Tag: FCT

Abuja Federal Secretariat fire: FCT fire service dismisses generator fire claim

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service, on Wednesday, dismissed rumours on some social media sites that the fire at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, was caused by a generator at one of the secretariat’s car parks. Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, spokesperson, FCT Fire Service, in an interview with the News Agency[Read More…]

Senate passes N329.963billion 2021 budget for the FCT

The Senate has passed the sum of N329,963,491,523 billion as a statutory budget for the Federal Capital Territory for the year 2021. Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abubakar Kyari[Read More…]

Gunmen have kidnapped two people from their houses in Abuja

Gunmen have kidnapped two people from their houses in Byazhin, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The armed men, who stormed the hilly area close to the Lottery Quarters and few metres away from Living Faith Church at Byazhin in Kubwa, abducted a man identified as Ayodele Somorin,[Read More…]

Finally, Kogi state begins COVID-19 vaccination

The Kogi State government has finally commenced the vaccination of residents against COVID-19 in the state. This comes one month after the Nigerian government launched the exercise with the vaccination of four front-line healthcare workers in Abuja on March 5, 2021. Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, had in March,[Read More…]

Just In: Nigeria orders immediate closure of enrollment activities at NIMC Headquarters

The Federal government has ordered immediate closure of enrollment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and the reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021. A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications,[Read More…]

Buhari appoints Justice Salisu Garba as acting Chief Judge of the FCT

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba as Acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory. The appointment is sequel to the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello on Tuesday. Justice Garba will be sworn-in on Wednesday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.[Read More…]

Lock-down imminent in Abuja, FCT Minister warns of second wave of Covid-19

 The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mohammed Bello, has warned that the second wave of Covid-19, may have hit the federal capital territory. For this reason, the Minister says the FCT Administration may be constrained to declare another round of lockdown, if residents continue to ignore adherence to the health protocols. The[Read More…]

Returning looted goods may not save you from prosecution -Police say

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, police command says returning goods looted from warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives and other items may not shield one from prosecution. The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, said this on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria programme on Wednesday. Ciroma said stealing remains a crime in Nigeria and[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Does the FCT have a minister?

There is no government presence in the federal capital territory (FCT). Yes. In fact, there is no such thing as leadership in the FCT. If there was, I would certainly know being a habitué of the city. There are only vulgar structures which are purely administrative habitations of the federal[Read More…]

#EndSARS: FCT Minister promises to compensate Apo traders

To alleviate the economic hardship faced by all those affected by the destruction of their goods and properties in the Apo District of Abuja, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello, has promised to compensate the victims. The Minister who visited the scenes of the destruction of[Read More…]