BREAKING: Speaker Replies El-Rufai On Challenge To Open NASS

Turaki Hassan, Abuja: Nigerians may recall that the Rt. Hon. Speaker on Friday April 7, 2017 in response to calls by Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai disclosed that the leadership of the National Assembly had directed the bureaucracy and all other agencies under the National Assembly to make available details of their annual budgets…

Dogara To Governors: Publish Your Security Votes, LG Funds 

Speaker Yakubu Dogara On Security Votes Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. 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…

Drama As Speaker Absconds With Mace To Avoid Impeachment

The Anambra State House of Assembly was on Thursday thrown into commotion following the decision of the Speaker of the House to abscond with the mace which is a symbol of authority. The decision by the Speaker of the house comes after 28 members of the House assembled at the hallowed chamber to impeach the……

We Won’t Accept Excuses For Non-Payment Of Pensions ~ Dogara 

Dogara Urges Executives On Payment Of Pensions Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged the executive to ensure that all backlog of pension payments are made promptly, adding that no excuse will be accepted for failure to do so. Dogara gave this charge on Thursday after the minister of Finance, Kemi…

New Ondo Speaker Emerges

The Ondo state House of Assembly on Monday, elected the lawmaker representing Ifedore Constituency, Bamidele David Oloyelogun, as its new Speaker. However, the factional lawmakers boycott the election. Oloyelogun emerged victorious with nine votes after beating Olamide George from Akure North Constituency ‘1’ who polled four votes during an election described by critics as shady.……

Speaker Dogara Blow Hot On Local Government Autonomy

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to continue to push for financial and administrative autonomy for local governments. Dogara made the call when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Good Governance Group at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday. He said “if state governors and legislatures were not…

News Summary 31/03/2017; Police Nab Impersonators of VIP Syndicate

Police Nabs VIP Impersonator Syndicate The police have warned the public to be weary of new tricks by fraudsters who now reconfigure their true caller identity to names of eminent personalities in the country to dispossess unsuspecting individuals of valuables by promising either juicy contracts or appointments. Force public relations officer, CPS Jimoh Moshood gave…

Why State Assemblies,Governors, Are Obstacles To LG Autonomy – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to lend their voices to the push for financial and administrative autonomy for local governments in the country , noting that if state Houses of Assembly are not pressurised, they may not vote in favour of the proposal. The Speaker said this…

All Progressives Congress (APC) Leadership Commend Dogara For Standing Behind FG

 The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara for his unflinching support and loyalty to the APC-led Federal government. Chief John Oyegun, The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Chief Oyegun made the commendation Thursday evening when he…

Kogi State: 6 PDP Assembly Members Cross To APC

GYB Welcomes Those That Cross To APC NAN, Abuja; Six members of the Kogi House of Assembly, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), giving it  the majority in the house with 16 members. The PDP is now left with nine members. The defecting…

Speaker Dogara Receives President Buhari’s Resumption Letter

Turaki Adamu Hassan, Abuja: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday received communication from President Muhammadu Buhari on his resumption to duty. Speaking shortly after the letter was handed over to him by the Senior Special Assistant to the Prsident on National Assembly matters (House of Reps) Hon. Suleiman Abdurhaman Kawu…