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The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, winds down at various centres with examination candidates commending the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for a well organized exams. The candidates also called for the continuation of the Computer Based Test, CBT, rather than the written one. Candidates who spoke with RoyalTimes commended the African Broadband CBT […]

Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone has dismissed reports circulating on Monday on social media claiming that he is dead.A message had appeared on Facebook claiming Stallone had been found dead at his Los Angeles home. Stallone who took to his twitter handle to debunk the reports expressed sadness over the death prank which emanated from a […]

The President of Nigerian Meteorological Society (NiMets), Professor Clement Akoshile has predicted bumper harvest in the 2018 farming season.Akoshile said this in an interview in Lagos today, adding that there will be bumper harvest in all the farm produce. According to him, this prediction comes as a result of the early rain that fell across […]

The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has said that the federal government will not sell its refineries, but rather make Nigeria the refinery corridor for the rest of the continent. The minister said this today while speaking on the short and medium term priorities directed towards growing the country’s oil and gas […]

The Senate has condemned the demolition of the building used by a faction of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State by the state government. The chamber asked Governor Nasir el-Rufai to either provide a replacement for the secretariat or compensate Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna-North who was said to own the building. The Senate […]

Nigerian champions, Plateau United, are hopeful of a good outing as they kick-start their continental cup campaign against Eding Sport of Cameroon in one of this weekend’s Total CAF Champions League preliminary round-first leg fixtures Previously known as Nigeria Standard FC, the Jos-based club in North Central Nigeria, has not won the league title since […]

The federal government has directed the Ministry of Interior to desist from giving visa to foreign workers whose skills were readily available in Nigeria. This was contained in an Article one, section seven of Presidential Executive Order recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu read Article on Thursday, […]

The organized labour has submitted a fresh demand for higher minimum wage to the tripartite committee on minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress stated that it has demanded above fifty-six thousand naira to the committee to reflect inflation and other economic realities in the country. The acting NLC President, Kiri Mohammed, disclosed this at the […]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government lacks the powers to seize or forcefully take land from states for the establishment of grazing reserves or livestock production centres. Osinbajo also announced that herdsmen will pay for the services to be rendered by the proposed ranches or grazing reserves by the government. He stated […]

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, has said two hundred thousand persons in Oyo State are living with the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and the dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The agency chief also said fifty persons contract HIV daily in the state. He […]


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