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Remarks by Speaker Dogara at the Opening Ceremony marking World Press Freedom

REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, RT. HON. YAKUBU DOGARA, SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CONFERENCE MARKING THE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY ORGANISED BY THE PREMIUM TIMES CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION’S RULE OF LAW  AND ANTI-CORRUPTION  (ROLAC) PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY MAY 4TH2019 IN ABUJA. Protocols: I am greatly delighted to address you on the occasion of this Conference with the theme “Press Freedom in Nigeria – Rule of Law, Media and Violent Extremism,” to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day. 2. It is a day...

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Why Buhari/Labour Romance Endures – BMO

President Muhammadu Buhari’s overwhelming victory in the February 23 Presidential election and his enduring rapport with the labour movements are consequences of his people-friendly policies.  The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) believes that this is why the labour movements opted to use May day to celebrate the President rather than a day for protests and workers agitation which is the hallmark for labour day world-wide. In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said that this relationship is a fitting testament to the manner President Buhari had been operating in the last four years....

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House of Reps: Speaker Dogara presides over plenary proceedings, Thursday, 25th April 2019

Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara Presiding. After leading the opening prayer, the Speaker went on to examine and approve Plenary Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday, April 24, 2019. __________________________________________________________________________________________   PRESENTATION OF BILL   Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB. 1621) (Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta) – First Reading. _______________________________________________________________________________   PRESENTATION OF REPORTS   1.​ Committee on Delegated Legislations: Hon. Simon Arabo: “That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislations on the...

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2019 election was referendum on Saraki’s tenure as Senate President

  No amount of political brinksmanship by Senate President Bukola Saraki can water down the damning verdict delivered by the people of Kwara State on his four-year stint as head of the legislative arm of government. According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), this is clearer than any skewed self-appraisal Saraki may want to do to present himsel as “one of the best Senate Presidents in the nation’s political history” and, in the process, paint the Executive in bad light. BMO said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, that what Saraki got...

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President Buhari rallies Qatar on Investments, recharge of Lake Chad

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others, featured prominently as President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. Also on the front burners was the recharge of Lake Chad with water from the Congo Basin, so as to grant succour to the more than 30 million people adversely affected by the shrinkage of the lake over the years. “We invite you to invest in our refineries, pipelines, power sector, aviation, agriculture, education, and many others, so that you can have your management...

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