Hadji 2003: NAHCON Sets Sept. 14 For Inaugural Airlift

Akin Akande, Abuja Ahead of this year hajj exercise, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Wednesday disclosed that the inaugural airlift for the exercise would take place on September 14. This was as the Commission also announced that only 76,000 pilgrims from the country would perform this year’s hajj exercise due to the […]

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, May Have Been Killed – JTF

The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Restore Order, in Maiduguri, Borno State, has said intelligence report available to it suggest the leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau might have died. The JTF in a statement by its spokesperson, Lt Col. Sagir Musa, on Monday said intelligence “revealed that Abubakur Shekau, the […]

NASS Members Spent Over N1 Trillion In Eight Years – Ezekwesili

Akin Akande, Abuja Former Minister of Education and Solid Minerals, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said that the cost of running the legislative arm of government has in the last eight years amounted to over N1trillion. She also said that, “N699billion went to banks as interest on borrowed loans in 2012 alone just as she revealed that […]

Shake-Up In Police As IGP Redeploys 14 State Commissioners

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the immediate redeployment of fourteen Commissioners of Police (CPs) across the country. The IGP said the redeployment is in his avowed efforts to reposition the Police Force for greater efficiency and better performance in the fight against crime and criminality. A statement by Mr. Frank Mba, […]

Lawyer Sues Patience Jonathan, IG, SSS, Others Over Mass Rally

A Legal Practitioner James Ode Abah, has dragged the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Registered Trustees of National Council for Women societies, Inspector General of Police and the State Security Service (SSS) before a Federal High Court, Abuja for enforcement of his fundamental rights to freedom of movement and other residents of the Federal […]

FCT Area Councils Share N1.93b Revenue, Excess Crude

Akin Akande, Abuja The six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) received a total revenue of N1,937,036,351.75 from the Federation Account for the month of June 2013. The revenue represents a shortfall of N276,462,344.70 (about 12.5 per cent) over the N2,213,498,696.45 received by the six area councils of Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Bwari, Gwagwalada, […]

NUJ Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Quacks

Akin Akande, Abuja The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has issued a seven-day ultimatum to quacks and fake journalists in the territory to either desist from parading themselves as practitioners or risk arrest. Chairman of the NUJ FCT, Comrade Chuks Ehirim, gave the warning on Monday while reconstituting the Anti-Fake Journalist and Press […]

Land Swap Policy Divides Abuja Natives

Akin Akande, Abuja In what best can be described as division among the natives of the Federal Capital Territory over the Land Swap policy initiated by the FCT administration, the Ketti-Waru Youth Forum, one of the affected indigenous groups has taken a swipe at the Original Inhabitants Development Association for what it described as lack […]

FG Okays N22.6b For FCT Infrastructure

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the sum of N22.6 billion for the provision of roads and engineering infrastructure to new layout and Diplomatic area in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The contract is Phase II of the ongoing Guzape Lot II District infrastructure in the City. According to the […]

Mayoralty Bill: Police Disperse Protesting Abuja Natives

Akin Akande, Abuja Protesting Abuja indigenes were on Wednesday forcefully dispersed by the police during a peaceful protest at the entrance into the National Assembly complex. The incident happened around 8am as the protesters were converging. The protesters said the police fired live bullets into the air consistently and shot tear gas on the protesters […]

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