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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Olusegun Obasanjo, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha…Have You Met Nigeria’s Richest Politicians?

In Nigeria, politics is synonymous to wealth. When you say the word “politics”, what immediately comes to mind is “Corruption” and then ”wealth”.

In no particular, see below Nigeria’s 10 Most Richest Politicians.



Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo (GCFR, Ph.D) 82, Popularly referred to as ”Baba Iyabo” and in political speak called Nigeria’s Political”Maradonna” is a mine of wealth. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He has also served as Chairperson of the African Union from July 2004 to January 2006. His Net Worth is 1.6 Billion Dollars


Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu 66, is aPolitical Leader and one time Lagos State Governor. He began his political journey in 1992, on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (where he was a member of the faction of the Peoples Front led by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and made up of other politicians such as Dapo Sarumi, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Yomi Edu). In January 1999, he stood for the position of Executive Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket and was elected. As Governor of Lagos State, he made large investments in education in the state. He also initiated new road construction, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing population of the state. He is regarded as the national leader of the APC. His net worth is 1.5 billion Dollars


Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha 56, is a Nigerian businessman, education philanthropist and politician from Imo State, Nigeria who won the 6 May 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo State and was reelected for his second term on April 11, 2015. He is the Founder of Rochas Foundation, a charity comprising a number of special schools that are spread all over Nigeria that gives scholarship to the less privileged children in the Nigerian society. His Net Worth is 1.5 Billion Dollars


Atiku Abubakar GCON, 72 is a Nigerian politician, businessman, philanthropist and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party at the 2019 Nigerian general election. He served as the 11th vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. His Net Worth is 1.4 Billion Dollars


Dino Melaye 45, is a Nigerian politician, a Senator and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Dino is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. He is currently the Chairman Senate Committee in FCT. His Net Wort is 800 Million Dollars


Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR 77, is a retired Nigerian Army General who was President of Nigeria from 27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993. He previously served as the chief of army staff from January 1984 to August 1985. Babangida was a key player in most of the military coups in Nigeria (July 1966, February 1976, December 1983, August 1985, December 1985 and April 1990). His Net Worth is 5 Billion Dollars

Benedict Murray-Bruce 63, is a Nigerian business magnate and politician. He is the founder of Silverbird Group. A member of the People’s Democratic Party, he was elected to the Senate of Nigeria in March 2015 where he currently represents the Bayelsa East constituency, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. His Net Worth is 715 Million Dollars

Ahmadu Adamu Mu’ázu 63, was governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is former PDP National Working Committee chairman. Prior to winning Bauchi’s Gubernatorial elections, Mu’azu worked as a businessman in the private sector. Between 1984 and 1987, he was chairman of the Federal Polytechnic in Idah and chairman of the Benue-Plateau Construction Company in Jos from 1986 to 1990. He was also a member of the Bauchi State Scholarship Board during this period. Between 1987 and 1997, he served in a number of capacities including director of the Nigeria Ports Authority and a member of the Bauchi State Rural Development Council. His Net worth is 895 Million Dollars


Orji Uzor Kalu 58, is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007. Prior to his election, he served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited. Kalu was also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees. He was the party’s presidential candidate in the April 2007 general election.He is currently a member of the ruling party after he officially announced his resignation as a PPA BOT. His Net Worth is 1.1 Billion Dollars


Rotimi Amaechi 53,is a Nigerian politician who served as the fifth Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015. He was re-elected for a second term on 26 April 2011. Amaechi was a member of the People’s Democratic Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress on 27 November 2013. He is now a serving Federal Minister of Transportation. He is also the Director General of General Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 reelection campaign.

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