Reject Anybody Who Threatens Or Incites Violence At The Polls – Dogara Leaders and politicians who incite people, threaten violence and engage in hate speech should not be elected, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said. Speaking at his campaign rally in Dull, Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State

Speaker Dogara celebrates signing of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill …. Seek immediate constitution of the commission Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has welcomed the signing into law of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Bill, now an Act, which was sponsored

It Is time For North East To Produce A President- Dogara …. Gov M. A. Abubakar running Bauchi like a Pharoah Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that the February 16 Presidential election offers a very rare opportunity for the north east to produce a president in the person of

Dogara mourns Sen. Waku

Monday, 04 February 2019 by

Dogara mourns Sen. Waku Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed grief over the death of elder statesman and fourth Republic federal lawmaker, Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku who died Sunday at the age of 73. Reacting to the news of Senator Waku’s demise Speaker Dogara, in a statement lamented that Nigeria

Dogara commissions two constituency roads in Anambra … says Lawmakers do better with experience Constituencies which return their representatives to the National Assembly stands to benefit more than those who elect new ones in every four years, Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said. Speaking in Onitsha, Anambra state shortly after

The 30, 000 naira minimum wage being canvassed can barely feed a small family unit, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has disclosed, adding that it is only when workers are dignified with wages that can provide them minimum comfort that their productivity level will increase. Speaking at the National Assembly during

SUSPENSION OF CJN ONNOGHEN: NIGERIA IS NOW GERMANY IN THE WAKE OF THE 1933 REICHSTAG FIRE With the unconstitutional suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the world has been served with notice that Nigeria is now a full-blown dictatorship. This did not come as a rude shock except to

