News - Federal Capital Territory

Authorities In Abuja Decry Influx Of Beggars

2 days 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

5 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Osinbajo Receives NLC, TUC Leaders

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Acting Nigerian President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Abuja received and interacted with the leaders of the two national labour union who organized rallies to denounce the suffering in the country. Among those who met with the Acting President are:  Tunde Aremu, deputy NLC president; Ayuba Wabba, NLC president; and...

NLC Members Protest In Abuja, Lagos

1 month ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, to commence the march against what they call the effect of poor governance. As days goes by, they are expected to march on the streets of Abuja. A few days ago, ”The I...

FCT Administration To Review Undeveloped Plots

1 month ago /
Nation 

The FCT Administration will review plots allocated to corporate organisations meant for staff housing that have not been developed. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this disclosure in Abuja, while receiving the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the News Agency of Nigeria,Mr. Bayo Onanuga and some officials...

Former FCT’s Minister Son Shamsudeen Bala gets tough bail

1 month ago /
Nation 

Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory is set to spend the weekend in Kuje Prison as he was handed some tough bail conditions by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja. Bala, son of Senator Bala Muhammed, is now on...

Osinbajo Asks Military To Shun Divisive Forces

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the military to resist divisive forces that undermine national unity and economic growth. Professor Osinbajo made the call on Thursday at a lecture with the participants of Course 25 of the National Defence College in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. He had inspected a...

IGP Appoints Jimoh Moshood As New Police PRO

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed CSP Jimoh Olohundare Moshood as the substantive Force Public Relations Officer, taking over from Ag. CP. Don N. Awunah who has since been posted as Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command. CSP Jimoh Moshood hails from Ilorin in Ilorin South LGA of...

Senate Will Ensure Upgrade Of Minna Airport – Saraki

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says the Senate will ensure that the Minna Airport is upgraded to serve its primary function as alternative to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Senate President explained that the proximity of the Minna airport to the Federal Capital Territory and its standard runway made it...

Nigeria Severs Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is pledging its support for a “One China” policy by cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Taiwan is not a country that is recognised under international law, therefore the federal government has ordered the closure of...

Nasarawa Airport To Serve As Agricultural Produce Export Platform

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the ongoing Nasarawa State Airport project will serve as a platform for exporting perishable agricultural products. He also believes that the airport will serve as a catalyst for the development of the economy. Speaking during a meeting with the Nasarawa State Governor,...

FG Says It Has Started Payment Of Promised 5,000 Naira

2 months ago /
Nation 

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari says it has now started the payment of 5,000 Naira monthly stipends to the poorest and the most vulnerable in Nigeria. It says the payments are being made through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes (SIP). The amount was part of campaign...

I Am Not On The Run - Abdulmumin Jibrin

2 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has said that the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin fled United Kingdom (UK) to avoid being arrested by anti-graft agencies on his trail for alleged criminal activities. ‎Jibrin has promptly denied the allegation and said he returned to Nigeria on the invitation of...


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