FG to provide 2000 homes in FCT

January 18, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has said the federal government would provide more adequate and affordable housing for about 2000 families in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement issued Monday night in Abuja by the ministry’s deputy director, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Stephen Kilebi, qouted the minister who spoke during his maiden Read More

Setting FCT satellite towns on path of cleanliness

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

At last, satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will begin to wear a new look if the current efforts of the administration to clean up the area are sustained; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. The task of ensuring the cleanliness of FCT satellite towns is long overdue. Attempts were made to incorporate them into the mainstream regular sanitation monitoring exercise Read More

Area council poll: FCTA reads riot act to politicians, monarchs

January 14, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that any political leader or traditional ruler found colluding or aiding criminality in any area council, especially during the forthcoming area council elections, will not be spared. In his speech during a familiarisation tour to Gwagwalada and Kuje area councils, the Mandate Secretary, Area Council Secretariat, Abubakar Dantsho, said the FCT Administration Read More

SBI awards 79 indigents Muslim students in FCT

January 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Standard Bearers Islamic Organisation (Abuja Chapter) has awarded 79 indigent Senior Secondary School (SSS) students as parts of it efforts to contribute to the educational standard in the society. The program was tagged “Career Mentorship Programme Scholarship award presentation”. The Chairman, Planning Committee of the Organisation, Abuja Chapter, Ismail Yusuf at the presentation explained that the process of registration was Read More

Building institute seeks Abuja markets management’s support to curb fire incidents

January 11, 2022 Muhammad Abdullahi 0

The Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute has pledged to collaborate with Abuja Markets Management Limited in an effort to curb the growing case of fire disaster in markets and shopping facilities across the country. The Head, Fire and Safety section, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) Surveyor Longtau Pirmak gave the hint while leading a team from NBBRI Read More

FCT polls: Appeal court affirms Angulu Loko as Abaji APC candidate

January 9, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

An Appeal court sitting at Central Area, Abuja, Friday, affirmed Alhaji Muhammad Angulu Loko as the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for February 12, 2022 council election in Abaji area council of the FCT. The presiding judge, Hon justice Aliyu Abubakar Gumel, while delivering judgement in an appeal filed by Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, said the appeal filed Read More

We’ll assist NEXT supermarket bounce back stronger – Minister

December 28, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has pledged to provide needed support for the NEXT Cash n Carry supermarket to ensure that it bounces back stronger than what it was before the Boxing Day fire incident that wrecked it. Bello, who spoke while on an on-the-spot assessment of the mega shopping mall facility, Read More

FEMA seeks review of Fire Service Act

December 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has called for review of Fire Service Act of 1963 to meet up with contemporary realities. Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, made the call in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Idriss said the Act had become obsolete, thus limiting the powers of emergency agencies in the discharge of their Read More

FCTA to revoke 435 abandoned buildings, 600 undeveloped plots

December 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a bid to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in and around the 250 square kilometers of the Federal Capital City, Abuja, the FCT Administration may have concluded arrangements to sanction owners of 435 abandoned and uncompleted structures. FCT Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini, who made this disclosure over the weekend while briefing the press on Read More

Yuletide: FCT minister tasks residents on peace, unity

December 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello felicitates with residents of the FCT, especially the Christian faithful on the celebration of Christmas. In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Tony Ogunleye, the minister enjoined all Christians in the territory to use the occasion to reflect and rededicate themselves to the virtues Read More

SERVICOM reaches out to the vulnerable in Gwagwalada, Kuje

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli has extended love to vulnerable groups in Gwagwalada and Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. This gesture was extended when the coordinator visited the Kuje Correctional Centre and the ANAWIM Home for the poor in Gwagwalada recently, as part of SERVICOM’s end of year activities. A press statement signed Read More

FCT Police arrest #NorthIsBleeding protesters

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Officers of the FCT Police Command, Wednesday, dispersed #NorthIsBleeding protesters in Abuja. The NorthIsBleeding protests are organised against the continuous insecurity and killings ravaging the northern states under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Report in the media indicate that some Nigerians from the Northern part of the country took to Twitter since last week using the hashtag #NorthIsBleeding to demand Read More

