Tag: FCT

Not that easy, guys: FG responds to Boko Haram’s ceasefire announcement, gives conditions for engagement

by Isi Esene The Federal Government is, as expected, expressing cautious optimism over the recent announcement of a ceasefire by a faction of the Boko Haram militant Islamic sect. Its…

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UNIBEN distances itself from DE CONCOCTION – and more, in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze In other embarrassing news, red-faced by the fact that one of their professors jumped the gun and announced a cure for HIV/AIDS only two years after beginning…

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Get out: Hawkers given ‘final warning’ to leave Wuse

by Emmanuel Okubenji The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has issued a 74-hour quit order to hawkers within and outside Wuse market or face the full weight of the law.…

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Opinion: Nigeria needs a ministry of corruption

by Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi The duty of this ministry is to officially provide funds for the purpose of corruption... Nigeria is a country with a population of over 150 million…

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“800,000 FCT residents displaced in 6 years”

The human rights group, Federation of the Urban Poor, on Saturday said the Federal Capital Territory Administration has evicted and demolished homes of over 800,000 residents of the FCT. The…

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Chicken change: N50 billion will not be enough for infrastructure – FCT Minister

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday, told Senators that the Park and Pay policy recently introduced in the nation’s capital where owners of vehicles…

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Corruption allegations: House of Reps to probe Godsday Orubebe’s Abuja mansion

by Isi Esene A building located in the Mabushi District of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said to belong to the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has become…

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You’re a hypocrite: President Jonathan’s special assistant goes on the offensive against El Rufai on Twitter

Reno Omokri, Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media by Akan Ido The social media cold-war between the special assistant to the president, Reno Omokri, and the former FCT…

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: The Abuja delusion/illusion (YNaija FrontPage)

I look at all these evidently important roads and wonder what really the government is doing. Then I realize that they’re actually busy constructing 10 lane highways from the airport…

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TICKER: 47% of Abuja residents earn less than N30,000 monthly – Survey

About 47 per cent of Abuja residents earn less than N30,000 monthly, a demographic household survey carried out by the Federal Capital Territory Administration has revealed. The Minister of State,…

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Apo police killing: Lucy Ukpong’s family insist on justice as she is laid to rest

by Isi Esene Lucy Ukpong, the 20-year-old photography shop salesgirl who was killed by a stray-bullet  in the Apo Area of Abuja earlier in the month has being buried. Ukpong…

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Is the ‘Buj ready for this? Nigerian Idol III hits the FCT

Ill Rhymz, host of Nigerian Idol Season 3. by Isi Esene The train for the season 3 of Nigeria's biggest music show; Nigerian Idol kicks off this Saturday from Abuja. The…

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How security vote is tearing apart FCT ministers

by Stanley Azuakola What President Jonathan joined together, reports have emerged that the security vote is trying to put asunder. The minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Administration, Senator…

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Harsh? Man sentenced to jail for stealing 3 bottles of cough syrup

by Isi Esene Amos Sijo, a 28-year-old man living in Abuja was on Thursday sentenced to three months imprisonment by a Gudu District Upper Area Court for stealing three bottles…

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Trapped on treetops: Kogi flooding crisis worsens

by Reuben Daba The flooding situation in Kogi State has assumed critical dimensions. Boats were deployed on Sunday by the Nigeria Red Cross Society to Ibaji Local Government Council of…

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Police attack journalist for taking photo of minister’s car stuck in mud

by Stanley Azuakola These are dangerous times to be a journalist in Nigeria. Just last month, Benedict Uwalaka, a photo journalist with Leadership newspaper was assaulted at the Lagos University…

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“Nigeria is not as rich as you think” – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Tighten your belts. by Isi Esene Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the c-oordinating minister of the Economy and minister of Finance, during the weekend recommended a lean financial management…

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Long queues disappear from Abuja fuel stations

by Akan Ido Normalcy have returned to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, with the suspension of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) strike on August…

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WATCH: FCT Minister disregards court order, goes ahead with Mpape demolition

by Isi Esene The much touted rule of law which the President Goodluck Jonathan promised to observe during his election campaign was disregarded yesterday when the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,…

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10,000 houses to go: Panic as FCT says no going back on demolishing illegal structures

by Isi Esene There is panic among residents of parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as the FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has maintained that there is no going…

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Dear Senator Bala Mohammed… (YNaija FrontPage)

My parents moved to Abuja in 1991, at a time when many Nigerians still believed that the new capital city would not succeed. The average Nigerian was skeptical and preferred…

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N32b Pension scam: EFCC seize choice Abuja properties

by Isi Esene The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has been granted an interim order from the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Lawal H. Gumi,…

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