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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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FCT Council Polls: Voters Sold PVCs For As Low As N200 – TMG


The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has said that yesterday’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils’ elections was rife with vote buying with residents selling their votes for a low as N200. A preliminary statement of the elections signed by the group’s spokesman Armsfree Ajanaku, also said that the city centre …

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Area Council Polls: Police Restrict Movement In FCT


The Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Wilson Inalegwu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in the nation’s capital between 7am and 4pm on Saturday, April 9. This is contained in a statement by the FCT Police Command spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in Abuja on Thursday. The …

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INEC Bars Govs, NASS Members From Monitoring FCT Council Poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that no governor, House of Representatives member or senator will be allowed to monitor this Saturday’s elections in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. This is just as the commission declared that the restriction of movement in the April 9 FCT area …

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Court Imprisons Two For Stealing Fish From Pond In Abuja


A Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday sentenced two men to six weeks each in prison for stealing fish from a pond. The convicts, Samuel Mamman, 22 and Jaffaru Bashir, 23, both of Berger Yard junction, Games Village, Abuja, pleaded guilty to the charges of …

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FCT Residents Urge FG To Find Urgent Solution To Fuel Crisis

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Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to end the lingering fuel scarcity in the country and turn around the economy. This is the view of many of those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews …

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Lassa Fever: FCTA To Fumigate Entire Abuja


In a bid to exterminate rodents and minimize any possibility of Lassa fever outbreak in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Administration has concluded plans to fumigate the entire Territory. The action would go a long way in improving the environment and reduce the incidences of avoidable diseases, the FCT …

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Leaders Must Join Hands To Pull Nigeria Out Of Its Current Challenges – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all those in leadership positions across the strata of the society to join hands and pull the country out of its current challenges. He made the call on Friday when he received a cross section of residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led …

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Arms Deal: Court Adjourns Ruling On Dasuki’s Bail Application, To Remain In EFCC Custody

Sambo Dasuki

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, trying a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and others for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust, has adjourned ruling on his bail application till Friday. The former NSA was arraigned before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf alongside Shu’aibu …

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I Initiated The Idea Of The FCT When I Was Head Of State, Says Gowon


Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, yesterday urged Nigerians to advance genuine love that would bind the nation on the path of peace. He gave the advice at the presentation of a book titled: The Story of Abuja; Nigeria’s New Capital, written by Dr Longinus Ofoegbu. Gowon, who …

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Christmas: Police Tighten Security In FCT


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it had tightened security at motor parks, hotels and other strategic places in the territory, ahead of the Christmas celebration. The Commissioner of Police for the territory, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …

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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 …

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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 …

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