Aliko Dangote Is A Criminal

By E. C. Ejiogu

I don’t care about the number of ditto heads and hapless jobbers who would come to his defense when this piece plays.  But my candid assertion is that the character called Aliko Dangote who prides himself as an entrepreneur is neither that. 

Nor is he a brilliant businessman as some are inclined to trumpet.  Instead, through and through, he is a criminal, pure and simple.  How else would one rightly characterize or designate an individual like him who relies on and exploits the shameful patronage-clientage system that pervades the Nigeria project to steal and loot resources that don’t even emanate from or belong to the part of the land, i.e. the upper Niger where he’s from, to enrich himself in such a crass manner?

Go down the list if you may, what unfolds is the pathetic story of this so-called commodity trader who emerged over-night in stupendous wealth by participating in wholesale “sell-off  of state-owned corporations, presidential aircraft” and extensive government-owned property of all sorts.  My dossier on him reveals that ever since he was introduced to the persistent scourge, Olusegun Obasanjo—I’ll return to him anon—a few years ago by a certain Igbo carry-go female politician who is now an ambassador somewhere in the British Isles, this criminal has grown more brazen by the day in the ways he steals and loots and carts away the resources that abound in especially other parts of the areas that the British called Nigeria.

What he passes as entrepreneurial practices are brigandage and piracy personified.  A few years ago, when someone I know attempted to import corned beef into Nigeria from Botswana for distribution, he couldn’t on the grounds that it was on the prohibited list.  When I nosed around, I ascertained that this same criminal, Aliko Dangote imports into Nigeria and distributes all manner of corned beef from Argentina, Brazil and Australia.  His shenanigan over cement stinks to high heavens.  I specifically engineered the same Igbo carry-go politician to approach Charles Ugwuh, the Obowo man who used to be Yar’Adua’s Commerce Minister on the cement thing after I discerned that every iota of cement that comes into Nigeria was through Aliko Dangote.  His response to the lady’s inquiry was that the decision made in high quarters is that every cement importation must be left in the hands of manufacturers.  Who else constitutes cement manufacturers in Nigeria?  Aliko Dangote, the criminal.

Closer investigation that I conducted clearly revealed that this Aliko Dangote has exclusive access, use and control of the Onne wharf in Port Harcourt.  My investigation further revealed that anyone, be the one from the customs, or any other state establishment that tries to venture close to that wharf will receive the lashing of his or her life from the goons that man the place for Aliko Dangote.  It’s right through Onne that he imports and exports whatever he wants.  I’m still trying to ascertain if and how much if at all, that Aliko Dangote, who is a Hausaman from Kano in the upper Niger, pays as duties for his exclusive and stupendous use of that facility, which is a natural asset that belongs to the inhabitants of that part of the lower Niger.  Yet, none of all the research I have done so far reveals to me that Aliko Dangote’s ancestors ever conquered the rightful owners of the facility in Onne.

When I read somewhere last year that he signed a gas turbine deal with Siemens for his Ibese cement plant, the question that quickly came to my mind was: Is he not going to also steal the natural gas that will burn in that turbine to power his cement plant from the oil wells located in the Niger Delta?  What about the limestone that he will extract from Ibese for his cement works?  How much is he going to pay for it?  From making it impossible for anyone except only himself, to import cement, he clawed his way to manufacturing cement using limestone and natural gas that he is likely to steal from Ibese and the Niger Delta respectively.  What kind of entrepreneur is he?  It is only in the Lala-land, which Nigeria is, where anything unsavory happens with impunity, that his kind of entrepreneur is found.  The callous resort to by some who call this thief an entrepreneur, albeit wrongly, is an insult to one like Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese-born cellular telephone mogul who by dint of hard work as a brilliant and well-educated engineer/innovator pioneered the technology that translated to today’s cellular telephony and subsequently reaped well and big there from when the ventures he set up blossomed.

