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Dangote Cement Senegal incinerates narcotics worth US$40m

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Senegal incinerated 300kg of cocaine at its Pout cement plant at the request of the defence and security forces on 3 December 2022. The governor of the Thiès region, Alioune Badara Mbengue, presided over the incineration ceremony of the drugs which were valued at CFA25bn (US$40.1m). The narcotics were seized on 29 October in Kidira (Senegal-Mali border) by Senegalese customs.  The operation, which took place under heavy police protection, ended at 11:30am, follow...

Dangote wins three FMDQ awards

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Industries Ltd and Dangote Cement Plc have picked up three accolades at the FMDQ Gold Awards - ‘Largest Corporate Bond Lodgment on FMDG’, ’Most Trusted Brand of the Year’ and ‘Most Outstanding Conglomerate in Environmental Sustainability.’ According to FMDQ, the awards recognise excellence in the fixed incomes, currencies and derivatives markets. They also recognise resilience and agility of the Nigerian financial markets participants and acknowledge the valuable efforts of the ...

Court halts production at Empire Cement

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Accra High Court in Ghana has put an injunction in place preventing Empire Cement from continuing cement production at its plant in McCarthy Hill or in any other location. According to the court, the injunction will remain in place until a lawsuit by the McCarthy Hill Residents Association is finalised. Justice Boampong announced the ruling after he upheld an interlocutory application by the association, reports Graphic Online, adding that Empire Cement could not prove that it had t...

Dangote sees revenue advance 15% YoY in 9M22

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported group revenue of NGN1177.3bn (US$2.68bn) in the first nine months of 2022, up 15.2 per cent YoY. Group EBITDA over the same period advanced by 0.2 per cent to NGN515.9bn, with an EBITDA margin of 43.8 per cent. Profit after tax fell 23.4 per cent YoY to NGN213.1bn, mainly due to exchange losses from the depreciation in the CFA and cede. Group sales volumes in the 9M22 came in at 20.8Mt, down 6.2 per cent YoY. “To mitigate the impact of significant increase in ...

Lafarge Africa posts 23% rise in revenue in 9M22

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based Lafarge Africa has seen its net income expand by 11.2 per cent YoY to NGN44.9bn (US$102.1m) in the opening nine months of 2022. This compares to NGN40.39bn in the same period a year earlier, according to The Day Live. Revenue over the same period advanced by 23.1 per cent to NGN269.85bn, versus NGN219.2bn in the 9M21. Revenue from cement sales alone came in at NGN261.4bn during the nine-month period this year, up 22.4 per cent on the same period in 2021. Sales from aggrega...

BUA Cement 's revenue rises by 41% in 9M22

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement ’s revenue in 9M22 increased by 40.5 per cent to NGN262.6bn (US$5.99m) from NGN186.9bn as at 9M21. Operating profit increases by 31.1 per cent to NGN99.2bn from NGN75.7bn as at 9M21. Profit before tax increased by 19.5 per cent to NGN88.8bn from NGN74.3bn as at 9M21. 

Obajana to reopen, Kogi State Government to court

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

An agreement has been reached between Kogi State Government and Dangote Group to reopen the Obajana cement plant in Nigeria. Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the National Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. “Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed and...

Ghana cement prices rise again

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices is Ghana have risen to over GHC80(US$5.91)/50kg bag of cement on the back of rapid depreciation of the cedi against the dollar. The depreciation has triggered massive inflation, causing the price of cement to increase by up to 10 per cent in a matter of weeks. The increase is expected to push up the cost of construction in the country, leading to a rise in real estate prices, according to YEN. With some of the raw materials used to make cement imported in dollars, Ghanaian pr...

Ibeto Cement reopening could provide jobs for Igbo people

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

While Dangote Cement 's Obajana plant has caused alarm at the manner and violence of its sudden closure, the long-term closed plant of Ibeto Cement still holds the potential for thousands of jobs for the Igbo people in the southeast. Iyke Uzukwu, a Nnewi-based analyst, wants the federal government to reopen the cement plant to release these jobs. Mr Uzukwu has called on the leadership of the Ohaneze Ndigbo group, which represents the Igbo people, to add its voice to the issue of the Ibet...

TUC calls for Obajana plant reopening

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has threatened the Kogi State government to unseal Dangote's Obajana Cement plant or be ready to contend its members. In a statement signed by TUC president, Festus Usifoh, said it has become expedient for congress to act, as the welfare of over 22,000 workers, their family members, thousands of contractors, wholesalers, users of the products and other stakeholders is currently at stake. The union condemned the closure of the cement plant b...