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

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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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​​New FCT Judges: To whom much is given…

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By Dr. Jumai Ahmad The attainment of justice represents one of the enduring promises of Constitutional democracy. And the right to a fair trial is perhaps the most fundamental tenet of Constitutional democracy and has been recognized as a universal human right. This promise was again given when the ranks of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory was swelled by the recent appointment of 12 new judges by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. Among the 12 judges to be sworn-in on Wednesday, July 10,…

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Wike broadens mandate of task force on C-of-Os, to cover Land Swaps

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has broadened the task force’s mandate on issuance of Certificate of Occupancy, (C-of-Os) to include reviewing the Abuja Land Swap system and investigating the sale of federal government houses in the Federal Capital Territory. It was gathered that the extended timelines for the task force is now two months, and their focus is on gathering details, verifying documentation, and addressing concerns about abandoned or sold properties. The goal, the Minister said, is to understand the status of the land-swap system…

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‘Cronies pressurising President Buhari for Abuja properties to marry new wives’

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how his cronies pressured him for land allocations in Abuja, the federal capital. The President admitted he was overwhelmed by his associates’ inundated requests for land allocations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Buhari disclosed this when he hosted Abuja residents led by FCT minister Mohammed Bello, who paid him the traditional Christmas Day homage at the weekend, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the Nigerian leader, the attempt by his cronies to influence the sale of Abuja properties to them was unusual. Buhari said…

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Train crushes lady in her car in Abuja, Police confirm

A passenger train crushed a woman and her car as she tried to drive across the train tracks in the Kubwa area of Abuja, the nation’s capital, yesterday. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, in an issued statement to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Commissioner, Babaji Sunday, was quoted as saying; “FCT Police Command is aware of the unfortunate incident of Rail/ motor fatal accident that happened at Chikakore axis in the Kubwa Area council of the FCT.…

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Again, FCT primary school teachers embark on indefinite strike

Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), yesterday, again embarked on indefinite strike action over the failure of the area council chairmen to reach agreements with the Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT). The State Chairman of the FCT wing of the NUT, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, disclosed this to newsmen after their emergency Executive Council meeting, which held at the Teacher’s House, Gwagwalada. Knabayi said the emergency meeting was to review the level of compliance and commitment of the Council chairmen to the agreement with the union, which led…

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New Year: FCTA shuts nightclubs, restricts church gatherings

…Re-introduces ‘Park and-Pay’ policy in Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), has directed that all religious and social gatherings be limited to 50 percent of the hall capacity during the New Year festivities. The Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Attah Ikharo, who handed the directive, said the surge in new cases of Covid-19 was alarming, and that the FCT administration would not fold it’s arms and watch things get out of control. He said the ban on nightclubs and other social gatherings where…

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FCT: Police arrest ‘rich kids’ during illegal car racing in Abuja, impound 21 cars

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, of the Nigeria Police, has arrested four suspects and impounded 21 cars over illegal car races and other similar offences, usually involving ‘rich kids’ in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh disclosed in a statement yesterday in Abuja, on behalf of the FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday. She stated that the suspects were arrested and the cars seized under the enforcement of Regulation 228 of the Road Traffic Act on the prohibition of illegal…

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Covid-19: FCT bans clubs, restricts indoor events to 50 over increasing transmission cases

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), has expressed concern about the increasing cases of Covid-19, putting in place strict regulations as residents celebrate the Yuletide. The FCTA Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Abubakar Tafida, in an issued statement yesterday in Abuja, said the FCTA had observed with dismay the attitude of residents towards adopting simple measures that offer protection against being infected by the Covid-19. He stated that, “The FCTA’s deployment of more resources – health workers, funds and materials to control the disease, can only be successful…

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Unknown gunmen reportedly invade Abuja secondary school, abduct vice principal

Some unidentified gunmen have reportedly abducted the Vice Principal of Junior Secondary School, (JSS), Yebu, in Kwali Area Council of Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). A teacher, who spoke under condition of anonymity, disclosed that the Vice-Principal, Mohammed Nuhu, was abducted after the kidnappers invaded the staff quarters brandishing sophisticated weaponry, According to the source, the incident happened on Saturday night. The source further explained that some of the kidnappers surrounded the quarters, while other members of the gang scaled the fence into the compound from where they…

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