News - Federal Capital Territory

Muslims In Abuja Prepare For Eid El-Fitr

2 days ago /
Nation 

Muslims in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have begun preparations for the celebration to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that commercial activities are in top gear in the areas like Garki, Wuse, Jabi Markets. NAN reports that people at Garki, Wuse and Jabi...

Ifeanyi Ubah Released From DSS Custody

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has been released from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS). Mr Ubah was released unconditionally on Monday night after being detained for six weeks. The DSS arrested Mr Ubah early in May, accusing him of engaging in acts...

FG Has Provided N30bn For Mining Sector Development, Says Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo,  says the Federal Government is moving swiftly to break all bottlenecks discouraging investment in Nigeria’s mining sector. The Acting President stated this on Tuesday while addressing investors at the inaugural National Mining Summit in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been...

Tanker Fire Kills Three Women, Four Children In Abuja

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A tanker fire has killed seven people in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The tanker, which was laden with diesel, was said to have suffered break failure and rammed into another vehicle, resulting in a blaze which killed three women and four children. Those killed were among the eleven occupants of the vehicle that...

INEC Registers Five New Political Parties

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties. According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration. The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria...

Senate Raise Concern Over Hajj Fare Packages

2 weeks ago /
Religion 

The Nigerian Senate has raised concern over the cut-throat price of N1.5m approved by The National Hajj commission for Annual hajj fare packages. 23 States are part of the approved fare packages including sokoto, Ogun, Edo, Federal capital Territory and the Nigerian Armed forces. The matter was raised through a motion by...

Ekiti Probe: Ex-Governor Moves To Restrain Judicial Commission Of Enquiry

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Immediate past governor of ekiti state and minister of mines and steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the competence of the judicial commission of enquiry set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe his administration, asking an Ado-ekiti high court for an injunction to restrain the state government and...

Former FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed Shattered Going To Jail

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senator Bala Muhammed, the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will spend the next 48hours in Kuje Prison. Justice A.M Talba of the Federal High Court, Gudu,  gave the order for Mohammed’s  remand after  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned him on  a six-count charge,  bordering on abuse...

Federal Civil Servants Threaten Indefinite Strike Over ₦200BN Unpaid Salaries

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over non-payment of N200bn promotion and salaries and death benefits. The decision of the NEC of the ASCSN was read to journalists by the Federal Capital Territory Secretary of the association, Mr. Ojemhenka Isaac. President of...

EFCC Denies Shielding Former Jonathan Aide, Kingsley Kuku

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reacts to an allegation, that it was shielding USA based fugitive Kingsley  Kuku, a former special adviser on Niger Delta Amnesty Programme to President Goodluck Jonathan. Here is the full statement of rebuttal, issued by spokesman Wilson Uwujaren: The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes...

Osinbajo Renews Call For Int’l Cooperation Against Terrorism

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to international cooperation against terrorism. Professor Osinbajo offered the assurance on Tuesday when he received the visiting Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “We are concerned about...

Kanu Denies Rejecting Bail Conditions

2 months ago /
Nation 

Lawyer to self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has distanced the IPOB leader from his parent’s position, insisting that they would meet the bail conditions within 48 hours. The family of the Nnamdi Kanu is not impressed with the bail conditions given to their son, although they...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail

2 months ago /
Judiciary   Politics 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. Justice Nyako however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any...

INEC Suspends 205 Staff Over Bribery Allegation

2 months ago /
Nation 

Two hundred and five members of staff at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been suspended and placed on half salary. The suspension was announced on Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The decision follows a meeting which considers the report of the Commission’s committee set up to look into...

President Buhari To Launch ERGP On Wednesday

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will formally launch the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 on Wednesday, April 5. A statement issued on Tuesday by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, revealed that the ceremony will take place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital...

NNPC To Meet Tanker Drivers Over Industrial Action

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has convened a meeting to thrash out the issues listed by the tanker drivers’ arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG), as cause of their industrial action. The meeting, which is scheduled for this afternoon is coming after the tanker drivers...

CAF B-Licence Coaching Course Ends In Abuja

2 months ago /
Sports  

The CAF B-Licence Coaching Course organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ended in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training, Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, tasked participants to be willing to invest in learning new trends and technological innovations in...

FEC Approves N80b For Reconstruction Of Roads Across The Country

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N80 billion for the reconstruction of 12 federal roads across the country and simultaneously also approved contracts for roads and rail in Abuja metropolis. Both the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad...

Authorities In Abuja Decry Influx Of Beggars

3 months ago /
Nation 

Authorities in Abuja have raised alarm over the influx of beggars and hawkers into the Federal Capital Territory. They expressed concern that the influx of beggars and hawkers into Nigeria’s capital could be a security threat if not checked. As part of measures to check the situation, the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital...

Centenary City: House Seeks Prosecution Of Anyim, Bala Mohammed

3 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has called for the prosecution of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, for his role in the Centenary City Project. The lawmakers also sought for the prosecution of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed. The call was...


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