Friday, September 21, 2018

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No man can give power, Dogara tells politicians

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has told his fellow politicians that “no one, no matter how powerful he or she is, can give you power”.According to Turaki Hassan, Dogara’s media aide, the speaker made the remark during a thanksgiving service organised by Jagaba Adams, a Kaduna lawamaker, on Saturday.“Politicians should put their trust in God because power [...]

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    Reps summon AGF, IGP over Kogi assembly crisis

Reps summon AGF, IGP over Kogi assembly crisis

The house of representatives has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to appear before its committee on judiciary over his alleged role in the Kogi house of assembly crisis.This followed a point of order moved by Nicholas Ossai, (Delta-PDP), who cited the attorney-general's instruction to the inspector-general of police to reopen the assembly for proceedings.Ossai described the move as [...]

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    Saraki:  N’assembly will debate PIB next week

Saraki:  N’assembly will debate PIB next week

Senate president Bukola Saraki says the senate and the house of representatives will begin the debate of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) next week.Saraki made this revelation in Abuja on Monday, while speaking at a business environment roundtable on the economy, adding that both legislative chambers were working on the bill."We are both committed. We have both come out with [...]

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    Ekiti ‘invasion’: Reps ask DSS DG to appear within 48 hours

Ekiti ‘invasion’: Reps ask DSS DG to appear within 48 hours

The house of representatives has given Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), 48 hours to appear before it and explain the alleged invasion of the Ekiti state house of assembly by the DSS.The summon followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by Leo Ogor, minority leader, on Tuesday.Presenting the [...]

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    Bad laws chasing businessmen out of Nigeria, says Dogara

Bad laws chasing businessmen out of Nigeria, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the country is losing competitive businesses to neighbouring countries due to poor business environment caused by bad laws and lack of infrastructure.Dogara disclosed this when he received council members of the section of business law of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at his office in Abuja.The speaker charged the business lawyers [...]

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    PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

By ABU QUASSIM Penultimate Monday, while receiving a delegation of the International board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, articulated what many had suspected to be the position of both chambers of the eighth National Assembly on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).Dogara said [...]

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    Dogara: I gave my house to IDPs

Dogara: I gave my house to IDPs

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has advised spirited individuals to support the government in providing for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country, disclosing that he gave out one of his houses in Yobe sate to IDPs.Speaking on Sunday when he visited an IDPs camp in Benin City, Edo state capital, Dogara urged IDPs not to lose [...]

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    Dogara is speaker by force, says Melaye

Dogara is speaker by force, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi east, on Wednesday referred to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, as “speaker by force”.Melaye said this on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of Yahaya Bello, the new governor of Kogi state.While acknowledging dignitaries, Melaye, who delivered the welcome address at the event, described Saraki as “the irremovable president”.The lawmaker, who said it [...]

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    We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will hold President Muhammadu Buhari to every word and provision in the 2016 budget.Buhari had presented a N6.08 trillion budget before a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday.In his presentation, the president projected a capital expenditure of N1.8trn, which is 30 percent of the total budget.He [...]

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    Buhari insists on $38 oil benchmark for 2016

Buhari insists on $38 oil benchmark for 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2016 budget to a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday, maintaining that the oil benchmark would be at $38 per oil barrel, against the OPEC rate of $30.74 per barrel.The N6.08 trillion budget has a deficit of N2.22 trillion, and the exchange rate was pegged at N190.The capital expenditure rose from N557 billion to N1.8 [...]

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    It will be disastrous If APC failed, says ‎Dogara

It will be disastrous If APC failed, says ‎Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has appealed to the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deliver on its promises to Nigerians, saying “it will be a disaster” if the party fails.Speaking on Wednesday when he ‎received Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, at the national assembly, Dogara said it was the need for a positive [...]

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    In one day, 130 bills pass first reading at house of reps

In one day, 130 bills pass first reading at house of reps

One hundred and thirty bills passed first reading at the federal house of representatives on Thursday.Some of the bills, which were introduced to amend and repeal certain obsolete laws, include Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, National Eye Centre Act, Casino Taxation Act, Workers Compensation Act, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, Hire Purchase Act and Code of Conduct Bureau and [...]

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    Dogara: APC leaders aren’t after personal interest

Dogara: APC leaders aren’t after personal interest

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are committed to delivering the party’s campaign promises.Dogara, who expressed concern over complaints on the pace of the current administration, asked Nigerians to exercise patience.He was speaking on Saturday at a thanksgiving church service held in honour of Austine Chukwukere, an APC lawmaker representing [...]

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    A divided house cannot stand, says Dogara

A divided house cannot stand, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the country has not been able to achieve unity because state actors have been "busy fighting themselves".Speaking on Wednesday when he played host to members of the Buhari Campaign Organisation from his home state of Bauchi, Dogara called for oneness."A house divided against itself cannot stand. I pray that we invest in [...]

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    Finally, Dogara unveils committee chairmen, deputies

Finally, Dogara unveils committee chairmen, deputies

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has released a list of 96 chairmen of the house standing committees and their deputies.The development is coming four months after the inauguration of the 8th assembly.While the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) got the headship of 48 committees, 46 went the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and All [...]

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    Saraki: Meeting Buhari was not about my trial

Saraki: Meeting Buhari was not about my trial

Senate President Bukola Saraki says his ongoing trial at the code of conduct tribunal did not feature at the meeting he and other federal lawmakers held with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.Saraki said the meeting, which was at the  instance of the president, focused on ensuring smooth relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government."We discussed a number of [...]

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