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Senator Useni: June 12 election was more credible than 2019 presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the 2019 election in Plateau State, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, has said the June 12 presidential election was more credible than the just concluded presidential polls.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on June 11, re-arraign a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others charged with N650 million fraud.

EFCC wants Jumoke Akinjide’s fraud case transferred back to previous judge

Re-arraignment of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, over alleged money laundering could not take place on Tuesday as a result of prosecution’s request that the case be returned to the previous judge.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

FEC approves N1.8 billion for rehabilitation of railway village, N2.6 billion for FCT contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta.

Minister: Demolished Caramelo now government property

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, says the demolished Caramelo Lounge, a popular strip club, located at N0 630, TOS Benson Crescent, Utako District Abuja, has now become government property.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari departs Abuja for Saudi Arabia to perform Lesser Hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for Saudi Arabia.
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Drug abuse: Committee to submit report soon – General Marwa

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), has disclosed that the committee will soon transmit its report to the Presidency.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Massive protest rocks Abuja over harassment of ‘sex workers’

Thousands of women have protested the illegal arrest and parade of some women suspected to be sex workers by the police in Abuja.

FCT minister urges employers not to reject NYSC members

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has implored employers, as a show of patriotism for Nigeria, not to reject corps members posted to their establishments for the mandatory one-year primary assignment.

Minister: I’m committed to completion of ongoing projects in FCT

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has re-emphasised his commitment to the completion of ongoing infrastructural projects aimed at adding value to the lives of the residents of the FCT.

FCT minister warns against storage of inflammable materials at homes, business premises

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has cautioned residents of the territory against storing inflammable petroleum products in their homes and places of business.

PDP congratulates Bauchi, Benue, Sokoto governors-elect

The PDP has congratulated its candidates who won the governorship election held in Bauchi, Benue, and Sokoto States.

PDP alleges plot to rig FCT re-run election

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress to rig the Bwari Area Council rerun election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign scheduled to hold today in Borno and Yobe states.

President Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after he participated in the Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly election in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge declines to hands-off trial of ex-FCT minister, others

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday declined to recused himself from the ongoing trial of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others, who were accused of allegedly laundering N650 million.

Official: No plan to retrench workers in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Government has explained that it had no plan to retrench workers in the state.

FCT minister congratulates President Buhari, residents for orderly conduct

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has congratulated residents of the nation’s capital for the peaceful conduct of February 23, 2019, Presidential and National Assembly elections across the territory.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari: Opposition strategising to disrupt general elections

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, said members of the opposition were strategizing to disrupt the forthcoming general elections in the country.

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Expert: 5G adoption will enhance digital economy in Nigeria

An IT expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Saturday said that adopting the 5G network would enhance digital economy in Nigeria.
A former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Babayo Gamawa, has passed away.

Governor Mohammed, others attend Senator Gamawa’s funeral prayer

Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa has been buried on Saturday at his hometown, Gamawa, the headquarters of Gamawa local government area of Bauchi State.
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Famed Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies aged 96

Revered Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for productions including his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, has died.