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Top 3 Richest Tribe In Nigeria ( No. 1 Tribe Is Very Wealthy)


Have you ever wondered what the richest tribe in Nigeria is?

It’s a country where more than 200 tribes living together, but all of them have different cultures and languages.

Top 3 Richest Tribe In Nigeria

Here is our list of top Nigeria Richest Tribe.

3. Yoruba

The Yoruba people are proved to be the most educated tribe in Nigeria. These people are good working in politics and companies. Some of these people are really good in business. They open schools, but they are more into politics than any other tribe.

They do not venture into the business by themselves, but they usually do it together. They prefer to stick in the packs, and that’s the reason why they have connections all over Nigeria.

You will be likely to find these people working in banks and big companies.

Check out some of these richest Yoruba people:

  • Oba Otudeko
  • Hakeem Belo-Osagie
  • Tunde Folwiyo
  • Mohammed Indimi
  • Jim Ovia
  • Orji Uzor Kalu
  • Tony Elumelu
  • Abdulsamad Rabiu
  • Femi Otedola
  • Theophilus Danjuma
  • Folorunsho Alakija
  • Mike Adenuga

2. Hausa/Fulani

When it comes to the second richest tribe in Nigeria, then the Hausa take this place. It’s the second largest tribe in Nigeria, but it takes the first place by the standards of the political influence in the country. They are very rebellious and may have problems to find peace even amongst themselves.

Some of The richest people of Hausas include:

  • Umaru Abdul Mutallab
  • Alhaji Sayyu Datata
  • Aliko Dangote

1. Igbo

Igbo people are considered to be the richest people in the whole Nigeria. Some of them are the most popular people in Nigeria.

Almost 70% of Nollywood are Igbos. Most Igbo people prefer to own their own businesses instead of working on somebody. They also prefer to be very popular.

There is also one drawback in the policy of Igbo people. They do not work with politics much. They desire to go after the riches instead of political power. That’s the reason why they prefer to stay out of politics.

Check some of the richest Igbo people in Nigeria:

    • Orji Uzor Kalu
    • Cosmas Maduka
    • Pascal Dozie
    • Chief Cletus Ibeto
    • Tony Ezenna
    • Leo Stan Ekeh
    • Chief Arthur
    • Ifeanyi Ubah
    • Tony Elumelu

    Which tribe is the richest in Nigeria?

    Now you know the answer to this question. Igbo people get the most affection in business, while Hausa prefer politics.

    Most of the political leaders come from Hausa, while most of Igbo people prefer to get into business.


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    Nigerian Youths Burns Down Church In Ondo State, Nigeria

    It have been reported on Wednesday that some angry Nigerian youths burnt down a church in Ondo State, Nigeria.

    The violence by the youths was reported to be because of a year old missing boy found buried at the church altar.

    That ignite the anger in the youths around the church to burn down the church.

    The church by name,Sotitobire Miracle Church” was set ablazed and The founder of the church, Prophet Alpha Babatunde has been taken into the custody of the Department of State Security(DSS) in Akure for further investigation.

    Top 5 foods Nigerians can’t do without

    When it comes to Nigeria, Food is a special culture there and there are common foods Nigerians can’t do without.

    Here are the top 5 foods Nigerians can’t do without:


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    1. EBA

    The one and only eba, about 800 in 1000 people in Nigeria eat this food everyday, Eba goes with every soup in Nigeria. It soft texture, good looking and the cheap EBA makes it a food Nigerians can’t do without. Even if it price in market is increased from N400 to N1000 Nigerians don’t care.


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    2. FUFU

    This food look so charming and delicious with the Egusi soup, it modifies the Eba and gives Nigerians an option to choose the Eba or the Fufu. The hot and just pounded Fufu served with any Nigerian soup gives you a taste of Heaven on Earth.


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    3. RICE

    Rice is rich in carbohydrates and fairly low in calories. It is a good source of energy because it is carbohydrate-dense. Wetin concern Nigerians concern eating this food everyday. Rice is commonly a Sunday breakfast, lunch and dinner for Nigerians either served with the stew, sauce or Banga(in igbo ofe akwu).

    READ ALSO:7 THINGS THE WORLD RICHEST PEOPLE NEVER DO

    In every restaurant in Nigeria if you don’t find this food they have not started cause this is what they want.


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    3. Bread

    Nigerians like carbohydrate foods ehh and bread can’t be option out.The Bread comes in various sizes in Nigeria and it is hawked everyday in Nigeria. Bread is eaten mostly with tea,beans, butter or soft-drinks in Nigeria.


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    4. The indomie or noodles

    Noodles are Nigeria’s stream of foods which is consumed by both young and old. Nigerians go for noodles because it is cheap, easy and fast to cook, hence the name “instant noodles.”
    Every parents in Nigeria will like to have a carton in their home.


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    5. Snacks

    Nigerians go for snacks to complete their meal or to save some money. When there is buns,meat-pie,gala etc Nigerians will never go hungry it a fact

    So that are the top 5 foods Nigerians can’t do without you can proof me wrong

    You can also add yours in the comment section 😋😉😊

    Nigerians to lose access to their bank accounts in 2020 Says Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed.

    Nigerians to lose access to their bank accounts in 2020 Says Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed.The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique number that identifies a specific individual (or company) for the purposes of paying taxes. As tax payment is mandatory for all individuals and companies, everyone needs to have a unique TIN.
    The 9th assembly amended sections 33, 49 & 58 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA), making it mandatory for individuals to produce their Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) before they can operate existing or new bank accounts in Nigeria.

    Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

    What this means is that from January 2, 2020 when the implementation of the policy will begin according to the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, those without it may not be able to use their bank accounts until they can present it.Many Nigerians without the Tax Identification Number (TIN) may become unable to access their bank accounts from January 2, 2020 following the passage of the Finance Bill, as amended, by the National Assembly.Everyone who has a BVN OR NIN is supposed to be automatically assigned a TIN. However to confirm this, members of the public can check the site of the Joint Tax Board or the Federal Inland Revenue Service or read on TIN.

    Source: Opera

    US authorities have frozen about $14.2 million fraud linked to CEO of Air Peace Limited

    Source: Premium Times
    United States authorities have frozen about $14.2 million in bank accounts linked to companies registered by the Allen Onyema, the founder of Air Peace.

    Founder/CEO of Air Peace Limited, Allen Onyema. [PHOTO CREDIT: Wikipupils]

    Mr Onyema and Ejiroghene Eghagha, Air Peace’s head of finance and administration, were recently indicted for alleged money laundering and bank fraud in the United States.

    Both suspects strongly deny the allegations and said they looked forward to proving their innocence in court.

    The charges were first made public by the United States Department of Justice on Friday night. Shortly after the announcement, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the full detail of Mr Onyema’s indictment, which was not made public by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    The charges said Mr Onyema used several companies he set up in the U.S. to launder funds and commit bank fraud through issuance of counterfeit letters of credit.

    Some of the companies’ bank accounts in the U.S. and Canada had been frozen with their substantial balances as part of the investigation, court documents showed.

    The documents showed that $4,017,852.51 was seized from JP Morgan Chase Bank account number ending in 5512 held in the name of Springfield Aviation Company, LLC.

    Another $4,593,842.05 held in Bank of Montreal with account number ending 7523 in the name of Springfield Aviation Inc. was also seized.

    American government also traced and seized $5,634,842.04 held in Bank of Montreal with account number ending in 515 in the name of Bluestream Aero Services, Inc.

    American law enforcement authorities indicated in the charge document that efforts had commenced to secure final forfeitures of the funds.

    In an earlier statement Saturday, Mr Onyema said he was innocent.

    As the press statement clearly stated, these are indictment (sic) that only contains charges,” the statement said.

    “I am innocent of all charges and the US government will find no dirt on me because I have never conducted business with any illegalities.

    “Be rest assured that I also have my lawyers on this and these mere allegations will be refuted. I never laundered money in my life, neither have I committed bank fraud anywhere in the world. Every Kobo I transferred to the US for aircraft purchase went through the Central Bank of Nigeria LC regime and all were used for the same purpose.

    The American companies that received the funds are still in business. I never took a penny from any US bank or Nigerian bank. I am willing to defend my innocence in the US courts,” the AirPeace CEO stated

    Nigeria Gospel singer, Sinach welcomes 1st child at 46

    The most influential female gospel singer in Nigeria, Sinach has welcomed a baby after five years of marriage.

    Source: UGC

    The good news about the arrival of her child was shared by senior pastor of Chris Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome at the just-concluded LIMA Awards which held in Lagos at the Loveworld Convocation Arena.

    Thank you for that song, we are all excited with what the Lord has done in your life, of course in the life of many others standing with you here we just love you. And I told them, you just had a baby! so everybody got excited,” Pastor Chris said.

