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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari, APC owe Nigerians apology

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, Sunday said that the President Mohammadu Buhari led government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) must apologise to Nigerians and make an admittance of guilt for taking the country through the throes of subjugation to another country.

Eid-el-Kabir: AMAC chairman tasks residents on sacrifice, love

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has felicitated Muslim Faithfuls in the area council and the country, as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.

Abuja community protest as police ‘kill’ businessman

There was a violent protest in the Karmo area of Abuja on Monday following the alleged killing of a businessman, Solomon Eze, by a police officer.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigeria: 3.1 million households to benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown

The federal government has said a total of 3.1 million households in Nigeria will benefit from its Homegrown School Feeding programme during the lockdown period.

Security agents arrest 189 inter-state travel ban violators in Abuja

The joint security task force at the Zuba-Dei-Dei in Abuja on Friday intercepted two articulated vehicles conveying 189 men for violating interstate travel ban.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA: Late Gebe Ebong not killed by coronavirus

The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) said Gebe Ebong, a health worker with Wuse General Hospital, Abuja who died on April 24, did not die of coronavirus.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA charges beneficiaries to return any defective palliative

Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on beneficiaries of the Administration’s palliatives to return anyone they feel is defective and unfit for human consumption, to allow for replacement, but at the expense of the suppliers.
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FCTA releases test results of 90 persons showing coronavirus symptoms in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday released the results of 90 persons who showed symptoms of COVID-19.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

Abuja residents protest proposed location of infectious disease cemetery

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have protested against an alleged decision by the authorities to site a cemetery for COVID-19 victims and other infectious diseases close to their residences.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

Land dispute: Minister promises amicable resolution between Army, Abuja natives

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured the indigenous people of Tunga-Maje in Gwagwalada Area Council that the issue of a disputed parcel of land allegedly encroached upon by the Nigerian Army would be resolved amicably by the highest authorities.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Abuja markets to be shut from Monday

Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on Saturday, said all markets under its supervision will be shut from Monday, March 29.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

IGR: CSO petitions AMAC legislators, wants council chairman probed

A Civil Society Organization (CSO) under the aegis of Civil Society for Human Rights and Rehabilitation has petitioned the legislative arm of Abuja Municipal Area Council to investigate alleged infractions committed by the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs in Abuja camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed 1,200 cartons of toilet soap and 1, 246 cartons of detergent to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Abuja camps.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

SERAP asks court to stop payment of life pensions to ex-Abuja council chairs, speakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to: “declare the life pension edict/law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null, void, illegal and unconstitutional; and to restrain and stop AMAC, its chairman; deputy chairman; speaker; legislature and/or their agents from paying life pensions to former officials, and ultimately, to themselves under the edict/law.”

SERAP gives Abuja council chair 14 days to withdraw life pensions for ex-officials

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abdullahi Adamu Candido, chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently withdraw and revoke the bill/edict for the unconstitutional and illegal payment of life pensions to former chairmen, vice-chairmen, speakers and other officials of AMAC.”
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Pastor petitions police over abduction of wife, children

An Abuja pastor, Isaac Pada, has petitioned the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police over the alleged abduction of his wife, Precious, and four children, Pearl, 8, Pathnel, 6, Pamebelo, 3 and Peace, 7 months, from their Aleyita, Abuja Municipal Area Council home on the 30th of last month.

Expert: Corruption bane of building collapse in Nigeria

Mr Festus Adebayo, the Chief Executive Officer, Fesadeb Communications Limited, has attributed frequent cases of building collapse in the country to corruption.

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I’ll send ex-President Obasanjo back to prison if I become president

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to send the former president Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged grievous infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Weapons, aircraft from US, China, Jordan coming

Nigeria is expecting to take delivery of military weapons and aircraft from Jordan, China and the United States to reinvigorate its anti-terror war, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The meeting also agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are at the root of the nationwide security challenges, and needed to be addressed with greater vigour by all tiers of government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria’s foreign minister recovers from coronavirus

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday announced that he has recovered from COVID-19.
Obadiah Mailafia

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia over comment on Boko Haram-serving governor’s link

The Department of State Services (DSS), has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and stakeholder in Southern Kaduna, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office over the comment he made recently about a Northern governor being the commander of Boko Haram.

Unease in Ebonyi market as traders uncover hidden explosive device

There was palpable fear and apprehension at the popular Ophoke-Abba market, Kpiri-Kpiri in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, following the discovery of a substance suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).