Home Topics Ministers

Ministers

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

France to accelerate preparations for no-deal Brexit

France is speeding up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit after the British parliament overwhelmingly rejected the agreement on the table, a French presidential source said Wednesday.
The 15th king of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V, abdicated on Sunday [Mohd Rasfan-AFP]

Malaysia’s royal council meets after king’s surprise resignation

Malaysia's royal families have met to decide when a new king will be elected from among them after King Muhammad V unexpectedly resigned, according to the country's national news agency Bernama.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo lead APC women, youth presidential campaign

First Lady Aisha Buhari has been appointed the chairperson of the All Progressives Congress Women and Youths Presidential Campaign team for the 2019 election.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari constitutes campaign team for husband’s re-election

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has reconsidered her earlier threats not to support her husband, Muhammadu Buhari in his second term bid if certain things were not changed.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday kicked off his campaign in Uyo where he assured the large crowd of supporters of continuation of the war against corruption and insecurity as well as diversify the economy.- 4

Uyo rally: PDP accuses APC of diverting N478 million NDDC fund to rent crowd...

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization has accuse the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress of secretly drawing over N478 million from the coffers of the Niger Delta Development Commission to rent a crowd and offset bills in President Muhammadu Buhari’s expensive re-election campaign rally held on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
United Nations UN

164 UN member-states unanimously adopt Global Migration Compact

A total of 164 UN member-countries attending the two-day Intergovernmental Conference on Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, unanimously adopted the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
Pound Sterling notes and change are seen inside a cash register in a coffee shop in Manchester, Britain, September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

British pound sinks on reports of Brexit vote delay

Pound sterling sinks on reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will delay a Brexit deal vote on the eve of what was forecast to be a “huge” defeat
President Buhari Unveils Buhari Unity Band in State House on 15th Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari hosts Africa Youth Congress against Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari hosts 2018 Africa Youth Congress against Corruption summit at Presidential Villa in Abuja
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government to produce festivals compendium to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.

DSS apprehends suspect for allegedly impersonating Yahaya Bello’s wife

The Department of State Services said it had apprehended a suspect, Amina Mohammed, aka Justina Oluoha and Amina Villa, for allegedly parading herself as Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor.

Manufacturers against smuggling in West Africa

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has kicked against smuggling in West African countries and appealed to the governments to address the menace in the region to ensure smooth trade among member states.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

Ahmed Kuru: It’s not easy to deliver change in eight years

Ahmed Kuru, the managing director/CEO of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), says it is not easy to deliver a paradigm shift in two, three or eight years.

Debo Adeniran: EFCC, ICPC too elitist for anti-graft war

Front-line rights activist and executive chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Mr. Debo Adeniran, has observed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), are too elitist for the fight against corruption.
President Buhari Launches APC Road Map for 2019 Campaign titled NEXT LEVEL in State House on 18th Nov 2018-6

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigerians, let’s move to the Next Level

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched his 2019 electioneering campaign yesterday in a grand style, presenting a document called the ‘Next Level,” of where he wants to take Nigerians.
Muhammadu Buhari

Adams Oshiomhole, APC governors in Aso Rock as Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign kicks off

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and over 10 governors of the ruling party are currently at the presidential villa in Abuja where President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to showcase his achievements and unveil his plans if reelected.

Gabon faces constitutional crisis over acting president

Gabon’s Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution to address his “temporary incapacity”.

Recent Stories

Lucas Hernández

Bayern Munich: Signing Lucas Hernandez this January ‘unrealistic’

Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez is unlikely to join the German champions this January as they look to replace their ageing squad with younger talent.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Acting IGP warns personnel against unethical conduct

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Senator Saraki: Legislative business must continue despite elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to be focused on legislative business despite activities of the election season, even as he called for restraint in the use of power.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala

Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.
A convoy of U.S. military vehicles near Syria's northern city of Manbij on Dec. 30, 2018. (Delil Souleiman-AFP-Getty Images)

US troops killed while on patrol in northern Syria

The US military has confirmed servicemen have been killed while on routine patrol in northern Syria.