FCT: H/Reps. want Wike, 6 Council chairmen sanctioned for insubordination

FCT on Wike

The House of Representatives has called for sanction against the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike and six Area Council Chairmen over insubordination and disregard for the House. A member of the House Committee on FCT Area Council and Ancillary, Rep. Ikonne Ifeanyi, made the demand during the committee’s meeting in Abuja, yesterday. According to him, it was a show of disrespect and lack of regard for the House that the Minister and his council chairmen refused to appear before the House after they were needed on invitation.…

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“I was told not to appoint you as minister, that you won’t deliver” – Tinubu to Wike

Tinubu Wike

President Bola Tinubu has disclosed that he went against the wish of many people to appoint Nyesom Wike as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister. Speaking during the commissioning of the Arterial Road N-20, which he named Wole Soyinka Way, Tinubu said some persons advised him against appointing Wike into his cabinet. The inaugurated road is from the Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway within the federal capital city. Tinubu said Wike has proved his detractors wrong, and has also rewarded the confidence he resposed in him, noting that…

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Abuja metro rail to operate free for 2 months — Wike

Wike Abuja light rail

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says the Abuja Light Rail will operate free for two months. Speaking yesterday, during the ongoing ministerial press briefing to mark the one-year performance of President Bola Tinubu’s administration, Wike said that the Abuja Light Rail would be commissioned by the President on Monday. He said that the free ride would commence on Tuesday after the inauguration on Monday, adding that this is part of President’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda for the residents of the FCT and its environments. The FCT Minister…

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Tinubu to inaugurate Abuja Rail Mass Transit – Wike

Wike on Abuja light rail

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit system. Wike inspected the project ahead of its commercial operations launch by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu will inaugurate rail mass transit as part of the Federal Government’s first-anniversary celebration. Wike, who inspected facilities and rode the train, making stops at the stadium, Idu, and airport stations along the route, stated that the project is ready for commercial operation, highlighting that the President’s promise has been fulfilled.…

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Demolition: “Any land given at a time when FCT has no Minister is null, void” – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Nyesom Wike has explained what transpired between him and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the SNECOU Group Limited, Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu, who decried the demolition of his investment on 214 hectares of land in the Asokoro district of the nation’s capital. Recall that Ukachukwu had accused Wike of ordering the demolition without any court order despite pending valid two court orders from separate courts restraining him and the FCT administration from tampering with the property, claiming that the property was…

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“Demolition of poor people’s home major contributor to rising insecurity in FCT” – Concern Nigerians tells Wike 

Convener of Concerned Nigerians and Human Rights Activist, Deji Adeyanju has blamed the demolition of shanties and poor people’s home for the rising insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). The Convener, who berated the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike over rising insecurity, kidnapping, maiming and killings in Abuja, however called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene in to tame the development. Adeyanju who reacted to the development in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said he is deeply alarmed and outraged by the rampant cases of kidnappings and…

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“Enough is enough! It’s no longer business as usual” – Wike warns kidnappers terrorising Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has vowed to deal with bandits and kidnappers terrorising the nation’s capital. This is as he commenced confidence-building visits to Area Councils in the Territory, declaring that security agencies would henceforth make it hot for bandits. Wike, who visited Bwari town, headquarters of Bwari Area Council, held a town hall meeting with the residents, traditional rulers, security, defence and intelligence personnel in the area and other stakeholders. He is expected to also visit other Councils in the coming days. At the…

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Insecurity: “Don’t panic, Abuja, FCT is safe” – Wike assures residents

… Says Press over-blowing crime happenings The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says the FCT Administration is taking steps to address security challenges affecting some sections of the territory. Wike gave the assurance while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, before a closed-door emergency meeting with security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the FCT. Recall that there has been a spike in the abduction and killing of residents by bandits, especially in Kuje and Bwari Area Councils. The Minister, who acknowledged the challenges, urged residents not…

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Wike allegedly spends N4bn to renovate official residence instead of N150m

It has been revealed that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) plans to spend N4billion for the renovation of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike’s official residence instead of N150 million initially earmarked for it. Appropriation documents showed that the renovation of the minister’s official residence at Life Camp, initially planned to be executed with N150 million through restricted tendering, was awarded by Wike to Julius Berger at the cost of N3,762,500,000 three months ago. It was learnt that after the exit of the former Minister…

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FCT: “I’ve saved over N110bn for Nigerians in less than 3 months of being in this office” – Minister, Wike

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, says he has saved no less than N110 billion for the FCT in his three months in office. Wike disclosed this on Tuesday, when he met with the Estate Developers and Residents’ Associations in Abuja. The Minister said that the money he saved would be attached to projects to accelerate their completion. “Three months in office, I can tell you authoritatively, I have saved not less than N110 billion for the FCT; and this money will be attached to projects, so that people…

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