Wednesday , 26 October 2016

Tag Archives: Federal capital Territory

Ex-Naval Chief, Jibrin, Docked Over Alleged N600m Fraud


A former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin (retd.), was yesterday, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja. The former Naval chief was arraigned alongside two others on a four count charge bordering on criminal …

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Shi’ites To FG: Free Zakzaky Within Two Weeks Or Else…


Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the umbrella of the “Save Sheik Zakzaky’s Life Group”, have threatened to occupy the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in their thousands if the Federal Government does not release their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group, in a statement signed by its …

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Only Convention Can Sack BoT Chairman – FCT PDP Chair


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Yahaya Yunusa Suleiman, has said that members of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) can only be removed at a convention of the party. He was reacting to the statement credited to the National Vice Chairman of …

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IGP Idris’ Ban On BBOG Illegal, Says Falana


Human rights activist and Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has described the ban on public protests in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, as illegal. The IGP gave the directive on Wednesday following a “clash” between the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy …

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Ezekwesili Schools IGP Idris On Democracy, Citizens’ Rights To Peaceful Assembly


A former Minister of Education and co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) campaign, Oby Ezekwesili, said yesterday that nobody could threaten the group or its members since they were bonafide citizens of the country. She was reacting to the warning issued by the newly-confirmed Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris …

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Alleged N2.3b Diversion: Ex-Minister Orubebe Gets N10m Bail


A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has granted a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe and two others bail at N50million. The trio were arraigned before the court on Wednesday morning on a six-count charge bordering on corruption, perjury, and diversion of public …

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Police Warns Against Unauthorized Protests In FCT

police on standy-women protest against Dino Melaye

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command says it has observed with serious concern, the flagrant disregard for the law by some individuals and group of persons who lay siege to the nation’s capital in the form of protests and demonstrations. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the …

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Dangote Foundation Donates Food Items To Vulnerables In Abuja

Dangote Foundation

The Dangote Foundation has delivered food items worth millions of naira to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable and the indigent in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Some of the beneficiaries include: Abuja Children Home, Peoples with Disabilities Traders Union, Para Soccer Team FCT, Poorest of the Poor, Old Peoples …

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Ex-NSA, Dasuki Withdraws Motion Seeking Case Transfer


Embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on Monday withdrew his motion seeking the transfer of his case file before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, to another court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned the ex-NSA and four others on …

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Court Adjourns Forgery Case Against Saraki, Others


A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja has adjourned hearing into the case of alleged forgery of the Senate’s Standing Rule for which Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others are standing trial. Messrs Saraki, Ekweremadu, the immediate Clerk to the National …

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Suspects Arrested In killing Of Woman Preacher In Abuja – Police


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Saturday said it made arrests in connection with the gruesome killing of a woman preacher in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT. The FCT police command’s Spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in …

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Return Stolen Funds To Enjoy Peace Of Mind, Buhari Urges Looters


President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated his call to those who stole public funds to negotiate and return their ill-gotten wealth peacefully. He made the call yesterday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja during an Eid el-Fitr homage paid by residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. President Buhari, …

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Dariye Trial: N1.2b Ecological Fund Was To Finance Obasanjo’s Re-election – Witness


A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, on Monday heard how the Plateau State Ecological Fund was provided to fund the re-election campaign of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003. A defence witness, Mr. Geoffrey Teme, made the disclosure during cross examination by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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Alleged Forgery: Court Postpones Saraki, Others’ Arraignment Till June 27

Saraki and Ekweremadu

The arraignment of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and three others before Justice Yusuf Haliru of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja for alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules has been set for June 27. Mr. Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; a former Clerk to the …

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High-Profile Fraud: EFCC Beams Searchlight On Four FCT Judges


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has beamed its searchlight on four high court judges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly frustrating the probe of high-profile corruption cases. The judges are said to have developed a penchant for going soft with suspects who approach their courts to …

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FCT Area Council Rerun Poll: APC Sweeps Abaji, AMAC, Kuje As APGA Takes Gwagwalada


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of five out of six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, winning the remaining one. This followed the conclusion of supplementary poll held on Wednesday in four …

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FCT Council Poll: INEC Declares APGA Candidate Winner Of Chairmanship Poll In Gwagwalada


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared Mustapha Adamu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the Gwagwalada Area Council election in the Federal Capital Territory. The returning Officer, Adamu Tanimu, declared Mr. Adamu as the winner in Gwagwalada following a re-run poll conducted to determine …

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INEC: FCT Councils’ Re-run Polls Slated For April 13


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Wednesday for re-run elections in 39 polling units within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to complete the council elections in areas where elections were cancelled. This is contained in a statement by the FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, Jacob Jatau, on Monday in …

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FCT Council Poll: APC Chieftains Openly Bribed Voters At Polling Units – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chairman in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Alhaji Yahaya Yunusa Suleiman, on Monday accused chieftains of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, of financially inducing voters during last weekend’s council polls across six area councils. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared APC winner of …

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INEC Declares APC Winner Of Bwari Area Council Chairmanship Poll


Mr Musa Dikko, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidate for Bwari Area Council in Saturday’s council elections in the Federal Capital Territory, has been declared winner of contest. Mr Abubakar Abba, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer for the election in the council area, who announced the result …

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