    Sinach is now a mother and in a child celebration mood after 5 years of marriage to her husband, Joe Egbu.

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Visits Nigeria(Africa)

    Like other developers, yesterday, Twitter CEO and Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, visits Nigeria. He arrived on Thursday evening as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa.

    After Nigeria, Mr Dorsey is also set to visit other Africa countries, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa.

    While in Nigeria, Mr. Dorsey is expected to meet with leaders in the local technology and business ecosystem.

    This came after his announcement in October where he said he will be in Africa for the whole of November, visiting four African countries. Nigeria and Ghana in West Africa, Ethiopia in East Africa and South Africa.

    He is expected to meet with leaders in the local technology and business world, in his words- “entrepreneurs”- however, the reason for this meeting is not yet known.

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    Xenophobia: Angry Nigerians protests

    Xenophobia: South African have attacked so many Nigerians in South Africa, Nigerians go on protests.

    Angry Nigerians went on rampage on Wednesday, September 4, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, in protest against attacks on the country’s citizens in South Africa.

    The protesters, according to The Nation, blocked the roads, burnt tyres and attacked a mast belonging to one of the telecommunications companies operating in Nigeria.

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    Premium Times further reports that the protesters stormed a business organization with roots in South Africa forcing men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to mobilize to the scene.
    The report added that the protesters were prevented by the police from attacking the mall.

    The protesters are calling for a shutdown of all businesses that are owned by South Africans in the country.

    Ventricular septal defect ( VSD )

    A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a defect in the ventricular septum, the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart.

    The extent of the opening may vary from pin size to complete absence of the ventricular septum, creating one common ventricle.

    The ventricular septum consists of an inferior muscular and superior membranous portion and is extensively innervated with conducting cardiomyocytes.

    The membranous portion, which is close to the atrioventricular node, is most commonly affected in adults and older children in the United States.

    It is also the type that will most commonly require surgical intervention, comprising over 80% of cases.

    Membranous ventricular septal defects are more common than muscular ventricular septal defects, and are the most common congenital cardiac anomaly.

    Signs and symptoms

    Ventricular septal defect is usually symptomless at birth. It usually manifests a few weeks after birth.

    VSD is an acyanotic congenital heart defect, aka a left-to-right shunt, so there are no signs of cyanosis in the early stage.

    However, uncorrected VSD can increase pulmonary resistance leading to the reversal of the shunt and corresponding cyanosis.

    Pansystolic (Holosystolic) murmur along lower left sternal border (depending upon the size of the defect) +/- palpable thrill (palpable turbulence of blood flow). Heart sounds are normal.

    Larger VSDs may cause a parasternal heave, a displaced apex beat (the palpable heartbeat moves laterally over time, as the heart enlarges).

    An infant with a large VSD will fail to thrive and become sweaty and tachypnoeic (breathe faster) with feeds.

    The restrictive ventricular septal defects (smaller defects) are associated with a louder murmur and more palpable thrill (grade IV murmur).

    Larger defects may eventually be associated with pulmonary hypertension due to the increased blood flow.

    Over time this may lead to an Eisenmenger’s syndrome the original VSD operating with a left-to-right shunt, now becomes a right-to-left shunt because of the increased pressures in the pulmonary vascular bed.

    Cause

    Congenital VSDs are frequently associated with other congenital conditions, such as Down syndrome.

    A VSD can also form a few days after a myocardial infarction (heart attack) due to mechanical tearing of the septal wall, before scar tissue forms, when macrophages start remodeling the dead heart tissue.

    The causes of congenital VSD (ventricular septal defect) include the incomplete looping of the heart during days 24-28 of development.

    Faults with gene are usually associated with isolated (non syndromic) ASD in humans when one copy is missing.

    Pathophysiology

    During ventricular contraction, or systole, some of the blood from the left ventricle leaks into the right ventricle, passes through the lungs and reenters the left ventricle via the pulmonary veins and left atrium.

    This has two net effects. First, the circuitous refluxing of blood causes volume overload on the left ventricle.

    Second, because the left ventricle normally has a much higher systolic pressure than the right ventricle , the leakage of blood into the right ventricle therefore elevates right ventricular pressure and volume, causing pulmonary hypertension with its associated symptoms.

    In serious cases, the pulmonary arterial pressure can reach levels that equal the systemic pressure.

    This reverses the left to right shunt, so that blood then flows from the right ventricle into the left ventricle, resulting in cyanosis, as blood is by-passing the lungs for oxygenation.

    This effect is more noticeable in patients with larger defects, who may present with breathlessness, poor feeding and failure to thrive in infancy. Patients with smaller defects may be asymptomatic.

    Four different septal defects exist, with perimembranous most common, outlet, atrioventricular, and muscular less commonly.

    Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has changed a line in ‘The Lord’s Prayer’

    Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City, Pope Francis has changed a pivotal line in The Lord’s Prayer.

    For centuries, the prayer has read:

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

    But the petition ‘lead us not into temptation’ will now be said ‘do not let us fall into temptation’.

    Pope Francis believes the English translation of the prayer is not correct and implies it is God who leads people into ‘temptation’.

    The head of the Catholic Church hinted at changes back in 2017.

    “I am the one who falls; it’s not Him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen,” the Pope told Italian reporters.

    “A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”
    The prayer comes from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, where Jesus teaches his disciples to pray during the Sermon on the Mount.

    It has since become the most widely-used prayer in the Christian world.

    The changes were approved on May 22 at the General Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy.

    An Amazing Testimony!!

    Hi, guys am sharing this wonderful testimony cause every amazing thing is worth sharing and this can’t be optional.

    On a Friday afternoon, My mom was walking on the road on her way to her workplace, so it was time to cross and enter a bus, as she was about to cross the road, she heard her name loud and clear as if someone called her, she turned back to see who called her but she saw no one, She became confused and surprised.

    As she turned front to the place she wanted to cross to and wait for a bus, oh my God there was an accident there, a bus somersaulted right in the place she would have stood to wait for a bus.

    So the question is who called her?

    Is that not amazing? If not for the voice she would have been a victim of that accident.

    I believe in God, I believe in miracles and I believe angels exists.

    Smoking

    Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream.Most commonly, the substance used is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant, which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a “cigarette”.Smoking is primarily practiced as a route of administration for recreational drug use because the combustion of the dried plant leaves vaporizes and delivers active substances into the lungs where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and reach bodily tissue.

    In the case of cigarette smoking these substances are contained in a mixture of aerosol particles and gasses and include the pharmacologically active alkaloid nicotine; the vaporization creates heated aerosol and gas into a form that allows inhalation and deep penetration into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream of the active substances occurs.

    In some cultures, smoking is also carried out as a part of various rituals, where participants use it to help induce trance-like states that, they believe, can lead them to spiritual enlightenment.Smoking generally has negative health effects, because smoke inhalation inherently poses challenges to various physiologic processes such as respiration.Diseases related to tobacco smoking have been shown to kill approximately half of long-term smokers when compared to average mortality rates faced by non-smokers. Smoking caused over five million deaths a year from ( 1990 to 2015 ).

    Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is the most popular form, being practiced by over one billion people globally, of whom the majority are in the developing countries.Less common drugs for smoking include cannabis and opium. Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin, but the use of these is very limited as they are usually not commercially available.Cigarettes are primarily industrially manufactured but also can be hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper.

    Other smoking implements include pipes, cigars, bidis, hookahs, and bongs.Smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BCE, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world.

    Early smoking evolved in association with religious ceremonies; as offerings to deities, in cleansing rituals or to allow shamans and priests to alter their minds for purposes of divination or spiritual enlightenment. After the European exploration and conquest of the Americas, the practice of smoking tobacco quickly spread to the rest of the world. In regions like India and Sub-Saharan Africa, it merged with existing practices of smoking (mostly of cannabis). In Europe, it introduced a new type of social activity and a form of drug intake which previously had been unknown.Perception surrounding smoking has varied over time and from one place to another: holy and sinful, sophisticated and vulgar, a panacea and deadly health hazard.

    In the 20th century, smoking came to be viewed in a decidedly negative light, especially in Western countries. This is due to smoking tobacco being among the leading causes of many diseases such as lung cancer, heart attack, COPD, erectile dysfunction, and birth defects.The health hazards of smoking have caused many countries to institute high taxes on tobacco products, run ads to discourage use, limit ads that promote use, and provide help with quitting for those who do smoke.

    History of smoking

    Early Useraztec women are handed flowers and smoking tubes before eating at a banquet, Florentine Codex, 1500
    The history of smoking dates back to as early as 5000 BCE in shamanistic rituals.Many ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, Indians and Chinese, burnt incense as a part of religious rituals, as did the Israelites and the later Catholic and Orthodox Christian churches.Smoking in the Americas probably had its origins in the incense-burning ceremonies of shamans but was later adopted for pleasure, or as a social tool.

