Monday, September 24, 2018

FCT

    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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    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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September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
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