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Business / Re: Meet Nigeria’s First Millionaire Candido Da Rocha Who Did Sent His Clothes To Br by wholexy009(m): 10:18am On Sep 13, 2018
FortifiedCity:
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He is basically not a Nigerian, son of an immigrant.
Da Rocha was born in Lagos to the family of Senhor Joao Esan da Rocha and Angelica Nogeira who were returnee ex slaves from Brazil
Business / Re: Meet Nigeria’s First Millionaire Candido Da Rocha Who Did Sent His Clothes To Br by wholexy009(m): 8:41am On Sep 13, 2018
Family life:

Research revealed that Candido da Rocha lived alone most of his adult life and was never formally married to any woman whether traditionally, in court or in the church despite being a strong Catholic. He was said to be a difficult man to live with.

Three women were known to have had children for him and lived with him briefly.

One of the women was originally from the old Gold Coast now Ghana who had his first child and only son called Alexander Candido da Rocha. The second woman who had a son for him died at an early age. Thereafter, he had four daughters; three of these were born by the same woman and one daughter, Mrs. Enitan Salako, from another woman.

The daughters, three in all include Louissa Ebun Turton, the second daughter was called Angelica Folashade who later became Mrs. Thomas.


Nigeria’s first millionaire Candido Da Rocha, his dad and mom

Candido da Rocha's Generosity :

Describing Da Rocha’s generosity, his 90-year-old granddaughter said, “People would come to him, crying, requesting financial assistance; from the balcony, asking how much they needed, he would throw down the money to them.

Candido Esan Da Rocha died in 1959 and is buried at Ikoyi Cemetery.

Though there was no Limousine nor Royce Rolls, Da rocha was said to have moved around in his luxury horse drawn carriage.

One of the grand daughters of Candido Da Rocha Angelica Oyediran in an interview with The Punch said of the wealth of her grandfather:

“Candido Da Rocha was quite close to the British and the western world then. He was highly respected and highly disciplined. He didn’t like dishonesty and lying. I stayed with him in this house for about three years when my mother moved in here to look after him. I was very close to him. He loved me and I was very fond of him. I learnt a lot from him. During the Second World War, Da Rocha offered one of his properties, Bonanza Hotel, to the British government to protect some Nigerian students at King’s College, who were initially in a boarding house at Race Course.

The school was run there until the war was over. Among his close friends was Herbert Macaulay. Da Rocha refused to be a politician. When he was nominated to contest an election and people approached him requesting money to support his electioneering, he said, ‘If you want Da Rocha you vote for him, and if you want Da Rocha’s money don’t vote for me.’ Twice, when Macaulay was arrested by the British colonial government for speaking out against them, Da Rocha paid (a fine) on his behalf to prevent Macaulay from going to jail and warned that he would not come to his rescue the third time. Da Rocha was a staunch catholic. He respected God. He was very rich – he was a millionaire in those days and very generous. The elite in those days sent their dirty clothes to Britain for laundry. The Da Rochas, Johnsons, Dohertys and the Olowus, were foremost wealthy people. They didn’t wash their clothes in Nigeria. They sent them abroad for laundry. Some of them had about five dozens shirts, five dozens vests, five dozens pants, and everything they could afford.”

Candido Da Rocha did not stumbled on money, neither did he stole people’s commonwealth before he became stupendously rich. His wealth could be traced to his father Joao Esan Da Rocha.

Joao Esan Da Rocha who was from Ilesha was captured as a slave at the age of 10 and taken away to Brazil in 1840. Joao Esan later got married to Angelica Josephina Da Rocha while in Brazil. The couple gave birth to Candido while still in Brazil.

In 1871, Esan alongside other slaves regained their freedom and a lot of slaves were able to trace their roots back the Yoruba tribe. On his return from Brazil, Esan Da Rocha was one of the returnees that approached the then Queen Victoria’s representative in Lagos to request a place for their resettlement in Lagos and they were apportioned the areas between the Central Bank of Nigeria on Broad Street up to Kam Salem, at Obalende.

The Water House was built by Esan Da Rocha on the land apportioned to him. He was given two portions of land because he came back with his wife of Nigerian origin and four children so he also got a portion of land on Tinubu Street. While building his own house, Esan built it as a replica of the house he lived in Brazil.

