Transformation agenda: Wike best thing to happen to FCTA – APC chieftain

October 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

A prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory, Hon. Gabriel Bravo Oluohu, has lauded the transformation agenda of the Minister of the FederalCapitalTerritoryAdministration (FCTA), Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, saying “he is the best thing to happen to the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.” In statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Sunday, Read More

Inter-agency collaboration: Odumosu visits Brigade of Guard, calls for uniy

September 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The FCT Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu enliven esprit de corps, Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Guards Brigade Commander, Col. Olusegun Adebisi Onasanya, ”the Chief Scorpion” at the Headquarters Guards Brigade, Abuja. The Commandant, in appreciating the existing strong synergy between the Civil Defence and the Nigeria Army on one Read More

Allegations against FCT perm sec frivolous – CSO

September 8, 2023 Patrick Andrew, 0

Pro-Impact Initiative, a civil society organisation, has described alleged recruitment of 10,000 staff in the FCT administration and award of contracts that run into billions of naira without due approval from the Presidency by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mr Olusade Adesola, as ‘frivolous’ and a ‘satanic lie’, meant to generate undue tension in the Territory Read More

Vandalism: NSCDC nabs, parades 20 manhole suspected thieves in FCT

August 28, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has nabbed and paraded 20 suspected vandals and manhole thieves. Commandant of the FCT, Olusola Odumosu, said from the intelligence gathered, most of the arrested thieves pretended to be homeless, slept under bridges but were caught stealing manholes and vandalising government property in various area in Read More

Wike’s deployment to FCT ministry right decision by Tinubu — Faringado

August 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The deployment of the immediate-past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (MFCT) as Minister-designate was one of the best decisions made by President Bola Tinubu. This was disclosed by a young politician from Jigawa State, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement personally signed by him in Abuja on Thursday. President Tinubu had on Read More

We’re overwhelmed, support needed to secure AMAC, NSCDC officers tell Maikalangu

July 12, 2023 Paul Okah 0

… Say scavengers, kidnappers, touts holding sway in Jikwoyi, Karshi, Nyanya, others Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in different parts of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have begged the Chairman of the Council, Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, for urgent intervention and support in tackling crime in their respective divisions. They made several requests during a 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

May Day: FCT NLC boss, Knabayi urges vigilance, steadfastness by workers

April 29, 2023 Agi Onda 0

Ahead of the May Day celebrations on May 1st 2023, the recently elected Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) FCT Chapter, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, has urged the entirety of the workers to be vigilant and remain steadfast in the struggle to eliminate all forms of illegal, oppressive and discriminatory practices and policies against Nigerian workers. Knabayi who is also Read More

Early years ducation in Africa: Inside Alpha Global’s approach

April 15, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

Alpha Global Childcare is set to host a groundbreaking webinar aimed at providing support, training and inspiration to early years practitioners, administrators, managers and caregivers worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa.  Caroline Popoola, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Global Childcare said the webinar would be part of the company’s ongoing efforts to revolutionize early years education in Read More

Attacks: Curfew imposed at Southern Kaduna communities, ex – Boko Haram fighter, monarch, others nabbed over drugs

   A Police officer and 16 other persons were killed in attacks and reprisals in Ungwan Juju and Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf local government area, Southern Kaduna part of Kaduna state.  According to sources, the killing of a young herder tied to a tree by some locals in Ungwan Juju and cut to death with machete, was the reason for Read More

NPC intensifies training for FCT facilitators on 2023 census 

February 8, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has intensified preparation for the 2023 national census by training facilitators who will be deployed for the headcount in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). NPC Commissioner for the FCT, Hon. Joseph Shazin, in an opening address at a ten-day facilitators’ training in Gwagwalada, said the 2023 population and housing census will be the first fully Read More

FCT minister orders arrest of FHA officials, developer over Abuja building collapse

February 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has directed security agencies to arrest the officials of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and a developer over the collapse of the suspended  two-storey  building in Abuja. The building, under construction, collapsed at about 11a.m. on Thursday, at 6th Avenue in Gwarimpa Estate, trapped 24 persons, three were confirmed Read More

Fosla a Nigeria project – FCT sports director

February 1, 2023 Editor 0

The FCT Director of Sports Istafianus Luka has said the Fosla Academy project is now a Nigerian Project. The director who spoke at the presentation of the white paper report on restructuring of Fosla group to stakeholders in Abuja, said the impact of Fosla Academy within its short time of existence, has surpassed being restricted to a particular area. He Read More

Ceaseless disasters: As fire outbreaks take over from floods…

December 9, 2022 Admin III 0

To many Nigerians, the country faces ceaseless disasters every year as floods destroy lives and property during the rainy season, while the dry season heralds avoidable infernos. Though the rainy season is over for the year, reported fire outbreaks have taken over from floods; PAUL OKAH reports. Nigeria can best be described as a nation of ceaseless disasters as hardly Read More

Some media outlets not fair to FCT minister

December 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Since his appointment as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, by President. Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Mohammed Bello has been trying his best to improve and reposition Abuja as the nation’s befitting capital city. He has as far as this writer is concerned proved to be a selfless and hardworking leader in the past seven and half years or Read More

Assessing Ibrahim’s one year at FCT agric secretariat

December 5, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

To be saddled with ensuring sustainable nutrition and food security by harnessing the vast agricultural potential and confronting challenges of unemployment, poverty, and food insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is not a tea party but for the serious minded. Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, the Mandate Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCTA, fits in as he Read More

No plan to relocate FCT from Abuja to Lagos – Tinubu

November 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied rumour he intends to relocate the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Abuja to Lagos if elected. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) said the falsehood being spread by the opposition was in continuation of their campaign of calumny and character assassination of Read More

FCT names major street after Air Chief Amao

November 21, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao, has been recognised for his leadership efforts and commitment to community development by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The council in a letter of approval signed by its Chief Revenue Officer, Mr. Danlami Zakunya, named a major drive within the municipal area after the Air Chief in appreciation of Read More

Breaking: FCTA task force raids ‘Okada’ hotspots in Abuja suburbs

November 17, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja 0

As part of effort to rid Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city of the menace of commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as Okada riders, the joint enforcement task force team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) took its operations to notorious hotspots in Durumi I and Durumi II within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Other areas raided include Lokogoma roundabout, Piwoyi Junction Read More

WRAPA, FCT ten pillars call for gender bills at meetings, others

November 17, 2022 Admin III 0

The Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) and the FCT Ten Pillar Partners has called for the promotion of the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) bills at traditional meetings for the members to familiarize themselves with the bills and cascade down to other community members. During the advocacy visit to Traditional ruler of Abaji Area Council recently in Abuja, Read More

FCT-IRS disowns fake employment letters in circulation

November 16, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory-Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has distanced itself from fake appointment letters being circulated in the name of the service with the intention to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. The service has said it is not recruiting and cautions the general public to be careful not to fall victims to those scammers and unscrupulous elements.A statement from the office of Read More

FCT: New ANAN chair emerges

November 16, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

A progressive, Shavah Elisha Andrew, Saturday, emerged chairman of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) FCT 1 Abuja branch, with a promise for an inclusive leadership in the next two years. He succeeds Wahab Shina Omoniyi whose tenure just came to an end. Shavah Andrew scored 241 in the virtual poll in Abuja where over 330 members of Read More