In Nigeria, manufacturers are overhauling asphalt roads for concrete

By Franklin Alli   LOCAL manufacturers in Nigeria have been playing active roles in the construction and reconstruction of Nigerian roads from asphalt to concrete, under the federal government’s Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme.    An investigation by Industrial Digest shows that the Dangote Group, and the Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc are leading the pack. […]

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FEC okays N309.9bn road contract for Dangote as tax credit

  The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday, approved the award of a contract to Dangote Industries for the construction of five roads totaling 274.9 kilometres at the local cost of N309,917,717,251.35. The contract sum will be advanced by the company as tax credit. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while briefing State […]

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After cement, Nigeria heads for self-sufficiency in fertilisers; thanks to Aliko Dangote

By Franklin Alli    THE entry of African billionaire Aliko Dangote , the Preident of Dangote Industries Limited, into the Nigerian manufacturing landscape some 30 years ago, have brought a lot of benefits to the country’s industrial sector and the economy. These benefits are employment opportunities for thousands of Nigerians on the company’s payrolls, billions […]

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Nigeria’s biggest cement producers rake in N1.47tn revenue in 2020

  (PUNCH) The three biggest cement producers in Nigeria raked in a total of N1.47 trillion in revenue last year, data collated from their audited financial statements have shown. An analysis of the data showed that their combined revenue increased by 14.84 percent from N1.28tn in 2019 despite the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Dangote Cement contracts GE to digitize its Cement Plants at Obajana, Ibese for Power Supply Efficiency

GE and Africa’s leading cement producer Dangote Cement Plc signed an agreement to deploy GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) digital solution to reduce unplanned downtime and enhance performance at its two cement plants in Obajana and Ibese, Nigeria. African Press Organisation (APO) Group reported that the project includes extending the current service agreement for an […]

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Dangote Cement’s yearly sales volume rises 11.4% Nigeria, rest of Africa 9.6%

  Nigeria: Domestic sales growth drove Dangote Cement’s financial results in 2018. Its local cement sales volumes grew by 11.4% year-on-year to 14.2Mt in 2019 from 12.7Mt in 2018. Sales in the rest of Africa remained stable at 9.4Mt. Sales revenue grew by 11.9% to US$1.71bn in Nigeria and by 9.6% to US$784m in the […]

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Aumund to supply equipment for Dangote Cement Projects

Nigeria/Senegal: Aumund Group will supply equipment for projects managed by China’s Sinoma for Dangote Cement projects in Nigeria and Senegal. For Dangote’s Obajana Line 5 and Okpella 6000t/day plants, Aumund will supply three belt bucket elevators with a capacity of 660t/hr to convey raw meal and to feed raw meal to the preheater towers at […]

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Dangote Cement to use two mills from Loesche at Obajana plant

Dangote Cement will use two vertical roller mills (VRM) from Germany’s Loesche for a new production line at its Obajana plant in Kogi State. The order comprises a six-roller mill for raw cement meal with a capacity of 580t/hour, the largest roller mill for raw material in the Loesche range, and a three-roller mill with […]

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