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FCT CP loses mum

April 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

Minister of the Federal capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has commiserated with Commissioner of Police Mbu Joseph Mbu over the death of his mother, Madam Agnes Ara Obayi-Mbu, who died at the age of 80. Mohammed expressed his condolences to the people and governments of Cross River state, particularly the immediate community and family of the deceased. He Read More

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Kilankwa residents cry out for road

March 31, 2014 Blueprint 0

Awaal Gata Residents of Kilankwa community in Kwali Area Council have called on the authorities of the council to complete the construction of the road that leads to their community. Speaking to our correspondent yesterday, Abdullahi Magaji, a resident of the community, lamented that the Council had started constructing the road, but had abandoned it midway. He said the construction Read More

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40 stalls burnt in Abuja market fire

March 31, 2014 Blueprint 0

Etta Michael Bisong No fewer than 40 stalls were burnt in a fire outbreak at the Garki Model Market in Abuja on Saturday morning before it was put out. Manager, Abuja Market Management Limited (AMML), Mr Ibrahim Yahaya-Joe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire started at about 6.02 a.m. Yahaya-Joe said he received a phone call Read More

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No Ebola case in FCT – Secretary

March 31, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Health and Human Services Secretariat, has confirmed that no case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the FCT. In a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Badru Yakassai, said there is no Ebola case in the FCT. The statement said: “However, with the recent publication in one of the print media reporting that Read More

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Trace Adkins’ wife files for divorce

March 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

The wife of country singer Trace Adkins has filed for divorce, ABC News has confirmed. Rhonda Adkins, the singer’s wife of 16 years, filed in Tennessee earlier this week. According to the documents from the Williamson County, Tenn., court, she cited “irreconcilable differences.” Trace, 52, and Rhonda Adkins have three daughters – MacKenzie, Brianna, and Trinity. The singer also has Read More

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Captain America’s’ Chris Evans ready to leave acting behind

March 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

There’s no escaping Captain America – especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That’s not just a career assessment. It’s a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” once again dons his trademark patriotic suit, which requires the actor to wear a snug latex Read More

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FEMA seeks residents’ cooperation

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged residents to cooperate with the agency in order for it to discharge its duties effectively. In an exclusive interview with Blueprint, the Director General of the agency, Abbas G. Idris, said volunteerism and residents’ collaboration with disaster managers enhanced effectiveness in disaster management. He said “where there is no cooperation between residents and Read More

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Lugbe residents berate MTN over ‘no network’ in 3 days

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

Residents of Lugbe axis of the Umar Musa Yar’Adua way (Airport Road) have decried what they described the “insensitivity” of one of the telecommunication companies in Nigeria, MTN, to their inability to receive or make calls. The residents said they had been cut off the telecommunication lines for the past three days, as there was no network connection on their Read More

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Man loses ear over plate of rice

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

There was a mild drama yesterday in Gwazunu area of Suleja when a cripple allegedly chopped, chewed and swallowed his neighbour’s right ear over a bowl of rice. Residents said the commotion started when the cripple, who is popularly known as dan-gurugu, wanted to join his neighbour, Gbenga, in eating from a plate of rice but Gbanga did not allow Read More

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Abuja’s new trend of begging

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

There is a new trend of begging in Abuja. It is mainly practised by ‘blind’ women. These women are mostly found at major bus stops with infants strapped on their backs, and usually led by children who are old enough to be in school. They move from one bus stop to another, chanting religious songs as they solicit for alms. Read More

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Okiro hails FCTA’s devt strides

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

Chairman, Police Service Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, has commended the development strides of the present Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). Speaking, on Tuesday, during a courtesy call on the Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, Okiro commended the administration for “performing very well, particularly in the area of infrastructure.” He thanked the minister for making things very easy for the Read More

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Minister warns monarchs on lawfulness in their domains

March 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has warned district chiefs and heads in the territory that he would, henceforth, not accept any breakdown of law and order in the name of unlawful demonstration. He gave the warning yesterday in an emergency meeting with chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), some graded chiefs and Read More

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Kuje bulldozers demolish forest market

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Donald Iorchir There was a panic and wailing at Kuje forest market, when bulldozers of Kuje Area Council began demolition of the market in part of the slum dwellers. Mr. Emmanuel Nwanchukwu, a resident, said Kuje Area Council’s swift action to remove some hoodlums in the market had met brick wall as hoodlums were in full control of the area. Read More

