Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives, says has no intention to resign his position no matter the amount of pressure from individuals or groups.Speaking in Abuja when a delegation from Ilobu, his constituency in Osun, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday, Lasun said he was duly elected.He said those suggesting that he should step down in order [...]

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    Buhari to meet APC reps on Monday

Buhari to meet APC reps on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with all members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed the meeting to state house correspondents on Sunday.The meeting is believed to be part of efforts towards resolving the crisis rocking the lower [...]

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    APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from over as Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has zoned the position of the majority leader to the north-west.This is against the decision of the party to have Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west occupy the position.The refusal of Dogara to acknowledge the party's position resulted into a [...]

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    ‘Spain bought €6.5bn oil from Nigeria  in 2014’

‘Spain bought €6.5bn oil from Nigeria in 2014’

The Spanish government on Tuesday said it bought oil and gas worth 6.5 billion Euros from Nigeria in 2014.Alfonso Sebastian de Erice, Spanish ambassador to Nigeria, disclosed this while on a visit to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, at the national assembly.While appreciating existing bilateral relations between Spain and Nigeria, Erice expressed readiness of his country to [...]

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    Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the speakership of the federal house of representatives, has alleged that Yakubu Dogara – the man who eventually got the position – and his loyalists are plotting to polarise the ruling party ahead of their plans to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Gbajabiamila said that despite the fact [...]

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    Dogara: Blame me for reps’ ‘show of shame’

Dogara: Blame me for reps’ ‘show of shame’

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, says he is to blame for Thursday's fisticuffs at the federal house of representatives.The lawmakers had engaged in a free-for-all while trying to decide on the remaining principal offices in the assembly, with those loyal to the speaker seizing the mace to pre-empt moves by anti-Dogara members to hijack it.The leadership [...]

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    Dogara: I never struggle for anything in life

Dogara: I never struggle for anything in life

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says he has never struggled for anything in his life.Speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Winners Chapel, Durumi, Abuja, Dogara said ever since he encountered God before his university days, he has never lacked any good thing.“Ever since I met God through this commission at a tender age, I have not [...]

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    VIDEO: House of reps in free-for-all, mace seized

VIDEO: House of reps in free-for-all, mace seized

The in-fighting among APC lawmakers over the leadership of the national assembly took a dramatic turn on Thursday, leading to the disruption of plenary.In the house of reps, lawmakers loyal to Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, have taken custody of the mace to pre-empt moves to seize it by anti-Dogara members.Many APC lawmakers are still unhappy with Dogara and Bukola Saraki, [...]

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