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Telecom services may shut down in FCT, 9 other states

The telecommunications companies in Nigeria, yesterday warned that over nine states of the federation may experience telecom blackout. This is as a result of the forceful closure of some telecom sites by Kogi State government. The telcos, who spoke through the Association of Licensed Telecom operators in Nigeria, ALTON, accused the Kogi

IGP beefs up security across 36 states, FCT as campaign begins

Following the commencement of campaign by Political Parties, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has directed the implementation of a robust and elaborate security arrangement and measures to ensure adequate security and safety for the electioneering campaigns and rallies throughout the Country. The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimmoh Moshood

Judge Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia

Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed has ordered the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki be prosecuted in absentia by the Federal Government following his resolve not to appear in court for further proceedings. The judge invoked section 352 (4)  of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue the order

DHQ lampoons Amnesty Inter’l over ‘negative narrative’ on military, Shiites clash

•Said six shiites killed, seven wounded  •Six soldiers injured •45 Killed, 122 Injured in Abuja- AI Senator Iroegbu  The Defence Headquarters dismissed Amnesty International (AI) reports alleging that the Nigerian military and the police engaged in horrific use of excessive force that led to the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

ACCI tasks FG on policy framework for SMEs

The president of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Adetokumbo Kayode has called on the Federal Government to fufil it's duty and develop clear and distinct policies for the development and growth of Small and Medium Enterprise SMEs in Nigeria. Kayode noted that a clear policy will address the issues

NAPTIP to Establish Sex Offenders Register

•RoLAC, stakeholders provide official gazzet copy of VAPP Act Godsgift Onyedinefu   The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has announced plans to establish a sex offenders register which will contain names of perpetrators. Director NAPTIP , Ms.Julie Okah-Donli informed that the aim of the sex register which will be

Panic in Abuja community over severe ground vibration

Residents of Mpape off Maitama district of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT are currently in panic over what they described as ‘ground vibration’. A resident of the area, Mr. Oladimeji Folorunsho told vanguard on Wednesday that tension had started mounting around the area. He said that the unusual occurrence which started

FG approves N6 trillion health development plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved a N6.01 trillion National Strategic Health Development Plan II. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this when he briefed journalists at the end of the council’s meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja. According to him, the new

FCT Bans Land Transactions from Area Councils

Babatunde Abiodun  The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has bemoaned the illegal activities of touts and advised the public to desist from transaction on plots of land allocated by the Area Councils until title regularization process is concluded. The FCT Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the FCT