Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man, Adenuga Makes Top Three

Dangote has topped the Forbes list for Africa nine times in a row. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Nigeria’s billionaire businessman and President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has topped Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list for 2020 for the ninth time in a row.

The list according to Forbes captures only eight countries who have billionaires; Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, followed by Nigeria with four and Morocco with two.

Maintaining the number one spot with a net worth of $10.1 billion, 62-year-old Dangote, an industrialist with investments in cement, oil and gas, flour and sugar surpassed Egyptian billionaire, Nassef Sawiris whose net worth stands at $8 billion.

Mr Sawiris’ most valuable assets are in Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer producers, with plants in Texas and Iowa.

He also has stakes in cement giant, Lafarge Holcim and Adidas, where he sits on the supervisory board.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s second richest man, Mike Adenuga maintained the number three spot with a net worth of $7.7 billion.

Adenuga built his fortune in banking, oil production and telecom with the mobile phone network, Globacom – Nigeria’s third-largest operator.

Also tied at number three spot with Adenuga is South Africa’s Nicky Oppenheimer and his family with a net worth of $7.7 billion.

Oppenheimer, heir to his family’s fortune occupies a controlling spot in the world’s diamond trade and owns at least 720 square miles of conservation land across South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

At number five spot on Forbes list is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont, Johann Rupert.

Mr Rupert, another South African billionaire has a net worth of $6.5 billion.

The company is best known for its brands, Cartier and Montblanc.

Other Africa billionaires include:

Issad Rebrab and family with a net worth of $4.4 billion – Algeria

Mohamed Mansour with a net worth of $3.3 billion – Egypt

Abdulsamad Rabiu, a Nigerian with a net worth of $3.1 billion

Naguib Sawiris joins his brother, Nassef, in the top 10 wealthiest Africans with a net worth of $3 billion.

On number 10 spot is Patrice Motsepe from South Africa, with a net worth of $2.6 billion.

Capping the list at number 20 spot is Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija who has a net worth o $1 billion.

See the full list of Africa’s billionaires below:

  1. Aliko Dangote $10.1 billion
  2. Nassef Sawiris $8 billion
  3. Mike Adenuga $7.7 billion
  4. (3) Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 billion
  5. Johann Rupert $6.5 billion
  6. Issad Rebrab $4.4 billion
  7. Mohamed Mansour $3.3 billion
  8. Abdulsamad Rabiu $3.1 billion
  9. Naguib Sawiris $3 billion
  10. Patrice Motsepe $2.6 billion
  11. Koos Bekker – $2.5 billion
  12. Yasseen Mansour – $2.3 billion
  13. Isabel dos Santos – $2.2 billion
  14. Youssef Mansour – $1.9 billion
  15. Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion
  16. Mohammed Dewji – $1.6 billion
  17. Othman Benjelloun – $1.4 billion
  18. Michiel Le Roux – $1.3 billion
  19. Strive Masiyiwa – $1.1 billion
  20. Folorunsho Alakija – $1 billion

Mike Adenuga Bags France’s Highest Award

 

French President Emmanuel Macron has conferred France’s highest national honour of Commander of the Legion of Honour on Globacom Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga, Jr.

Adenuga thus becomes the first Nigerian to be decorated with the award.

Explaining why the French Government decided to confer the country’s highest honour on Adenuga, President Macron said the legendary business guru is “a true role model for Africa” who has contributed immensely to the growth of the African and French economy.

President Macron applauded Adenuga on his promotion of the French language and culture in Nigeria, and also commended Adenuga’s daughter, Bella Disu, who conceived, coordinated and executed the Alliance Française project.

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He disclosed that in his two and half years in Nigeria, he can testify that Nigeria holds one trump card that is more important to surmount all challenges it may be facing now.

This, he said, is the “incomparable spirit of entrepreneur, tenacity and ability to think out of the box,” adding that Adenuga personifies all these qualities.

Macron bestowed the prestigious award on Adenuga at the inauguration of the new Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday.

