FCTA pledges to wipe out illiteracy in rural areas

December 23, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has promised to stop at nothing in eradicating illiteracy in all the rural areas. Permanent Secretary FCTA, Olusade Adesola, gave the assurance during the 2022 end of the year fiesta organised by FCT Department of Mass Education in Karu, Friday. He said the Department, which is saddled with the responsibility of making sure that Read More

Candido’s midas touch at FCTA Transportation

December 19, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

In less than 100 days as the 8th Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido is already setting records. Candido is not new to administration as he left an indelible footprints in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, as a two-term executive chairman which he just handed over in May this year. It is on record Read More

Court restrains FCDA, others from frustrating Centenary City Project

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory FCT has granted an interim order restraining the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), FCDA as well as Arab Contractors from further encroachment and destruction of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ). This is as activists and investors berated 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

FCTA threatens to shut down Area 1 market in Abuja

November 7, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has threatened to shut down Area 1 Shopping Complex market over offensive activities being carried out by the traders. The coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, said the mall which was the first in Abuja, needed to meet the desired standard. Shuaibu stated that the market has places earmarked for different purposes, Read More

2023: Youths celebrate FCT Minister of State, Jisalo’s appointments as Asiwaju coordinators

October 22, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have congratulated the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, and Hon. Bitrus Jisalo over their appointments as Asiwaju Campaign Coordinators for the FCT. The Special Assistant to the FCT minister on Youth Matters, Isaac David, in a press statement he issued on Saturday in Abuja, said the two appointments have proven Read More

Hazat Sule, the quintessential director in FCTA

October 11, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

There is always a first to everything. And Muhammad Hazat Sule has set the pace in the administration of the Federal Capital Territory, FCTA. Sule is the director of Information and Communication FCT. He is a former assistant secretary of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abuja chapter and chief press secretary to many ministers of FCT. He came prepared for Read More

FCDA is taking impunity to new levels, by Sani Abdulkareem 

September 30, 2022 Sani Abdulkareem 0

A High Court in Abuja has summarily restrained a foreign company the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), and its sister Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), from taking any further steps that would frustrate, or undermine, the lawful activities and operations of one of the biggest foreign real estate investors in the Nigerian economic space. The company, which is willing, able Read More

Insecurity: FCTA dislodges scavengers in Katampe

September 30, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

Worried by the security threats scavengers pose to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Thursday dislodged scavengers colony in Katampe, Abuja. Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah, while speaking to journalists, in Abuja, urged the indigenes that are renting their cashew plantations to scavengers to stop it. Attah said, “Part Read More

FCTA congratulates new NYCN leaders

September 27, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has congratulated the state chapter of the newly elected executives of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN). The FCT Mandate Secretary, Social Development Secretariat, Hadiza Mohammed in a congratulatory message, said the new executives under the chairmanship of Comrade Suleiman Abdullahi Ango would unify the entire youth of the FCT. She told the Read More

FCTA resumes clamp down on motorcycle operators, impounds 75 okada

September 27, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has resumed its zero tolerance enforcement against operation of recalcitrant commercial motorcyclists and impounded 75 okada for constituting security threats in strategic areas. This came as the combined team of the administration recently seized 94 motorcycles popularly called okada at Kubwa in Bwari area council of the territory. During the fresh exercise, Tuesday at Read More

FCTA demolishes worship centres

September 26, 2022 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Monday demolished worship centres and warehouses built on illegal plots in Zauda village of Jiwa community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement,Mr Ikharo Attah, who led the exercise, explained that it was aimed at clearing encroachment on the land swap infrastructure 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

Over 7000 FCTA staff sit for promotion exams

September 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A total of 7,608 staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), have begun siting for the 2022 promotion examination, which if, successful will earn them promotion to the next rank in the services of the Administration. Already, the Administration has conducted a screening exercise for 7,683 staff and 7,608 were found to be eligible to participate in the written Read More

FCT partners Veritas University to train world-best Nurses, Pharmacists

September 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mohammed Musa Bello and the management of the Veritas University, have signed a memorandum of understanding to produce graduates in the fields of Nursing and Pharmacy, who are able to deliver according to global best practices. In a statement released to Blueprint Monday in Abuja by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Read More

FCTA gives 2-week ultimatum to Pantaker traders to vacate premises

September 2, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has given a two-week ultimatum to Mabushi Cashew Forest Pantakers traders to vacate the criminal hideouts or face demolition of the area. The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, Comrade Ikharo Attah, gave the ultimatum Friday at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Gwan-Gwan Traders Association Mabuchi. He said, Read More

Kuje Tiv community chair bags excellence award, pledges unity

August 31, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

The chairman of Mzough U Tiv community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Hon. Emmanuel Hua JP, has bagged an award of leadership excellence by the mother community, Mzough U Tiv FCT Abuja. Receiving the award, Hon Hua said his administration encouraged everybody to see Tiv community as their home, stressing that human beings by Read More

No going back on demolition of illegal structures, criminal hideouts, FCTA insists

August 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Monday reiterated the commitment of the administration to sustaining the ongoing demolition exercise in the nation’s capital. This, according to the administration, is to preserve the Abuja Master Plan and keep the fastest growing city out of insecurity and criminalities. Speaking on behalf of the administration, the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Read More

FCTA storms Gishiri community, demolishes shanties

August 23, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Monday stormed Gishiri community within the neighbourhood of Maitama District, demolishing all illegal shelters of suspected criminal elements. This was even as it vowed to go harder on illegal squatters as a measure to control influx of people into the city. Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah Read More

APC North-central calls for calm over fracas at party’s national secretariat 

August 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the scuffle between the security aides of the Minister of State for FCT, Hajia Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, and the security personnel at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the North-central zone has appealed for calm between the duo. There was a reported commotion at the APC national secretariat on Thursday evening last week where security Read More

FCTA arrests illegal developer, places others on watch list

August 19, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have arrested an illegal developer for acquiring, building, selling of lands and property that contravene the land act at Katampe extension area of Abuja. The coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, on Friday told journalists that the arrest followed the failure of the developer, who identified himself as El-Samuel, the Read More

Encomium trails retired FCTA staff

August 9, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

A former federal legislator, Aliyu Saki, (SAN) has urged staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), to emulate commitment and dedication to Service of Mohammed Abubakar Lawal. Lawal, retired as a Deputy Director in the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). Saki, who is a former House of Representatives member, said this at the send Read More

Prostitution: FCTA fighting a lost battle?

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite promulgation of laws and efforts to clampdown on prostitutes in the FCT they have simply refused to go away. Is the authority fighting a lost battle? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this report. In 2013 the FCTA launched war against prostitution following the promulgation of a law making it unlawful for anyone to engage in or patronise commercial sex workers. Read More

FCTA’s parks’ restrictions: Dire implications for businesses

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Abuja is basically a civil service territory unlike Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and other major cities. Apart from the civil service, small scale businesses sustain residents. In this piece, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on how these businesses are groaning under the new parks policy. Abuja residents woke up a fortnight ago to the disturbing news about the restriction of parks and recreation Read More