One of the countless troubling facts about this man Aliko Dangote is that the brigandage that he personifies and exploits to enrich himself at the expense of the inhabitants of the lower Niger who rightly own the natural resources he steals reflects the culture he was born and socialized in.  Patronage-clientage is a ubiquitous system that underpins the practice of authority in the Caliphate society that he comes from.  As a norm, patronage-clientage aides the nurture and sustenance of the cultural conditions that support political corruption amongst the Hausa-Fulani.  The other cause for serious worry is that the social engineering that the British deployed in their colonial state building endeavor in the Niger basin translated to the extension of Hausa-Fulani authority patterns—that encompass this norm of patronage-clientage—to the rest of the resultant Nigerian supra-national state in its entirety.  Hausa-Fulani control of state power in the supra-national state through the various military dictatorships and regimes manned by especially the scourge, Olusegun Obasanjo has further entrenched those autocratic and backward authority patterns into every facet of life in the Nigeria project.  That happened to the degree that the elite from the other nationalities have simply fallen in line and embraced a system that yields quick and easy personal wealth to the detriment of progress and development in the land.  The ensuing status quo, which is devoid of responsiveness in public life, is a boon that criminals and the criminal-minded from the rest of the nationalities thrive on.  The outcome is the norm-less Lala-land also called Nigeria.

Do you now see why I’ve remained in the ranks of the tireless and persistent advocates of the restructure of the Nigeria project along the line of the nationalities that were made to constitute it?  With that, the criminal-minded, and a criminal like Aliko Dangote will be constrained to loot only in their own homeland where it is the norm for the ruling elite whose elements are the extensions of society, take the liberty to appropriate public wealth and resources to themselves.  They will not for instance, encroach other nationalities in which it is taboo to appropriate public wealth and resources, and anyone who does is sanctioned accordingly without fear or favor.

That brings me to the last words that I’ll ever print on or about the scourge, Olusegun Obasanjo.  One revelation stands out in the memoirs of the friendship he claims thrived between him and the late Chukwuma Nzeogwu.  It speaks countless, too: On the afternoon of that fateful day in January 1966, while Nzeogwu and his co-conspirators closeted themselves in his bedroom putting finishing touches to their Operation Damisa, he—Nzeogwu—politely shooed him—Olusegun Obasanjo—off when he approached to ask for loose change to pay a fruit seller by throwing his entire wallet to him.  The plain and logical explanation of this revelation is that if indeed, his closeness to Nzeogwu couldn’t earn him a role in the group at the time, what other proof would we need that he is worthless?   Irrespective of his shameless posturing, I say: scourge Olusegun Obasanjo, your shrine is empty!

As an aside, I must caution those who are obsessed with and cheer this on-coming charade that has been called elections:  It doesn’t hold a panacea.  Instead, it’ll again help normalize the absurdity—the Nigeria project—that underpins and enables the theft of natural resources by Aliko Dangote and his ilk from nationalities in the lower Niger.

● E. C. Ejiogu is a political sociologist.  He is the author of The Roots of Political Instability in Nigeria, published this month by Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

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RIGHT OF OPINION

EJIOGU expressed his subjective opinion on DANGOTE, he tried to present his own point of view on a fellow Nigerian, we must understand that we have no right whatsoever to criticize him, Nigeria is free nation, most of us are ignorant of the facts which he presented to the world, we must understand that before he put up this writeup he should done background check on him and made sure he was not falsely convicting an innocent man. I don't know if their is a monopoly on cement sugar floor etc that gave dangote the market advantage over other small players, but as a person I like dangote, I believe he is good person by heart and has no intention of taking Nigeria backward, he gives the Nigerian people quality products none is fake, let us encourage dangote and be proud of who we ve got as a leading entrepreneur.

Poor Ejiogu

I read few paragraphs of your article and i got very bored as i see you are very poor at heart. Your article was very poorly written and makes no sense other than hatred. Did Dangote steal your money or that of the Nigerian Government? This is very poor of you, no more comments other than please go and get a life

Please sorry sir, i don't

Please sorry sir, i don't really intend to challenge you, but may i humbly ask if the products of our Nigerian educational system can provide the kind of quality technical services these Indian folks are providing for the Dangote Group? I think we are lucky and should be grateful that the Dangote products are not labeled "made in India"
Imagine a situation where The better part of Government owned public schools don't have functional Libraries and laboratories,teachers and lecturers go on strike for greater part of the academic session because of under/unpaid salaries,principals and teachers abet examination malpractice etc.Dangote sure does not want to commit business suicide.

lol.jealous Ejiogu

MR E. C. Ejiogu...

