NGO Drags Kogi-based Ceramic Firms to PCC Over Alleged Industrial Slavery

A non-governmental organisation, Pan-African United Youth Development Network has dragged two Kogi state based firms, BN Ceramic Company and West Africa Ceramics Company, before the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) over alleged abuse, sexual harassment, industrial slavery and maltreatment of Nigerians. The NGO submitted its complaints at the PCC Abuja office on Monday, demanding justice for […]

Kogi: Group Petitions FG Over Alleged Anti-Workers’ Activities by BN Ceramics

A group, Pan African Youth Development Network has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige to look into alleged slavery and injustice meted on Nigerian youths by the management of BN Ceramics Nigeria Limited in Ajaokuta, Kogi State. The Group’s President, Habib Mohammad, during a visit to BN […]

Court Urged to Halt NGO’s Activities in Kogi

The Federal High Court in Abuja has been urged to halt the activities of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) accused of harassing private companies in Kogi State and extorting them, claiming to be working for the presidency. The request is contained in a suit by a firm, BN Ceramics Industry Nigeria Limited, which claimed that the […]

CBN Liquidates 6 Microfinance Banks in Kogi

The Central Bank of Nigeria has revoked the licenses of six microfinance banks in Kogi state and has subsequently closed them. These are among 42 licenses revoked across the country by the apex bank. Affected microfinance banks in Kogi are: Mopa MFB, Mopa; Solid Base MFB, Ijumu LGA; Ultimate Benefit MFB, Lokoja; Ovidi MFB, Okene; […]

Kogi Iron to Raise $1.4M for Agbaja Project

Australia-based Kogi Iron and its Nigerian operating company, KCM Mining, are looking to raise just over $1.4 million for its Agbaja Project in Nigeria. Under the capital raise, the company will issue over 71 million shares at 2 cents each. Kogi Iron says this is an important funding milestone as the cash will help restart […]

Gov Bello Denies Alleged Kogi State Bread Levy, Vows to Sanction Official Involved in the ‘Embarrassment’

…Council Approves 1.56B Economic Stimulus for Kogi Business Owners The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed intense displeasure with news that his administration has imposed a tax on individual loaves of bread to be paid by bakeries and bread sellers in the confluence state. Chief Edward Onoja, Governor Bello’s Deputy made this […]

Government to Levy Every Loaf of Bread in Kogi

In a bid to improve its internally generated revenue, the Kogi state government, through the ministry of commerce and industry, has introduced a levy on every loaf of bread baked in the state. In a memo signed by ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Usman Ibrahim, and addressed to the chairperson, Association of Master bakers and Caterers of […]

Bread Levy Will Protect Local Bakers, Save Jobs – Kogi Govt

Influx of bread products into Kogi has led to closure of 70 bakeries, 1,200 job loss – Indigenous Bakers Kogi state government has defended the newly introduced levy on every loaf of bread sold in the state. In a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on Monday, the state […]

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