BREAKING: Judge orders Abaribe, others to pay N100m over Nnamdi Kanu’s absence

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two others who stood as sureties for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to pay N100 million each for their inability to produce the missing Biafran activist in court. Justice Binta Nyako, who gave the order amending […]

I’ll boycott trial until Nigerian govt obeys my bail rulings, Dasuki tells court

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on Tuesday wrote the court informing it of his resolve to avoid court hearing until the prosecution obeys the court’s ruling on his bail. Mr Dasuki is facing trial at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court for alleged illegal possession of firearms among other charges. […]

Electoral Bill: Senate stands down move to override Buhari

The Senate on Thursday stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the development, Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said “in view of the sensitive nature […]

FG did everything possible to save Hauwa killed Red Cross worker

*Expresses shock, sadness over the dastardly killing by Boko Haram The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman. In a statement issued […]

Unveiled: The 50 men, women on Buhari’s travel ban list

Thirteen former governors and seven former  ministers, all facing corruption trials, were among the 50 men and women  that make up the travel ban list under Executive Order No. 6  issued  by President Muhammadu Buhari. The restriction followed the judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the order. The watch-list and restriction were put […]

FCTA MOVES TO PARTNER UN-HABITAT FOR SAFER AND LIVEABLE CITY: Sets Up 20-Member Implementation Committee

   The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in its commitment to check urban decay in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has set up the City We Need Implementation Committee for a safer and liveable city. The initiative, which is a requirement of the UN-Habitat, is a major outcome of the recently concluded Urban Thinkers Campus organized by the Administration. Share […]

REVEALED: Gov. Ganduje caught on camera receiving $5m bribe

  Nigerian security agencies are currently analysing a number of video clips showing a Nigerian governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, receiving $5 million bribe. Multiple contractors who spoke with DAILY NIGERIAN on the condition of anonymity said the governor personally receives from 15 to 25 percent kickbacks for every project executed in the state. Sources familiar with […]

JUST IN: TWO AIR FORCE PLANES CRASH IN ABUJA

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two of its aircraft crashed in Abuja on Friday.The accident happened when the aircraft were carrying out their daily rehearsal ahead of their display during Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary on Oct. 1. Spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said that no life was lost. […]

INTERIM HEADS TO OVERSEE FCT AGENCIES VACATED BY POLITICAL OFFICE SEEKERS

Following the indication of interest by some political appointees of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to contest political offices in the forthcoming 2019 elections, the FCTA has posted some officers to supervise the affected Secretariats, Departments and Agencies. The appointments became necessary in order not to leave any vacuum in the operations of the affected […]

BELLO WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER, DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS GARRISON, REITERATES COLLABORATION WITH SECURITY AGENCIES

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has pledged to work with the Defence Headquarters Garrison, as well as other security agencies in the FCT towards effective maintenance of peace and security in the Territory. Malam Bello gave this assurances while welcoming the newly posted Commander of Defence Headquarters Garrison, Brig. Gen. […]

APC releases new timetable for primaries

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the revised timetable for the conduct of its primaries ahead of February 2019 general elections. The ChannelsTV quoted the National Organising Secretary of the party, Mr Emma Ibediro, saying that the timetable had been approved by the National Working Committee. Accordingly the 2018 primaries would be held […]

EFCC, Customs place Fayose on watch list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to demand an urgent placement of Ekiti State governor on criminal watch list. The anti-graft agency said in the September 12 letter that Ayo Fayose poses a flight risk and may leave the country via land borders, airports or even seaports. […]

GMO COTTON AT LAST

Two transgenic cotton hybrids receive official endorsement for commercialisation in Nigeria. It was a heart-warming news for advocates of the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO, into Nigeria. On Thursday, July 26, 2018, the National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of crops, livestock/Fisheries varieties at National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) in […]

FCT MINISTER’S INTERVENTION AVERTS LOOMING DOCTORS’ STRIKE ACTION.

  …as Administration suspends tax deduction on Doctors’ salaries Following the intervention by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, FCT Association of Resident Medical Doctors has indicated that it might suspend its planned strike to give the Administration a chance to look into their grievances. The doctors had given a twenty-one day ultimatum within […]

FCT MINISTER ASSURES OF ADEQUATE EMERGENCY CARE FOR BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS

  FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello was on ground at the site of the Jabi building collapse during which he assured the public of adequate emergency medical care for victims. As at press time only about 6 have been rescued with various degrees of injuries and were rushed to nearby hospitals. Share on: WhatsApp

NASS BARRICADE: NIGERIANS SHOULD BE VIGILANT – ATIKU

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President has condemned the siege by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the National Assembly. The SSS officials blocked the entrance of the assembly on Tuesday morning, initially barring anyone from gaining entrance. They later allowed lawmakers into the assembly but not the chambers. Share on: WhatsApp

GOD NOT MOCKED, WHATEVER APC SOWED SO SHALL IT REAP -RENO

  On October 29, 2014, Muhammadu Buhari, while commenting on the defection of the then Speaker of the House of Representatives said, ‪“I will like to thank Aminu Tambuwal for what he did yesterday (defecting from PDP). Taking such a remarkable risk and sending everybody on holidays till December is an achievement”. Share on: WhatsApp

Defections: Dogara absent as APC Reps caucus meet Oshiomhole

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was conspicuously absent as lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with the party leadership. Mr Dogara is expected to defect to the opposition PDP and on Tuesday presided over the House sitting where 36 representatives defected from the APC. The APC caucus of the […]

FCTA Bans Scavengers (Baban Bola) from Operating within Abuja City …restricts them to approved dumpsites.

Following the resolution of the FCT Administration to combat armed robbery, kidnappings, vandalism and other forms of crime and criminality in the Territory, the Administration has banned the activities of scavengers also known as Baban Bola from the city centre. Accordingly, they have been directed to restrict their activities to the official dumpsites in the […]

NSITF BOARD: OSHIOMHOLE IS IGNORANT – NGIGE

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Wednesday said the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was talking out of ignorance when he threatened him to inaugurate the boards of federal agencies and parastatals under his ministry or be suspended from the party. Ngige spoke with State House […]

FCT NOW NIGERIA’S FOURTH LARGEST CITY – Dr. Kwali, FCT Population Commissioner.

The Commissioner representing Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) in the National Population Commission (NPC), Dr. Daniel Aliyu Kwali, has revealed that FCT, by the Commission’s estimates, is now the fourth most populous city in the country. According to him, FCT comes after Lagos, Kano and Ibadan. Share on: WhatsApp

Bello Charges FCT Education Authorities to Change the Face of Public Schools,  

…commissions China Model Primary School, Days after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioned the Nigeria-Korea Model School, in Piwoyi Abuja, the Administration has again taken delivery of a new block of two classrooms, donated by the Chinese Government, to expand the capacity of the China Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya.   While commissioning the block […]