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Herbert Wigwe To Build $500M University In Nigeria

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Banking Tycoon Invests in New $500 Million University in Nigeria

Wigwe to lure tycoons including Dangote to mentor students

University targets to enroll 10,000 students in five years

Herbert Wigwe, co-founder of Nigeria’s biggest bank by assets, Access Bank, is investing in a new $500 million university to help build skills needed for the finance and technology industries in Africa’s most-populous nation.

 

Wigwe University will begin admitting students for undergraduate courses next year, Wigwe, chief executive officer for Access Holdings Plc, said in an interview in Lagos. The scholars will be able to chose management, science and engineering, information technology and creative arts courses.

The institution will need as much as $500 million to scale up in five years, he said.

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Breaking…Naira abuse: Court sentences Bobrisky to 6 months in custody

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Justice Abimbola Awogboro of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, sentenced popular cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, to six months in custody over Naira abuse.

 

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Lagos Court Grants Emefiele N50m Bail

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The embattled former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has been granted bail in the sum of N50m after being charged with a 26-count bordering on alleged abuse of office and irregular allocation of $4.5 billion and N2.8 billion respectively.

 

Emefiele was admitted to bail with two sureties in like sum by Justice Rahmon Oshodi on Friday.

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