2023: APC woos back Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

August 2, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all those who left the ruling party to return now, assuring that the current caretaker committee led by governor Mai Mala Buni has provided mechanism to resolve all the grievances. Among the prominent members who left the APC included former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor Samuel Ortom Read More

Breaking: Former Reps Speaker Dogara pulls out of PDP, moves back to APC

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

Former Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara is back to the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold. Chairman of APC Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni revealed this after he led Dogara to visit President Muhammadu Buhari inside Presidential Villa on Friday. Blueprint reports that the former speaker declined to speak after meeting Read More

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Dogara @52: Portrait of a true patriot

December 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara is 52 years old today. Born  on December 26, 1967 in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state, Dogara rose from a humble background in that rural community where Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa came from. He was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2007 from one of the most diverse constituencies Read More

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Dogara empowers 1,000 women, youths in agriculture

May 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

No fewer than 1, 000 women and youths in Bauchi State are to benefit from  a training and empowerment programme on agricultural practices facilitated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara. A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Speaker,  Mr Iliya Habila,  said the training programme is aimed at empoweing women Read More

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10,000 Bauchi residents get Dogara’s free medical treatments

April 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

Speaker of house of representatives Yakubu Dogara has sponsored free medical treatment of about 10, 000 people in Bauchi local government area of Bauchi State on various ailments. The medical outreach which commenced on Thursday at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi would be carried out by specialists under the aegis of ‘Doctors on the Move Africa’. Speaking Read More

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Updated: Protesters hit NASS, demand open balloting to elect Saraki, Dogara’s successors

April 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

A group under the aegis of Advocates for Good Governance (AGG) Wedneaday took protest to the main entrance of the National Assembly, demanding the use of open voting in the election of leaders of the incoming 9th Assembly. The protesters numbering hundreds are carrying placards with inscriptions such as “No To Secret Voting in NASS,” “Enough of Secrecy in NASS Read More

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APC’s decision on choice of 9th Assembly’s leaders supreme -Nabena

April 3, 2019 Editorial II 0

The decision of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the selection and zoning of principal offices in the incoming 9th National Assembly is supreme and must be respected by the party’s legislative caucus and opposition federal lawmakers, APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena has said. Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, on the heightened political activities Read More

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Rigged presidential election discourage voters – Dogara

March 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has decried low apathy of voters in today’s gubernatorial and state Assembly elections in Bauchi state. The speaker made the remark while briefing newsmen immediately after he voted at his constituency primary school polling unit gwaranga in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state. Yakubu Dogara attributed the low turn out of voters Read More

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Don’t use me as selling point, Bauchi Gov tells Dogara

February 21, 2019 Editor 0

Governor of Bauchi state Mohammed A. Abubakar  has said Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to  focus on his constituency and stop using him as his selling point. Abubakar stated this Wednesday in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique. The statement reads: Our attention has been drawn to a publication ‘Dogara and undying fraud allegations against Abubakar’  in Blueprint newspaper Read More

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Breaking: Reps endorse N30, 000 as National Minimum Wage

January 29, 2019 Editor 0

After not-too-longdeliberations, the House of Representatives has just passed the National Minimum Wage Bill. Against N27, 000 submission by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Lawmakers at the Green chamber pegged the minimum wage at N30,000 for workers in the country at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara. They approved the figure after the bill was Read More

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N8.83trn Budget: Security, Education top allocation

December 20, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday proposed N8.83trillion for 2019 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly. The president, in the N8.83trillion budget estimates, which is about N300billion lesser than the N9.12trillion aggregate budget expenditure, earmarked N4.04trillion for recurrent expenditure which is about N500billionn higher than the N3.512trillion appropriated in the 2018 budget. He explained that the increase in the Read More

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At budget presentation: Buhari, NASS hostility deepens

December 20, 2018 Editor 0

The simmering face-off between the Executive and the Legislature, again, came to the fore yesterday, during the presentation of the 2019 Budget proposals to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The event was characterised by some altercations between the pro-Buhari lawmakers and those against him. Signs that all might not be well became obvious, when the event initially scheduled Read More

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As Workers shut NASS: Aggrieved Staff cut off power, water supply

December 18, 2018 Editor 0

Aggrieved workers of the National Assembly yesterday took their grievances a notch higher, as they cut off water and power supply to the seat of legislature, paralysing business activities in the process. With this development, there are ominous signs that the presentation of the N8.7trillion 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, to the joint sitting of the National Assembly tomorrow, may have come Read More

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2019: PDP raises alarm over plot to clampdown Atiku, Obi, others

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has alerted Nigerians and the  Chairman of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu that the country could explode any moment if he continues in his alleged impunity. He said “the country is in a keg of a gunpowder at the moment as a result of Read More

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Electoral Law Crisis: Buhari, NASS face off imminent

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

Between February this year and today, four different versions of Amendments to the 2010 Electoral Act were drafted by the National Assembly and forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, but the president on Friday declined assent to the Bill, about 70 days to the next year’s general elections. TAIYE ODEWALE, ISE-OLUWA IGE, BODE OLAGOKE, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and KEHINDE OSASONA, Read More

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Buhari’s $1bn request to fight Boko Haram divides Reps

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Plenary of House of Representatives on Thursday was rowdy as members disagreed over the propriety of the one billion dollars sought by President Muhammadu Buhari to fight Boko Haram insurgency. The confusion followed a motion by Rep. Ken Chikere (Rivers-PDP) on the “Need to deduct 13 per cent Derivation from the one billion dollars approved by the National Economic Council Read More