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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, had the time of his life in Nigeria during the year and judging from his body language, he was not prepared to leave the shores of the country early that time. It’s no longer a hot button news that the Facebook founder and 7th richest man in the world, Mark Zuckerberg, met with Nollywood celebrities and media personalities in Lagos, during the year. Richard Mofe-Damijo, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren, Kunle Afolayan, Basketmouth, Rita Dominic Yemi Alade, Florence ‘DJ Cuppy’ Otedola, Stephaine Okereke-Linus and others were present.
PRISON TURNS YESTERDAY’S TIN-GODS TO TODAY’S COWARDS
Like a lion who died of an ass’s kick, their impotence did not catch up with them until they got caught. By the time they gathered their wits, Nigeria’s most powerful men and women had been reduced to minions and cowards behind the nation’s prison walls. At the last count, prominent men and women that paraded themselves as deities during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan had been ushered behind bars for one grand felony or the other – thanks to incumbent Head of State, President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.
JUNIOR ‘TITANS’ NOT ALLOWED! PRESIDENT BUHARI IGNORES PROMINENT MAGNATES, POLITICIANS FROM PRESIDENTIAL DINNER
To dine with President Muhammadu Buhari, you have to cut the perfect portrait of a deity or industry god. The Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces would not be seen in company of lesser known gods and he made this known by restricting the invite to this year’s Ramadan Iftar to a select few political titans.
LIKE A THIEF IN DAYLIGHT… TOYIN AIMAKHU’S EX-BOYFRIEND, SEUN EGBEGBE, ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING
The former boyfriend of Toyin Aimakhu, Nollywood actress, was arrested for stealing phones at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos. According to an eyewitness, Seun Egbegbe stole the phones from Keelcech Innovations, a store in Computer Village. Egbegbe, who reportedly stole two iPhone 7 and some iPhone 6 plus, attempted to make away with the gadgets before he was apprehended by the sales attendant and other workers in the store.
HOW FEMI OTEDOLA ESCAPED KIDNAPPERS’ TRAP
Three men, including an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, were arrested by the Police for attempting to kidnap a businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Mr. Don N. Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer. According to the statement, the kidnap attempt was foiled by the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The arrest, the Police explained, was achieved through coordinated intelligence gathering and deployment of technical investigative tools that spanned several weeks.
THE STAMP OF HIS HONOR…HOW MIKE ADENUGA BAGS GHANA’S HIGHEST NATIONAL AWARD
Yes, Adenuga, GCON, CSG, is something of a visionary. But at the core of his vision is a deep sense of scale; a profound passion for industry and respect for the universe, in their separate immensities. The Globacom boss and billionaire businessman nurtures abiding love and respect for fellow humans, particularly those whose minds can somehow span the depth of his industry and citizenship of humanity. But there are nations and individuals that appreciate his worth too. Thus in October, he was conferred with Ghana’s highest national honour, The Companion of the Star of Ghana (CSG), by President John Dramani Mahama.
HARD TIMES! DECLINING ECONOMIES HUMBLE NIGERIA’S OIL MOGULS AND SUPERRICH
As oil price crashes worldwide, the fund wells dried up and eminent Nigerian deep-pockets bemoaned their dwindling fortunes; this made them less charming to their bevy of concubines and beneficiaries. Within their luxurious circuits, there was no more vulgar display of wealth. No more extravagant expenses.