Publish your security votes, LG funds – Dogara tells El-Rufai, others

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has challenged Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State, to extend his campaign for transparency in the budget of the National Assembly to other arms of government including how governors spend their security votes. Speaking while closing a retreat for management of the National Assembly in Kaduna…

We won’t tolerate excuse for non-payment of pensions – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged the executive to ensure that all backlog of pension payments are made promptly. He stated that no excuse will be accepted for failure to do so. Dogara gave this charge on Thursday after the minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and that of Budget and…

Presidency reacts to ‘fight’ between Buhari and Saraki, Dogara

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, has insisted there is no tension between the Executive and the Legislature. Enang stated this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “I am here to confirm to you that the relationship between the…

Nigeria is burial ground for good ideas – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday described Nigeria as a “burial ground for good ideas.” Dogara made the remark at the launch of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, at the Presidential villa, Abuja. The Speaker assured that the lower legislative chamber will pay close attention to the economic plan to…

Buhari, Dogara in closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara. Dogara arrived at the Presidential Villa for the meeting at exactly noon and headed straight to the President’s office. Details later… Buhari, Dogara in closed-door meeting

Executive, legislature face-off: Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. As at the time of this report, the president who is to meet both lawmakers separately is in a meeting with Dogara. He is expected to meet with Saraki thereafter. Sources…

Why corruption cannot be eliminated – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that orruption cannot be totally wiped out. In an interview with Daily Trust, he pointed out that even in advanced nations of the world, the menace has not been fully eradicated. “And the issue of corruption itself is not something that can be eliminated completely….

Buhari is concerned about pensioners – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the plight of pensioners. Dogara said this on Wednesday when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, led by its president, Abel Afolayan. He said it would be unconstitutional for public officials not to pay…

Dogara pledges to push for settlement of pensioners’ entitlements

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday said the House will meet with the Executive to work out a definite plan towards offsetting N200 billion pension due to retired public workers. Dogara said this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Pensioners at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.……

Tinubu, a dogged fighter for democracy — Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has eulogised Sen. Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, on his 65th birthday. In a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, the speaker described Tinubu as a leader, man of vision, and dogged fighter for democracy.……

Agric Sector Can Generate over 40 Million Jobs With Quality Seeds- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for development, production and distribution of quality seeds to farmers in Nigeria in order to boost agricultural output and create over 40 million jobs for the unemployed population.   Dogara, who said this when he visited Premier Seeds Nigeria Limited, Zaria, Kaduna State, also……