News - Federal Capital Territory

NEMA Seeks Inter-Agency Collaboration To Reduce Road Crashes

13 hours ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says inter-agency collaboration is required to ensure drastic reduction in road crashes. Abuja operations coordinator of the agency, Bitrus Samuel made the remark at an “experience sharing exercise on mass causality with key players. Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FCT Command, Wobin Ayuba said the...

INEC Registers 21 New Political Parties

19 hours ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67. The decision was taken on Thursday during the weekly meeting of the electoral body held at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. A statement signed by INEC...

Abuja Court Dismisses Suit On PDP Campaign Fund

1 week ago /
Politics 

A Federal Capital Territory high court has dismissed a suit seeking to expose the sources of campaign fund for the peoples democratic party, PDP, during the 2015 presidential election. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi dismissed the suit on the ground that the attempt to expose a company, northern belt oil and gas company limited...

Buhari Decorates Commander Guards Brigade, Commend Professionalism Of The Army

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the guards brigade for demonstrating a high-level of discipline and professionalism expected from officers and men of the Nigerian army. Speaking on Tuesday at the decoration ceremony of the commander, guards brigade, brig-gen. Musa Yusuf as major-general, president Buhari said it was instructive that the senior...

Terror Attack Alert: FG Assures Of Adequate Security Measures In FCT

1 week ago /
Nation 

the Federal Government has assured of adequate security measures to thwart any possible terror attack in the federal capital territory (FCT) and elsewhere around the country, saying there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some western countries. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday,...

Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Naval Boss, Usman Jibrin

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama has fixed December 8 and 9 for further hearing in a case of N600million fraud involving a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin. Jibrin is facing trial alongside Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia (rtd), Rear Admiral Shehu Ahmadu (rtd),...

Oba Of Benin’s Historic Visit To Abuja

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

It was four days of carnival last week when the Oba of Benin, Omoba-Nedo, Uku-Akpolokpolo, Ewuare the second made an  historic  visit to Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power.. The Oba, revered as one of the most influential on the African continent, is believed not to ever leave his kingdom for any reason. The curiosity  ...

Buhari Directs Payments Of 50% Of Outstanding Paris Club Refund

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the payment of fifty percent of the outstanding Paris club refund to state governments. This was the outcome of an emergency meeting between the president and the state governors at the presidential villa in Abuja. Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting which held behind closed doors,...

BREAKING: President Buhari Meets With Nigerian Governors’ Forum

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The meeting, which is ongoing at the Presidential Villa, is being attended by most of the state governors across the country. Details to follow…...

Court Grants EFCC Warrants To Arrest Ex-DSS, NIA Bosses

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained two separate warrants from a court to arrest a former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Ita Ekpenyong and that of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke. The commission confirmed this to reporters on Monday, adding that...

Family Of Murdered SEC Director Calls For Justice

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been requested not to interfere with the prosecution of suspects handling the murder case of Louisa Umukoro, who was a director with the Securities and Exchange Commission sec. Speaking on behalf of the family Nosa Ukponwan alleged that the husband...

Dokpesi Takes Campaign To PDP-FCT

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

A top contender for the national chairmanship position of the PDP, media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi, says original indigenes of the federal capital territory deserve better compensation The chairmanship hopeful made the remarks at the FCT PDP secretariat, when he met with some FCT delegates to the December 9, 2017 elective convention,...

FCT Minister Moves To Avert Strike

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Minister of the federal capital territory, Muhammad Bello has promised to resolve all issues contained in the strike notice issued by workers of the FCT administration and the federal capital development authority (FCDA) Bello who made the commitment while briefing newsmen commended the leadership of the labour union that has continued...

FCTA Seals Patience Jonathan’s Multi-Billion Property In Abuja

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration have sealed up a multi-billion naira property belonging to former first lady Patience Jonathan. The property located in mabushi district of Abuja was allegedly broken into by the joint task force from the FCT department of development control and the occupants rough handled before...

Court Grants Bail To Suspected Military Pension Thieves

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Jabi has granted bail to the two military officers accused of complicity in stealing monies meant for payment of death benefits of deceased officers. Justice D. Z. Senchi granted Ishaka Yakubu and Akinbamidele Odunsi bail on Wednesday following their arraignment by the...

Court Jails Two Ex-Civil Servants Over N1bn Fraud

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, says it had secured the conviction of two former officials of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr Mohammed Dogonyaro and Mr Yahaya Ayodeji. A statement from EFCC’s Spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday, said Justice Yusuf Halilu...

Alleged 18.6bn Diversion: Court Convicts Two For Impersonation

1 month ago /
Nation 

An Abuja High Court has convicted and sentenced two persons for ‎impersonation and making a false statement in a case of alleged criminal diversion of N18.6 billion. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) had levelled the allegation against a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, and a...

Buhari Commiserates With Goje

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Goje family over the passing away of Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje, wife of Sen. Danjuma Goje. In a letter of condolence to the Former Gombe State Governor delivered by a federal government delegation led by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, at the funeral...

Senate Passes N222 Billion Budget For FCT

1 month ago /
Nation 

The senate has approved a budget sum of N222 .3 billion for the federal capital territory for 2017. The passage of the FCT budget followed consideration of the senate committee on FCT report presented by Senator Dino Melaye who is the chairman of the committee. Presenting the report for consideration, Senator Melaye...

House Of Representatives Investigates Infrastructure Decay In FCT

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's house of representatives has asked its committees on federal capital territory, FCT area councils and ancillary matters to investigate the decay in infrastructural facilities in the FCT and it's environs. The committees were mandated to find out how best the problem of infrastructure decay in the FCT can be addressed. The...


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