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Yakubu Dogara Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Yakubu Dogara Biography
Yakubu Dogara is a Nigerian farmer, lawyer and politician, who served as the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is one of the most popular Nigerian politicians and has been on the news of recent after decamping from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The news of his decamping has attracted media attention and reactions from many top figures, including President Muhammadu Buhari. As usual, it was also a source of controversy among Nigerians, especially those active on the various social media platforms.
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Yakubu Dogara Profile

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Full name: Yakubu Dogara
Date of birth: 26th December 1967
Age: 52 years old (2020)
Place of birth: Bauchi State, Nigeria
Parents: Yakubu Ganawuri, Saratu Yakubu
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Jos, Plateau State
Spouse: Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara
Children: Chimel Dogara
Occupation: Politician, lawyer, farmer
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Net worth

Yakubu Dogara Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Yakubu Dogara was born on the 26th of December, 1967 into the family of Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu. He began his primary education at Gwarangah Primary School, Bauchi State in 1976. In 1982, he proceeded to the Bauchi Teachers’ College for his secondary education, obtaining a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987. 
He further gained admission to study Law at the University of Jos, Plateau State in 1988. He graduated in 1992 with  Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree. He was called to the bar in 1993.
Dogara also has certificates from various institutions around the world, including Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland,  Oxford University and Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Career and Politics

In 1988, Yakubu Dogara took up employment as a teacher at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. He further proceeded to Akwa Ibom state (in 1993) for his mandatory National Youth Service Corps, during which he served at Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship (NCCF).
Upon completing his NYSC program, he went into private legal practice until 2005 when he was appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport.
Dogara served as the SA to the then Minister of State for Transport until 2006 when he decided to contest to represent the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, a move that went successfully. He was also appointed as a minister of Health in 2011 during Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's tenure.
On July 2020, he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), returning to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He had earlier decamped to the PDP before the 2019 general elections alongside the former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.

Professional Affiliations

• Member, The International Bar Association
• Member, The Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators
• Member, The Social Policy Association
• Member, Nigerian Bar Association
• Member, The Nigerian Institute of Management
• Member, The Cyber Bar Association
• Associate member, World Jurist Association
• Associate member, Institute of Environment Management and Assessment

Personal Life

Yakubu Dogara is happily married to Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara and the marriage is blessed with children. His daughter, Chimel Dogara was in 2015, awarded as the student of the week for a very brilliant and outstanding performance at the Abbey College of Cambridge University, UK.
Dogara is a devoted Christain and member of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. He held a thanksgiving service at one of the church's branches shortly after his election as speaker.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Yakubu Dogara on:
Twitter @YakubDogara

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