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FCT Area Councils Get N2.13 Billion From Federation Account

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocated revenue totaling N2,130,018,549.26 to the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory for the month of July 2013, the Minister of State for FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, has revealed. Akinjide made this known at the FCT Area Councils Joint Account Allocation Committee meeting, where […]

Desert Herald Publisher Slumps In Court, Remanded

Akin Akande, Abuja The embattled publisher of Kaduna based Desert Herald Newspaper, Mallam Tukur Mamu, was on Thursday arraigned before an Abuja Magistrate Court on charges of criminal extortion and blackmail. He was earlier arrested by the Police on Tuesday at his Kaduna office and detained at the Force CID Headquarters, Abuja. Tukur Mamu had […]

We’re Facing Challenges On Many Fronts – FG

Akin Akande, Abuja Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said, on Thursday that Nigerians should come to terms with the predicament government faces in all sectors of the economy and refrain from assessing the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as under-performing. Maku, who spoke against the backdrop of the current strike by the Academic Staff Union […]

President Jonathan Mourns Veteran Photojournalist

Akin Akande, Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family, friends and associates of ace photojournalist, Peter Oyeyemi Obe who died on Sunday in Lagos at the age of 81 years. President Jonathan joined them in mourning Mr. Obe whom he said will be long remembered as a thoroughbred professional who put his immense […]

FG To Ensure Effective Utilisation Of NASS Constituency Allowance

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Government has mandated the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Government Affairs to verify and recommend for payment, all constituency projects executed by ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government. However, the government would ensure that all allowances for constituency projects are effectively utilised. This, according to the Minister of […]

Exclusive: Abubakar, Okiro's Rift Stalls Promotion In Police

The acrimony between the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar and Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) Sir Mike Okiro, is stalling promotion in the force. It was gathered that the power tussle and the delayed promotion is already generating tension within the force. The muscle flexing between the duo is believed to be a fallout […]

FCTA Arrests 1,417 Street Hawkers In Two Months

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory administration said it arrested a total of 1,469 street traders/ hawkers in the Abuja metropolis between the months of July and August 2013. FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday Abuja after meeting with the officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). He said that […]

PSC Chairman Calls For Inter-Agency Cooperation

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, has called for greater cooperation amongst security agencies in the country. Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), made the appeal for inter-agency co-operation to stem the tide of insecurity and other challenges plaguing the country, when the National Committee for the Development […]

FG Borrows $1.6 Billion For Power Project

Akin Akande, Abuja As parts of efforts to expand power transmission facilities in the country, the Federal Government on Monday announced that it had secured $1.6 billion foreign loans. While addressing journalists after a meeting of the Presidential Action Committee on Power (PACP) chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Osita […]

Jonathan Sacks Youth Minister, Abdulkadir

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Minister of Youth Development, Inuwa Abdulkadir, with immediate effect. A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation signed by the Special Assistant (Media), Sam Nwaobasi, on Monday, directed the former Minister to hand over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of […]