FCTA assures Abuja residents of safety

  FCTA assures Abuja residents of safety The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Security Committee has called on residents to take the issue of security seriously in their neighbourhoods, work and worship places. The committee also cautioned against the use of fireworks saying that the ban on the use of fireworks in the territory is still […]

THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA

On May 22nd 1999, Nigeria’s last military head of state commissioned an ultra modern medical edifice named the National Hospital for Women and Children (NHWC),strategically located between the exit and in-route expressways of the central Business district of Abuja.Built through a trust fund of the family support programme (FSP), a project of the erstwhile First […]

THE FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Builders of Abuja.

THE FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY… Builders of Abuja.   On February 5, 1976, the Federal Government established the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as the sole agency vested with the responsibility of planning, designing and developing the city. This brief even extended to constructing and maintaining infrastructure such as “roads, railways, sidings, tramways, bridges, reservoirs, […]

History: How ABUJA Came To Be The Federal Capital Territory

The States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Act No. 14 of 1967 dividing Nigeria into twelve states had Lagos doubling as the Federal Capital and the Capital of Lagos State. This dual role understandably heightened the pressure on the infrastructural facilities that existed then. And the pressure was manifested in various economic and social ills among […]

Eight Years After, Multi-billion Naira Int’l Cancer Centre Converted To Beans Farm

After being abandoned for eight years, the multi-billion naira International Cancer Centre, ICCA, an initiative of former Nigerian First Lady, Turai Yar’Adua, has been transformed into a cowpea farm. The erstwhile first lady secured a partnership deal with a key organ of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in 2009 and then raised billions of […]