His houses are the famous Water House at Kakawa Street and the other one is on 4, Tinubu Street both on Lagos Island. Esan died at the age of 88 and was buried at Ikoyi Cemetery.

Candido da Rocha stepped into his father’s business empire, which he later expanded and consolidated into a multi-million pound financial empire, straddling agriculture, hotel, trading, real estate, banking and financial investment.

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Business / Meet Nigeria’s First Millionaire Candido Da Rocha Who Did Sent His Clothes To Br by wholexy009(m): 8:41am On Sep 13, 2018
There is a popular Yoruba parlance when translated it means spending money like Da Rocha.In another Yoruba parlance when people are lured to spend too much money they will tell you that do you think I am like Da Rocha? Or they tell you I am not Da Rocha.

eagleee.com brings you the story of the legendary rich man, Candido Da Rocha.

Candido Da Rocha was a very wealthy Lagosian. It is also popularly believed that he was the first known millionaire in Nigeria.

Da Rocha as he was fondly referred to was born in 1860 as the son of Joao Esan Da Rocha, a former slave who returned from Brazil to start a business empire.

The junior Da Rocha, Candido, was reported to have just the language skills of Portuguese and Ilesha on his return. He attended the popular CMS Grammar School in Lagos where he was the head boy. He was a friend to late Herbert Macaulay who was also his school mate.

Da Rocha's Water Business

Candido was said to have laid water pipes from Iju to Lagos Island, Yaba Ebute Metta and other areas where there were high demand of pipe borne water. He was said to have lived in his house and operated the Iju water works.that served the whole of Lagos in the 20s. The colonial administrators were said to be paying Da Rocha for the supply of water to Lagos state. His house had the first bore hole and also the first water fountain. He was said to have sold water to the people from his house.

He made fortune from his water business such that he bcame very rich that the government had to take it over from him. His other business includes money lending which he did with two other rich men, J H Doherty and Sedu Williams and together that started a bank named the Lagos Native bank. He also went into fishery business and also opened a restaurant.

How Candido Da Rocha Became a Billion Through Gold Business:

In what was to eventually mark the beginning of his fortunes, an English gold prospector who wanted to travel back to England approached Da Rocha one in 1894 with bars of gold that he had mined and wanted to dispose of.

But there was a problem of funds as he did not have all the money required to buy the goods. The Englishman wanted 6,000 pounds. So, Candido da Rocha approached the Bank of West-Africa now known as First Bank. The bank lent Candido the required money with which he purchased the purchase of the gold bars.

He was later to file the gold bars into gold dust and sold on retail to the local gold smiths. He was said to have made on a whopping 200% profit on the sales.

Candido Da Rocha Founded Lagos Native Bank :

Candido Da Rocha went into the banking business and was the first African to own a bank called Lagos Native Bank which was established in 1907. He he joined hands with two businessmen, J H Doherty and Sedu Williams, to establish the Lagos Native Bank but ran the bank himself.


Candido Da Rocha's house


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Health / Re: Nigerian Professor Invents Goggles Thst Detect Cancer - Pic by wholexy009(m): 3:41pm On Aug 29, 2018
we shall get there
Politics / Re: You Called Me Lifeless Because I Refused To Give America Oil. by wholexy009(m): 1:19pm On Aug 28, 2018
This is getting interesting

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Politics / Re: FEC Approves N15.73 Billion Road Project In Enugu by wholexy009(m): 4:58pm On Aug 15, 2018
we will surely get there

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Politics / Re: FAAC: Buhari Orders Review Of Revenue Template As FG, States, Share N821.9bn by wholexy009(m): 10:25pm On Jul 27, 2018
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Politics / Re: Fayemi To Get Certificate Of Return On Wednesday by wholexy009(m): 5:20pm On Jul 17, 2018
good one
Education / 2018/2019 NAE Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme Inbox X by wholexy009(m): 3:59pm On May 25, 2018
Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2018/2019 Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme.

The award is in two categories: –
1. Overseas – For study in a reputable overseas university
2. Local – For study in a recognized Nigerian university

To qualify applicants MUST:
1. Possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelor's (2.1) degree from a recognized Nigerian university.
2. Have secured admission into a Nigerian or Overseas university (based on the category being applied for) for a one year Master’s Degree programme in any of the disciplines listed below.
3. Not above 28 years of age by December 31st, 2018.
4. Have completed the one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
5. Possess an international passport valid for travel at least one year from September, 2018 (applicable to overseas category).

