Karamajiji: A forgotten beggars’ colony

Some years ago, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nasir el-Rufai considered beggars a nuisance on the streets of Abuja and decided to forcefully evacuate them to a “special location”. The idea was to give Abuja, the Capital City, a facelift. However, many years after, the vision appears to have been derailed. CALEB ONWE reports     Karamajiji, a sprawling ghetto is home to both Gwari aborigines and other tribes, especially, low income earners. It is hidden right behind the National Military Cemetery, a few metres…

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Aftermath of clash: Kwara council to register herdsmen

Following a recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, the council has decided to undertake a registration of herdsmen in the area. Chairman, Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) of the council, Alhaji Musa Gobir, who gave his hint in a chat with newsmen, said any herdsman wishing to operate in the council must henceforth be registered before he would be allowed to settle in any community in the area. Although Gobir said the new move should not be seen as an affront on the…

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FG, Agro dealers bicker over N66bn debt

We ‘ve paid N20bn – Govt We’ve not received a kobo-Dealers There is confusion over the alleged N66 billion debt the Federal Government is reportedly owing the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES). The Ministry of Agriculture has said that it has paid over N20 billion of the debt to the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the scheme. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph in a telephone interview, the Director of Agribusiness, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Engineer Ohiari Badmus Jatto, said that…

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Dayo Amusa’s movie ‘Pathetic’ premieres nationwide

The movie, ‘Pathetic’, continued its upward trajectory weeks after its official release as it premieres at Viva Cinemas in Ibadan to give fans in West Africa’s largest city, Ibadan a glimpse of the enthralling motion picture. Fans also got a chance to meet Dayo Amusa, Adeniyi Johnson, Bimbo Oshin and other top Nollywood stars in a ‘meet and greet’ session that added gloss to the occasion. The star studded movie featuring seasoned actresses like Dayo Amusa, Bimbo Akintola and Toyin Abraham is already one of the movies of the year…

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Nigerian player, Musa, wife ‘mutually part ways

How family members failed to save marriage   More revelations have emerged on the divorce scandal that has rocked Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa as family sources revealed that the Leicester City forward and his estranged wife, Jamila, mutually parted ways following irreconciliable differences. Reports suggested the idea of divorce was entirely that of the Nigerian international but a close friend of the player reliably told our correspondent that it was a decision reached by the two parties after efforts to reconcile them utterly failed. The source confirmed that Musa’s…

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