Fct News

ActionAid: Nigeria lost $3bn on tax breaks to multinationals

ActionAid has cautioned the National assembly over the proposed amendment to the Companies Income Tax Act 2004, as it could be counter-productive to the economic interest of the country. 

The proposed amendment aims to provide additional tax incentives for gas utilization, mining sectors a [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

FCT residents tackle INEC over poor CVR

Residents of Abuja have vowed to protest at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, FCT office for the inability of the commission to register all eligible voters in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration, CVR exercise.

Some residents who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer expre [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Thugs invade APC secretariat over AMAC primaries

The battle for the chairmanship of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, took a new dimension as suspected thugs with weapons and charms invaded the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in protest over the alleged imposition of candidate for the FCT council election in Abuj [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Our plan for satellite towns’ development – Bello

In order to decongest the Federal Capital City, the FCT administration has promised to pay attention to the development of the six area councils and the satellite towns, the FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has assured. 

Bello, who gave this assurance while receiving briefs from the FC [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

...frowns at number of addicts, commercial sex workers

The FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has challenged the management of the Social Development Secretariat, SDS, to partner with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to tackle cases of drug abuse and addiction amongst the youth and vulnerable persons in the territory. 

Bello, [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Bello slams Kuje chair over poor sanitation

Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has scolded the Kuje area council chairman, Shaban Tete, for poor environmental sanitation of the council, describing Kuje as dirty. 

The minister expressed his displeasure when the council chairman appealed for the completion of t [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Okada, keke remain banned, says FCTA perm sec

FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, stressed that commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke Napep) remain banned from operating within the capital city. 

Ajakaiye made this known when he met with the leadership of the Okada/Keke-Napep Owners and Riders at the FCT minis [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Abuja land allocation must follow due process, Bello insists

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Muhammed Bello, has declared that henceforth the allocation of land in the nation's capital must be done through the FCT Land Use and Allocation Committee. 

Bello, who gave the directive at a meeting with senior officials of the [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


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