    The smoking of tobacco, as well as various hallucinogenic drugs, was used to achieve trances and to come into contact with the spirit world.Substances such as cannabis, clarified butter (ghee), fish offal, dried snake skins and various pastes molded around incense sticks dates back at least 2000 years. Fumigation (dhupa) and fire offerings (homa) are prescribed in the Ayurveda for medical purposes, and have been practiced for at least 3,000 years while smoking, dhumrapana (literally “drinking smoke“), has been practiced for at least 2,000 years. Before modern times these substances have been consumed through pipes, with stems of various lengths or chillums.

    Cannabis smoking was common in the Middle East before the arrival of tobacco, and was early on a common social activity that centered around the type of water pipe called a hookah. Smoking, especially after the introduction of tobacco, was an essential component of Muslim society and culture and became integrated with important traditions such as weddings, funerals and was expressed in architecture, clothing, literature and poetry.

    Cannabis smoking was introduced to Sub-Saharan Africa through Ethiopia and the east African coast by either Indian or Arab traders in the 13th century or earlier and spread on the same trade routes as those that carried coffee, which originated in the highlands of Ethiopia.It was smoked in calabash water pipes with terracotta smoking bowls, apparently an Ethiopian invention which was later conveyed to eastern, southern and central Africa.Reports from the first European explorers and conquistadors to reach the Americas tell of rituals where native priests smoked themselves into such high degrees of intoxication that it is unlikely that the rituals were limited to just tobacco.

    Snake Bites: What You Should Know

    A snakebite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake, especially a venomous snake. A common symptom of a bite from a venomous snake is the presence of two puncture wound from the animal’s fangs.
    Sometimes venom infection from the bite may occur.This may result in redness, swelling, and severe pain at the area, which may take up to an hour to appear.vomiting, blurred vision, tingling of the limbs, and sweating may result.

    Most bites are on the hands, arms, or legs.Fearfollowing a bite is common with symptoms of a racing heart and feeling faint.The venom may cause bleeding, kidney failure, a severe allergic infection, tissue death around the bite, or breathing problems.Bites may result in the loss of limbs or other chronic problems.The outcome depends on the type of snake, the area of the body bitten, the amount of venom injected, and the general health of the person bitten. Problems are often more severe in children than adults, due to their smaller size.Snakes bite both as a method of hunting and as a means of protection.Risk factors for bites include working outside with one’s hands such as in farming, forestry, and construction.Snakes commonly involved in poisonings include elapids (such as kraits, cobras and mambas, vipers, and sea snake.The majority of snake species do not have venom and kill their prey by squeezing them.Venomous snakes can be found on every continent except Antarctica.Determining the type of snake that caused a bite is often not possible.

    The World Health Organization says snakebites are a “neglected public health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries”.

    Prevention of snake bites can involve wearing protective footwear, avoiding areas where snakes live, and not handling snakes. Treatment partly depends on the type of snake.Washing the wound with soap and water and holding the limb still is recommended.

    Trying to suck out the venom, cutting the wound with a knife, or using a torniquet is not recommended. Antivenom is effective at preventing death from bites; however, antivenoms frequently have side effects.

    The type of antivenom needed depends on the type of snake involved. When the type of snake is unknown, antivenom is often given based on the types known to be in the area.In some areas of the world getting the right type of antivenom is difficult and this partly contributes to why they sometimes do not work.An additional issue is the cost of these medications.Antivenom has little effect on the area around the bite itself. Supporting the person breathing is sometimes also required.

    The number of venomous snakebites that occur each year may be as high as five million.They result in about 2.5 million poisonings and 20,000 to 125,000 deaths. The frequency and severity of bites vary greatly among different parts of the world.They occur most commonly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America,with rural areas more greatly affected.

    Deaths are relatively rare in Australia, Europe and North America. For example, in the United States, about seven to eight thousand people per year are bitten by venomous snakes (about one in 40 thousand people) and about five people die (about one death per 65 million people).

    The most common symptoms of any kind of snake envenomation.However, there is vast variation in symptoms between bites from different types of snakes.

    The most common symptom of all snakebites is overwhelming fear, which contributes to other symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, vertigo, fainting, tarchycardia, and cold, clammy skin. Television, literature, and folklore are in part responsible for the hype surrounding snakebites, and people may have unwarranted thoughts of imminent death.

    Dry snake bite and those inflicted by a non-venomous species can still cause severe injury. There are several reasons for this: a snakebite may become infected, with the snake’s saliva and fangs sometimes harboring pathogenic microbial organisms, including clostridium tetanil. Infection is often reported with viper bites whose fangs are capable of deep puncture wounds. Bites may cause Anaphylaxis in certain people.

    Most snakebites, whether by a venomous snake or not, will have some type of local effect. There is minor pain and redness in over 90 percent of cases, although this varies depending on the site.

    Bites by vipers and some cobras may be extremely painful, with the local tissue sometimes becoming tender and severely swollen within five minutes.This area may also bleed and blister and can eventually lead to tissue necrosis. Other common initial symptoms of pit viper and viper bites include lethargy, bleeding, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms may become more life-threatening over time, developing into hypertension, tarcypnea, severe tachycardia, severe internal bleeding, altered sensorium, kidney failure, and respiratory failure.

    Bites caused by some snakes, such as the kraits, coral snake, Mojave rattlesnake, and the specked rattlesnake, reportedly cause little or no pain despite being serious potentially life-threatening injuries.Those bitten may also describe a “rubbery“, “minty“, or “metallic” taste if bitten by certain species of rattlesnake.spitting cobras and rinkhalses can spit venom in a person’s eyes. This results in immediate pain, opthalmoparesis, and sometimes blindness.

    Severe tissue necrosis following both rop asper envenomation that required amputation above the knee. The person was an 11-year-old boy, bitten two weeks earlier in Ecuador, but treated only with antibiotics.

    Some Australian elapids and most viper envenomations will cause coagulopathy, sometimes so severe that a person may bleed spontaneously from the mouth, nose, and even old, seemingly healed wounds. Internal organs may bleed, including the brain and intestines and will cause ecchymosis (bruising) of the skin.

    Venom emitted from elapids, including sea snake, kraits, cobras, king cobra, mambas, and many Australian species, contain toxins which attack the nervous system, causing neurotoxicity person may present with strange disturbances to their vision, including blurriness. Paresthesia throughout the body, as well as difficulty in speaking and breathing, may be reported.Nervous system problems will cause a huge array of symptoms, and those provided here are not exhaustive. If not treated immediately they may die from respiratory failure.

    6 ways to avoid dehydration during Ramadan

    During the holy month of Ramadan, it is important to eat a balanced diet and keep hydrated before and after the day of fasting.
    Mild dehydration can result in fatigue, dry mouth, thirst and headaches. It is vital to drink enough fluid on a fast.

    Drinking the typical eight cups per day is important, but there are other things to remember to help you stay hydrated.
    Here are some tips to help you avoid dehydration when you’re fasting.

    1. Avoid drinks containing caffeine

    As much as we love our coffee and tea, these drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine has a diuretic effect that increases urine production, thus flushing out salt and water from the body.
    Too much caffeine can result in increased thirst, so to stay hydrated throughout the day, it’s best to stick to water or fresh fruit juices.

    2. Break your fast with plenty of fruit and vegetables

    Eating fruits and vegetables aren’t just good for your health, but they help with hydration too. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in water and fiber. They stay in the intestines for a long time and reduce thirst.
    If you don’t want to eat the vegetables as they are, try incorporating them into a salad as part of your meal when you break fast.

    3. Avoid spicy or salty food

    Spicy and salty foods can increase your body’s need for water, because they cause water retention.
    If you’re cooking during this period, try not to use too much salt or too many spices.

    4. Avoid chugging your drinks in one go

    Drinking your water in one go will cause your body to flush it out soon after. It’s best to sip water throughout the non-fasting hours of the day.
    But ultimately, do make sure to get enough water during the non-fasting hours to avoid dehydration.

    5. Avoid exposure to heat

    Exposure to heat is inevitable, but do try to avoid the heat as much as possible.
    Hot temperatures will cause sweating, resulting in fluid loss. Try to limit your time outdoors and stick to the shade or cool environments.

    6. Take Cold showers.

    Cold showers help in many ways to rehydrate you during the month of Ramadan.
    You should try to lower your body temperature in any way possible. Spend 5-10 minutes with the base of your head under direct cool water.
    It is important to know that drinking iced water to break your fast does not replenish your thirst but can cause your blood vessels to contract and cause indigestion.
    For this reason, it is recommended that you drink water at room temperature or slightly cold if you prefer to.

