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Buhari Signs N243.3 Billion FCT Budget Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the N243.37 billion Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Bill 2019, into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja. Mr Enang told State House correspondents that N130.7 billion of the amount is for capital expenditure while the remaining balance is for recurrent expenditure. He said: “This amount is from the Statutory Revenue Allocation due to the Federal Capital Territory. “This…

Inauguration: Abuja Airport Witnesses Low Activities

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday witnessed low activities as a result of the inauguration of new administration at both federal and state governments level. The airport witnessed decreased movement of passengers and aircraft at both domestic and international wings. The Station Manager, Max Air, Mr Kehinde Ogunyale, told NAN that air traffic was very low even though there was not restriction of flight of operations at the airport. Ogunyale said that the airport was unusually scanty,…

Borno: Despite Security Challenges, Gov. Shettima Says State Safer Than Others

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has bragged that his state is safer than the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Speaking during a courtesy call on him by Chairman, Rima Shawulu and members of the House Committee on Army, Shittima said Borno is also safer than Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and many other states of the federation. “The military and other security agencies are doing their best in Borno State, the only problem now is the inadequate publicity accorded to our military operations. For example, when Boko…

EFCC Secures Conviction Of Fake Loverboy Over $15,000 Fraud

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction of Ohiaeri Stanley Chukwudi for love scam.  In a post on its facebook page dated April 15, 2019 said Chukwudi while posing as William Robert, residing in Texas, United States of America, lured Olivia, Jesse Marie and Kristiana into a romantic relationship. He conned them of a total sum of $15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars). He was brought before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court,…

AEDC Gets Approval To Begin Installation Of Meters In Abuja, Niger, Nasarawa

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has received the approval of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to begin installation of meters, under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) policy. The policy was designed to address the metering gap within its franchise areas of FCT, Kogi, Niger and Nasarawa States. AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications,Mr Oyebode Fadipe, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the commencement of the field operations of MAP, initiated by NERC was a…

Ice Prince Delivers Thrilling Performance At Food Expo Abuja

Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Panshak Zamani popularly known as Ice Prince gave an exciting performance at a food expo in Abuja which held on Sunday night, 17 March, 2019. The event which featured display of foods, drinks, music, fashion and dance performances had hundreds of Abuja residents who attended the event tagged ‘Colors Food’ at River Plate Park in Wuse 2. The artist performed his popular afrobeat hit, ‘Oleku’ among other songs. While performing, he introduced some upcoming artists, urging fans to look forward to…

APC Dismantles Giant Broom At Abuja City Gate

The massive broom, symbolizing the logo of the All Progressives Congress, APC, erected at the City Gate in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been dismantled. The broom construction project which came to lightlight in February a few days to the general election was widely criticized at the time by many Nigerians who condemned it as a waste of resources, especially as Nigeria is not a one-party nation. Most Nigerians also lashed out at the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority, FCDA for permitting the…

Politicians Planning Assassinations, Bombings, Army Alleges

The Nigerian Army has uncovered plans by some politicians to set off bombs and disrupt the coming Saturday’s governorship elections in the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has disclosed. General Buratai made the disclosure on Wednesday during a meeting with Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOC), Operational Commanders and Directors of the military at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, Buratai said that the plots by the politicians include using herdsmen…

LEAH SHARIBU: Religious Leaders Seek Release of School Girl

The Federal Government has been urged to work for the release of Leah Sharibu from the Boko Haram’s captivity. The call was made by the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, IDFP in Abuja. It will be recalled that Leah, who was kidnapped a year ago, alongside some female students of Dapchi Girls Secondary School in Yobe State, has been held, while other were rescued. The co-chairmen of the IDFP, Bishop Sunday Onuoha and Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, said they would continue to appeal for Leah’s release. Sanni,…

5 Romantic Spots To Catch Fun In Abuja This Valentine

Valentine is here again! It's a season of love and fun that is anticipated world wide. Every February 14 is celebrated as Valentine Day, a day lovers and friends have fun.  For residents of Abuja, the nation's capital city, there are several spots that offer the right ambience for valentine fun. These are special rendezvous where lovers and friends can have that special moment together. Besides, if you're still searching for a Val, these might just be where you should be. You are guaranteed to find a partner in…