FG Exempts Dangote From Border Closure

The Federal Government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across its land borders, raising hopes that it may be opening up trade with neighbours after a year-long blockade, reports Bloomberg. The government gave its authorisation for Dangote Cement to export cement to Niger and Togo in the third quarter for the first time in ten months, Michel Puchercos, chief executive officer, said on an investor call in Lagos. The export was made possible “through authorisation given by this administration,” he said. The exemption to Dangote Cement is seen as…

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COVID-19: Why The Government Looked-Away With 2 Dead and Others Infected At The Dangote Refinery Site In Lagos

The Federal Government of Nigeria tend to have deliberately looked away at the violation of its lockdown order by the Dangote Group in Lagos at the site of the Africa’s biggest oil refinery in the making. Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 among the workers, which resulted in the death of at least two Indians, and some others infected at the Lekki site in Lagos; no call to order, strigent or punitive measures was taken by both state and federal government. The Nigerian police have denied knowledge of the ongoing massive…

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