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Finally, Dangote Fertiliser commences production of Urea

Finally, Dangote Fertiliser commences production of Urea

… Hits Market Monday

To the admiration of key financial sector operators present, the Dangote Fertilizer Limited announced yesterday the formal commencement of production of Urea in commercial quantity and the plan to hit the Nigerian market on Monday.

Finally, Dangote Fertiliser commences production of Urea

In what industry watchers have described as a potent step to liberalize of the fertilizer market and further enhance the agricultural production, President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote told the visitors that the plant, with a capacity to churn out three million metric tonnes per annum of urea, has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertiliser industry in the world.

He told top bankers including the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who were on hand to witness the commencement of production “this Phase 1 of the project, which is estimated to cost $2.5 billion, is to manufacture 3mmtpa of urea per annum. This capacity will later be expanded to produce multi grades of fertilisers to meet soil, crop and climate specific requirements for the African continent.

 

 

According to Dangote, the fertiliser plant would make Nigeria the biggest urea exporting country in sub-Saharan Africa and biggest producer of polypropylene and polyethylene.

The Fertiliser complex consists of Ammonia and Urea plants with associated facilities and infrastructure, to produce 3 MMTPA Urea. The complex comprises: 2 x 2,200 MTPD Ammonia Plants based on Halder Topsoe technology, 2 x 4,000 MTPD Melt Urea Plants based on Snamprogetti technology, and 2 x 4,000 MTPD Urea Granulation Plants based on Uhde Technology.Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman , Dangote Group, made the disclosure at the facility’s final inspection tour by the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Friday in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.

The CBN Governor was at the plant in company with senior bankers, who consisted of Chief Executive Officers of First Bank, Guarantee Trust, Access Bank Plc , United Bank of Africa and Zenith Bank.

Dangote said: “The three million tonnes of Urea is certified, licensed by all regulatory authorities in Nigeria. We have gotten all licenses from the National Security Adviser, the Ministry of Agriculture, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), NAFDAC and all other authorities.

“So, our Urea will be in the market from Monday and by God’s grace before the end of this month, we will start bringing in dollars from the first line that we have commissioned. He added that the urea is a small percentage utilization of gas that the country is actually flaring.

He said the company planned to saturate the market with Urea and having already collected the database of farmers would also ensure adequate training of farmers on best application of Urea. “Our primary interest is to saturate the local market. Training farmers will help to sustain farming activities, and this will ensure food security.”

Dangote commended Mr. Emefiele and the banks CEOs for being there to ensure the success of the plants, adding that the time had come for the country to move away from selling crude oil to value added petroleum products.

He urged them to target mostly gas-based industries so the country’s economy could improve and make a lot of dollars.

“We need to look at transforming the industrial capacity of the country earning dollars and at the same time doing what we call import substitution,” Dangote noted.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Emefiele said that Nigeria has the potential to export at least 3.5 million metric tonnes of urea to different parts of the world.

“Nigeria needs between 1 million metric to 1.5 million metric tonnes of Urea to meet the local demand.  So, we have potentials to export at least three to four million metrics tonnes of Urea to different parts of the world. With this latest development, Nigeria has become one of the major producers of Urea in the world. This for me, is a story, which no one would have believed would happened in Nigeria.”

“Nigeria now ranks amongst the leading countries in the production of Urea in the world. This, for me is a story that no one would have believed will happen in Nigeria.,” he said.

He also said that the mechanical commissioning of the Petrochemical and Refinery plant would kick off by the end of the first quarter of next year.” Dangote has committed that mechanical completion will be achieved by the end of this year and we are expecting that the refinery will be completed by the first quarter of next year,” he added.

Speaking on behalf of the bankers, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, expressed joy for the support they gave to Dangote to create a world class manufacturing enterprise in Nigeria.

”There was a lot of skepticism along the way as we moved on; can this project be completed, are we sure we have the right financing models and all of that.

Today we saw Urea produced, we saw it bagged and we saw it loaded on trucks, and by Monday it will be in our markets. This for us is a very important milestone for Nigeria and Africa”, Wigwe stated.

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RCCG City of David undergoing audit as Iluyomade’s replacement resumes

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RCCG City of David undergoing audit as Iluyomade’s replacement resumes

RCCG City of David undergoing audit as Iluyomade’s replacement resumes

 

Pastor Charles Kpandei, who replaced a former Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s City of David parish in Lagos State, Idowu Iluyomade, resumed at the parish on Sunday.

 

 

According to Church Times, on resumption, Kpandei first introduced himself to the church and then preached on the subject of heaven.

Kpandei urged members to welcome one another to church during the second service of the City of David.

He said, “Are you really happy to be in church today? For those of you who are just coming for the second service, it is important to tell you that I am called Pastor Charles Kpandei.

 

“You need that name because you are going to tell somebody that on behalf of Pastor Charles Kpandei, you are welcome to church today.”

Before going to the main message, he prayed that God would remember the City of David for good, quoting Nehemiah 13v14.

According to the report, the parish is being audited by a notable audit firm amid an alleged N320 million debt, following the suspension of Iluyomade on June 1, 2024.

