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What You Must Know About Mike Adenuga, Chairman Of Globacom Limited.

 

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr was born on the 29th of April 1953, he is a very respected Nigerian business tycoon, and the second richest man in Nigeria.

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His company Globacom, is Nigeria’s second largest telecom operator, and is also available in Ghana and the Republic of Benin.

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things that you need to know about the business man:

 

• His mother’s name is Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga (Nee Onashile of Okesopin, Ijebu Igbo). She’s a business woman of royal Ijebu descent.

• Mike Adenuga was so big as a baby, that people even called him John Bull at the hospital where he was born.

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• The billionaire is a descendant of Pariola, who was a very wealthy and influential female trader, who was born in the mid-19th century. Pariola is the ancestor of the Adenugas, Adetonas and the family of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.

 

• When he was in Ibadan Grammar School, himself and his brother (Damola) had the nickname “Big Belly” because of their huge statue and big stomach.

 

• He has worked as a taxi driver before, he used to drive an unregistered jalopy, he also worked as a security guard to support himself while he was in the university.

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• At 26, Adenuga became a billionaire with connections in many high places.

• He received the second highest honour award by the Nigerian Government in the year 2015, as the Grand commander of the order of Niger.

 

• Adenuga also has a multi-billion dollar investment in real estate.

 

• His company Conoil, became the first local company to discover oil for commercial quantity, in Ondo State in the year 1991.

 

• He is also major share holder in Sterling Bank.

• Mike Adenuga was first detained by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over money and laundering charges later, he was granted a state pardon by the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

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• He met late Dele Giwa as a taxi driver. Dele was also surviving as a cab man in New York, USA.

 

• He also worked as a waiter and mortuary attendant in the USA.

 

• Himself and Ibrahim Babangida have been friends since the 1980s and they have remained friends over time.

 

• He is also known to be a very secretive man that guards his privacy jealously. It’s alleged that his Victoria Island office is underground.

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