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FCT Judge advocates human rights in education curriculum

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, has advocated for the infusion of human rights in education curriculum in order to strengthen children against exploitation. 

Bello said that children can be guided by human rights education to make informed choices in [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


14 years after, Bello approves N700mn for FCDA retirees

The 75 staff members of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, who were affected by the 2004 compulsory retirement exercise can now heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has approved the payment of over N700 million to them.

FCT Permanent Secret [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Bwari hospital provides skeletal services to patients

Bwari general hospital has been providing skeletal services to patients following the lingering Joint Health Workers Staff Union strike action.

A visit by our correspondent to the hospital revealed that despite the ongoing strike, the management of the hospital has put in place measures to give [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


SDS holds medical outreach, empowers 50 physically challenged

The FCT Social Development Secretariat in collaboration with Mirian Charity Foundation has trained about 50 physically challenged persons on various vocations while carrying out medical outreach in the community. 

Briefing journalists, director, Department of Social Welfare, Mrs. Felicia N [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Kwali conducts screening exercise for teachers

The Local Education Authority, LEA, in Kwali Area Council has conducted screening exercise for newly employed teachers with a view to augmenting the shortage of manpower in the schools. 

Speaking to the teachers, the LEA secretary, Mr. Peter Philips, tasked them to show commitment and dedi [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Helpline Foundation moves to curb rape of female students

To curb the high rate of rape and other social vices amongst students in schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Helpline Foundation for the Needy has hosted no fewer than 150 female secondary students in her second edition of "Girl Realize your Potential 2018 Summit". 

The org [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


Journalist, others robbed at Nyanya Gwandara

Suspected armed robbers raided the home of a veteran broadcaster, Festus Fifen Ejiroghene of Ben Television, London and five of his neighbours, as they successfully made away with his Toyota Camry car and other valuable items worth millions of naira.

Eyewitness accounts revealed that the robber [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


Indigenous Abuja youths make U turn, commend Bello

In an apparent twist of event, the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Associations, the umbrella body of all the indigenous organisations, has come out to commend the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, over what they described as "impactful leadership". 

The group had before now mounte [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


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