Foundation trains FCT teachers on ICT

September 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ibrosoft International Development Foundation (IIDF) has held a three-day training workshop for teachers from primary and secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on the use of ICT for effective impartation of knowledge. Addressing participants at the workshop Thursday in Abuja, the director general of Ibrosoft International Development Foundation, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, said gone are the days when Read More

HAJJ: FCT MPWB refunds N432m to 334 intending pilgrims

September 13, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has refunded N432 million to 334 intending pilgrims, who have indicated interest to collect their 2021 Hajj fare deposit due to cancellation of pilgrimage for international pilgrims. Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Nasiru Dan Mallam, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in his office on the refund to intending pilgrims Read More

FCT minister lauds judiciary on democracy

September 13, 2021 Abudullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said the Nigerian judiciary, since the return to democratic rule, has lived up to its responsibilities and adjudicated many landmark cases that have further enriched our jurisprudence, entrenched the rule of law and deepened the democratic ideals of our country. He gave this commendation in his goodwill Read More

APC moves to reclaim chairmanship seats in FCT

September 10, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) has initiated fence-mending strategies to enable it to reclaim chairmanship positions of area councils lost to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The immediate past chairman of Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Danladi Galadima, confirmed that there had been moves for the reconciliation within the APC, adding that the party Read More

Rains: Abuja residents at mercy of taxi drivers, Okada riders

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Like many other Nigerian cities, Abuja, the seat of power, is currently experiencing rainfall. TOPE SUNDAY in this report writes about the experiences of some FCT residents. In the last few weeks, Abuja has been experiencing persistent rainfall and residents, who are not mobile, are not finding it easy to catch up with their appointments or to go to work Read More

We’re committed to developing FCT rural communities – Minister

September 10, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

FCT Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has restated the commitment of her presebt administration to develop rural communities in line with the presidential deliverables. The minister stated this at the official inauguration of landmark projects executed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council. She also said in line with the current administration’s philosophy of continuity, Read More

Mpape: FCTA continues war against illegal structures, remove markets

September 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has Wednesday, continued with its ongoing war against criminalities at Mpape community, where several illegal markets, warehouses and scrap dumps were removed. Chairman , FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, while fielding questions from journalists in Mpape, in Abuja, said the demolition in Mpape will enter the 2nd quarter of next year or untill when Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

The menace of street trading

September 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) issued a stern warning to traders who are in the habit of turning road shoulders and corridors to platforms to market their wares to desist from the illegal activities. The Ministerial Taskforce on Traffic Management (MTTM) led by Mr. Ikharo Attah, issued the warning on behalf the FCTA while on inspections at the Read More

Why North dictates Nigerian politics

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no news that Nigeria as a country has different competitors including within its shores.As it is said by the masses, the Northern Nigeria has taken over the nation. They say that all the sensitive political positions, economy, security positions, etc, are controlled by Northern Nigeria. It is widely believed that it is a strategy by the current government to Read More

FCT Police files intimidation, defamation charges against ex-Ogun Milad

September 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Wednesday filed a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and defamation of character against the former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.) In the case which was filed before a Gbagwalada Upper Area Court, Olofinmoyin was charged alongside one Naval Seaman K.I. Shaibu for allegedly directing Shaibu to shoot one Read More

Igbo group rejects exclusion in FCT politics, demands equity

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group, Ikenga Ndi Igbo Progressive Union Worldwide has rejected the exclusion of other Nigerians, especially people of Igbo extraction from holding elective positions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a release jointly signed on Wednesday by its President, Hon. (Chief) Alfred Ozoemena, and the Secretary General, High Chief Victor Uche Okei, the association said it has painfully observed Read More

Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu and colours of service

September 1, 2021 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

In 2019, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu shook hands again with destiny with her appointment as Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where she has slowly but steadily blazed the trail with remarkable achievements. As a minister of state, Dr Ramatu Tijjani has shown rare promise, indicating penetrating vision and a clear grasp of issues which are enabling her to Read More

FCT mass demolition and eviction without scruples

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Grippingly, Abuja was originally designed to be better organised than the commercial capital, Lagos, which is regarded as one of the world’s most chaotic cities and described by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a “jungle”. Although majority of us from Lagos disagree with him. Unfortunately, the plans for orderly development were deserted by preceding administrations, leading to the expansion of Read More

FCT: Partners commit $520m to develop SAPZs in Nigeria

September 1, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Four development partners have committed a total sum of $520 million for the development of the first phase of Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in some selected states across Nigeria. Specifically, the Senior Special Advisor to the President of the Africa Development Bank on industrialisation, Prof. Banji Oyeyinka, revealed that the AfDB has committed the sum of $160 million; Africa Read More

Breaking: Abuja to host PDP convention as party rolls out committees in September, Secondus surrenders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as the venue for its National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Saturday, also told newsmen after the party’s 92nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja that the party shall announce convention planning and zoning committees next month. Ologbondiyan said, Read More

We didn’t disrupt doctor’s attending interview in Abuja – DSS

August 27, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said its operatives did not disperse medical doctors attending a recruitment exercise organised by Saudi Arabia in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Report is a session of media, Friday morning, had it that operatives of the DSS had besieged Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, the venue of the recruitment exercise, and dispersed the doctors. There Read More

Educational institutions: UNESCO makes case for women, girls

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

UNESCO Regional Office in Nigeria has harped on the need to strengthen the nation’s educational institutions to check various harmful practices against women and girls in Nigeria. The Officer in charge of UNESCO in Abuja, Mr Lamine Sow explained that it became necessary because schools remain a strong point of contact to implement the action plan adding that they were Read More

National grid restored after 3,560MW loss

August 25, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Tuesday, disclosed that it has restored the national grid, which collapsed on Monday. Blueprint gathered that the collapse caused an initial loss of 402 megawatts (MW) from the grid network and subsequently a total of 3,560MW from the grid was finally collapsed. Though some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) did not experience Read More

Aliyu advocates legislation to empower traditional rulers

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on the local, state and federal governments, through their legislatures, to pass legislations that will recognise the country’s traditional rulers as stakeholders and instruments of conflict management and peace building. The minister, who made the call at the presentation of staff of office to the Etsu of Wako chiefdom in Read More

Consulting firm rewards youth on career choice across FCT

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Nigeria-based consulting firm incorporated in accordance with the guidelines of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), KMC Consulting has rewarded and given out prizes to outstanding youth on its Career Choice and Personal Development carried out across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Chairman of KMC Consult, Olusola Olufemi during the award and prize giving ceremony held in Read More

Prison congestion: Death warrants to the rescue?

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria over 3,000 condemned criminals are on death row awaiting the hangman even as the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, pushes for state governors to sign death warrants to decongest the prisons. In this report  KEHINDE OSASONA examines the possibility of decongesting Nigeria prisons by executing death warrants. Nigeria is among countries with the highest number of death Read More

CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

Pandemonium as FCTA bulldozers pull down 2000 structures in Mpape

August 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

There was palpable pandemonium Wednesday when FCTA bulldozers rolled into Mpape community, removing at least 2,000 roadside shanties, containers and other illegal structures said to be obstructing traffic. This came after over three months of notices and warnings. The angry bulldozers invaded the community as early as 10 am, pulling down all illegal structures along the road corridors. Mpape community Read More