 

 

Iluyomade was suspended for three months by the church’s Governing Council after a panel was constituted to investigate the allegations against him and the parish.

He was asked to resume at the church’s headquarters after the suspension.

 

 

 

 

The embattled pastor, fondly called PID, received a letter of his suspension two weeks ago and was immediately replaced by Kpandei of the church’s Resurrection Parish Region 11.

Iluyomade, who is the Special Assistant to the RCCG General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility, has been in the eyes of the storm following the elaborate 60th birthday of his wife, Siju, shortly after the death of the then Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, who was a prominent member of his church.

PUNCH Online had gathered that the pastor was suspended on two issues bordering on the audit of the church and the alleged resistance by the pastor to be transferred from the parish.

However, a source in the church who prefers to be anonymous told Church Times that the parish is currently being audited by an audit firm which is not an RCCG financial and audit practice.

The source added that the audit was necessary because RCCG auditors did not audit most of the provinces under the Apapa family.

 

 

 

“Iluyomade, the erstwhile pastor of the church, was suspended on June 1 following complaints and allegations against him. He was asked to resume at the church’s headquarters.

“The parish is currently being audited by KPMG, which is not an RCCG financial and audit practice. It was necessary to get an external auditor because before now, most of the provinces under the Apapa Family were not audited by RCCG auditors, ” the source noted.

During Sunday’s church service on June 9, one of the pastors made the announcement, stating that the church paid about N15 million for the construction of the Trinity Tower between June 1 and 8.

The pastor, however, told the congregation that the parish had an outstanding N320 million debt, which was indicated in the financial sheet displayed on the screen.

 

 

 

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Buratai Eulogizes Late Olubadan as a detribalized Monarch who Promoted Unity 

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Aare Akinrogun of Ibadanland and former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Yusufu Buratai CFR has described the late 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan Land  , Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, as a detribalised Nigerian who lived to serve humanity, Nigeria and the people of Ibadanland. He also described his death as painful”.

 

Buratai Eulogized Late Olubadan as a detribalized Monarch who Promoted Unity 

 

Buratai stated this on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, at the civic reception organized for the late Olubadan by the Oyo State Government .

 

 

 

He described the late Olubadan  as a responsible king who dedicated his life and time to promote unity and oneness of Nigeria.

 

 

Buratai said the death was a great loss, stressing that “we have lost a friendly, jovial, compassionate and loving monarch”.

 

Speaking further, he said ” he did not just accord me respect as an elder statesman, I was also honoured with a chieftaincy title of Aare Akinrogun of Ibadanland and i am proud to be associated with the late Olubadan.

Ambassador Buratai who earlier paid a courtesy visit to the family of another Late Olubadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, where he was received by the families and Olori’s of the the Late Olubadan Adetunji, prayed for the family. He informed the family that he was in Ibadan for the final burial ceremony of Late Oba Balogun, and he found it expedient to also visit the families of Late Oba Saliu Adetunji too.

 

 

 

Recalled also that Tukur Foundation a Non-governmental Organization (NGO), also set up a three-day free medical outreach to honour the departed Oba Balogun.

Amb Buratai however pray for the success of the new olubadan too and urge him to build on the legacies of his predecessors.

Ambassador Buratai’s entourage to Ibadan, included the Olowu of Kuta, Oba Hammed Oyelude Makama CON, HRM, Adekemi Omorinbola, the Regend of Asin, Iwaro- Oka, Major General Bulama Biu (rtd), the President of the 29th Regular Course, Commodore Teidi (rtd), Brigadier General Muazu, the Garrison Commander, Division 2 Garrison Command, Colonel Emmanuel Adegbola (rtd), Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, Alhaji Ibrahim, Danfulani, the Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi, Mr Femi Oyewale, the Publisher of Sahara Weekly, Barrister Lateef Onijo and others.

Buratai Eulogized Late Olubadan as a detribalized Monarch who Promoted Unity 

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Autopsy reveals drug reaction as possible cause of Mohbad’s death As Predicted By Pro Kingsley 

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Autopsy reveals drug reaction as possible cause of Mohbad’s death As Predicted By Pro Kingsley

The prophet with the prophetic grace upon his life, prophet Kingsley Aitafo has once again proven that indeed God speaks through him.

 

Autopsy reveals drug reaction as possible cause of Mohbad’s death As Predicted By Pro Kingsley 

In his Prophetic releases he revealed that we should pray for Mohbad because the autopsy report might claim it was drug they discovered as possible cause of death.

And as confirmation, the autopsy report on the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has revealed drug reaction as a possible cause of his death.

According to The Cable, the autopsy and toxicology test, which were conducted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, suggested the possibility of a fatal anaphylactic shock or drug reaction as the possible cause of Mohbad’s death.

Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening.

According to the report, the hospital retrieved samples of the late singer’s gastric contents, blood, bone marrow, liver, kidney, and lung for a toxicology test.

The report was said to have showed traces of Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, in the late singer’s blood system.

Antihistamines are drugs used to treat allergies, stomach problems, colds, and anxiety, among other conditions.

The autopsy report was, however, said to have revealed that the concentration of the drug was not fatal or lethal to harm or lead to his death.

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