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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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    Saraki, Dogara direct n’assembly management to address grievances of workers

Saraki, Dogara direct n’assembly management to address grievances of workers

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, have directed Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, to resolve issues that led to workers strike on Tuesday.The workers, protesting the non-payment of outstanding salaries and allowances, prevented the lawmakers from sitting on Tuesday.In a statement, Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to the senate president on media, said Saraki [...]

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    Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

The house of representatives has adjourned plenary till Tuesday over faulty microphones in the chamber.The problem has made the lower legislative chamber adjourn plenary for the third time in a week.On Wednesday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, said some microphones were not functioning because they got burnt during a power surge.The speaker said while the lawmakers were awaiting the manufacturers to [...]

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    EXTRA: Faulty microphones force house of reps to adjourn

EXTRA: Faulty microphones force house of reps to adjourn

The house of representatives was forced to adjourn its plenary on Wednesday as a result of faulty microphones.The lower legislative chamber adjourned at about 1pm after some of the microphones continued to malfunction.A similar situation was experienced in recent past, causing the lawmakers to be inaudible when speaking from their seats.On Wednesday, the situation worsened, forcing Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    Doctors separate conjoined twins at UniAbuja hospital

Doctors separate conjoined twins at UniAbuja hospital

A team of doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT.Nuhu Kwajafa, a doctor with Global Peace Initiatives, confirmed the success of the operation that took the team several hours on Tueadsy.Writing via his Instagram account, he said the twins were born in June 2018 and are both boys.According to Kwajafa, [...]

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    National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the national assembly needs more funds to be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively.The governor said this while delivering a lecture at the second convocation and awards ceremony of the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja.The former speaker of the house of representatives said his argument might be unpopular, but [...]

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    Dogara swears in APC rep from Kogi

Dogara swears in APC rep from Kogi

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has sworn in Haruna Isah, a newly elected federal lawmaker from Kogi state.The speaker swore him in at plenary on Wednesday.Isah was elected during August's bye-election in Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency. He contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC).The election was conducted to fill the vacancy created by the death of Umar Jibrin, [...]

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    Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the 2019 polls is not under threat over the delay in the passage of budget for the polls.He said there is a N300 billion in the 2018 budget set aside to take care of contingencies like the conduct of the elections.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess in July, President [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day parade — first time in three years

Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day parade — first time in three years

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, were conspicuously absent at the Eagle Square, Abuja, during the 2018 Independence Day parade.Since 2015, this is the first time that both men would miss the programme orgamised on an annual basis.President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), all attended [...]

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