    Ramadan 2019:Muslims worldwide getting prepared

    Muslims worldwide get ready for 2019 Ramadan, starting May 6 or the evening of may 5, date varies.

    Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the holy period of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic dating system, i.e. the Hijri calendar.

    The unified date of commencement is Monday May 6, 2019 given that the new moon was not sighted across the world. Unlike the Gregorian calendar where days of a month are fixed, the Hijri calendar depends on the sighting of the moon.

    Each month ends with 29 or 30 days maximum. With an unsighted moon on the 29th (May 4), Muslims complete the preceding month of Sha’ban to 30 days (May 5) with Ramadan kicking off the next day without fail.

    Ramadan is a period of one full month that the faithful undertake a dawn – dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God).

    Saudi Arabia employs the use of technology in looking out for the new moon. They are a reference point for many Muslims across the world in terms of starting the fast.
    Reports in Ghana indicate that the national chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, had asked the faithful to commence fasting on Monday.

    Over in Nigeria, the leader of the Muslims, the Sultan of Sokoto Sheikh Sa’ad Abubakar tasked the faithful to look out for the new moon as at Sunday, May 5.

    Main pointers to note about Ramadan
    Ramadan is a period during which period the prophet Muhammad says the doors of hell are firmly sealed and the doors to heaven are wide open.

    Islamic history has it that the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan.
    The fasting day starts with a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and ends with a meal called iftaar.

    Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is compulsory for all Muslims except those who are exempted – among others the terminally ill, travelers, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating.

    Many pilgrims from around the world travel to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah for Umrah during Ramadan. Umrah is known as the lesser Hajj, a pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

    Muslims are encouraged to avoid gossip, arguments and fighting while they observe self-restraint, self-control and self-discipline during the month. They are also encouraged to engage in more charity work while they fast to bring them closer to God and remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate.

    The common greetings during the month is “Ramadan Mubarak” and “Ramadan Kareem”, wishing the recipient a “blessed” and generous Ramadan.
    At the end of the 29 or 30 days of

    fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which literally means “festival of breaking the fast” in Arabic.

    On the day, Muslims attend a special prayer in the morning at outdoor locations or mosques. The prayer consists of a sermon followed by the short congregational prayer.
    After the prayer, they visit friends and relatives, give gifts especially to children, and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange greetings of “Eid Mubarak” or “Blessed Eid”.

    Labour Day

    Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.

    Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

    For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country. Labour Day is a public holiday in many countries.

    In Canada and the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of September and considered the unofficial end of summer, with summer vacations ending and students returning to school around then.
    For most countries, “Labour Day” is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on 1 May. Some countries vary the actual date of their celebrations so that the holiday occurs on a Monday close to 1 May.

    Nigerian lady breaks record in Indian University

    Nigerian lady breaks record in Indian University; Bags First Class in Pharmacy (Photos)

    A pretty young and vibrant Nigerian lady, Ms Chideraa Njoku has broken a record in Indian university – Chideraa, 22, who hails from Mbaise in Imo state has shattered academic records in Pharmacy in Indian Subharti University.

    Nigerian lady breaks record

    Ms Njoku came on top of her class with first class honours and has been awarded a gold medal for her academic excellence and a scholarship for her onward doctorate degree by the University.

    Her parents, Mr Joe & Mrs Happiness Njoku Udorly took their daughter to study overseas due to lack of continuity in the Nigerian system of education and the poor regulatory system of Nigeria Universities commission.

    Ms Njoku`s great accomplishment comes at the wake of the current Nigerian government`s reckless statement that Nigerian doctors are free to leave Nigeria.

    Source:yabaleftonline.com

    Nigeria’s Federal Government declared Wednesday May 1 as public holiday

    Nigeria’s Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day.

    The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. (Rted) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their commitment and sacrifice toward building a greater Nigeria.

    Dambazau made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

    He commended workers’ effort at ensuring the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government through efficient and effective service delivery to Nigerians and foreigners.

    Dambazau called for continuous support of Nigerian workers in government’s effort at re-positioning the economy and moving it to the Next Level.

    He also commended them for keeping faith with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s resolve of building a better Nigeria.

    The Minister wishes all Nigerian workers a successful May Day Celebration.

    Bill Gates sends strong message to President Buhari

    Bill Gates sends strong message to President Buhari

    Bill Gates, the co-Founder of the Microsoft company and co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation makes a statement after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Presidential Palace on June 27, 2016 in Paris, France. Bill Gates mentioned in a short statement after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande that France was a great asset in the fight against AIDS.

    Philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates on Wednesday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

    Speaking in a telephone call, Bill Gates said he was happy to be associated with the Nigerian President.

    He also restated his commitment to the success of the administration as well as the progress, prosperity and well-being of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    Gates expressed willingness to do more for the country.

    Also speaking, President Buhari reiterated his belief that Gates’ wealth has benefited Nigeria’s development, and expressed appreciation for the call.

    Buhari commended Bill Gates for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe, and specifically for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular.

    A statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu quoted him as saying “I am very happy the way your projects have touched the life of the average Nigerian.

    “The people of this country have given their verdict.”

    Source:Daily post.com

    Atiku gets 21-day ultimatum to return to Cameroon, apologise to Nigerians

    Atiku gets 21-day ultimatum to return to Cameroon, apologise to Nigerians
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    – A coalition has called on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to apologise to Nigerians and return to Cameroon

    – The coalition also urged Atiku to alternatively seek naturalization in Nigeria

    – According to the coalition, Atiku’s alleged nationality could have been the reason Ibrahim Babangida refused to appoint him as the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service The Coalition of Minority Tribes in Nigeria has called on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to apologise to Nigerians and return to Cameroon or seek naturalization.

    It was gathered that the demand was made by the coalition following the recent reports by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Atiku is a nationality of Cameroon and not a Nigerian.

    The group alleged that what Atiku has done by concealing his identity is tantamount to crimes against humanity and must tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.

    Speaking to journalists on Monday, April 15, the secretary general of the coalition, Abdulmuminu Hassan, said former head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida must have realized the true nationality of Atiku hence, the reason he (IBB) refused to appoint him as the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service.

    Hassan further said the coalition was giving the PDP presidential aspirant a 21-day ultimatum to return to Cameroon to reunite with his family members. “The Conference of Minority Tribes in Nigeria is indeed alarmed that the paternity of Alhaji Atiku was unlet undetected and he aspired and held the number two position of Vice President in Nigeria,” Hassan said.

    Hassan also said that Atiku’s relationship with Simon Ateba, a Nigerian based Cameroonian journalist who was arrested in Cameroon leaves more to be imagined.

    “Consequently, the Conference of Minority Tribes in Nigeria wishes to use this medium to issue a 21-day ultimatum to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar return to Cameroon to reunite with his family members. This is important to save Nigerians the trauma of having to deal with his nationality. The Conference of Minority also wishes to advise Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to in an alternative solution seek naturalization as a Nigerian by applying to the Federal Ministry of Interior in Nigeria. This way Nigerians would forgive him for his sins and show him understanding since he has lived the better part of his life in Nigeria,” Hassan added.

    Nigeria Election 2019: 6 of 20 Nasarawa Assembly APC members re-elected

    6 of 20 APC’s members of Nasarawa state 5th Assembly won their re-election bid in the 2019 general elections

    The party, however, won a total number of 15 seats in the new Assembly, while the PDP won just seven seats

    The Social Democratic Party and Zenith Labour Party won one seat each Only six out of 20 All Progressives Congress (APC)’s members of the Nasarawa state 5th Assembly that sought for re-election in 2019 general elections won their elections.

    The members coming back to the 6th assembly are the speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi (APC-Umaisha/Ugya), Mohammed Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko) and Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

    It was also reported that for the incoming Assembly, the APC won 15 seats, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won seven seats while Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) won one seat each.

    The seats won by APC are Umaisha/Ugya, Toto/Gadabuke, Nasarawa Central, Udege/Loko, Keffi West, Kokona East, Akwanga North, Lafia Central, Lafia North, Keana, Awe North, Awe South, Wamba, Nassarawa Eggon East and Uke/Karshi constituencies. PDP won in Akwanga South, Nasarawa Eggon West, Doma South, Obi 1, Obi 2, Karu/Gitata and Kokona West constituencies, while ZLP and SDP won in Doma North and Keffi East constituencies.

    PDP plotting to hijack 9th National Assembly-APC senators elect alleged

    PDP plotting to hijack 9th National Assembly – APC senators-elect alleged

    – Some APC senators-elect have alleged that the PDP is perfecting plans to hijack the National Assembly leadership ahead of the inauguration of the 9th session in June

    – Speaking on condition of anonymity, some APC senators-elect said the PDP was engaging some people to buy-in on the need to continue the use of the forged 2015 Rule Book

    – The APC has said all its members will be present during this year’s inauguration and shall not allow what happened in 2015 to repeat itself The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reportedly plotting a secret ballot voting system to hijack the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, according to some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators-elect.

