Theresa May pledges closer London ties with Nigeria

2018-08-29 22:00

The British prime minister used a visit to Abuja visit to show the business and trade opportunities available to the UK around the world as it negotiates its departure from the European Union.

PPC surges on Dangote's takeover approach

2017-09-14 13:49

PPC shares have surged after Dangote Cement, owned by Africa's richest man, said it has approached the SA cement maker about a takeover deal.

Africa's richest man will fire Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager if he buys club

2017-08-17 11:20

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League football club Arsenal will be to fire Arsene Wenger.

Nigeria looks to 'white gold' for economic recovery

2017-08-02 15:09

Hamisu Haruna and his men are bent over, turning the earth under a relentless sun. The work is hard in this impoverished part of northern Nigeria but the harvest will be good.

Lawmakers ditch probe of outspoken Nigerian ruler

2017-05-23 20:01

Lawmakers in Kano state, northern Nigeria, have indefinitely suspended a probe into allegations of graft against one of the country's most respected traditional rulers, ending proceedings that could have seen him removed from office.

Anthea Jeffery: Ratcheting up the BEE rules, yet again

2016-04-21 21:15

Soon-to-be-gazetted rules could result in ordinary pensioners - many of them black - bearing the costs of enriching a small group of BEE beneficiaries, warns an analyst.

Nigeria's Dangote group begins work in Zimbabwe

2016-01-20 11:22

Geologists from Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited have reportedly begun work aimed at setting up a cement manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe.

Dangote quits flour mill as Tiger Brands cuts funding

2015-11-17 10:38

Aliko Dangote and three other directors have resigned from the board of Dangote Flour Mills as majority owner Tiger Brands cut funding support to the company.

Mixed reaction to Nigerian tycoon's Zim investment plans

2015-09-01 12:25

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express mixed views following indications by Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote that he plans to invest billions of dollars in the country.

Africa's richest man Dangote plans Zimbabwe investments

2015-09-01 07:19

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, is planning mining and power generation projects in investment-starved Zimbabwe as well as to set up a large cement factory.


SA, Nigeria woes to slow down Dangote Cement volumes

2018-01-05 13:10

Weakness in its SA and Nigerian cement markets is expected to drag down Dangote Cement’s overall volumes this year as rivals consolidate and streamline operations, say analysts.

Africa's richest man may enter bidding war for PPC

2017-09-08 16:02

Aliko Dangote is among those considering counteroffers for PPC that could signal a bidding contest for the cement maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

Africa's richest man to invest up to $50bn in US, Europe

2017-08-17 09:33

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20bn to $50bn in the US and Europe by 2025 in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals.

Africa's richest man invests $4.6bn in Nigeria farming

2017-07-12 16:46

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8bn in sugar and rice and $800m in dairy production in the next three years.

Africa's richest man idles factory as grubs devour tomatoes

2017-05-18 09:46

Thousands of farmers in northern Nigeria contracted to grow tomatoes for a set price are shunning the crop this season after last year's produce was destroyed by pests.

Nigeria's Dangote signs Chinese bank loan

2016-04-12 15:11

Dangote Group has signed a deal for a $2bn loan from the Industrial Commercial Bank of China for two cement plants, he told Reuters.

WATCH: Nigeria's Dangote to start multi-million operations in Zimbabwe

2016-01-15 13:28

Nigeria's Dangote Group is set to begin operations in Zimbabwe soon. This was said by the chief strategist of the multi-billion dollar company, Abdu Mukhtar, who is currently in Harare.

The odds favour Dangote in Zim cement deal

2015-09-11 12:08

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote picked the best possible timing for his decision to invest in a new cement plant in Zimbabwe, says Malcom Sharara.

Africa's richest man bets on Zim opportunities

2015-09-01 07:43

Aliko Dangote will invest in a new cement plant in Zimbabwe as part of a plan to seek opportunities in the southern African country.

Cement the new oil as Africa’s richest man takes on Lafarge

2015-08-25 09:16

Africa’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom.

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