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FRSC Has No Business Inspecting Vehicles, Documents – VIO

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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

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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

MINISTER OF FCT, SEN. BALA MOHAMMED; CHIEF OF STAFF TO FEDERAL CAPITAL AUTHORITY, MUHAMMED YAU'GITAL AND CHAIRMAN, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE, MOHAMMED MUTTAWALE, SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN AFTER AN INVESTIGATIVE MEETING ON THE APO RECENT KILLING IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY

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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Why We Closed Markets, Hotels, Others In FCT – Army

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The Nigerian Army has explained that some hotels and markets in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were shut down because they failed to put in place counter-Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, measures. Following the deadly bombing of the popular Banex Plaza Abuja, which claimed scores of lives and damaged property, security ... Read More »

INEC To Begin Issuance Of Permanent Voters, Continuous Voter Registration Card In Abuja

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced its readiness to begin the issuance of Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, and commence the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. Speaking at the inauguration of a 15-member inter-agency advisory committee on voter education and publicity yesterday, the ... Read More »

Jonathan: FG Committed To Infrastructural Development

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President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday in Abuja that his administration was committed to speeding up infrastructural development through massive investment. Jonathan said this while performing the ground breaking of works on the Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX), a project involving the rehabilitation and expansion of the Expressway Phase I of ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Police Lacks Powers To Disrupt Rallies – Court

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A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, on Wednesday held that the Nigeria Police Force lacks the powers to stop rallies for abducted female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Justice Abubakar Talba, in his ruling, declared that the Public Order Act, Cap ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Protest Ban: APC Hails IG, Calls For Mbu’s Sack

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The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the immediate dismissal of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr. Joseph Mbu, for banning ‘Bring Back the Girls’ protests in Abuja. The APC, while commending the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, ... Read More »

Bring Back Our Girls: Senator Defies Mbu, Protests At Unity Fountain

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Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Babafemi Ojudu yesterday defied the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu’s ban on the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protests in Abuja. The senator showed his defiance for the ban by leading protesters to the Unity Fountain ... Read More »