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Successful family businesses may offer a universal appeal. Few of us will ever become billionaires, but everyone has a family

It’s a fact that some names in Nigeria when mentioned open doors and break every human protocol set. This is because these names of the family carry weight due to the financial status in the country.

Below is an outline of the top 7 richest families in Nigeria

1. BRIGGS FAMILY

The Briggs family is one of the richest families in Nigeria. They come from the oil-rich Niger Delta. The family’s late patriarch, Chief Olu Benson Lulu Briggs is the owner of the private oil and gas exploration and production company.

BRIGGS FAMILY I cosmopolitan.com

2. IBRU FAMILY

The Ibru family is also another influential family in Nigeria. They are best described as the Ibru Organisation. They hail from Agbarha-Otor, near Ughelli in Delta State. The Ibru organization is one of the largest conglomerates in Nigeria and was founded in 1956.

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3. TINUBU FAMILY

The Tinubu family is one of the richest in Nigeria. The mention of the family name inspires great respect. The patriarch of the family is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, an entrepreneur, politician, and a one-time governor of Lagos State.

TINUBU FAMILY I tribuneonlineng.com

4. DANTATA FAMILY

Most Nigerians and other countries are familiar with Aliko Dangote. He is the richest black man alive and one of the most influential businessmen in Nigeria. Dangote’s story starts from Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, a Northerner trader of Kola nuts, groundnuts, and other European food. He became one of the wealthiest men in West Africa. Aliko is the eldest grandson of Dantata. He founded the Dangote group.
DANTATA FAMILY I selftruths.com

5. SARAKI FAMILY

The Saraki family is known for several things which include their wealth and their political power. The most popular family member of the saraki is Bukola Saraki who was Nigeria’s senate president from 2015 to 19.
SARAKI FAMILY
SARAKI FAMILY I buzznigeria.com

6. OKOYA THOMAS FAMILY

The Okoya-Thomas family is one of the low-key figures among the richest families in Nigeria. The one behind the wealth of the Okoya is Prince Molade Okoya Thomas. His father was the first local staff member of CFAO. He became the chairman of CFAO before he died.
OKOYA THOMAS FAMILY I withinnigeria.com

7. ADELEKE FAMILY

The Adeleke family is one of the names well known in Nigeria and outside the borders of Nigeria. The most notable person in the family is Davido. The father of Davido, Adedeji Adeleke is the founder and CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited, founder of Adeleke University.
ADELEKE FAMILY I pinaxonline.com

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“Na video I say I wan shoot” — Singer, Teni cries out as video director suspends her in a car (videos)

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Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata popularly known as Teni, has shared a video of the scary moment she was suspended in a car for a music video shoot.

The “Case” singer was seen trying to get in the car which had already been suspended with a rope. Teni was visibly scared because she was literally hanging in the air by at least 6 feet.

However, she quickly got used to being mid-air as seen in another clip she shared. In the video, she was seen singing, joking and talking to people on the ground.

She captioned one of the videos, “Help me beg @boy_director abeg! Na video I say I one shoot 🙁”

Watch the videos below,

Different reactions has trailed the video as some fans stated they wouldn’t want to test their village people with that kind of stunt.



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BBNaija Reunion: Tolanibaj Calls Neo Out For Leading Kaisha On In The House, Claims He Also Said He Liked Her

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The third episode of the big brother Naija lockdown reunion came off last night and Tolanibaj was with the drama.

After getting into it with Prince and Vee, she also had a moment with Neo where the two exchanged a few words.

Neo and Tolanibaj

Tolani claimed that Neo had told Erica something about feeling her (Tolanibaj) but Neo denied it.

Tbaj then called Neo a liar and asked him to learn to be a man and own his sh!t.

I’m very disappointed that you are a liar“, she said.

She then went on to say that, that was the same way he was deceiving Kaisha in the house that nobody knew about.

