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Senate summons IGP Ibrahim Idris over murder of seven policemen, NYSC member

Senate on Thursday kicked off investigation into the murder of seven police officers by suspected criminals in Abuja last Monday, and that of Linda Igwetu, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, by a policeman on Wednesday.

FCTA flags off rehabilitation of 10km-Abaji-Rubochi road

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), through the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), has flagged off the rehabilitation of 10.2-kilometre Abaje-Rubochi road at the cost of N490 million.

Federal government mulls termination of Abaji-Koton-Karfe dualisation road project

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has threatened the termination of contract project for the dualisation road project of the Abaji-Koton-Karfe road due to “negligence” by the contractor for five months.

Governor Bello’s top aide in auto crash on Abuja expressway

Less than a fortnight that the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, had a close shave with death within Lokoja metropolis, the chief of staff, Hon Edward Onoja and his wife, were on Thursday involved in a serious car crash along Abuja-Lokoja expressway.

National mosque Imam urges faith-based organisations to register with CAC

The Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Dr Kabir Muhammad, has advised faith-based organisations in the country to respect constituted authorities by registering with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

FCTA shares $2.4 billion to area councils, others

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has charged the six Area Council Chairmen in the Federal Capital Territory to be prudent and make judicious use of government’s funds.

NDLEA seizes 404.9kg marijuana in Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recorded a major breakthrough in its fight against hard drugs after it intercepted 404.9 kg of cannabis sativa, popularly known as marijuana, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Benue community accuses local militia of killings, abductions

Members of Shitile community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State are accusing a militia of kidnapping and killing residents.

FCT gets 10 additional voters’ registration centres – INEC official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has added 10 more Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) centres to Abuja making it 32, an official has said.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

Sacked ex-Reps member Herman Hembe appointed MINLS board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).

Presidency plays down controversy over list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.

Senator Mamora, Segun Oni, other APC chieftains named in new board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.

Two dead men make President Buhari’s board appointments

The late Ugbaja was appointed member of Consumer Protection Council. His name is the third on the list of the council whose chairman is Emeka Nwakpa.

Ex-Governor Niyi Adebayo, Senator Ayo Arise, others get board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries.

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