Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    SERAP wins round one of suit to compel Saraki, Dogara to account for N500bn ‘running cost

SERAP wins round one of suit to compel Saraki, Dogara to account for N500bn ‘running cost

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel Senate President Bukola Sakari and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to account for the spending of N500 billion as running cost for the legislative body between 2006 and 2016.On Friday, Rilwan Aikawa, a justice of the federal high court in [...]

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    Buhari apologises to lawmakers over row with Aso Rock guards

Buhari apologises to lawmakers over row with Aso Rock guards

President Muhammadu Buhari has tendered an apology to members of the national assembly over a row with security personnel earlier on Thursday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, the legislators went to the presidential villa for a meeting with Buhari.TheCable gathered that the meeting was about the 2018 budget.However, they reportedly left the villa in anger after security operatives [...]

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    Drama as Saraki, Dogara leave Aso Rock ‘in anger’

Drama as Saraki, Dogara leave Aso Rock ‘in anger’

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, reportedly left the presidential villa in Abuja in a state of anger on Thursday.A source told TheCable that the duo had led some top members of the national assembly to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 budget.The source said trouble started after the security operatives [...]

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    EXTRA: God didn’t send angels to rebuild Israel… He won’t do it for Nigeria, says Dogara

EXTRA: God didn’t send angels to rebuild Israel… He won’t do it for Nigeria, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, has said the onus of rebuilding Nigeria rests on the citizens.He said God "did not send angels to rebuild Israel," and as such, "He won't do it for Nigeria".Dogara said this on Wednesday at the pre-event prayer session for National Prayer Breakfast.The speaker said failing nations and cultural decline had made [...]

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    Democracy guarantees nothing, says Dogara

Democracy guarantees nothing, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says democracy guarantees nothing but the opportunity to succeed and the risk of failure.Dogara said this in Abuja while speaking at a regional conference for young parliamentarians.He said the young parliamentarians forum has been a "huge success in Nigeria, as it has it has served as a driving force for the Nigerian parliament [...]

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    Dogara: We’ll revisit constitution amendment to accommodate agitations for restructuring

Dogara: We’ll revisit constitution amendment to accommodate agitations for restructuring

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has promised that the house will revisit voting on the constitution amendment in order to address agitations for restructuring.Speaking during the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, Dogara said it is impossible for restructuring to be achieved outside the national assembly."It may be necessary in due course for the national assembly to have a [...]

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    NGOs can’t intimidate us, says Dogara

NGOs can’t intimidate us, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will not allow intimidation from non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Speaking when the house resumed from seven-week recess, the speaker said there is a "desperate attempt" to instigate religious bodies to work against the bill to regulate NGOsThe bill sponsored by Umar Jibril, deputy majority leader of the house of representatives, has been [...]

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    Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Senate President Bukola Saraki says his London visit to President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, was a "meeting of substance".Saraki and Dogara on Thursday visited the president in the UK where he is receiving medical attention.In a series of tweets, Saraki said they discussed the virement request Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made to the national assembly [...]

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    Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara

Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is a tremendous improvement in the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.Dogara said this via his verified Twitter handle, @Yakubdogara.“Today we visited His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. I am glad that he is doing well," he tweeted.“His health has improved tremendously. I urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and offer thanks to [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, in London.Buhari has been in the UK where he is receiving medical treatment since May 7.In his absence, there have been protests demanding that he either resume office or resign.The president did not make any public appearance in the first two [...]

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    Dogara: Making NFIU independent of EFCC may do more harm than good

Dogara: Making NFIU independent of EFCC may do more harm than good

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the move by the senate to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) independent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may result in more harm than good.Dogara’s comment is contained in the current edition of  EFCC newsletter, EFCCAlert.According to Dogara, an autonomous NFIU would create inter-agency rivalry, which will [...]

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    Dogara: Executive rarely returns legislature’s offer of cooperation

Dogara: Executive rarely returns legislature’s offer of cooperation

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the "executive hardly reciprocates national assembly's gesture of cooperation".He said this, on Tuesday, at the 16th Commonwealth speakers and presiding officers’ conference, African region, in Abuja.Dogara said for good governance to thrive in Africa, there must be cooperation and collaboration between the legislature and the executive.He urged legislature across Africa to [...]

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    Nigeria loses $1.5bn to piracy monthly, says Dogara

Nigeria loses $1.5bn to piracy monthly, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria loses an estimated sum of $1.5 billion to piracy monthly.Dogara said this on Monday while opening a public hearing on the bill to amend the maritime operations coordinating board act.The speaker said according to 2012 reports, the number of vessels attacked in the West African sub-region had reached a world [...]

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    Dogara on anti-graft war: We are dealing with leaves and fruits but not the root

Dogara on anti-graft war: We are dealing with leaves and fruits but not the root

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has faulted the approach employed in fighting the war against corruption.He said with immense "emphasis" placed on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the country was only dealing with symptoms of corruption whereas "corruption is like a tree".The speaker said this on Thursday when a delegation from the fiscal responsibility commission [...]

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    NNPC says Ubah has paid N2bn for diverted products

NNPC says Ubah has paid N2bn for diverted products

Henry Nkem Obi, chief operating officer of the petroleum pricing and marketing company (PPMC), says Capital Oil chairman Ifeanyi Ubah has returned N2 billion out of N11 billion worth of diverted petroleum products.Obi made this known on Wednesday while speaking at the two-day investigative hearing organised by the house committee on petroleum (downstream) on the disappearance of products which belonged to [...]

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    Dogara: Nigeria is effectively in a state of emergency

Dogara: Nigeria is effectively in a state of emergency

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says it is worrisome that army is now carrying out duties of police.He said the country is in a permanent state of emergency as a result of the situation.Dogara said this on Monday while speaking at an interactive session on security organised by the house in collaboration with Policy and Legal Advocacy [...]

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