Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says over a 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to treat malaria in public hospitals.Dogara said this while declaring open an investigative hearing on the alleged inhuman treatment of healthcare providers.The speaker expressed worry that there were no measures to protect these Nigerians from exorbitant cost of healthcare services."Regrettably, there is no mechanism [...]

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    Dogara and budget padding: A nightmare that won’t go away

Dogara and budget padding: A nightmare that won’t go away

BY JOSEPH GEORGEAfter months of suspense and seeming inertia, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has begun probe into the budget padding allegations labelled against the Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers by his estranged associate Abdulmumin Jibrin.Sometime last year, Jibrin who was house committee chairman at the time alleged that this quartet padded the 2016 budget [...]

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    Osinbajo to sign budget at 3pm

Osinbajo to sign budget at 3pm

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 budget at 3pm on Monday, TheCable has learnt.Bamikole Omisore, media aide of Senate President Bukola, told TheCable that his principal and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, would join the acting president at the presidential villa for the exercise.The budget was due to be signed a fortnight ago, but the [...]

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    2017 budget will be signed next week, says Dogara

2017 budget will be signed next week, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the presidency will sign the 2017 appropriation bill into law, "early next week".Speaking at a special session to commemorate the second anniversary of the 8th house, Dogara said the legislature has kept its promise of ensuring a transparent deliberation and passage of the budget.The speaker said all the measures put in [...]

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    Image perception of the legislature: causes and possible solutions

Image perception of the legislature: causes and possible solutions

Last week, a bill proposing a six-month imprisonment for persons who jump queues in public places scaled second reading in this august assembly. It was sponsored by my brother from Kwara State, Hon AbubakarAmuda-Kannike to whom I have a poser this morning: If someone who jumps queue needs to spend six months in jail, how many months should those who [...]

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    Appeal court refuses to stay proceedings in Jibrin’s case against Dogara

Appeal court refuses to stay proceedings in Jibrin’s case against Dogara

The court of appeal Abuja division has refused to stay proceedings in the case filed by Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker from Kano, seeking to challenge his suspension.The suit has Yakubu Dogara and the house of representatives as defendants.Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days (about one year) after he accused the leadership of the house of representatives of padding the 2016 [...]

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    House of reps in rowdy session as south-east lawmakers protest

House of reps in rowdy session as south-east lawmakers protest

The house of representatives on Thursday went into a rowdy session on Thursday as lawmakers from the south-east protested the decision to step down a bill seeking to establish the South-East Development Commission.The bill was stepped down because Chukwuka Onyema, its lead sponsor, was not absent at plenary.Many south-east lawmakers had approached Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, supposedly lobbying for the [...]

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    Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, to intervene in an "unnecessary controversy" between him and Mohammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi.In a letter dated March 29 and addressed to the sultan, Dogara alleged that the Bauchi governor instructed the caretaker chairmen and district heads to not allow the renovation of mosques [...]

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    Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

The house of representatives has begun a probe into the sale of defence college quarters, Apo, and the undeveloped allotted plots in the Abuja.Speaking on Thursday while declaring open a public hearing organised by the house committee on the federal capital territory (FCT), Yakubu Dogara, the speaker said according to the constitution, only the federal government could allocate lands in Abuja.The [...]

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    Dogara: Many Nigerians ignorant of legislature’s role in government

Dogara: Many Nigerians ignorant of legislature’s role in government

Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, on Saturday said that many Nigerians were still ignorant of the role of the legislature as an arm of government.Dogara said the glaring ignorance on the part of many Nigerians had continued to put the legislature under "tremendous pressure and challenge"."Constituents inundate legislators with requests and demands that are clearly outside the functions of [...]

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    30-year-olds will soon be eligible to run for president, says Dogara

30-year-olds will soon be eligible to run for president, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the house is committed to passing the #NotTooYoungToRun bill in order to lower the age requirements for elective offices.Dogara said this while addressing the plenary session of the Nigerian youth parliament in Abuja on Wednesday.  said it is the duty of elected representatives to make sure that the voices of their [...]

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    Dogara: We can only deal with corruption by attacking its roots

Dogara: We can only deal with corruption by attacking its roots

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says corruption can only be dealt with by attacking its roots.Speaking on Monday at the book launch 'Antidote for Corruption: The Nigerian Story’, a book authored by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, Dogara said those celebrating high-profile prosecution and detention have missed the point because "that is dealing with the symptoms [...]

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    Saraki: Anti-graft war is five-minute sensationalism

Saraki: Anti-graft war is five-minute sensationalism

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the reason why the current fight against corruption has not "yielded much success" is because it is rippled with sensationalism.Speaking in Abuja at the ‎launch of 'Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story', a book written by Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, the senate president advised that fight against corruption be focused on deterrence [...]

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    APC: Saraki, Dogara broke tradition of secrecy in national assembly

APC: Saraki, Dogara broke tradition of secrecy in national assembly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, for disclosing the budget details of the national assembly.The budget of the legislature had been a guarded secret until Thursday when a breakdown of the 2017 national assembly budget was released.In a statement issued on Friday, Bolaji Abdullahi, APC spokesman, [...]

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    Day Dogara returned from ‘exile’ with bounties 

Day Dogara returned from ‘exile’ with bounties 

BY TURAKI HASSANOn Friday, May 5, 2017, barrister at law and speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, received a rousing welcome to his home state of Bauchi.Ordinarily, a representative's visit to his constituency shouldn't attract such fanfare but this wasn't just usual constituency visit as the rep was said to have gone on "exile" even though four months prior [...]

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