you are just jealous of him,HATER.........
if he gives you and cheque of 500,000 dollars
i pray you don't kiss his feet...loooool

about your comment

This article did it stem from jealosy or what. It could be possible that some of the money he made may be tainted, but so are most of big money.
Aliko has done very well for himself and for crying out loud, Aliko Dangote is one of the best if not the best story that has come out of Nigeria for a very long time. At least it is not the Nigeria that was only known for the notorious 419, drugs and petty international crimes.
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u did mess ur writting with tribal sentiments

dear mr ejiogu you' ve clearly shown that you are obsessed with dangote not because he is a criminal (as you claim).but because he is a hausa man who is looting the money that should be equally shared among the so called three major ethnic group in nigeria.I would like to call you to order by telling you this whole crap you made up might bring us back to where we left some forty years ago,i am sure you know what i mean. Dont punish or implicate an entire race because of the wrong doings of one it members.

all u people do is look for

all u people do is look for bad news about other people. Never one day have i read anything good about Nigeria or Nigerians on sahara reporters. i mean its not like you're a very reliable news source cos anytime you tweet, i discover something entirely different. More like a rumor channel. I feel like throwing a pity party for you. smh. But you cannot change fact, you're mentality is poor, orientation is poor, your ability to think deep too is very low. i advice you find another profession dear writer or better still grow up and be an adult, u sound cliche. I also know a good psych doctor that can help you with therapy to get yourself back coz it seems as if you're mentally unstable. Its even from a book, laugh wan kill me die. A whole how many pages of anger and insanity. Eyah.Pls retructure your mind first before u imagine that you can restructure anyone....

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oNE CANNOT HELP BUT OBSERVE

oNE CANNOT HELP BUT OBSERVE THE WIDE DIVIDE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT EXPRESSED ON THIS PIECE. IT EVIDENCES THE DEEP GAP BETWEEN THE SCHOOLED AND THE UNSCHOOLED.
NIGERIANS WAKE UP. THIS MAN DANGOTE HAS STOLEN FROM YOU TO FEED YOU, HOW ELSE DO YOU EXPLAIN A SITUATION WHERE ONE PERSON CONTROLS MORE THAN 50% OF THE CEMENT INDUSTRY, CONTROLS RICE, SUGAR, WHEAT AND SOON OIL. DO YOU WANT TO QUENE OUTISDE HIS POFFICE TO BUY THESE THINGS BEFORE YOU KNOW THAT IT IS A MOST UNHEALTHY SITUATION!
IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THERE ARE SUCH GREAT BARRIERS TO ENTRY IN THOSE INDUSTRIES, AND TILL DATE NIGERIA DOES NOT HAVE A LAW PROHIBITING ANTI-TRUST AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES BECAUSE THEY FRUSTRATE ALL GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO PASS THE LAW. THE SITUATIONS IS DISGUSTING AND WE CALL THIS COUNTRY A DEMOCRACY!
WHAT IS MORE WORRISOME IS THE FACT THAT THE AVERAGE NIGERIAN CANNOT EVEN APPRECIATE THESE ISSUES- PEOPLE GET AN EDUCATION!

I had to do a double take and

I had to do a double take and remember that this article is not a US based article because I can see some problems with some of the accusations. There are big laws against that here. It is interesting to see someone just lay it all out there though.

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My friend, that is a capitalist economy for you. You wait for an opportunity and you maximize it to the fullest.

dangote does not own or control onne port.

I SAW VENOM IN THAT WRITE-UP.MR EJIOGU IS AN ENHTNIC JINGOIST, WHOSE PULL DOWN SYNDROME CAN B READ FROM HIS ARTICLE. YES, LET DANGOTE B THE BARAWO U SAID HE IS, BUT HE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER THIEVES IN NAIJA, WHO STEAL FROM OUR LAND AND SHIP THEM TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE THEY DONT MAKE ANY IMPACT ON OUR CITIZENS. DANGOTE'S CONTRIBUTION CAN B FELT IN OUR NATIONAL ECONOMY THROUGH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HIS EMPLOYMENT AND ITS MULTIPLIER EFFECT. MR EJIOGU SHOULD KNOW THAT DANGOTE DOES NOT CONTROL THE WHOLE OF ONNE PORT. ONNE PORT WAS PARTITIONED AND THEN CONCESSION TO DIFFERENT COMPANIES, OF WHICH DANGOTE IS ONE. THERE ARE OTHER CONCESSIONIERS THERE IN ONNE. YOU CAN VERIFY THIS. DONT CARRY THAT UR USELESS CAMPAIGN OF CALUMNY AGAIN, WE HAVE INFORMATION AND HAVE GROWN ABOVE UR CHEAP PULL DOWN ADVENTURE. U HAVE FAILED. SHAME ON U. TONY. PORT HARCOURT.