The audience at the event included Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and captains of industry.

President Buhari Congratulates Mike Adenuga At 65

President Buhari Congratulates Mike Adenuga At 65
File photo

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to business magnate, philanthropist and one of Nigeria’s most renowned entrepreneurs, Mr Michael Adenuga Jnr (GCON), who turns 65 on April 29, 2018.

The President’s goodwill message was conveyed in a statement on Saturday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

He joined the family, friends and the business community in congratulating Adenuga, who rose from a modest background, defied many odds, and realised his dream of setting up and grooming successful companies in the oil and gas, banking and telecom sectors.

President Buhari commended the business mogul’s deep sense of loyalty and patriotism by investing in sectors that have created jobs for many Nigerians.

He also noted that his investment has added a strong value in the provision of effective services that make life easier and more comfortable for many in the country, and across the African continent.

Apart from creating jobs through entrepreneurship, the President reaffirmed that Adenuga’s contribution to the development of sports and the entertainment industry remains remarkable, especially as both sectors of the economy continue to provide lifelines for many, and inspiring ingenuity and creativity.

He said the business magnate’s exploration and encouragement of youth entrepreneurship in the country would always be remembered, while his penchant for helping the less privileged through scholarships and healthcare financing deserves more commendations.

President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God grants the Otunba of Ijebu land longer life, good health, and more wisdom to continue serving the country and humanity.

Adenuga, Tinubu, Okoli Receive OTL Lifetime Achievement Awards

otl_awardOTL Africa has held a dinner and award night to conclude its Downstream Conference 2016 which kicked off three days ago.

The event incorporates awards of excellence and special recognition, with key players in the industry fully represented, expanding the networking range in a glamorous atmosphere.

Since it came into existence 10 years ago, it has become a constant on the diaries of the key players on the continent and beyond. It is the high point of the downstream industry calendar and the climax of the OTL Africa week.

The OTL Award celebrates some of their major sponsors and also celebrates excellence, innovation and achievement in downstream petroleum business, recognizing true value added efforts being made by organisations and persons in oil and gas business.

Awards were also given in the oil marketing categories like Best Consumer Service Retail, Best Marked Lubricant, Best Branded Lubricant and Oil Marketer of the Year.

The big one at the OTL Award is the Lifetime Achievement Awards. It went to three distinguished Nigerians; CEO, Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu; Chairman, WABECO Petroleum Ltd, Chief Silverius Okoli, and Chairman, Conoil Plc, Chief Mike Adenuga, who was ably represented.

The conference traditionally sets agenda for engagement by parties in business, policy, industry and operations.

Participants largely described the Downstream 10th anniversary annual social gathering as largely successful and with the success recorded this year, the players in oil trading and logistics say they look forward to another year to celebrate.

Dangote’s $ 12billion tops Forbes list of Africa’s wealthiest

For the second year running, Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote has topped Forbes Africa’s 40 richest list with a net worth of $ 12billion, up from $10.1 billion in November 2011.

According to Forbes, most of his net worth lies in Dangote Cement PLC, a company which operates in 14 African countries.

The list of wealthiest Africans features 12 Nigerian business tycoons including telecoms and oil magnate, Mike Adenuga, who was ranked in the 5th position with a net worth of $4.6 billion from his companies.

Former Zenith Bank’s boss, Jim Ovia, was ranked in the 19th position with a net worth of $825 million while Abdulsamad Rabiu, who heads BUA Group is ranked 21st with a net worth of $675 Million.

Folorunsho Alakija, who is one of the only two women on the list was ranked 24th with a net worth of $ 600 Million.

Mrs Alakija was amongst the notable newcomers on the list and according to Forbes, she joined the wealthy list “due to her stake in the prolific Agbami oil field.”

73 year old former Minister of Defense, Mr Theophilus Danjuma with a net worth of $600 Million was ranked at the 24th position, while the founder of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, who also sits as the chairman of a number of blue-chip companies in Nigeria, was ranked 26th with a net worth of $575 Million.

