For some staff and individuals, with cases pending at the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, it will take a while to overcome the impact of the rainfall experienced in the city in the past few days.
Unlike the case last year, where minor flooding was witnessed around the court premises, the impact of the flood experienced between Monday and Tuesday this week has been massive.
Not only were vehicles submerged, offices were flooded with files and documents impacted.
Most affected was the Abuja division, sitting on the lower end of the sprawling structure, which also houses the Court of Appeal headquarters.
Federal High Court in #Abuja winds up P&ID affiliate and Forfeiture of assets to Nigerian Government
Upon conviction earlier today, a Federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the winding up of a controversial engineering firm, Process and Industrial Development Limited and its affiliate in Nigeria , P&ID Nigeria Limited. That name looks like PAID Nigeria Limited.
THE National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have advised controversial transgender personality, Idris Olarenwaju, aka ‘Bobrisky’, to stop promoting his lifestyle.
The youths issued the warning on Wednesday when members of NYCN protested against LGBTs at the headquarters of the NCAC in Abuja.
The youth in large numbers, carrying placards bearing different inscriptions, said they had declared Bobrisky persona non grata because he was a negative influence on Nigerian youths.
During the protests, the youths marched from the NYCN secretariat to major landmarks in the FCT like national Assembly, force HQ and they stopped in NCAC.
Comrade Akoshile Muktar, the Vice-President of NYCN (North Central), said Nigerian youths were against the activities of Bobrisky and urged NCAC as the custodian of Nigerian culture and values to make a declaration on the matter.
The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello,has urged residents of the territory to be very vigilant and conscious of their personal security.
The minister was responding to the growing insecurity in the nation’s capital.
There have been rampant abductions and robbery in many parts of Abuja in recent months. Commuters particularly face the risk of robbery in taxis run by criminals, popularly called “one chance”.
Residents have accused the government of not taking action to ensure public safety, and have cited broken infrastructure such as street lighting that appear to help criminals.
Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday said Mr Bello gave the advice at the meeting of the FCT Security Committee.
Mr Ogunleye said the committee comprised the Heads of the Police, Military and Para-military formations in the FCT, Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.
The minister said the Federal Capital Territory was “safe” and called on residents not to leave security matters to the law enforcement agencies alone.
According to him, it is almost impossible for security agencies to be everywhere one hundred per cent.