I ‘ll Ensure Completion of Abandoned Projects in The FCT -Aliyu
By Laide Akinboade
Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has said the present administration of the territory will focus more on the completion of abandoned projects especially in the satellite towns in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate.
Aliyu also called on the Secretariat, Departments and Agencies (SDAs), under her supervision to be transparent, committed and focused in the discharge of their responsibilities.
The Minister who spoke at a meeting with heads of Secretariats, Departments and Agencies under her supervision, also stressed the importance of synergy between all the relevant agencies in the FCT Administration for speedy development.
According to her, “our meeting today was very fruitful and rewarding, because all the heads of departments were frank and honest in their presentations. We have been able to identify their challenges, areas of needs and the way forward.
“One of the areas identified is that of numerous abandoned projects especially in the Area Councils where majority of FCT residents reside. And in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate, we have to focus more on the completion of all abandoned projects instead of awarding new ones.
“The wisdom behind this directive is that government is a continuum and if we continue to award fresh projects, there is tendency that Nigeria will inherit more abandoned projects in the near future and is not healthy for our development.”.
Aliyu, maintained that the desire to move the FCT Administration to the next level was a collective responsibility of all mandate secretariats and departments, observing that with commitment and transparency from heads of agencies, the FCT Administration was on the path to success.
Prostitution Ring Leader on Italy’s Wanted List Arrested in Nigeria
A woman described as a prominent figure in the Nigerian mafia has been arrested after being on the run since 2010.
She was flown from Abuja back to Rome, Italy, where she has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The crimes of the convict, who was tried in her absence, included running a prostitution ring, Italian police said on Wednesday.
48-year-old Joy Jeff, one of the few women on the country’s most-wanted list, was arrested in Nigeria on June 4, 2022.
The international warrant issued before her extradition was facilitated by a treaty signed by Nigeria and Italy in 2020.
Investigators in the city of Ancona said Jeff played a major role in trafficking women to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
The victims narrated how they were forced into prostitution by violence and threats.
Video released by the Italian police showed the woman being flown from the Abuja airport to Ciampino airport in Rome.
“Africa today is a strategic location when looking for fugitives and fighting organised crime,” said Vittorio Rizzi, an officer responsible for international coordination.Daily post
Man Sues GT Bank for Unexplainable Deduction
By Prosper Okoye, Abuja
An aggrieved customer of the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has dragged the bank to court for an alleged approximate sum of 13,000 Naira deductions from his account, which was inexplicable.
“My friend initiated the suit, not for the amount, but to get justice for several other struggling Nigerians who have been victims of such bank fraud,” a source close to the plaintiff, Light Ogbonnia told DAILY ASSET yesterday.
“We all have been victims, and I commend him for taking such a bold step to seek justice after many appeals for a refund from the bank.This would hopefully make our Nigerian banks more responsible for their actions; and I really hope all affected Nigerians will come out en masse on April 4th, which is next month, at the FCT High Court 54, Gwagwalada, Abuja, to also air their grievances against this corporate shenanigan by the GT bank, and other sister banks, when the case will begin,” he said.
In the writ of summon document also obtained by DAILY ASSET, Mr. Light claimed that he had suffered special damages as a result of the negligent act of the defendant (GT Bank).
“On the 7th of March 2022, the sum of N12, 256.36k (Twelve Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Naira, Thirty-Six Kobo) was deducted from the claimant (Mr. Light) Naira account with the name and number: Vision Trends Network, 0198466308, of which the claimant is in fear to make any further transaction as a result of the unholy debit by the defendant (GT Bank),” the document read in part.
The writ issued by Nnamdi Mba Esq prayed that the court ordered GT Bank to pay Mr. Light the sum of twenty million Naira for the general and special damages he had suffered since last year as a result of his inability to transact businesses on the account.
This incident comes against the backdrop of a nationwide cash crunch, and unfair treatment meted out by commercial banks to Nigerian customers, which has triggered so many protests in parts of the country.
Hajj Camp Gwagwalada Name ICT Centre after Donor
By Ateed Yusuf, Abuja
Authorities of Government Secondary school (GSS) Hajj Camp Gwagwalada have named an ICT centre after the donor, Architect (Dr.) Murad Saddeek.
The Principal of the School, Ishaya Doma stated this Friday penultimate week while conducting our correspondent round the school’s premises to monitor the second term resumption of academic activities.
He explained that the school deemed it fit to comply with the directive of the immediate past Chairman of FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB) Alhaji Musa Yahaya during the commissioning ceremony that the Centre should be named after the donor to serve as motivation to others.
The educationist appreciated the efforts of Architecture Saddeek towards contributing in the area of providing infrastructure in the school.
The Principal also added that the donor in his recent visit to the school has promised to provide furniture including 500 chairs for the school.
He used this medium to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture of the donor.
Doma expressed satisfaction with the level of turnout of students during the first week of resumption, noting academic activities have commenced in school since Monday last week.
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