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    State assemblies back devolution of power

State assemblies back devolution of power

The speakers of the houses of assembly are asking for the introduction of devolution of powers in the next round of constitution amendment.In 2017, the senate rejected a proposal for devolution of power.Speaking on Thursday when lawmakers from state assemblies visited the national assembly, Abdulmumin Kamba, chairman of the speakers of houses of assembly, appealed to the federal lawmakers to [...]

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    Dogara: Ajaokuta steel abandoned after gulping $5.1bn… are we bewitched by sorcerers?

Dogara: Ajaokuta steel abandoned after gulping $5.1bn… are we bewitched by sorcerers?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, says the total amount of $5.1 billion has so far been invested in the Ajaokuta steel company located in Kogi state.Dogara, therefore, condemned reported moves to concession the company, wondering if Nigeria has been “bewitched by some powerful sorcerers”.Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the sectoral debate organised by the house of [...]

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    Reps enraged as ministers ‘boycott’ debate on Ajaokuta steel

Reps enraged as ministers ‘boycott’ debate on Ajaokuta steel

The absence of Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development; and Kemi Adeosun, his finance counterpart, at the ongoing debate of the house of representatives on the Ajaokuta steel company has drawn the ire of the lawmakers.Both of them were invited to the debate which is being presided over by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house.Shortly after the debate [...]

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    Dogara: Fuel scarcity won’t stop until we’re able to refine crude locally

Dogara: Fuel scarcity won’t stop until we’re able to refine crude locally

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the solution to incessant fuel scarcity in the country is the ability of the country to refine crude locally.He said this on Tuesday when he received executive members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in Abuja.The speaker said until Nigeria is able to refine its [...]

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    Buhari rejects three national assembly bills

Buhari rejects three national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld his assent to three bills passed by the national assembly.The bills are the establishment of Police Procurement Fund, Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria bill and Nigeria council for social work establishment bill.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, announced this during plenary on Tuesday.He read a letter written to the lawmakers by [...]

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    Dogara asks: Are Nigerians still having hangover of military rule?

Dogara asks: Are Nigerians still having hangover of military rule?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says it looks as if Nigerians are still having a hangover of military rule.Speaking on Saturday at a retreat organised for reporters covering the lower legislative chamber, the speaker said some Nigerians have not come to the reality of the legislature's role in a democracy."Almost two decades after Nigeria returned to civil rule, it [...]

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    Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has lamented the killings in various parts of the country.In his address to lawmakers when they resumed from recess on Tuesday, Dogara frowned at the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states."Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so vigorously [...]

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    Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will establish a football club in Bauchi state.The speaker announced his plan at the final of the Dogara Unity Cup competition which held in the Bogoro local government area of the state.Dogara expressed displeasure that no Bauchi indigene is currently in the lineup of the national football team.He said in [...]

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    Dogara’s maturity has eased executive-legislature relationship, says Buhari

Dogara’s maturity has eased executive-legislature relationship, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the future of Nigeria is secured in the hands of young people who are “fired with the zeal to build one great nation that everyone can call a home”.Buhari said this in a congratulatory message to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.Dogara turned 50 years on Tuesday.In a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser [...]

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    I never met with Buhari, Jibrin replies Dogara

I never met with Buhari, Jibrin replies Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriation, says President Muhammadu Buhari never tackled him on budget padding allegations he raised against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.Jibrin had alleged that the leadership of the house padded the 2016 budget to the tune of over N284 billion.But in his biography, ‘A Reed Made Flint’, authored by Dele Momodu, publisher of [...]

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    #EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

#EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, has accused Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, of blackmail.Moshood had accused "mischevious" politicians of being behind the #EndSARS campaign.The police spokesman also said Segun Awosanya, alleged sponsor of the campaign, was in a photograph with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.But speaking with journalists on Thursday, Namdas said Moshood's claims is a way [...]

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    Dogara: Hold state assemblies responsible if LG autonomy fails

Dogara: Hold state assemblies responsible if LG autonomy fails

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says state house assemblies should be held liable if local government autonomy fails.Dogara said this on Thursday when he received delegations from the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON).He said it is the responsibility of the state legislature to approve the proposed law [...]

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    Dogara to chair human rights seminar

Dogara to chair human rights seminar

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, will lead a high-powered panel at the international human rights seminar on global impact of terrorism.The two-day programme scheduled for Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, is organised by the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre.Ibrahim Abubakar, executive secretary of the centre, said the programme is aimed at discussing the economic impact of terrorism around the globe.“The two-day [...]

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    Pope well informed about happenings in Nigeria, says Dogara

Pope well informed about happenings in Nigeria, says Dogara

Pope Francis knows a lot about happenings in Nigeria, Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, said on Thursday.The pontiff met with Dogara on Wednesday, at Saint Peters Square, Vatican city, Rome.The speaker led a Nigerian delegation to the Holy See.In a statement after the meeting, Dogara described the encounter with Francis as “awesome”.He said he was surprised and [...]

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    Dogara begged us not to protest against Buhari, says PDP rep

Dogara begged us not to protest against Buhari, says PDP rep

Oghene Egho, representative of Amuwo Odofin federal constituency in the house of representatives, on Tuesday said Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers shelve a planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.TheCable had reported that the opposition legislators attempted to hold an anti-Buhari protest during the time that the president presented the 2018 budget before a [...]

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    Drama as PDP reps plan anti-Buhari protest

Drama as PDP reps plan anti-Buhari protest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the house of representatives on Tuesday held a meeting to stage a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.In a move to foil the protest, the lower chamber of the national assembly held a closed-door session that lasted over an hour.Although the issues discussed at the session were not made public, TheCable gathered that the [...]

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