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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 »

Police Hasn’t Banned Peaceful Protests On Chibok Girls, Says IG

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The Force Headquarters on Tuesday downplayed the ban placed on individuals and groups protesting the April 14 abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram insurgents from their hostel in Chibok, Borno State, saying the purported order by the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, was ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: Keyamo, Ezekwesili Berate Mbu, Slam Ban On Protests

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Radical Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo Esq. has faulted the order by the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory, Joseph Mbu, banning further protests on the #BringBackOurGirls in the nation’s capital. This is just as leader of the group in Abuja, former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has ... Read More »

FCT Police Debunks Rumors Of Bomb Blast In Kurudu

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has dispelled rumors of a bomb blast in Kurudu, a suburb of Abuja. Residents of the area had reported hearing a huge explosion Thursday morning, which shook houses and other structures in the area. The development sent residents scampering for safety following the ... Read More »

Police Arrests Two Suspects Who Hijacked School Bus In Nyanya, Abuja

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Few hours after they hijacked a school bus belonging to The Vine International Academy, Nyanya, Phase IV, Nyanya, a suburb on the outskirts of Abuja, causing panic in the area, which has witnessed back-to-back deadly bombings, two suspects have been arrested by the Nigeria Police for the crime. The Toyota Hiace ... Read More »

World Economic Forum: Jonathan Approves Closure Of Govt Offices, Schools

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As part of efforts to ensure a successful hosting of the World Economic Forum Africa meeting, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the closure of all Government Offices and Schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with the exception of those on essential services, from Wednesday, 7th to Friday, 9th May, ... Read More »

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)

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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 »