Abaji chair solicits FCDA support on erosion control

The chairman of Abaji area council, Hon. Yahaya Gawu, has solicited the support of Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, to tackle case of incessant erosion in some communities in the council. 

He made the appeal during the on-going visitation of the minister in the six area council [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

We saved 22 lives, N453m worth of property in January – FCT fire service

The acting comptroller of the FCT Fire Service, Opetunsin Julius, has disclosed that 22 people were rescued and property worth N453.5 million saved from separate fire outbreaks within the territory in Januray.

In the monthly fire report and statistics of the service, Opetunsin said the agency r [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Council poll: FCT police boss reads riot act to troublemakers

FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, has warned potential trouble makers to be wary of any crisis during and after the March 19 area council poll as they will be appropriately dealt with.

Inalegwu at a town hall meeting with representatives of political parties, religious leaders, y [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

South African retailer exits Nigeria over import restrictions

As the Nigerian economy continues to struggle, South African retailer, Truworths, has left the country citing import restrictions.

“We were unable to operate the stores properly any longer because we were unable to send merchandise to the stores because there’s regulation preventing [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Ban on park N pay: Counting the cost on Abuja roads ‎

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, are now faced with the recurring issue of indiscriminate parking in areas not allotted for such purposes, thereby resulting in avoidable traffic jam, accidents and most times, waste of valuable man hours on the road.‎

‎Car owners now avoi [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Treasury bills slides, as FG moves to curb inflatio‎n

The federal government's sale of N142.43 billion ($715.73 million) worth of treasury bills, auctioned last week, recorded lower yields from previous trading.

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the bills which range between ‎three-months to one-year, like others, were issued [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

’Nigeria ‎to leverage on population to develop agric sector’

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that the country could put the growing population into good use by increasing local production of food crops.

Ogbe suggested that Nigeria’s population which would grow up to 200 million by the year 2020 could be an [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

FG sets up N500bn intervention fund for artisan, farmers

‎Approximately two million micro traders, farmers and artisans across the country will benefit from the N500billion social protection programme, SPP, fund of the federal government in 2016‎.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, who dropped the hint while s [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016



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