No plan to relocate FCT from Abuja to Lagos – Tinubu

November 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied rumour he intends to relocate the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Abuja to Lagos if elected. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) said the falsehood being spread by the opposition was in continuation of their campaign of calumny and character assassination of Read More

FCT names major street after Air Chief Amao

November 21, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao, has been recognised for his leadership efforts and commitment to community development by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The council in a letter of approval signed by its Chief Revenue Officer, Mr. Danlami Zakunya, named a major drive within the municipal area after the Air Chief in appreciation of Read More

Breaking: FCTA task force raids ‘Okada’ hotspots in Abuja suburbs

November 17, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja 0

As part of effort to rid Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city of the menace of commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as Okada riders, the joint enforcement task force team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) took its operations to notorious hotspots in Durumi I and Durumi II within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Other areas raided include Lokogoma roundabout, Piwoyi Junction Read More

WRAPA, FCT ten pillars call for gender bills at meetings, others

November 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) and the FCT Ten Pillar Partners has called for the promotion of the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) bills at traditional meetings for the members to familiarize themselves with the bills and cascade down to other community members. During the advocacy visit to Traditional ruler of Abaji Area Council recently in Abuja, Read More

FCT-IRS disowns fake employment letters in circulation

November 16, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory-Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has distanced itself from fake appointment letters being circulated in the name of the service with the intention to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. The service has said it is not recruiting and cautions the general public to be careful not to fall victims to those scammers and unscrupulous elements.A statement from the office of Read More

FCT: New ANAN chair emerges

November 16, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

A progressive, Shavah Elisha Andrew, Saturday, emerged chairman of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) FCT 1 Abuja branch, with a promise for an inclusive leadership in the next two years. He succeeds Wahab Shina Omoniyi whose tenure just came to an end. Shavah Andrew scored 241 in the virtual poll in Abuja where over 330 members of Read More

FCT minister, the water that runs deep

November 14, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

National Honours Award, yes, being a recipient, unhnn, what is the big deal about it. A lot. To be one of the recipients of a national award is not a small thing. To be recognised by your country is not as simple as it looks. To be singled out, out of over 200 million people is not a joke. It Read More

Minister reopens Dutse-Alhaji market 4 days after

November 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has approved the reopening of the Olajumoke Akinjide Shopping Arcade, Dutse-Alhaji, Abuja, four days after the complex was shut down for gross violation of Land Use Act. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had Monday, closed down the market indefinitely over what it described as extreme contraventions which include Read More

Varsity don tasks FG on ICT, digital technology

October 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

A university don, Professor Muhammed Kabir Isah, Monday, urged Nigeria to embark on education based on Information Communication and Digital Technology, noting that the future of education will not be internet but metaverse. Delivering a lecture at the 2022 National Convention of the Government College Kaduna Old Boys Association (Kadoba), with the theme “Education: The Pathway of Development in Nigeria”, Read More

Terror threats: US, UK, others can’t scare us in Nigeria – Gov Sule

October 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed terror attack threats on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by some foreign governments, saying no country can scare Nigerians in their country. Governor Sule assured that Nigeria is safe and will continue to be safe. He, however, charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, as well as other security Read More

World Food Day: FCT ARDS wants farmers sensitised against climate change effect

October 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) has stressed the need to sensitize farmers on how to mitigate the effects of climate change during the farming season. The Director, Planning Research and Statistics,FCT, ARDS, Mr Adeyemo Tayo in an interview with journalists at the 1-day state level interactive forum and commemoration of 2022, World Food Day Read More

FCT minister approves appointment of Sarkin Pai for Kwali

October 14, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has approved the appointment of Abubakar Sani Pai as a Third Class Chief of Pai Chiefdom (Sarkin Pai) in Kwali area council of the Territory. The appointment which was contained in a letter dated August 30, 2022, enjoined the traditional ruler to display “a high sense of Read More

2023: FCT residents still agonise over rents, gridlocks

October 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

High cost of rents, gridlocks, inflation, among others have become the bane of residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is in addition to poor salaries and welfare packages, even as the 2023 general elections draw close. PAUL OKAH reports. To many residents of the FCT, surviving in the nation’s capital is a battle as they have to contend Read More

FCT: NYSC flags off health initiative for rural dwellers

October 7, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

As part of activities marking his 100 days in office, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah, has flagged off the Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers (HIRD) programme at the LEA Primary School in Dakwo community of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. In his address at the flagging off, Wednesday, Fadah said the Read More

FCTA sleeps on as unoccupied houses litter FCT

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite the rising housing deficits in the country, the number of unoccupied houses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is alarming and TOPE SUNDAY wonders what the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is doing about it. Although there are divergent views on the issue of housing deficits in the country, it is believed that the deficit is between 17 million Read More

Ramatu Aliyu and benefits of Canadian expo

September 12, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

The 5-day Canada-Nigeria Investment Expo has come and gone, leaving on its trail possibilities of rejuvenation of the economy of Nigeria, including, of course, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. According to the Minister of State, FCT, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who led the Nigerian delegation, the investment summit has opened up more opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment into the FCT. The Read More

FCT residents differ on Okada, Keke operators’ nuisance value

September 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), residents who don’t own cars are usually forced to embrace Okada and Keke NAPEP as the only means of transportation. However, as this has become a norm, TOPE SUNDAY and HUSSEIN ISAH wonder whether or not the Okada and Keke operators in the territory actually constitute a nuisance. Commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada Read More

Addressing the plight of FCT indigenes

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every August 9 to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.The United Nations General Assembly first announced the day in December1994, marking the day of the Read More

Investment expo: FCT minister woos Canadian investors to Abuja

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Canadian investors have been enjoined to leverage on the favourable investment opportunities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja to invest in agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, transportation, healthcare, waste management and hospitality. FCT Minister of State Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu made this call when she led a delegation of FCT to the just concluded inaugural Canada-Nigeria Investment Expo with the theme: Read More

Kubwa building collapse: FCT minister commiserates with families

August 26, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of State for the Federal capital territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has commiserated with the families affected by the Kubwa building collapse. Aliyu, while wishing the injured speedy recovery, prayed to the Almighty God for the repose of those who died in the incident. The minister made the remarks when she visited the site of the crumble Read More

UN Indigenous Peoples Day: FCT original inhabitants and their struggle for justice

August 14, 2022 Armsfree Ajanaku 0

August 9 every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Day is observed to celebrate the achievements of indigenous peoples around the world and highlight their struggles, as well as what governments, and societies can do to address the plights of these marginalized peoples. For Nigeria, the commemoration of the 2022 Read More