    The Nation reports that the APC senators-elect, who pleaded anonymity, claimed the opposition is ready to infiltrate National Assembly bureaucracy to perfect their plan An APC senator-elect accused the PDP of “already laying political landmines in the path of APC” with a view to having the legislative gavel by proxy.

    The source said: “While the opposition party cannot reinvent the wheel in terms of the colouration of the legislature during the 9th session of National Assembly, it is trying to foist on the winning party, the Senate in particular, APC candidates that would do its bidding, using the Rule Book of National Assembly to achieve it. “In implementing the plan, members of the opposition, with a large war chest made available by those being investigated by anti-corruption agencies, are ready to infiltrate National Assembly bureaucracy to perfect their plan.”

    A ranking APC senator disclosed that the PDP will begin the implementation of its two-pronged plan which involves engaging the top echelon of National Assembly bureaucracy and some APC senators-elect to buy-in on the need to continue the use of the forged 2015 Rule Book, especially its secret ballot provision.

    Recall that this was what paved the way for Bukola Saraki to become Senate president in 2015. According to the senator, what happened in 2015 will not repeat itself because all members of the ruling party will be present during this year’s inauguration and shall not allow the forged Rule Book to be used.

    Another senator-elect explained: “We underrated the capacity of PDP to go to any length to achieve its aims and objectives during 2015 elections of presiding officers of the National Assembly while we were totally naïve about the crucial role of the bureaucracy in the scheme of things in the legislature, a situation that turned the table in favour of the opposition despite being in the minority. We are aware of their political manoeuvres and ready to expose sources of funds for their National Assembly intervention.”

    Meanwhile, there is disquiet in the PDP it as interest groups root for different candidates as the next minority leader of the forthcoming 9th session of the Senate. Three candidates are already in contention for the position.

    They are the current deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) and Senator Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central). Sources told The Nation that while the party leadership appears to be heavily in favour of Ekweremadu emerging as minority leader in view of his vast experience, some other groups in the party have different ideas on who should occupy the position.

    A party chieftain from the southeast said the PDP plans to give the ruling APC serious opposition in the next dispensation and believes Ekweremadu has the ability to keep the ruling party on its toes.

    To this end, we have considered that the current leadership of our party in the Senate, as represented by the highest ranking senator there, Senator Ekweremadu, be retained in the 9th assembly. We are sure that if he remains the leader of the PDP senators, the APC will be kept on its toes until we take over the assembly,” the party chieftain said.

    However, PDP stakeholders in the Southwest and the north central are projecting other senators for the position. Some interest groups in the southwest recently cautioned the PDP leadership against taking the position of minority leader away from the zone.

    It was learnt that some PDP stakeholders from the north central recently met leaders of the party in the zone and expressed their desire to have Senator Dino Melaye supported for the position. Senator Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo central) who was first elected in 2011, but lost his re-election bid in 2015 is returning for a second term. According to sources, he is the candidate of many Southwest PDP leaders and chieftains for the position of Senate minority leader.

    When the 9th assembly is convened, the southeast PDP will have at least 11 senators, while the south south PDP will have about 15 senators. Party sources said the majority of the senators from the two zones may support the party’s choice. The southwest boasts of only three PDP senators-elect, while the north central will have about five senators in the next dispensation. Melaye will be the only ranking senator from the zone in the 9th assembly.

    This perhaps informed the choice of Melaye as the candidate of some major stakeholders in the zone.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Umar Duhu earlier stated that all the contestants for the Senate presidency seat are qualified for the position.

    It was reported that the pioneer national vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the northeast expressed reservations with the way and manner the APC leadership is treating some of its members, stressing that there is no way the party can take hold of its members when it did not play a greater role in ensuring their election.

    Duhu said Senators Ali Ndume and Ahmad Lawan are from the same bloc of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), and are both qualified to occupy the seat.

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    Atiku reacts as APC claims he is not a Nigerian

    APC’s claim that I am not a Nigerian disrespectful – Atiku

    – The PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, reacted to the APC’s allegation the he is not a Nigerian

    – Atiku’s spokesman said the APC’s allegation is disrespectful to Nigerians and the office of the Vice President which Atiku occupied for eight years

    – The APC had filed a motion at the tribunal saying Atiku has no right to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election as he is a Cameroonian The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate for the 2019 polls, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) the he is not a Nigerian citizen.

    Smart Citizens reports that the APC filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja saying Atiku has no right to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election as he was not a Nigerian. The APC said Atiku’s case lacked merit as he was a Cameroonian and therefore has no right to stand for election.

    However, reacting to the claim, Atiku, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, to The Sun, on Friday, April 12, that it is an insult to Nigerians and the office of Vice President, which he (Atiku) occupied for eight years, for the APC to allege that he is not a Nigerian.

    His words: “That is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. Atiku Abubakar is a former vice president of Nigeria. Are they telling us that a former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a Nigerian? That is disrespectful to Nigerians and for the office he has held, which other people will hold and will continue to hold. Everything must not be on the alter of politics”

    And it is not the first time Atiku’s citizenship is being questioned. Prior to the 2019 presidential election, a group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa had asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Atiku from contesting. The group in a suit alleged that the PDP’s presidential candidate is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and as such not fit to contest in the election. The group argued that when Atiku was born on November 25, 1946, Jada village and other parts of Chamba land in the then Northern Cameroon were still known as British Cameroons.

    100-year Indian academic record broken by a Nigerian

    Nigerian breaks 100-year Indian academic record

    A 2012/2013 First Class graduate of Chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Stella Emelife Chinelo has broken a 100- year academic record at the 99th convocation ceremony of the Mysore University India to emerge overall best graduating student.

    For the record -breaking performance, she earned 20 gold medals and five cash prize awards.
    Disclosing the development on Friday at the 35th, 36th and 37th combined convocation awards of degrees, diplomas and certificates, Vice Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, noted academic excellence and standard remain the focus of the institution.

    He said any of the current students and graduands could replicate Chinelo’s feat, stating “just always remember that learning is a lifelong endeavour and its key ingredients are observation, thinking, consultation and decision making.”

    Zuru said for the first time since inception, the university is producing a female first class graduate in Physics, Zainab Abdullahi Bashir from Katsina state with CGPA of 4.81in the 2017/2018 academic session.
    Others with similar performance grades include: Okek Obinna Kingsley B. of Forestry with CGPA of 4.81 in the 2015/2016 session while Andulahi Saminu Mujammad B. Fisheries earned 4.84 CGPA in 2016/2017 session and Ojo Suleiman Adebowale BSc Mathematics who graduated in 2017/2018 session with 4.91 CGPA respectively.

    While expressing gratitude to God, Zuru told the graduands to count themselves fortunate for passing through the university.
    I say congratulations to our beloved graduands. You must also keep in mind that the world out there is a tough, rough, rewarding or punitive terrain depending on how you navigate it,” he stated.

    Atiku not a Nigerian, APC reports proofs at Tribunal

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja stating that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.

    The Party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen, Channels Tv reports.

    APC, hence stated that the former Vice President’s petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.

    The petition read: “The 11.1 million votes recorded in favor of the two petitioners should be voided and considered a waste by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

    “The Party averred that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and is, therefore, a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth.

    “Prior to 1919, Cameroon was being administered by Germany and that following the defeat of Germany in World War 1, which end d in 1918, Cameroon became part of a League of Nations mandate territory which consisted of French Cameroon and British Cameroon in 1919.

    “In 1961, a plebiscite was held in British Cameroon to determine whether the people preferred to stay in Cameroon or align with Nigeria.
    “While Northern Cameroon preferred a union with Nigeria, the Southern Cameroon chose alignment with the mother country and that it was as a result of the plebiscite that Northern Cameroon, which included Adamawa, became a part of Nigeria.”

    APC, therefore, said that contrary to the assertion of Atiku in his petition, he (Atiku) had no right to be voted for as a candidate in the election to the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019.

    The party averred that by reason of Atiku not having qualified to contest the election, all votes purportedly cast for him and the PDP in the February 23 election are wasted votes.
    APC also faulted the allegations of non-compliance with relevant laws made by Atiku and PDP

    The party, therefore, prayed the tribunal to uphold the victory of its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who polled 15,191,347 to emerge winner and his subsequent declaration as president-elect by INEC while also urging that the petition against the victory should be dismissed for having no cause of action.

    Woman threatened to leave her boyfriend for losing his car 

    Woman reportedly threatens to breakup with boyfriend after he lost his job and car

    A woman has threatened to dump her recently-unemployed boyfriend after he informed her that he will no longer have a car.