At the 27th position is Mohammed Indimi with a net worth of $550 Million from the oil and gas sector, while 82 years old, O.B. Lulu-Briggs also made the list on the 31st spot with a net worth of $500 Million from the oil sector as well.

On the 37th position is Sani Bello, former Nigerian military governor from Kano state and a one-time ambassador to Zimbabwe with a net worth of $425 Million.

The last Nigerian mentioned on the list is Hakeem Belo-Osagie, the 57 year old Harvard-trained Petroleum Economist and chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, with an estimated $400 Million net worth from the oil sector.

South African, Nicky Oppenheimer, came in the second rank following Aliko Dangote for the second year running as the second richest on the continent, with a $6.4 billion fortune – down $100 million from the previous year.

According to the statement by Forbes, “South Africa, the continent’s economic giant, is home to 12 of Africa’s 40 richest, followed by Nigeria, with 11. Egypt comes next, with 8 list members, and Morocco with 5.”

FG to withdraw national honour from holders with questionable character

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday directed the national honours committee to compile a list of persons conferred with national honours whose current credibility is questionable.

The president gave the directive in Abuja while addressing Nigerians after the investiture on 155 persons who received the 2012 national honours .

He said: “I have directed that the National Honours Committee to compile a list of persons conferred with National Honours but that their current credibility is questionable. If they are found wanting, our prestigious Honours will be withdrawn.

“This is essential in ensuring that holders of National Honours are truly worthy representations of our national values and honour, and especially are patriotic Nigerians or real friends of Nigeria.”

He implored the 2012 recipients of the national honours to sustain the tempo of their performance because they provide hope for the future generation who look up to them as role models.

Some of the recipients of this year’s awards include the Chairman of Globalcom, Mike Adenuga, who was conferred with the highest honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) as well as Mohammed Zakari of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, who was honoured for the display of honesty by returning the sum N6 million overpayment made to him.

Apart from Misters Adenuga and Zakari, Mr Jonathan decorated eleven others including six Supreme Court judges with Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR), 25 distinguished Nigerians received the award of Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) – the recipient included state governors, senators, ministers and accomplished bankers.

However two of the retired jurists – Justice Kayode Eso and Justice Andrews Obaseki – were absent at the investiture ceremony.

The president further decorated 24 Nigerians with Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) award-some of the recipients included directors general in the civil service and politicians.

38 others won the honours of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) they include civil servants, other directors and business men, while another group of 38 received the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) -they include public servants, politicians, military personnel and even traditional rulers.

The high point of the awards was the inclusion of the 6 Paralympic athletes, who won gold medal in the just concluded London 2012 Olympics, on the award list. They were each conferred with the Member of the Order of Niger (MON) award.

President Jonathan told the Olympics gold medallists that the national honours bestowed on them comes with great responsibility calling on them to see it as a privilege and not a right.

The name of the Deputy governor of Taraba State, Sani Abubakar Danladi, which was 51 on the list of nominees to be honoured with the award of Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) was skipped.

Also absent was Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi but was represented by his wife.

 

Full list of Nigerians shortlisted for National Honours

149 Nigerians have been shortlisted to be conferred with National Honours on September 17, 2012.

A statement on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Henry Akpan said.

The statement said, “The Office  of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties Office, have concluded preparations for the conferment of National Honours Award on 149 Nigerians and others.

“President Goodluck Jonathan will conduct the 2012 National Honours Award Investiture of deserving Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.”

Among the recipients are six Supreme Court Justices (CFR); the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar (CFR); Gabriel Igbinedion (CFR), former Managing Director of UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu (CON); and former Acting Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Kawu Baraje (CON).

Also on the list are two retired Supreme Court Justices, Kayode Eso and Andrew Obaseki, will be conferred with CFR.

Others are governors Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Danbaba Suntai (Taraba), who will be conferred with CON.

