My dear citizens,  I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been  kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far. In 2003 after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed as my guest in my hometown Daura. Over two days we discussed in great depth till late into the night and analyzed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one...
By Hussaini Ibrahim - Next year, Nigeria will become self-sufficient in cement production and a net exporter of the product. This entails that the country’s cement industry will save the nation’s economy about $2 billion in foreign exchange, with an output capacity of 45 million tonnes per annum, 1400 per cent up from about 3.0 million a decade ago. This is the outcome of the industrial evolution BUA Group is undertaking in the industry. Last Tuesday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the 3.0 million tonnes Okpella plant line-1. He also performed the ground breaking ceremony of the second line (Line-2) of BUA Group’s Okpella plant which has a target completion date in the first quarter of next year. It is not rocket science that a project whose groundbreaking was performed barely one week will be completed in Q1 of next year. The actual construction works had started earlier this year, reaching...