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January 22, 2021
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Schools in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday reopened for the 2020/2021 academic session. Ahead of the reopening, the schools were decontaminated while students were subjected to COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face-masks. The students were given an extended stay at home following reports of the second wave of the pandemic. READ MORE: COVID-19: Public […]Continue Reading
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Deputy Chairman, Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), Sina Odugbemi, says it is safer for students to remain at home to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. While admitting that by remaining at home, the students are losing time, he believes that the risk of sending them back to school, by far, outweighs […]Continue Reading
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ACCI welcomes the declaration by the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, Alhaji Muhammad Bello on plans to harmonise tax policy within the territory to ease the burden of multiple taxation on SMEs. We appreciate the Minister’s acknowledgement of the challenges faced by businesses within the territory due to series of levies, charges and […]Continue Reading
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Former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has been arrested for protesting. Sowore was arrested in company of other activists during a protest against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021. The protest was organised in Abuja. According to Sahara Reporters, police officers attacked and arrested the protesters during a peaceful procession Continue Reading
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The Nigeria Medical Association on Monday said it will seek increased funding for health workers in the country as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim more of its members. At least 20 doctors died in the past week after contracting COVID-19, according to the chairman of the NMA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr […]Continue Reading
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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the death of a corps member along Jere-Abuja highway. NYSC, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said 17 corps members were attacked by suspected armed robbers who stormed the expressway. According to the statement, the corps members […]Continue Reading
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The FCT Administration has approved new guidelines on controlling of the spread of COVID-19 in the territory and effectively approved the closure of bars, night clubs, pubs, events and recreational venues for the next five weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. An emergency meeting chaired by FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello to contain […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved projects worth N44.5 billion for roads construction and rehabilitation as well as water treatment in the Federal Capital Territory. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, while briefing State House reporters on Wednesday after the meeting held at the Continue Reading
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At different levels of government, there is a need to take a second look at the regulation of small businesses with a view to addressing peculiar challenges they face in order to further promote private sector contribution to the country’s economic development. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the observation in Abuja Monday at the commissioning […]Continue Reading