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15 Nov
Over fifty years ago the increasing demand for, and government policy of self-sufficiency in food production, necessitated the call for establishment of a local fertilizer production industry.
27 May 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.


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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Damagum, has reversed the referral of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State to the party’s National Disciplinary Committee.
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Mr Usman Alfadarai, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Lagos state, on Thursday witnessed the issuance of Certificate of Return ( CoR) to Gov Babajide Sanwo – Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hazmat.
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Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr Eazi, has made history by becoming the first Nigerian artiste to win a Latin Grammy Award.
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Gospel artist, Mercy Chinwo, has filed a suit against hip-hop artist Obidiz for defamation of character and unauthorized use of name and image. Mercy Chinwo filed a case against Obidiz following his latest single release titled Mercy Chinwo. The artist in the song cited an example of a wayward, club girl, and mentioned Mercy Chinwo…
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, the Speaker of the state's House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and other lawmakers-elect on Thursday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Sanwo-Olu in his remarks, thanked the leadership of INEC for a job well done, hoping that in future…