Full list of ministers and their portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. He made the announcement at the Presidential villa on Wednesday. The full list is below: 1. Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (State, Mines & Steel) 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (FTC) 3. Godswill Akpabio (Niger-Delta) 4. Chris Ngige (Labour & Employment) 5. Sharon Ikeazor (State, Environment) 6. […]

FG stakes N600b in power sector as intervention hits N1.5tr

The Federal Government has concluded plans to inject additional N600 billion into the Nigerian electricity industry. The Market Operator (MO), Transmission Company of Nigeria, Edmond Eje, who disclosed this yesterday at the third MO interactive stakeholders’ forum in Abuja said the President Muhammad Buhari has already authorised the release of the fund. The current development, […]

Investors gain N120bn on price appreciation in MTN, others

Trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange sustained its positive momentum as market capitalisation increased by N120.7billion to close at N13.3trillion. The All Share Index (ASI) advanced 109bps to 27,352.94 points following price appreciation in MTNN(+2.6%), NESTLE (+7.0%) and ETI (+9.6%).Similarly, activity level rose as volume and value traded advanced by 73.6% and […]

Environment Ministers pledge to unveil problem-solving programmes, policies

By Raphael Jov The newly-appointed Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, has disclosed that he will assiduously work with all key stakeholders to design problem-solving programmes and development-targeted policies that will help tackle ecological problems and other environmental issues and concerns across the country. Dr. Mahmoud, who stated this upon his resumption of office […]

Nigeria to be certified polio virus–free nation, charged to maintain the momentum in the fight

By Victor Akaa, Abuja The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said Nigeria is a poliovirus —free country for passing through three consecutive years without recording any case of polio virus. Dr. Shuaib disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja at the event organised to assess the Nigeria’s […]