NASC raids FCT ADP, others for fake, uncertified seeds

August 19, 2020 John Oba 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agriculture Development Project (ADP) and several seeds dealers have been raided by Seeds Inspectors from the National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC) for fake and uncertified seeds. The teams led by the Director, Seed Inspectorate, Mr. Agboola Adebayo, on Tuesday went to the FCT ADP on a sting operation and confisticated fake and uncertified seeds from Read More

Covid-19: Prisons admit new 9,900 inmates, reopens in 28 states

August 19, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller General of Correctional Service, Alhaji Jaafaru Ahmed, has said the Service has began addmission of inmates into Custodian Centres in 28 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that 8 states are yet to comply with the guidelines for covid-19 pandemic. The Correctional Service boss also explained that since the admission was restored, over Read More

FCT warns schools on non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols

August 13, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools against non-compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Chairman, FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on COVID-19 restrictions, Ikharo Attah, gave the warning Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji and Gwarinpa Housing estate. The taskforce which visited some government-owned and private schools was unhappy with Read More

Breaking: Abuja court convicts, fines Naira Marley over lockdown concert (Pictures)

August 7, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Abuja mobile court has just convicted popular musician Azeez Fashola otherwise known as Naira Marley weeks after being a guest artist at a concert held at Jabi Lake mall within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Naira Marley was convicted by Magistrate Idayat Akanni after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Capital Territory Administration Read More

#RevolutionNow: How Security operatives shaved my hair with bottle – Victim

Security operatives Wednesday cracked down on protesting members of  #RevolutionNow Movement  across Nigeria. The protesters who marched out peacefully were molested and arrested by security agents from the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigerian Army, and the Police. They were demanding good governance, proper infrastructural development, end to extrajudicial killings, the sack of service chiefs over the poor security situation Read More

Need for a 2nd pedestrian bridge at Area 3 Junction Abuja

August 5, 2020 Patrick Adaofuoyi 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is the pride, gem and cynosure of this great nation, Nigeria. It is also Nigeria’s centre of unity. The outside world, especially foreigners and visitors to the country perceive Nigeria, via only two, main Nigerian cities: Lagos and Abuja. Based on  this fact, incumbent and indeed   incoming administrations, should strive to put developmental structures and Read More

Breaking: EFCC secures warrant of arrest against ex-NASS clerk

July 28, 2020 Editor 0

A warrant of arrest has been issued against the immediate past Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).. Justice Suleman Belgore gave the order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the motion, marked: M/8728/2020, the EFCC claimed that Omolori Read More

Breaking: 9 rescued as 3-storey building collapses in Abuja, many still trapped

July 25, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

A three-storey building still under construction has just collapsed around Dawaki, a suburb within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Blueprint correspondent reports that already nine people have been rescued, while some others are still trapped in the rubble shortly after heavy downpour Saturday morning. However, rescue operations are still on by the operatives of Read More

Breaking: FCTA unseals Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after

June 23, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A Federal Capital Territory  (FCT ) magistrate, Monday, re-opened Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after ordering its management to publish an unreserved apology to government in national dailies, for hosting the Lagos-based controversial artist, Naira Marley in concert. The mall was shut down last week by an order of same court for organising a drive-in-concert which attracted crowd within the premises, against the Read More

Nigeria records highest Coronavirus cases; Lagos, Ebonyi numbers soar again

June 19, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria on Thursday recorded the highest coronavirus cases since the pandemic hit the most populous African nation.. Specially, the country recorded 745 new cases of COVID-19. The latest figure shot the total number of infections in the country to 18,480. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Thursday through its official Twitter handle. NCDC said that the 745 Read More

Breaking: After Naira Marley’s concert, FCTA shuts down Jabi lake mall

June 14, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has ordered immediate closure of the popular Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely after the shopping centre violated  Presidential Task Force’s directives on the ban on public gatherings as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in the territory. This order issued by the FCT Task Force on Covid-19 is coming day Read More

Breaking: Gov Ikpeazu tests positive for Coronavirus as Abia, FCT overtakes Lagos

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has become first state leader to test positive for Covid-19. This was disclosed by the commissioner for information Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a press statement made available, Monday morning. Read the full Press Release Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members Read More

Aduda: Not guilty as charged

June 3, 2020 Dr Mike Uyi 0

Many who work successfully for the growth and development of their nation most times face challenges of false allegations from naysayers. Such is the case of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, at the National Assembly. The baseless and false reports being bandied against the Senator are been paddled by the machination of the same crop of Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases near 8000, 313 new discoveries recorded, Abuja numbers up after 2 weeks

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

A total of 7839 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed. Also, 313 new cases were discovered in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday. A state by state breakdown shows; 148-Lagos 36-FCT 27-Rivers 19-Edo 13-Kano 12-Ogun 11-Ebonyi 8-Nasarawa 8-Delta 7-Oyo 6- Plateau 5-Kaduna 4-Kwara 3-Akwa Ibom 3-Bayelsa 2-Niger 1-Anambra

Breaking: FG extends ‘gradual ease of lockdown’

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has eventually announced an extension of on going ease of lockdown in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states by two weeks. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha who is the chairman of Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 dropped the hint during the ongoing media briefing in Abuja on the latest regarding the Read More

Breaking: Nigeria records 15 new deaths as total cases near 4500… Lagos, Jigawa, Borno, Kano lead new tally

May 11, 2020 Editor 0

Exactly 15 Covid-19 patients died in Nigeria on Sunday after losing the battle against deadly pandemic. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, there was also 248 new cases from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The states with the fresh cases include; 81-Lagos 35-Jigawa 26-Borno 26-Kano 20-Bauchi 13-FCT 12-Edo 10-Sokoto 7-Zamfara 4-Kwara 4-Kebbi 2-Gombe 2-Taraba 2-Ogun 2-Ekiti Read More

Breaking: 160 Stranded Nigerians from US land in Abuja

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have landed in Abuja, Channels Television is reporting. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the airport in the Federal Capital Territory Read More

FG distributes palliatives to PLWDS in FCT

May 9, 2020 Paul Okah 0

In order to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government, through the  Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has flagged off the distribution of relief items to Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDS) in Karamajiji, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The items donated to 1,000 individuals (from 460 households) include: one bag of rice, 5kg bag of sugar, Read More

Breaking: Buhari issues fresh statement on Covid-19 lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun …read full broadcast text

April 27, 2020 Editor 0

President Buhari has approved a gradual ease of lockdown measures in Lagos, Ogun and FCT as from Saturday, May 2 at 9am. ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, �PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJAMONDAY, Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus cases near 300 in Nigeria

April 8, 2020 Helen Oji 0

Twenty-two new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria. Fifteen of them are in Lagos, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Bauchi, one in Edo. As at 09:00pm, April 8, there are 276 confirmed cases of COVID’19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More