    A screenshot of a conversation between a man and his girlfriend has taken over social media. In the conversation, a man is telling his partner that he lost his job. The partner, in turn, responds by asking if they will also take his car. She goes on to say that she does not want to ride taxis again and he needs to make a plan to get a car or she will leave Social media users had a lot to say about the post, with Ezekiel Ndaba saying that the woman never really loved him in the first place. Others agreed, saying that it was better that she leave the relationship.

    That Describe Almost Any Wedding Other social media users were a little more skeptical and didn’t believe the story was real.

    it’s just a joke for social media otherwise that would just be too brutal!

    Billionaire Femi Otedola showers compliments on his best friend Aliko Dangote as he clocks age 62

    You have broken every boundary in worldwide business and industry – Femi Otedola to Dangote as he clocks 62

    A popular Nigerian business mogul has expressed his best wishes for his close friend as he celebrates him on the occasion of his birthday ceremony. Billionaire Femi Otedola has taken to social media to write a heartwarming celebratory message to his close friend, Aliko Dangote, who recently clocked the age of 62.

    Otedola in his birthday message showered accolades on his cement mogul friend whom he described as a brother and one of the greatest men to come out of Africa. Rolling out some of the achievements of the celebrant, Otedola further labelled him as a titan that the almighty had specially created for the sake of humanity.

    Happy birthday to the greatest man that has come out of Africa. My brother, the visionary, owner of the 2nd largest sugar refinery in the world, the largest cement factory in the world, one of the largest flour mills in the world, the 2nd largest fertiliser plant in the world that is due for completion, and the biggest oil refinery in the world. Aliko Dangote is a titan that God created especially for mankind.” Otedola said. He concluded his post by noting that his friend and brother has broken every boundary in worldwide business and industry.

    https://www.instagram.com/_u/femiotedola/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XKEGfAABAAF54mWXWOdk52PlQtdb

    Otedola expressed appreciation to Dangote for the brotherly love that they both share. “You have broken every boundary in worldwide business and industry. Thanks for the brotherly love…” he said.

    Presidency warns Atiku , says treason will be treated as treason

    Presidency warns Atiku to counsel himself, says treason will be treated as treason

    Presidency cautions Atiku, says treason will be treated as treason

    The special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, should counsel himself.

    Onochie, who took to her Twitter page to make the warning on Tuesday, April 9, said Atiku is lucky to be walking frer

    It was gathers that the presidential aide stated that she saw Atiku’s pictures with some weird inscriptions. She said whatever the former vice president is planning, he should not forget that Nigeria has a president in place.

    She said: “I just returned to Abuja and saw @atiku’s photos with some weird inscriptions For one who is lucky to be walking free, whatever he is planning, he shouldnt forget that we have a President in place. “Nigerians will insist that treason be treated as treason. He should counsel himself. “When you lose an election, you either congratulate the victor or you challenge the election results in court. After foot-dragging, @atiku has now managed to go to court. It’s in the best interest of the nation that he continues in that legal path instead of stirring mischief.”

    See tweets below:

    Nigerians react as pastor uses coke and fanta to anoint church members

    Wonder shall never end in this Nigeria.
    Nigerians react as pastor uses coke and fanta to anoint church members

    A video of a yet-to-be identified pastor ‘anointing’ his church members with coke and fanta has gone viral.

    A Twitter user identified as Jackson Ude shared the clip and condemned the act attributing it to the effects of poverty on the populace. He stated that Christianity had become a comedy show for so many.

    In the clip, the pastor can be seen standing on a chair and attending to a long queue of members who each had two bottles of soft drinks in their hands which he collects and empties on their heads and bodies.

    It is believed that the soda is anointed and used to blessed the miracle-seeking congregation who appeared sold on the idea that the soda was washing away their transgressions and pains.

    See below:

    Nigerians react as pastor uses coke and fanta to anoint church members
    Nigerians react as pastor uses coke and fanta to anoint church members
    Source: Twitter

    Watch the video below:

    The clip which has gone viral sparked a lot of reactions and many Nigerians had a lot to say about the apparent outrageous practice.

    Below are some reactions or comments:

    Comments: Such “pastors” should be arrested, according to Otabor.

    The cost of those drinks might make one’s jaws drop.

    People perish for lack of knowledge.

    Could it be a business strategy?

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    Over 3,000 killed, 500 villages affected in Zamfara – Governor Yari

    Over 3,000 killed, 500 villages affected in Zamfara – Governor Yari

    – Over 3,000 people have been killed by armed bandits in Zamfara state in the state in the last five years

    – Governor Abdulaziz Yari who disclosed this also said over 500 villages were affected by the attacks by bandits

    – Going further, the governor said over 13,000 hecters of farmlands were also destroyed The Zamfara government has said that a total of 3,526 persons were killed by armed bandits in the state in the last five years.

    This was disclosed by the state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari on Tuesday, April 9, in Gusau during a Town hall meeting attended by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

    “Nearly 500 villages have also been devastated and 8,219 persons were injured, some are still in critical condition.”

    The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, also said that over 13,000 hecters of farmlands were either destroyed or made useless as the farmers can no longer farm them.

    The economy of the state has seriously suffered because thousands of shops were destroyed by the rampaging bandits who had displaced thousands of our people from their places of abode, many of whom cannot sleep with their two eyes closed because of fear,” he added.

    Yari said the government had written volumes of reports containing over 7,000 pages, giving details of the crises right from the beginning to the infiltration from Libya and Boko Haram.

    He disclosed that the government was aware of eight prominent bandits camps at different bush locations in the state, and urged that they should all be neutralized in order to decimate the criminals. The governor said that recent suspension of mining activities in the state by the federal government must “be followed by enforcement, because, it is one thing to ban, and another to enforce.”

    Earlier, Adamu, the acting IGP, told the gathering that the police would take more proactive measures in the fight against bandits and commended the state government for providing enabling environment to security personnel to operate in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the townhall meeting was attended by traditional and community leaders including herders and farmers.

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    Breaking News: 446 Nigerians are in UAE prisons

    Just in: 446 Nigerians are in UAE prisons

    The Nigerian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed Dansanta Rimi, has disclosed that a total of 446 Nigerians are currently languishing in prisons in the middle east country.

    Rimi stated this on Tuesday, April 9, during President Muhammadu Buhari’s town-hall meeting with Nigerians who are based in the UAE, Daily Trust reports.

    He said the 446 Nigerians are in prisons over drugs and other crimes.

    Recall that this disclosure is coming weeks after five Nigerians were arrested over armed robbery in Dubai.

    They reportedly stormed a money exchange centre in Sharjah area of Dubai to steal Dh 2.3 million Dinars. The five suspects who were on visitors visas to Dubai include Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu. The federal government has condemned the action of the robbers.

    The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known in a statement by her media aide Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Tuesday, April 2, in Abuja.

    Meanwhile, the robbery incident led to speculations that UAE had restricted visa for Nigerians.

    However, the UAE embassy in Nigeria on Thursday, April 4, denied the speculations. The UAE embassy described the news about denial of visas as inaccurate and advised that people should always source real information about its activities through its official channels only.

    Two years after the death of his wife, former governor marries young bride 

    Two years after the death of his wife, former governor Danjuma Goje marries young bride

    – Senator Danjuma Goje has reportedly taken a young lady as his new bride

    – The former governor and one-time minister of state, power and steel lost his wife Hajiya Yelwa in 2017

    – Reports claim that two years after her death in the United states, the governor is set to settle with a young bride Former Governor of Gombe State and Senator representing Gombe Central senatorial district, Danjuma Goje, has reportedly taken a young lady as his new bride.

    READ ALSO: 5 HOURS NEEDED TO EARN NIGERIA’S MONTHLY MINIMUM WAGE IN AMERICAN COMPANY

    Recall that the senator lost his wife, Hajiya Yelwa , in 2017. The late, former first lady of Gombe state, died on Monday, October 30, after a brief illness at the She was aged 55.

    Recent reports claim that two years after the passing of his wife, Senator Goje is set to settle down with new bride who hails from Bauchi. A clip showing the new bride alighting from a jet with some family members has surfaced online.

    There are reports that she was taken from Bauchi to Abuja where she is to meet her husband and officially become the new bride of the senator.

    New bride arrives Abuja from Bauchi (Picture/UgC) Source: UGC

    Watch below: https://www.instagram.com/officialsarewah/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XKEGfAABAAF54mWXWOdk52PlQtdb

    Meanwhile, Senator Danjuma Goje has been asked by some former governors to accept President Buhari’s choice of Ahmad Lawan for Senate president. A former governor who pleaded not to be named said Goje is qualified to lead the Senate but they don’t want him to disagree with Buhari.

