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Court orders interim forfeiture of N8.8bn ‘unclaimed’ properties to FG

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An FCT High Court, Maitama has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 29 properties in different locations in Abuja said to be worth about N8.8billion. The Independent and Corrupt Practices and Other Related Commission (ICPC), had applied for the interim forfeiture of the properties through an ex-parte motion. Twenty seven respondents were listed on the motion including Shehu Yaradua ...

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Association advocates safe drinking water in Africa

drinking water

African Water Association (AfWA) on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for safe drinking water in order to mitigate avoidable diseases. AfWA focal person in Nigeria, Mr. Francis Umemezia, stated this at a workshop on the development of laboratory water and quality assurance manuals. He noted that the implications of drinking unsafe and contaminated water could be disastrous, adding that ...

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FCTA budgets N2.6bn on Karu roads


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said that it would spend about N2.6 billion on 30 roads, comprising 11.7kilometers, in Karu community of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Already, 700 metres of the road project, from Karu Round About to Customs Junction is being completed and would be opened for public use before the end of the week. Speaking when ...

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Man arraigned over alleged N840,000 land fraud

Land fraud

A 40-year-old man, Abdul Ibrahim, yesterday appeared in a Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged N840,000 land fraud. The defendant, who resides at Nyanya village, Abuja, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation. The prosecutor, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that a written petition by the complainant, Eucharia Ogedengbe, ...

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FG budgets N390m to complete FAAN headquarters in Abuja


The plan to relocate the corporate headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may soon come to fruition as the Federal Government has made budgetary provision of N390m for the completion of the project. This is coming amidst mixed feelings in the aviation industry over the insistence by the government to relocate the headquarters of agency. Sirika had ...

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Ex-NDDC director loses property worth N1.8bn to EFCC


A Federal High Court in Lagos orders the final forfeiture of properties linked to a former NDDC executive director The properties are forfeited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) – The report lists the affected properties and their locations This is not the best time for Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former executive director of the Niger Delta Development Commission ...

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FCTA debunks erosion rumour in communities


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has denied a media report that 20 communities in the FCT are being threatened by erosion. The FCTA maintained that it was committed to ensuring the safety of lives and property of residents of the territory. The Public Relations Officer of Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Meeme Felicia, in a statement, said the publication ...

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2018 budget to address schools’ infrastructure deficit – FCT SEB boss

2018 budget

The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Secondary Education Board (SEB), Alhaji Musa Yahaya Muhammad, has said enough provision has been made in the 2018 budget of the board to address the challenge of infrastructure in schools. Alhaji Muhammad, who stated this during an interview with our reporter yesterday in Abuja, said there were challenges in laboratories, hostels, classrooms, ...

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Mass housing: FG moves to deal with lease agreement defaulters to recover lost revenue

mass housing

Mass housing developers in the Federal Capital Territory who failed to comply with the statutory requirements for their development or defaulted in payments would soon face the long arm of the law. The chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, gave this indication yesterday in Abuja when he visited the FCT minister Muhammad Musa ...

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