Kuje council, group train women, youths on devt

June 13, 2018 Donald Iorchir .Abuja 0

Kuje area council, in partnership with E-Way For Development, has trained 100 women and Youths on Weaving and Knitting for sustainable development in the Council. Blueprint reports that the three-day training titled “Women Blossom Empowerment Initiative under the Project: – Women Civil Society Organisation Network, was aimed at realising Sustainable Development Goals. Speaking to our correspondent during the training at Read More

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UniAbuja seeks pact with China on culture, youth devt

June 13, 2018 Donald Iorchir .Abuja 0

Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, has called for greater collaboration with China to develop the potentials of the Nigerian youths on creative skills and modernisation. The Chinese Cultural Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Li Xuda, who spoke at a lecture organised by the university at the weekend, said China would work closely with Nigeria in the Read More

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Kuje council staff cooperative elects officials

June 13, 2018 Donald Iorchir .Abuja 0

Kuje area council staff multipurpose cooperative society has elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the society for the next four years. Mr. Danlami Zakwoyi, after a keenly contested elections conducted, last week, at the area council, emerged president. He won the election after polling a total of 77 votes to beat his opponent, Abdulkareem Sule, with 43 votes. Read More

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Multiple taxations: Senate gives FCTA 2 weeks on GMD petition

June 13, 2018 Ene Osang 0

Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privilege and Public Petitions, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, representing Imo East Senatorial District, has given two weeks ultimatum to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), its Area Councils and the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) to “resolve matters in respect of a petition of multiple taxations filled against them by the Guild Medical Directors (GMD).” Anyanwu Read More

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Bloomberg, VIO, FRSC train school drivers

June 12, 2018 John Oba 0

A business and leadership development training firm, Bloomberg Business School, in collaboration with the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), at the weekend organised a oneday capacity building training for school bus drivers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Handling a section of the training, the Assistant Chief Road Traffic Officer and Head of Planning Read More

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Hit-and-run driver kills retired ASP in Kugbo

June 12, 2018 Paul Okah 0

A 64-year-old retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Bali Rimpyen, was on Sunday evening run over by a motorist in Kugbo, on the ever-busy AbujaKeffi expressway as he was waiting for a lull in traffic to cross over to the opposite side of the road. The incident is coming barely a week after Blueprint reported the dearth of infrastructure Read More

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FCT to commission light rail soon – Perm sec

June 12, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said that the coming into operation of the Abuja Light Rail Service (ALRS) would accelerate FCT economy by opening windows for investments and job creation. Ohaa, who stated this recently during an inspection of the 78km Abuja Light Rail. According to him, the Abuja Rail project which started Read More

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Kugbo: Abuja community where residents suffer neglect

June 9, 2018 Paul Okah 0

Kugbo is one of the popular communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) without government presence. In this report, PAUL OKAH unearths the pains being experienced by the residents. Kugbo is a community under Karu Ward in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC); it is situated on the busy Keffi-Abuja highway, sandwiched between the popular AYA and Nyanya. It boasts of Read More

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Candido declares for second term

June 5, 2018 Baba Yusuf 0

Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. “I will like to respond to your clarion call for me to come out and seek reelection in 2019. I wish to offer myself once again to serve my people in this council as you have demonstrated your trust in Read More

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Association hails Buhari over Not Too Young To Run Bill

June 5, 2018 Donald Iorchir .Abuja 0

Noble Youths Mass Support Association (NYMSA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill. National Coordinator of the association, Comrade Godwin Onmonya, gave the commendation on Friday in Abuja. He said the Bill was a step in the right direction, adding that it would bring about new brand of leadership with sound Read More

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Perm sec raises c’ttee on 2018 National Sports Festival

June 5, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As part of efforts to ensure the success of the 2018 Annual National Sports Festival (ANSF) billed to hold in the nation’s capital city in December, the Permanent Secretary Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, has set up a 15-man committee to ensure the event is hitch-free and befitting for a capital city. While inaugurating the Committee last week, Read More

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Noise pollution law violators risk prosecution – AEPB warns

June 5, 2018 Helen Oji . Abuja 0

Following a spate of complaints by residents and concerned stakeholders within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), violators of the Federal Capital Territory Laws against noise pollution are reminded that they risk prosecution. Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), has warned operators of Nightclubs and social relaxation gardens in Abuja to bear no noise pollution in the territory in other to avoid Read More

