House of Reps Yakubu Dogara is new Speaker

Dogara was chosen to head the House on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, after being nominated by Hon. Abdulmumin Jubrin.

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Yakubu Dogara has been elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Dogara was chosen to head the House on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, after being nominated by Hon. Abdulmumin Jubrin.

He defeated fellow House member, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was earlier chosen as the sole candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), announced earlier in the day that it had adopted Dogara, who is an APC member, as its own candidate.

Senator Bukola Saraki, who was also adopted by the PDP, has emerged Senate President.

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