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Buhari appoints Abubakar as Substantive NIA DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The new Director General is Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations. Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights. He also briefly served as Senior Adviser at the Multinational Joint Task...

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2019: We will protect interest of Bauchi people- Speaker Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has assured the people of Bauchi State that he will protect and defend their interest in arriving at any political decision ahead of 2019 general election. He stated this at a reception organised by his constituents in Bogoro local government area to mark his 50th birthday anniversary. Alluding to political developments in Bauchi State, he said that wherever the interest of majority of the people dictate that cwe should go to, that is where you will find me, by the grace of God.” Hon Dogara allayed fears expressed by the...

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Dogara empowers petty traders, artisans in Bauchi Markets

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday, visited several markets in five towns and villages in Bauchi State where he interacted with the traders and artisans and supported them with cash gifts to boost their businesses. The Speaker was accompanied by his wife Gimbiya Dogara and member representing Misau/Dambam Federal Constituency of Bauchi State Hon Ahmed Yerima. The villages visited by the Speaker include Zwall, Burgel, Kagadaman Dass, Maraban Liman Katagum and Kadagi along Bauchi-Tafawa Balewa road. Malam Adamu Dan Ningi, a meat seller at Maraban Liman Katagum, said: “The Speaker came to my stand...

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Full text of President Buhari’s 2018 New Year Address

I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE. Unfortunately, I am saddened to acknowledge that for many this Christmas and New Year holidays have been anything but merry and happy. Instead of showing love, companionship and charity, some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country. The consequence was that not many could travel and the few who did had to pay exorbitant transport fares. This is unacceptable...

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I Owe My Success To My Constituents- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has attributed the achievements he has recorded as a member and Speaker of the House of Representatives on the the trust his constituents reposed in him. Speaking during a reception in his constituency to celebrate his 50th birthday, he said the people of Bogoro, Dass and Tafewa Balewa gave him the opportunity to become Speaker by re-electing him against all odds and that placed him in a position where he could influence projects of impact to his constitutuency, Bauchi State and north east region in general. He also thanked God...

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