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Nigerians will accept nothing short of openness, adherence to rules in 2019 elections- Speaker Dogara tells INEC, Police Urges President Buhari to overhaul security architecture Violence, killings threatening our civilization Sequel to the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Electoral Act amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly three times, Speaker of

Armed forces remembrance day:  Dogara calls for establishment of special education fund for children of fallen heroes  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has advocated for the establishment of a special education fund for the children of Nigeria’s fallen heroes as part of measures to improve the welfare of men of the armed forces. In a statement to mark the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, the speaker pledged the continuous support of the House of Representatives to the welfare of officers and men of the armed forces, saying the National Assembly is ever ready to expeditiously pass any legislative measures proposed by the Executive towards improving the welfare and conditions of service of men of the armed forces so as to boost their morale. While thanking the fallen heroes for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the defence of the territorial integrity of Nigeria, as well as her peace and stability, he prayed for the repose of their souls and encouraged those who are in the trenches to hold on as they are in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians. Stressing that violence is threatening the unity and foundation of Nigeria and its democracy, Hon Dogara added that everything possible to win the war against terrorism and all sundry violence must be done. He stated, “Today we remember our fallen heroes, brave men and women of our armed forces who paid the supreme price by laying down their lives in defence of the unity,  territorial integrity of our nation and promotion of global peace. They died for the love, honour and service to God and country. We remember and honour with prayers for the repose of the souls of these courageous and patriotic unknown soldiers that their sacrifices will never be in vain.  “To everyone who is out there in the trenches,  fighting for peace and territorial integrity of this country, we are with them and will continue to say that they should stand strong. “We remember them this day on behalf of a very grateful nation for the sacrifice these very important brothers and sisters, very extraordinary sacrifices that they are making for the peace and stability of this nation. We can’t thank them enough. There is no way we can possibly pay them for the supreme sacrifice. “We pledge the continuous support of the House of Representatives to the welfare of our armed forces. We in the National Assembly, as always asserted, are ever ready to expeditiously pass any legislative measures proposed by the Executive towards improving the welfare and conditions of service of our armed forces so as to boost their morale. “In this regard, I call for the establishment of a special education fund for the children of our fallen heroes.” Furthermore, he added, “We must do everything possible to win the war against terrorism and all sundry violence. Needless to say, violence is threatening our unity and the very foundation of our country and its democracy.” Turaki Hassan  Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) January 15, 2019.

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Onnoghen: Nigeria not a banana republic- Speaker Dogara Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for caution in the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government. In a statement issued Sunday, Hon Dogara said that while the House awaits further briefing from relevant agencies, nevertheless, it is important that due process is followed because Nigeria is a country govered by laws and not dictates of men. He noted that the House is not less zealous in the fight against corruption but said to commence a matter of that grave magnitude with a media trial is pregnant with innuendos least needed by the polity at this sensitive time. The Speaker asserts that Nigeria is a country governed by laws with clearly spelt out procedures and processes for their activation and not the dictates of men. It is important that people in authority should excercise power with decorum and not plunge the nation to needless crises as Nigeria is not a banana republic. “This is a matter that affects another arm of government and its head which should be treated with caution so as not to send the wrong signal that there is a political undertone or other ulterior motives to the issue”. “As we raised our voice when the National Assembly was invaded by hooded security men last year, it is incumbent on us as the legislature to voice our concerns because we operate under a system where three arms of government are co – equal branches and enjoy a measure of independence guaranteed by the Constitution.” “As we approach the general elections, it is incumbent on the prosecutorial authorities to exercise caution and treat matters of this nature with utmost circumspection.” Turaki Hassan Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) January 13, 2019

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians not to despair, but look to the future with optimism and absolute faith in the Almighty God as the country moves into 2019. In a new year message, Speaker Dogara acknowledged that 2018 was characterised by unprecedented spate of needless killings, decline in

As Christian faithful celebrate Christmas in remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ, speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of the season, which is the love of God for humanity. In a Christmas message to Nigerians, the speaker noted that it was because of

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has declared that the 2019 elections would be a referendum on the state of security and hunger in Nigeria. Dogara who was speaking in Gombe, Gombe state capital at the North East zonal campaign and rally of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenged Nigerians to

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute the North East Development Commission (NEDC) so that the region can be developed and the people in the North East reintegrated. Speaking at constituency empowerment programme organized by Hon Binta Bello, Deputy Minority Whip in Kaltungo,Gombe State, the speaker

Speaker of the House of Representatives has charged the Public Complaints Commission to ensure that teeming Nigerians who cannot afford the high cost and long process of the Nigerian judicial system for resolving disputes get speedy and effective justice delivery. Addressing the commissioners of the agency, led by the chief commissioner, Hon Chille Igbawua, when they

The continuous face-offs between the Ministry of Finance, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), State Governments and revenue generating organs of the Federal Government on the other hand, emphasise the gravity of revenue leakages in our economy, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said. Speaking at the National Assembly, during an investigative

REMARKS BY THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, RT. HON. YAKUBU DOGARA, AT THE OPENING OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON VOTE-BUYING AND IMPROVING THE ELECTORAL PROCESSES BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY JOINT COMMITTEE ON INEC AND ELECTORAL AND POLITICAL PARTIES MATTERS, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA, MONDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 2018.

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