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Sirika explains delay in Abuja airport new terminal construction

Sirika explains delay in Abuja airport new terminal construction

Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that completion of the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was being delayed for several reasons. Sirika, while inspecting the project on Tuesday, told newsmen that one of the causes of the delay was a foundational issue which had altered the

Abuja Chamber of Commerce commends TSTv over launch of digital service

The commercial launch of Telecom Satellite Television (TSTv) in Nigeria has excited the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) who describe the initiative as one that will further bring information, innovative ideas, goods and services closer to the generality of Nigerians. A statement from the Chamber said its incoming President, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON,

Protesters occupy British Embassy, says UK must produce Kanu for trial

‎A civil society organisation, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has called on the Government of the United Kingdom to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face his trial in the country. Last month, a Federal High Court in Abuja declared IPOB a terrorist organization after the

Again, Nigeria Police move against Bring Back Our Girls protesters

Security operatives on Tuesday tried stopping members of the #BringBackOurGirls group from going ahead with their planned rally to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The group is campaigning for the release of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the extremist group, Boko Haram, in 2014. The new round of protest march began August 23 after Boko Haram

Abuja Literary Society unveils book on financial literacy for children

The Abuja Literary Society has unveiled a book to help parents raise financially responsible children who will become ‘mindful’ consumers, investors, savers, and givers. The event which held recently at the Sandralia Hotel, Jabi Abuja was attended by stakeholders in the finance sector, journalists, parents, senior bank executives, lots of enthusiastic children and lovers of

Dokpesi arraigned at Abuja Federal High Court

The Chairman of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television, (AIT) and Raypower, Raymond Dokpesi was on Wednesday formally arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja on a 6-count charge of money laundering. He was earlier invited and arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. The detained suspect was denied

Kogi Election: Abuja lawyer sues AGF, INEC, seeks fresh election

An Abuja based lawyer, Johnson Usman on Tuesday approached the Abuja Federal High Court for the interpretation of Section 181 of the constitution as it concerns the death of gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressive Congress in Saturday Kogi elections. Usman in seeking the Court’s intervention joined the Attorney General of the Federation and Independent

FAAN to clean up Abuja Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said it has engaged a contractor to clean up the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said this during interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Yakubu stated that the current improvement in the area

NERC fines Abuja power firm N18m over kid’s electrocution

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed a fine of N18million on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over the electrocution of eight-year old Faith Yakubu at Anguwan Dodo, Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which is within the firm’s distribution franchise area. In a resolution, NERC uphold the recommendations of its Panel Report of

Reps want auxiliary routes into Abuja

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to commence expansion work on all auxiliary routes into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The call is sequel to a motion moved by Rep. Gaza Gbwefi (Nasarawa-PDP) on the need to address incessant gridlock on Karu/Nyanya/Mararaba road. Gbwefi, representing Karu/Keffi/Kokona Federal Constituency of Nasarawa state,

The United States Government has condemned last night’s twin bomb blasts in Abuja.

A statement by the spokesman of the American Embassy in Abuja, Sean McIntosh, said the U.S. government strongly condemned the multiple explosions in the Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja on October 2, as well as the suicide bombings and militant attacks in Maiduguri and Adamawa on October 1, Nigeria’s independence anniversary. “We extend our