@kingubong - you are worse

Okponibot ubong, with your comments, you have shown yourself to be worse than the author.

Truly, the author RUINED his writeup by harping on ethnicity; as a university paper it would receive a poor grade. However your tribal attack lacked even more finesse and earns you nothing less than an F, when coupled with your baseless information. Next time, familiarize yourself with the industrialists hailing from Igboland. (Hint: Fulani don't own Nigeria's most popular computer brand. Assignment: find out who does.)

This article did it stem from

This article did it stem from jealosy or what. It could be possible that some of the money he made may be tainted, but so are most of big money.
Aliko has done very well for himself and for crying out loud, Aliko Dangote is one of the best if not the best story that has come out of Nigeria for a very long time. At least it is not the Nigeria that was only known for the notorious 419, drugs and petty international crimes. You are complaining of Aliko Dangote, who has not held any political office and who has put food on the tables of so many people in his employment. What will you then say so to those politians, military, public office holders and their cronnies and agents, that looted over 560 billion dollars from the Nigerian treasuries with ruthless and reckless abandon and can not show anything good they did with their loot. It is now on record that the riches African is Aliko Dangote and he is a Nigerian. This is a very big possitive and plus for Nigeria.

Tribalist

I would have said vote for Buhari and all these crimes would automatically end but it seems the writer is more worried about where the subject comes from, not the acts he has committed. which means if Dangote were from his area, Niger Delta to be specific then its Okay but just because he is a hausa man, then crucify him, i feel sorry for these country called Nigeria.

I congratulate the writer,but

I congratulate the writer,but i want to know the quickest was to make it in Nigeria if by bully,kleptomaniac and bribery of Govt officials.God will have mercy on Nigeria.Buhari is the answer.Every body and every thing will fall in place immediately Buhari is announced the winner of 2011 elections

TIME WILL TELL

Very soon the cat will be free from the bag. The Nigerian so-called rich men who have stolen so much at the expense of the poor are now celebrating themselves and even the so-called developed world are celebrating them too BRAVO!. Nigerian Revolution will be the worst. It will be a revolution of the mind. Nigerians who have been denied good educational skills and basic amenities of life have struggled and achieved these things all by themselves, infact, most Nigerians are local government council in their homes cos they provide light via their generating set and water via boreholes made by them and what have u WHILE the so-called thieves (Past & current president, House of Reps members, Senators, Governors etc) are celebrating in their loots. Time will tell.

THE WORD OF A DISGRUNTLED LOBBYIST AND HATER

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOUR DISTAIN FOR DANGOTE IS PERSONAL .YOUR INABILITY TO GET YOUR COMMISSION ON THE DEAL YOU WERE TRYING TO SECURE FOR YOUR FRIEND, IS THE UNDERLYING REASON FOR YOUR GRIP. DANGOTE BLOCKED YOUR FRIEND FROM GETTING A DEAL THROUGH. I GET IT, BUT DO NOT BE A HATER ANS SORE LOSER. THIS IS WHAT BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT , BLOCKING YOUR COMPETITORS AND BEING STEPS AHEAD OF THEM IS ONE OF THE MEANS, BY WHICH RICH BUSINESS PEOPLE STAY ON TOP. IN DEVELOP COUNTRIES, BUSINESS MEN USE LOBBYISTS, BUT IN NIGERIA THEY DO IT THEMSELVES. HOW DO YOU THINK THEY STAY RICH IN THE GAME OF BUSINESS. HIGH POWER BUSINESS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART , IT IS A BIG BOYS TRANSACTION AND GOES WITH POLITICS. YOU ARE NAIVE ABOUT THE WORKINGS OF HIGH POWERED BUSINESSES . SO, MY ADVISE TO YOU IS NOT TO QUIT YOUR DAY JOB AS A SOCIOLOGIST, AND STOP TRYING TO BE A BUSINESS MAN/FACILITATOR.

What a waste of time?!

