DANGOTE REFINERY: Is NNPC Investing or Bailing Out The Unbailable?

It was hailed as the best thing to happen in the oil and gas sector especially in Nigeria – a serial importer of crude products. The year was 2013 and in September of that year, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, announced yet another of his gargantuan projects – the construction of the biggest single train refinery in the world with production expected to begin in 2016. Many delays and postponements later, the project has been bogged down by barely serviceable debts, poor planning, lack of centralized project management, mismanagement and…

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7 Dead as Soldiers Open Fire on Protesting DANGOTE Sugar company workers in Adamawa

Seven persons have sustained fatal injuries and are feared dead at Dangote Sugar Company, in Gyawana, Adamawa State owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. Reports from the area, which is about 70 kilometers from Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, indicate that the soldiers opened fire on the protesters around 5pm today. A resident of Gyawana told SaharaReporters that soldiers, despatched for the illegal operation, were hired by the management of the sugar company to chase the protesters away. The soldiers, who reportedly came to the sugar company in…

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NBC orders TV, radio stations to stop naming victims, reporting ‘details’ of terrorist attacks

NBC DG, Balarabe Ilelah The National Broadcasting Commission has ordered television and radio stations in Nigeria not to divulge “details” of the activities of bandits, terrorists and kidnappers in their reports. The regulator specifically directed radio and television stations not to “glamourise the nefarious activities of insurgents” during their daily Newspaper Reviews. As an unwritten custom, broadcast stations in Nigeria review Newspaper headlines daily before their breakfast shows. But the NBC, in a letter dated July 7, 2021, issued to television and radio stations, stressed the need for “caution” by…

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Hungary to offer third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -Prime Minister

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Alfandega do Porto Congress Center in Porto, Portugal May 7, 2021. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS BUDAPEST, July 16 (Reuters) – Hungary will offer the option of taking a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from Aug. 1 and will make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all healthcare workers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. Orban said doctors will decide which vaccine people should take as a third dose, and it…

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British High Commission, London Law Firm To Take Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

The British High Commission and a law firm in London, Bindmans, have sought to take up the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The Nigerian lawyer to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, had reportedly delivered two forms to Kanu on Wednesday during a visit to the office of the Department of State Services, where he is being detained. According to Ejimakor, the recent development would open up a new chapter in the trial of Kanu, adding that the Nigerian government would be served with…

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British High Commission, London Law Firm To Take Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

The British High Commission and a law firm in London, Bindmans, have sought to take up the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The Nigerian lawyer to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, had reportedly delivered two forms to Kanu on Wednesday during a visit to the office of the Department of State Services, where he is being detained. According to Ejimakor, the recent development would open up a new chapter in the trial of Kanu, adding that the Nigerian government would be served with…

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Nigerian army general killed on Abuja-Lokoja highway

Maj.-Gen. Hassan Ahmed, who was killed by gunmen on Thursday. The death was announced in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja–Abuja road on Thursday. “With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj.-Gen. Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army. “A delegation…

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