New SGF Meets The Senate President Solicits For Support

The newly-appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and leadership of the National Assembly. Mr. Mustapha said the visit was to solicit the support of the Senate in delivering the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari. “As SGF, my responsibility […]

Carbonated Drinks: House Of Reps Quizzes Manufacturers On Health Standards.

The House of Representatives has cautioned manufacturers of carbonated drinks and fruit juice to ensure that the health of consumers take precedence over profit-making This was the resolve at the continued public hearing by the ad-hoc committee investigating the production and distribution of drinks manufactured by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) and other drinks marketed […]

The FCT Might Face Food Crises By Next Year – FAO

A report jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the National Programme for Food Security has projected that about 4.8 million Nigerians may face critical food insecurity situations in 16 Northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2018. The report titled: “Cadre Harmonise for identification […]

Two US Based NGO Join Forces To Empower 300 Youths And Entrepreneurs In Abuja.

Worried about rising unemployment, Technoserve, a United States-based non-governmental organization in partnership with Citi Foundation launched a project to train and support 300 youth entrepreneurs and shop owners in Abuja on Friday. “The organizers came to my shop and explained how the training will increase my expertise in managing my business and making more sales”, […]

Infrastructure Development In My FCT By Kaine Agary

The area known as Abuja was selected in 1975 out of at least 33 other options to replace Lagos as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The area was populated by many different people, predominantly the Gbagyis. What we know as the FCT today was carved out of Nasarawa, Niger and Kogi states by Decree number […]

Abuja Airport Second Runway Project , A White Elephant – Aviation Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have condemned Federal Government’s plan to give the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, a second runway, saying the project lacks justification, especially in economic terms. Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Adamu Aliero, had during the inspection of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja aerodrome at the weekend, said there was […]

We Are Not Owing Foreign Students In Amnesty Program – FG

Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Office, says the beneficiaries on the offshore programme abroad have been paid their school fees, upkeeps and other allowances. Boroh disclosed this in a statement by the Director of Information, Amnesty Office, Mr Charles Dafe, on Saturday in Abuja. While debunking the […]

NASS Set To Initiate Probing Of Previous Administrations Over Privatization Of Several Government Properties In The FCT

The Nigerian Senate has announced that it will soon begin a rigorous investigation into the controversies surrounding the concession and privatization of some government property in the Federal Capital Territory to the tune of N2.7 billion. It described the entire process as a national disaster and leadership failure. The upper legislative chamber said it was […]