Iran marks 1979 U.S embassy takeover

Iran marked the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S embassy in Tehran with a state organised rally on Monday. Thousands of school pupils and university students took part in the rally outside the former U.S embassy. Similar demonstrations were organised around the country. In November 1979, students seized the embassy in protest at the decision […]

Bumper harvest will crash price of Rice – Gov. Bagudu

By Ibrahim Bello Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the bumper harvest recorded this farming season will help stabilise the price of rice in Nigerian markets. Bagudu, who is the Chairman Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production in the country, made the statement on Monday in Argungu Local Government Area of the state in […]

Egypt: 83 militants killed in Sinai military raid

Eighty-three militants were killed in recent anti-terrorism operations in Egypt’s restive Sinai region, the military said on Monday. The militants were killed in central and northern Sinai during raids that took place from `September 28 until today,’a military spokesman said in a statement. The army said that a military officer and two soldiers were also […]

Nigeria has enough rice to last two years – Farmers

By Stanley Nwanosike An Enugu-based commercial rice farmer, Mr Ekene Uzodinma, has advised Nigerians against panic buying and hoarding of rice ahead of the Yuletide celebration. Uzodinma, who is the Manager of Excellent Integrated Farms Ltd, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday. He said […]

FG to make rice cheaper, sufficient before Christmas

By Ismaila ChafeThe National Food Security Council (NFSC), chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, will make rice available before the Christmas festivity. The Deputy Chairman of the Council, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He stated that the Council was aware of […]

NUT: 22 States Haven’t Recruited Teachers In 10 Years – Education – Nairaland

Twenty-two states have not recruited teachers for primary or secondary schools in the last five to 10 years, data from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have shown. The figures showed that some states last recruited primary and secondary school teachers in 2002. For example, Taraba, Niger, Adamawa, Ondo, Ogun and Delta states last held […]

Supreme Court strikes out ex-CJN Onnoghen’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Monday struck out a referral appeal praying the court to determine the constitutionality or otherwise of the removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The referral appeal filed by Dr Samuel Nwawka, was struck out by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who led five justices, after the appellant failed to […]


The Honorable Commissioner of Niger State Ministry of Information, Honorable Mohammed Sani Idris had resume duty today 4th of November 2019, during his resumption and taking over ceremony held at the Ministry Headquarters in Abdulkareem Lafene Secretariat, Honorable Mohammed Sani Idris said the Government of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is committed to the next level […]

Buhari’s Trips Are Not For ‘Sightseeing’, They Are Justified By Outcomes – Garba Shehu

Buhari’s Trips Are Not For ‘Sightseeing’, They Are Justified By Outcomes – Garba Shehu Channels TelevisionUpdated November 4, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips are not for ‘sightseeing’, but justified by outcomes. This was the position of his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Mr. Shehu who was a guest on Channels […]