Seven serving senators, including Victor Ndoma-Egba, Abdul Ahmed Ningi and Ayogu Eze will also be conferred with CON.

Others are Wole Olanipekun (OFR), former Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (Rtd.) (CFR); Cletus Ibeto (CON), Benin-based lawyer, Omoruyi Omonuwa (OFR), Alex Izinyon (OFR), Labour Party Chairman, Dan Nwuanyanwu (OFR) and an artiste, Teco Benson (MFR).

The recipients also include the General Overseer of TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo (MFR), Osemawe of Ondo, Obama Victor Kiladejo (MFR) and film director, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe (MFR).

Globacom Limited Chairman, Mike Adenuga, will join President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, among personalities conferred with the award of Grand Commander of the Niger.

GCON is usually bestowed on the country’s Vice-President.

Dangote however made history when he was conferred with the award.

The table below shows the complete list of those to be conferred with national honours by President Jonathan:

S/NO

NAMES

STATUS

CLASS OF MEDAL

1

DR. MIKE ADENUGA, CONCHAIRMAN/CEO, GLOBACOM NIG LTD)

GCON

2

HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMEDSUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

3

HON. JUSTICE WALTER S. NKANU ONNOGHENSUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

4

HON. JUSTICE SULEIMAN GALADIMASUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

5

HON. JUSTICE BODE RHODES-VIVOURSUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

6

HON. JUSTICE NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTASUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

7

HON. JUSTICE MARY UKAEGO ODILISUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

8

HON. JUSTICE ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI (RTD)RETIRED SUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

9

HON. JUSTICE KAYODE ESO (RTD)RETIRED SUPREME COURT JUDGE

CFR

10

 M. D. ABUBAKARINSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

CFR

11

BRIG. GENERAL MOBOLAJI JOHNSONFIRST GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE

CFR

12

CHIEF GABRIEL OSAWARU IGBINEDION, CONBUSINESS MAN/PHILANTROPHIST

CFR

13

RT. HON. GABRIEL SUSWAMGOVERNOR OF BENUE STATE

CON

14

DR. EMMANUEL UDUAGHANGOVERNOR  OF  DELTA STATE

CON

15

CHIEF MARTIN ELECHIGOVERNOR OF  EBONYI  STATE

CON

16

ALH. DANBABA DANFULANI SUNTAIGOVERNOR OF  TARABA STATE

CON

17

ALH.  AHMED MUAZUFORMER GOVERNOR OF BAUCHI STATE

CON

18

SEN. VICTOR NDOMA-EGBA, OFR, SANSENATOR

CON

19

SEN. ABDUL AHMED NINGI, OONSENATOR

CON

20

SEN. AYOGU EZESENATOR

CON

21

SEN. ZAINAB ABDULKADIR KURESENATOR

CON

22

SEN. AHMAD IBRAHIM LAWANSENATOR

CON

23

SEN. UMARU IBRAHIM TSAURISENATOR

CON

24

SEN. EMMANUEL BWACHASENATOR

CON

25

SENATOR BALA MOHAMMEDMINISTER OF FCT

CON

26

SEN. HAMISU MUSAFORMER SENATOR/MINISTER

CON

27

SEN. BELLO JIBRIN GADAFORMER MINISTER

CON

28

AMB. (SEN.) ADAMU AJUJI WAZIRIFORMER SENATOR/AMB.

CON

29

SEN. EMMANUEL AZU AGBOTIPOLITICIAN

CON

30

SEN.MIKE AJAEGBOEXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN MINAJ GROUP

CON

31

DR. AKIN ADESINAMINISTER OF AGRICULTURE

CON

32

HAJIYA INA CIROMAFORMER MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS

CON

33

ALH. KAWU BARAJEFORMER ACTING NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF PDP

CON

34

PROF. STEPHEN DEBO ADEYEMIBUSINESS MAN/FORMER MINISTER OF HEALTH

CON

35

MR. TONY ELUMELU, MFRACCOMPLISHED BANKER

CON

36

DR. COSMAS MADUABUCHUKWU MADUKABUSINESS MAN

CON

37

MR CLETUS IBETOBUSINESS MAN

CON

38

HON. MULIKAT AKANDEMEMBER HOUSE OF REP.

