All set for KIFA Lagos youth league

April 22, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s biggest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA) is set to hold the maiden edition of its football league for players in its academies spread across the country. KIFA, with Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu, as its chairman, has over 2,350 players in 126 centres across the 36 states and FCT, Abuja. And it is acknowledged as the lagest Read More

Secession agitators can’t intimidate, bully Buhari, Presidency declares

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore those calling for secession, saying President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be intimidated and bullied for their selfish interests. The seat of power also ruled out the calls for another National Conference to discuss the much talked about unity of Nigeria. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC during a media interface organised by Read More

FCT contractors protest non-payment, shut perm sec’s office

April 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Over 300 angry contractors Monday around 10am stormed the offices of FCT Minister, Malam Mohammed Bello and Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, blocking major entrances over non-settlement of contractual obligations. Some the contractors claimed they executed various COVID-19 contracts for the FCT Administration between March 2020 and April 2021 without being paid. One of the contractors, Emmanuel Nwachendu said: “This is Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders donate molecular testing facility to FCTA

April 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Some stakeholders under the umbrella of FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Monday donated a world-class molecular diagnostic laboratory to the FCT Administration to boost fight against the pandemic and other health challenges. Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the multi million Naira laboratory project provided by the committee at the Kubwa General Hospital, FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Read More

Sustain fight against sexual offences, NGO tells Nigerian govt

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Sexual Offences Awareness and Response (SOAR) Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has urged the federal government to combat all forms of sexual offences and child rights violations in the country. Speaking at the close out event of the rule of law and anti-corruption programme in Abuja on Tuesday, the Executive Director of SOAR Initiative, Chinyere Eyo, said the government at Read More

Foundation mobilises community peace builders

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Gray Child Foundation has said its ‘Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria’ initiative will not only promote national peace and security but sustainable development as it moves to among others, create a network of empowered community peacebuilders across the country. The Chairman of the Pan-African non-partisan organization working to improve communities and human capital development of people in Nigeria and Read More

FCT CP assures residents of hitch-free Easter celebration

April 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, has assured residents of a hitch-free Easter celebration. Ciroma gave the assurance in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Thursday in Abuja. It read in part: “In furtherance with effort to ensure that residents of the FRCT enjoy Read More

Disasters: NEMA to strengthen collaboration with FCT Fire Service

April 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abuja Operation Office, has sought the continued collaboration of the FCT Fire Service (FFS) in the area of response to emergencies. The Head of Abuja Operation Office, NEMA, Mr Samuel Bitrus, made the request Wednesday in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the FFS, noting that the Service was a key stakeholder in terms Read More

NUJ FCT pledges support for procurement association

March 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has pledged media support to members of National Association of Public Procurement Practitioners to enable them achieve their main objective of entrenching transparency in procurement system. Chairman of the Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, pledged the support in Abuja while receiving members of the association who were on a courtesy visit to council Read More

FCT Police nab 10 for robbery, drug peddling

March 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, 26; Abubakar Rabiu, 23; Abdulmumini Bello, 19; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; and an ex-convict Shaban Abubakar, 19; arrested Read More

FG partners stakeholders on food security

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has pledged commitment to partner with stakeholders to increase food security and reduce the threat of scarcity. The permanent secretary in the ministry, Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, said this at the Result Presentation Workshop of March 2021 Cadre Harmonise (CH) Food and Nutrition Insecurity Analysis for Nigeria, on Friday in Abuja. Umakhihe said Read More

Alleged N1.3m fraud: Painter, 35 arraigned in court

March 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Aliyu Abubakar, a 35-year-old painter was Monday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a customer of N1.3 million. Abubakar of Abaji by Pipe Line, FCT, Abuja, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating by the police. The Prosecution Counsel, Kufreabasi Ebong, told the court that the complainant, Saleh Mustapha, reported the Read More

Partner other agencies to implement non custodial measures — CGC directs field officers

March 12, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Acting Controller General of Nigerian Correctional service, John Mrabure, has urged , staff of the Non Custodial Directorate to ensure high level partnership with other concerned agencies in order to effectively implement the non custodial measures and ensure a peaceful and safe nation A Statement by the Service Public Relations Officer Chukwuedo Humphrey Thursday, the Controller General who was Read More

FCTA decries trading on road sides

March 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) has warned marketers across the city to desist from trading on road shoulders and corridors or their wares would be confiscated. Chairman of the FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on Traffic Management, Mr Ihkaro Attah, issued the warning during inspections of Nyanya Market, road shoulders and corridors on Wednesday in Abuja. He stated that the traffic Read More

Federal Road Safety Corps at 33

February 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last Wednesday, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) might not have rolled out the drums to celebrate the 33rd year of its creation due to the challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic among other reasons. Nevertheless, the Corps deserves more than a passing comment for attaining the landmark. Established in February 1988 through the instrumentality of Decree 45 as Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

FCT IPMAN visits burnt Kugbo building materials market

January 13, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The FCT chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has paid a condolence visit to Kugbo building materials market that was razed by fire in the early morning of Monday. The team, led by IPMAN FCT director of operation, Mr. Ameh Kennedy, urged the traders who lost their valuable goods worth millions of naira to take it Read More

Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. He Read More

Crossover: National Inter-Faith organisation declares 21 days prayers for Nigeria

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) has declared 21-day intercessory prayers for Nigeria to usher in the new year.  The inter-faith group, in a statement signed by its grand patron, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, Thursday, said the spiritual exercise is themed, ” 2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking Demons working against President Muhammadu Read More

Breaking: FG issues fresh orders on COVID-19, bars, restaurants shut… worship centres, eateries, workers get new guidelines

December 21, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on control of COVID-19 Monday came up with new measures to check the spread of the virus in the country. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Presidential Task Force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said officers from Grade Level 12 and below are now to work from home. He Read More

Breaking: 2 Judges for compulsory retirement as NJC appoints 69 judicial officers

December 20, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of the Grand Kadi of Yobe state, Shu’aibu Talba, and a judge of the Osun state High Court, Justice Abdulkareem Abdulrasaq, over alleged age falsification. The decision for the immediate sack of the judicial officers was taken at the 93rd meeting of the NJC which held virtually on December 16, Read More

Fugitive Maina returns to Court as trial resumes

December 4, 2020 Editor 0

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has returned to court and his trial has resumed in Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ensured Maina was in the court having being extradited to Nigeria from the Niger Republic by the Interpol. Mr. Maina who jumped bail before his re-arrest in Niamey, Niger Read More

Breaking: EFCC re-arraigns ex-SGF Lawal over alleged grass-cutting ‘fraud’

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and six others were Monday re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 10-count charge for an alleged fraudulent N544m grass-cutting contract. Blueprint reports that it was the second re-arraignment of the defendants, after they were first arraigned before the late Justice Jude Okeke of Read More

Breaking: At last, Minister Dare breaks silence on purported postponement of National sports festival

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare has revealed that there is no indefinite postponement of the proposed 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF). Dare who spoke during one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter said in the next few days a definite date for NSF would be agreed between the ministry and Read More