Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FCT

    SNEPCo treats 4,000 at first medical outreach in FCT

SNEPCo treats 4,000 at first medical outreach in FCT

A total of 4,224 people benefitted from Shell’s Health-in-Motion progamme in Gidan Mangoro community of Karu in Abuja last week, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) said on Sunday.Medical supplies were also provided to five local primary schools under the programme which was launched in the Niger Delta in 2005.This was the fist outreach in the federal capital territory.People from [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja DisCo punishes community with darkness for rejecting estimated billing

EXTRA: Abuja DisCo punishes community with darkness for rejecting estimated billing

Angwan Sarki, a community in the belly of Orozo - an outskirt of Abuja - is in the pouch of darkness.The community which lacks every shade of a “living ease” mocks the vulgarity and opulence of the federal capital territory (FCT). A visible irritation - the road within the forlorn place - is snaky, jagged and “troublesome”.Despite being within the [...]

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    Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents of the Games Village estate in Abuja have cried out over the blockage of their estate by Lebanese community in the state.Jude Uze, secretary of the Games Village residents association,  said the Lebanese invaded the estate with a container, claiming to have approval to build a church inside the estate."Lebanese community said they have approval from the authorities to [...]

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    Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

The House on the Rock church says its weekly activities will continue as usual as it works towards renovating its building gutted by fire.The church in a statement on Monday also thanked all parties that helped in putting off the fire for their “swift coordinated effort.”Part of the church complex was gutted by fire on Sunday afternoon around 2pm.No casualties [...]

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    Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Hundreds of motorists headed to Abuja and other parts of the north were on Sunday stranded in between Kwara and Kogi state due to a heavy gridlock.According to NAN, the gridlock which started as early as 8am occurred at the Osi-Eruku axis of the Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Kabba road.The gridlock was said to be as a result of an increase in the volume [...]

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    Abuja youth threaten to give residents quit notice over neglect

Abuja youth threaten to give residents quit notice over neglect

Some persons under the aegis of ‘FCT Natives and Marginalised Youth’ on Tuesday besiege the national assembly in a protest against alleged neglect by the government.The youth, who claimed to be natives of the federal capital territory, Abuja, threatened to give all residents a quit notice if the government did not look into their demands.They lamented the non-inclusion of an [...]

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    UNIABUJA gets full accreditation for 12 courses

UNIABUJA gets full accreditation for 12 courses

The University of Abuja has regained full accreditation for twelve courses, including Accounting, Business Administration, Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies, and English Language.NB Saliu, director, quality assurance, National Universities Commission (NUC), made this known on Monday. [...]

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    CORE TV News appoints Jamil Afegbua as GM

CORE TV News appoints Jamil Afegbua as GM

Jamil Afegbua has been appointed as the general manager of CORE TV news, channel 748 on Abuja digital terrestrial and free-to-air platform.His appointment was announced on Wednesday by the management of CORE media services, owners of CORE TV news,Afegbua, who joined CORE TV in 2015, was until his appointment the head of Abuja bureau of the station.He has also worked as [...]

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    Protesters attack MTN office in Abuja

Protesters attack MTN office in Abuja

Angry protesters broke into the MTN  office located at 4 Madiera street, off Shehu Shagari way, Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday.Some members of staff of the organisation and customers were said to have been attacked, while valuables were stolen.A witness, who simply identified himself as Oscar, told journalists that, but for the intervention of policemen, the protesters would have destroyed the building."The [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose enjoys amala in Abuja restaurant

EXTRA: Fayose enjoys amala in Abuja restaurant

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, who is known to be streetwise, on Tuesday strolled into a restaurant in the federal capital territory (FCT) to enjoy amala and ewedu, a local delicacy.Not minding the presence of people at the restaurant, the governor sat comfortably and focused on the two bowls in front of him.He even posed for photographs, which Lere [...]

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    UniAbuja students protest colleague’s death, block major highway

UniAbuja students protest colleague’s death, block major highway

Students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) have blocked a major highway in protest of the death of their colleague.The front of the university where the students are protesting is a few kilometres to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.It is an access road for travellers going to the southern part of the country from the Abuja metropolis.Simi Love, a 200 [...]

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    Reps to minister: With or without your input, we’ll establish FCT satellite agency

Reps to minister: With or without your input, we’ll establish FCT satellite agency

A satellite town development agency will be established in the federal capital territory (FCT) with or without the input of Mohammad Bello, the minister, a house of representatives committee has said.The house committee on FCT area councils and ancillary matters chaired by Zaphaniah Jisalo took this position after Bello who was represented by Babatope Ajakaiye, the permanent secretary, failed to contribute [...]

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    Govt agencies rejecting us, Abuja corps members lament

Govt agencies rejecting us, Abuja corps members lament

Some National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to Abuja say they are being rejected by federal government agencies where they were posted for primary assignment.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected corps members are from the 2016 Batch B (Stream II) that just ended their three-week orientation. [...]

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    Pro-Buhari, anti-govt groups protest in Abuja

Pro-Buhari, anti-govt groups protest in Abuja

Two groups comprising those in support of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and those demanding a better deal from the government are currently at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.Those protesting against the current economic situation are under the aegis of #ISTANDWITHNIGERIA, while their counterparts are of the Buhari Volunteer Network.The pro-government group says it is out to sensitise the populace [...]

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    Abuja taxi drivers: Airport closure will drastically affect us

Abuja taxi drivers: Airport closure will drastically affect us

The Abuja chapter of the Hotel Car Hire Association of Nigeria has said that the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport will have a negative impact on the hospitality industry.Tunde Kolade, the secretary of the chapter, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the proposed six-week closure will drastically affect cab operators. [...]

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    Senate kicks against closure of Abuja airport, summons Fashola, Amaechi

Senate kicks against closure of Abuja airport, summons Fashola, Amaechi

The senate has expressed reservations about the decision of the federal government to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, summoning three ministers.Those to appear before the upper legislative chamber are: Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation; Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, and Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation.It also summoned Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, [...]

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