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

FCT minister grants waiver for businesses in Abuja

November 26, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As part of non-monetary palliative to cushion the of COVID-19, the Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has approved waiver on signage for business interests within the territory. Malam Bello stated this at the official flag-off of the bills distribution ceremony and road show organised by the Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage (DOAS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Read More

FG should come up with more policies on land ownership-Adaralegbe

November 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

Mr Akintayo Adaralegbe is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of T-Pumpy Concept Limited. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, Adaralegbe speaks on the housing sector, among other issues. There is this allegation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that people are buying fake land. As a developer, how can Nigerians avoid buying fake land? I think the best thing Read More

Post Covid-19: FG, WFP distribute cash, food to FCT households

November 20, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the “cash and food assistant for vulnerable people” programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in response to the devastating effects of Covid-19 pandemic. Blueprint reports that the programme held on Friday at Karmajiji was in collaboration with an international organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP). The minister, Read More

‘How special public works programme was marred by fraud in FCT’

November 19, 2020 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has commenced investigation into allegations that widespread fraud in the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] marred the Extended Special Public Works Programme introduced by the federal government to provide jobs for 774,000 youths. The investigation was allegedly instituted after series of petitions and complaints from members of the public on the distribution of the Read More

FCT police command urges officers to shun corruption

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Commissioner (CP), Bala Ciroma, has tasked men and officers of the police force to shun corruption and while discharging their civic responsibilities. He said. “If you compromise and you are captured in camera, you will have yourself to blame.” The CP who was represented by the DC Sunday Babaji gave this task while charging Read More

FCT minister takes medical outreach to Koton-karfe flood victims

November 12, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of State Federal Capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condoled with flood victims of Koton-Karfe in Kogi state.  She has also extended medical outreach and palliative items to affected people ravaged by the flood.  The minister who visited the traditional ruler of Koton-Karfe,  Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo, stated that the visit could have come earlier before now but Read More

AGIS set to migrate to online payment system

November 5, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has through the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) and the Land Administration Department concluded all arrangements to receive only payments made through online for its services. The director, Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS), Dr. Isa Ibrahim Jalo, stated this Monday in Abuja after meeting with top management staff of the organisation. Jalo stated that the Read More

6 years after, Abuja IDPs’ fate still hangs

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Six years after they took refuge in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the story of those chased out of their communities by insurgents has not changed. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA probes further on the federal government’s next line of action. IDMC’s take According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), today more than Read More

Uncertainty as residents sell palliative items looted from Gwagwalada warehouse

October 26, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

Youths in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have found themselves a new business after breaking into the warehouse used to store COVID-19 palliatives. The environment is rowdy and flooded with strong-bodied young men, some with harmful weapons like daggers and knives. Some are the local market security enforcement men who were seen with local guns making Read More

Happening now: Again, hoodlums invade private shop, palliatives’ warehouse, cart away building materials, food items in Abuja

October 26, 2020 Amos Ajara and Ene Osang 0

Angry mob in large numbers, Monday morning, gained entrance into Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Aluminium market located at Idu industrial layout and took away different funiture materials including doors, window frames, cutting machines, welding machines, chairs, tables and lot of other valuables. The popular aluminium shop is said to belong to Albert Aluminium Company (AAC). Blueprint reports the situation is Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums raid another store in Abuja, cart away items

October 25, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Hoodlums have raided the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) agric store located at Gwagwa-Tasha, in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), carting various items, such as bags of grains, sewing machines, mattresses, cartons of milk and tin tomatoes and other items. Blueprint reporter gathered that the store, which is maintained by the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) of the FCTA Read More

Abuja palliative items in safe hands – Minister

October 25, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

FCT Minister of state, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that palliative items in various stores across the territory are safe and secured, as security agents are being deployed to man strategic areas.  The Minister, also stated that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had in the past few months distributed all items procured and also Read More

#EndSARS: Nigerians in Diaspora hold peace rally in London, condemn violent protests

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

Some Nigerians in the United Kingdom, Thursday, held a peaceful rally to condemn the violence occasioned by the #EndSARS protests in their home country.  Numbering in their hundreds, the Nigerians stormed the Nigerian House in London calling on their compatriots to give peace a chance.  They also urged Nigerians back home to embrace the March4Nigeria rally that is presently ongoing across Read More

#EndSARS: Group demands end to protests, cites human rights abuses

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Civil Situation Room has called for an immediate suspension of the #EndSARS protests across the country over human rights abuses.  The situation room, consisting of over 100 human rights groups said the protests have taken a violent twist in recent days, infringing on the rights of other citizens and entrenching criminal activities. Protests demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Breaking: Residents stranded, groan as #EndSARS protesters block airport road in Abuja, troops deployed

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

#EndSARS protesters early Monday blocked popular airport road in Abuja for the second time in three days. Residents from Kuje axis are the worst hit as the protesters barricaded the area. On Friday, Abuja residents had similar experience as the protesters intensified their movement on the same airport road, a situation that forced many to sleep on the road. Some Read More

Updated: IGP disbands #FSARS, announces fresh measures on fight against crime, others

October 11, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Sunday, bowed to public outcry over activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the call for the tactical unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to be scrapped. Adamu announced the dissolution of the unit and redeployment of all police officers attached to the unit. The police boss directed a Citizens’ Read More

FCT Police parade 19 for kidnapping, armed robbery, others

October 9, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has paraded 19 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling, illegal possession of firearms and fraud.  Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Sunday Babaji, who paraded the suspects, Thursday at the Command Headquarters, Abuja, said items recovered from them included: four Dane guns, three locally fabricated revolvers, one shot gun, Read More

Gunmen invade Abuja, attack residents, kidnap 1

October 8, 2020 Editor 0

There was pandemonium in Abuja following invasion of gunmen in a suburb known Pegi located inside Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The hoodlums later kidnapped one person after attacking residents while they shot sporadically Wednesday night. According to sources, the gunmen, said to have dressed in black attire fired shots at a Volkswagen saloon car, condemning Read More

One Nigeria: Oduduwa descendants stage one million-man unity march in Abuja

October 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD), Friday, held a one million-man march for the unity of Nigeria, expressing firm belief and unalloyed commitment to peace and prosperity of the country.  The rally, which was held in Abuja, was attended by 20 chapters of the group from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the 19 northern states. In his address, Coordinating President, Comrade Dauda Read More

Breaking – Electricity tariff/fuel price hike: Proposed nationwide strike ‘ll go on if… – NLC

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting attended by the 36 state chairmen and that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday has concluded arrangement to proceed on planned nationwide strike. The proposed strike action followed hike in electricity tariff and fuel price recently by the federal government. Details loading…

Security: PMB and his loudest trumpet

September 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has scored many goals in different sectors of the Nigerian economy since 2015 when he assumed leadership of the country. Even though this fact has not been highlighted strategically by the media handlers of the President, in some quarters, it was stated that the body language of the president is not keen on grandstanding Read More

How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

President Buhari’s successes on the war against insurgency

September 17, 2020 By Abubakar Gana PhD 0

The issue of insecurity has dominated the discourse in Nigeria in recent times. In some quarters it has been stated that the security situation in the country had degenerated and that Nigeria is tilting towards a failed state. This school of thought lent their argument on the perceived crisis in North-East Nigeria with the Boko Haram Insurgency, as well as Read More

Nigeria @60: APC youths laud Buhari, military for ‘defeating Boko Haram’

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Solidarity Vanguard (NYSV) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for putting an end to Boko haram activities.  The APC youths, in a statement through its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Abdulmuminu Kabir, on Wednesday said President Buhari has kept his promise of securing the country and defeating the terrorist Read More