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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Dangote Cement invests $3bn on plants, grinding terminals across Africa

…. employs 27,952 Nigerians in 2017 Group Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement, Joe Makoju, has revealed that the company has invested a whopping $3 billion to build manufacturing plants and import/grinding terminals across Africa. The company’s operations, according to Makoju are in Cameroon (1.5Mta clinker grinding), Congo (1.5Mta), Ghana (1.5Mta import), Ethiopia (2.5Mta), Senegal (1.5Mta), Sierra Leone (0.7Mta import), South ... Read More »

Aspirants withdraw from Osun APC primary

The Senator representing Osun East, Senator Babajide Omoworare, and the Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, have withdrawn from the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress holding in the state today. Adeoti’s announced his withdrawal from the exercise in a statement made available to our correspondent by the Director of Media and Publicity, Moshood Adeoti Campaign ... Read More »

2019: No election will hold in Biafraland – Zionists

The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Friday vowed that no election would be conducted in the defunct Biafra region during the 2019 general elections. This came from the self-acclaimed President of the BZF, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka. He spoke to journalists in Enugu a day after he was released from prison, where he also boasted that he would take over Enugu ... Read More »

Chimamanda Adichie bags another degree

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has received an honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Newsmen report that the Enugu-born writer of short stories and non- fiction shared photos of the honour ceremony via her Facebook page. She was among the few recipients of the honorary degree from the university and they were all described as ... Read More »

Why we cannot release Dasuki – FG

The Nigerian government has explained why the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will not be released in spite of bail granted. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, said the federal government cannot release Dasuki, because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest which has cost several lost of lives. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had ... Read More »

Ethiopia offers amnesty to freed political prisoners

Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule. The law is in line with a breathtaking series of political and economic reforms in Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people, since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April. Among the reforms is a rapprochement ... Read More »

Fayemi denies vote-buying allegation, vows to probe Fayose

Ekiti governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has said it would be irresponsible of him not to examine the records of governor Ayo Fayose’s administration. According to the governor-elect, he would be interested to know what the state earned in the past four years and how the money was spent. Fayemi, who was declared winner of last weekend governorship election in Ekiti, spoke ... Read More »

Gunmen assassinate Kogi Poly Director

Gunmen, yesterday, assassinated Mr Solomon Sani, director of Works, at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi, the police said in Lokoja. Kogi Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya, told newsmen that Sani was assassinated in his Idah residence in the evening of Tuesday, July 17. He said that one of the brothers of the late director reported the incident ... Read More »

Why I announced my re-election bid early –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he decided to announce his desire to seek re-election early enough in April in order to cool tempers. Buhari said this while receiving members of the Buhari Support Group Centre at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He thanked members of the group for consistently standing by him over the years “without getting anything.” He said, ... Read More »

CBN to prosecute commercial banks, staff over money hawking

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has threatened to prosecute any commercial bank or any of its staff involved in money hawking. The bank has also retrieved over N65 billion from banks following complaints by account users in their various banks. Acting Director, Corporate Communication Department of the CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, issued the warning in Asaba during a seminar ... Read More »