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ASR AFRICA COMMENCES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 2 BILLION NAIRA 120 UNITS OF FAMILY CORPORAL AND BELOW QUARTERS FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY IN ABUJA

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ASR AFRICA COMMENCES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 2 BILLION NAIRA 120 UNITS OF FAMILY CORPORAL AND BELOW QUARTERS FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY IN ABUJA

*ASR AFRICA COMMENCES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 2 BILLION NAIRA 120 UNITS OF FAMILY CORPORAL AND BELOW QUARTERS FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY IN ABUJA*

 

 

 

 

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), the philanthropic initiative of the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has kicked off the construction of 120 family housing units (Corporal and Below Quarters) for the Nigerian Army with a groundbreaking ceremony which held at the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri, in Abuja today. This grant forms part of the 10billion Naira Security Support Fund donated by ASR Africa in 2022 to the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies with 2billion Naira allocated to the Nigerian army.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the event, the MD CEO of ASR Africa Dr. Ubon Udoh reiterated that this donation is to further support security agencies as there can be no meaningful development without adequate peace and security in the nation. He further commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army for prioritizing the welfare of the men and women of the Nigerian Army, and promised continued support by the ASR team in ensuring the full implementation and delivery of the project.

 

ASR AFRICA COMMENCES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 2 BILLION NAIRA 120 UNITS OF FAMILY CORPORAL AND BELOW QUARTERS FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY IN ABUJA

 

 

 

 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, appreciated the Chairman of ASR Africa and BUA group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, for his kind and rare gesture to the Nigerian Army. He added that this support will further boost the morale of the personnel in delivering adequate security to Nigerians. The high point of the event was the laying of foundation for the 120 Units of Family Corporal and Below Quarters (CBQ) by the MD/CEO of ASR Africa, Dr Ubon Udoh and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja. In attendance also were the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General B. R. Sinjen; the Chief of Logistics, Major General E. Akerejola and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army, and the ASR Africa team.

 

 

 

 

 

ASR Africa is the brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu. The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based, homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa.

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Dangote Refinery Receives Its Maiden Crude Cargo

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Dangote Refinery Receives Its Maiden Crude Cargo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports in a major step towards boosting Nigeria’s domestic refining capacity and attaining energy security (self-sufficiency), Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals plant has purchased 1 million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO), one of the largest trading companies in Nigeria as well as globally, trading over 8 million barrels of crude oil per day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangote Refinery Receives Its Maiden Crude Cargo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The STASCO cargo contained 1 million barrels from Agbami and sailed to Dangote Refinery’s Single Point Mooring (SPM) where it was discharged into the refinery’s crude oil tanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The maiden 1 million barrels, which represent the first phase of the 6 million barrels of crude oil to be supplied to Dangote Petroleum Refinery by a range of suppliers, should sustain the initial 350,000 barrels per day to be processed by the facility. The next four cargoes will be supplied by the NNPC in two to three weeks and the final of the six cargoes will be supplied by ExxonMobil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This supply will facilitate the initial run of the refinery as well as kick-start the production of diesel, aviation fuel, and LPG before subsequently progressing to the production of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This latest development will play a pivotal role in alleviating the fuel supply challenges faced by Nigeria as well as the West African countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed for 100% Nigerian crude with the flexibility to process other crudes, the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery can process most African crude grades as well as Middle Eastern Arab Light and even US Light tight oil as well as crude from other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangote Petroleum Refinery can meet 100% of the Nigeria’s requirement of all refined products, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation jet, and also have surplus of each of these products for export.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The refinery was built to take crude through its two SPMs located 25 kilometres from the shore and to discharge petroleum products through three separate SPMs. In addition, the refinery has the capacity to load 2,900 trucks a day at its truck loading gantries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangote Refinery has a self-sufficient marine facility with the ability to handle the largest vessel globally available. In addition, all products from the refinery will conform to Euro V specifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The refinery is designed to comply with US EPA, European emission norms, and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) emission/effluent norms as well as African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote stated: “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. This is an important achievement for our country as it demonstrates our ability to develop and deliver large capital projects. Our focus over the coming months is to ramp up the refinery to its full capacity. I look forward to the next significant milestone when we deliver the first batch of products to the Nigerian market.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor stated: “We welcome the startup of a refinery that is designed to produce gasoline, diesel, and low-sulphur fuels for Nigeria and across West Africa and are happy to be enabling it.”

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Ibogun celebrates 6th year coronation in grand style

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Ibogun celebrates 6th year coronation in grand style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As part of the 6th year coronation anniversary of his HRM Oba Adesina Fakayode Faluade, Anikinnikun Oluoba of Ibogun Balogun Kingdom of Abeokuta, he decided to build an untra modern civic center for the benefit of Ibogun kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibogun celebrates 6th year coronation in grand style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking with our correspondence was the Kabiesi during the lunch of the ultra modern civic center last Wednesday, the Kabiesi express his profound appreciation to God and those who came to celebrate with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said “there is need to develop our community and as the royal father of Ibogun Balogun Owu kingdom, I took it upon myself to build this great edifice to bring development required to my community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We have other projects already excuted since I immerged as the king, one of it is the central mosque that will be commission during the ground finally of our anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tend to impact lives in our own little way and give back to the community who has been supporting all we do in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chairman anniversary and lunching committee, High Chief Dr. Sulaimon Akinyele , Aro of Ibogun Balogun Owu kingdom said, “the king proposed to build a world class civic center, and we are all here to support his good works in order to make his aims and objectives come to pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He notes that there are many companies within Ibogun, there are so many degnitries that came from Ibogun Owu, including the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who can also support this great project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They hereby call on the governor of Ogun State, Mr. Dapo Abiodun to synergies with the Kabiesi to bring development to Ibogun Balogun by giving them good roads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also at the event was Engr. Adeleke Sogbesan (Chief Okanlomo)who came in from United States to show support to the Kabiesi. He notes Oluoba Ibogun is an hardworking man who has brought lots of development to Ibogun, in view of this he came in to also show is support towards the construction of the civic center.

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Financial crimes in public, private space now national embarrassment – President CRAN

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Financial crimes in public, private space now national embarrassment – President CRAN

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier, in his welcome remarks, the President of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN), Mr. Lekan Olabulo, has frowned at the rate at which crime is increasingly committed in public and private space, insisting that the act is now becoming a thing of embarrassment to the nation.

Olabulo who lampooned corrupt public office holders, noted that those involved in syphoning the common wealth of the nation should remember that they are not insulated from being probed.

The President of CRAN, disclosed that the annual lecture cum.award series, which he said started about 30 years ago, has become a veritable platforms through which suggestions are made on how best relevant agencies and other stakeholders could tackle the menace of insecurity, bedeviling the nation.

” Outside the corridor of governance, many Nigerians particularly the youths are engaged in financial crimes such as internet fraud commonly referred to as Yahoo, Yahoo and other illicit financial businesses

” Inspite of the existence of laws to check crime in Nigeria, more youths are enlisting in the Yahoo Yahoo business with such conviction that what they are doing is illegal.

“Yahoo, Yahoo or cybercrime has come to be generally accepted by most parents as if it is a legitimate business and many communities are now in competition over the number of youths who have acquired humongous wealth through Yahoo, Yahoo”, CRAN President beamoned.

Olabulo hinted that the annual lecture cum.award series started about 30 years ago has become veritable platforms through which suggestions are made on how best the relevant agencies and other stakeholders could tackle the menace of insecurity, bedevilling the nation.

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