Dangote has been named Africa’s first $20billion man, thus becoming one of the top 25 richest people in the world.
Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has become the first African entrepreneur to lay claim to a $20 billion fortune as the stock value of his largest holding, Dangote Cement, leaped just about three-fourths since March when Forbes released its annual ranking of the world’s richest people.
Aliko Dangote’s 93% stake in the cement company is now worth $19.5 billion. Add this to his controlling stakes in other publicly-listed companies like Dangote Sugar and National Salt Company of Nigeria and his significant shareholdings in other blue-chips like Zenith Bank, UBA Group and Dangote Flour; his extensive real estate portfolio, jets, yachts and current cash position, which includes more than $300 million in recently awarded Dangote Cement dividends, Dangote is now worth more than $20 billion.
While most children his age in Nigeria – and the rest of the world – are more concerned with their toys than a career, Onafujiri “Fuji” Remet has already embarked on his mission to become a professional photographer.
Proud dad Pius Kugbere Remet sent in these images of his talented young son posing with family and at work in Lagos.
Himself an artist and graphic designer, he says Fuji’s inspiration came from the work of his creative family.
Little Fuji even has an exhibition coming up in Lagos on June 8. Not bad for a three-year-old.
See more photos of Fuji at work after the cut…
I need your help urgently.
I am supposed to be introducing my boyfriend to my parents. But the problem is that my boyfriend says his culture dictates that his father first “tastes” me to know exactly where his cows are going and if I’m valuable.
My boyfriend is okay with it because its his culture and he wants me get married to him but I have a big problem with it, I can’t run out because I love this man dearly.
What should I do?
To many people who have lost hope in the Nigerian dream and patriotism, it is as a result of the woes of the leadership system in Nigeria. One of the bold steps that a young patriotic Nigerian popularly known as Sister Dammy, with the support of some crew member brought a very influential Reality Radio program presenter, popularly called Ordinary Ahmed Isah, the executive media strategist of the Radio show, ‘BREKETE Family’ – and his funny slogan ‘….. Hembelembeh…. Olohloh….’ came all the way from Abuja to perform a real wonder.
The radio presenter, Ordinary Ahmed Isah, a radio presenter of Discovery Media arrived Ibadan, Oyo State yesterday 2nd January 2013, and commenced his Reality reality Radio Show on the streets of Iwo road sampling opinion of Nigerians on the Negligence, unpatriotic attitude of the Federal Government and maltreatment of the designer of the Nigerian National Flag before they found their way to his house between 7am and 9am on 3rd January, 2013.
Pa Akinkunmi, the Old man who designed the Nigerian National flag at the age of 27, will turn 77 on 10th May 2013 and the living legend, patriotic man who embezzled nothing from the wealth of this nation has been abandoned by the nation.
We confirmed that the man has only enjoyed constant benefit from the Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs who pays to the man’s account a token of N10,000.00v(Ten thousand naira only) every month.
Other than this support, he hardly gets money nor support to survive. Funding his children to school has been very difficult leaving the young lads to struggle to survive like ordinary citizens.
Pa Akinkunmi lives in a house with no electricity, nor water, neither does he have road access to his new house that was donated to him, courtesy of the MTN sponsored ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ when he won 2 million naira sometime in 2010.
His story changed yesterday when supporters and patriotic Nigerians with the move of a patriotic citizen, Nigerians who listened to the live broadcast of the Reality Radio program in Abuja donated over 3 million naira within 2 hours after the broadcast.
In attendance was the Director of National Orientation Agency, Oyo State, Yomi Davies, Crew from the Discovery Media from Abuja, Larry Dew, and a host of other team members.
The West Coast Fishing Club, which has four resorts located in prime fishing territory, is partnering with chef David Hawksworth of Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia for a five-day culinary and fishing adventure in the North Pacific Haida Gwaii region, known for some of the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing. After a morning of fishing, guests can take part in daily two-hour interactive cooking lessons from Hawksworth and award-winning guest chef Edward Lee, the owner of 610 Magnolia Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Using local ingredients and fish, the chefs will combine their unique culinary expertise with the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
The trip ($6,500 per person) is scheduled for July 21–25. Aside from fishing and cooking, guests can explore the rugged region on a helicopter tour and get a closer look at the uninhabited beaches of Langara Island; receive massages and lessons in martini mixology; and enjoy a wine tasting with a master sommelier. “We wanted to create a special weekend, one that combined a love for fishing with fine Pacific Northwest cuisine in our remote lodge wilderness setting,” says the West Coast Fishing Club’s Brian Grange. (888.432.6666, www.westcoastfishingclub.com)