FCT RTEAN chairman promises transparency

September 23, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The newly elected chairman of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alh Musa Sa’du Zuba, has promised to be transparent in running the affairs of the association. Zuba made the promised Tuesday shortly after his swearing in along with executive members of the body at the RTEAN national secretariat, Abuja. Zuba emerged FCT RTEAN Read More

Confusion, rage as Policemen storm Anambra, whisk away community leader

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

There is intense confusion amidst wild spread condemnation moment after officers from police headquarters in Abuja stormed Ezi Umunya, and whisked away a prominent commuter leader Chigozie Nweke. Ezi Umunya is a community located in Oyi local area of Anambra state. The arrest of Nweke on Monday September 21, 2020 by a team of two police officers under Gabriel Alegbu Read More

FCTA demolishes mega store over failed structural test

September 15, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

For allegedly failing structural integrity test, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Monday demolished a mega store sitting on a one-storey building in Dawaki relocation scheme of Abuja, the nation’s capital city. Our correspondent reports that FCTA officials who were accompanied by a combined team of security operatives who stormed the area with their bulldozer and pulled down the structure Read More

Breaking: Gloom as Nigeria’s inflation shoots up again

September 15, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 13.22 percent (year-on-year) in August 2020.  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its CPI and Inflation Report for August 2020 published on its website Tuesday in Abuja, it showed that the figure was 0.40 percentage points higher than the rate recorded in July 2020 (12.82 percent). This is the Read More

Gomo of Kuje lauds group on roundabout construction

September 13, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The Gomo of Kuje, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr) Haruna Tanko Jibrin, has commended Techman Union Workers Association on the construction of the Gede-Gomo palace road roundabout Kuje. The royal father made the commendation during the foundation laying ceremony of the project over the weekend in Kuje, FCT, Abuja. He commended the laudable initiative of the union for adding colour Read More

FCTA commences weekly demolition illegal structures

September 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced weekly site inspection and enforcement exercise that would culminate into demolition of illegal structures across the territory. Director, Department of Development Control, Tpl Mukhtar Galadima disclosed this Tuesday, while conducting some journalists on inspection of project sites in Guzape, Asokoro, Katampe Extension districts and National Assembly Quarters, Apo. Galadima posited that many Read More

Insurgency: Begin rehabilitation efforts in 5 liberated states, CSO urges FG

August 20, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Centre for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called on the federal government to begin the process of rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in the five states liberated from Boko Haram in the North-east. The centre also hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for liberating five states in the North-east from the terrorists. CALSER called on the government to begin rebuilding Read More

Covid-19: Prisons admit new 9,900 inmates, reopens in 28 states

August 19, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller General of Correctional Service, Alhaji Jaafaru Ahmed, has said the Service has began addmission of inmates into Custodian Centres in 28 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that 8 states are yet to comply with the guidelines for covid-19 pandemic. The Correctional Service boss also explained that since the admission was restored, over Read More

FG sets up technical committee to fund mining sector

August 18, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government has set up a joint technical committee with the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) on funding intervention support to accelerate sustainable development in the solid minerals sector. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah during the inauguration at the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Monday, said, the committee Read More

BUK centres test 27,831 COVID-19 samples

August 18, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Outgoing Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Yahuza Bello, has said the three COVID-19 testing centres, established since the outbreak of the virus in the state in April, have tested no fewer than 27,831 samples so far. A press statement in Kano, Tuesday said  Bello stated this at the commissioning of International Conference Centre (ICC) at BUK College Read More

Breaking: International flights to resume August 29th

August 17, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that International flights which were suspended by the nation’s aviation authorities in the country as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on 29th August 2020. The Minister who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s Read More

FRSC tasks motorists on 100 speed limit

August 11, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

Abaji command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has tasked motoring public to maintain the recommended 100km/h speed limit while plying the road. The unit commander in charge of Abaji area council, Mr. Shehu Abubakar, disclosed this in a chat with Blueprint in Abaji during a special patrol embarked upon to tackle wrong driving during the just concluded Sallah Read More

FCTA partners Niger on Suleja Smart City project

August 9, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has pledged FCTA’s support for the proposed Smart City project of the Niger state government at Suleja town, bordering FCT. Malam Bello, who made this pledge at a meeting with a delegation from Niger state led by the Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, expressed Read More

How 32-yr-old man kidnapped, raped 16-yr-old girl in Gwagwalada

August 6, 2020 Ene Osang 0

A 16-year-old girl, Peace James, who was kidnapped by one Abubakar Ibrahim from her father’s house in Gwagwalada, Abuja, has been found. The police found the girl five months after she was kidnapped with an unwanted pregnancy. Speaking to Blueprint at the Gwagwalada Police Area Command, Miss James, who is an SS2 student said her kidnapper, who is the same Read More

Pictures: Uneasy calm as Police, Army arrest #RevolutionNow protesters

August 5, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Revolution now protesters are currently facing hard times in Abuja after security agents reportedly arrested many of them in Abuja The protesters carrying placards and banners had set out as early as 8 am to demand good governance from the Buhari-led administration. Some of their placards read, ‘Nigerians are sick and tired of poverty, corruption, injustice and untimely death’; ‘Say no Read More

Need for a 2nd pedestrian bridge at Area 3 Junction Abuja

August 5, 2020 Patrick Adaofuoyi 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is the pride, gem and cynosure of this great nation, Nigeria. It is also Nigeria’s centre of unity. The outside world, especially foreigners and visitors to the country perceive Nigeria, via only two, main Nigerian cities: Lagos and Abuja. Based on  this fact, incumbent and indeed   incoming administrations, should strive to put developmental structures and Read More

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Natives commend Buhari for appointing Abuja indigene ambassador

July 6, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

Indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the auspices of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) weekend commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing an indigene of Abuja, Suleiman Sani, as ambassador nominee. President of the organisation, Commandant Isaac David, in a chat with Blueprint in Abuja described the appointment as a square peg in a square hole. He Read More

Aduda: Not guilty as charged

June 3, 2020 Dr Mike Uyi 0

Many who work successfully for the growth and development of their nation most times face challenges of false allegations from naysayers. Such is the case of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, at the National Assembly. The baseless and false reports being bandied against the Senator are been paddled by the machination of the same crop of Read More

Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Breaking: Former NNPC GMD Baru confirmed dead

May 30, 2020 Benjamin Umutene 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru. Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru revealed in a release Saturday morning. The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, expressed shock Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases near 8000, 313 new discoveries recorded, Abuja numbers up after 2 weeks

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

A total of 7839 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed. Also, 313 new cases were discovered in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday. A state by state breakdown shows; 148-Lagos 36-FCT 27-Rivers 19-Edo 13-Kano 12-Ogun 11-Ebonyi 8-Nasarawa 8-Delta 7-Oyo 6- Plateau 5-Kaduna 4-Kwara 3-Akwa Ibom 3-Bayelsa 2-Niger 1-Anambra