By Juliet Ebirim
Africa’s richest man, Mr Aliko Dangote, has debunked reports claiming he’s dead. Nigerians woke up to reports on social media on Sunday, September 25, 2016, that the Chairman of Dangote Group had died in Germany after a short illness. But Mr Dangote reacted to the rumour via his verified Twitter handle @AlikoDangote on Sunday afternoon, urging people to disregard the tale.
Mr Dangote wrote, “I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise. Thank you.” The successful businessman attended the just concluded United Nations General Assembly in New York, which had world leaders in attendance, including President Barack Obama of America and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.