As At April 2017, ABUJA Light Rail Is Noted To Be 93% Complete

The Acting Secretary, Transportation Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Alhaji AbdulHamid Suleiman, said on Thursday that Abuja Light Rail was 93 per cent completed as at April. Suleiman made this known in Abuja at media interaction being part of the activities to mark two years in office of the present administration. “Completion of comprehensive […]

Senate Probes Alleged Lopsided Recruitment In DSS

The Senate yesterday directed its committee on Federal Character to carry out thorough investigation on recent alleged lopsided recruitment carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS). Chairman of the committee, Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura (APC Zamfara North), had during plenary declared that his committee, based on petitions, resolved to probe the exercise considered […]

Senate Orders Lottery Commission DG Out Of Office Until He’s Confirmed

The Senate yesterday banned the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, from going to his office until he is confirmed as stipulated by the constitution. The Red Chamber said Gbajabiamila must, henceforth, not be seen within the vicinity of NLR within the vicinity of the office of the DG […]

FCT SARS Accused Of Intimidating President Of NUBIFIE

NATIONAL Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Employees, NUBIFIE, yesterday accused unnamed officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, FCT, Abuja Police Command, of intimidating and pressurising its president, Danjuma Musa, to resign as president of the union after detaining him for about one week. NUBIFIE urged the Inspector General of Police to call […]

ABUJA’s Catholic Archbishop Onaiyekan Bags Ahmadiyya Int’l Peace Award

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria will tomorrow confer International Peace Award on the Arch Bishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan during the group’s Jalsa Tarbiyya Islamic Training Conference for Northern Nigeria. The award which will hold at the International Conference Center, Abuja was meant to reward the meritorious service of the Bishop Onaiyekan on inter religious […]

Acting President Osinbajo Will Assent to 2017 Budget, Says Presidency

Following that absence of clarity Wednesday afternoon as to who would sign the 2017 budget after its transmission to the executive by the National Assembly, the presidency last night said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would assent to this year’s spending bill. Reacting to the remark by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, […]

ABUJA Communities Living On Borrowed Time

Two indigenous communities in Abuja earmarked for demolition are living on borrowed time, as the Federal Capital Territory Administration has resolved to go ahead with the exercise, writes Olawale Ajimotokan It was business as unusual on a sunny and dry afternoon in Utako, a commercial district in the heart of Abuja. A cluster of people […]