OFR

39

HON. SULAIMAN KAWUMEMBER HOUSE OF REP.

OFR

40

HON. HALIMS AGADAMEMBER HOUSE OF REP.

OFR

41

HON. BASHIR ADAMUMEMBER HOUSE OF REP.

OFR

42

CHIEF ANTONY ANIFORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE

OFR

43

JUSTICE N. O. ADEKOLA (RTD)FORMER C. J. OF OYO STATE

OFR

44

MRS. SARAH ADEBISI SOSANFORMER DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE

OFR

45

ENGR. EMEKA EZEDIRECTOR GENERAL BUREAU FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

OFR

46

OLUWOLE OLANIPEKUN, SANLEGAL PRACTITIONER

OFR

47

ALEX A.  IZINYON, SANLEGAL PRACTITIONER

OFR

48

GODWIN JEDDY AGBAPUBLIC SERVANT

OFR

49

O. OMONUWA, SANLEGAL PRACTITIONER

OFR

50

DR. PATRICK DELE COLEFORMER AMBASSADOR (DIPLOMAT)

OFR

51

H.E. ALHAJI SANI ABUBAKAR DANLADIDEPUTY GOVERNOR TARABA STATE

OFR

52

DR. IFEANYI OKOYE ERIC, mniCHAIRMAN/CEO OFJUHEL COMPANY

OFR

53

BARR. DAN NWANYANWU, mniNATIONAL CHAIRMAN, LABOUR PARTY

OFR

54

JOHN GOZEN GOBAKFORMER SSG, PLATEAU STATE

OFR

55

DR.  AMBROSIE BRYANT CHUKWUELOKA ORJIAKOEXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF SEPLAT PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD

OFR

56

ALH. MOH’D SANI ALIYU AUGIECOMMUNITY LEADER

OFR

57

ALHAJI IBRAHIM K. ALIYU mniCOMMUNITY LEADER/POLITICIAN

OFR

58

ALH. MUHAMMADU INDIMIBUSINESS MAN

OFR

59

DR. EMMANUEL SAMSON MIRICOUNTRY REP. CARTER CENTRE

OFR

60

ALHAJI BASHARI AMINUDIRECTOR,  G. CAPPA PLC

OFR

61

ALH. ADAMU ALIYUDIPLOMAT

OFR

62

ENGR. (MRS.) ESTHER GONDAPERMANENT SECRETARY

OON

63

DR. EMMANUEL OKEREKECHAIRMAN, AFRICAN LIBERATION PARTY (ALP)

OON

64

ENGR. BALA NA’ADE ADAMUCONSULTANCY SERVICES

OON

65

LT. COL. SHEHU IBRAHIM (RTD)SECRETARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES(I CARE WOMEN AND YOUTH)

OON

66

HABIB BABA HABUCONSUL GENERAL OF NIGERIA TO NEW YORK

OON

67

HAJIA MUHEEBA DANKAKACEO, FARIDA BUSINESS VENTURE LIMITED

OON

68

UCHECHUKWU S. OGAHBUSINESS MAN

OON

69

ALHAJI SALISU MAIKASUWACLERK TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

OON

70

OTHMAN BABAYOLA MOHAMMEDADAMAWA STATE HOS

OON

71

ALH. YAKUBU MUHAMMEDRETIRED CIVIL SERVANT

OON

72

DR ADESEGUN AKIN-OLUGBADECONSULTANT (BANKING & FINANCE)

OON

73

CHIEF ALEXANDER CHIKA OKAFORBUSINESS MAN

OON

74

PROF. CYPRIAN OKECHUKWU OKONKWO (SAN)COMMISSIONER NIGERIA LAW REFORM COMMISSION

OON

75

DR. NIMOTA NIHINLOLA AKANBIDIPLOMAT

OON

76

DR. TAHIR MAMMANDG. COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDU.

