Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Thursday.Accompanied by some of his supporters, Dogara announced that he had pulled out of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)."I have decided to come back," Dogara told the jubilant crowd.He also submitted the 2019 expression of interest and nomination [...]

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    PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the return of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, shows that the issues which led to his exit in 2014 have been resolved.In the past weeks, prominent members of the national assembly, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, have defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Dogara, however, is yet [...]

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    Sources: Oshiomhole plotting Dogara’s removal

Sources: Oshiomhole plotting Dogara’s removal

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), wants Yakubu Dogara removed as speaker of the house of representatives.A source told TheCable that Oshiomhole has been meeting with party members, particularly lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber, in a bid to remove Dogara.The source said the APC chairman intensified efforts to oust the speaker after news broke that [...]

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    ‘Dump APC now’ — Dogara’s constituents present PDP nomination form to him

‘Dump APC now’ — Dogara’s constituents present PDP nomination form to him

Supporters of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, presented nomination and expression of interest forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to him on Thursday, urging the speaker to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The constituents thronged Dogara's Abuja residence, saying they decided to present the PDP forms to the speaker as a result of "injustice meted [...]

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    Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is confused.The party said this in reaction to reports that the speaker had defected to the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and obtained forms to recontest his seat.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said the political future of Dogara is bleak, accusing him of anti-party activities while in [...]

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    Dogara finally defects, picks PDP nomination form

Dogara finally defects, picks PDP nomination form

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has reportedly picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form to return to the lower legislative chamber.The development is an indication that the speaker has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.Dogara was said to have picked the form, and that of expression of interest, on Wednesday.PUNCH quoted a [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    Dogara: Until we have mechanised farming, any talk of progress in agriculture is cheap

Dogara: Until we have mechanised farming, any talk of progress in agriculture is cheap

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says as long as Nigerians are not running mechanised farms, any talk of progress in the agricultural sector is cheap.Dogara said this in an interview he granted to Daily Trust.The speaker said there is no way the country could feed its increasing population if its farmers are using crude implements [...]

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    Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says many of his colleagues come to him with wicked problems.Speaking during an interview with Daily Trust, the lawmaker said there is no job in Nigeria that is as demanding as speakership.He narrated his experience in coordinating the affairs of members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly."It’s absolutely true [...]

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