2023: Dogara hits APC, says Muslim-Muslim ticket will fail

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the adoption of a same-faith presidential ticket by the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a political move that is guaranteed to end in spectacular failure. Dogara stated this while delivering the keynote address at a summit, tagged: ‘Meet The Church’, organised by the Nigeria National Christian Coalition (NNCC) with the theme: ‘The Role of the Church in Nation-Building’. Taking a swipe at the APC’s insistence on fielding Muslim-Muslim presidential candidates, he said, “In their convoluted posturing, they have placed…

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Court sacks ex-Speaker, Yakubu Dogara from House of Reps. over defection to APC

…”We will appeal against judgment” – Dogara’s lawyer A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has ordered a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to vacate his seat as member representing Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State. Justice Donatus Okorowo, in his ruling Friday, declared that having defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dogara was no longer qualified to occupy the seat by virtue of Section 68(1)(g) of the Constitution. Justice Okorowo aligned with the argument…

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Insecurity: Nigerians have accepted killings as new normal – ex-Speaker, Dogara

…Says they’re tired of complaining Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says it appears Nigerians have been accustomed to the killings happening across the country and have accepted it as the new normal. Dogara spoke while delivering a Keynote address, during a Summit organised by the Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace and Development Studies, University of Abuja. He said the situations have been accepted as part of daily lives for the Nigerian people. “Today, Nigeria is faced with an unprecedented crisis, so much so that nothing in…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigeria at war with itself, on the verge of a precipice’ — Dogara raises alarm

…Calls for unity as panacea for peace, security Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to be united in stemming the tide of insecurity and ensure peace in the country. Speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, in Ondo State, Dogara asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “to stop playing the ostrich or pretend that all is well with us and our country”. The former Speaker, who is the Chancellor of the university, lamented the seemingly intractable security challenges in the…

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Bauchi Gov. challenges Dogara to prove words on procurement, contracts

By Adamu Shehu Bauchi  Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has challenged former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to prove his allegations on procurement and other contracts under present administration in Bauchi State. The governor was speaking at a gathering in government house with people of Bogoro/ Dass/ Tafawa Balewa federal constituency, on recent development in the state. The governor had earlier debunked all allegations levelled against his administration on misappropriation of public funds as one of the reasons, former speaker Dogara defects to All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor…

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Why I dumped PDP – Dogara

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has given reasons why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Dogara said he dumped the PDP because of the mismanagement of resources by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, where he hails from. In his letter of resignation addressed to the Bogoro ‘C’ Ward chairman of the PDP, the former House of Representatives Speaker said Governor Bala Mohammed whom he helped into power, had not lived up to expectation. His letter reads, “I write…

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Dogara’s return to APC a big setback for party’s image, says Prof. Sagay

Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has said that the return of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to the All Progressives Congress was a big setback for the party’s image, a report by Daily Independent said. Dogara, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly before the 2019 general elections, was led to meet President Muhmmadu Buhari at the State House  On Friday, Chairman of the APC Caretaker/National Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, led…

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Again, ex-Speaker Yakubu Dogara dumps PDP, returns to APC

By Ishaku Yohanna, Abuja Ex-Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, broke the news to state House Correspondents after he and Dogara met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday. “We paid a courtesy call on the president in continuation of our effort to rebuild the party. We are here to see Mr. President…

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