Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    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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