Austine ELEMUE

The Day ’Cripples’ Crippled Abuja

Like the famous satire, "The Beggars' Strike", activities in the Federal Capital Territory were ‘crippled’ by physiologically challenged persons. Our correspondents, Austine ELEMUE and Edrina EMMANUEL monitored the event and report: 

The [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


Group Writes US Embassy, Demands Atiku’s Visa Status

An anti-corruption and civil society group, Leadership and Accountability Initiative, has petitioned the United States Embassy in Abuja over the controversies surrounding the visa status of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.  

It could be recalled that former President Olusegun Oba [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


AMAC, Traders Disagree Over Status Of Utako Market

Commercial activities were brought to halt in the ever busy Utako market last week as traders staged protest over the planned upgrade of the market by the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.  

To demonstrate their grievances, traders abandoned their shops and picked up placards with v [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


Yuletide: FCTA Tasks Residents On Safety, Vigilance

The Federal Capital Territory Security Committee has appealed to residents to take seriously the issues of security in their neighbourhoods, work and worship places, just as the committee has assured of adequate safety of lives and property during the Christmas season. 

The committee gave [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


FCTA to expand Gosa dumpsite road

As part of efforts to ensure free and seamless movement of trucks in and out of Gosa dumpsite, Permanent Secretary of Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, has given indication that the administration would soon expand the road. 

The permanent secretary made the disclosure during [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


We pulled down 50 shanties, not 500 - Dev’t Control

The Federal Capital Territory Development Control Department has revealed that only 50 shanties in a squatter settlement along the Idu Train station route were pulled down in Paipei community, contrary to 500 being speculated in some quarters. 

Director of Development Control Department, M [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


NCWS condemns violence against women, children in Libya, others

The National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, has condemned the continued violence against women and children in Libya and Italy describing it as "man's inhumanity to man". 

President of the Council, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, stated this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, stressin [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


Bello pledges to complete FCT NUJ secretariat

The Acting Director, Department of Information and Communications, Mrs. Stella Ojeme, has said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration is committed to the completion of the NUJ FCT Council Secretariat.  

Ojeme said the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, is a friend of the p [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


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