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‘Illegal detention’: Court dismisses journalist’s N110 million suit against minister

A journalist and publisher of Power Steering magazine, Oga Uhia, has lost his N110 million fundamental rights enforcement suit he instituted against the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, and police authorities, following his last year’s detention at the instance of the minister.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Official: FCTA has achieved 60% implementation of Abuja master plan

The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) says it has recorded 60 per cent success in the implementation of the Abuja Master Plan in spite of some challenges.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 10 suspected armed robbers, drug peddlers, recover exhibits

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis of Abuja.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police collaborate with AFRIPOL, INTERPOL to check influx of arms

Worried by the influx of arms and ammunitions into Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force said it is collaborating with the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL); the International Police, (INTERPOL) and other regional security bodies to check the menace.
The FCT Police Command has arrested 40 suspects for car snatching, drug peddling, armed robbery and public nuisance, along Abaji, Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Jabi-Daki biyu and Mabushi axis.

‘Car snatchers, drug peddlers’ arrested at Abuja

The FCT Police Command has arrested 40 suspects for car snatching, drug peddling, armed robbery and public nuisance, along Abaji, Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Jabi-Daki Biyu and Mabushi axis

Trader docked for allegedly inflicting injury on neighbour

The Police on Thursday arraigned a trader, Maman Nasiru, 20, in a Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly inflicting injury on his neighbour’s upper lip with interlocking tiles.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister approves use of 20 centres for NIN enrolment in FCT

Communications and Digital Economy Minister Isah Ali Pantami, on Saturday approved the activation of 20 NIN enrolment centres within the FCT, to make the process easier, beginning from tomorrow, Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Abuja, said.

Yuletide: Women accountants donate to orphans

The Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN), Abuja chapter, has donated foodstuff, toiletries, cash gifts and mattresses to five orphanage homes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Group calls for synergy among stakeholders to curb open defecation

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) has called for synergy among stakeholders in order to curb issue of open defecation and improper way of waste disposal in the country.
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Abuja Disco explains poor supply in Kubwa, Bwari, other areas

According to a statement by Oyebode Fadipe, the Public Relations Officer of AEDC, districts most affected include Kubwa, Diedie, Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Dutse, Dawaki, 3rd Avenue, 69 Road, 64 Road, 62 Road, Gwarinpa, Sunshine Estate, Map Global Estate, I pent Estate, Queens Estate.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

AEDC/TCN working to restore normal power supply to parts of FCT – official

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it is working with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore normal power supply to parts of FCT.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police foil robbery attack in Niger

Police in Niger said they had gunned down two suspected armed robbers in Madalla area of Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA warns public schools against non-compliance with coronavirus regulations

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools in the territory against non-compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines.
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.

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 urges workers residing outside Abuja to remain at home

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed federal workers residing outside Abuja to remain in their respective states of residence pending the lifting of ban on interstate travel.
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.
ABUJA — A Mobile Court sitting at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has convicted five clerics, among them are three Imams and two Pastors for violating the presidential order shutting down the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

FCT mobile courts convict 3 imams, 2 pastors, 68 others for violating lockdown order

A Mobile Court sitting at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has convicted five clerics, among them are three Imams and two Pastors for violating the presidential order shutting down the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
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.
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.

FCT minister tests negative for 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.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Nigeria shuts down Abuja markets

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the closure of shops in markets and neighborhood centers to traders across Abuja due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Abba Kyari tests positive for virus after Germany trip

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the coronavirus days after returning from an official trip to Germany.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor sacks works commissioner

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has relieved the state commissioner for works and infrastructure development, Engineer Ibrahim Mohammad Panti, of duty.
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Nigeria: 1914 amalgamation has expired – APC chieftain

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mallam Muazu Magaji, has thrown his weight behind the unabated calls for the restructuring of Nigeria even as he insists that the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria has expired long ago.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos, CBN governors lead conversation on public healthcare

Towards mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, are leading a conversation around collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop a robust and effective public health care system.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido: President Buhari’s supporters will go to hell

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has berated the Federal Government and its supporters concerning the unrest in the country.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Mbaka clears DSS of his predicament, gets one month suspension

Controversial Catholic Church preacher and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has absolved the Department of State Services (DSS) from his supposed disappearance.

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The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN records increased revenue, reduced voice, data subscribers in Q1

According to the report of the results, its mobile subscribers declined by 5 million to 71.5 million due to the effects of customer churn and the regulatory restrictions on new SIM sales and activations.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

FRSC: Development of rail sector will boost economic growth, reduce accidents

The Lagos state sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Olusegun Ogungbemide has commended federal government for ongoing development of rail sector, saying, it will reduce damage of roads by heavy duty loaded trucks/petrol tankers and boost economic activities in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: FCT not under attack by terrorists

Owing to anxiety among residents of the Federal Capital Territory created by a viral publication detailing how scores of unknown persons on motorbikes swarmed parts of Abuja metropolis in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the Police Command in Abuja has reassured that the FCT is not under attack by terrorists.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo government to boost technical, vocational education

The Edo State Universal Basic Education Board has said the state government plans to boost Technical and Vocational Education and Training with the 3,000 teachers, who will be recruited under the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Result teacher recruitment programme.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury frustrated by delay to bout vs Anthony Joshua

WBC champion Tyson Fury is said to be “frustrated” about the delay in announcing a confirmed date for his fight against Anthony Joshua.