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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

Dogara promotes football talents in 20 Bauchi LGAs 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 education remains the bedrock of development, participating in professional sports have over the years, played a big role in empowering youths, especially financially. He explained that it was because of this fact that he took the initiative to sponsor the football competition which was keenly contested by football teams from all the local government areas in the state and beyond. Recall that in December 2017, the speaker had vowed to sponsor a state-wide football competition in order to harness the talents of Bauchi youths and put them in form for onward selection into local and national teams. He promised that the 2nd edition of the competition will be better organised and requested the support of Bauchi people to elect a government that will support his initiative. The speaker said, “This event is not just for playing and feeling good about it. You will notice that football has become one profession that can lift youths out of poverty. One good footballer may do better in uplifting a community out of poverty. I am not saying that education is not important. It is important but as you train yourselves in education, also concentrate on sport activities.” Expressing delight that about six of the participants have already been contracted by clubs outside the state, he hoped that it will lead eventually to the inclusion of a Bauchi State indigene in the national team. The competition was won by Dogara Boys Football Club who carted away one million naira prize money; Super Starlets of Azare second place with a cash prize of seven hundred and fifty thousand naira; while Misau FC went home with a cash prize of five hundred thousand Naira. Attached picture: Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presenting the Trophy to Captain of Dogara Unity Football Team, Ibrahim Saleh, Winners of the Final Tournament 2018 Dogara Unity Football Competition for 20 Bauchi LGAs, with them are: Hon. Ahmed Yerima(left) and Chairman planning Committee, Mr. Balarabe Douglas in Bauchi at the Weekend

Saturday, 19 January 2019 by

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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

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 by

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

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