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 […]

BREAKING: FIFA Bans ex Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, for life over fraudulent match mixing

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served as coach of […]

Court grants Atiku’s son-in-law N20 million bail in Lagos

Mr Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate got a temporary relief on Thursday as a Federal High Court in Lagos, granted him bail. Justice Nicholas Oweibo admitted Babalele to bail for N20million with one surety in like sum after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him […]

Igbo governors ‘ve secretly donated land for RUGA – IPOB

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi-Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, alleged that Igbo governors have secretly donated lands in their respective states for RUGA, saying that IPOB will never allow that. The group also alleged that all the antagonistic activities of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State are aimed at his ambition of becoming Vice President […]

Dear Bunmi, She wanted love-making with me, not marriage

Dear Bunmi, I lost my wife a few years ago in an unfortunate motor accident and had made up my mind to remarry. We were married for over 20 years and she was a good mother to our three boys. Late last year, I was introduced to a divorced lady at a close friend’s birthday […]

Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, Evelyn Usman & Ifeanyi Okolie BUJA-The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation […]

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