    The president and some leaders of the APC earlier had a meeting with Senator Goje over the position.

    5 hours needed to earn Nigeria’s monthly minimum wage in American company

    N6,120 per hour: Nigeria’s monthly minimum wage earned in just 5 hours on duty in American company – even by unskilled staff

    The agitation for a new national minimum wage of N30,000 ($83.33) by Nigeria’s labour unions led to industrial action and a series of back and forth meeting between the government and the labour leaders in 2018.

    The state governors insisted they cannot afford to pay a minimum wage of N30,000, adding that they are still struggling to pay the current N18,000 minimum wage.

    True, some states, at the current minimum wage, are still owing their workers months of salaries. However, the National Assembly eventually passed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

    While debating the new minimum wage bill, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said the proposed N30,000 is not enough for Nigerian workers considering current economic realities in the country.

    The speaker said the only way to curb corruption in Nigeria is for the government to pay a living wage and not just a minimum wage. Dogara’s statement may not be far from the truth, especially when the new minimum wage is compared to what workers in other countries earn.

    In the United States, Bank of America said starting May 1, its employees’ hourly minimum wage will rise to $17 (N6,120).

    According to CNBC, the bank also promised the hourly minimum wage will go higher in the next two years to become $20 (N7,200) an hour. “If you get a job at Bank of America, you’ll make $41,000” a year, chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan was quoted to have said. “With the success our company has … we have to share that success with our teammates.” When compared to the situation in Nigeria, it means it takes employees, even at the lowest rung, with Bank of America just 5 hours to earn what Nigerian government workers earn in a month.

    Also, it will take the BOA workers just four hours to earn what Nigerian government workers earn in a month, in two years time—other things being equal.

    Lift visa ban on Nigerians – Saraki urges Qatar

    Lift visa ban on Nigerians – Saraki urges Qatar

    The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has urged the government of Qatar to look into the issue of visiting visas not being granted to Nigerians wishing to visit the country.

    Saraki made the plea in Doha where he lead a delegation from the National Assembly to attend the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting that commenced on Friday, April 5, and ends on Monday, April 8.

    – APC chieftain The Senate president during a meeting with the prime minister and minister of interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in Doha on Sunday, April 7, noted that the visa ban was negatively affecting Nigerians as it prevents them from visiting Qatar.

    Bukola Saraki said at the meeting, the prime minister of Qatar promised to look into this issue. Some of the lawmakers who accompanied Saraki on the trip include the deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun, Senators Duro Faseyi, Ibrahim Rafiu Adebayo, Ikon Samuel Okon, Igbokwe Raphael Nnanna, Fulata Abubakar Hassan, Goodhead Boma and Dasuki Abdussammad.

    Bukola Saraki also paid a visit to the Nigerian embassy in Doha, Qatar, as part of his trip to the Gulf nation.

    Source: Legit

    former Super Eagles coach Seriously ill, surgery to survive

    Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach serious ill, surgery to survive

    Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles captain and coach is currently down with an undisclosed ailment.

    Former Enugu Rangers patron, Benson Ejindu made this known in a Facebook post seeking to raise funds for the legend.

    The football administrator is expected to undergo surgery in the United States of America but requires about $50,000 for the operation and all other medical expenses.

    Chukwu was the skipper of the nationa’s national team when they won their first ever African Cup of Nations in 1980.

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    Meanwhile, the nation’s football governing body have revealed that they are ready to support the ailing football administrator.

    “I am not in Nigeria presently but I have asked the NFF Acting President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi to take full charge and ensure that this matter is treated promptly.

    “It was for this kind of development that I spoke about the welfare foundation for our legends at the 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards in Lagos on 1st April 2019.

    “The NFF would always be there to lend support to our legends in their hour of need,” Pinnick said.

    Chairman, as he was fondly referred to was assistant to Clemence Westerhof when the Super Eagles qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1994.

    The same year they won the country’s second AFCON title in Tunisia, while they climbed to fifth position on the world ranking back then.

    Between 2002 and 2005, Chukwu was head coach of the Super Eagles, leading the team to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

    Nigerians Attacked In Fresh Xenophobic Attack In South Africa[PHOTOS

    Nigerians Attacked In Fresh Xenophobic Attack In South Africa[PHOTOS]

    The safety of Nigerians and their properties is once again at risk in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

    According to multiple reports, Nigerian owned businesses were burnt down in recent attacks carried out on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

    It is learnt that about eight Nigerians were abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country, but have been released after government intervention.

    The president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.

    Olubajo said Nigerians in Evander had also informed the union about attacks on them in the province. “The mob arrested eight Nigerians and took them to an unknown destination.”

    Olubajo said the union had informed the Nigerian mission in South Africa about the incident.
    Source: Nigerian Monitor

    How Dangote withdrew $10m cash from bank and put it on bed… just to look at it

    How Dangote withdrew $10m cash from bank and put it on bed… just to look at it

    Dangote

    IMAGINE yourself walk into a bank, withdraw $10 million cash from your account, put it in your car, head home and spread the whole lot on the bed.
    Well, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, once did that just to look at the cash and convince himself that he is truly rich.
    Dangote himself confirmed his action at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend in Abidjan.

    “The way it is is that when you first start business, your target is to make your first million. Fine, I did that,” online publication The Cable quoted him as saying.

    “After a year or so, I realised that I had much more, and I said ok, fine, all these numbers are just written numbers.
    “One day I went to a bank, and at that time, there were no restrictions, and I wrote a cheque and cashed $10m from the bank and put it in the boot of my vehicle, and I went home and I opened it and I looked at $10m and I said ‘now I believe I have money’.”
    Mission accomplished, Dangote returned the cash to the bank the following day.

    Dangote is reckoned as the 74th richest man in the world with assets worth $16.4 billion.

    Inspiring story of youth corps member who sold oranges to educate himself

    Amazing story of youth corps member who reportedly sold oranges to educate himself

    – A young youth corps member has served as an inspiration to many on social media

    – Rabiu Ahmad sold oranges to afford his education at Bayero University, Kano

    – The young corps member graduated with a second class lower from the department of linguistics and foreign languages

    – Rabiu studied Arabic Linguistics at the university In most homes, the parents are charged with taking care of their children and even sponsoring their education.

    However, some unfortunate circumstances can cause a change in the order of things. A number of people desire sound education and are willing to do anything to get it.

    The Smart Citizens has gathered the report of a young man who reportedly sold oranges to afford an education.

    The young lad identified as Rabiu Ahmad is said to have sold oranges to enable him go to school and Nigerians on social media are impressed to see he is now a youth corps member.

    According to Idris (@7signxx) who shared the news on Twitter, Rabiu sold attended Bayero University in Kano where he graduated with a second class lower division in Arabic linguistics. See photos below:

    Amazing story of youth corps member who sold oranges to educate himself (photos)

    Nigeria among countries with severe hunger – UN

    Nigeria among countries with severe hunger – UN

    113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018.

    Nigeria has been listed as one of the countries experiencing acute hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s Global Report on Food Crisis 2019.

    According to the report, no fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018.

    The report, which was released on Wednesday, April 3, in Brussels, said the food crises were primarily caused by conflict and climate-related disasters.

    The report further showed that nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger were in just eight countries.

    These countries affected are Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The report states: “The worst food crises in 2018, in order of severity, were: Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, South Sudan and northern Nigeria. “These eight countries accounted for two thirds of the total number of people facing acute food insecurity – amounting to nearly 72 million people.”

    Also, the short-term outlook of food insecurity for 2019 showed that “Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are expected to remain among the world’s most severe food crises in 2019.

    “Large segments of populations in most of these countries risk falling into Emergency (IPC/CH Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity,” it stated.

    The report, however, added: “In the 16 states of northern Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, the number of people in ‘Crisis’ and ‘Emergency’ decreased by 40% between June and August 2017 and 2018 to 5.3 million.

    “At the peak of the lean season three million were acutely food insecure in the three north-eastern states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency where protracted conflict and mass displacement disrupted agriculture, trade, markets and livelihoods, and pushed up food prices.”

    FAO’s director-general, José da Silva, said in spite of a slight drop in 2018 in the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity, “the figure is still far too high.” “We must act at scale across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to build the resilience of affected and vulnerable populations. To save lives, we also have to save livelihoods,” he added.

    Meanwhile, The Smart Citizens previously reported that Nigeria ranked the sixth among miserable countries in the world, according to a research by an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, United State, Steve Hanke. Hanke’s survey reveals that Venezuela tops the list of miserable countries in the world. He said: “Venezuela holds the inglorious title of the most miserable country in the world in 2018, as it did in 2017, 2016, and 2015.” However, Argentina jumped to the No. 2 spot after yet another peso crisis. Since its founding, Argentina has been burdened with numerous economic crises.

