Security Agencies Strategise To Tackle Kidnapping In FCT

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, has said the security agencies have briefed the security committee of the territory on their plans and strategies to fight kidnapping. Cases of kidnapping in the territory have risen recently with over 30 persons reported to have been kidnapped since the beginning of 2021. He, therefore, called for the support of the citizenry, especially in terms of providing intelligence to the security agencies. The minister, through a statement from his spokesman, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, also said effort would be…

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NDLEA Arrests Another Cocaine Trafficker At Lagos Airport

Few days after at least three cocaine cartels were busted at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested another trafficker, Ukaegbu Bright Onyekachi, with 3.30 kilograms of the illicit drug. The spokesman of the agency, Jonah Achema, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the suspect was arrested on Monday, 1st February 2021 during the inward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian airline at the E-arrival hall of the MMIA. He quoted the Commander, MMIA command of the NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, as…

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COVID-19 Violation: FCTA May Reopen Wuse Market, Others Soon

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has given insight into plans to reopen Wuse market and a plaza sealed for flaunting COVID-19 protocols. Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCT COVID-19 Enforcement team,  Ikharo Attah disclosed this after inspecting the affected areas on Tuesday. The Enforcement team had on Monday sealed Wuse market and a plaza at the popular UTC market in Area 10 over violation of the safety measures. Attah said business activities in the affected areas will commence as soon as meetings with the relevant stakeholders are concluded. He…

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NiMet Warns Farmers Against Early Planting, Says Floods, Longer Dry Spell Imminent In 2021

The Nigerian Meteorological agency NiMeT  report has warned farmers against early planting. It said the pre-onset rainfall (False Onset) will also happen this year but farmers shouldn’t be quick at planting. A further highlight of the prediction show that the 2021 onset of the growing season “is predicted to be normal to earlier than normal in most parts of the country. “The earliest onset date is likely to occur on the 1st March, 2021 along the coastal line of the country while the latest date is anticipated to be around…

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FCTA Alerts Public On Activities Of Fake COVID-19 Inspectors

The FCT Administration has on thurday cautions schools of fake covid-19 inspectors. Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCT COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement Taskforce Mr Ikharo Attah, disclosed this on in Abuja. He said that fraudsters now go round to extort event planners and managers in the guise of being members of COVID-19 inspection team. Attah, who admitted to being inundated with such negative reports, debunked the rumours making round that members of his taskforce were involved in the criminal act. He said that the FCT Police Command had launched a manhunt…

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Ex-AGF Adoke Tests Positive In UAE

A Former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has tested positive for Coronavirus in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), where he had gone for medical check-up. He is stranded in the UAE and is unable to return to Nigeria. His lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), disclosed this on Monday at the resumption of proceedings in the money laundering case involving Adoke and a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, at a Federal High Court in Abuja. Spread the love

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Reopening Of Schools, Religious Centres Fuelling Second Wave …PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed re-opening of schools, businesses and religious centres without compliance with safety measures for increasing number of infections. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja. He also identified re-opening of airports and increased local and international travels as another source of spread of the second wave of the disease. Noting the intensity of the new wave of infection is unlike the earlier one as…

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Osimhen Positive After Second COVID-19 Test

Napoli have confirmed that record-signing Victor Osimhen remains positive for COVID-19 after a fresh coronavirus test was conducted on him on Monday. The Italian club stated this on their Twitter handle. Osimhen first tested positive for COVID-19 upon return to Naples on New Year’s Day, after spending time in Nigeria, where he attended a birthday party and breached COVID-19 protocols. Videos showed the forward dancing without a facemask, while his guests also broke COVID-19 protocols, which angered Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso and the club’s fans. However, after 10 days in…

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2021: FCTA Approves Crossover Night Service For Churches

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved the conduct of crossover night service for churches in Abuja. Although the FCTA urged churches to heed strictly to the Covid-19 safety guidelines and  protocols. Many state governments have asked churches not to hold any crossover service, due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Answering questions from newsmen on Wednesday on the development, Head, Media and Public Enlightenment of FCT Covid-19 Task Force, Ikharo Attah said church leaders should obey government and security personnel directives to avert the spread of…

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COVID-19: FG Orders Workers Below Level 12 To Work From Home

Following the second wave of the COVID-19 infection in the country, the Federal Government has asked all government staff on Grade Level.12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks. The Secretary to the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said this on Monday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. According to him, Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks. Mustapha who just returned from self-isolation, though not…

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