Sunday, 28th November 2021
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27 May
No fewer than 500 former employees of the Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, protest against nonpayment of their severance benefits.
7 May
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says a passenger has died and two others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on the Ipetu-Ijesa-Ilesa expressway in Osun.
6 Apr
Nigeria may be losing over N54.2 trillion yearly due to poor privatisation deals, closures and total neglect of the nation's metal industries.
24 Aug 2020
The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) has petitioned the Presidency over the politics and litigations frustrating the functioning of $3.1 billion Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom state for 23 years running. ALSCON has been shut down for years with thousands of its workers sent to the labour…
17 Jan 2020
Nigeria and companies that were affiliated to the Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State may have lost over N109.2b to the closure and subsequent gas shut in that followed.
13 May 2019
The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued silence on activities of Bureau of Public Enterprise...
6 Feb 2019
The Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Ikot Ibasi, Akwa Ibom State, is set to recommence operations as the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), and other critical stakeholders of the company are reaching a resolution....
23 Sep 2018
After years of legal battle and frustration, the Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja, will on September 27, 2018, give judgment on the authentic ownership of Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON). Same court had earlier fixed judgment for June 27, 2018, but adjourned to September 27.
24 Jun 2018
Former Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) workers have called for the immediate probe of the activities of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) in view of the lingering crisis bedeviling the company.

 This came in reaction to a report in The Guardian of June 8, credited to the Director General of BPE, Mr. Alex…
8 Jun 2018
The multi-million naira Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, which privatisation since 2004 has been mired in controversy...
20 May 2018
To date, Ikot Abasi Town, in Ikot Abasi Local Council of Akwa Ibom State, still plays host to a number of colonial and neo-colonial relics of national importance. Peopled by a handful of civil servants, the area is home to predominantly farmers, fishermen, and sundry artisans.
20 May 2018
My association with aluminium outfit started in 1991, that is, from the point of clearing the land, when we had FEEROSTAAL AG, Julius Berger and other companies that were part of building ALSCON. I had the dream of growing with the firm. Not long after work commenced on the site, I was engaged by FEEROSTAAL AG


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