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BUA boss meets Tinubu, plans to crash cement price to N3,500

BUA Cement Plc has revealed plans to reduce the price of cement in Nigeria from the current N5,500 to between N3,000 and N3,500.

The company’s Chairman, Abdulsamad Rabiu, disclosed this to Journalists after an audience with President Bola Tinubu at the State House, Abuja.

Rabiu said the price crash is part of his company’s contribution to supporting the efforts of the Federal Government to stabilise the prices of essential commodities.

However, this would only follow the opening of two new plants of 3 million tons operating capacity each to be commissioned at the end of the year.

Rabiu said “Let me thank his excellency Mr. President for graciously receiving me today, I came to intimate his excellency on the affairs of our cement business.

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“We have two new lines of 3 million tons each that we will be commissioning by the end of the year.

“So I explained to him that we want to support the efforts of the government in bringing down the cost of cement, by the time these lines are commissioned BUA Cement will be producing about 17 million tons per annum and with that, we intend to bring down the cost of cement from its current level of N5,000 or N5,500 per bag to maybe N3,000 to N3,500 per bag.”

He said the company could only do this because it is producing cement locally.

“Eighty per cent of the raw materials that we are using to produce cement in Nigeria are mainly limestone and gypsum and of course, energy is part of it. Of course, we have gas in Nigeria.

“So we want to support the government, we want to support their efforts in ensuring that the prices of these commodities are brought down incidentally.’’

He revealed that the two new plants to be inaugurated by Tinubu later in 2023 would increase production capacity to 17 million metric tons.

(VIDEO) BUA boss meets Tinubu, plans to crash cement price to N3,500

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Ekpa offers to strengthen Israeli army with 15,000 IPOB ‘troops’

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Ekpa offers to strengthen Israeli army with 15,000 IPOB ‘troops’

A factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has offered military support to the Israeli government in its fight against Hamas militants and Iran.

Ekpa, in a statement on his verified X page on Sunday, noted that no fewer than 15000 well-trained Biafran Liberation troops are ready to support Israel “if need be.”

Ekpa’s statement comes after Iran fired missiles at Israel in retaliation for the attack on its embassy without an adequate response from the United Nations Security Council.

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Reacting to Iran’s attack on Israel, Ekpa stated that “the Biafran government is ready to help Israel with ground forces if needed, up to 15,000 well-trained Biafran Liberation troops. The Biafran government will also offer maximum protection to @IsrealinNigeria within 4 hours of notice.”

It will be recalled that the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been declared wanted by the Defense Headquarters over terrorism.

Newstrends reports that he was declared wanted by the DHQ along with no fewer than 96 people. They include terrorists and rebels, wanted for their involvement in terrorism in the country.

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Drunk driver crushes 3 sisters to death in Nasarawa

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Drunk driver crushes 3 sisters to death in Nasarawa

Suleiman Ozakwo’s family in Anguwar Baiyi, Toto LGA, Nasarawa State, was devastated when a drunk man, Ya Zakari, drove a Toyota Corolla and crushed three of their daughters.

A family member, Saidu Alhassan, told City & Crime that the event occurred on Friday at 4 p.m.

He added that the three teenage sisters, Nusaiba, Maryam, and Rumaisa, were crushed after they left their home as usual to pay Sallah visit to their uncle’s wife, a few meters from the ohinoyi’s palace.

He said, “They were walking on the shoulder of the road while coming back from their uncle’s place when a drunk man on speed ran into them with his car, killing them on the spot.”

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He further said that the suspect was apprehended and taken to the police station, but that later a mob asked the police for the vehicle he drove which they set ablaze.

The father of the deceased children, Suleiman Ozakwo, who also spoke with our reporter, described their death as untimely, even as he said he could not challenge God for the tragedy and asked people to join in praying for the souls of his daughters to continue to rest in peace.

When City & Crime visited the police station, a police officer who preferred anonymity, said, “The man was arrested as he was drunk when he crashed his car into the three teenage girls and killed them on the spot. He will be arraigned in court on Monday.”

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Suspected thugs in Niger State are said to have stormed shops, killed and maimed civilians in Minna’s Maitumbi district.

According to eyewitnesses, the rampage began on Friday and lasted for two days, causing a state of panic in the area.

A tricyclist, name withheld, told this publication how he almost avoided death when some hoodlums attacked him while he was carrying some passengers.

“As I was riding my tricycle through the Maitumbi area, I had three passengers when about four of the hoodlums attacked us. They were brandishing their knives and daggers, threatening to use them on us. They collected all the mobile phones of the passengers.

“As I was riding my tricycle through the Maitumbi area, I had three passengers when about four of the hoodlums attacked us. They were brandishing their knives and daggers, threatening to use them on us. They collected all the mobile phones of the passengers.

“What saved me was that I was swinging the tricycle, preventing the hoodlums from overpowering me. One of them even used his dagger to try to stab me, but in the process, he destroyed the tricycle’s windscreen. I only managed to escape from them. I would have been a dead man by now,” he narrated.

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Another eyewitness, Musa Mohammed, narrated how the hoodlums who were said to be acting under the influence of dangerous drugs beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son, who they caught at the centre of the fracas.

According to Mohammed, police operatives who were invited to arrest the situation were also attacked by the hoodlums

“Before my very eyes, the hoodlums beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son. They also attacked policemen who came to quell the crisis.

“They even vandalised their vehicle, but the policemen fired teargas at the hoodlums to disperse them, but they refused to calm down,” he added.

This newspaper learnt that several residents of the Maitumbi area could not get home on the night of the incident as they had to find alternative places to sleep for fear of the attacks.

The hoodlums reportedly broke into shops, raiding wares and attacking those who attempted to resist.

Over eight residents were allegedly killed while many others were injured in the rampage.

The spokesman for the Niger State Police Command, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the attack to newsmen but could not ascertain the number of victims killed.

“There were street fights, but the men of the state command were able to bring the situation under control. Five ring leaders of the fight were arrested,” he said.

Abiodun said details of the incident were still emerging, so he could not confirm the number of deaths or injuries.

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