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Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Rachelsblog(f): 12:20pm On Jul 11
Needs a new wife, fasts once a week, Nigeria is tough… 7 things Dangote revealed in FT interview

Aliko Dangote has revealed that at 61, he is not getting any younger, and he is willing to take on a new wife.

Speaking with David Piling in a Financial Times interview, Lunch with FT, the multi-billionaire, who is Africa’s richest man, revealed a soft side of himself and talked tall about his ambitions to buy Arsenal Football club after successfully leading Nigeria’s oil refining revolution.

DANGOTE REALLY NEEDS A NEW WIFE

Dangote revealed that his schedule is inhibiting romance. The founder of Dangote Group, who is twice divorced and has three grown-up daughters, told FT that he is on the lookout for a new bride.

He however adds a caveat: “I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time. Right now, things are really, really very busy, because we have the refinery, we have the petrochemicals, we have the fertiliser, we have the gas pipeline.”

But he agrees that he needs to “calm down a bit”.

FASTS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK

Who will believe that the man who has one of the biggest food chains in the country, actually fasts at least once a week? Dangote told Pilling that he tries to fast at least once a week, adding that “it helps to clean your system”.

TAKES MORE THAN 100 CALLS A DAY

As expected, Dangote has a very busy schedule, but who would have guessed that he may also be one of Africa’s busiest, taking over 100 calls per day.

Speaking of his relationship with Tony Blair, former British prime minister, Dangote says Blair only makes three calls per day. But he has to battle with scores, and tonnes of emails.

About his mails, he says: “you try to be polite and reply but they come back to you with a longer email, not minding that here is a very, very busy person”.

“Look Aliko, the world is not going to fall apart if you don’t answer your phone,” Dangote says of his golden advise from Blair.

NIGERIA TO BE THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF PETROLEUM PRODUCT

The serial-entrepreneur says once his $12 billion refinery is done, Nigeria will for the first time in her history, become Africa’s biggest exporter of petroleum products.

“When we finish this project, for the first time in history Nigeria will be the largest exporter of petroleum products in Africa,” he said.

NIGERIA IS TOUGH; ONLY THE TOUGHEST SURVIVE

The man with the most amount of the money in Nigeria — officially — says only toughest of the tough survives in Africa’s largest economy.

Dangote say with his new refinery, he is out to make new enemies, stating that “you can’t just come and remove food from their table and think they’re just going to watch you doing it”.

“They will try all sorts of tricks. This is a very, very tough society. Only the toughest of the tough survive here”.

NIGERIA NEEDS DRACONIAN POLICY TO STOP MILK IMPORTATION

The Kano-born billionaire is not happy with Nigeria’s inability to produce what she eats, locally, and wants some hard policies to stop importation of some products.

“What Nigeria needs is to produce locally what we can produce locally. Nigeria still imports vegetable oil, which makes no sense. Nigeria still imports 4.9m tonnes of wheat, which does not make sense,” the $14-billion-man said.

“Nigeria still imports 97 or 98 per cent of the milk that we consume. The government needs to bring out a draconian policy to stop people importing milk, just like they did with cement.”

STILL OUT TO BUY ARSENAL

Dangote is not a man known to give up on his dreams, and his dreams about Arsenal Football Club will not be different, he reveals.

“I love Arsenal and I will definitely go for it,” he told FT, adding that the club should be worth about $2bn.

Speaking as the owner of the club, Dangote said he would involve himself in rebuilding the team — “chipping in my own advice”.

“When I buy it, I have to bring it up to the expectations of our supporters,” he said, stating that his refinery is priority now. “Once I have finished with that headache, I will take on football,” he concludes.


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.thecable.ng/needs-new-wife-fasts-week-nigeria-tough-7-things-dangote-revealed-ft-interview/amp


See him with his ex wife here http://www.nairaland.com/4400798/aliko-dangote-ex-wife-meet

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by exporters101: 2:05pm On Jul 11
Baba for the girls. Every single lady will apply.

I need a picture to illustrate how all the slay mamas in Nigeria will be feeling now grin

Baba will receive nudes taya from today. Don't trust these girls cheesy

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Giddymoney(m): 2:05pm On Jul 11
Waiting for the person, below the person, below me to say Nonsense

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by jolomiurenyi(m): 2:05pm On Jul 11
Hummmmm
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by pocohantas(f): 2:05pm On Jul 11
Hmmmm...
Babes running into the thread, his DM, his life...everything!

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by paymentvoucher: 2:05pm On Jul 11
cheesy
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by tgmservice: 2:05pm On Jul 11
Naija girls be like

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by utenwuson: 2:06pm On Jul 11
Sir can I apply for my sister because she's not online now... She already has four years marriage experience, I already filled in for divorce on her behalf ever since your vacancy came up.

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by ednut1(m): 2:06pm On Jul 11
Who marriage epp

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Aldebaran(m): 2:06pm On Jul 11
BODY NO BE DANGOTE CEMENT FIREWOOD grin grin grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by jolomiurenyi(m): 2:06pm On Jul 11
pocohantas:
Hmmmm...
Babes running into the thread


Space booker grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by ireneony(f): 2:06pm On Jul 11
God please I need this man.
Age is nothing but a number..
Where can I apply.

These are my qualities:
Good cook
Romantic
Loyal
Pretty
Intelligent

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Paperwhite(m): 2:07pm On Jul 11
Oya Nairaland ladies make una begin slide into Dangote DM.Goodluck to the luck wife no-2. tongue

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Orpe7(m): 2:07pm On Jul 11
CALLING ALL SLAY MAMAS, CALLING ALL SLAY MAMAS
FOOD DON LAND OOOOOOO grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by LexMcquinn: 2:07pm On Jul 11
Okay
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Offpoint: 2:07pm On Jul 11
Honestly and sincerely speaking... this is the time in my life I'm questioning God why I wasn't created as a womangrin chai.
Transplant here I come

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by eluquenson(m): 2:07pm On Jul 11
It is well, baba na God you need.

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by sisisioge: 2:07pm On Jul 11
Omg! I knew it! I just knew it! All these Hausa words that have been falling on my tongue is cos I'm about to marry a Hausa bobo...awwww grin grin grin grin grin My bobo Dangote o cool

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by thunderbabs: 2:07pm On Jul 11
Even me a boy will apply.. grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Springz(f): 2:07pm On Jul 11
cheesy
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Rainmania(m): 2:07pm On Jul 11
Baba o
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by iebanehita(m): 2:08pm On Jul 11
I know how it feels..

I need a wife too...

Getting a wife at this stage is quite difficult. You don't know if she loves you or love the things you're able to offer her.

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by theoldpretender: 2:08pm On Jul 11
Nairalamd single ladies, oya submit your applications oh!

Ready made man with lots of cash, big house and properties.

Oya,. Action!

Plus, time to port to the far North for two month crash course in Hausa language and customs.

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by abc115: 2:08pm On Jul 11
grin
Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by skales67: 2:08pm On Jul 11
Nigerian women including married ones will like this thread

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by inoki247: 2:08pm On Jul 11
lets give u Tonto Dikeh for free nah

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by givan: 2:08pm On Jul 11
Dangote beg come marry me. cry I love you. cry

I fit do transgender because of you. grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote: 'I Need A Wife, I Am Not Getting Any Younger At 61' by Divay22(f): 2:08pm On Jul 11
@60 baba never still tire grin grin cheesy cheesy
Where are those small girls that need big god, one is ready o

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