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Senate mulls N10bn for national monument in Abuja

The senate committee assured that the national monument, if created, will serve as an alternative source of revenue to the country  The Senate committee on culture and creative economy has called for appropriation of N10 billion for the ministry of  arts, culture, and creative economy for the construction of a national monument in the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In an appeal to the Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Senator Solomon Olamilekan (APC,...

Poor planning responsible for flooding in Abuja – Reps

The representatives said the devastating flooding in parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is due to improper urban planning The House of Representatives Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning says poor physical development has deprived citizens of sustainable livelihood. Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP, Rivers) stated this during a stakeholders meeting which held at the National Assembly on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.  Rep. Abiante blamed the situation on the...

COVID-19: How hunger, death and threat of community infections haunt IDPs

The fate of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and all the socio-economic restrictions that have come with it, as this investigation by Titilope Fadare reveals  “I left the camp since morning. We (children) went to pluck cashew nuts from the bush. We roast and eat it because there is no other food. I go every day.” Those were the words of Mary Nuhu, 14, living in an Internally Displaced...

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