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Speaker Dogara urges President Buhari to assent to Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bills (PIGB) passed into law by the National Assembly. This follows the passage of the legislation by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, same as the version passed by the Senate last Year. Hon. Dogara said the new legislation will be transmitted to the President within the next few days and explained that the parliament had to move on and pass it’s own version of the Bill following failure of the Executive...

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DG NIA, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar: Quite A Good Choice Mr. President, By Maiwada Dammallam

When CIA Boss, Mike Pompeo quipped: “It’s an incredible privilege to lead the men and women who are providing intelligence so that we can do the national security mission, and in the finest tradition of the CIA, I’m not going to say a damn thing in front of the media”, he certainly didn’t have Nigeria in mind but, he certainly captured the Nigerian situation aptly at least, going by the media campaign against the newly appointed NIA Boss, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar. Nigeria is a peculiar country where people consistently believe things could work better in reverse than normal. It’s...

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Historic Overview: Actions of the Government Concerning The Herdsmen Crisis – BMSG

Who are the Fulani Herdsmen?‎   They are largely nomads who go through towns with their cattle. In Nigeria, the Fulani and the Hausa he northern states, with a population of well over 30 million. Notably, people of the Fulani tribe rarely ever use artificial birth control methods and, as a result of this, the tribe is very fertile, hence their vast population and their presence in almost every state across the country. The Herdsmen crisis remains a major issue in Nigeria and predates this Adminstration. Recent attacks by the Fulani Herdsmen‎   Before now, the herdsmen have been...

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There are no sanctuaries anywhere in the country for killers – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said there are no sanctuaries anywhere in the country for killers and other hardened criminals who feed on the blood of people, adding that the solution to the mindless killings and bloodletting lies in the ability to shun buck passing, while the government lives up to its responsibility of providing security for the lives of every Nigerian, irrespective of where they live. Reacting to the killings in Rivers State, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Edo and other States, he said during his opening remarks at the resumption of the...

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Speaker Dogara’s Welcome Speech on Resumption from Christmas/New Year Recess

WELCOME SPEECH BY RT. HONOURABLE YAKUBU DOGARA, SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF RESUMPTION OF THE HOUSE FROM CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR RECESS ON 16TH JANUARY, 2018. PROTOCOLS: My dear Honourable Colleagues, I welcome you back to the plenary of the House, from the Christmas and New Year recess and also commend you for the Committee assignments you have been undertaking since the 8th of January, 2018. I hope you, as usual, spent time with your constituents during this period. I also expect that you have briefed them on legislative activities conducted so...

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