fake news" is [...]

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    Dogara: Current house of reps best performing in Nigeria’s history

Dogara: Current house of reps best performing in Nigeria’s history

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber under his leadership is the best performing in Nigeria's history.Dogara said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while receiving awards from the UK parliament and the Nigerian government in recognition of his "exemplary leadership" and contribution to passage of Ease Of Doing Business bills respectively.He also said the [...]

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    Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have asked the leadership of the national assembly to speedily pass the national tobacco control regulations.In a statement co-signed by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of ERA/FoEN, and Oluseun Esan, alliance coordinator of NTCA, the groups pleaded with Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has pledged commitment to full implementation of the financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary.Speaking at the opening of a two-day conference in Abuja on Thursday, Abdulaziz Yari, NGF chairman, said the implementation will ensure the highest level of transparency and openness in governance.Represented by Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi state governor, the NGF chairman said governors [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria's major problem is lack of leadership.He said Nigerian leaders have mastered "the art of political witchcraft" that sustains them in politics.Dogara was speaking at a conference of young lawmakers organised by the "Not Too Young To Run" movement, in Abuja.“Our so-called leaders have mastered the art of political witchcraft so [...]

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    Press freedom not negotiable, says Dogara

Press freedom not negotiable, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says press freedom is fundamental to good governance and democracy. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a conference on world press freedom day organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigation Journalism (PTCIJ), Dogara said freedom of the press is not negotiable.He said a free press is important to the survival of democracy [...]

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    Dogara kicks against ‘forced leadership’ in 9th assembly

Dogara kicks against ‘forced leadership’ in 9th assembly

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has advised against imposing leaders on members of the ninth national assembly.Dogara spoke during the induction of senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect in Abuja.The speaker said it is advisable to allow the leadership of the upper and lower legislative chambers emerge from the legislators instead of being forced on them.He advised [...]

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    ‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against setting a dangerous precedence by declaring elections inconclusive.INEC had declared elections inconclusive in at least six states, including Bauchi where the speaker hails from.Addressing a national executive council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday in Abuja, Dogara cited election cases [...]

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    Race for Dogara’s successor begins as north-central APC drums support for members

Race for Dogara’s successor begins as north-central APC drums support for members

The  All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the north-central is demanding that the speakership of the house of representatives be zoned to the region.Members of the caucus said they contributed heavily to the victory of the ruling party during the general election.Yakubu Dogara, the incumbent speaker, is likely not returning to the position having joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which currently [...]

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    Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied having any dealing with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.In an interview with The Punch, Okoye said the allegation that the speaker is his client has no basis.He said he has only seen Dogara once and it was from a distance.The All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Card reader rejects Dogara’s fingerprint

Card reader rejects Dogara’s fingerprint

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, experienced some challenges while trying to vote at his polling unit in Bauchi state on Saturday.Dogara arrived at his polling unit at Gwaranga Primary School in Bogoro local government area at 9:45am.The card reader, however, failed to authenticate his fingerprint, forcing him to use the authentication form to vote.Gimbiya, his wife, however, [...]

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    Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Dogara: N30,000 minimum wage not enough

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says N30,000 as national minimum wage is not enough to sustain Nigerian families.Dogara said this during the house of representatives public hearing on the new minimum wage organised in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari had transmitted the bill to the national assembly after its approval by the national council of state.The council [...]

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    Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship, says Dogara

Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says those who swore to defend and protect the country's democracy have set it on fire.In a statement on Saturday, Dogara said the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari is a notice to the world that "Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship."The speaker said [...]

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    Dogara: N’assembly not against Buhari — we’re only exercising our independence

Dogara: N’assembly not against Buhari — we’re only exercising our independence

Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, says the national assembly does not hate President Muhammadu Buhari but it is only exercising its independence.Speaking on Saturday during a Peoples Democratic arty (PDP) event in Bauchi, he said: “None of us hates President Buhari and we are not against him, but we are only exercising our independence as contained in the constitution.“We [...]

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