The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)   yesterday hiked its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 15.5 percent, the highest ever in 20years. The increase came at the end of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, which started on Monday in Abuja. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, who announced the new rate, said it was, among others, intended to cause restriction […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the country is witnessing a progressive decimation of terrorists and insurgents. Accoording to the Minister the North East is again accessible because of the government’s efforts. He disclosed this in Calabar at a joint press conference with Professor Ben AYADE, Cross River State Governor, […]

 Former captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea legend, John Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from professional football. Obi, who enjoyed a hugely successful career both at the club and international levels took to his official Instagram account to reveal his decision to retire on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Royal Times reports […]

At least 76 protesters have been killed by Iranian security forces during 11 days of unrest sparked by the death of a woman in custody, activists say. Iran Human Rights (IHR), a Norway-based organisation, accused authorities of using disproportionate force and live ammunition to suppress the dissent. State media have put the number of dead at […]

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said the Igbos can only become President after he must have completed his tenure. Atiku also vowed to prioritise developmental projects in Southeast and other regions when elected, saying that any project in any State is a favour to Nigeria. Royal Times reports […]

The African Democratic Congress, ADC, Presidential Candidate Mr Dumebi Kachukwu has said there’s no difference between the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party counterpart, LP, Mr. Peter Obi. Vanguard reports that Kachukwu in an interview insisted he’s among the […]

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he remains with his counterpart in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. Governor Ortom stated this on Tuesday while reacting to a report from a national daily. Ortom who spoke on the issue after a meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party caucus from his senatorial district, known as […]

that the administration invited the Provost of the Civil Defence Training College in Katsina to train their Vigilantes for a five-day period “in the handling and operations of Pump Action Rifles,” emphasizing that “the Vigilantes were not trained to take over the responsibilities of the security agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria but to […]

This is coming a day after major cities in Nigeria including the commercial nerve centre Lagos and the nation’s political capital Abuja were thrown into a blackout as the national grid collapsed for the umpteenth time in 2022. Royal times reports that Various electricity distribution companies confirmed the development in statements directed to their customers. […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of three new Special Assistants, including two on intercommunity relations, deepening inclusion across various demographics of the state. While Barrister Chukwugozie Angus Igwebuike is named the Special Assistant to the Governor on Intercommunity Relations (Igbo), Muhammed Abdullahi has been appointed as Special Assistant on Intercommunity Relations […]

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