Course of Study
Only candidates with offer of admission in disciplines related to the following areas should apply;
• Geosciences
• Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Civil, Subsea, Electrical/Electronics, Marine, Chemical)
• Petroleum Economics
• Law (Oil and Gas/Petroleum)

Interested Applicants should visit https://scholastica.ng/schemes/naescholarships to apply

Application Deadline is 8th June, 2018

Politics / Presidency Reacts To Controversy Over Buhari’s Comment by wholexy009(m): 5:38pm On Apr 19, 2018
The Presidency has reacted to the controversy surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment where he criticised youths in the country at a Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, the United Kingdom.

Presidency on Thursday explained President Buhari was answering questions from on a keynote address he made on Making Business Easier, where he had to speak about some youths in the country.

According to the President, “We have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. More than 60 percent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free.”

Reacting to the controversy, President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina in a statement said that, “Typical of their stock in trade, manipulators and twisters of statements of Mr President, who lie in wait to make mischief, interpreted the comment to mean that President Buhari had taken all Nigerian youths to the cleaners. But elementary English recognizes a wide gulf between “a lot of” and the word “all.” How can “a lot of them,” suddenly transmogrify to mean “all of them?” Mischievous and unconscionable!

“There is no way President Buhari, father of the Nigerian nation in every sense of the word, who equally has biological children of his own in the youths age bracket, pass a vote of no confidence on all youths. It can only exist in the imagination of those who play what the President has described as “irresponsible politics” with everything.

“President Buhari has always applauded and celebrated Nigerian youths who excel in different areas of endeavour, from sports to academia, and other realms. And he will continue to do so, because he values the youths, and knows that they are the fulcrum on which the future of the country rests.

https://www.channelstv.com/2018/04/19/presidency-reacts-to-controversy-over-buharis-comment/
Education / 2017/2018 Naoc Tertiary Scholarship Scheme: (agip Scholarship) by wholexy009(m): 3:02pm On Apr 19, 2018
I would like to inform you that the 2017/2018 NAOC TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME: APPLICATION/EXAMINATION is now open for interested applicants.

Kindly help inform students of the 2017/2018 academic session we know will benefit directly from the campaign to apply on https://scholastica.ng/schemes/naocscholarships

Kindly find more information below and have a splendid day ahead.

Politics / Re: APC C’tte On Restructuring Recommends Resource Control, State Police, Others Re by wholexy009(m): 9:56am On Jan 26, 2018
Obasanjo letter is really doing the magic
Politics / APC C’tte On Restructuring Recommends Resource Control, State Police, Others Re by wholexy009(m): 9:53am On Jan 26, 2018
ABUJA—THE Governor Nasir El Rufai Committee on True Federalism has submitted its report to the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, calling for more devolution of powers to states. Chairman, APC Committee on True Federalism/Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State (L), presenting the committee’s report to the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the APC Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday The committee recommended that 10 items be moved from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.

The items so recommended to be moved are Foods, Drugs, Poison, Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances; Fingerprints and Identification of Criminal Records; Registration of Business names; Labour; Mines and Minerals, including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas; Police; Prisons; Public Holidays (to be classified as National Public Holidays and State Public Holidays); Railways and; Stamp Duties. Resource control “We have proposed that mining, minerals, oil should go to the states. Then there will be certain constitutional amendments. The Petroleum Act will be amended to show that states can now issue oil mining licences; the Land Use Act, Nigeria Minerals and Mining Act, the Petroleum Profit Tax Act 2007 would all need to be amended.

So, we have proposed amendment that will ensure that minerals, mining and oil are vested in the states except offshore minerals. Independent candidacy ”The committee equally recommended independent candidacy but with a caveat that individuals who intend to stand for elections must not have been a member of any political party at least six months to the elections in which they intend to contest. “We believe that if these amendments are passed by the National Assembly, they will significantly re-balance our federation, devolve more powers to the states, reduce the burden of the Federal Government and make our country work better.

