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January 11, 2018 10:18 AM Dangote tops Africa’s rich list for 7th year

Buoyed by rising stock markets and commodity prices, Africa’s billionaires are collectively wealthier than a year ago. The 23 billionaires that Forbes found in Africa – up from 21 billionaires last year — are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January 2017. The richest African, for the seventh year in a row, is Nigerian cement 39

October 28, 2017 7:07 AM Another richest man emerges, replaces Bill Gates

Amazon Chief Executive Officers, CEO, Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world for the second time. Amazon stock opened up more than 8% higher than Thursday’s close, adding nearly $7 billion to Bezos’ net worth overnight. According Forbes, Bezos had a net worth of $89.7 billion, as of the start of trading on Friday. Bill Gates has a net worth 23

October 26, 2017 12:04 AM Buhari, Nigerians and a tax culture

In two days’ time, President Muhammadu Buhari would have expended 30 of the 48-month first term handed him by Nigerians in 2015. And in consonance with the divisive tendencies inherent in Nigerian affairs, we are still unable to agree on how well the administration has performed, so the jury is essentially still out. However, like it or leave it, we will need to begin 44

September 29, 2017 7:12 AM Nigeria can’t make it without agriculture – Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said Nigeria cannot make it until the nation takes agriculture and its value chains seriously. He said this on Thursday at the Youth Enterprises Summit organised by the Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former President said agriculture had the capacity 19

September 9, 2017 1:59 AM EMERGE 2017: House on the Rock showcases rare talents

This year’s Spirit Life Conference of the House On The Rock Church, which was held from Wednesday August 23 to Sunday August 27 was indeed a watershed. From its array of distinguished speakers, such as the world famous preacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes, music icon, Donnie McClurkin as well as the daily spicing of insightful scriptures and the crowd of enthusiastic 36

August 29, 2017 9:40 PM TBoy drops new single

HAVING blazed the internet with his popular single “Whine” where he featured top guitarist ‘Fiokee’, Tochukwu Ezeji, popularly known as “Tboy” is set to make waves again with his monster hit single Ki lo fe. The singer started at his prime as a lead vocalist in his home church in Enugu which brought about his vocal powers, multi-talented nature and willingness 25

August 5, 2017 3:23 AM Of killers and Boko Haram

My mood is so bad at this time in what sounds like a suicide mission embarked upon by compatriots who were forced into a fatal search for oil at a time the Federal Government is drumming diversification of the economy into our ears. Losing 18 soldiers in one battle is calamitous. Add that number to the 33 civilian fighters and 17 others that were massacred 17

July 31, 2017 8:50 PM PANDEF threatens to end peace deal with FG

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has threatened to terminate its peace deal with the federal government if its demands were not met by November 1, 2017. On November 1, 2016, the group had presented a 16-point list of demands to the federal government as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the Niger-Delta, after a resurgence of militancy and bombing 23

July 31, 2017 4:43 PM Niger Delta elders give FG till Nov to meet demands, threaten to end peace deal

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) says it will abandon negotiations with the federal government if its demands are not met by November 1. On November 1, 2016, a group of elders from the Niger Delta presented 16-point demands to the government as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the region – after a resurgence of militancy and bombing of oil installations 19

July 29, 2017 2:58 PM Dangote remains Africa’s richest man ahead of Oppenheimer, Mike Adenuga

Business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is still the richest man in Africa, despite dropping to 105th on the 2017 Forbes’ real-time billionaires’ ranking. African News reports that Dangote, who was ranked 51st in 2016 with a net worth of $15.4 billion, currently has a net worth of $12.2 billion. There are 21 African billionaires living on the continent worth 26