Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    Aide: Why Dogara was absent at APC NEC meeting

Aide: Why Dogara was absent at APC NEC meeting

C.I.D Madabum, deputy chief of staff to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has explained the absence of the nation's number four citizen at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The meeting, which held at APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, had President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and other party [...]

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    Dogara absent but Buhari, Osinbajo attend APC NEC meeting

Dogara absent but Buhari, Osinbajo attend APC NEC meeting

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is not among top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party's ongoing national executive committee (NEC) meeting.President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC, are among influential APC members in attendance.At the meeting, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, conveyed the [...]

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    PDP reps warn APC: Attempt to remove Dogara will be met with fire

PDP reps warn APC: Attempt to remove Dogara will be met with fire

The Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), a group in the house of representatives, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber against an alleged move to remove Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.In a statement on Thursday, Timothy Golu, a lawmaker from Plateau and spokesman of the group, said the attempt to oust Dogara would be met "with [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara: Why we can’t reconvene national assembly

Saraki, Dogara: Why we can’t reconvene national assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, say no date has been fixed to reconvene national assembly.President Muhammadu Buhari had urged the national assembly to reconvene so as to approve N242 billion for the 2019 elections.Last week, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, said the national assembly would reconvene on Tuesday [...]

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    Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state in the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is from the local government area.There are reports that Dogara is planning to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP following his disagreement with Mohammed Abubakar, governor of [...]

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    ‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, say the situation of the Benue state house of assembly, is throwback to the period of dictatorship in the country.On Monday, Terkimbir Ikyange, ex-speaker who was recently removed from office, led six lawmakers to serve an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, the governor.The lawmakers were said to [...]

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    Dogara ‘won’t lose his position’ if he dumps APC

Dogara ‘won’t lose his position’ if he dumps APC

Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), a group in the house of representatives, says the "desperate" attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, does not defect from the party is a waste of time.Timothy Golu, lawmaker from Plateau and spokesman of the group, said this in a statement on Sunday.Golu said the APC should desist from [...]

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