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FCTA partners Julius Berger to revive park

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that the Administration in collaboration with Julius Berger Plc is set to commence reconstruction of the moribund Berger Junction Park and restore it to its former beauty. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, who made the disclosure over the weekend, recalled that the area was given to Julius Berger company Read More

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Why FCT needs new meat haulage policy – Hon Ifeanyichukwu

June 2, 2018 Josephine Ella-Ejeh 0

Decades after Abuja became Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the city is yet to have a befitting meat haulage system as obtains in modern cities across the globe. The implication is unhygienic meat handling and transportation. In this interview with JOSEPHINE ELLA-EJEH, the Secretary, FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Hon. Nzekwe Stanley Ifeanyichukwu, speaks on state of the city’s Read More

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FCTA set to resolve border dispute with Niger – Bello

May 30, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that the FCT Administration “is set to end the lingering boundary disputes between communities in Niger state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).” The Minister, who stated this recently during a joint section with the Niger state government, led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, noted that Abuja Read More

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Children’s Day: Kuje council vows conducive atmosphere

May 30, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

Kuje area council celebrated this year’s Children’s Day with a pledge to create a conducive atmosphere for the children to grow and realise their future Addressing the children on Monday, the chairman, Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Danladi Galadima, said Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, to encourage all countries to “firstly to promote mutual Read More

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NUJ decries assault on members, set to protest

May 26, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja Council, has decried the spate of assault on its members by security agents and personnel of uniformed organisations. The Council in a press statement, yesterday, said plans were underway to hold a protest to demand for the respect and protection of journalists’ right to and access to information and dissemination of same. The statement Read More

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AMAC Speaker seizes mace to avoid impeachment

May 26, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Speaker of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Legislative Council, Mr. Daniel Michael, on Friday, seized the mace, the symbol of authority, to prevent his impeachment. His action followed the move by his colleagues to impeach him over the allegations of misconduct and abuse of privileges. Majority leader of the House, Mr Yusuf Kadir, while moving a motion to pass a Read More

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Bwari sensitises residents on erosion control

May 25, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

Department of Environmental Sanitation in Bwari area council has hinted that it would stage advocacy campaign sensitise to residents on erosion control during the rainy season. Head of the Department (HOD), Alhaji Haruna Labaran, who disclosed this to Blueprint yesterday, added that the sensitisation became necessary to educate the people “on the role they can play to clean their environment Read More

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Fire Service moves for safety of buildings

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal Fire Service has given a three-month ultimatum to defaulters of its building fi re risk assessment to comply or face sanction. The Head, Policy Regulation and Inspectorate, Assistant ControllerGeneral Quintus Azogu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recently. Azogu said buildings that had been discovered to have gaps had been given three Read More

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Reps to probe land allocations between 2007, 2015

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

House of Representatives has recently a review of all land allocations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from 2007 to 2015 to ascertain whether or not due process was followed in the allocations. The resolution was taken after the House adopted a motion by Bashir Baballe (APC, Kano). The House also mandated its committee on FCT to ensure the payment Read More

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Don’t shed blood to win election’

May 23, 2018 Ahmid Lawal Abuja 0

The Ekiti Coalition for Change, a group comprising of some Ekiti State indigenes residing in the United States, has urged politicians against in any act of bloodshed in a bid to win the July 14 governorship poll. The group advised politicians to think more about the future of their state and its development “rather than exhibiting bitterness that can affect Read More

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Ekiti 2018: NBA tasks security agencies on peaceful election

May 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ado-Ekiti Branch, has urged security agencies to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State. Speaking on the 8th Annual Law Week of the association in Ado-Ekiti, the state NBA chairman, Mr. Gbemiga Adaramola, described the act of terrorism as serious danger to peaceful coexistence Read More

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Children’s Day: Uniforms prevent children from school – Teachers

May 23, 2018 Paul Okah 0

Headmistress of Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Kugbo, Hajiya Hauwa Abdulraman, has said that school children in Kugbo “stay away from school and prefer to go to the farm with their parents because of school uniforms.” She stated this yesterday during a march-past practice organised by the school preparatory to the International Children’s Day celebrations scheduled for May 27. Read More

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