OON

77

MAJ. GEN. A. A. OLANIYINIG. ARMY (MAJ. GENERAL)

OON

78

AVM. TOMBOIYI DICK IRUENABERENIG. AIR FORCE (AIR VICE MARSHAL)

OON

79

REAR ADMIRAL EMERAKU IJIOMANIG NAVY (REAR ADMIRAL)

OON

80

PROF. CHARITY ASHIMEM ANGYAACADEMICIAN

OON

81

PROF. OLUFUNMILAYO FALUSI OLOPADEACADEMICIAN

OON

82

ALHAJI MOHAMMED KABIR AHMEDDG PENCOM

OON

83

HON. MUSA IBRAHIM AHMADUFORMER MEMBER, HOUSE OF REP.

OON

84

ALHAJI MAHMOUD LAI ALABIACCOMPLISHED BANKER

OON

85

MRS. MARY GALADIMAEDUCATIONIST

OON

86

PROF. (MRS.) ADENIKE ABIOSEACADEMICIAN

OON

87

MR. PIUS J. MAJORFORMER PERMANENT SECRETARY

OON

88

AMB.S. O. WILLOUGHBYFORMER PERMANENT SECRETARY

OON

89

DR. PAUL BOTWEV ORHIIDG. NAFDAC

OON

90

MABEL ALABA AMONI-OKWUONUPUBLIC SERVANT

OON

91

INYANG, SAMUEL EDWARD (MR)FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SHELL, BP & NDDC

OON

92

BRIG. GEN. ANTHONY DANIEL ETUKUDO (RTD)FORMER CEO STANDARD ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA

OON

93

MR. TIJANI YUSUFSTATE HOUSE OFFICER

OON

94

MR. MATTHEW OSAYABA AIKHIONBARESENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE  PRESIDENT(ADMIN)

OON

95

ENGR. CHIEF JAMES BUKOHWO ERHUEROFORMER HOS/SSG OF DELTA STATE

OON

96

MRS. SARAH ALADEDEPUTY GOVERNOR (CBN)

OON

97

SULEIMAN BARAUDEPUTY GOVERNOR (CBN)

OON

98

DR. KINGSLEY BOSAH CHIEDU MOGHALUDEPUTY GOVERNOR (CBN)

OON

99

MR. ABU KAROFIRENOWNED GEOLOGIST

OON

100

TECO BENSONARTIST

MFR

101

PROF.ABUBAKAR ADAMU RASHEEDACADEMICIAN

MFR

102

ARCH. (CHIEF) DANIEL NWABUEZE DENNE NWANKWOARCHITECT

MFR

103

HRH. IGWE PETER CHUKWUMA EZENWATRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

104

HIS LORDSHIP, BISHOP MICHAEL CHUKWUNWEIKE OKONKWORELIGIOUS LEADER

MFR

105

RT.REV. GODFREY ANAYO CHUKWU AGUPUSIRELIGIOUS LEADER

MFR

106

HRH. EDUN AKENZUATRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

107

HIS LORDSHIP, BISHOP PETER IMASUENRELIGIOUS LEADER

MFR

108

HRH. EZEUDO ABEL NWOBODOTRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

109

PRINCE EZE MADUMEREPUBLIC SERVANT

MFR

110

HAJIA DIJE BALA JIBRINEDUCATIONIST

MFR

111

HRM. OBA DR. VICTOR ADEMEFUN ADESIMBO KILADEJOTRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

112

DR. ADEGOKE OLAOYE JACOBPUBLIC SERVANT

MFR

113

HRM. OBA RAUF OLAYIWOLA OLAWALETRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

114

BITRUS PAM KIMPUBLIC SERVANT

MFR

115

HON. (CHIEF) GODSPOWER UMEJURU AKEPOLITICIAN

MFR

116

DIG. AUDU ABUBAKAR, NPM (RTD)DIG (RTD)

