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Despite Abuja Bombings, End To Boko Haram Insurgency In Sight – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reiterated his administration’s commitment to rid the country of extremism and eradicating violence. He made the remark while speaking in Abuja after he was briefed by a fact-finding team he sent to the parts of the Federal Capital Territory, which came under suicide bombings on ... Read More »

FCT Perm Sec, Police Commissioner Condemn Abuja Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts


The Federal Capital Territory Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Chukwu, has condemned the twin suicide bomb blasts in Kuje, a suburb of Abuja late Friday. He also commiserated with people of Kuje Satellite Town, particularly those who lost their loved ones in the suicide attacks. While also commiserating with the injured ... Read More »

Security: DIA Arrests Eight Over Plot To Attack Abuja On Sallah Day

AVM Monday Riku Morgan-Chief of Defence Intelligence

The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) yesterday, arrested eight suspects in connection with an alleged plot to detonate bombs in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja during the forthcoming Sallah celebration scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2015. The suspects, whose identities are closely guarded, were reportedly arrested by the DIA when the ... Read More »

FG Gives Contractor 5 Months To Complete Work On Bombed UN House

UN Building

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Engr. John Chukwu, on Monday assured the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban ki-Moon, that the Federal Government would complete the construction of the UN building in Abuja that was bombed in August 2011 by Boko Haram. Mr. Ki-Moon is on a two-day ... Read More »

Only God Can Guarantee Protection, Buhari Says As He Recounts Narrow Escape From Excited Youths At Prayer Ground

Buhari prays

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday admitted that despite the heavy presence of security operatives around him, he is not completely safe from harm without divine protection. He made the submission when the Muslim community in the Federal Capital Territory paid him the traditional Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. ... Read More »

N1.2bn Pension Scam: Court Forbids Accused Persons From Entering Plea Bargain


Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea bargain proposal mooted by persons accused of complicity in stealing pension funds. Ibrahim Ahmed Mazangari, Muhammed Sani Suleiman, Hajiya Fatima Mazangari, Saleh Yerima Tsojon and Xangee Technologies Limited were to be arraigned by the Economic ... Read More »

FRSC Has No Business Inspecting Vehicles, Documents – VIO


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) yesterday explained that inspection of vehicles and checking of vehicles’ documents was the sole responsibility of the department. The Public Relation Officer of the FCT DRTS, K. K. Iloduba, made the clarification in response to a statement credited to the ... Read More »

When I Handover On May 29, I’ll Be Leaving At Least N3.7bn In Katsina Treasury — Shema

Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State

Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has said he will be leaving at least N3.7 billion in the state’s treasury by May 29. Mr. Shema disclosed this on Saturday at the inauguration of 151 housing units named “Katsina Estate”, constructed by his administration at the Kafe District of the Federal ... Read More »

Probe Me, I’ve Nothing To Hide – FCT Minister Dares Incoming APC Administration


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday dared the incoming All Progressives Congress administration to probe his tenure as he had nothing to hide. He said having being in the saddle for five years, he was armed with documents and records to account for his ... Read More »

Abuja Professionals Join Calls For Buhari To Make Kwankwaso FCT Minister


Some Abuja based professionals have joined the call to President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to appoint Kano State governor and Senator-elect, Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the next minister for the Federal Capital Territory. The call came on the heels of a similar request by a group under the aegis of ... Read More »

‘FCT Residents To Soon Enjoy Uninterrupted Water Supply’


Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will soon smile as the FCT water board has resolved to enhance service delivery, which will result in uninterrupted water supply. This was contained in a statement signed by the PR Unit of the FCT Water Board. According to the statement, chairman of ... Read More »

FCT Minister Pleads For Increment In Corps Members’ Allowances


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, has called for an increase in the allowances of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. http://www.newbalanceshoesinc.com new balance 1123 The corps members are presently paid N19, 800 monthly by the Federal Government. But the minister pleaded with President Goodluck Jonathan to look ... Read More »

Jonathan To Inaugurate FCT Land Swap Districts Thursday


President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday in Abuja perform the ground-breaking of the eight districts out of the 10 districts making up the Abuja Land Swap Initiative. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, who made this disclosure on Monday, added that the commencement of the initiative would ... Read More »

FCT Minister Orders Contractor To Complete N24bn NASS Officers’ Residences Before May 2015


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has directed the contractor handling the construction of new residences for presiding officers of the National Assembly to complete the project before the hand-over date of May 29, 2015. The minister, who gave this directive when he conducted an inspection ... Read More »

No Campaigns In FCT Without Police Permit, Says CP

Wilson Inalegwu

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Wilson Inalegwu, has assured that the Police would be fair to all political parties in the FCT during the 2015 general elections. The police boss, however, warned that all political parties must apply for permit before they can organize ... Read More »

2015: PDP Assures Aspirants Of Transparent, Free, Fair Primaries


The Peoples Democratic Party in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday assured its senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants for 2015 elections of free, fair and transparent primaries. The FCT PDP Youth Leader, Mr. Sunday Zaka, gave the assurance after the party’s meeting in Kuje, FCT. Zaka told the News ... Read More »

FCTA Begins Arrest Of Unpainted Taxi Cab Drivers

Abuja Green Cabs

Following the expiration of Oct. 1 deadline for the registration of unpainted commercial vehicles also known as “kabu kabu”, the FCT Transport Secretariat has begun the arrest of defaulters. Mr Jonathan Ivoke, the Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Transportation Secretariat, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that commercial drivers would ... Read More »

FG To Relocate Original Inhabitants Of Abuja By 2015

smart adeyemi

Original inhabitants of Abuja are to be relocated to their permanent site in 2015, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Smart Adeyemi, has said. Mr. Adeyemi stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday. He said that already, districts were being created ... Read More »

Jonathan Laments Population Explosion In FCT, Blames Insecurity In Other Parts


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday linked the population explosion in the Federal Capital Territory to the security challenge being experienced in parts of the country. He spoke while receiving a delegation of the FCT Council of Chiefs, area council chairmen, appointees and legislators at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation ... Read More »

Sallah: Security Strengthened In Public Places In FCT


Security measures have been reinforced in some public places and markets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations. A visit to some of these places in the FCT by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday revealed that corporate and private establishments were leaving nothing ... Read More »