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Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili OFR was a pharmacist and government administrator who gained International recognition.

She was the director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from 2001 to 2008.

She stopped the sales and consumption of
fake drugs in Nigeria, after she watched her sister aged 21, die after being given injections of fake insulin as part of regular diabetes treatment in 1998.

She put together a team of mostly female pharmacists and inspectors and started a war against counterfeit drugs that saw
many open-air medicine markets across the country closed down. Including one in Kano State after her officers confiscated £140,000 worth of fake drugs.

As of June 2006, she was reported to have secured convictions for 45 counterfeiters with 56 cases pending. Her efforts led to
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Chief Chika Emenike "Ojichukwu Nnewi" is the CEO and Chairman of KOTEC Group.
He hails from Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State and like every other Igbo industrialist, he had a very humble beginning.

He's a product of the Igbo apprenticeship system.
He was brought to Nnewi in the 80s from Urualla as an apprentice.

His company, KOTEC Group is one of the leading motorcycle spare parts manufacturing companies. Kotec Group has many subsidiaries which are;

Kotec Industrial company Ltd(deals on motorcycle spare parts trading);
Chitec Agro Ltd, O’xtophers International Company Ltd (Trading on general goods); Target Automobile Com­pany Limited (Manufacturers of target automobile spare parts.); Event Beverages Ltd (Manufacturers of Event table water.); Tummy-Tummy Foods Industries Limited (Manufacturers
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The Igbo Apprenticeship system is an economic model practiced widely by the Igbos.
It is the largest business incubator platform in the world.

It is an extension of the entrepreneurial spirit where an induction strategy is utilised to induct mostly young men into entrepreneurial Image
ventures by established entrepreneurs locally referred to as Oga (master).

Igbos are known for their business acumen which can be seen in markets scattered all over the country from Onitsha to Nnewi to Aba to Alaba International Market to Sabon Gari to jos etc.

An apprentice
(which could be a male family member or a community member usually in their teens to their adulthood) spends a considerable amount of time with his master, serves for specific years, learns the trade of his master in the process of serving, and after serving, the master settles
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#IgboTbt
Nelly Uchendu was a singer, composer and actress.
She was Revered for modernizing traditional Igbo folk music.

In 1976, Her song "Love Nwantinti" shot her to fame and it earned her the "Lady with the Golden Voice" sobriquet. She released six albums during her career. Image
Some of her other songs were "Waka", "Aka Bu Eze", "Mama Hausa" which she performed both in and outside Nigeria, most notably in London, England alongside Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers during the 1980s.
She was also an Actress, In 1986, She appeared as Ikemefuna's mother
in NTA Network's televised version of Things Fall Apart, and later as Tony's mother in the 1994 Nollywood movie Nneka the Pretty Serpent.

She died on 12th April 2005 in a hospital in Enugu State after a reported illness. She was aged 55.

May she continue to rest in peace 🙏
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#IgboNweremmadu

Stanley Uzochukwu is the CEO of Stanel Group, an energy company specialized in marketing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), AGO (Diesel) and DPK (Kerosine). Over the years, Stanel Group has expanded its tentacles into the production and sales of automobile parts
vehicle consumables amongst others for domestic and industrial use.

In 2017, he acquired the Chicken Republic franchise covering the entire South East region. This arm of his enterprise employs over 700 youths.

In July 2017, Anambra State Governor,
Willie Obiano commissioned Stanel Group ultra-modern luxury mega centre (Stanel World) in Awka, Anambra State. The facility boasts an impressive farmers’ market with standby home delivery vehicles, French bakery, pharmacy store, automated car maintenance centre, car wash
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#ManCrushMonday Cosmas Maduka
Cosmas Maduka CON is a businessman and philanthropist, the Founder, President and Chairman of the Coscharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales
and Services, Agric and Agro Allied business sectors.

He is famous for Coscharis Motors, a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover, Ford and Jaguar; he is sole distributor of BMW in Nigeria.
In 2015, He was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series “Worst Day with Peace Hyde” and was estimated to worth $500 million.

He formally ventured into business at the age of 17.

He co-founded a spare parts company known as CosDave with his friend named Dave. The startup also failed
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#WomanCrushWednesday @aoteh
Arunma Oteh, OON was the Treasurer and a Vice President of the World Bank between 2015-2018. She became the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Nigeria in January 2010. In this position she was responsible for regulation
of Nigeria's capital markets, including the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

In July 2015, after her tenure in the SEC, she was appointed the vice president and treasurer of the World Bank.
She worked for various institutions including the Harvard Institute for International Development
and Centre Point Investments Limited of Nigeria in corporate finance, consulting, teaching and research. She joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1992.
She was a Senior Investment Officer/Senior Capital Markets Officer from 1993 to 1997, then Division Manager Investments
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#ThrowbackThursday

Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu

Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu Ojukwu, was a business tycoon who hailed from Umudim Nnewi. He was considered the wealthiest person in Nigeria and the whole of west Africa at the time.
He was Nigeria's first recorded billionaire with his net worth reaching equivalent of 4 billion dollars using today's currency.

He was the founder of Ojukwu Transport, Ojukwu Stores and Ojukwu Textiles. At his peak, he was the first and founding president of The Nigerian Stock
Exchange as well as president of The African Continental Bank.

He was also either chairman or on the board of directors of some of Nigeria's most profitable companies such as Shell Oil Nigeria Limited, Guinness Nig. Ltd, Nigerian National Shipping Lines, Nigerian Cement Factory,
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