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Unical VC, Prof Akpagu Honoured with Obudu Highest Traditional Title

Unical VC, Prof Akpagu Honoured with Obudu Highest Traditional Title

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Unical, Prof. Zana Akpagu has been crowned with the highest Chieftaincy title by his community Bebuagbong in Obudu local government area of Cross River State. Prof. Akpagu who was honored with the title “Utsu Ute-Kushu 1 of Bebuagbong Clan” was decorated during a reception ceremony organized in

UNDP provides solar-powered energy for 5 communities in FCT

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided solar-power energy for five rural communities in Bwari Area Council in the FCT. The benefitting communities are Tokulo, Zhiko, Sunape, Youpe and Goipe. The gesture came under the “Expanding Access to Off-Grid Renewable Energy (Solar and Biomass) Based Sustainable Energy for All,’’ a project initiated by the

No compensation for demolished buildings in Kubwa – FCTA

The Development Control Department of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) has ruled out compensation for illegal structures demolished in Kubwa, Abuja. Mr Kalu Emetu, the Head, Public Relations of the Department, said this while reacting to the demolition exercise carried out on Wednesday in Kubwa, a suburb in Abuja. Emetu told the News Agency of

FCTA set to sanction Abuja landlords over un-occupied completed houses

The Department Control of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) is to check the spate of unoccupied houses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT.) Malam Yahaya Yusuf, Director of the department, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. Yusuf said that a proposal to that

BEDC staff electrocuted two days to wedding

The death of a field worker with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), in Asaba, Delta State two days before he was billed to wed, has thrown his family into mourning. Thirty five year-old Bright Abunwaeze, was electrocuted last night while he was attempting to fix a faulty 450 KVA high tension wire at Nnebisi

Fire razes Warri auto parts market, goods worth millions of naira lost

The Warri auto spare parts market was on Monday razed by a raging fire less than two weeks after a similar inferno completely destroyed goods worth millions at the popular pessu market and Syracuse hospital located in the oil-rich city. At the time of filing this report, traders in the market, mainly of Igbo extraction,

Lagos records 1,621 fire incidents in 12 months, as man drowns on Christmas day

The Lagos State Fire Service responded to 1, 621 fire incidents between January and Dec. 21 this year. Director of the Service, Rasaq Fadipe, disclosed this on Friday, while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Service in 2014. Fadipe said that 172 incidents were recorded in March, which was the highest in the period

FCTA to launch fixed taxi fares in 2015

Barring any change in plan, the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) will next year, before the end of the present administration, introduce fixed taxi fares in the FCT. While fielding questions from journalists on Wednesday during its end of year press briefing, the Secretary, FCT Transport Secretariat, Jonathan Achara Ivoke, said the essence of the fixing

FCTA arrests 172 beggars, prosecute 177 street hawkers, traders

No fewer than 172 beggars and destitutes were arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) between the months of September and October 2014. This is as the administration also prosecuted 177 street traders/hawkers, who were convicted of contravening the ban on street hawking and trading within the city. The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed revealed that