PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief Michael Adenuga who turns 65 on Sunday and commended his deep sense of loyalty and patriotism by investing in sectors that have created jobs for many Nigerians.
The president gave the commendation in a congratulatory message addressed to Adenuga which was issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday.
President Buhari noted that Adenuga had added strong value in the provision of effective services that make life easier and more comfortable for many in the country, and across the African continent.
The President, therefore, joined family, friends and the business community in congratulating the business magnate, philanthropist and one of Nigeria’s most renowned entrepreneurs.
He observed that Adenuga rose from a modest background, defied many odds, and realized his dream of setting up and grooming successful companies in the oil and gas, banking and telecom sectors.
President Buhari stated that apart from creating jobs through entrepreneurship, Adenuga’s contribution to the development of sports and the entertainment industry had remained remarkable.
He said these sectors of the economy had continued to provide lifelines for many, and inspiring ingenuity and creativity.
The President believed that Adenuga’s exploration and encouragement of youth entrepreneurship in the country would always be remembered, while his penchant for helping the less privileged through scholarships and healthcare financing deserves more commendations.
He prayed that the Almighty God would grant the Otunba of Ijebu land longer life, good health and more wisdom to continue serving the country and humanity. (NAN)
An arrest warrant has been issued against billionaire businessman and chairman of Globacom Nigeria, Mike Adenuga by a House of Representatives adhoc panel investigating operational activities of service of telecommunications companies In Nigeria.
The reason for the arrest warrant is as a result of Adenuga’s continuous refusal to honour the invitations of the house.
At the panel’s seating today, the Chairman of the committee, Ahmed Abu, said Adenuga’s refusal to honor all of their invitations, is an affront to the legislature. According to Abu, records before the panel showed that Glo owes the Federal Government over N16.7 billion.
Consequently, he asked both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission ICPC to go after the Glo chief for holding Nigeria’s money.
“A situation where the parliament will invite an agency or organization and then it won’t come, then we’re going nowhere. Some people feel they’re too big; that they’re above the law. I’m making reference to Mr Mike Adenuga, the chairman of Glo. The amount of disrespect he has for the parliament is unacceptable. Yes, he’s a billionaire, but that doesn’t mean anything. Anybody can be a billionaire in the right atmosphere,” he said.
A member of the panel, Bede Eke said
“It’s not about being a billionaire. Nobody is above the law. Even me sitting here as a lawmaker, I must respect the law. We can also summon the president of Nigeria to this place. I think appropriate action should be taken against the man. I will support any action that this committee will take against him.”
Globacom has declared Friday, 11th August 2017, as the first Free Data Day on its network.
This is keeping with the company’s promise of the Free Data Day package which was launched recently, a statement from the telco said yesterday.
The company said that eligible subscribers will get 200 MB free data to enjoy a free day of FREE browsing, chatting, streaming, downloading, uploading and lots more.
Glo subscriber should use 100MB plus N150 on voice calls OR N250 on voice calls between Friday, 4th and Thursday 10th August to qualify for the data largesse.
At the launch of the product, Globacom explained that it is open to all prepaid subscribers, adding that Free Data Day gives Glo customers free data for one whole day when they meet the voice and/or data usage threshold within seven days.
“We appreciate the essence of the internet in the contemporary world. We are through this product empowering our customers in an unprecedented way in their business, social and educational pursuits”, Glo stated.
Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga’s daughter, Oyinda Adenuga, has tied the nuptial knot with her heartthrob, Ade Abayomi Olufeko on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in lush Banana Island nuptials.
Recall that the couple’s wedding ceremony held just a few days after their quiet traditional wedding on July 6.
According to Linda Ikeji’s blog, the ceremony was a Royal-Ascot-themed affair.
It was gathered that their white wedding was held in a low-profile just as the traditional wedding due to the fact that very little details were known about the ceremony. While a request was made for guests to not share photos on social media, photos from the lush-looking party still got out.