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6 May
Nigeria’s capacity for self-sabotage is legendary. It has sabotaged its rise to greatness and thus remains stuck in the murk of its contradictions as a potentially great nation.
2 Jul 2021
The management of West African Royal Ceramics Company, Ajaokuta, in Kogi State, has condemned the abduction of its workers, saying efforts are on to rescue the victims.
2 Feb 2021
Youths of Kogi State have shut down Ajaokuta-based BN Ceramic Industry Nigeria Limited over the death of the company’s employees.
17 Nov 2020
The Deputy Secretary General of the African Iron and Steel Association (AISA), Solomon Adeyemo, has expressed confidence that the Ajaokuta Steel Company would be made functional as promised by President
5 Jul 2020
The 614-kilometre Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project flagged off last week, by President Muhammadu Buhari, 12 years after its conception may remain a game-changer
22 Jan 2020
Olamilekan Adegbite is Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development. At an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, he spoke about resistance by state governments to contribute revenues
4 Jul 2019
A Chinese working with BN Ceramic Company in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State, was attacked on Tuesday evening by some gunmen, who snatched N10 million from him. The expatriate, who said to be returning from a bank in Lokoja, the state capital, was accompanied by a police escort, when he was attacked at…
23 May 2019
Stakeholders in the Nigerian metallurgical industry have called for the development of finance strategies to encourage the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the steel sector. They observed that if the sector was to contribute more to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there was the need to revamp steel plants that could produce…
12 Apr 2019
A recent report that the President had rejected a strange bill containing special fund to complete a notorious money gulper called Ajaokuta Steel project should not be twisted as a bad idea. It is good for the over-all health of the economy at this time. At a sitting of the Upper Chamber, the Senate President…
26 Oct 2018
It has become a mantra mouthed by our leaders with some fervour as if they are saying something for which they should be applauded. Poverty is ravaging our country.
20 Oct 2018
The Nigerian government has debunked the reports that it has plans of selling the over $8 billion Ajaokuta Steel plant in Kogi state, despite its redundancy. Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor, revealed this to State House reporters Thursday after he met with the country’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. “The Vice President said there is no…
10 May 2018
The Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSAN) has urged the Federal Government to ensure timely completion of the Ajaokuta steel company, which has the capacity to generate direct 150,000 jobs. The Chairman of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) branch of ISSAN, Salami Momoh Jimoh, who stated this recently on the sideline…

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