Thursday, December 14, 2017

FCT

    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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    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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