 We have evidence Bauchi Govt arming thugs with assault rifles- Dogara ..Says not opposing Gov Abubakar because he isn’t originally from Bauchi state   Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed plans to unleash violence on the people of Bauchi State during the forthcoming elections, adding that there is evidence that the state government has procured assault rifles for that purpose. He also debunked insinuations that he is opposing Governor Mohammed Abduallahi Abubakar’s re-election because he is not originally from the state. Speaking at a press conference by a coalition of political parties and stakeholders United against the Bwuchi state government, Dogara said they had uncovered a government sanctioned plot to perpetuate violence on unprecedented scale to ensure that the present administration continues to rule over the affairs of the state against their will. “Now, we have heard, with some evidence, that violence on unprecedented scale is being planned in order to ensure that whether we like it or not in Bauchi State, they will maintain the status quo. Now, the reason why I must address this is because we are all aware, most of us, including journalists, of a young man who came out to polling booth with an assault rifle and the picture was captured, I can even name his name if you want. I can say one his name is Ilela, you can fill the gap. “Now, my worry is that this thing is being encouraged by the government of the state, all of you know that but the warning I will deliver is that they should desist from planning to kill our brothers and sisters, our uncles and our relations in Bauchi State. If someone does not have his own relations in the state and that is why he trying to promote violence, I want to say categorically here that he should desist from doing so. And some of our brothers that are conniving with him, by the time this crisis comes, his own sister is not going to be killed because he doesn’t have them, he doesn’t have uncles that will be killed, he doesn’t have brothers and sisters that will be killed and nephews and nieces that will be killed but we all have them. “But in spite of all those things, the resolve of all the people of Bauchi State, as has always been, is to cast their votes, to stay there till their votes are counted and until the results are known and by so doing, as we always done, the will of the people will prevail. Now, if anyone is killed, the chief promoter of this violence, we are delivering this warning, we will not only defeat him, we will ensure that we get a bus that may escort all that he has, maybe 10-seater bus out of the state so that we can live in peace that Bauchi is known for and make the kind of progress that is needed,” he stated. Hon Dogara explained that neither he, nor other people standing against the governor of the state have any grudge against him because he is not from Bauchi State originally, but because he has failed to bring development to the state, having failed in human capital development, promotion of healthcare, education, infrastructure, among others. “We are not fighting as some of them have alleged and rightly so, that the governor is not originally from Bauchi State, that is not the reason. We have welcomed so many people who have done good to this state and we will not stop but anyone who will bring lack of progress, will steal resources from Bauchi, will encourage underdevelopment of Bauchi, even if he is the original son of the soil, we will fight that person. And I want to say before you all here, before all the people of Bauchi, that even among them, we are working hard to make sure that when one of them emerges the governor and begins to do what Governor M.A is doing in Bauchi State, they will see what M.A is seeing. We will continue to try until we get the best that will take this state out of the dungeons. That is very, very important. “So, it doesn’t matter where you come from, provided you are not for the people of Bauchi State, some of us have vowed – there is nothing we are looking for from the governor, not appointments, contracts or anything- because God has brought us to the level where if we see that some is wrong, we should be able to say it and stand by it, to stand with the truth and not what is convenient or promote our interest or what will bring money to our pockets. We do not need it. We are fighting agents of underdevelopment and for the people of Bauchi State. We will not only defeat him, we will prevent anyone from stealing elections in this state and continue to perpetuate himself so that he can continue to play with the destiny of Bauchi State.” If you play with education, you are playing with your future. 1.3 million children out of school is too much a burden for us. If we continue like this, we are going to have millions in next few years so what do we do with them? They are unskilled, they are not trained, even if you build the industries, you cannot employ them because they do not have the training, they do not have the skills, so what do you do with them? And then, imagine if they are two to three million in the next 15 years, what do we do with them, throw them in wells? Kill them, because they will kill us. So, that is the grave danger that all of us as stakeholders face.” He warned the people of Bauchi not to joke with the future of their children by supporting the re-election of a governor that does not care that 1.3 million children are out of school, not because there is no funds to promote development of education and other areas, but out of greed and lack of concern for the growth of the state. The speaker noted that it is inevitable when youths are not trained, they will become a security threat in the future because of poverty and idleness, among other things. “Instead of sinking boreholes, improving our hospitals and schools, all they do is use them in producing billboards, banners and posters. Our youths who should be in school, about 1.3 of them are out of school, the only job they have is for them to guard these billboards and if you are not prepared to be a guard man or guard woman of these billbords, then there is no job for you. That is the unfortunate situation that this state that is blessed with talents, blessed with elites, has found itself. “Now, our governor made a very big mistake; the mistake is that he thought he could gather money accruing to the state and price all of us, including the elders here. He believes that all of us have price tags and I can assure that most of us have been priced already. If not because of the interest of Bauchi State, I can beat my chest and swear with whatever that we will not be seated here, all of us would have settled because the governor would rather pay Baba Waziri (Alhaji Bello Kirfi)  he would rather pay me, pay some of us, than pay all these noisemakers or some of these our brothers who worship only their stomach, their God is their stomach. If that is not the case, there is no sane person in Bauchi State that will align with what is happening in this state. There is no  progess virtually in all areas of human development and you talk about the local government system, it is dead. “We are not talking about 50 billion here, what of the money accruing to local government? What happened to it and it is hundreds of billions in the last 3 years plus. Where is the money in Bauchi State? So, when we talk, we talk with pains. You can now understand. Look at the progress that is being made in Gombe, states like Jigawa in those days, even in Adamawa, if you go to Yola, you can see some progress being made. Go to Plateau, in spite of crisis upon crisis in that state, look at the progress that is being made. What has happened to Bauchi State? Is it because we are cursed? So, what is the problem? “That is why all of us here have agreed to work together and even if it means producing one candidate in order to ensure that we send lack of progress and development out of Bauchi State, we are prepared to do that.”                       Attached pictures: Pix 1&2,R – L ,Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Elder stateman, Alh. Bello Kirfi,  Bauchi State PRP Governorship candidate, Prof. Ali  Pate & PDP Governorship candidate Sen Bala Mohammed at a press conference announcing formation of a grand coalition of political parties & Stakeholders united against Governor M.A Abubakar of Bauchi State, at NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi, on Sunday 20th January,2019.  Picture : Speaker’s Media Office.  Turaki Hassan Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) January 20, 2019.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 by

