FCTA Taskforce hits criminals den, arrest 6 suspects

September 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Despite the heavy down pour, Wednesday, the FCT Ministerial Task Force Team on City Sanitation defied the rain and pulled down places suspected to be safe haven for criminals in Kugbo furniture and Nyanya on Abuja-Keffi Express way. The taskforce arrested six suspects.Chairman of the team, Mr Ikharo Attah, who led the operation, said the exercise is aimed at tackling Read More

2021 MWAN Award: Batulu gets honour amidst encomiums by Adamawa people

September 22, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The people of Adamawa state have showered praises on Dr. Batulu Isa Muhammad over the conferment of an award on her by the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN). Batulu, an Adamawa-born medical doctor, got encomiums by many people in and outside Adamawa state for winning the award over many competitors from each geo-political zone of the country. The social Read More

Appraising FCT’s efforts to restore city’s master plan

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes that it appears that the days of a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, are here again as illegal structures are being targeted in order to restore the territory’s master plan. The recent renewed efforts by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Read More

NIPOST clamps down on illegal courier operators in Abuja

September 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has began a clamp down exercise on illegal courier operators in Abuja. A combined team drawn from NIPOST Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department (CLRD), NIPOST Investigation and Security team, Police officers from the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Lagos and Officers from FCT Command carried out the enforcement exercise on Wednesday. The team led Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

FCT Police files intimidation, defamation charges against ex-Ogun Milad

September 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Wednesday filed a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and defamation of character against the former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.) In the case which was filed before a Gbagwalada Upper Area Court, Olofinmoyin was charged alongside one Naval Seaman K.I. Shaibu for allegedly directing Shaibu to shoot one Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

New FCT High Court acting CJ emerges

August 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. In a press release issued by the Director, Information Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Soji Oye, the new acting Chief Judge would be sworn-in Read More

CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

FCTA begins demolishing homes, worship centres, others in Iddo Sabo

August 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In furtherance of it’s reinvigorated removal of illegal structures along the corridors of Abuja Airport road, officials of the FCT Administration yesterday stormed and demolished illegal structures ranging from worship centres, residential buildings, shops and shanties in Iddo Sabo community. Others include schools, vocational workshops, block making industries and uncompleted buildings. The team, comprising of security personnel and relevant agencies Read More

2023: Christian youth group endorses Gov Bello’s presidential ambition

August 7, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

The Christian Youth Leadership Network (CYLN) has stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership. The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the group in Abuja at the weekend. Apostle Eches said while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country Read More

Group offers free hepatitis test in Nasarawa

August 7, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Beacon Youth Initiative (BYI) in partnership with SHECA Foundation and Philips Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, Friday, offered free hepatitis tests to 600 People in Nasarawa state. Executive Director (ED) of BYI, Envoh Emmanuel Okolo, disclosed this in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. “We have offered free hepatitis test to 600 people in Dakan Sarki and Kwandare communities, in Lafia local government,” he Read More

FCTA condemns Naval officer’s assault on DRTS commander

August 4, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

There was uproar Tuesday morning at Kubwa-Dutse Road, otherwise known as Outer Northern Expressway, when a junior Naval officer attacked and assaulted the Area Commander of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS). DRTS, also known as Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) was attacked by a Naval officer identified by his name tag as A.A Yusuf, who allegedly disregarded traffic rules, Read More

Breaking: FCT Chief Judge resigns, takes over as NJI administrator

August 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Board of Governors, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (OFR), has announced the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI). The decision was taken at its meeting held on the July 15, 2021. This was contained in a press release dated 2nd August, 2021which was issued Read More

FCT-NSCDC inaugurates task force against fake security firms

July 30, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

In order to check quackery among operators of private security guards in the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has established a task force to check the menace. Our correspondent reports that the FCT Command of the Corps constituted the task force with executives of the Association of Licensed Private Read More

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Abuja monarch tasks media on security challenges, favouritism

July 21, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Chairman FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr Adamu Baba Yunusa, has called for closer cooperation and between community leaders across the six geopolitical zones in the effort to find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country. Dr. Baba Yunusa expressed disgust over the rising cases of kidnapping and wanton killings throughout the federation, stating also those traditional rulers Read More

FCT: Police partner MVD corps for crime-free environment

Determined to create conducive atmosphere at Dutse Alhaji Abuja for peaceful activities, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has assured Men of Valour and Discipline (MVD) corps of partnership in the area. Division Police Officer (DPO) Dutse Alhaji Divisional Headquarters, Hussani Audu, gave this indication while addressing the people of the area on the need for synergy towards the safety of Read More

Breaking: Fire razes popular supermarket, Ebeano, in Abuja

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

A popular supermarket in Abuja known as Ebeano located within Lokogoma-Apo area has been gutted by fire. The cause of the thick fire incident is unknown as at the time of filling this story. However, men of the FCT fire service are already battling to curtail it. Details coming…

Erosion: Why FG handed over commissioned projects to communities in FCT

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government recently addressed the devastating effects of erosion and flood even as it hands over some commissioned projects to communities in the FCT. HELEN OJI reports. These communities had suffered a lot from erosion and flooding which has devastated the people living in those areas, especially the students of University of Abuja, because when there is heavy down Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari said he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Read More

World Sports Journalist Day: SWAN FCT preaches ethical values, enhanced media package

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

As World Journalist Day is being marked globally, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter has sued for improved ethical values among professionals and enhanced take home packages at work places. Chairman of SWAN in Abuja, Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka, in press statement on Friday observed that lack of commiserate pay for sporting media practitioners has led to desperation among Read More