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Africa’s biggest threat may be Nigeria’s cratering economy

If there was ever a time Nigeria could have taken off, it was in 1999. Democracy had been restored, with its economy reopening after decades of mismanagement and plunder under military dictatorships.
FILE PHOTO - Libyans are seen through a Kingdom of Libya flag during a celebration rally in front of the residence of Muammar Gaddafi at the Bab al-Aziziyah complex in Tripoli September 13, 2011. REUTERS-Suhaib Salem-File Photo

Egyptian firms plot return to Libya as rebuilding efforts begin

Egyptian firms are eyeing a revival of business in Libya where a new government is starting work to rebuild the nation on Egypt’s doorstep that was shattered by a decade of fighting and chaos.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Naby Keita is close to returning for his side.

Liverpool offer Naby Keita to Atletico Madrid

The 26-year-old has failed to cement a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first team, suffering several injury problems since signing from RB Leipzig in 2018.
Palestinian Hamas Gaza Chief Yehya Al-Sinwar and Head of the Egyptian general intelligence Abbas Kamel walk as they meet in Gaza May 31, 2021. REUTERS-Mohammed Salem-Pool

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday in an effort to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent hostilities, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
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Dangote Cement increases capacity, promises more supply

The Dangote Cement Plc has announced that it has deeply invested in enlightening consumers on the different applications and the best optimal use of the product in furtherance to the measures put in place for more supply of cement to the market.

Fire guts Lagos spare parts market, building

Men of the Lagos State Fire Service are currently battling to put out inferno which broke out on Sunday morning at spare parts sales line, Alapeju section of Ladipo Market, Mushin, Lagos.

Badagry residents: Indiscriminate parking of trucks on expressway causing accidents

Some residents of Badagry in Lagos State on Thursday decried what they called indiscriminate parking of some trucks on Lagos – Badagry Expressway.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Senator Omo-Agege hails Governor Ayade’s defection to APC

The decision by Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade to join progressive forces of the All Progressives Congress is a liberation from the forces of retrogression, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
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NEMA: 10 LGAs prone to flood in Cross River

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has identified 10 local government areas in Cross River State that fall under the probable flood risk areas in view of the Annual Flood Outlook for 2021.
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Dangote Cement: We’re boosting supply to meet local demand

“We have a new plant in Okpella, Edo state, that will start operations very soon. For the last couple of years one of our plants in Gboko, Benue State has not worked, but we have re-started the plant all in a bid to make sure there is enough production,” Umar said.
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Dangote Cement restates commitment to closing demand-supply gap

Following the surge in demand for cement products in the country, Dangote Cement Plc has restated commitment in meeting the demand gap in order to ensure the availability of Cement products in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria and beyond.
Workers prepare raw soil to make bricks at the Elementerre factory in Mbour, Senegal May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian to build 1.5 million housing units with subsidised cement prices

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.
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EFCC to approve movement of funds by NGOs in Northeast

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday declared that movement of funds by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east must be approved by it.
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Dangote Cement major contributor to Senegal’s economic development – envoy

Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the development of the Senegalese economy. Besides, the cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the business relationship between Senegal and Nigeria.
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Dangote Cement to pay N40.39 billion in corporate tax

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement Plc is expected to pay a total of N40.39 billion in taxation to the nation’s treasury from its operational result in the first quarter of 2021.

Dele Ajiboye begs to Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola to invest in NPFL

Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye has appealed to two of Nigeria’s billionaires Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola to help improve the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by investing in the league.

SON: Most steel in Nigerian markets are sub-standard

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) warned on Tuesday that over 95% of steel materials in Nigerian markets are of sub-standard quality.
Kelechi Iheanacho insists Leicester City cannot afford to slip up in the race for a Champions League spot this season.

England legend confesses his love for Kelechi Iheanacho after wonder goal vs Crystal Palace

Legendary England striker Gary Lineker has confessed his love for rave of the moment Kelechi Iheanacho, who banged in a wonder goal in Leicester’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Accident claims nine wedding guests in Edo

Nine persons were on Saturday reportedly killed in an accident that occurred at Ekpon junction on the Agbor-Ewohimi road in the Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Group decries bandit attacks on Nigerians, calls for unity

A socio-cultural organization, the Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Right (AAYPR) has advocated the need for more unity among the six geo-political regions of the country, saying the move would further cement the bond of relationship in addition to engendering progress and cohesion of the country.
BUA Cement Plc has ruled out an increase in the ex-factory price of cement.

BUA: No plan to increase cement price

In a statement on Sunday, the company said it does not intend to increase its price of cement now or in the near future, barring any material and unforeseen circumstances.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital, his office said Monday.

Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda to be buried on July 7

Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda will be buried on 7 July, three weeks after he died aged 97, the presidency announced on Monday.
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops block 73 men going to Imo with motorcycles from Nasarawa

Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Jose Mourinho: Why I accepted ‘another mission impossible’

Jose Mourinho explains why he accepted ‘another Mission: Impossible’ at Roma after they ‘reignited the passion’ that he had lost at Manchester United and Tottenham. ‘I haven’t always chosen the right project or I was misled.’
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.

Thomas Partey set to change jersey number at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is set to get a new squad number ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Imama Amapakabo: Why Andre Onana should consider Arsenal move

Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.