By NAN

 


Most petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had complied with Federal Government’s directive to sell petrol at N86 per litre for NNPC retail stations and N86.50k for other marketers.DPR-Seals-6-Filling-Stations

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who went round the town reports that all the stations visited had enough products, as well as standby trucks loaded with the petrol.

NAN also reports that the stations visited such as Conoil, Oando, total and Mobil filling stations within the city centre witnessed very low patronage.

Mr Suleiman Mohammed, the Sales Representative of NNPC retail station and a Supervisor of FCT retail stations, said that the directive took effect from 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016.

Mohammed said all NNPC stations in the FCT have substantially complied with the new directive. Read More →



Written by Isiaka Wakili


A mob of youths overwhelmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s security at National Eid Ground in Abuja where he had gone for eid prayers.

In comments later to a delegation of FCT residents on traditional sallah homage at Aso Rock Villa, the president described the mob of youths as wild.

He described scenes in which he was “bombarded” during and immediately after the prayer by the youths who wanted to see him.

He said the situation forced him to “hold tight” his gown to enter his vehicle.Muhammadu Buhari

He narrated: “Today during and immediately after the prayers I think I was bombarded by the youths who almost overwhelmed the security, and I had to hold tight to my gown to get into my car. I was advised to enter the car from the ADC side and I refused. I went across trying to hold my hand to the wild youths who wanted to see me.”

He restated that only God, not all the policemen and soldiers deployed since 6.00am before he came out two hours later in the rain, can guarantee protection. Read More →



John Alechenu


JOHN ALECHENU examines the likely shape of the Buhari cabinet and takes a look at individuals being considered to play a part

After the euphoria of the May 29 inauguration ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress are now faced with the task of delivering on promises they made to Nigerians during the electioneering.Tinubu-Odigie-Oyegun-and-Buhari

Prominent among promises contained in the ‘Change’ slogan of the APC is the revamping of the nation’s economy and the security of lives and property of citizens.
Enormous as these challenges appear, the governing party has declared that it has the capacity to frontally deal with these and other problems requiring urgent government attention.

To deliver on these promises, Buhari must first select a team that will give life to his vision for building a new Nigeria. Read More →




The Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has denied that its staff have disconnected metered customers to increase its revenue.

Some metered customers within Karu, FCT, and Mararaba in Nasarawa State had alleged that officials of the company disconnected them in order to generate estimated bills to meet revenue targets.pre-paid-meters

Mr Ahmed Shekarau, Head, Public Relations and Media, AEDC told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) that a special taskforce constituted by the company disconnected customers, who bypassed their meters.

Shekarau explained that the taskforce was constituted mainly to disconnect customers in the FCT and its environs, who had been stealing the company’s energy by bypassing their meters. Read More →



by OMEIZA AJAYI


Less than three weeks to the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, some of his principal aides have literally taken over the Abuja Geographic Information System, AGIS,ostensibly to perfect their title deeds before the May 29 handover.

Fortunately, AGIS is reportedly raking in millions of naira in revenue from this development due to payment of huge sums of money by the presidential aides to secure their Certificate of Occupancy, C of O, before expiration of the outgoing FCT administration. Read More →





by JOEL AJAYI

National Association of Nigerian Traders, NANT, at the weekend formally kicked off building of the first phase of its 5,000 housing units for traders in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, under the Affordable Home Ownership Scheme.

The project, to be developed by Onos International Nigeria Limited and Databridge International Nigeria Limited, would be financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, in collaboration with the Federal Housing Authority, FHA. Read More →