FCTA to reclaim ungoverned Abuja spaces

November 28, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has taken steps to reclaim ungoverned spaces occupied by hoodlums and other criminal elements threatening the peace of residents of the territory. The Department of Development Control of the FCT Monday said the administration will recover and convert some of the open spaces to Parks and Recreation Centers to curb the rate of crimes Read More

Reps throw out petition against FCTA director Galadima

November 19, 2023 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has thrown out a petition by a group against the Director of the Department of Development Control of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Town Planner Muktar Galadima. The House dismissed the petition as the petitioner failed to show up to defend the petition. The case listed among those to be treated by the house committee on Read More

FCTA: Olusade Adesola, an unapologetic civil service reformist – Group

November 5, 2023 Editor 0

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Mr. Adesola Olusade has been described as a thoroughly breed civil servant who is committed to his job and is determined to always make it better. The description was contained in a press statement issued on Sunday by a civil society organisation , Pro-Impact Initiative and signed by its coordinator, Read More

FCTA to revive abandoned rural social facilities in area councils

October 18, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has indicated interest to revive critical social facilities, located at the six area councils. This became necessary when the Mandate Secretary, Social Development Secretariat, Ibrahim Aminu, toured the area councils. Aminu said the administration will revive those facilities that can be revived immediately and put them to use, while those that require long time Read More

Blackmailing people before Wike won’t work, allow him to develop Abuja, CSO warns

September 10, 2023 Editor 0

A Civil society group, Pro-Impact Initiative, has raised alarm over what it termed, “Calculated attempts to blackmail top Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) officials and derail Minister, Barr Nyesom Wike, from repositioning Abuja” The group pointed out that in less then two weeks over “three fabricated falsehoods” against key officials of the FCT administration has circulated widely on the social Read More

Group condemns falsehood against FCTA perm sec

September 2, 2023 Editor 0

Peddlers of lies and fabricators of allegations against the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr Olusade Adesola, have been charged to dedicate their energy to more fruitful and meaningful ventures that will help move Abuja city forward. They were enjoined not to distract the FCT Minister, Barr Nyesom Wike , who from day one has left Read More

FCTA to begin integrity test over building collapse incidents

September 1, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Thursday, disclosed that it will conduct integrity tests on old buildings within the city to forestall building collapse. The Director Development Control FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima, stated this in Abuja while addressing newsmen on buildings in Jabi that failed integrity tests and may likely collapse. Galadima said the test, which would be conducted in partnership Read More

FCTA begins supplementary polio immunisation, entices mothers with noodles

July 28, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that it would begin a supplementary polio immunisation campaign from July 29 to August 11, to sustain the poliovirus-free status in the Territory and the entire country. FCTA’s acting secretary of the Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mr. Malan Haruna, disclosed this while addressing a news conference organised in collaboration with the Read More

FCTA alerts Abuja residents on illegal sales of shop space at Area 7

July 21, 2023 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) raised alarm on Friday as it uncovered illegal sales of shop space at the Area 7, Garki Informal Market.   Investigation by our Correspondent revealed that already many unsuspecting members of the public, especially desperate traders have fallen victims to the fraudsters.  This development is coming barely few days after the sack of the embattled Read More

Happening now: FCTA officials, destroy goods, demolish popular UTC market in Abuja [VIDEO]

June 3, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Demolition is currently ongoing at popular UTC market in area 10 Garki, Abuja. The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) began the demolition on Saturday morning with presence of heavy security in the area. As shopping complex in area are under demolition, non of the shop owners are allowed to carry their goods, as hundreds of printing machines, refrigerators, airconditions worth Read More

Gbagyi villa: Rescue movement stages protest against planned demolition, wants FG’s intervention

May 25, 2023 Editor 0

A group, Rescue Movement For New Nigeria, has called on the federal government to prevail on Kaduna state government to halt the planned demolition of Gbagyi Villa, Chikun local government area of the state. The group spoke during a protest on Wednesday, with itsmedia director, Olorunmagba Emmanuel, reading the text of the briefing. The group argued that despite court judgment Read More

Extolling FCTA perm sec Olusade’s leadership qualities

May 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration headquarters, Abuja was all cheers and jubilation over the news of the decision of the entity to replicate the payment of the 40% peculiar allowances approved by the federal government for mainstream civil servants who have for several years been overtly disadvantaged by the pay disparities that characterise the civil service in the country. Receiving Read More

Gunmen abduct FCTA staff, 14 others in Abuja 

At least 15 persons have been abducted by gunmen at 1, 000 Housing Estate in Pegi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The gunmen were said to have attacked the estate Sunday night, May 14, 2023 around 11.30pm, shot sporadically into the air and took some persons returning from the city about that period away Read More

Knabayi elected NLC FCT Chairman, bags Man of the Year 2023 Award

April 14, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, Comrade Dr Stephen Adalooh Knabayi   has  been unanimously  elected  as the new Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress FCT Chapter as majority of the delegates expressed deep appreciation for his unwavering courage, utmost dedication and  relentless exertions aimed at raising the welfare and well-being of teachers Read More

APDC board pledges to drive profit for FCTA

April 5, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Members of the newly inaugurated board of the Abuja Property Development Company (APDC) have expressed commitment to drive profit for the FCT Administration, while meeting the objectives for which it was established. Chairman of the APDC Board, who is also the publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, disclosed that the company will deploy innovative approaches to drive its Read More

Insecurity: FCTA demolishes shanties at Idu

March 31, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has removed illegal shanties, batchers and squatters in the Idu area of the Territory. The senior special assistant to the Minister of the FCT on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, led the exercise in the area in collaboration with the Department of Development control, Security Services, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). He said, Read More

FCTA crushes 476 motorbikes, vows enforcement of okada ban

March 31, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration ( FCTA), Wednesday, vowed not relent on its aggressive Okada ban enforcement, regardless of attacks against the taskforce team. This was disclosed at Area 1, Garki by the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, during the crushing of about 476 bikes that were impounded from violators of the Read More

FCTA to set up more sexual assault centres

March 29, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Executive Committee (FCT EXCO) has concluded arrangements for the establishment of more sexual assault referral centres in the Federal Capital Territory. The centres are to serve as shelter home for the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) across the Territory, who have been abused, and experiencing trauma and need to be properly cared for. The FCT EXCO Read More

Pictures: FCTA, RSDF officials brainstorm as school sports festival gets kick off date

March 16, 2023 Editor 0

Stakeholders on the proposed FCT School Sports Festival have described the forthcoming competition as a new frontier for overall sports development in the capital territory. This assertion was made at a stakeholders’ forum at FCT Department of Science, Technology and Innovation Abuja, preparatory to the competition scheduled to hold in Abuja between March 27 and 30, 2023. The Education Secretary 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

FCT school sports festival: FCTA, RSDF strike deal [PICTURES]

March 2, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has entered into partnership with Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) as a measure to promote sports development and management in the territory. Specifically, both the government and non-governmental bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to annually organise School Sports Festival within FCT for primary and secondary school children. Performing the official signing ceremony Read More

FCTA pledges to wipe out illiteracy in rural areas

December 23, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has promised to stop at nothing in eradicating illiteracy in all the rural areas. Permanent Secretary FCTA, Olusade Adesola, gave the assurance during the 2022 end of the year fiesta organised by FCT Department of Mass Education in Karu, Friday. He said the Department, which is saddled with the responsibility of making sure that 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

Court restrains FCDA, others from frustrating Centenary City Project

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory FCT has granted an interim order restraining the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), FCDA as well as Arab Contractors from further encroachment and destruction of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ). This is as activists and investors berated 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