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Sallah: Security Strengthened In Public Places In FCT


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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 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


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 »

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