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7 Top Richest Nigerian Politicians

7 Top Richest Nigerian Politicians

7 Top Richest Nigerian Politicians

7 Top Richest Nigerian Politicians

Nigeria, like many other countries is well known for flamboyant and wealthy politicians who are typically found of appearing less than they are actually worth in public. But who are the richest politicians in Nigeria? This is an inevitable question for someone who follows the country’s political trends. So without wasting much of your time, here are the top 7 richest politicians in Nigeria in no particular order whatsoever:

1. Ibrahim Babangida:

Ibrahim Babangida

Ibrahim Babangida

“IBB” as he’s popularly called is believed by many to be the richest politician in the country. He was born August 17, 1941 in Minna, Niger State and was popular as a very strict and tactical military man. He annulled the June 12 Chief MKO Abiola election in 1991 and he’s reported to own one of the most expensive houses in Africa – a multibillion dollar mansion in Niger state. He’s reportedly worth around $50 Billion.

2. Olusegun Obasanjo:

Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

He’s popularly known as “OBJ” or “Baba”. He hails from Ogun state and he’s one of the most successful politicians in Nigeria. He was Nigeria’s first citizen first between February 1976 to September 1979 (during the military regime) and between May 1999 to May 2007 (during the democratic period). Baba owns the gigantic Otta Farms and has various other investments. He’s reported to be worth $1.6 Billion.

3. Rochas Okorocha:

Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha hails from Imo state. He was born on 22 September 1962 and he’s a multi-billionaire who is said to be worth much more than he portrays. He assumed the Imo state governorship office in 2011 and was re-elected in the 2015 elections. He owns ‘Rochas Motors’ and a thriving real estate firm. Presently one of the richest governors in Nigeria, he’s reportedly worth $1.5 Billion.

4. Bola Tinubu:

Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is presently the most successful Lagos state politician. Jagaban as he’s popularly called was born on 29 March 1952 in the city of Lagos. He was a senator till late 1993, and he was the Lagos state governor from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He’s an APC pillar who’s reportedly worth $1.5 billion.

5. Rotimi Amaechi:

Rotimi Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi was born on 27 May 1965. He was the Rivers State governor for two terms from May 2007 to May 2015. He is an outspoken politician and the present minister of transportation. He is reportedly worth $780 million.

6. Atiku Abubakar:

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku is arguably Nigeria’s most popular vice president. He was Obasanjo’s vice from May 1999 – May 2007. He started out in the real estate business while he was yet a customs officer and he has a logistics company. He founded American University of Nigeria (AUN) in 2005. He’s reportedly worth $1.4 Billion.

7. Ifeanyi Ubah:

Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi made his first million at the age of 19. His investments include a spare part export company, a real estate company, a transport company, an oil & gas company, and a football team. It is believed to be only a matter of time before he assumes office as the governor of Anambra state. His net worth stands at $1.7 billion.

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Notable Achievements Of The Late Former Governor Of Kwara State Bamigboye

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Notable Achievements Of The Late Former Governor Of Kwara State Bamigboye

It was reported earlier the passing away of the former governor of Kwara state, Brigadier General (retired) Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye today 21 September 2019. He was the first Military Governor of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. In loving memory of the late leader, Nigerianews.net brings to you some notable achievements during his regime.

David Bamigboye is an Igbomina man. His younger brother is Theophilus Bamigboye, another military ruler turned politician. In 1968 he created the Kwara State Ministry of Education, with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters. In 1971 he announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972. In December 1972 he opened the new premises of Ola-Olu Hospital with accommodation for thirty-five beds.

  • 1st Governor of Kwara State.
  • The longest serving for 9yrs (1967-1975).
  • He laid a solid foundation for Kwara State.
  • Established Kwara Polytechnic.
  • Established Herald Newspaper.
  • Built Kwara Hotel.
  • Built Kwara State Secretariat.
  • Built the Kwara Stare Government House.
  • Built many secondary schools.
  • Built many General Hospitals.
  • Scholarships for Kwara Indigenes in higher institutions.

He built and sustained unity in Kwara state and produced many outstanding leaders, scholars, civil servants, jurists, professionals, entrepreneurs and many great Kwarans in various fields.

May his gentle soul rest in peace…Amen!

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Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

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Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

The former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday, September 14, resigned her appointment over a certificate forgery scandal

After accepting Adeosun’s resignation, President Muhammadu, appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry with immediate effect.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 14, approved Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the acting minister of finance, following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as the minister of finance over a certificate forgery scandal.

Nigeria News reports that before her new appointment, Ahmed was the state minister, Budget and national planning of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Here are facts to know about Zainab Ahmed, the new minister of finance:

  1. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed was born 55 years ago in Kaduna state.

  2. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.

  3. She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna state ministry of finance in Kaduna state and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL)

  4. In 1995, where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM).

  5. In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

  6. Before her appointment to oversee finance ministry, she was minister of state Budget and national planning.

  7. She is a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

  8. In March 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company. She was then appointed a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG).,

In the meantime, NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that President Muhammandu Buhari accepts the resignation of Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media & publicity) on Friday, September 14. The finance minister resignation has ended several months of controversy and silence that heralded the investigation by an online news medium that the minister forged her National Youth Service Corp exemption letter.

 

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