Safiyinu Amira: Medical evaluation report’ll vindicate Police – Source

June 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of investigation into the circumstances surrounding missing Abuja resident, Safiyinu Amira, who had raised the alarm on Twitter over her alleged kidnap, the FCT Police Command is set to release report of medical evaluation conducted on her in line with global best practices. A senior police officer, Wednesday, assured Blueprint that the outcome of the medical evaluation would Read More

FCT new council executive resume duty

June 22, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Newly elected Abuja area council executive chairmen and councillors resumed duty on Wednesday throughout the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) after three months of uncertainty and suspense caused by a High Court order which stopped the handover process. The executive members, who were elected February 12, 2022 were sworn into office on Tuesday by the Read More

Apprehension as beggars, destitute return to FCT

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Whether or not it is related to the insurgency and banditry in the northern part of the country, it is not clear, but in recent times, street-begging and destitution have returned to the FCT; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Like an army of locusts, they have returned with their associated social nuisances in places where they find habitation. Even though they are Read More

FCT Police nab woman for abusing girl in viral video

June 3, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Officers of the FCT Police Command have arrested one Nweke Chadikaobi for inflicting injuries on a 10-year-old girl, Oluebube Emmanuel. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to the cruel and ill-treatment perpetrated against one Oluebube Emmanuel, 10, by one Nweke Read More

FCT: AMAC woos youths, investors in realtor, agric, others

May 25, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has urged entrepreneurs, international organisations and residents of the Federal Capital Territory to invest in the reinvented AMAC Investment and Property Development Company (IPDC) for development of the Council. Speaking with Blueprint in Abuja Wednesday, the group managing director of AMAC IPDC, Hon. David Obaje, said that the area council is determined to rely Read More

Senate: Aduda wins FCT ticket

May 24, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Incumbent Senator, Philip Tenimu Aduda, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial primary in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Senator Aduda polled 190 votes out of the192 total number of the delegates in the six area council of the FCT. Announcing the results, Aminu Suleiman Gwada, the PDP electoral panel chairman in the FCT said Senator Aduda Read More

Police quiz ex-SDP chieftain over alleged impersonation

May 20, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command has quizzed a former member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)!Chief Supo Shonibare and three others over alleged impersonation of the party’s officials. Chief Shonibare and co travelers were arrested by the Police FCT Command at Merit house, Abuja on Wednesday morning where they were to hold a press conference with the SDP’s Read More

Breaking: Commuters stranded as protesters block Abuja highway (PICTURES)

May 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Angry protesters on Friday set bonfires on Giri-Gwagwalada road to protest against tenure elongation for the outgoing chairmen and councilors of area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, had on Thursday suspended the proposed inauguration of the newly elected chairmen and councilors across the FCT councils Details loading…

Tension in FCT over area council chairs’ tenure elongation

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

There is palpable tension among major stakeholders in Abuja over alleged tenure elongation for the current area council chairmen and councillors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. In suit No. FCT/HC/W/910/2022, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, had extended by one year, the tenure of the out-going chairmen and councillors of Read More

FCT: Buhari commissions Sali Housing Estate flood control works

May 19, 2022 Helen Oji 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, commissioned erosion and flood control works at Sali Housing Estate, Kurudu, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The president was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi Esan. The president stated that the project will set a stage and create required environment to bring about stability and well being of Read More

In 3 days, power generation drops below 5000MW, customers count losses

May 18, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

For three days consecutively, the Nigeria’s power generation capacity has dropped below, 5000MW just as consumers counted their losses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Recall that the power generation capacity of the country is said to be above 8000WM daily but in the recent times, it has been fluctuating between 5000MW and 4000MW respectively. However, according to a data Read More

32 states, FCT in high risk of flood in 2022 – Minister

May 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman H Adamu, has warned that 233 Local Government Areas in 32 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall within the Highly Probable flood risk Areas. This is even as 212 Local Government Areas in 35 states of the Federation including FCT fall within the moderately probable flood risk Areas and Read More

Hiccups as fuel scarcity resurfaces in FCT

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Barely two months after the fuel scarcity, which bit Nigerians so hard, long queues have resurfaced in some fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); TOPE SUNDAY reports. Recall In the earlier week of February, Nigerians started to experience fuel scarcity owing to some adulterated litres of PMS, which were inadvertently imported from Belgium and released into the market. Read More

N1bn libel suit: Court orders NBTE boss, others to open defence

May 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has ordered the executive secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bugaje, to open defense in a 1billon libel suit brought against him and Kaduna polytechnic. Bugaje, a former rector of the institution, was alleged to have defamed the polytechnic expenditure officer, Mrs Bilkisu Sannusi. The defendants in Read More

FCT U-12/U-15 Handball tourney: FCT sports council hails Handball association on grassroots development

May 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Sports Council have commended the FCT Handball Association for its effort to revamp grassroots handball competition in the nation’s capital. Director of the FCT Sports Council, Mr Lukas Istifanus, gave the commendation on in a media chat. Speaking after watching a classical U-15 male match at the ongoing FCT U-12/U-15 Inter-Area Council Championship between AMAC and Read More

Eid-el-fitr: FCT minister urges faithful to practicalise lessons of Eid-el-Fitr

May 3, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged the residents of the territory, especially the Muslims to practicalise the lessons of the just concluded month of Ramadan. Bello gave the advice while addressing newsmen shortly after observing the Eid prayer and the National Eid Ground, Monday in Abuja. The minister emphasised the need for Muslims and all Read More

Insecurity: FCT minister vows to dislodge Apo-Dutse Pantaker

April 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has said there was no going back on the planned removal of Apo-Dutse Pantaker, famed to be one of the biggest scrap markets in the country. Bello stated this Friday at an interactive meeting with stakeholders of the pantakers market, at the FCT Administration secretariat, in Abuja. The minister, Read More

Property: How touts pose as real estate agents in FCT

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The activities of touts who pose as real estate agents in the sale or occupation of property in the Federal Capital territory (FCT) have been on the increase. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a look at the ugly trend. If the Senate does nothing about the activities of self-styled property agents who have in the recent past assumed the Read More

School Feeding: FG trains additional 12 cooks in FCT on hygiene, nutrition, others

April 28, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has trained 12 cooks from the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). Addressing reporters at the event, the Programme Manager, FCT School Feeding Programme, Mr Kudu Dangana, said the training will help cooks in the programme to train Read More

Minister tasks FCT monarchs to evolve new ways of tackling insecurity

April 27, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Following recent security reports in some area councils of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on traditional rulers and other stakeholders to evolve new methods of tackling insecurity in the nation’s capital. The minister gave this charge at the 6th security meeting with area council chairmen, FCT council of graded chiefs and Read More