This is something that people have been agitating for a long time and we have taken the reports of all previous constitutional and national conferences and put these before the Nigerian public in 2017 and these are the feedback that we got -10 recommendations – to move from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list and we have drafted the bill that will enable that to be passed by the National Assembly and the state houses of assembly,” said el-Rufai. In the 56-page report sighted by Vanguard, the committee also recommended that the current Presidential System of Government with all its limitations be upheld but said the associated twin issues of corruption and high cost of governance be urgently addressed.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/apc-ctte-restructuring-recommends-resource-control-state-police-others/

Jobs/Vacancies / Apply For The 2018 MTN Global Graduate Development Programme by wholexy009(m): 8:59pm On Jan 22, 2018
Apply for the MTN Global Graduate Development Programme

MTN Nigeria has launched its 2-year structured development programme for young graduates, combining formal development (in partnership with Duke Corporate Education and the MTN Academy) and on-the-job learning. Upon completing the 2 year programme, graduates will be offered FULL EMPLOYMENT into MTN Nigeria subject to satisfactory performance during the 2 year period.

Requirement
26 years or below, with a 2.1/upper credit
Must have completed NYSC
Must be fluent in English
Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Suite applications

Interested and qualified candidates should apply for the Global Graduate Programs listed below;
Corporate Relations
IT & Business Risk Management
Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Innovation
Human Resources & Customer Service

Interested and qualified candidates should visit https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/mtnngdp to apply.

Application Deadline: 28th January, 2018
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Seplat Graduate Scheme 2018 by wholexy009(m): 12:04pm On Jan 10, 2018
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Jobs/Vacancies / New Vacancy by wholexy009(m): 4:04pm On Nov 29, 2017
Want to build a career with an investment management firm?

Quadrant Group, Inc. a leading global investment management firm, is seeking to recruit motivated and qualified individuals for the following positions listed below:

Personal Assistant (PA)
Marketing Officer

To apply, please visit https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/quadrant

Application closes 30th of November 2017.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Ecobank Has Started Inviting Successful Applicants by wholexy009(m): 11:42am On Nov 09, 2017
Vizzim:
U sure. Mine never show.

Check your spam mail, my own don show ohh
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: N-power Releases 300 Names Of Successful Applicants For The Second Batch. by wholexy009(m): 10:37am On Nov 09, 2017
valentineuwakwe:
the list is not yet out. .these post was culled from daily post who made the caption this morning and these are just false news. .checking at npower official website at www.npower.gov.ng we saw there is no list or names of shortlisted candidates. . .this whole issue about npower list has been concluded and the list will be release by sunday of November 19, 2017. . .it is describe in details at this authoritative npower approved blog at www.valentine202.com
thanks

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Dear People,

Have you checked your mails, Ecobank Aptitude test invitation has started rolling in.

Test Date is 11th November, 2017.(This saturday)

Please check your inbox/spam/junk folder for the copy of the test invitation having your log in details.

They are testing in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Ibadan and Kaduna.

Their customer care to me I can change my test schedule (i.e test location) on their portal.


I don get my own ohhh!! grin grin grin
Jobs/Vacancies / Ecobank Has Started Inviting Successful Applicants by wholexy009(m): 10:30am On Nov 09, 2017
Dear People,

Have you checked your mails, Ecobank Aptitude test invitation has started rolling in.

Test Date is 11th November, 2017.(This saturday)

Please check your inbox/spam/junk folder for the copy of the test invitation having your log in details.

They are testing in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Ibadan and Kaduna.

Their customer care to me I can change my test schedule (i.e test location) on their portal.


I don get my own ohhh!! grin grin grin

Wish you the very best.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: How To Identify A Scam Interview Invitation by wholexy009(m): 10:15am On Nov 09, 2017
HooxJnr:
Many companies no longer use gmail or yahoomail to receive applications from prospective applicants but a corporate mail. Eg recruitment@gtbank.com. In this 21st century, any company that can't afford a corporate email is probably a sham. I receive a lot of spam mails whenever I apply for a job using private mails.



Dear All,

Ecobank Aptitude test invitation has started rolling in.

Test Date is 11th November, 2017.

Please check your inbox/spam/junk folder for the copy of the test invitation having your log in details.

The test locations are Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Ibadan and Kaduna.

Please be informed you can change your test schedule (i.e test location) on the portal.

