FCT begins repositioning of intra-city transportation with innovative technology

February 27, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Director of Federal Capital Territory’s ‘Transport for Abuja’ project, Dr. Yakubu Terry, has said the  Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom  Wike, has begun a repositioning of the FCT’s intra-city transport services for residents with the introduction of fifteen air-conditioned 60-seater buses luxury buses fitted with free wi-fi in Abuja to meet the transportation needs of the people Read More

Wike places N20m bounty on 2 wanted kidnappers

February 14, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, has placed a N20million bounty on two suspected terrorists, responsible for attacking and kidnapping two defence staff at an Army Estate in Abuja. The two suspects – Dahiru Adamu and Abu Ibrahim, both from Niger State and known as cattle rearers, were also part of the group that killed a district head in Abuja, Read More

As FCT AUPCTRE blazes the trail in union activism…

February 10, 2024 Admin II 0

The Abuja chapter of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical, and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has every reason to jubilate as it reviews its activities. The chairman, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter of AUPCTRE, Aliyu Muhammad Maradun, said the trade union has represented workers in various sectors, including public corporations, civil service, technical, and recreational services very Read More

Tinubu performs first public function after France visit

February 8, 2024 Blueprint News 0

President Bola Tinubu has flagged off the construction of 3,112 pilot housing projects under the Renewed Hope Housing Initiative in the Karsana area of the Federal Capital Territory. The estate was planned through a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and a consortium of companies for the construction of 100,000 housing units nationwide. The ministry plans Read More

Presidency speaks on ‘relocating’ Nigeria’s capital to Lagos

January 24, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Presidency has maintained that there are no plans to move the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to Lagos as speculated in some quarters. Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to President Bola Tinubu, stated this in a statement via his official X handle on Wednesday. According to Onanuga, those peddling rumour are dishonest, ethnic and regional Read More

Gunmen invade another Abuja estate, kidnap occupants

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Kidnappers on Thursday night stormed the Nigeria Post Army Estate in Abuja, abducting two residents. The victims include the wife and one of the in-laws of Barrister Cyril Adikwu. The incident, according to a neighbour of the victims, occurred around 10:00 p.m. in the Phase 2 area of the estate. The neighbour, Austine John, recounted the harrowing experience, stating that Read More

IGP summons task force, tactical squad commanders over killings, kidnappings in FCT, others

January 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Following the recent surge in kidnapping and killings by bandits in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has held a crucial meeting with the Force Management Team and commanders of Police Tactical Squads. The meeting was convened to map out strategies to check the activities of bandits Read More

Breaking: Wike summons emergency security council meeting in FCT

January 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, has summoned an emergency security meeting amid the heightened insecurity currently bedevilling the Nigeria’s capital. Wike disclosed this while speaking at an event, where he assured FCT residents of their safety. He said the government was working to support security agents with all that they need to tackle insecurity. Among Read More

Wike move to sweep ‘Keke Napep’ out of Abuja

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has said that his administration is set to stop the operation of tricycle, popularly known as Keke Napep in some areas in Abuja. The Minister also promised that the menace of one-chance would soon be over in Nigeria’s capital, saying there will be no operation of Keke Napep in Asokoro and Read More

FG to construct 10, 000 housing units in FCT

November 10, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Thursday, disclosed that plans are on the way for the construction of 10,000 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Dangiwa spoke when he inspected the 1,250 Brains and Hammers Estate in Jibi, funded by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), and a condominium of 24 units Read More

Wike warns against diversion of palliatives in FCT

October 24, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has warned against the diversion of palliatives meant for poor and vulnerable groups in the territory. Wike gave the warning in Abuja on Tuesday during the ongoing distribution of food items to vulnerable residents at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FCT Read More

Nwuche to Tinubu: Wike deserves more support, ignore calls to sack him

October 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche, has enjioned Nigerians across ethnic, religious and political divides to support the current drive of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, to restore the Abuja master plan.  Speaking during an interview Saturday in Abuja, Nwuche equally appealed to President Tinubu to ignore such people snd continue Read More

Wike, the revolutionary broom in FCT

October 16, 2023 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

Talking about him could be likened to the elephant and the blind men. While some see him as a do-and-talk, few see him as garrulous, yet many consider him as a person that attracts attention. Whatever yardstick one may use, one fact stands him out. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, born on December 13, 1967, is a workaholic that is leaving indelible Read More

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