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Dogara is our political party-youth foundation declares

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

A pro-Dogara group in his constituency has declared him as their political party, as they have declared their determination go with him wherever he goes.

The former House of representative Speaker Yakubu Dogara recently defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a controversial manner that has continued to raise questions.

The group, Tafawa Balewa/Dass/Bogoro Youth Development Foundation, (TDBYDF) described Dogara as an icon of contemporary politics whose leadership has impacted on women and Youths.
Chairman of the group Engineer Emmanuel Isheni, in company of the Secretary, Mallam Shittu Haruna, made the declaration on Monday at the NUJ during a press briefing.
“Owing to the recent happening of the defection of Hon Yakubu Dogara, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, we want to make it clear that we stand with Dogara as our party, anywhere he goes, we go.

He explained that they were rooting for Dogara irrespective of political party because he single-handedly sponsored the bill for the establishment of North East Development Commission (NEDC).
He said the former speaker also influenced rural electrification and construction of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, in addition to creating employment among others.

According to Isheni Dogara is an undisputed political leader who understands the rudiments of Tafawa Balewa, Dass and Bogoro politics in particular and Nigeria politics as at large.

He said that the people of the constituency have witnessed many developmental projects which include Road construction, Youth and women empowerment programmes, rural electrification, and construction of Bridges amongst others.

“We have it on record that some non-performing   politicians paid some youths N1, 500 each to stage a protest on 28th July 2020 against Dogara Yakubu at Government House Bauchi, for reason which does not hold any water.
“This makes the protest unsuccessful and are the same people who hired thugs and held a press conference on 4th August 2020 against the defection of Hon Dogara from PDP to APC,”

Isheni, who was accompanied by hundreds of Dogara’s supporters, said.

“We want to tell the good people of Tafawa Balewa, Dass and Bogoro federal constituency, Bauchi state and Nigeria at Large, that we know those ill politicians do not want our peace and progress as a people. We assure you that those mischief politicians are politically dead, but don’t want to go down alone, that is why they want to malign our great leader, Dogara”

According to them although, Bauchi State has been known national and international for her strong political brinkmanship, peace and leadership distinction, a disposition bequeathed by the founding fathers and political forbearers who are selfless People, the current government under the leadership of Senator Bala Mohammed has shown no concern for the interest of the masses and youth development by his leadership style.

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

Clashes between rival political thugs have left 2 people dead in Zanfara ahead of the by-election tomorrow
The police imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara LGAs after two persons were killed and several others injured
The thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid breakdown of law and order.

There has been tension in the state as two leading candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the ruling People’s Democratic Party ended campaigns yesterday at the same time.
The contest is mainly between APC’s Bello Dankande Gamji and PDP’s  Tukur Ibrahim Tudu though 12 candidates of other parties are also in the race.
The PDP had earlier alleged that the APC was planning to disrupt the election by arming thugs; the allegation which the latter dismissed.

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

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Having failed Nigerians on his campaign promises, President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober with a contrite heart by returning to God to beg for mercy, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has said.


The former governor was speaking against the backdrop of the recent gruesome killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.

Lamido who was monitored on the BBC Hausa service in Abuja said Buhari should drop his ego by seeking God’s forgiveness.
“There is no way a government can continue successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.

“He has failed totally, if not that he failed how will he allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will he allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely something is wrong somewhere,” he said.

On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go fisrt. He should ask himself that what offences has he done to Allah. He need to wake up in the mid night, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness on the offences he has committed.

“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years if you said something like this you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses, the traditional leaders and all people have spoken out.”

“When Buhari was sick Nigerian prayed for him  and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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