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‘We’ll beef up security in Gwagwalada’

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The new Deputy Superintendent of Police of Gwagwalada Divisional  Area Command, Mr. Patrick Daaor, has said that his administration would ensure that the peace and security which is  being enjoyed in Gwagwalada is maintained at all cost. Speaking at the first general meeting of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) of Gwagwalada branch, Daaor said the police would go after persons Read More

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Couple dedicates daughter to Christ in Kuje

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The families of Prince Nyiekaa Williams, Nyiekaa of Kuchiyako extension, Kuje recently dedicated their daughter, Princess Sophny Doofan Williams, to Christ. The celebration which began early at St kizito’s Catholic Church, Kuje, was officiated by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Michael Ngoko. In his sermon, he urged the congregation to strive to live their identity and dignity as children of Read More

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Residents task govt on feeder roads

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

Despite the ongoing rehabilitation of  about 31 roads by the Kaduna Public Works Agency (KAPWA) in Kaduna state, residents of the state have tasked Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero to help out in linking some feeder roads in the state to major ones. ABDULRAHEEM AODU and OJO SOLA OLUSEGUN write on the ongoing works and the clamour of the residents As Read More

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Fuel Scarcity: Hawkers smiling to banks while residents lament

March 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

BODE OLAGOKE, who went round the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), writes on the plights of the communters over the ongoing fuel scarcity, and how it has ‘boost’ fuel hawking Just as it is being popularly  said that a son of meat seller eats bones, daughter of a clothes seller wears rags and the children of a farmer get hungry, Nigeria Read More

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How FCT forest reserves are abandoned

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

Forest reserves in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are now abandoned, AWAAL GATA writes Created in 1964 by the defunct Abuja Native Authority, the forests reserves in Idu and Gwagwa are believed to be one of the reserves that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) inherited from Niger state, a state that has so many reserves. However, after the inheritance, the Read More

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Arowolo’s tragedy: Women speak

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

Penultimate Friday, Akolade Arowolo, a pastor who stabbed his banker wife to death, was sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Lateefa Okunnu of a Lagos High Court. The incident, trial and subsequent judgment have continued to elicit various reactions from women. IKPO IGBINOBA interacted with some of them and reports It happened on June 24, 2011. A pastor, Akolade Read More

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Second tier of government will solve FCT’s problems – Kwali

March 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

Dr. Daniel Aliyu Kwali, an architect, is the Commissioner for FCT at the National Population Commission. He told AWAAL GATA, among other things, that creation of the second tier of government in the FCT will put an end to the challenges that the original inhabitants of the territory have been facing Original inhabitants of the FCT have been decrying marginalization, Read More

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Lagosians thumb down Fashola

February 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Like a festering sore, the demonstrations against the hike in tuition fees at the Lagos State University, (LASU) will never go away. In January there was a violent protest that led to the closure of the institution and last Tuesday, the students and civil society groups were at the state House of Assembly to seek the lawmakers’ intervention in the Read More

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Mad rush to Kubwa

February 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Kubwa, one of the suburban towns in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been experiencing a rise in population, prompting people into referring to it as Abuja’s substitute, AWAAL GATA writes Abuja has proven to be a city where the poor man has no place. Of course their offices are mostly sited in the city, they cannot afford to rent Read More

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Hawkers on the rise despite …

February 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

BODE OLAGOKE examines the effectiveness of the ban on hawkers and destitute in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) The order of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Muhammed, banning hawkers and destitute in Abuja seems not to be effective as these categories of people have returned to the  streets to ply their trade. Even prostitutes and okada Read More

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Bad times for Abuja sex workers

February 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

So far, 2014 has not been a good year for commercial sex workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). AWAAL GATA writes on the reason, and the new tactics adopted by the sex workers  to beat directives of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Commercial sex is a very lucrative business in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), hence beyond many Read More

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Where are the sanitation officers?

February 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

AWAAL examines the effectiveness of sanitation laws in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)   Streets of most of satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are fast degenerating to dumping grounds for refuse under the watch of the relevant authority, even as some parts of the metropolis are not insulated from the nuisance of wastes. The menace is pervasive, Read More