Court bars vice chair, Reps member from voting in PDP’s convention

October 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, from participating in the  party’s convention scheduled for October 30, and 31, 2021. The court also barred the Edo state secretary of the party, Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Prioritise members’ welfare, minister tells NULGE

October 20, 2021 Moses John 0

Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory Administration( FCTA) Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has charged the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to always prioritise the welfare of their members as part of their struggles. The minister spoke in Abuja during the 7th Quadrennial delegates Conference of NULGE FCT council. Represented by her Special Assistant on Area Council Read More

Minister hails FCT, Kogi APC congresses

October 18, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has commended the peaceful conduct of the state party congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in the FCT and Kogi state Saturday.Specifically, the minister congratulated Hon Abdulmalik Usman, and Hon. Abdullahi Bello, for their re-election as state chairmen of FCT and Kogi state chapter of the party. Read More

Unease as Nigerians resort to firewood, kerosene for cooking

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

PAUL OKAH writes that despite the health hazards Nigerians, particularly residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have resorted to the use of firewood, kerosene, and other sources of energy for cooking.   In the olden days, the choice of firewood as source of energy was never a concern as Nigerians and indeed Africans relied on wood for cooking their Read More

Congestion: NSUDB begins operation street clearing in Karu

October 15, 2021 John Wada 0

The Nasarawa State Urban Development Board in collaboration with the state waste management bureau has commenced operation street clearing in Karu local government area, aimed at decongesting the ever busy Mararaba highway. The exercise was led by the Managing Director of the board, Engineer Wada Yahaya, recently. Mararaba is the most populous town in Karu local government area, considering its Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

FCT minister seeks review of revenue sharing formula

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called for a new revenue sharing formula that is fair and equitable, considering the roles being played by the city in national development. He stated this during an advocacy and sensitisation meeting on the review of the existing revenue allocation formula Tuesday in Abuja. Bello stated that there Read More

FCTA dislodges Lugbe illegal markets

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration Tuesday resumed the war against roadside trading, dislodging two illegal markets located at Federal Housing Junction and the popular Car Wash bus stop, at Lugbe. These markets are said to be contributing to the perennial traffic gridlock at Lugbe at peak hours.The Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, said that the renewed Read More

FCT: Yar’Adua’s daughter forged documents to own Abuja land, minister alleges

October 12, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, Tuesday, told an Abuja High Court that the daughter of former President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, Zainab, allegedly forged several documents to lay claim ownership of a disputed plot of land in Abuja. The minister averred that there was nothing to show that the former president’s daughter ever applied Read More

Residents lament over hiked sachet water price in FCT, others

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

PAUL OKAH reports that last week water scarcity hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and surrounding states as a result of a strike embarked upon by manufacturers of treated table water, otherwise known as ‘pure water’, as a prelude to the hike in its price. “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink,” is a popular quotation from Samuel Read More

AGM: Group alleges plot to unleash thugs on NBBF stakeholders

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

A group of sports enthusiasts under the aegis of Nigerian Sports Advanced Group (NSAG) has alleged that the outgoing President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Ahmed Musa Kida, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is planning to unleash thugs on stakeholders who are perceived not to be working for Kida to return as the Read More

Naija Ratels to face Ghana Police Ladies in opener as 2021 Flying Officers Cup kicks off Oct. 10 (PICTURES)

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

The 16 teams, including those in Nigeria and neighboring country Ghana were on Thursday drawn into four different groups which will compete for honours from October 10 to 24, 2021, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The tournament which was formerly known as Ratels pre-season championship was re-named the Flying Officers Cup to celebrate and immortalise the late Flying Read More

Justice Hussein Mukhtar (1954-2021)

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Late Hon. Justice Hussein Mukhtar, PhD, was born in 1954 to the royal family of Alhaji Mukhtar Usman, the late Sarkin Azare and the descendant of Mallam Zaki (the founder of Katagum emirate). His mother was also a royal princess, the daughter of late Sarkin Katagum Abdulkadir III. Justice Mukhtar attended Government  Secondary School, Azare, and proceeded to Ahmadu Bello Read More

FCTA mourns NECA DG Olawale

October 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has condoled with the Nigeria Employees Consultative Association (NECA) Lagos over the demise of its Director General, Dr Timothy Olawale. The permanent secretary of FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, in his condolence message to the association, Wednesday in Abuja, expressed shock over the sudden death of Olawale. Adesola described the death of Olawale as a Read More

Man drags IG, AGF, DSS to court over ‘killing’ of Shi’ite members

October 7, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A 25-year-old man, Suleiman Sadi, has sued the Inspector-General (IG) of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged unlawful killing and harassment of the Shi’ite members on peaceful religious practice. The plaintiff, through his lawyer, Bala Dakum, in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1147/2021 dated and filed on October 4 at the Federal High Court, Read More

Breaking: 1 dead as building collapses in Abuja

October 6, 2021 Editor 0

A two storey building under construction in Abuja early Wednesday collapsed and killed one occupant. According to eyewitness, the collapsed building is located behind CITEC Estate along Airport road, Jabi. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idris, said the sad incident occurred by around 1am. Details loading…

Shun corruption, FCT minister warns new FCT-IRS staff

October 5, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has advised the newly recruited staff of FCT Inland Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) to shun all acts of corruption no matter how tempting the situation might be. The minister, who gave this advice during the induction ceremony of the new staff Tuesday in Abuja, also advised them to “resist the temptation Read More

61st Anniversary: FCT minister flags-off 4,104 housing units

October 3, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced the provisions of 4,104 affordable houses for staff of the administration as part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary. FCT Minister of State Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, performed the official site handover/ground breaking ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari Staff Affordable Housing Estate in Karshi, to signpost the commencement of the project.  Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Exhibitors crash prices at Abuja International Trade Fair

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Despite the high rate of inflation in the country, traders and exhibitors at the 11th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF) appeared to have crashed prices of major goods and products at the ongoing trade fair at Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Industry (ACCI). A survey of exhibition stands at the Fair showed that the prices of goods and Read More

Still on business owners’ concerns over soaring prices of materials

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, businessmen have been lamenting the effects of poor infrastructure, multiple taxations, power on the cost of conducting business in Nigeria, but with the depreciation of the Naira against the Dollar, an already bad situation has been worsened; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. Over a week now, manufacturers of sachet water popularly referred to as ‘pure water’ in Jikwoyi, have Read More