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Regional composition of Buhari’s ministers – North has more ministers (So much for I belong to no one, I belong to all)

By Nwafor Sunday ver 42 ministers were yesterday sworn in as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. They vowed to work as a unit to achieve the campaign promises of Buhari to Nigerians. Many of them who spoke to newsmen immediate after their inauguration, pledged to lift their respective ministries […]

REPORT: Venezuela women getting pregnant because they ‘don’t have option’

P r Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighbourhood armed with one of Venezuela’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital spreads quickly. The lucky get on a list […]

Nigerians can’t get US visa appointment dates despite payments

Travel agents charge desperate applicants N100,000 Student visa application fee nowover N200,000 Samson Folarin and Tobi Aworinde Nigerians applying for visas to the United States are currently in a fix as they cannot seem to get appointment dates for interviews, The PUNCH understands. This is despite the payment of visa fees and other charges which range from […]

Soldiers attacked cops, freed me, Wadume confesses

Adelani Adepegba, Olaleye Aluko and Justin Tyopuusu The police have re-arrested a kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, two weeks after he escaped from the custody of the Intelligence Response Team while being taken to the state police headquarters in Jalingo, Taraba State. The fugitive was apprehended at his hideout at Layin Mai […]

Nigerian footballer jailed for beating up 21-year-old woman, Krystal Mission, outside a South London nightclub

A footballer who repeatedly punched a woman in the head before dragging her along the pavement by her hair in front of horrified New Year revellers has been jailed. Andrew Akingbaje, 24, who signed for League One club Accrington Stanley at the age of 21, was branded “dangerous to women” by the judge who locked […]

Sowore collected foreigners’ dollars to topple Buhari – DSS

Ade Adesomoju and Oladimeji Ramon The Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to topple the Muhammadu Buhari government”. DSS also alleged […]

Full list of ministers and their portfolios

P resident Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. Learn More X Powered by pixfuture The full list is below: Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Godswill Akpabio(Akwa Ibom State)- Minister of Niger Delta […]

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