ABUJA CITY CENTRE BECOMES NIGHTMARE IN THE NIGHT

Some residents of Abuja have said they are disturbed by the rate of phone and handbag snatching at Independence Avenue in the city centre. Some of the residents said they were always careful when stopping at the traffic light at the avenue’s junction also popularly called Bolingo Junction. A taxi driver that plies Area 10 Garki from Lugbe, who pleaded anonymity, said he recently saw a passenger robbed of her phone at Bolingo Junction in the morning. He said the woman, a passenger in another taxi ahead of him, was…

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HOW COUPLE, 4 OTHERS DIED IN ABUJA EARLY MORNING ROAD CRASH

Five persons, including a couple, died in a road accident in Abuja on Sunday. A sixth person, who was seriously injured in the incident which occurred at about 8 a.m. near Setraco Junction along Kubwa Expressway, was rushed to the hospital. According to an official of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Emmanuel Agbo, the incident occurred when a Toyota Camry car coming from Kubwa area to Abuja city centre was hit by a trailer. Agbo told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the scene of the incident, that the…

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ONE DIES IN ABUJA ESTATE FLOODING

A housemaid has died in a flood that submerged part of EFAB Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, yesterday. The house assistant, City News  learnt was unable to leave the house when it was inundated  by flooding caused by over five hours of rainfall – from 8am to 1pm yesterday. One of the executives of the estate’s landlords’ forum, Shettima Gana Mohammed, said more than 15 houses and two churches were submerged by the flood. “We called NEMA and Fire Service but they did not come but the police were there and other…

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ABUJA MOTORISTS GROAN AS SOLDIERS MOUNT ROADBLOCK CAUSING 5-HOUR GRIDLOCK

Motorists in Abuja and its environs have expressed displeasure over the decision of the Nigerian Army to mount a roadblock at the centre of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway inwards Abuja. Our Correspondent who witnessed the gridlock reported that the roadblock, which was mounted beside the Mogadishu Barracks, has caused a traffic snarl which has lasted for five hours. The traffic, it was observed, spanned from the Karu end of the expressway through the Murtala Mohammed Expressway to the Goodluck Jonathan Expressway. The Nigerian Army has failed to respond to all inquiries…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL SITTING TODAY: EXPECT HEAVY SECURITY PRESENCE , ROAD DIVERSION SAYS POLICE

Ahead of the Wednesday sitting of the Presidential Election Tribunal hearing the case of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, the FCT Police Command has announced water tight security. A statement on Tuesday sent to DAILY POST by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer, said there will be diversion of traffic at Goodluck Ebele way and Shehu Shagari Way. While apologising for the inconveniences the arrangement might cause, the Command explained that it was part of proactive measure to…

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I SAW THE FACES OF THOSE WHO SHOT ME, KILLED MY WIFE, MAN TELLS COURT

A prosecution witness, Mr. Solomon Opaluwa, on Friday told an FCT High Court that he saw the faces of the seven robbers who shot him and also killed his wife. John Dikko, Pius Gabriel, Moses Ekainu and Ex CPL Abdullahi Isahaku, are standing trial on six counts bordering on armed robbery, homicide and conspiracy. Opaluwa gave his testimony while being cross-examined by Mr. Andrew Eche, counsel for the defendants. He said: “When the seven robbers came at night, I heard my dogs barking. So, I peeped through the window and…

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FCTA TO DEMOLISH 215 BUILDINGS IN ASOKORO, MAITAMA, SEE WHY

…revokes allocation of 15 plots, withdraws 114 others The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to embark on the demolition of about 215 abandoned buildings within the FCT as these structures have become hideouts for criminal elements and heightened the level of insecurity in Abuja. Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Umar Jibrin, who disclosed this after the weekly FCTA Executive Council meeting in Abuja, said most of the buildings are located in the highbrow Asokoro and Maitama districts of the city. Jibrin also said that the status…

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215 BUILDINGS ABANDONED IN ABUJA- FCTA

*Says another 95 uncompleted also discovered Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday, disclosed that it had discovered over 215 abandoned buildings within the territory, vowing to review the circumstances behind the abandoned structures. ALSO READ: I’m not African Beyonce, don’t compare me with her, Yemi Alade warns Seyi Shay, others It also announced another 95 uncompleted buildings in which six were without approval, saying the exercise, which was in line with the laws that established the FCTA, was not…

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STOP BANDITS BEFORE THEY ENTER ABUJA, SENATOR WARNS MILITARY

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has reacted to military report that bandits are now relocating to Kaduna and Niger States. He confirmed the report to be true, adding that people living in Kamuku and Alawa villages within the two states had earlier reported the presence of dangerous strangers. Senator Sani warned that the bandits may soon find their way towards the Federal Capital Territory if the right move was not made to stop them. Sani tweeted on Saturday: “The report by the military…

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AFTERMATH OF RAIDS: NIGHT CLUB OWNERS CRY OUT: OUR SURVIVAL IS UNDER THREAT

caramelo is one of the liveliest nightclubs in Abuja. Until recently, it was always busy. Virtually all taxi drivers in Abuja know this club because once in a while, they had conveyed passengers in and out of the place of entertainment. On Thursday, however, Caramelo was an empty structure where little or no activity was happening. Fun seekers, especially the women, avoided the place for fear of being arrested. Nightlife in Abuja has continued to boom with a lot of fun seekers trooping out to enjoy themselves but stakeholders have…

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