Kaisha and Neo

She accused him of leading Kaisha on but he denied doing such a thing. Tolani then went on to call him a liar and stated that, she has lost respect for him.

This boy is a liar. Shut up! I’ve lost respect for you at this point and I’m so disappointed“, she ranted.

Watch the moment below…

 



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See the 9 Natural Hair Mistakes to Avoid on Your Journey

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What if we told you, you’re probably are making natural hair mistakes that are preventing you from achieving your hair goals, but you are not aware of it?

Even if you’ve had natural hair all your life or are going back to your natural curls or coils, there are still new things to learn about caring for your natural hair.

We’ve put together a list of some mistakes you could be making (and not even be aware of how they’re harming your strands) so you can avoid doing them in the future.

High tension hairstyles

While you may love a box braid or a sleek bun, high-tension styles can do a lot of harm to your hair-especially your edges. You might want to experiment with low-tension hairstyles like twist-outs and other protective styles that won’t pull on your roots. If you do decide to wear a high ponytail or braids, don’t make them too tight.

Wearing a protective style too long

Protective hairstyles aid hair growth and give your hair a break from over-manipulation. However, many people make the mistake of wearing protective styles for too long. Wearing a protective style for a long period of time will put too much tension on your hair, and it may lead to breakage. Keep your protective style in for no longer than 4 weeks.

Over manipulation

It’s hard not to experiment with different hairstyles when you have defined curls. Some of those styles require manipulating your hair, but too much touching of your hair can lead to dry strands, breakage, frizz, and product build-up. As a result, this can negatively affect hair growth. Keep your hair healthy by choosing styles that don’t require a lot of pulling or combing.

Using the wrong hair products

Before picking that hair product off the shelves, think of what your hair needs, as well as your hair type and porosity.

Using too many products

A common natural hair mistake is using too much product. Too much product can offset your moisture levels and cause harm to your hair.

Forgetting to wrap your hair up at night

Just as you would without a protective hairstyle, you should always wrap your hair up at night to prevent flyaways and breakage. This alone will make it easier for you to keep up your protective style.

Avoiding regular trims

With natural hair, health should always come before length. No matter how scary it may be to lose length, visit your stylist regularly for trims. Hair trimming eliminates split ends, prevents breakage, and minimizes damage so that your tresses grow strong and healthy. Make sure you follow the directions on your products when you apply them to prevent any problems.

Using excess heat on your hair 

Even though heat as a styling technique is widely used, overusing heat on natural hair causes more harm than good. Heat damaged hair will often be overly dry, have a rough texture, tangle, and knot, it’s also harder to style. If you are looking to grow your hair, minimize the use of heat styling tools.

Skipping deep conditioning

A common mistake people make with their natural hair is thinking that regular conditioning is all they have to do. Deep conditioning should be an essential part of your natural hair care routine. Depending on your hair texture, deep conditioners can be used twice every two weeks or once a week. It’s all about finding what works for your hair.

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Lai Mohammed to lead FG’s discussion with Twitter over suspension

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President Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.

 

The approval was announced in a statement released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team.

 

The Federal Government’s team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

 

Following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.

 

 

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Bribery: Court sentences ex-federal lawmaker, Lawan to seven years in jail

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The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo has convicted a former member of the House of Representtives, Farouk Lawan, over $3 million bribery case and sentenced him to seven years for count 1, 7 years count 2, and 5 years for count 3 to run concurrently.

The court also ordered for restitution of the collected sum of $500,000.

The court gave its decision in the case brought before it by the Federal Government against Lawan, a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy in 2012.

While delivering the judgment, Justice Angela Ataluka, stated that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

In Suit No. FHC/HC/CR/76/2013, a $3 million bribery charge was filed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria against Farouk Lawan for asking for $3 million and obtaining the sum of $500,000 from Femi Otedola to remove his company from the list of indicted companies before the House of Reps Adhoc committee on fuel subsidy.

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