NATION’S CAPITAL

NOA To Partner NGO To Stage Agric Show

Akin Akande, Abuja In order to promote interest in Agriculture among Nigerians, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) is to partner with non-governmental organizations involved in Agricultural production to stage the fourth National Agricultural show in Abuja. The Director of the Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, said on Wednesday that as part of its mandate to promote […]

Emergency Rule Has Worked – FG

Akin Akande, Abuja Even with pockets of attacks and killings in some parts of North-East of the country, the Federal Government on Wednesday declared that the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states has been a success. Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola, told State House Correspondents that the policy has been […]

Abuja On High Alert As Dame Jonathan Hosts Women

Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, is on high alert as Dame Patience Jonathan hosts women organisations from across the country. Our correspondent who went round the city of Abuja on Wednesday, saw heavily armed policemen and soldiers positioned at strategic places while the International Conference Centre (ICC), had detectives, dogs and bomb disposal squads scouting […]

Corruption: EFCC Grants Saraki Administrative Bail

Akin Akande, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday evening granted a special administrative bail to former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki. Senator Saraki has been held by the Commission over alleged fraud and embezzlement of funds when he held sway as governor of Kwara State and as Executive Director […]

Jonathan’s Achievements Not Undermined By Boko Haram – Maku

Akin Akande, Abuja Despite unending attacks and killings by the dreaded Boko Haram group in the Northern parts of the country, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku on Tuesday said that the activities of the sect, which according to him are politically motivated, have failed to undermine President Goodluck achievements. He boasted that there was no […]

Corruption: EFCC Detains Former Kwara Governor, Bukola Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday detained former Kwara State Governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, for alleged fraud cases. The former governor who has been having a running battle with the commission over his refusal to honour its invitation dated July 25, 2013, finally honoured the invitation on Monday. While confirming that the […]

FCT Minister Condoles With NUJ, Fashola

Akin Akande, Abuja Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed has commiserated with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the death of three of its officials in a motor accident, which occurred recently. The Minister also condoled with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola over the recent death of his […]

Tragedy: Truck Crushes Woman, Injures Others In Abuja

Akin Akande, Abuja A middle-aged woman was on Saturday afternoon crushed to death by a heavy-duty truck while several other people sustained various degree of injuries along Byazhin Road in Kubwa axis of FCT. The deceased, eyewitness revealed, was about mounting a commercial motorcycle popularly known as Okada when the rampaging truck, which had a […]

Land Swap To Fast Track Abuja Development – Minister

Akin Akande, Abuja The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, has reiterated the fact that the Abuja Land Swap Model is a practical innovation of his administration to fast track the development of the nation’s capital. The Minister stated this while hosting Abuja stakeholders at his official residence in Gwarinpa after […]

Those Who Say Nigeria Will Disintegrate Will Be Disappointed – Jonathan

Those predicting the disintegration of Nigeria by 2015 would be disappointed, President Goodluck Jonathan has said. The president, who was speaking on Thursday when Vice President Namadi Sambo and other Muslim faithful, paid him Salah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, insisted that some of the problems the country is experiencing were temporary and largely […]


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