Thursday, August 22, 2019

FCT

    Security guard rewarded for ‘returning $10,000’ found inside banking hall

Security guard rewarded for ‘returning $10,000’ found inside banking hall

William Okogbue, a security guard with Hogan Guards Limited, formerly known as Guardsmark, has been rewarded for returning a bag containing $10,000.On Thursday, the management of the security outfit rewarded the 46-year-old indigene of Anambra state at a programme in Lagos state.Okugbue narrated that while on duty at an Ecobank branch in Abacha estate, Wuse 2, Abuja, in July, he found a [...]

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    VIDEO: Flood sacks Abuja residents

VIDEO: Flood sacks Abuja residents

An early morning downpour left many stranded in the Lokogoma axis of the federal capital territory (FCT)  on Monday.The flood entered into different houses, destroying valuables. Apart from Lokogoma, Karu and  Galadimawa, still in the nation's capital, were affected.Here is a video:[...]

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    Protesters storm Amnesty office, ask group to vacate Nigeria

Protesters storm Amnesty office, ask group to vacate Nigeria

Protesters have stormed the Abuja office of the Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights organisation, and demanded its immediate exit from Nigeria.The protesters arrived at the office located at Maitama, at about 2pm on Friday, with various placards accusing the organisation of "attempting to destabilise Nigeria."They also accused AI of being sponsored by the opposition, claiming that the [...]

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    36 activist groups ask FG to investigate ‘abuse’ of women arrested in Abuja nightclub

36 activist groups ask FG to investigate ‘abuse’ of women arrested in Abuja nightclub

A coalition of women’s rights activists, development workers and academics have called on the federal government to investigate the arrest and alleged abuse of over 100 women in night clubs in Abuja by the police.Some police officers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had on April 17 raided a popular night club in Abuja, Caramelo and arrested over 30 [...]

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    FCT indigenes protest at n’assembly over ‘land grabbing’ by army

FCT indigenes protest at n’assembly over ‘land grabbing’ by army

Members of the coalition of FCT indigenous association have besieged the national assembly to protest over alleged grabbing of their lands by the army.The protesters displayed placards which read "Nigerian Army stop killing FCT natives", "We stand for our right" among others.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Abdulkari Babaya, one of the leaders of the group, wondered why the army would [...]

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    FCT residents to get free surgery between April 5-10

FCT residents to get free surgery between April 5-10

DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria says it will provide free surgeries and other medical services for residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between April 5 and April 10.In a statement sent to TheCable, the not-for-profit organisation said a total of 170 American and Nigerian doctors will attend to patients.It said the outreach is in partnership with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the [...]

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    Abuja Global Shapers hosts chairmanship debate

Abuja Global Shapers hosts chairmanship debate

The Abuja Hub of the Global Shapers Community will host the first ever Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairmanship debate on Tuesday.According to the organisers, the debate will provide AMAC chairmanship candidates an opportunity to share their vision for the area council and to take questions from residents.The debate is one of the initiatives of the Abuja Global Shapers’ elections project, [...]

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    Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another incident of earth tremor has been recorded in Abuja.The tremor occurred in the Maitama district of federal capital territory (FCT) around noon on Thursday.The Maitama and Mpape areas were affected the last time the incident occurred.Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale.The agency [...]

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    FEC directs FCT minister to summon security council over Shi’ites uprising

FEC directs FCT minister to summon security council over Shi’ites uprising

The federal executive council (FEC) has directed Bello Muhammad, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), to summon a meeting of the territory’s security council to address the Shi'ite uprisings.Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, made this known when he fielded questions from state house correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.The meeting [...]

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    Panel reveals cause of Abuja tremor, says it’s likely to happen again

Panel reveals cause of Abuja tremor, says it’s likely to happen again

The tremor which recently rocked parts of Abuja was caused by the indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, the panel that investigated the incident has said.Residents of Mpape and Maitama districts had experienced land vibrations in their homes a few weeks ago.The tremor led to fears of an earthquake in the areas, although the federal government said there was no likelihood of such happening.The [...]

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    Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after it was temporarily closed Wednesday night.The closure followed an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft operated by Skybird.Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN, said the aircraft overshot the runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the runway end safety area [...]

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    ‘Drop to the ground and cover your head’ — tips on surviving earth tremors

‘Drop to the ground and cover your head’ — tips on surviving earth tremors

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    Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says the residents of Abuja have nothing to fear over the earth shaking recorded in some areas.The Mpape and Maitama districts of Abuja experienced some vibrations in the earth Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, causing panic among the residents.FEMA, in a statement from the office of its director general, said the "possible cause" of the [...]

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    Abuja metropolitan council to investigate building collapse

Abuja metropolitan council to investigate building collapse

The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) says it will launch an investigation to find out the cause of a building collapse in the Jabi area of the state.Umar Shuaibu, coordinator, AMMC, made the disclosure while briefing journalists at the site of the incident on Saturday.The collapse of the building, a three-storey shopping complex under construction, led to the death of [...]

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    ‘People are under the ground’ — protest as rescue effort ends at collapsed Abuja building

‘People are under the ground’ — protest as rescue effort ends at collapsed Abuja building

Relatives of victims in the three-storey building collapse in Abuja have kicked against the conclusion of rescue efforts.Various persons protested that they had relatives under the rubble.The combined rescue team left the site at 8am on Saturday.The rescue team consisted of officials of FCT Emergency Management Agency, firefighters and Julius Berger company.A three-storey shopping complex under construction in the Jabi [...]

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    Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

A group of primary and secondary school students in Nigeria says they want to dedicate their careers to the killing and elimination of Boko Haram, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.These children, ranging between ages 10 and 15, revealed this while speaking with Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin, a documentary photographer and doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, [...]

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