Short-changing customers: AMAC chair introduces mudu for FCT traders

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

As a result of allegations of cheating by traders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has introduced a new standard measurement (mudu) for traders within the Council. Speaking during the launch on Friday at Gosa market, Candido said a standard mudu “will curtail the bickering by traders and customers Read More

$151m refund suit filed against Abia gets Feb 18 date

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new date, Feb. 28 has been fixed for a case involving a financial expert, and the chief executive officer of Mauritz Walton Nig. Ltd, Dr Maurice Ibe, against the Abia state government. Some of the Abia state officials were also joined in the $151 million Paris Club refund suit. An FCT High Court, Kubwa, Thursday fixed the date in Read More

FCT-IRS sets N202bn target for 2022

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), has said it remitted N118 billion into federal government coffers as at November with a projection of N202 billion in 2022. The acting chairman of the FCT-IRS, Mr. Haruna Abdullahi, stated this Wednesday in Abuja, saying that the figure meant for the organisation surpassed its target by 108 per cent. He said: Read More

FCT: Stakeholders unveil project to promote rights of original inhabitants

December 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

To help promote the rights of original inhabitants of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stakeholders from the political, traditional, religious, women and civil society converged and unveiled a strategic project on strengthening the traditional justice system. The official launching of the project was performed by the Ona of Abaji, with the support of Sa’peyi of Garki and other traditional Read More

Yuletide: FCT Police ban sale, use of fireworks, bangers, others

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Commissioner of Police, in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, has banned the sale and use of all kinds of fireworks, fire-crackers, knockouts, among others in the FCT. The CP in a press statement by the Police Publoc Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, Monday in Abuja, noted that the order was part Read More

FCT minister advocates enlightenment, education campaigns on mental health

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged the Association of Psychiatrist in Nigeria to embark on public enlightenment and education campaigns on issues of mental health, especially in the cases of drugs abuse, depression and suicide. Represented by Dr Mohammed Kawu, the acting secretary of FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Bello gave the advice at the 52 Annual Read More

AEAN tasks members to promote Agbari culture

November 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Agbari Elite Association of Nigeria (AEAN) weekend held its maiden summit at the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Abuja. The association called on Agbari sons and daughters to stay united to ensure the promotion of its cultural heritage, education, welfare, peace, unity and development. The chairman of the association, Comrade Musa Jibril, in his speech titled :”Rethinking The Gbari Read More

FCT: NANS commends minister over appointment of SA youth designate

November 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello, for giving youth opportunity to be senior member of his cabinet. The NAN president, Comrade Sunday Adebayo in a letter to the minister and made available to Blueprint, applauded the minister saying that, “We wish to show our appreciation to the honorable Minister of FCT for Read More

Harmattan: FEMA warns FCT residents on fire outbreaks

November 26, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned FCT residents to equip their homes, offices, business places and cars with basic fire defense equipment to curtail fire outbreaks. The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave the advice Friday in Abuja, during a television programme monitored by our correspondent. Idriss, who stressed that homes should be Read More

The rampage of market infernos

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The fire disaster that struck the bustling Nyanya market located along Abuja-Keffi highway on Tuesday has once again brought to the fore the need to urgently secure our markets all over the country to stem huge economic losses by traders. According to an eyewitness account, the conflagration began around 7 pm after most of the traders had closed for the Read More

Group hails FCT minister, says Abuja now construction site

November 21, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A collation of Nigerian concerned Citizen has applauded the leadership style of the current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), saying Abuja is now a construction site.The group stated this while on a solidarity march tagged “peace work” in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The group was warmly received at the FCT Secretarial by the FCT permanent secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, Read More

Organisers put Nigeria industrialisation summit on hold

November 15, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Organisers of the first Nigeria Industrialization Summit and Expo scheduled to begin Monday in Abuja would no longer hold. The industrialisation summit and expo is part of plans to bolster national development and put the economy on the growth part. Organisers of the event who did not give any reason for the postponement said it was on the advice of Read More