Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Buhari, Saraki, Dogara in ‘peace meeting’

Buhari, Saraki, Dogara in ‘peace meeting’

President Muhammadu Buhari entered a meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and selected lawmakers at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday night.A source at the presidency, who confirmed this to TheCable, refused to disclose the agenda of the meeting, but party insiders said there is a "real move" to heal the [...]

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    Buhari, Saraki ‘reunite’ at presidential villa

Buhari, Saraki ‘reunite’ at presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki exchange banters at the presidential villa in Abuja during the celebration of the 55th independence anniversary of the country.Both men sat next to each other at the ceremonial change of guards, which held at the forecourt of the villa on Thursday.The last time Buhari and Saraki were seen in public was during [...]

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    Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

Buhari writes n’assembly on $200m loan for Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the national assembly to approve a tranche of $200 million World Bank loan for Lagos state.The senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, read the letter on Tuesday when both chambers resumed from a break of six weeks.“I seek your support to facilitate the consideration and early approval of the DPO II loan [...]

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    China ‘backs’ Nigeria for permanent UN seat

China ‘backs’ Nigeria for permanent UN seat

The Chinese government has expressed its support for Nigeria’s bid to secure a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.China made its stance known on Monday, when the speaker of the People’s Parliament of China, Zhang Dejiang, met with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of Nigeria’s green chamber.Dogara who communicated the development to Nigerians via Turaki Hassan, his media aide, [...]

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    Tambuwal betrayed me, says Gbajabiamila

Tambuwal betrayed me, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the federal house of representatives, has revealed that he is not on speaking terms with Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and former speaker of the lower chamber, who backed Yakubu Dogara to emerge speaker of the green chambers.Gbajabiamila, who said he felt betrayed, expressed disappointment at Tambuwal’s comments questioning his competence to occupy the position.Tambuwal had [...]

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    I have moved on, Gbajabiamila tells Tambuwal

I have moved on, Gbajabiamila tells Tambuwal

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says he has put behind the issues that arose during the leadership tussle that rocked the lower chamber.Though the preferred candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Gbajabiamila lost the speakership position to Yakubu Dogara by eight votes.On Monday, Aminu Tambuwal, who was an ally of Gbajabiamila in the 7th [...]

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    Tambuwal: I like Gbaja but Dogara is competent

Tambuwal: I like Gbaja but Dogara is competent

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and former speaker of the federal house of representatives, says the emergence of Yakubu Dogara as his successor was based on merit.He Dogara as “a detribalised and committed Nigerian”, saying he decided to support him over Femi Gbajabiamila  – who he admitted was his close ally – because of his "competence".Tambuwal  was speaking on Monday [...]

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    Dogara: Tambuwal has written his name in gold

Dogara: Tambuwal has written his name in gold

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Aminu Tambuwal, his predecessor, "has written his name in gold".Commending Tambuwal on his appointment as life member of Nigeria's body of benchers, Dogara said the new appointment is well-deserved."As a consummate lawyer and astute parliamentarian, Tambuwal has written his name in gold in the annals of history of the legal profession and [...]

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    Buhari’s meeting with APC reps ends in deadlock

Buhari’s meeting with APC reps ends in deadlock

The move by President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the leadership crisis in the  house of representatives did not yield the desired result.  The meeting between Buhari and APC lawmakers ended in a stalemate, but discussions were expected to continue on Monday night.Buhari had called the meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja ahead of the resumption of the national assembly on Tuesday.But the [...]

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