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Rabies outbreak: Vet. Dept ask residents to confine pets

Pet owners in the Federal Capital, territory have been asked to confine their pets especially dogs, to minimize the risk of rabid attacks in the territory.

The advice came from the Veterinary Services Department of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCTA, following an upsu [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Unity fountain shut down for rehabilitation

The FCT Administration has announced the temporary closure of the Unity Fountain to allow for landscaping and rehabilitation works on the symbolic site.

A statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, explained that the rehabilitation has become necessary t [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Nigerians have confidence in FCT court processes - Bello

A high number of court cases in the Federal Capital Territory have been successfully settled out of court, following the innovations brought into the court system in the FCT.

The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, said the settlements also demonstrate the level of confidence the public has in [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


FCTA tasks area councils on rural sanitation

Worried by the poor rating of the FCT in the last sanitation survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics, the FCT administration has charged all area council chairmen to scale up sanitation exercises across rural communities.

An assessment by the NBS, in collaboration with UNICEF, sug [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Food processing equipment left to rot in Gwagwalada

Food processing equipment worth millions of naira have been abandoned at the Women Development Centre in Gwagwalada area council, following the inability of beneficiaries to operate the machines.

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, while on a tour of facilities in Gwagwalada Area Counc [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Budget performance: FCT rollover 12 projects in 2020

Following its inability to adequately implement its portion of the 2019 National Priority Budget, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has rolled over most of its critical projects in the 2020 budget proposal.

The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, who disclosed while pre [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Open defecation: Police, NSCDC, others top in FCT

Despite plans by the federal government to end open defecation in no distant time, men and officers of the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, as well as other security agents are culpable of frustrating such efforts, findings by The Abuja Inquirer show.

A recent su [...]

Sat, 19 October 2019


TB: Nigeria, India, South Africa, others ‘yet to make progress on eradication’

The World Health Organisation, WHO, in a new report has identified Nigeria, India, South Africa, China, the Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh as countries still with the burden of TB despite global efforts.

In the new global report on Tuberculosis released by the World Health [...]

Sat, 19 October 2019


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