AMMC clears roadside traders, illegal park at Area 1

By Austine ELEMUE   In continuation of its cleaning exercise, the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, had last week cleared illegal structures in Area 1, Garki, Abuja.  

In particular, AMMC officials stormed and cleared illegal structures and sites used for roadside trading a [...]

Sat, 17 February 2018

N2.7bn debt: Cooperative give seven days ultimatum to debtors

A 25-man recovery committee of Viscount Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited has given a seven-day ultimatum to debtors or face the law.

Chairman of Recovery and Repayment Committee, Mr.Austen Okumo, who dropped the hint in a media chat with our correspondent, stressed that the decision to [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017

The Dalung Syndrome and Nigeria’s Rio Olympics Participation

I begin my column today with a caveat. The purpose of this piece is not to join in the much-dramatized pillory of Mr. Solomon Dalung, by far Nigeria’s most unpopular Minister of Sports so far. While several references to him may appear deservedly uncomplimentary, my intention really is to use th [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

Protests for Tinubu Melaye disgraceful, Nigerians react

As reactions continue to trail the face-off between Senators Dino Melaye and Remi Tinubu over an altercation at an executive session in the Senate, which led to protests and counter protests by women groups in support of the warring Senators, some Abuja residents who spoke to Williams ABAH and Bintu B [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016

All landed property to get C of O in Abuja soon- Bello

The FCT Administration is working towards hastening the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy to owners of all landed property in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja including those in estates. 
Minister of the Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, made this disclosure while receiving a delegat [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Worried by the increasing audacity of open grazing in the city center by herdsmen and the alarm raised by residents, the Federal Cattle Territory Administration, FCTA, has read the riot act to the cattle grazers: you have two weeks to quit the city center.
However, the cattle herders, mainly Hau [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016

FCTA’s closure of 556 schools would create joblessness, dropouts- residents

As the FCT Administration commences indefinite closure of 556 illegal and substandard schools across the six area councils, the plight of thousands of students enrolled in the schools and teachers under their employ has been viewed with grave concerns. The noticeable absence of any known plan by FCT e [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016

Extra work free day: How Benue civil servants are spending it

In order to conquer hunger and or famine in the near future following dwindling resources accruing to states from the federation account, Benue State Government, recently, approved that every Friday, beginning from June 10, till the end of July, 2016 would be made a work free day.
This is to ena [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016

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