    Subscribers get upgrade in StarTimes Easter promo

    The promo which runs from April 1 to May 15, 2019, gives customers the opportunity to pay for package on Nova, Basic, Smart and Classic bouquets and get an instant upgrade to view a higher bouquet within hours of activation.

    The company says the essence of the promo is to allow its subscribers enjoy the Easter holiday with access to an array of channels on a higher bouquet than they normally watch and unlimited entertainment at a very little cost.

    He enjoined subscribers to take advantage of the promo, noting that this was an opportunity to watch more channels on a higher bouquet for less of what it would originally cost.

    StarTimes is a foremost digital TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 22 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 10,000 convenience stores and 15,000 distributors in 30 countries.

    Nigeria ranked sixth most miserable country in the world

    Nigeria ranked sixth most miserable country in the world

    An economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, Steve Hanke, has ranked Nigeria as the sixth most miserable country in the world.

    The ranking is titled, Hanke’s Annual Misery Index 2018: The World’s Saddest (And Happiest) Countries.

    Writing in the Forbes magazine of March 28, the economist notes that Misery Index is calculated using economic indices such as unemployment, inflation and the rates banks charge on loans.

    “In the sphere of economics, misery tends to flow from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment,” Hanke warns.

    The Index notes that the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria contributes largely to its unflattering rating on the Misery Index

    Global Misery Index

    Hanke, in his explanatory note wrote, “The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nation’s annual inflation rate and its unemployment rate.

    “The Index has been modified several times, first by Robert Barro of Harvard and then by myself.

    “My modified Misery Index is the sum of the unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates, minus the percentage change in real GDP per capita.

    “Higher readings on the first three elements are ‘bad’ and make people more miserable. These are offset by a ‘good’ (GDP per capita growth), which is subtracted from the sum of the ‘bads.’

    “A higher Misery Index score reflects a higher level of ‘misery,’ and it’s a simple enough metric that a busy president, without time for extensive economic briefings, can understand at a glance.”

    Thailand and Hungary rank as the least miserable countries in the world on the 2018 Misery Index, having ranked 95th and 94th respectively of the 95 countries ranked by Hanke.

    Venezuela, Argentina, Iran, Brazil and Turkey lead in that order, while Nigeria is sixth.
    See the full report as published by Forbes

    Hilarious video of a bride being conveyed in a bulldozer

    Hilarious video of a bride being conveyed in a bulldozer goes viral

    In the bid to stand out and be unique on one’s big day, a lot of brides are beginning to think outside the box and going for unconventional and in this case, jaw-dropping choices as regards how they want their big day to be remembered.

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    Aliko Dangote

    Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.
    As of March 2019, he had an estimated net worth of US$10.6

    billion.

    Aliko Dangote

    Born :Aliko Dangote
    10 April 1957 (age 61)
    Kano, Kano State, Nigeria

    Nationality: Nigerian

    Citizenship: Nigerian

    Education: Capital High School, Kano

    Alma mater : Al-Azhar University, Cairo

    Occupation: Chairman and CEO, Dangote Group

    Years active: 1977—present

    Known for Richest person on the African continent (2019)

    Net worth: US$10.8 billion (February 2019)[
    Spouse(s): Married

    Children: 15

    Parents:Mohammed Dangote (father)
    Mariya Sanusi Dantata (mother)

    Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa,and peaked on the list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014.He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world’s richest person of African descent

    Early life

    Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano, Kano State, was born on the 10th of April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family.

    He is the great-grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955.

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    Dangote has said:
    “I can remember when I was in primary school, I would go and buy cartons of sweets [candy] and I would start selling them just to make money. I was so interested in business, even at that time.”

    Dangote was educated at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa, followed by Capital High School, Kano.

    He has a bachelor’s degree in business studies and administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo.

    Business career

    Nigeria

    The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company.[10] Today, it is a multi-trillion-naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.

    Dangote has expanded to cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight. The Dangote Group also dominates the sugar market in Nigeria and is a major supplier to the country’s soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners.

    The Dangote Group has moved from being a trading company to be the largest industrial group in Nigeria including Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, and Dangote Flour.

    In July 2012, Dangote approached the Nigerian Ports Authority to lease an abandoned piece of land at the Apapa Port, which was approved.

    He later built facilities for his flour company there. In the 1990s, he approached the Central Bank of Nigeria with the idea that it would be cheaper for the bank to allow his transport company to manage their fleet of staff buses, a proposal that was also approved.

    In Nigeria today, Dangote Group with its dominance in the sugar market and refinery business is the main supplier (70 percent of the market) to the country’s soft drinks companies, breweries and confectioners.

    It is the largest refinery in Africa and the third largest in the world, producing 800,000 tonnes of sugar annually.

    Dangote Group owns salt factories and flour mills and is a major importer of rice, fish, pasta, cement, and fertiliser. The company exports cotton, cashew nuts, cocoa, sesame seeds, and ginger to several countries. It also has major investments in real estate, banking, transport, textiles, oil, and gas.

    The company employs more than 11,000 people and is the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa.

    Dangote has diversified into telecommunications and has started building 14,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to supply the whole of Nigeria.

    As a result, Dangote was honoured in January 2009 as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry.
    He has said, “Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasise it … nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money.

    If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.

    Personal life

    Dangote is married, and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
    He has been married four times, and his first three marriages ended in divorce.He has a total of fifteen children from these marriages.

    Awards

    Dangote was named as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014.

    See the Top 10 Philanthropists In Nigeria By Top10 Magazine

    The Top10 magazine, Nigeria’s foremost monthly publication has released the list of Nigeria’s top 10 philanthropists.

    The lists sighted by Igbere TV on Friday, featured under the title: “Top 10 Philanthropists behind Nigeria’s Largest Private Foundations”.
    See full list as obtained by Igbere TV.
    Top on the list are:-

    1. Aliko Dangote (founder of Aliko Dangote Foundation)

    2. Rochas Okorocha (founder of Rochas Foundation)

    3. Tony Elumelu (founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation)

    4. Jim Ovia (founder of Jim Ovia Foundation)

    5. Theophilus Y. Danjuma (founder of TY Danjuma Foundation)

    6. Emeka Offor (founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation)

    7. Oba Otudeko (founder of Oba Otudeko Foundation)

    8. Folorunso Alakija (founder of Rose of Sharon Foundation)

    9. Muhammadu Indimi (founder of Mohammadu Indimi Foundation)

    10. Subomi Michael Balogun (founder of Otunba Tunwase Foundation)

    Explaining the criteria for selection of the top 10, Mr Tony Iji, publisher of The Top10 Magazine said the magazine considered the size of their foundations, track record of activities, volume of interventions, strategic importance of areas of focus and evidence of impact created in the society by their foundations.
    READ ALSO: Aliko Dangote : The richest man in Africa

    source:ttp://igberetvnews.com/601903/dangote-others-named-nigerias-top-10-philanthropists-2-will-shock/

    Perfect lookalike of Chelsea star Kante spotted in Buhari’s hometown Daura (photos)

    Ya’u, N’Golo Kante’s lookalike lives in Daura, Katsina state

    – Ya’u, a 22-year-old man who looks like Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has been spotted

    – He was seen in Kaduna state where Ya’u explained that he has been nicknamed ‘Kante’ for the past four year

    – Ya’u also revealed that he has no dream of meeting N’Golo Kante because he lives in Nigeria while the Frenchman is in London Chelsea star N’Golo Kante’s perfect lookalike has been spotted in Daura, Katsina state which is the hometown of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari. Known as Ya’u, he told Legit.ng regional reporter Bashir Ahmad in Kaduna that he has been nicknamed after the France international since his days at Leicester City.

    The 22-year-old explained in the interview that he never liked being called ‘Kante’ in 2015, but added that he started enjoying it when he found out that the player is a famous footballer.

    Ya’u also explained that there was even a day many people thought he was N’Golo Kante in Kano state thereby taking pictures with him.

    Yes, there was a day I was walking in Kano City and one Keke Napep driver with his friends stopped by and called me Kante, they said I look like Kante and they even snapped pictures with me,” he said exclusively to Legit.ng.

    And when asked if he would be glad to meet the 2018 World Cup winner N’Golo Kante, Ya’u made it clear that it will be hard for him to see the Chelsea star because of the environment he lives. ”I live in Daura and Kante lives in London and I have no link with him, so I have no dream of meeting him,’‘ he said. Ya’u, N’Golo Kante’s lookalike lives in Daura, Katsina state.

    This season in the Premier League, N’Golo Kante has played 30 games for Chelsea scoring three goals and providing four assists so far. Chelsea are currently occupying sixth position on the Premier League standings with 57 points after 30 games played

    Source:legit.ng