Hadiza Kabir’s Midas touch at FCT SDS

May 22, 2023 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

When on Tuesday, November 22, 2021, Dr Hadiza Mohammed Kabir was appointed the Mandate Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory, Social Development Secretariat, FCT SDS many observers heaved a sigh of relief as she was acclaimed a round peg in a round hole. As the present administration winds down in few days time, looking at the transformation the SDS has Read More

Dry fish trader recounts lucrative business

May 9, 2023 Admin III 0

In recent times, dry fish traders in the federal capital territory (FCT) have never had it as good as many Nigerians now resort to eating less meat. For Grace Nwanfor, a dry fish trader at Kubwa modern market, the business is lucrative; Adeola Akinbobola, writes. Fish farming in the country received a boost since the federal government announced agriculture as Read More

Displaced original Abuja inhabitants and ceaseless lamentations

November 18, 2022 Admin III 0

Over the years, alleged neglect and a myriad of challenges have continued to plague the indigenous people of Abuja, otherwise known as the Original Inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA gives more insight. UN standpoint and the law Globally, there are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples living in over 90 countries. According to Read More

Challenges and opportunities for water and sanitation in Nigeria’s rural communities

August 31, 2022 Muyideen Morenigbade 0

Earlier this year, while performing project monitoring exercise in some areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, the problem of water and sanitation is one which I witnessed first-hand and I wondered, if the Nigeria Nation’s capital is still trying to solve the problem of water and sanitation, what about the rest of the country? Poor access to improved Read More

Exclusive: Activist Deji Adeyanju emerges ZLP Reps candidate in FCT

June 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular Abuja-based activist, Deji Adeyanju, has emerged as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the House of Representatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT South), Blueprint report. Adeyanju emerged unopposed after screening and meeting all the requirements of the party in line with the Electoral Act as ammended. A dependable source who confided in Blueprint correspondent Read More

FCT: Laniyi picks APC senatorial forms to replace Aduda

April 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing director of Doxas Digital Nigeria, Mrs Adedayo Benjamin Laniyi, has said she is in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senatorial race to pursue the course of unity among all residents of Abuja in a bid to make the nation’s capital the true centre of unity for all the diverse ethnic groups.  The FCT senate seat is currently been Read More

FCT-IRS launches aggressive tax drive to hit N200bn target

January 18, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Internally Revenue Services (FCT-IRS), Tuesday, commenced aggressive campaign to inculcate tax-paying culture on both individuals and organisations. Acting chairman of FCT-IRS, Haruna Abdullahi, who piloted the road show, disclosed that awareness creation was one of the strategies the Service had adopted to hit its over N200 billion tax target. Abdullahi noted that the Service has adopted Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Pictures: Argungu Emir turbans Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as Ganuwan Kabi

November 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Emir of Argungu, HRH Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, on Friday in Kebbi state formally turbaned the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the Ganuwan Kabi(Defender of Kebbi Kingdom). The newly turbaned Ganuwan Kabi, dressed in colourful regalia, wielding protecting shield and armed with sword, dipicting a warrior, defender and protector. The colourful but brief Investiture ceremony was part of the Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

Threat to life: AGF’s letters force Abuja biz woman, ex-gov Ohakim’s trial to Dec 8

November 4, 2021 kehinde Osasona 0

The trial of an Abuja business woman, Mrs Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe on alleged criminal intimidation, blackmail and threat to life of a former governor of Imo state, Dr Ikedi Ohakim was stalled by two conflicting letters from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami. The criminal charges, brought against the woman by the Inspector General Read More

Enhancing waste management in FCT

November 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Driving around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) city centre today, it is not hard to observe the very clean and sanitized environment that not only adds to the beauty of the city but also makes life more comfortable in the nation’s capital. It is partly for this and other reasons of advancement in infrastructure provisions that the FCT has been Read More

TCN forced us to drop 100MW daily, AEDC alleges

November 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has alleged that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has forced it to drop 100 MegaWatts of power daily. The action, the AEDC said, has led to the massive load shedding currently being experienced by the customers in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Recall that the TCN in the statement it Read More

UniAbuja invasion: Police fortify security, assure residents of protection of lives, property

November 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Babaji Sunday, has dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses as well as the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Odili: IGP orders probe

November 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct detailed investigations into the reported invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili. The incident occurred last Friday. The IGP said the leadership of the Force was not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as terrorists invade UNIAbuja, kidnap 4 varsity staff

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Terrorists early Tuesday morning stormed the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja located inside Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped up to four persons. This was disclosed through the school Facebook Page on Tuesday. A source within the school premises disclosed that a Professor whose name hasn’t been ascertained as at the time Read More