Wish you the very best.
Career / Re: Human Resource Professionals: by wholexy009(m): 5:03pm On Oct 23, 2017
@fellow HR Managers, Do you know you can now take your SHRM exams here in Nigeria. just visit www.prometric.com to book your exam today. There is no need to travel to Ghana again for this certification exam

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Jobs/vacancies Section Chatroom by wholexy009(m): 1:24pm On Oct 17, 2017
wink You people looking for jobs should investigate this opportunity

If you have a Master's Degree and you are 28 years or below? Apply for the ecobank Fast Track Intensive Graduate Program.

https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/ecobankgtp

Who are we looking for?
Candidates not more than 28 years old by December 2017
MBA, MSc & MA Graduates from international and reputable local institutions (Full time study)
Must have completed NYSC before commencement of the program
0- 2 Years work experience

Please Note: Applicants who will be rounding up the NYSC program by November 2017 are eligible to apply.

15 Days to close of application, hurry now to https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/ecobankgtp

Please spread the message, you will be helping someone in need.

Make una go apply ohh, e go soon close

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Jobs/Vacancies / The Ecobank Nigeria Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) by wholexy009(m): 3:39pm On Oct 03, 2017
Ecobank Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) is now open for Bsc Graduates and Masters Degree Holders
Application closes on the 31st of October, 2017.
Politics / Re: Happening Now...4 Million Troop To The Streets; Nnamdi Kanu Expected To Arrive by wholexy009(m): 5:18pm On Sep 21, 2017
giftq:

What if na him mama born am? grin grin

A Future You Can Bank On
From Young Talented Graduate into World Class Banking Professional

Ecobank Nigeria recently launched its Graduate Development Programs designed to groom young talented graduates into world class banking professionals. The Ecobank Nigeria Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) is an exciting way to start a career in the Pan African financial institution. We are recruiting candidates for the following programs:
Ecobank Nigeria Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-IGP)
Ecobank Nigeria Fast-track Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-FIGP)
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application closes on the 31st of October, 2017.

Politics / Re: BREAKING: Biafra Demonstration In Aba Now! by wholexy009(m): 5:18pm On Sep 21, 2017
MrRichy:
IPOB is back....

no man can fight that which is approved by God.. you can ask Pharaoh..

A Future You Can Bank On
From Young Talented Graduate into World Class Banking Professional

Ecobank Nigeria recently launched its Graduate Development Programs designed to groom young talented graduates into world class banking professionals. The Ecobank Nigeria Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) is an exciting way to start a career in the Pan African financial institution. We are recruiting candidates for the following programs:
Ecobank Nigeria Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-IGP)
Ecobank Nigeria Fast-track Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-FIGP)
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application closes on the 31st of October, 2017.

Jobs/Vacancies / Ecobank Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) by wholexy009(m): 5:13pm On Sep 21, 2017
A Future You Can Bank On
From Young Talented Graduate into World Class Banking Professional

Ecobank Nigeria recently launched its Graduate Development Programs designed to groom young talented graduates into world class banking professionals. The Ecobank Nigeria Graduate Trainee Program (ENG-GTP) is an exciting way to start a career in the Pan African financial institution. We are recruiting candidates for the following programs:

Ecobank Nigeria Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-IGP): https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/ecobankgtp/details/6408
Ecobank Nigeria Fast-track Intensive Graduate Program (ENG-FIGP): https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/ecobankgtp/details/6409

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application closes on the 31st of October, 2017.

Jobs/Vacancies / Oil And Gas Recruitment by wholexy009(m): 12:33pm On Sep 19, 2017
Oil and Gas Reruitment- MATERIAL CLERK
Visit https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/oilandgas to apply
Application closes 29th of September


Oil and Gas Reruitment - MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT (Maiduguri)
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Application closes 29th of September


Oil and Gas Reruitment - CREW HEAD
Visit https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/oilandgas to apply
Application closes 29th of September
Education / You Are Receiving This Mail Because You Registered On Scholastica.ng by wholexy009(m): 12:42pm On Sep 15, 2017
The 2016/2017 NAOC TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME: APPLICATION/EXAMINATION is now open for interested applicants.

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2016/2017 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme, effective from 11th September to 29th September, 2017.

Kindly help inform students we know will benefit directly from the campaign to apply on https://scholastica.ng/schemes/naocscholarships.

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