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 […]

EFCC Says No Stolen Public Funds Was Traced To Former FCT Minister Bala Mohammed

  The prosecution witness, Ishaya Dauda has told an FCT High Court, Gudu that in the course of investigations, no government money was traced to the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed’s account. Mr Dauda, a Senior Detective Superintendent with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday said this during cross examination by the […]

FCTA Embarks On Immunization Campaign , Targets 1 Million Kids

The Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board says it is targeting one million children in the territory to immunise against polio and other childhood diseases. Dr Mathew Ashikeni, the Executive Secretary of the Board disclosed this at the inauguration of the 16th round of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week in Abuja on […]