News - Federal Capital Territory

FCT: Karu-Orozo Residents Raise Alarm Over Imminent Health Hazard

2 days ago /
Environment 

Residents of the satellite towns along Karu-Orozo road in the federal capital territory have raised alarm of an imminent health hazard, which may be caused by mountainous refuse in the area. The stench from the dumps is becoming unbearable to the people. Along the long stretch of the highway from Karu to...

Goodluck Jonathan Expressway Opened

3 days ago /
Nation 

Another section of the uncompleted Goodluck Ebele Jonathan expressway in the Nigerian capital Abuja has been opened for use to members of the public This follows construction of two flyover bridges around the powerhouse junction and AYA roundabout that are major components of the road project Minister of the federal capital territory,...

FCT: Flood Kills 3, Destroys Properties In Lokogoma

3 days ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck the Lokogoma area of the federal capital territory on Thursday as a heavy downpour claimed three lives. The victims were occupants of a highlander jeep, which was engulfed by flood resulting from early morning rain. An entire stretch of about twenty housing estates were affected by the flood....

Police: Why We Did Not Arrest Attackers Of Charlie Boy’s Group

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Police wednesday gave reasons why they did not arrest those who attacked members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement asking for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office. The group, led by popular musician and entertainer, Charlie Boy, had gone to Wuse Market last Tuesday to protest, but were...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...

Why We Dispersed Protesters In Abuja – Police

1 week ago /
Nation 

The FCT Police command has explained why it dispersed some protesters under the auspices of Our-Mumu-Don-do Movement at Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja. The Police in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said some miscreants, hoodlums and other criminal elements had infiltrated the protest hence the need...

Concerned Nigerians Ask Buhari To Resume Or Resign

1 week ago /
Nation 

Some youth groups under the ageis of Concerned Nigerians have defied the early morning showers in the Federal Capital Territory to protest the non-disclosure of the president’s health status. Speaking at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, members of the coalition say that the long stay of the president abroad has resulted...

FCT Indigenes Protest The Exclusion Of Their Indigenes From The Shortlisted Permanent Secretaries

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

More than one hundred indigenes of the federal capital territory on Thursday hit the streets in Abuja on to protest the exclusion of their indigenes from the list of permanent secretaries shortlisted by the federal government. The protesters say this represents another act of marginalization against the Nigerian capital’s indigenous people. The...

Police Dismisses Four Officers Over Theft At Former President Jonathan’s Residence

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Federal Capital Territory Police command has dismissed four of its men from the Nigeria police over the theft of some household property at the residence of Former President Goodluck Jonathan. The command said the dismissal was sequel to the outcome of an orderly room trial of the affected officers. They include...

Osinbajo, Gowon Condemn Hate Speeches, Call For Mutual Respect

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo,  has called on Nigerians to have mutual respect for one another regardless of tribe or religion. Professor Osinbajo, who expressed concern over the increasing rate of hate speeches arising from ethnic and religious intolerance, asked the citizens to shun all acts capable of destroying Nigeria’s peace...

INEC Resumes Registration Of Prospective Voters In The FCT

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC has resumed registration of prospective voters in the twenty-two centers across the six area councils of the federal capital territory. The resumption follows the week-long display of temporary voter registers for claims and objections by prospective voters. The commission had in the last one week engaged...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

3 weeks ago /
Security 

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Japanese Govt. Hands Over A Fully Equipped Healthcare Centre In Shere Koro Of Bwari Area Council

1 month ago /
Health  Nation 

The Japanese government has handed over a fully equipped and solar powered healthcare centre in shere koro area of the bwari area council to the federal capital territory administration. But beyond this cheering news lies the pains of community members whose access to the basic necessities of life is almost forgotten. About...

In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. The funds were released on the premise that a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds...

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has released the details of the second round of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Details of the refunds, which are contained in a statement by the Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Dambatta, show that the...

NDLEA Destroys 24 Tons Of Narcotics

1 month ago /
Nation 

Over 24 tons of assorted narcotics have been destroyed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The commander of the NDLEA in the federal capital territory Obijuru Chinyere said the huge quantity is the result of two years of concluded drug cases and forfeited drug seizure in the nation’s capital from...

FCT Natives wade On Restructuring the country

1 month ago /
Nation 

The original inhabitants of the federal capital territory have waded into calls for restructuring the country. The natives in a town hall meeting held in Abuja are agitating for a state status for the FCT. They also want the national assembly to hands off its legislative duties to an FCT house of...

Flash Flooding In The FCT Triggered By Poor Construction Work And Ineffective Waste Management

1 month ago /
Environment 

As victims of the Lagos and Suleja flood disasters count their losses, there has been flash flooding in some satellite towns of the federal capital territory Abuja with the authorities placing four other major towns on the watch list. Director-general of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Abbas Idris who confirmed...

Gunmen Abduct Seven Persons In Rivers State

1 month ago /
Nation 

After three days in captivity, the Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of seven persons including four women along Elele Isiokpo road in Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the seven persons were travelling in a...

Police Officer Forms Syndicate To Extort Money Using Whistle Blowing Policy

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Superintendent of Police attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been accused of running a syndicate under the whistle blowing policy to harass and extort huge sums of money from contractors and top civil servants in Nigeria. The police officer is believed to be name dropping the Inspector General of...


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