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Official: Private schools frustrating UBEC’s personnel audit

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has alleged that some private schools were posing a serious challenge to the ongoing nationwide National Personnel Audit of all Basic Education institutions.

President Buhari names dignitaries for conferment of national honours on MKO Abiola, others

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has just released the statement below to announce modalities for the conferment of national honours on late multibillionaire businessman cum politician, Moshood Abiola; late prominent lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi and politician, Babagana Kingibe.

Ramadan: Prices of food items increase in Abuja markets, others

As Ramadan, the annual Islamic fasting season begins, prices of various food items have increased in Abuja and its environs.

Okada riders attack, injure VIO in Abuja

Suspected commercial motorcycle operators have attacked a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) personnel in Abuja.

TCN commissions 60MVAR capacitor bank to improve electricity voltage in FCT

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has commissioned a 60MVAR Capacitor Bank at the Apo 132/33Kv substation to improve quality and voltage of electricity supply to consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Easter: Local rice witnesses higher patronage

Ahead of Easter celebrations, patronage of local rice has shot up in Enugu as dealers make brisk business,

VAIDs: President Buhari under pressure to extend tax amnesty period

As the tax amnesty under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDs) ends on Saturday, some private sector players are said to be lobbying President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the amnesty period.

Fifi Ejindu: Nigerian women over-worked, under-paid, over-looked

Nigerian women have been urged to be prepared to take their rightful place in the scheme of things in the nation and should stop blaming the memfolk for their ‘miafortunes.’

Federal govt urges Nigerians to value, use made in Nigeria products

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja urged Nigerians to value and patronise Nigeria products and services.

VP Osinbajo prays for greater, prosperous, peaceful Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo turned 61 Thursday, March 8, a day set aside to celebrate International Women’s Day by the United Nations.

International Women’s Day: Fifi Ejindu, Tonto Dikeh for Women Summit in Abuja

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, a gender based NGO, FAME Foundation Africa, has put together a one-day event for women to converge and share their stories.

VAIDS: Federal govt targets property owners in highbrow areas

The Federal Government has extended its searchlight on tax evaders with net-worth properties in highbrow areas of major cities.

Central bank disburses smaller naira notes to traders to end scarcity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has began the disbursement of smaller naira notes to traders in order to improve circulation of N5, N10, N20, and N50 in the market.

Abuja parents pay extra fees for children to learn British accent

Some parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have admitted that they pay extra fees for their children to learn how to speak with British accent.

Aso Villa Chapel assembles 12,000 choristers for VP Osinbajo at 61

The Aso Villa Chapel is planning what it called a 61-hour-nonstop-praise concert to mark the 61st birthday of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Police in FCT arrest five armed robbery suspects

The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Sadiq Bello, said the command had arrested 5 suspects who specialised in dispossessing people of their cars and jewelry at gun point.

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.

Police to arraign 52 shiite members arrested in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested 52 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiite, following what it describes as a violent protest in Abuja.

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