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FCT records 9,652 childbirths in 6 months — Minister

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Ayoni M. Agbabiaka A total of 9,652 deliveries have been recorded in FCT in  six months. During the period, 7,747 were normal deliveries; 1,865 were C/S deliveries and 14 were instrumental deliveries; as another 413,642 patients was also treated of one form of illness or the other between mid August 2013 and mid February 2014. This is an overall report Read More

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Schools charged to engage pupils in physical education

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Ayoni M. Agbabiaka As part of its efforts to discover young talents among school pupils, operators of private schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been charged to cultivate the habit of involving their pupils in physical and health education. Executive Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Mrs. Blessing Onu, who made this call during the maiden inter-house sports of Read More

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FCT indigenes set to organise carnival for Jonathan

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory, under the aegis of Abuja Original Inhabitants Coalition Groups, have concluded plans to stage a cultural carnival for President Goodluck Jonathan, as a mark of appreciation for his “transformation agenda in the territory”. The proposed carnival, according to the organisers, was aimed at articulating the issues of Abuja indigenes in the Read More

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Residents hate using pedestrian bridges

March 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Even with the many pedestrian bridges in Abuja, residents prefer crossing the expressways on foot, AWAAL GATA writes Crossing the expressway on foot, even where there is a pedestrian bridge, is a common occurrence in Abuja. During rush hours, many residents risk their lives crossing roads right beside pedestrian bridges instead of using the bridges. In 2013 road accident statistics Read More

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11-year-old girl abducted for two days

March 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

One Sunday Godtime, a barber, is currently facing trial at Mararraba Upper Area Court for abducting an 11-year-old girl for two days. Godtime, a resident of New Nyanya, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal force that contravened Sections 265 and 273 of the Penal Code. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Jospeh Ahua, the case was reported at the Read More

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Cleric urges commitment as church unveils auditorium

March 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

General Overseer of the Christ Oriented Evangelical Centre (COEC), Pastor Emmanuel Issah, has called on Christians in the country to remain steadfast in their spiritual obligations in order to bring them nearer to God and benefit from His abundant grace. He made the call in a telephone chat with Blueprint to avail his ministry’s plan to launch a new church Read More

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FCTA launches N477m cleaning equipment

March 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commissioned a N477 million worth of mechanical waste management equipment in its renewed drive to keep Abuja clean and safe. Blueprint reports that the equipment are eight global M3 (3000MX) street sweepers, four LN50 litter pickers and two roll-on roll-off trucks, and they would deployed to areas with high litter generation activities. Commissioning Read More

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Don’t dare come to our communities for demolition, natives tell FCTA

March 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

The original inhabitants of the federal Capital Territory (FCT) have warned the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to sheathe its plans of demolishing their communities. The inhabitants said if the warning is not heeded, “any action” that follows, they should not be blamed. The warning was contained in a communiqué red to journalists by Ezikiel Josiah, the coordinator of Original Read More

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Zinaria School PTA elects Ayagi as vice-chair

March 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Parents-Teachers’ Association of Zinaria International School, Mararaba in Nasarawa State, has penultimate weekend elected its member, Malam Sulaiman Muhammad Ayagi, to the position of Vice Chairman. Ayagi’s election, along with three other officials, followed existence of vacant offices consequent to the relocation of some former office holders of the association and tenure expiration. Other officers elected were Alhaji Mustapha Read More

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Are council chairmen also liars?

March 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

At the backdrop of Sen. Bala Mohammed’s tongue-lashing of his directors that they have been lying to him about the city’s environmental ‘sanity’, AWAAL GATA, having weighed the under-development in the area councils, asks whether the chairmen, like the directors, are liars   Recently, after an emergency tour of the city, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Read More

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Kwali council hasn’t revoked allocated lands – Chairman

March 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Kwali Area Council Administration has dismissed the allegation that it has revoked land allocated to people and re-allocated same to others.                               Chairman of the Council, Hon. Ibrahim Daniel Kwali, who made the denial in a statement, described the allegation as “baseless, unfounded, and a mere political propaganda.” He added that the allegation was aimed at discrediting his administration’s development Read More

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Confab: Minister’s aide urges residents to maximise opportunity

March 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been called upon to take full advantage of the opportunity presented by the National Conference. Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory on Political, Budget and National Assembly, Sen. Jibrin Wowo, made the call while interacting with journalists. Acording to him, the opportunity is very important as it Read More