News - Federal Capital Territory

Former FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed Shattered Going To Jail

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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...

FG Bans Helicopter Shuttle From Kaduna To Abuja

2 months ago /
Nation 

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has banned the planned helicopter shuttle service from Kaduna to Abuja by some helicopter companies. In a memo banning the move, Monguno said, “In view of the closure of the airport, air travelers will be required to travel by road/train to Abuja from Kaduna International...

INEC Fixes February 16 For 2019 Presidential And NASS Elections

2 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16, as the date for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections. INEC also revealed that the governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory area council elections will hold on Saturday, March 2 of the same year. INEC National Commissioner in charge of south-west, Solomon...

IGP Inspects Kaduna Airport, Pledges Adequate Security For Passengers

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured airlines and passengers flying into and out of the Kaduna Airport of maximum security. IGP Idris made the pledge on Sunday when he inspected the security arrangement at the Kaduna airport and its environs. The inspection comes as part of security preparation ahead of...

Osinbanjo Commends Gov. Ikpeazu On Good Governance

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, has commended the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, over what he describes as “the smart business approach to governance”. Professor Osinbajo said this when Governor Ikpeazu led a delegation of some top functionaries of Abia state government alongside top Aba business/industry leaders...

Senate C’mtte Orders Evacuation Of Beggars, Hawkers From Abuja

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory has directed security agencies in Abuja to clear the city of beggars, hawkers and commercial sex workers. Briefing journalists at the National Assembly, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Dino Melaye, said the evacuated persons would be taken to a rehabilitation centre in...

Shettima: Boko Haram Killed Over 100,000 People In Seven Years

3 months ago /
Nation 

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, says at least 100,000 persons have been killed in the seven years of the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria. The governor added that over two million people were displaced by the violence, noting that most of those affected were women and children. He stated this on...

NLC PROTEST AGAINST BAD ECONOMY

3 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress  gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, protesting what they called ''the effect of poor governance''. They marched on the streets of Abuja, carrying placards with Various Inscriptions to the  National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. The protest code named ‘national day...


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