Ex-Boko Haram operatives for police? Unthinkable - FCT residents

Against the backdrop of alleged plans by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to recruit repentant Boko Haram members into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Nigerians who spoke to Edrina EMMANUEL and Elizabeth OFFIONG have expressed conce [...]

Sat, 14 July 2018

Reform SARS or … - Abuja residents

Lately, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigeria Police has come under severe public scrutiny following allegations of unprofessional conduct and anti-people activities by its personnel. For some time, the #endSARS hashtag has trended on the social media with many Nigerians op [...]

Sun, 24 June 2018

Group empowers FCT school girls

To continue to showcase the various potential of students in public schools in FCT, a non-governmental organization, Visola Foundation, has selected 567 female students from 15 Senior Secondary Schools in FCT for the end of the year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, club competit [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018

Helpline Foundation rolls out zero interest loan for widows

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women's Day, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has concluded plans to roll-out free interest revolving loan scheme for widows in the FCT. 

The group said the revolving free interest loan scheme is part of effort b [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018

Fishery: ARDS distributes assorted inputs to farmers

Farmers in the fisheries sub-sector have taken delivery of subsidised assorted fishery inputs from the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat, ARDS, of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to boost productivity. 

Our correspondent gathered that the items included deep freez [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

FCT residents divided on leadership role for youth


Since President Muhammadu Buhari granted Presidential assent to the “Not Too Young To Run” bill on Thursday May 31, 2018, the issue has divided Nigerians on the preparedness of the youth for public office. Edrina EMMANUEL and Elizabeth EFFIONG encountered some Abuja r [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

Women for Buhari pledge support for female candidates

Following the release of dates for collection of forms for all political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, women have been tasked to seize the opportunity to participate actively by indicating interest in any political office of their choice.

Making the call in Abu [...]

Fri, 15 June 2018

Ramadan: Youth group fetes IDPs at Durumi camp

As part of efforts to show love to the less privileged during Ramadan, some philanthropic youths have distributed assorted food items and drinks to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, at the Durumi camp. 

During the occasion, spokesperson of the group, Miss Mariam Oufade, disclosed that th [...]

Fri, 15 June 2018


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