Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Yakubu Dogara"

    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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    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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