Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    Saraki, Dogara: We’ll respond appropriately to Buhari’s rejection of amended electoral act

Saraki, Dogara: We’ll respond appropriately to Buhari’s rejection of amended electoral act

Senate president Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, have vowed to respond "appropriately" to the rejection of the amended electoral act.President Muhammadu Buhari witheld his assent to a bill seeking to amend the act — after it was passed by both chambers of the national assembly.One of the reasons he cited for withholding his assent [...]

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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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