Fct News

Our plan for satellite towns’ development – Bello

In order to decongest the Federal Capital City, the FCT administration has promised to pay attention to the development of the six area councils and the satellite towns, the FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has assured. 

Bello, who gave this assurance while receiving briefs from the FC [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

...frowns at number of addicts, commercial sex workers

The FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has challenged the management of the Social Development Secretariat, SDS, to partner with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to tackle cases of drug abuse and addiction amongst the youth and vulnerable persons in the territory. 

Bello, [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Bello slams Kuje chair over poor sanitation

Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has scolded the Kuje area council chairman, Shaban Tete, for poor environmental sanitation of the council, describing Kuje as dirty. 

The minister expressed his displeasure when the council chairman appealed for the completion of t [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Okada, keke remain banned, says FCTA perm sec

FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, stressed that commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke Napep) remain banned from operating within the capital city. 

Ajakaiye made this known when he met with the leadership of the Okada/Keke-Napep Owners and Riders at the FCT minis [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Abuja land allocation must follow due process, Bello insists

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Muhammed Bello, has declared that henceforth the allocation of land in the nation's capital must be done through the FCT Land Use and Allocation Committee. 

Bello, who gave the directive at a meeting with senior officials of the [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

FCT to partner Kano on city management

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has perfected plans to partner with Kano state in city management. 

This was disclosed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje of Kano state when he paid a courtesy call on the FCT Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello. 

Speaking to journalists afte [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Magistrate orders 2 minors to be flogged for having charms

The Abuja Grade 1 Area Court sentenced two minors to five strokes of the cane each for being in possession of a cutlass and charms in Gwarinpa, Abuja.

Kabiru Sani and Abubakar Sani were convicted for public nuisance and being in possession of dangerous weapons, offences contrary to Sections 187 [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

The many sides to Abuja’s building material market

Arguably one of Africa’s largest building material market, the Abuja International Building Materials Market Dei-Dei, gives credence to the notion that one does not necessarily require a university degree to become successful as the market host some of the wealthiest, yet uneducated businessmen [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


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