What annoys me the most is that I'll never get back the 7 mins I wasted reading this pointless and ridiculous piece.
What has he done that any smart business man wouldn't do in a capitalist society?
It's sentiments like the one this writer is expressing - deep-rooted ethnic hatred - that makes me weep for Nigeria.
There is no saint in Nigeria...if Mr E. C. Ejiogu had the opportunity, I doubt he'll do any less than Dangote has done.
Please Mr E. C. Ejiogu get off your sanctimonious high-horse and drop the unnecessary hate campaign.

Ejiogu - Dangote is a hausa-fulani and proud of it

Ejiogu you should be ashamed of yourself. Your argument lacks merit because all you have succeeded in doing is confirming your tribal hatred against people north of the Niger. What has Dangote's origin got to do with his wealth and business? How many billionaires has the North got compared to the South? Instead of concentrating on raising valid issues regarding the source of his (and other billionaires like him) wealth you are busy raising sentimental and wasteful points such as his ethnicity. Dangote is clever, smart but not a saint. He is a hausa-fulani (just like myself) and proud of his heritage. So far he hasn't been convicted he remains a source of aspiration to many and has helped to create job opportunities for thousands *unlike the current government, So Mr Ejiogu, wake up from your slumber, northerners are not going anywhere and have the right to live and do business so far the country called Nigeria exists. As a word of advice, next time you write an article keep to the facts and state the obvious..if you had kept away from showing your ethnic hatred a lot of us would have agreed with some of your points regarding patronage and corrruption in Nigeria. Shame on you.

too tribalistic

i believe the writer can get his view across well enough without swimming in cesspool of tribalism.tribalistic diatribes debase reality. In a sane society dangote would be in prison for economic sabotage but so are many other nigerians across the tribal line.dangote is the biggest crook ever come out nigeria

Leave Dangote alone

While all these allegations may or may not be completely true, the truth remains that Dangote is a manufacturer and employer of labour. His companies are quoted on the stock exchange and some Nigerians can afford to invest in his shares and make money out of it. Lets even assume that Dangote is a thief, why have the other thieves not invested in the Nigerian economy? What did Ibori do with all his money? What did Cecelia Ibru do with hers? What did Danjuma, Alams, and a host of others do with their wealth? Why has Adenuga not gone public?
Even if Dangote is a monopoly, it is not strange because monopoly is the default position of every businessman. I would like the author to name one businessman on the recent forbes list who neither exploited the market nor benefited from government linkages.

ALIKO DANGOTE IS NOT A GENIUS

As usual i don't write with any alias i write with my real names because i consider issues deeply before i make comments on them.And i stand fearlessly by my words.
The writer exposed the inequality that exists in the business world in Nigeria , and he showed cased it excellently using Aliko Dangote as a case study. There are many like him out there , they live and thrive on government patronage, take away government patronage and they will know their real value.

Aliko Dangote knows it in his heart of hearts that he is not a genius , he is an opportunist and his opportunism can only function in Nigeria. I hope that he will self examine himself and delve into some worthy ventures that can brush up his image and present him to Nigerians as a real entrepreneur . This part will be difficult for him , because he can not stand the nonchalance of Nigerian Customs in clearing goods at Nigerian ports, and he cannot play stand the competitiveness of Nigerian teeming business men and women.

Given a level playing ground , Aliko Dangote will not make FORBES 500 list, he knows this right inside his mind.

Finally, Mr Ejiogu is a fearless writer and i admire him a lot, however, i disagree with the ethnic colorations he gave the beautiful write up. Yes we are not indeed one Nigeria but we are working on this and gradually we shall overcome ethnicity in our country for good. A time will come when the mere mention of one's ethnic group in a derogatory manner will earn someone a jail term. Who would ever imagine that an African American would make it to the Presidency of the United States in the 21st century, It happened in our very eyes.

Let us emphasize on our unity rather than on our differences, i wouldn't want my children to be citizens of a country that is fragmented on ethnic and religious lines.
God Bless Nigeria.

He spoke truth to power-dangote is an untouchable thief!

Need to let go of control? "The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order." -- Henry Miller "It is not action or effort that we must surrender; it is self-will, and this is terribly difficult. You must do your best constantly, yet never allow yourself to become involved in whether things work out the way you want."

Again, what is the difference between Dangote and Ibori? Alhajis Dangote did not start making money from Obj. His came from Abacha. After he had duped his uncle Alhaji Dantata, who was in charge of the importation of cement among other commodities at the Lagos ports. The man is is now suffering from a stroke. Having been dealth with by this greedy Dangote. Well, what do you expect in a country where anything goes? More of the Dangotes and less of the Jonathans and Sambos..

