• Dogara condemns state governors for diverting local government funds

    Dogara condemns state governors for diverting local government funds

    Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has accused some state governors of siphoning funds meant for local governments, leaving rural areas under-developed and in poverty.

    Dogara also condemned the continual hijack of funds meant for local government councils, in the name of joint account, calling it “evil”.

    The Speaker went further to state his opposition to the existence of care-taker committees in running local government councils, this was even as he reiterated the resolve of the National Assembly to grant […]

  • Collateral Register: CBN has overreached its powers -Dogara

    Collateral Register: CBN has overreached its powers -Dogara

    Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, has stated that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cannot change the laws of the land under the pretext of promoting “sound financial system.”

    Dogara said this while speaking at the public hearing organised by the House Committee on Commerce on “A Bill for an Act to Provide For Secured Transactions” on Monday, stating that the CBN’s regulations for a collateral register, may have overreached its powers.

    Speaking on the secured transaction bill, […]

  • Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday felicitated with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 70 birthday.

    In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja, the Speaker showered encomiums on the former VP, describing him as a democrat, patriot and elder-statesman.

    The statement reads in part: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is an icon of democracy and one of those who struggled to enthrone democratic governance in Nigeria.

    “We […]

  • Governor Okowa sacks aide for alleged defrauding Dogara of N250,000

    Governor Okowa sacks aide for alleged defrauding Dogara of N250,000

    Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sacked his Senior Special Assistant on Protocol, Mr. Temple Mudi, for allegedly defrauding the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of N250,000.

    The Speaker, it was gathered in Government House, Asaba, yesterday was allegedly defrauded by Okowa’s sacked aide when he visited the Big Heart state for a public function.

    Temple was said to have privately approached the Speaker and told him that ‘one of his convoy vehicles hit his Hilux van when […]

  • Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the Department of State Services was a disorganised and worrisome act.

    Dogara said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence.

    The Speaker made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath.

    “It is untidy, it […]

  • Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.

    Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.

    Muqaddam […]

  • No Sharia Bill Before National Assembly, says Dogara

    No Sharia Bill Before National Assembly, says Dogara

    Amid speculations that a Bill to introduce the criminal aspects of the Sharia legal system across the country has passed second reading in the House of Representatives, the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara has said there is no such proposed law before any of the two chambers of the National Assembly.

    He stated this while speaking at a reception organised for him and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, by the Northern Nigeria Christian Politicians held […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]

  • Osinbajo’s meeting with Saraki, Dogara, APC governors ends in deadlock

    Osinbajo’s meeting with Saraki, Dogara, APC governors ends in deadlock

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s meeting with the Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the five governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended in deadlock yesterday.

    The agenda of the meeting, which lasted over two hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, our sources said, included the alleged lopsided appointments, the Federal Government’s $30 billion loan request, among other issues.

    Indications that no decision was reached emerged when none of the five governors: Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rochas Okorocha […]

  • $30bn loan request: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara meeting in Aso Rock

    $30bn loan request: Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara meeting in Aso Rock

    Reports reaching ADELOVE have it that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are currently in a meeting.

    The meeting is holding in the office of the Vice President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The parley may not unconnected to resolving the impasse arising from the Senate’s decision to reject President Muhammadu Buhari’s $30bn loan request.

    Also expected to be discussed is the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework.

  • Dogara charges Dangote, entrepreneurs to tackle recession

    Dogara charges Dangote, entrepreneurs to tackle recession

    According to reports, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has charged the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, captains of industries and entrepreneurs to make efforts to help Nigeria come out of the current recession.

    The speaker said this in Benin City, Edo State at the Governor’s Ball held in honour of the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to celebrate his inauguration.

    Dogara made the call in the presence of many heads of industries and players […]