Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FCT

    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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    Patience Jonathan’s house raided but Police, EFCC ‘unaware’

Patience Jonathan’s house raided but Police, EFCC ‘unaware’

Some men of the Nigeria police on Wednesday evening raided the family house of Patience Jonathan, former first lady, without a search warrant.A source, who confirmed the development to TheCable,  said the house is located at Igbeti Rock Street, Maitama, Abuja.TheCable learnt that the police officers did not have a search warrant, and that house was unoccupied at the time of [...]

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    Core TV News now live on Abuja digital terrestrial

Core TV News now live on Abuja digital terrestrial

Core TV News, a 24-hour cable channel, is now live on the newly launched Abuja digital terrestrial, its management said in a statement on Friday.The Abuja digital switch-over was formally launched on Thursday by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari.Olajide Adediran, the group managing director of Core TV News, promised that the channel will "continue to [...]

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    FG to shut Abuja airport runway for 6 weeks

FG to shut Abuja airport runway for 6 weeks

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, will be closed for six weeks between February and March 2017.Addressing reporters on Monday, Sirika said the closure was to allow Julius Berger carry out total reconstruction on the badly damaged airport runway.He said while the runway would still be put to use under the [...]

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June 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
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