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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

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

PWDs take protest to minister over exclusion from palliatives

April 27, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Forum for Disability Inclusion in Nigeria (FODIN) has called for review of  the recently created COVID-19 Palliative Committee to accommodate the National Joint National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) and other stakeholders. In a statement, Sunday jointly signed by convener, Paul Ihekwoaba and Malam Ahmed Mohammed Nasir, secretary general, the group stated that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Read More

Lockdown: FCT minister extends market hours

April 24, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Mohammed Bello, has okayed the extension of business hours for markets in the territory. Consequently, markets will now be opened between 8 am and 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The directive which takes effect from Saturday is against the earlier approved time of 10:00am to 2:00pm. The minister also Read More

ICYMI: 58 key points of Buhari’s broadcast on lockdown extension

April 13, 2020 Editor 0

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJAMONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020 1. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial Read More

COVID-19: FCTA arrests Imam, impounds 269 vehicles, 2 foreigners

April 13, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested a popular Imam in Wuye district community Mosque for violating the presidential lockdown order in the FCT aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Abuja. Chairman of the FCTA enforcement team Comrade Ikharo Attah, who stated this during a media chat, added that his men also impounded more than 269 Read More

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Relief for Galadimawa, Kabusa residents as road repair begins

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

After roads leading to Galadimawa and Kabusa had been abandoned for years, respite has finally come the way of the residents as contractors are back to site. KEHINDE OSASONA was in the area recently and reports. Up-close with Galadimawa community As first-timer in Galadimawa from Games Village area, what first stares a visitor in the face as he/she approaches the Read More

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Ex-Kuje chair decries growing insecurity

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Immediate past chairman of Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdulahi Danladi Galadima has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating security situation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The former chairman called on security agencies and influential residents to collaborate and find lasting solution to the situation which, he observed, has gotten out of hand already. He suggested that new methods of Read More

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12 mega health facilities coming, FCT Minister assures residents

March 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of State, FCT Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu on Thursday assured Abuja residents that government was going to provide twelve mega health facilities soon. According to the minister, government was also planning to augment existing facilities by upgrading another six, while new ones would be initiated in line with government resolves to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of communities Read More

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Resettlement: Abuja natives accuse Centenary City of agreement breach

March 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

Natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have accused the management of Centenary City of breach of settlement and compensation agreements entered into with the former FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, that the natives be duly compensated and resettled before the commencement of work on the City. President of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), Commandant Isaac David, who Read More

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Breaking: FG launches school feeding programme in Abuja

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has flagged off the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Karu Model Primary school, Abuja, in an effort to address malnutrition of school age children and secure a better future for them especially the disadvantaged children.  Speaking at the occasion, Friday, in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Read More

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NIMC extends enrolment for UTME candidates

January 11, 2020 Editor 0

The National Identity Management Commission has announced on its twitter handle that enrolment centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano would open on Saturday to register the UTME/DE candidates. The tweet explained that only candidates for the examination would be registered in the three cities on Saturday. The public notice read, “All NIMC enrolment centres in Abuja, Kano and Lagos will Read More

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Celebrating Tambuwal at 54

January 10, 2020 Editor 0

Today, Rt.Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, clocks 54.  Like previous years the day will be marked low-key.  Not that there are no reasons to roll out the drums and call a feast to celebrate his birthday but he would rather quietly give thanks to his creator for His mercies over the years and the privilege to serve Read More

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Aduda replaces Adesola as Perm-Sec

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A new Permanent Secretary Mr Gabriel Aduda has resumed duty as the new helmsman in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. At a brief hand-over ceremony in Abuja, the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, enjoined Aduda to take the ministry to the next level in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision. He commended the directors and staff of Read More

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Slums: Why FCT minister deserves kudos

December 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is a known fact that about 80 per cent of Nigeria’s populace are living in slum settlements. This is based on the United Nations settlement programmes, popularly called UN-HABITAT. In the nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the growth of informal settlements did not start today and its growth over the years is as a result of inadequate and unaffordable Read More

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FCT task force on one chance: How effective?

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Efforts being made to rid the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of criminal activities may have been punctured with high rise in One Chance cases and other such vices as the menace is far from abating. KEHINDE OSASONA in this report asks if the authorities concerned are already overwhelmed. Abuja in throes of criminals Apart from hosting the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Read More