Dangote, cornered most of his businesses from Danata, following government selfish plan to sell any sellable piece of crap at the ports. His involvement in the oil subsidy scandal is legion. Yet remains antouchable. While the Iboris, Ibrus, Banigos, David West and Alams are being hunted about.

The writer did touch on some of the sore points of our shaky unity, built under the oil wells in the Niger Delta. I am yet to see a single individual from the oil producing states, with a state of the art jet or boat, bought from the proceeds from the sale of oil blocks. They are not qualified to own oil blocks or trade with the Chinese. Yet the desire for them to join in their revolution-grows daily. Their revolution, mine, or ours? Which revolution yours as Lord Lugards of 1914 again?

The abrogation of the land use decree, which was introduced by OBJ and the Petroleum acts, are a must. Nigeria actually needs restructuring along the 6 geo political entities that we have in the country. This guy spoke truth to power. Its time some few Dangotes are cloned in the lower basins of Nigeria.

The fight against the presidential ambition of Jonathan, is enough to scare the hell out of those residing in the South South. There is nothing like one Nigeria. Its a big Sham. If my son cannot aspire to be elected president of Nigeria, because of his minority status and the way his pronounces-his name ZONATAN, instead of Jona, then why are together? Is it because of his oil wells or what? What binds us together tell me biko--the oil blocks owned by Danjuma?

Can Nigeria afford to have two presidetianl candidates from the Ijaw ethnic group in the lower Niger Delta? And not have her blown into pieces by the Ciromas and Yakassais of old Nigeria?

Happily, we have two Fulani presidential aspirants-in the person of Buhari and Ribadu.The heavens has not fallen. Nobody has made a single noise about it. They are not hausas but Fulanis. That is the nigeria in which some want my already inferiorized kids and brothers in the Niger Delta to reside in with Shell as their landlord. Let my people go back to the creeks from where Lord Lugard forced the (druken sailor fisher men) upon the nation state of Nigeria. For Nigeria is a huge joke. Its artificial. Where citizens are identified only by their bonded regional tribal marks.

Is Dangote really a blessing

I join in congratulating Alh Aliko Dangote on his Forbes listing as the richest man in Africa.

Dr Ejiogu is entitled to his opinion. However, I have a couple of questions:
1) Is it true that when an Emir in Jigawa State wrote a personal letter to Alh Dangote to come to the aid/rescue of his alm mater which had its roof blown off by wind, Alh never bothered to respond?
2) Has anybody taken another look at what OBJ and Alh Dangote did to his Uncle Dantata at Lagos wharf?
3) Has anybody heard of Alh Dangote who makes his money from mainly the poor, donating any kobo to help the poor?
4) Are we mindful that as we speak, a bag of cement now sells for between N1,800 and N2,000? An increase of more than N3,000 - N500 per bag? And this coincided with Alh Dangote's listing on Forbes?!
5) Is there any "breakthrough" Alh Dangote has that can not be traced to "insider dealing" and "fronting" for those in Govt?

All the same, congratulations to Alh Aliko Dangote!

Bravo Mr Ejiogu for calling a

Bravo Mr Ejiogu for calling a spade a spade. This son of a bitch called Dangote belongs in jail, if not for any other thing, then for inside trading in NSE. He does not like competition thats why he uses his ill-gotten wealth to bribe his way to the top. The gworo chewing aboki should be cooling his nyass in jail and not be glorified. A billionaire my ass!

Make it clear.

Is your attack on Dangote or on the northern caliphate?
Dangote is a capitalist and any legal means of making his business thrive is acceptable, your argument appeal more to sentiments than facts. You did not argue like an academia as your grounds are not provable and all based on personal discoveries. Mind you, it is the right of every nation to protect their capitalist and being the major one in Nigeria, government must do everything to protect his business.
Nobody is a criminal until convicted in the court of law.

Dangote has done what any

Dangote has done what any businessman will do in our peculiar evironment.

Crazy Write Up

The writer of this Article needs to get himself checked properly. Am sure he would have been so satisfied if it was an Igbo Drug Baron or Fake Drug Importer been listed. Most of Dangote Business are listed on the NSE and before he does that. His books are open to the public. How many of the Igbo's can come out open like Aliko.

Am sure the writer was even bought to write this stupid Article when you look at the name and area he comes from.