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I Still Have Plans to Buy Arsenal – Aliko Dangote | WATCH



In an interview with CNBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) going on in Davos, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has said that he plans to grow the Dangote Group to a $100 billion dollar company, adding that he still has plans to buy English football club, Arsenal.

“I will but right now I have to focus on the projects that I have which are almost $18 bn, then I’ll concentrate and face Arsenal,” Dangote said.

Speaking on the impact of the depreciation of the Naira on the Dangote group, Dangote said: “There’s an impact but business is always ups and downs. We are in Africa for the long term, not only in Nigeria. If you’re in Africa or Nigeria for the short term then you shouldn’t be there. We are in it for the long term and I believe we’ll get out of the woods very soon.”

He also spoke on the Niger Delta Crisis and the power situation in the country.



  1. weather

    January 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    So we are just going to pretend that the bombing of the idp camp did not happen? Where is the post on that?

  2. Elvis

    January 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Baba, i wish you can buy the club today and the first thing we would like you to do is to sack Wenger, oh, don’t sack him, just retire him and afterwards, sign world-class stars! so our beloved Arsenal can come back to winning ways….winning trophies.

    Oh, i miss the Arsenal of before.


  3. Wise

    January 19, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Arsenal keh? Dangote should rather invest in the Nigerian Football League, take it to the next level so it can be sexy and glamorous and build mass followership like the English Premier League.

  4. Wengerout

    January 19, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Charity begins at home. Buy Kano Pillars and build the Npfl before buying arsenal.

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