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7 Feb 2019
The deployment of police commissioners in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may have elicited anger as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Conference of National Political Parties (CNPP) have picked holes in the choice of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s former Chief Security Officer (CSO), Kayode Egbetokun, as the new chief…
4 Feb 2019
Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its report yesterday captioned Week 04 (January 21 - 27, 2019), 77 new cases of the fever were recorded in 13…
28 Jan 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend directed the 36 states’ football associations and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to convene emergency congresses to resolve the various complaints regarding the on-going electoral processes in the states and the FCT. Nationwide elections were scheduled to hold between February and March 2019 to usher in…
24 Jan 2019
Ijaw youths resident in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday embarked on solidarity match in support of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election. The youths led by President of the Ijaw Youth Association in Northern Nigeria, Mr Eniyekeye Akasah had stormed the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) office on a solidarity match…
20 Jan 2019
The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, have commended the Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello, for paying the backlog of doctors’ salary arrears. Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, Dr Roland Aigbovo, the President of the association, said that the action of the minister was commendable as he had kept to…
19 Jan 2019
The High Court of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, yesterday, granted Senator Dino Melaye bail on health grounds. Until yesterday when he was finally granted bail, the senator representing Kogi West was held in a Police health facility in Abuja. He was being hunted by the Police for alleged criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide.…
16 Jan 2019
The Federal Government has formally unveiled the nation’s code of corporate governance for 2019. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who unveiled the code yesterday in Abuja, assured Nigerians that its full implementation would promote corporate success and economic growth, lower cost of capital and help minimize wastage and corruption in the country. He said that with…
11 Jan 2019
Residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that the upcoming general elections were free, fair, credible and well conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews, the residents charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain neutrality…
4 Jan 2019
The 16th anniversary celebration of Al-Habibbiyah Islamic Society opens today with a special Jumaat service at the society’s mosque in Abuja. The anniversary lecture is slated for its National Headquarters at Plot 753, Babagana Kingibe Street, Guzape District, Asokoro Extension, Abuja, on the theme ‘Islam: Evolving purposeful Leadership through corruption free election’ on Sunday, January…
4 Jan 2019
Minority Whip in the House of Representatives, Yakubu Umar Barde, has canvassed the appointment of Gbagi descendants as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He said the people, who are the original settlers in Abuja, have been cheated for too long, adding that it is time to change the narratives. Barde, who is…
1 Jan 2019
The nation’s debt stock is again rising after a temporary decline in the second quarter of 2018, settling at N22.43 trillion, with N49.14 billion rise in the third quarter. The amount, which represents 0.22 per cent increase in the obligations’ profile, was recorded after the second quarter statistics showed a decline to N22.37 trillion, from…
23 Dec 2018
As I have always pointed out, the 1999 Constitution as amended unequivocally makes the President the Governor of the nation’s capital (Section 301). Section 302, however, authorises the President to delegate his gubernatorial powers over Abuja to a minister if he so wishes. So, the Minister of Abuja is an unelected Governor the President alone…


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Uncertainty trailing conduct of the special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to nominate its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election is giving party members anxious moments as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline draws nearer.
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It was the turn of All Progressives Congress (APC), delegates yesterday, to exercise their mandate of choosing governorship candidates across the country, a day after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted theirs.
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With a combined manufacturing production value of N3.2 trillion in the second half of 2021, Lagos and Ogun industrial zones are responsible for 86 per cent of manufactured goods consumed in the country and exported.
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Apart from the contentious issue of zoning, there are some crucial red lines limiting the progression of various presidential aspirants.
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Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FTC), is in upbeat mood, as the city prepares to host what has been termed a political festival this weekend. But that cosy scenario would hide a multitude of sins and what has been a chaotic, and at times, disastrous process of preparation for the political feast.