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Mpape: A tale of modernity and slum

Approximately 10minutes drive from the city center sits one of Abuja’s largest slum settlements, the Mpape village. The slum has survived several demolition attempts from successive governments, with series of court cases between the FCT administration and residents, debating resettlement issues [...]

Sat, 30 January 2016


National Tobacco Control Act 2015 in Abuja.

L-R: Deputy Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Sub-Regional Coordinator for West Africa, Campaign for Tobacco -Free Kids, Ms. Hilda Ochefu and Deputy Director, Non-Communicable Disease, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Ordu Donald during a press [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Lassa Fever: FCTA charges FCT health workers on vigilance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has charged the medical and health workers to remain vigilant in the tracking of lassa fever outbreak in the territory. 

FCT minister, Mohammad Bello observed that the lone case in the territory was that of a man on transit but the FCT Ad [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


A threat to Public Health in Abuja.

L-R: Lecturer, Dept of Veterinary & Public Health, ABU, Zaria, Prof. Junaidu Kabir, Registrar, Veterinary Council of Nigeria, Dr. Markus Avong, Chief Veterinary officer and Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest control Services, Federal Ministry of Agric, Dr. Egejuru Eze and president, Niger [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


UniAbuja inducts 26 veterinarians

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, has inducted 26 veterinarians at the 4th oath taking ceremony held in the main campus of the institution in Gwagwalada.

Dean of the faculty, Prof. James Ameh, tasked the graduating students to discharge their duties in accordance with the [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


ActionAid: Nigeria lost $3bn on tax breaks to multinationals

ActionAid has cautioned the National assembly over the proposed amendment to the Companies Income Tax Act 2004, as it could be counter-productive to the economic interest of the country. 

The proposed amendment aims to provide additional tax incentives for gas utilization, mining sectors a [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


FCT residents tackle INEC over poor CVR

Residents of Abuja have vowed to protest at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, FCT office for the inability of the commission to register all eligible voters in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration, CVR exercise.

Some residents who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer expre [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Thugs invade APC secretariat over AMAC primaries

The battle for the chairmanship of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, took a new dimension as suspected thugs with weapons and charms invaded the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in protest over the alleged imposition of candidate for the FCT council election in Abuj [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


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