MFR

117

HRH. ALHAJI ADAMU ABARA GUMMITRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

118

ALHAJI UMAR AHMAD USMAN DAN ALI B/MAGAJITRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

119

PEACE ANYIAM OSIGWEARTIST

MFR

120

HRM  ANSELM ODALOIGHE EDENOJIE II, JP (THE OJUROMI OF UROMI)TRADITIONAL RULER

MFR

121

CHIEF DAVID NNOCHIRONYE ONYENWEAKURENOWNED FARMER

MFR

122

ARCH HARCOURT ADUKEHARCHITECT

MFR

123

CHIEF JOSHUA FUMUDOHINDUSTRIALIST

MFR

124

OKECHUKWU NWADIUTO EMUCHAYCONSUL-GENERAL, SOUTH AFRICA

MFR

125

CHIEF (DR) MICHAEL OLAWALE COLE, FNIMPRESIDENT NIM

MFR

126

MUHAMMAD TAHIR ZAKARICIVIL SERVANT

MFR

127

BASORUN DOJA ADEWOLUSEASONED ADMINISTRATOR

MFR

128

AUTA MAMMAN BUSACOMMUNITY LEADER/POLITICIAN

MFR

129

HRM OBA KEHINDE GBADEWOLE OLUGBENLETRANDITIONAL RULER

MFR

130

ALHAJI ALHASSAN SULE GWAGWAPOLITICIAN

MFR

131

HON. ZEPHANIA B. JISALOCOMMUNITY LEADER/POLITICIAN

MFR

132

ALHAJI MOHAMMED ADAMPOLITICIAN

MFR

133

ALHAJI MUHAMMED BABA ABOKICOMMUNITY LEADER/ PHILANTROPHIST

MFR

134

MOST REV. BISHOP CALLISTUS V.C. ONAGARELIGIOUS LEADER/ PHILANTROPHIST

MFR

135

ARCH. FERDINARD NWABUEZE AGUARCHITECT

MFR

136

MR. JELANI ALIYUDESIGNER WORLD FIRST ELECTRICAL

MFR

137

LT. COL. M. A. SULEIMANNIGERIAN ARMY

MFR

138

ALH. YAKUBU HARUNAPOLITICIAN

MON

139

DR. USMAN ABDULKADIR MAIDUGUTRADITIONAL RULER

MON

140

HAJIA MUSLIMAH KAMALDEENRETIRED CIVIL SERVANT

MON

141

ELDER EVANG  SAMUEL MADUKA ONYISHICHAIRMAN/CEO, PEACE MASS TRANSIT NIGERIA LTD/PHILANTROPHIST

MON

142

ALHAJI IBRAHIM BUBA VOKNAFORMER ACCOUNTANT GENERAL ADAMAWA STATE

MON

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Dangote, Adenuga remain on Forbes billionaire list

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote has moved down 25 places on the Forbes list of billionaires for March 2012 claiming the 76th position from 51st he occupied last year.

The downward movement was as a result of a $2.6 billion loss in his fortune from $13.8 billion in 2011 to $11.2 billion in 2012.

He is however still the richest man in Nigeria as the chairperson of Dangote Group which spans food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight.

Mr. Dangote is not the only Nigerian who stayed on the Forbes list.

The fortunes of telecoms billionaire, Mike Adenuga moved from $2 billion in 2011 to $4.3 billion as at March 2012, making him the second richest man in Nigeria.

Mr. Adenuga who was Forbes 597th richest man in 2011 moved up to 595 as at March this year.

Meanwhile Mexican business mogul, Carlos Slim once again topped the annual list of the world’s richest billionaires.

The magazine estimates that Mr. Slim, whose business interests range from telecommunications to construction, is worth $69 billion.

He is followed by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates on $61 billion dollars and US investor Warren Buffett on $44 billion.