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Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, on his ‘crazy’ $12bn project
July 10, 2018 | Financial Times | David Pilling 11 HOURS AGO.

On his yacht in Lagos, he talks about his ambitious oil refinery — and his dream of buying Arsenal
Africa  Arsenal  moguls  Nigerians  Nigeria  entrepreneur  Aliko_Dangote  Lagos  oil_industry  oil_refiners  cement  big_bets 
july 2018 by jerryking
In Lagos, the 1% Takes Stock
By NINA BURLEIGH APRIL 25, 2014

A burgeoning wealthy class is settling into one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, attracting designers, world-class architects and a growing creative community that seeks to preserve its culture through art and fashion.
Nigeria  Nigerians  African  luxury  high_net_worth  Lagos  frontier_markets  cosmopolitan  crony_capitalism  The_One_Percent  political_elites 
april 2014 by jerryking
Nigeria's one-man conglomerate
September 7/8, 2013 | Financial Times | The Lex Column. Profile of Aliko Dangote
Nigeria  entrepreneur  moguls  Nigerians  Aliko_Dangote  conglomerates 
september 2013 by jerryking
Africa calling
March 10, 2013 | FT.com | By William Wallis.

African entrepreneurs pre-empted this interest. One of the first deals that Mr Karim pulled off, acquiring the west African franchise for Costain, a UK construction group, speaks volumes about the changing times. Like other European contractors, the company was facing intense competition from Chinese rivals. When Mr Karim placed his offer, Costain was also wrestling with increasingly stringent western transparency regulations, a predatory governing elite and threats from insurgents and kidnappers in the oil-producing Niger delta.

After buying the company’s assets, Mr Karim replaced costly expatriate managers and freed up colonial-era villas in Ikoyi – the perks of expatriate office – which he rented out. In a flash he had cash flow to refloat the business and leverage other ambitions. These have seen him launch a power generating company and in November acquire an oilfield – a totem for any successful Nigerian businessman – in a joint venture with UK wildcat explorer Heritage, from another European company under pressure to adapt: Royal Dutch Shell, the oil major.
Africa  entrepreneur  China  Wal-Mart  L’Oréal  P&G  Nigeria  Nigerians  cash_flows  Royal_Dutch_Shell 
march 2013 by jerryking
Adebayo Ogunlesi: CSFB's global-banking chief -- Printout -- TIME
Dec. 02, 2002
Adebayo Ogunlesi: CSFB's global-banking chief
By Sean Gregory
Oxford  HBS  investment_banking  Nigerians  CSFB  profile  J.D.-M.B.A. 
may 2012 by jerryking
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Thursday, March 12, 2009 blog post by Summerhill Company about a
new book by Nigerian born author, Moki Miqura, which identifies sixteen
dynamic and outstandingly daring African men, who’ve built sustainable
enterprises which can be benchmarked alongside the best in the world.
Africa's Greatest Entrepeneurs,RICHARD MAPONYA : Spirit of African
Entrepreneurship
books  entrepreneurship  African  Nigerians  Africa  entrepreneur 
march 2009 by jerryking

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