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I’m Now In Abuja, Catch Me If You Can – Shekau Dares Security Agencies

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If the recent video released by leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau yesterday, in which he claimed responsibility for Monday morning’s bombing in Nyanya, that resulted in the death of over 71 persons, is anything to go by, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and indeed other parts ... Read More »

Nyanya Bomb Blast: NEMA Releases Details Of Injured Victims (See List)

SOME BUSES AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION AT NYANYA MOTOR PARK IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (14/4/14).

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday released a list of 126 victims admitted in various hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, after the bomb explosion in Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday morning. No fewer than 75 people were killed in an explosion, suspected to have been carried out by ... Read More »

High Court Declares Abuja Park And Pay Policy Illegal

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Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja has declared the park and pay policy of the FCT Administration as illegal. The declaration was made by Justice Peter Affen of the High Court, Apo, on Thursday morning in a suit filed by a private savings and loan firm in ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Security Agencies Need The Support Of Well-Meaning Nigerians To Succeed – CAN

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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Federal Capital Territory, FCT chapter, Rev. Dr. Israel Akanji, has called on all Nigerians irrespective of religious beliefs to give the necessary support to the security agencies in the ongoing efforts against terrorism in the country. Akanji said curtailing the security ... Read More »

Nyanya Explosion: Security Agencies Placed On Red Alert In Abuja

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Security agencies have been placed on red alert throughout the Federal Capital Territory following the explosion that occurred in Nyanya bus stop on Monday morning. CSP Frank Mba, Police Force spokesman, told newsmen in Abuja at the scene of the incident that the blast occurred at about 6.55 a.m. “The ... Read More »

Nyanya Explosion: Stay Away From Blast Site, NEMA Warns Residents

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed an explosion that took place Monday morning in Nyanya, a Suburb of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It also warned residents of the area to stay away from the scene of the explosion. According to the Senior Information Officer, NEMA, Mr. Sani Datti, “The ... Read More »

Jonathan Commissions Multi-Billion Naira Abuja Water Project

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND L) CUTTING THE TAPE TO INAUGURATE THE PHASE 3 AND 4 LOWER USUMAN DAM WATER TREATMENT PLANTS IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (10/4/14). WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CHAIRMAN, SENATE COMMITTEE ON POWER, SEN. PHILIP ADUDA; FCT MINISTER, SEN. BALA MOHAMMED AND FCT MINISTER OF STATE, OLOYE OLAJUMOKE AKINJIDE.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday commissioned for use, the multi-billion Naira ‘Phases three and four’ of the Abuja Water Treatment Plant with a pledge to provide portable water supply to all residents of the Federal Capital Territory. This was contained in a statement sent via e-mail by Muhammed Sule, Chief ... Read More »

2015: Abuja Indigenes Begin Campaign For Jonathan’s Re-election

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The Abuja Original Inhabitants Coalition Groups yesterday re-affirmed its support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, saying it mounted over six bill boards in the Federal Capital Territory urging the president to contest in 2015. Coordinating chairman of the group, Engr. Bussa Danjuma, who made this known in an interview ... Read More »

1914 Amalgamation Not A Mistake, Says Jonathan [Full Text Of Nationwide Broadcast]

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said that the 1914 amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorates to form a single country called Nigeria was not a mistake. The president, who spoke last night, in a nationwide broadcast as Nigeria marks its centenary, maintained that there is hope, although the nation ... Read More »

Mbu Resumes, Says He’s Not In FCT Police Command To Play Politics

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Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu, the new Commissioner of Police in the FCT, says that he is not in the territory for politics but to police it. Mbu made the remark on Monday at his maiden news conference at the FCT Police Command headquarters on assumption of duty. “Today (Monday), I ... Read More »

How 20-yr-old varsity student bought cannabis with tuition – NDLEA

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A Nigerian undergraduate, who used his tuition fee to buy hard drugs, has been arrested for drug trafficking, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, said in a statement, weekend. NDLEA said the suspect, Udiomeh Kufre Ita, a student of the Faculty of Management Sciences at the Regent University in Ghana, ... Read More »

Zoning Of Political Offices An Obstacle To Good Governance – Rep

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Zoning of political offices at all levels is not good for the growth of democratic norms and practices, a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Emmanuel Jime has said. Jime, member representing Makurdi/Guma federal constituency, who made this known yesterday in an interaction with reporters yesterday in Benue State, ... Read More »

El-Rufai, 103 Others Escape Death As Aircraft Tyre Bursts On Landing At Lagos Airport

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What could have been a major air disaster at the tail end of 2013 was averted, Sunday, when a Boeing 737 aircraft with about 104 passengers and crew members including former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, had a burst tyre at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA, ... Read More »

2015: ‘Akinjide Family Dynasty Loyal To Jonathan’

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Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory has denied claims that she was planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The minister, whose husband, Hon. Ahman Pategi was one of the 37 members of the House of Representatives that recently defected to All Progressives Congress, APC, also ... Read More »

Why VP Sambo, Tukur Stopped Me From Speaking At Late Yakowa’s Memorial Lecture – El-Rufa’i

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Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai has adduced reasons why Vice President Namadi Sambo and National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur allegedly prevented him from eulogising late Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State over the weekend. El-Rufai told reporters that ... Read More »

EFCC To Appeal el-Rufai’s Acquittal In Land Grab Case

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Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Nasir el-Rufai’s acquittal by an Abuja High Court in a case of land grabbing might only be temporary as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Sunday it will challenge the decision of the court just as it described the Supreme Court ... Read More »

Land Grab Allegations: Court Clears El-Rufai Of Any Wrong Doing

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Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Nasir el-Rufai on Friday was discharged and acquitted of charges of abuse of power while in office by an Abuja High Court. El-Rufai, who was FCT minister from 2003-2007 during the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was arraigned over illegal ... Read More »

NASS To Remain Shut As FEC Okays N40.2bn For Complex Renovation, Construction Of Third Phase

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N40.2 billion for the construction of phase III of the National Assembly complex and renovation of the first and second phases of the complex. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Muhammed, who disclosed this to State House correspondents after ... Read More »

N69.3b Abuja National Square To Dislodge Eagle Square – FCT Minister

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When completed in a few years’ time from now, the new Abuja National Square, a component of the Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower project located in the Central Area, Abuja, would dislodge the Eagle Square as the preferred venue for hosting national events, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory ... Read More »

Arresting Boko Haram Sponsors Will Stall Breakdown Of Law And Order, Says Abuja CAN Chairman

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The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, Rev. Israel Akanji, has blamed the Federal Government’s indecisiveness for the current spate of insecurity in the country. Rev. Akanji, who spoke yesterday in an exclusive interview with The Nation, accused government and security operatives of arresting ... Read More »

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