Monday, April 22, 2019

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has accused northern elders of being silent in the face of the insecurity in the region.The speaker said while the elders in Borno and other northern states criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over killings, they have kept mum under the current administration.Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

The national assembly witnessed significant events in the year 2018. Some of these occurrences were also unprecedented following the tides of political happenings during the year. No one ever thought that a senate president would defect from a ruling to an opposition party. It was quite an interesting year and here are some highlights of major events brought to you by [...]

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    Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the "failure" of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to rein in on "unruly" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers is an indication that they planned to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari was booed by some lawmakers when he presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the [...]

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    How lawmakers prevented Saraki, Dogara from giving speeches during budget presentation

How lawmakers prevented Saraki, Dogara from giving speeches during budget presentation

The 2019 budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari ended abruptly after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, failed to give his remarks.Dogara failed to give his speech because the lower legislative chamber was rowdy.Before it got the speaker's turn to speak, some lawmakers had already booed and cheered the president while he gave his speech. Some of them [...]

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    Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has pleaded with lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber not to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari by staging a protest during thebudget presentation.TheCable learnt that aggrieved lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who did not get tickets to contest the 2019 polls were planning to protest against the president.Some Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says whatever one keeps in care of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), never dies.Dogara said this on Saturday while speaking at the wedding reception of Hassan Ishaya Hassan, his nephew, and Mafeng, his wife, in Abuja.The speaker said Abubakar is the candidate that would take the country [...]

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    Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed worry over the distribution of cash to the public ahead of the 2019 general election.Through its TraderMoni scheme, the federal government has been giving N10,000 loans to petty traders.Speaking at public hearing on vote-buying organised by senate and house of representatives committees on electoral and political party matters, Dogara said [...]

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