Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

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    AGF, EFCC, boycott reps’ sitting on probe of recovered loot

AGF, EFCC, boycott reps’ sitting on probe of recovered loot

None of the government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) attended the house of representatives public hearing on the status of recovered public funds and assets from 1999 till 2016. Among the invited parties to the hearing which held on Tuesday were Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as all the nation's anti-graft agencies.Following [...]

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    Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is the need for leaders to obey the principles of rule of law and separation of powers in a democratic government.According to him “leaders who do not believe in the rule of law have no business leading a democracy.”Dogara said this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the national [...]

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    Dogara: House of reps stands for the truth at all times

Dogara: House of reps stands for the truth at all times

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representative, says the lower legislative chamber stands for the truth at all times. The nation's number four citizen said this in an interview on the performance on the 8th assembly.Commenting on his emergence, Dogara waxed spiritual, quoting the biblical King Solomon as saying the race is not to the swift, nor the battle [...]

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    Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigerians are “fast losing confidence” in the nation's security system.He said this on Tuesday while reacting to the killings in various parts of the country, the most recent being in Plateau.Hundreds have been killed in crisis situations like clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as attacks by suspected herders.Delivering a [...]

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    Killings: Dogara asks Buhari to overhaul security architecture

Killings: Dogara asks Buhari to overhaul security architecture

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reorganise the country’s security.The national assembly leaders met with the president at Aso Rock earlier in the day.Dogara said they were the ones who requested audience with Buhari over the nationwide killings.In a statement he issued after the meeting, the nation's number four citizen said Buhari [...]

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    Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over Plateau killings

Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over Plateau killings

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, over the recent killings in Plateau state.The meeting was requested by the leadership of the national assembly, according to a tweet by the senate president's official handle on Wednesday."UPDATE: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the [...]

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    Impeachment: We have started collecting signatures in support of Buhari, says Jibrin

Impeachment: We have started collecting signatures in support of Buhari, says Jibrin

Members of the house of representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari say they have started collecting signatures to back the president in the ongoing rift between the executive and national assembly.The lawmakers, under the auspices of Parliamentary Support Group (PSG), also said they stand by their claim that lawmakers in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were behind the impeachment threat [...]

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    Dogara: FG must not abandon care of IDPs for NGOs

Dogara: FG must not abandon care of IDPs for NGOs

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the government must live up to its role of taking care of internally displaced persons (IDPs).He said the “very important” role should not be left in the hands of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Dogara said this on Saturday when he led a house of representatives delegation to the Karmajiji IDP camp in Abuja [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki leads nPDP members to meeting with Osinbajo

PHOTOS: Saraki leads nPDP members to meeting with Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting with members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP).The meeting is holding at Akinola Aguda House, the official residence of Osinbajo in the presidential villa, Abuja.Lawal Shuaibu, deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), are present at the meeting.The nPDP members in attendance are Senate President [...]

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    ‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked the police to ensure the safety of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.Melaye has been a running battle with the Nigeria police force since he was accused of supplying arms to some arrested suspects.The senator's attempt to escape from police custody landed him in hospital, and charges were [...]

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    Dogara: We’re ready to pass minimum wage bill

Dogara: We’re ready to pass minimum wage bill

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly is waiting for the executive to forward the bill for an upward review of minimum wage.He said the lawmakers will pass the bill without hesitation once it is sent.Dogara said this in a statement to mark the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration.He, however, expressed optimism that the federal government’s [...]

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    Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the decision of the lower legislative chamber to probe the presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property.He said the lawmakers decided to probe the panel to ascertain where it got the power to investigate public officers.Speaking at a public hearing on the legality and modus operandi of the [...]

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    ‘You are a rare breed’ — Dogara celebrates Tinubu

‘You are a rare breed’ — Dogara celebrates Tinubu

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a rare breed.Dogara said this in a congratulatory statement to Tinubu on the occasion of his 66th birthday.The speaker praised Tinubu's relentless commitment and sacrifice for democracy."You are indeed an astute politician, patriotic leader and democrat of high repute who [...]

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    Dogara: Without constituency projects, many communities won’t enjoy FG presence

Dogara: Without constituency projects, many communities won’t enjoy FG presence

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the importance of constituency projects, saying they are the "only evidence" of federal government presence in many communities.The speaker made the statement on Tuesday during a public hearing on the 2018 budget organised by the joint committee of the senate and house on appropriation.Dogara said zonal intervention projects have been [...]

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    Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some persons are “intimidating” the nation's judiciary to “gag” the national assembly.Dogara, who said this at plenary on Thursday, did not mention names of the persons.He spoke on a motion raised by Razak Atunwa from Kwara state on the recent court judgement restraining the house from holding public hearing on the [...]

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