Revenue leakage: AMAC chair to revoke licences of technical partners  

January 10, 2024 Paul Okah 0

The Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has threatened to revoke the licences of technical partners engaged by the council for the collection of taxes and other revenues. In a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to AMAC Chairman on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Kingsley Madaki, Maikalangu frowned at revenue Read More

AMAC chair seeks Journalists’ support for success

December 22, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said the media is his greatest ally in fulfilling the campaign promises he made to residents. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 2023 AMAC Press Corps retreat, tagged “AMAC and developmental journalism in the 21st century”, Maikalangu said “the retreat is to appraise the activities of AMAC in 2023, Read More

AMAC infrastructure dev: Like Wike, like Maikalangu

December 4, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

History was made in Nigeria on October 21, 2022, when a government in power honoured a governor from the opposition party, with Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery at Nigerian Excellence in Public Service Award. For the purpose of refreshing the minds of Nigerians, here is the letter from presidency, intimating Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he then was, of the Read More

AMAC’s Park and Pay policy and triumph of rule of law in FCT

September 6, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

In what appears to be a new understanding between Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on who is constitutionally empowered to administer Park and Pay Policy (PaPP) FCT, AMAC, on September 1, 2023, began implementation of the policy in the council. FCTA had introduced Park and Pay policy in FCT, in 2014, and there was Read More

AMAC appeals to EPO, seeks ecological intervention in Tunga Magaji road

July 24, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka has appealed to the Ecological Project Office (EPO) for an urgent intervention in tackling the perennial flooding of Tunga Magaji road, a surburb access road that connects eight other communities within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) . He said the deplorable state of the road caused by heavy flooding Read More

AMAC: Periscoping Maikalangu’s one year in office

July 7, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

Since formally assuming office on June 14, last year, the chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has faced the challenge of delivering basic amenities to residents, including revenue leakages, poor allocations, debts left behind by previous administrations, among others. PAUL OKAH in this report assesses the chairman’s scorecard. The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Read More

AMAC embraces coconut tree planting as producers reveal economic benefits

June 9, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said that the council will key into the planting of coconut trees in order to encourage the health and economic benefits from the produce. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the flag off of the one family 3 coconut trees by the National Coconut Producers Processors and Marketers Read More

FCTA decries illegal estates’ proliferation in Abuja

March 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has lamented the proliferation of illegal housing estates and other developments along Idu Train Station, Apo Tapi, and Lugbe areas within the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The Director of, the Department of Development Control, FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima, who spoke at a news briefing in Abuja over the weekend, said the alarm became necessary Read More

On the Candido book launch 

February 2, 2023 Opeyemi Abdul 0

On January 26, 2023, those who matter in the political permutations in Abuja converged on the Women Development Centre, Central Business District, CBD, Abuja to grace the book launch of the former chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Abdullahi Adamu Candido. Candido, who is presently the Mandate Secretary of Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Transportation Secretariat, was the pride 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

Breaking: AMAC chair sacks revenue collectors, alerts residents 

October 12, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has warned businessmen and residents of the council against making cash payment to “fraudsters” parading as revenue collectors of the council. During an interaction with Press Corps of the council, Wednesday, Maikalangu said the Council has instituted a new revenue regime, revealing that all contracts for revenue collection Read More

Maikalangu: The man with nine lives

October 10, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

From the onset, nobody, including the incumbent chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Zakka Christopher Maikalangu, ever thought the race to AMAC Secretariat in Area 10, would be this tough. But there is hardly a victor without going through a contest/battle.The victory of Maikalangu at the Appeal Tribunal that reconfirmed his election as the council boss in the February 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

AMAC chairmanship crisis: Don’t sabotage INEC’s effort, Maikalangu tells ‘desperate politicians’

August 26, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

Embattled chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to desist from sabotaging the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with regards to claiming to be the winner of the AMAC election held on February 12. During an interaction with members of the AMAC Press Corps on Friday, Maikalangu Read More

AMAC chair: Group petitions NJC, NBA, NUJ, others over Maikalangu’s removal

August 23, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

The Concerned Youths for Good Governance and Justice (CYGG) has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), the Police Service Commission (PSC), the Joint Services Department of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over what it described as “miscarriage of justice against the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Read More

AMAC Chairman’s sack: Maikalangu appeals court ruling, preaches calm

August 6, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Embattled Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said he has appealed the FCT Election Tribunal that sacked him from office on Friday. Recall that, during the sitting Friday in Abuja, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Muninat Folashade Oyekan, the Secretary of the tribunal, Bala Ahmed Ndajiwo and member of the tribunal, Kimi Livingstone, Read More

FCT: AMAC woos youths, investors in realtor, agric, others

May 25, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has urged entrepreneurs, international organisations and residents of the Federal Capital Territory to invest in the reinvented AMAC Investment and Property Development Company (IPDC) for development of the Council. Speaking with Blueprint in Abuja Wednesday, the group managing director of AMAC IPDC, Hon. David Obaje, said that the area council is determined to rely Read More

Support my successor to sustain AMAC’s projects, Candido tells residents

March 25, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has urged residents to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration that would take over from him on May 20 in order for his legacies to be sustained. Speaking Friday in Abuja, during a valedictory visit to the Chief of Karu, Dr Emmanuel Kyauta Yepwi, the Sa’karuyi of Karu Read More

FCT council election: AMAC Chairman-elect hails Buhari, INEC, wants amended electoral bill signed

February 15, 2022 Admin III 0

The newly elected Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Christopher Zakka, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other agencies for ensuring a free, fair and credible chairmanship and councillorship election in the area. Mr Zakka gave the commendation in Abuja while addressing newsmen on the just Read More

[Official] FCT council election: Like Kuje, Bwari, INEC declares PDP winner in AMAC

February 13, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Like it did in Kuje and Bwari Area Councils, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Chairmanship election held on Saturday in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in the FCT Area Council election. There are 12 wards in AMAC, including Gwagwa, City Centre, Garki, Kabusa, Wuse, Gwarinpa, Jiwa, Gui, Karshi, Orozo, Karu and Nyanya. However, the All Progressives Read More

There are plans to declare AMAC election inconclusive, PDP alleges

February 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declared the just concluded Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) election inconclusive. Director of Publicity for Chris Campaign Organisation, Hon. Emmanuel Inyang, who raised alarm on behalf of members of the party, alleged that intelligence report indicates that some people were trying to Read More