KIDNAPPER TAKE OVER ABUJA AS RESIDENTS NOW LIVE IN FEAR

The authorities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are tackling criminals who seize residents and demand ransom, reports GBENGA OMOKHUNU Majority of residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) now live in fear of being kidnapped. This is due to the increasing rate of abductions in Abuja and the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. Findings revealed that kidnapping has now become the most lucrative business that can catapult the poor into affluence overnight. When the first cases of kidnappings involving expatriate oil workers were reported in the Niger Delta in the early…

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FEC APPROVES 9 PROJECTS FOR FCT

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved nine infrastructural projects for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council which was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, said he presented nine memoranda which are expected to provide infrastructure for the city and all were approved. He said the first memo is for the award of contract for the rehabilitation of failed walkways within the Wuse District of the capital city. He said the contract…

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ONE CHANCE CRIMINALS TAKE OVER ABUJA, RESIDENTS CRY OUT

Residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried the increasing rate of ‘one chance’ criminal activities in the city centres. Some of the victims, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said that those who enter commercial vehicles along the Kubwa express, Life Camp junction and Berger are more prone to such activities. One chance is a type of robbery in which the victim is robbed while on board a moving commercial vehicle; mostly unpainted taxis. Precious Neji, one of the victims, told NAN that she…

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POLICE ARRESTS 37 IN ABUJA FOR KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND RELATED

FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma The FCT Police Command has arrested 37 suspects for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, hard drugs peddling among others. The Commissioner of Police for the command, Bala Ciroma, who paraded the suspects, yesterday, also announced the rescue of two children, Rejoice Godwin and Seke Godwin 7 and 9 years old, who were abducted on March 8 from Yimi village in Zuba. He said the victims were rescued at Lambata in Niger State where they were held hostage by their abductors. “The following suspects were…

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FCDA PULLS DOWN ORPHANAGE IN KUBWA, OVER 150 KIDS RENDERED HOMELESS, SEE PICS, VIDEO

The Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCDA), has been accused of pulling down an orphanage home at Kubwa – Abuja. According to reports, over 150 orphaned children are currently stranded at Kubwa, Abuja due to the demolition by officials of the Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration. MandyNews.com reports that the exercise, which commenced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, involved the demolition of an orphanage in Kubwa; Divine wounds of Jesus Christ Orphanage Home; Opposite NSITF, Arab road Kubwa; was demolished by FCDA, as claimed…

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HOW BUHARI GOVT FAILED FCT IN 2018

Senate committee on Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) stated yesterday that the Ministry of Finance recorded abysmal  failure  with respect to budget releases to the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ,Abuja ) in 2018 by making 31.9% releases from the N30.4billion approved . The Committee frowned also on the yearly drastic reduction in the capital component budgetary allocations to the territory . The committee made the reaction against the trend while having in audience , the FCT Minister , Muhammed Bello and top management staff of the capital territory for…

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HOW PDP SENT 2 INCUMBENT AREA COUNCIL CHAIRMEN PACKING IN FCT

…as APC retains Kwali After sweeping all the elective posts in the National Assembly elections, it was no surprise that PDP did not perform badly at the Area Council elections rerun that took place a few days ago. The incumbent chairmen of Bwari and Kuje area councils lost their re-election bids as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party winners of the supplementary polls conducted on Saturday. Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo of the PDP was declared the winner of the Kuje Area Council supplementary election.…

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ANGRY FCT MINISTER SUSPENDS FCT FIRE SERVICE BOSS AS COMMISSIONING TURNED SOUR

The gross incompetence that has permeated FCT in the last four years rared its head a few days ago at the commissioning of some vehicles for FCT Fire Service. Indeed, the cmmissioning turnsed Sour as FCT Minister Suspended the director of the FCT Fire Service, Mr Opetunsin over alleged dereliction of duty and perceived incompetence. The FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello went to commission some Fire Service facilities and vehicles. Trouble started when the FCT Minister finished commissioning the vehicles and moved to inspect them. To his shock, the ambulance had…

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12 CORPORATE SEX WORKERS WHO SERVICE ABUJA TOP SHOTS AND LIVE IN POSH HOMES ARRESTED

Posted by Caleb Onwe Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have arrested 12 ladies described as “corporate sex workers:. The suspects were arrested at an apartment on Bukaba Street at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, where high profile ‘corporate’ sex workers operate in the high brow area of the city centre to allegedly service top politicians and other high profile clients. The invasion of the hideout was part of relentless war by government agencies to rid the nation’s capital, especially the city centre, of sex workers. It was learnt…

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ABUJA WAITS FOR MASS RAIL PROJECT AS PHASE ONE IS DUE FOR COMMISSIONING IN DECEMBER

…Mixed reactions in host communities By Adanna Nnamani and Uju James With the news that Phase one of Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project will be commis-sioned by December, residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been jubilating; obviously because of the inherent benefits of the project. The rail tran-sit, which costs $823 million (about N299 billion), is made up of lots 1A and 3, covering 45km with 12 designed passengers sta-tions, and handled by Chinese construction giant; China Civil Engineer-ing Construction Corporation (CCECC). The Project Manager, Kong Tao, while…

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