Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    I’ll give details of 2016 budget controversies in future, says former committee chair

I’ll give details of 2016 budget controversies in future, says former committee chair

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the federal house of representatives committee on appropriation, says he will discuss details of the controversies around the 2016 budget, in future.At the close of plenary on Wednesday, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced that Jibrin had been replaced with Mustapha Dawaki Bala as chairman of the committee.But speaking to journalists later, Jibrin stated that he loved his job [...]

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    Dogara: In politics, you don’t have to be in one party forever

Dogara: In politics, you don’t have to be in one party forever

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says a politician does not have to be in one party forever.According to Dogara, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “politics in Nigeria is not a straitjacket approach”.He also spoke of the anti-graft war of the current administration, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not targeting members of [...]

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    Dogara: All firms doing business in Nigeria should list on NSE

Dogara: All firms doing business in Nigeria should list on NSE

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, says all companies doing business in Nigeria should be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).Speaking at the closing gong of the Nigerian bourse on Friday, Dogara said that the parliament would strengthen capital market laws to empower regulators to sanction erring operators.“Today's visit underpins the fact that we pay serious [...]

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    Doctors agree to suspend strike but FG’s sack order still in force

Doctors agree to suspend strike but FG’s sack order still in force

The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to suspend its strike after a meeting with other health sector stakeholders on Tuesday.The association's leadership also appealed to members to relax until the next meeting scheduled for July 14.The decision emanated from the meeting between resident doctors and other stakeholders, organised by Yakubu Dogàra, speaker of the [...]

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    Resident doctors postpone start of nationwide strike

Resident doctors postpone start of nationwide strike

The proposed indefinite strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) scheduled to commence Thursday, has been suspended for one week.The association announced this on Wednesday after a meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.The meeting was convened at Dogara’s instance and presided over by him according to a statement issued by his spokesman [...]

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    Dogara introduces electronic voting

Dogara introduces electronic voting

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has announced the introduction of electronic voting system into the conduct of the activities of the lower chamber.In a statement on his website, Dogara said the adoption of the e-voting system was in compliance with the eighth assembly’s legislative agenda."Consequently, forms have been distributed to individual members to collate their data ahead [...]

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    Nigerians should wait patiently for Buhari, says Dogara

Nigerians should wait patiently for Buhari, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the Preisdent Muhammadu Buhari-led government has the capacity to provide solutions to the problems confronting the country.He urged Nigerians to “wait patiently” for the result of the policies of this administration.Dogara congratulated Nigerians for celebrating 17 years of uninterrupted constitutional democratic rule.He said Nigeria's democracy has come of age, but added [...]

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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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