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Tony Elumelu named in ‘Time 100’ list of the 100 most influential people in the world 2020

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TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is one of only four Africans on the 2020 list, is recognised for his track record of business turnaround and value creation, and economic empowerment of young Africans.

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Tony Elumelu is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, his family-owned investment company, committed to improving lives and transforming Africa, through long-term investments in strategic sectors of the African economy, including financial services, hospitality, power, energy and healthcare. He is also the Chairman of pan-African financial services group, the United Bank for Africa (UBA), which operates in 20 countries in Africa, the United Kingdom, France, and is the only African bank with a commercial deposit-taking licence in the United States. He also chairs Nigeria’s largest quoted conglomerate, Transcorp, whose subsidiaries include Transcorp Power, one of the leading generators of electricity in Nigeria and Transcorp Hotels Plc, Nigeria’s foremost hospitality brand.

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Mr Elumelu is the most prominent champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. In 2010, he created The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the pan-African philanthropy empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation across all 54 African countries.

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Since inception, the Foundation has funded just under 10,000 entrepreneurs and created a digital ecosystem of support for over one million Africans as part of its ten year, US$100m commitment through its flagship Entrepreneurship Programme. Self-funded, the Foundation is increasingly sharing its unique ability to identify, train, mentor and fund young entrepreneurs across Africa, with institutions such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and leading European development agencies.

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Heirs Holdings, which serves as a corporate role model for African businesses, and the Tony Elumelu Foundation will both celebrate 10 years of impact in November. Their mission continues to be inspired by Mr Elumelu’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent.

 

The full list of the 2020 TIME100 and tributes appear on time.com/time100.

by Linda Ikeji

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“What Did You Do When You Were In Power” – Mr. Eazi Condemns Support From ‘Old’ Government Officials

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Mr. Eazi blasted all former officials for pretending like they are concerned about the plight of Nigerians and in his view because of their incompetence and selfish interest they could not do anything.

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In a post via Twitter, the singer wrote,

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They might have not killed us with Gun but they killed us for years with corruption #ENDBADGOVERNANCE Uncle what did u do when you were governor!!

“Asides make the future bleak for future generations by putting our money in ur pocket , what did you do when you were minister? You are the root of the cancer that is Bad Governance!! You are the cancer #ENDBADGOVERNANCE,” he wrote.

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus again and might miss Juventus clash with Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus for a second time.

The Juventus star was first diagnosed with the illness while on Portugal duty earlier in the month. But nine days after his initial positive test, the football is still infectious.

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The publication claims Ronaldo’s test gave a very low viral load despite returning positive, with Juventus still hopeful he could recover in time to feature in the Champions League game.

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The club will likely ask UEFA for permission to test Ronaldo 48 hours before the game on October 28.

 

It will be up to the European football body to decide whether or not to allow such a request to go ahead because a player must test negative at least one week before a match to be considered for selection, according to UEFA protocol.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian declare love for each other as Kim celebrates 40th birthday

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Kanye West expressed his love for Kim Kardashian to celebrate her as she turns 40 and Kim reciprocated in kind.

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Kanye shared a photo from the day he proposed to her in a stadium and wrote: “Been doing empty stadiums. Happy 40th birthday!!! I love you so much.”

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Kim, whose birthday it is today, October 21, quote-tweeted Kanye’s tweet and added: “I love you so much.”

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