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Western countries should stop providing safe haven for proceeds of money laundering from impoverished nations of Africa- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for stronger synergy among impoverished countries in Africa in order to achieve desired outcomes in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The Speaker noted that due to lack of effective international cooperation and collaboration, criminals have globalised their activities, connecting across the globe seamlessly whilst the enforcers of the laws are hampered in no small measure. Speaking while delivering a keynote address at the 28th plenary meeting of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) in Abuja, he expressed the National Assembly’s,...

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Speaker Dogara presides over Plenary proceedings, Wednesday Nov. 15th

  Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presiding. ORDERS OF THE DAY   BILLS 1.​Consolidation of Bills: (a)​A Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, 2011 to Accommodate Modern Development Relating to Admissibility of Confessional Statement; and for Related Matters (HB.1149) (Hon. Rita Orji);   (b)​A Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, 2011 to Render Illegally Obtained Evidence Inadmissible; Give Discretion to the Court with Regard to Certification of Electronically Generated Documents; Provide for Admissibility of Public Documents without...

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Speaker Dogara presides over Plenary proceedings, Tuesday Nov. 14th

Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presiding   After the opening prayer, the Speaker adopted plenary votes and proceedings for Thursday November 9, 2017   Petition Hon. Aliyu Madaki brought a petition bordering on breach of trust and contract between one Mr. Idris and Officer Ibrahim of the Nigeria Custom Service. He asked the House to redress the issue. ​​ Motion of Public Importance. Hon. Yusuf Tajudeen raised a Motion of urgent public importance on irregularities in a contract situation in the Ministry of...

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President Buhari’s Silent Support For The South-East, By Garba Shehu

  President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the South-Eastern states of Ebonyi and Anambra is taking place at the most opportune juncture, to show support to a governor who has done so much in promoting the President’s policy on food self-sufficiency and to to endorse his party’s candidate in a crucial vote to install a new governor through an election at the weekend in Anambra. Given the unfortunate secessionist winds sown by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB the President’s visit should be seen as part of the measures promised by the administration, following successful cooperation between the federal...

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Speaker Dogara tasks military to protect democracy

  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerian security forces to focus on intelligence gathering and timely deployment of information as a means of combating terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes in the country in order to protect Nigeria’s democracy. He gave the charge while speaking at the Annual Conference for Nigerian Defence Attaches organised by the Chief of Defence Intelligence in Abuja. Dogara stressed that maintenance of law and order is the most important function in any society, noting that democracy thrives only when lives are secure. “But I believe that if we succeed...

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