Saturday, May 26, 2018

FCT

    Reps ask minister to address ‘perpetual darkness’ on FCT roads

Reps ask minister to address ‘perpetual darkness’ on FCT roads

The house of representatives has asked Muhammed Bello, minister of federal capital territory, to address the “perpetual darkness” across the federal capital territory.The directive followed a motion raised on Monday by Rotimi Agunsoye, lawmaker from Lagos, on the need to address the darkness on major streets and roads in the FCT.Agunsoye said the usual darkness in the FCT at night [...]

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    Husband ‘beats pregnant wife to death’ in Abuja

Husband ‘beats pregnant wife to death’ in Abuja

Mathew Ankyoor, a resident of the federal capital territory (FCT), is standing trial before a federal high court in Abuja for allegedly killing his wife.Ankyoor is facing a three-count charge.In his ruling on Thursday, Peter Affen, a judge, said it was necessary to ascertain the veracity of the statements made by the accused.The accused, who was first arraigned on October 24, [...]

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    ‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the federal capital territory (FCT) development control department.The building, which is inside A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja.Emmanuel Anene, a lawyer with EA Ezugwu and Associates, told NAN that [...]

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    Soldiers deployed as communal clash claims lives in Abuja

Soldiers deployed as communal clash claims lives in Abuja

A communal clash between Gbagyi natives and Hausa residents in Bwari, an Abuja suburb, has reportedly left some people dead, while many sustained injuries.Soldiers have been deployed to quell the unrest, which residents said was initially cult-related but became ethnoreligious following the death of a native of the town.The main market in Bwari has been burnt down while some buildings have [...]

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    DPR: Marketers diverted 129,000 litres from Abuja on Friday

DPR: Marketers diverted 129,000 litres from Abuja on Friday

Mohammed Saidu, head public affairs unit of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says petroleum marketers diverted 129,000 liters of petrol from Abuja on Friday.Saidu, who revealed this monitoring the stations, added that some of the erring filling stations had been given a total fine of more than N30.5 million.According to him, more intelligence units are liaising with the public [...]

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    Buhari has ‘abandoned’ 35 percent affirmative action for women

Buhari has ‘abandoned’ 35 percent affirmative action for women

A group known as New Nigeria Vision has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of disregarding the 35 percent affirmative action for women representation in both elective and appointive offices.Evelyn Onyilo, a leader of the pressure group, who spoke with The Cable in Abuja on Thursday, said Nigerian women are not adequately represented under the current administration.She said only six percent of [...]

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    ‘Traders’ attack FCDA official in court

‘Traders’ attack FCDA official in court

 There was pandemonium at the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja on Thursday as some persons suspected to be traders of Utako market in Abuja attacked an official of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) simply identified as Dennis.The angry traders had chased Dennis into the legal department of the court, claiming he had connived with the judge to adjourn [...]

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    Threat to attack FCT is real, says police commissioner

Threat to attack FCT is real, says police commissioner

The plot by Boko Haram insurgents to attack the federal capital territory and six other states is real, the police have said.Sadiq Bello, FCT police commissioner, said the nation's security agencies are working in sync to prevent the occurrence of any attack.During a stakeholders’ forum on Thursday in Abuja, Bello said "a lot" is being done to forestall a potential [...]

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    ‘He wanted to take his baby to hospital’ — colleague of shot driver speaks on Wuse encounter

‘He wanted to take his baby to hospital’ — colleague of shot driver speaks on Wuse encounter

The last has not been heard of the outbreak of violence at Wuse market in Abuja, on Wednesday.Taxi drivers blocked major roads in the nation's capital to protest the shooting of one of their colleagues. It is not clear whether the victim survived the incident.Ade Bello, a taxi driver who reportedly witnessed it, said he was the one who called [...]

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    Traders flee as gunshots rock Wuse market

Traders flee as gunshots rock Wuse market

Many traders scuttled to safety on Wednesday after security operatives shot sporadically into the air at the Wuse market in Abuja.The security operatives comprise men of the Nigeria police force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Nigerian Army.They arrived the scene following an earlier clash between drivers in the area and men of the task force team.The drivers [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Attack on driver’ sparks riot in Abuja

VIDEO: ‘Attack on driver’ sparks riot in Abuja

There is currently an outbreak of violence at Wuse market and some parts of Abuja.The cause of the disturbance is not clear but there are reports that a task force group allegedly shot a taxi driver.Angered by the act, some persons lit up bonfires and barricaded major roads in Nigeria’s capital city,TheCable will bring you updates but below is a [...]

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    The Abuja you probably never knew exists

The Abuja you probably never knew exists

When Ibrahim Yusuf left behind his family members and childhood friends in Niger state in 2016, he felt Abuja was a city "flowing with milk and honey". After an endless search, he settled in Karu, a suburb in Nyanya.“To be sincere, it has not been easy. Although I was able to learn a trade -- I am now a tailor -- [...]

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    FG budgeted billions of naira for these FCT roads yet residents still experiencing hardship

FG budgeted billions of naira for these FCT roads yet residents still experiencing hardship

On March 23, 2011, workers of the Kakatar Ce (Nigeria) Limited arrived the Karshi area of the federal capital territory (FCT) with bulldozers and trucks to the delight of residents who thanked God for a prayer answered.The engineers had commenced the construction of the 14 kilometres Karshi-Apo road which, when completed, will grant the residents around 30-minute access to the [...]

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    Nigeria at 57: Horn of Revival Ministry to hold national praise festival

Nigeria at 57: Horn of Revival Ministry to hold national praise festival

The Horn of Revival Ministry (HORM) will on Friday organise a national praise festival tagged: 'The Gathering' as part of activities marking Nigeria's 57th independence anniversary.In a statement on Monday, the church said the event, which will hold in Abuja, is aimed at raising a “prophetic altar of praise and prayer for the nation”.Goodheart Ekwueme, apostolic leader of HORM, said the [...]

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    Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in FCT

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has discovered an illegal firearm fabricating factory in Shenagu village near Zuba, FCT.Sadiq Bello, FCT commissioner of police, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.He listed the suspects to include Philip John, owner of the factory; Onyegabueze Okpara, supplier of ammunition and [...]

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    Dangote to establish N200bn technology varsity in Abuja

Dangote to establish N200bn technology varsity in Abuja

Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote group and Africa's richest man, is set to establish a world-class university of technology worth N200bn in Abuja.Julius Okojie, a former executive secretary of the NUC and chairman of the technical team for the establishment of the university, said the foundation intends to drive technology and research in stimulating economic growth. [...]

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