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house of representatives nigeria

Bauchi State

Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara

Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State

News From Hon Yakubu Dogara

Speaker Dogara Calls For Improved Welfare For Doctors To Stem Medical Tourism

Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives has stressed that access to healthcare is one of the major concerns of the present government...

After Three Months, Dogara Swears In Hembe’s Replacement

The inauguration delay drama of a member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Dorothy Mato, ended on Tuesday, as the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara,...

Anambra Church Massacre is abominable, barbaric, inhuman- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described Sunday's attack on worshippers in a Catholic church in Anambra state as abominable, barbaric,...

We’ll support passage of “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill – Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has clarified that the “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill was not removed from the report to be considered...

Speaker condemns calls for Nigeria’s separation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has condemned those calling for Nigeria’s separation. Dogara, who said God did not create Nigeria by...

Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara was born in December 1967 in Bauchi State, where he had his primary and secondary education before heading to the University of Jos in 1982 to study Law.

He currently represents Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency, and is serving his third term as a federal lawmaker, after first being elected in 2007.

Education

His education began in 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School in Bauchi state. In 1982, he proceeded to the Bauchi Teachers’ College for his secondary education, and obtained a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987.

In 1988, he went on to the University of Jos, Plateau State, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992. He then proceeded to law school and was eventually called to the Bar in 1993.

He later obtained a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

In 2006, he attended a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change and in 2013, he completed another course on Negotiation at the Oxford University. In 2014, he went on to the Harvard Kennedy School for yet another course on Leadership.

Professional and Political Career

After graduating from the Bauchi Teachers’ College, he took up employment in April 1988 as a teacher at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. In 1993, during the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, he served at NCCF, Akwa Ibom state, and upon completion of the NYSC programme in 1994, he went into private legal practice until 2005 when he was appointed Special Assistant to the then Minister of State for Transport.

He held this position until 2006, when he decided to contest to represent the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa constituency at the Federal House of Representatives. His bid proved successful and he has been a member of the House since 2007.