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Breaking: Court orders FCT minister to be jailed

Breaking: Court orders FCT minister to be jailed

An application has been made to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase to enforce a judgement of a High Court in Abuja committing the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory to prison for disobedience of court order. Adekunle Otitoju, lawyer to one Stella Oyedotun, whose property was unduly revoked and allocated to one Senator

NGO trains young students on saving, investment culture

An NGO, Charis Literacy Impact Initiative (CLII), has trained over 500 secondary school students and teachers in the FCT on financial literacy. The month long training which was organised in partnership with the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) ended on Tuesday at the Junior Secondary School, Nyanya 2. Mrs Tonia Ibeneme, the Executive Director of

FCT agency to relocate 500 Borno IDPs back home

The FCT Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said it had concluded plans to relocate 500 Borno Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in Abuja back home. The Agency’s Director General, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, stated this while addressing journalists shortly after inspecting IDP camps in Maiduguri. Idriss, who is also the Chairman of an InterAgency Committee

NUJ FCT poll: Ella emerges as Chairman

The Credentials Committee for the 2015 Elections of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has declared Mr Paul Ella of the African Leadership Magazine as chairman elect. The chairman of the committee, Mr Akin Orimolade of the NewsWatch Times, declared Ella as winner on Saturday at the end of the keenly contested election

NEMA confirms 15 people killed, 41 injured in Abuja multiple bomb attacks

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that it has so far counted 15 corpses and 41 injured persons after the multiple explosions that rocked Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. The agency in a statement Saturday morning by its spokesman, Sani Datti also disclosed that the injured persons were evacuated

FCT agency raids road side food kiosks, shops

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Tuesday raided and arrested some roadside food kiosks and petty traders as part of efforts to sanitise the Central Area of Abuja. The AEPB officials were seen seizing food items, chairs, tables and canopies from the traders around the NNPC towers. Mr Emmanuel Iduh, a private security guard

NUJ disqualifies 3 aspirants for FCT Council’s elections

The Credential Committee for the 2015 Elections of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council, has disqualified three aspirants from contesting the elections. The chairman of the committee, Mr Akin Olumalade of NewsWatch Times, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. Olumalade said the committee’s

Buhari sacks FCT revenue service chairman, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Internal Revenue Service as well as the Chairmen, Secondary Education and Universal Basic Education Boards. Their dismissal is with immediate effect. This was contained in a letter with reference no. SGF.19/S.81/T1/97 sent to the FCT Permanent Secretary, John Chukwu, on Wednesday by

Area councils get 7-day ultimatum to clean-up FCT

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr John Chukwu, on Monday gave all area councils in the Federal Capital Territory one week to clear all accumulated refuse in their respective areas. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Muhammad Hazat Sule, the Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary, and made available to the journalists in Abuja. The

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