5 May 2016

Biography Of Yakubu Dogara: Speaker Of The House Of Representatives

Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara an indigene of Bauchi State of Nigeria was born to Yakubu Ganawuri and
Saratu Yakubu on 26 December 1967.


Yakubu started his earliest education in the year 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School, Bauchi. After he concluded his primary education in the year 1982, he was admitted into Teachers Training College, Bauchi. Therein, he obtained Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1987. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he studied and obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992.
The same year he graduated from the university, Yakubu Dogara proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and concluded 1993. He was immediately called to the bar. Being someone who has flair for education, Yakubu approached Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland where he obtained a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law. Further search for knowledge made Dogara to take up a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change in 2006, On Negotiation at the Oxford University in 2013, and a course on Leadership in Crisis at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014.


Yakubu Dogara started his career as a teacher in April 1988, when he was employed at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. After his National Youth Service Program which he did at, Akwa Ibom state in 1994, he embarked on a private legal practice.

Yakubu was eventually appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport, a position he occupied until 2006, when he joined politics fully and contested election into the Federal House of Representative, to represent Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency, a contest he eventually won.

Dogara has been a member of the Federal House of Representatives since 2007, until 9th of June, 2015, when he was elected the Speaker of the Federal House Of Representative, a position that was highly contested.

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