Dogara flags off re-election campaign …Urges Nigerians to resist rigging, protect their votes …prays God to destroy plotters of killings, violence during 2019 elections ..As 8 APC State State, 10,000 members defect to PDP Speaker of the House or Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday flagged off his -re-election campaign in Bununu, headquarters of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, where he called on the people to resist any attempt to instigate violence and rig the 2019 elections. He also warned that there are people who do not have any ancestral link, connection or origin in Bauchi State but want to cause violence and killings during the elections because they have nothing to lose and therefore, called on the people to do everything possible to foil the plot because they are the ones who will lose relatives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers in addition to their ancestral homes. Hon Dogara told his supporters to ensure that they monitor their votes on election day from the beginning to the end of the exercise in order to foil any plan to rig the polls. “On election day, when you vote, don’t go home: vote and wait until all votes are counted and results announced and escort the vote.There are some of our unpatriotic people who are conniving with the Bauchi State government to cause violence,” he said. The speaker lamented that good governance has eluded Bauchi State in the last four years, unlike other states that have been witnessing development. And that in spite of his spirited efforts to spur development from the grassroots through the bill passed by the National Assembly to grant autonomy to local government councils, some governors did all within their powers to block it in order to continue to divert local government funds. Hon Dogara also appealed to his constituents to vote out the present government in order to bring in a government of the PDP which will be dedicated to infrastructure development of the state and the country at large. He disclosed to his constituents, the unwillingness of the state government to support this efforts at bringing developmental projects to the state, saying, “I did everything within my power together with my colleagues to give autonomy to local governments but some state governors connived with some states assemblies to block it. Today, the local government is non-existent and the ordinary people don’t benefit anything from there. “We have attracted so much infrastructural development to Bauchi State but the State government even sponsored some youths to protest and sweep the venue of the flag-off of road construction in 2017. “Now that they see work is ongoing, the same Bauchi State government and its supporters have turned around to say the projects are President Muhammadu Buhari’s. So if they knew it was Buhari’s projects, why were they opposing it?” “We attracted schools and other projects too numerous to mention but the Bauchi State government stopped the work and chased away the contractors. Don’t allow them deceive you. Even mosque we wanted to renovate here in Bununu they stopped it.” He also used the avenue to emphasise that neither him nor his political associates have any personal grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari but are only concerned about the welfare and security of the Nigerian people. “None of us here hates President Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated, adding, “we do not hate him but the truth is we are worried and concerned about the future of our people in Nigeria, especially the North East, which has been ravaged by Boko Haram violence. If not checked, it will consume us here even in Bununu, may God forbid. Poverty and killings and bloodletting have ravaged our land. Two days ago, two people who did everything to stop me from joining the PDP called after watching Buhari’s interview on television to apologise to me and said they thank God for opening their eyes.” While decrying the desperation to remain in power in the face of glaring incompetence, he prayed that God will destroy whoever equates himself with Him as the one who gives and takes power and positions, as He did to Pharaoh a d other despots and dictators. He also apologised to the people of Bauchi for helping to bring the present state government that has been a massive and monumental failure to power and sought their forgiveness. At the campaign rally, eight former executives of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in addition to over 10,000 other members defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The event was attended by the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, deputy governor of Gombe State, Hon Charles Illiya, director general of the Gubernatorial campaign of the PDP in Bauchi State, Senator Abdul Ningi, serving and former members of the National Assembly from Bauchi and neighboring states, members of the national PDP, as well as the executive and members of the party in Bauchi State.

Saturday, 19 January 2019 by

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerian youths to focus on developing their talents in sports as participation on professional levels has proven to be an effective route to exiting poverty. Speaking at the finals of the intra-state Dogara Unity Football Competition in Bauchi, Bauchi State, the speaker said though