We gave Buhari’s government maximum support – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the House, under his leadership, cooperated with the executive arm under President Muhammadu Buhari by giving speedy consideration and passage to legislation and other requests to fast-track implementation of the administration’s policies and plans. Dogara said there were times the House passed executive bills within two days or one week, declaring that the 8th House is the most performing in Nigeria’s political history from independence in 1960 to date. He spoke in Abuja when he received the Euro…

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Govs back autonomy for states’ legislature, judiciary

Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have agreed to support the implementation of financial autonomy of states legislature and judiciary across the country. Chairman of NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, who gave the assurance at the opening of a two-day conference on the implementation of autonomy of state legislature and state judiciary in Abuja, said the governors have agreed to work with the Federal Government to achieve the implementation strategy. The implementation is to take place at sub-national levels. President Muhammadu Buhari had in…

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Essential Yakubu Dogara @51

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Rt. Hon. Barrister Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was 51 years old on Wednesday. He has added another eventful year. Another year of service to God and country. His is a life full of purpose. Indeed, a life of service to humanity. The Speaker clocked 50 years last year and for the first time in his adult life, celebrated his birthday. Last year’s event was not a celebration of himself but an avenue to renew his commitment to serve humanity, assist the needy and re-dedicate himself to…

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Dogara attacks Buhari, says TraderMoni is vote-buying

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the distribution of cash to the public very close to general elections by public officials, saying no matter how noble the intent may be, such endeavors amount to vote buying and inducement, which is a clear case of corruption. Delivering remarks at a public hearing organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Political Parties Matters on Vote-buying and Improving the Electoral Processes in Nigeria, Hon Dogara said the act of inducing the public with cash…

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Laws alone can’t stamp out human trafficking, modern slavery- Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has stated that laws against the twin evils of human trafficking and modern slavery alone wouldn’t be able to cure the menace. Speaking at the opening of a consultative with Common Wealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) United Kingdom delegation to Nigeria and other stakeholders hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations in Abuja Monday, Hon Dogara said that justice must be seen to be done against perpetrators of the heinous crimes against humanity. “We should not be unmindful of…

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JUST IN: Dogara Swears In New Rep Member

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A new member of the House of Representatives, Haruna Isah, who was recently elected in a bye-election to represent Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency of Kogi State has been administered his oath of office by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Mr. Isah won the by-election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fill the vacancy created by the death of the former occupant of the seat, Umar Jibrin, on March 30. He polled 26,860 votes to defeat Bashir Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 14, 845 votes. The…

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No threat to 2019 election funds – Speaker Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that contrary to speculations, funding for the 2019 general elections is not under any threat as there is already provision to take care of such contingencies that may arise in the Service Wide Votes. The Speaker said while speaking with journalists at the National Assembly that there is about three hundred billion naira service-wide votes provision in the 2018 budget that can be used to service election funding. He reaffirmed that as custodians of the mandate of the Nigerian…

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JUST IN: Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day Parade

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, together with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Monday did not attend the nation’s Independence anniversary parade held in Abuja to celebrate the country’s 58th years of freedom. Those who graced the occasion include President Muhammadu Buhari; vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and lots of other dignitaries and principal officers. Recall that both Principal officers left the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,…

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I have not endorse anyone for Bogoro constituency in Bauchi Assembly – Dogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has denied endorsing any candidate to vie for Bogoro Constituency in Bauchi State House of Assembly. Dogara who stated this in a statement signed his media aide, Turaki Hassan, added that he does not interfere and will not endorse anybody. “Contrary to reports published by some national dailies, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  Speaker of the House of Representatives, did not endorse any aspirant to vie for Bogoro Constituency in Bauchi State House of Assembly or any other.…

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JUST IN: Speaker Dogara absent at APC NEC meeting

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Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara is conspicuously absent from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Dogara is the highest-ranking member of the party in the legislature with the defection of Senate President, Bukola Saraki to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The national Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, however, read an apology from him and that of his deputy, Yusuf Lasun at the commencement. This is as the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu made a surprise appearance even though…

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