Police arrest kidnappers led by soldier – Police

The police in Anambra State have arrested suspected members of a four-man kidnap gang.

The suspects allegedly wear military uniform to deceive and kidnap unsuspecting members of the public.

Three of them, including a lance corporal in the Nigerian army, were wearing military uniform and [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019

ICPC recovered N26bn in four years – Chairman

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, said it recovered N26 billion from 2015 till date from public officials and companies.

Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in A [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019

N500bn SIP outburst: Aisha Buhari under fire

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has come under attack over her comments that the Social Investment Programme, SIP, of her husband’s administration failed woefully in the north.

The president’s wife stirred the hornet’s nest on Saturday at the Presidential Vil [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019

Onaiyekan to Buhari on May 29: Don’t gloat or celebrate

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rather reflect on the deep-seated animosity in the country rather than celebrate or gloat.

At the presidential inauguration interdenominational church service at the National Christian Centre on S [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019

4 persons remanded for ‘extorting’ cancer patients in Abuja

For allegedly extorting cancer patients and engaging in human trafficking and other related activities in the FCT, four persons were last week arraigned at the Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, as they were remanded in prison. 

The suspects simply identified as Princess, Victor, Francis and [...]

Sat, 25 May 2019

FCTA official unveils book on African woman

An Assistant Director in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Mrs. Uzor Udegbunam- Chioma, has authored a book titled "The African Woman and the Quest for Equality', aimed at inspiring change of attitude towards women. 

At the unveiling of the book in Abuja, the Dir [...]

Sat, 25 May 2019

FCTA, stakeholders want tougher measures on orphanage abuse

Following the recent clampdown on orphanages in Abuja, stakeholders last week dialogued on efficient ways of streamlining the activities of these homes, so as to curb proliferation and abuse of the system. 

It could be recalled that recent development concerning the management of orphanage [...]

Sat, 25 May 2019

2019 farming season: FCTA sells input at 50% discount

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, through its Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, ARDS, has flagged off this year’s farming season with a 50 percent discount for all inputs.

Speaking during the occasion at the Old Parade Ground Abuja, the FCT minister, Malam M [...]

Sat, 25 May 2019


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