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FCT residents protest poor access to water facilities

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A protest occurred on Wednesday by the residents of some communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over lack of access to the only source of water to the areas. The communities are Tungan-Kwaso, Tungan-Kano and Tungan- Kukudagba. Newsmen who monitored the protest along Airport Road in Abuja, reports that the protesters barricaded the road. Armed policemen and other security ...

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Displaced Abuja artisans urge NCAC to reallocate another property for them

Displaced

Displaced members of the African Arts and Culture Heritage Association (AACHA), Abuja, on Tuesday, appealed to the management of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), to reallocate them to another befitting place if it wishes to use the premises. The Financial Secretary, Mohammed Mohammed, who made this appeal in a telephone interview with the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, also ...

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FCT residents complain bitterly over non-functional infrastructure

FCT

Many residents in estates within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried lack of functional social amenities. Some stakeholders told journalists of their anger and frustration. They stressed the need for relevant government agencies to intervene and ensure provision of essential infrastructure in the estates. A resident of Cajaah Estate, Nwagbara Ihueze, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that ...

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All contractors working for FG have been paid- Fashola

contractors working

All contractors working on the construction of federal road projects across the country have been paid, the Federal Government has said. According to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, none of the contractors working for the Federal government is being owed and as a result of this, none of them should delay construction and rehabilitation works on ...

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Group develops road map to attract Nigerians and investors in diaspora

Road map

Abuja – A group, the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council {AU ECOSOCC} said it has developed a road map to engage and attract Nigerians and investors in the Diaspora for socio-economic development of the country. Addressing newsmen at the weekend in Abuja, Mrs. Chinwe Maduike, an International Consultant / Special Adviser on Investment, Diaspora and Development Partners to AU ECOSOCC ...

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Ajaokuta Steel Plant to Gulp $1.2bn if it is to become operational

Ajaokuta Steel Plant to Gulp $1.2bn if it is to become operational

Abuja – The National Assembly has been told that the comatose Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Complex will become operational if the sum of $1.2 billion is invested into it. The Sole Administrator of the complex, Sumaila Abdul-Akaba, made the disclosure at an interactive session with the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy. In his presentation, ...

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Court probes demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property

Patience Jonathan's property

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered an investigation into the allegations that the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s property was demolished in Abuja. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the directive on Monday following submissions by Mrs. Jonathan’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome, that the property was demolished by an agency of the Federal Government. The building belonging to Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women for ...

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FCTA demolishes property belonging to Patience Jonathan in Abuja

FCTA demolishes property belonging to Patience Jonathan in Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the FCT Development Control Department. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building, which is inside A. Aruera – Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi–Kado–Life Camp Expressway, Abuja. Emmanuel Anene, a lawyer with E.A. ...

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Fire erupts again in the Escravos-Lagos pipeline

Fire erupts again in the Escravos-Lagos pipeline

Abuja – A fresh explosion has again ruptured the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) along Egbokodo-Omadino, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State to restore supplies from Escravos. The attack is coming barely few days after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced the restoration of the pipeline incinerated by a bush fire January 2, which cut gas supply to some ...

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