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Jim Ovia, Founder, Zenith Bank. Credit: guardian.ng

Nigerian Banker Jim Ovia Gains $84 Million In One Year As Zenith Bank Shares Soar

Nigerian banker Jim Ovia has made at least $84.5 million in paper gains over the last one year as shares of Zenith Bank, a Nigerian-Stock Exchange-listed commercial bank in which he holds a minority stake, surged 59.32%.

Jim Ovia, Founder of Visafone and Founder of Zenith Bank

MTN acquires Jim Ovia's Visafone in bid to boost broadband offering in Nigeria

South Africa-based MTN, Africa’s largest mobile phone operator by number of subscribers, on Thursday confirmed it has acquired Nigerian wireless network provider Visafone after months of negotiation.

Jim Ovia, Founder, Visafone

Nigerian business tycoon Jim Ovia to sell Visafone to South Africa's MTN

Africa’s largest telecoms operator MTN Group is in talks to buy Nigeria’s Visafone Communications to solidify its grip in the South African firm’s most important market, sources familiar with the discussions said on Friday.


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Africa's Richest 2014 Visualization

Africa's Richest 2014 (Visualization)

Visualization of Africa’s Richest 55. Data courtesy of Ventures Africa. Sort and filter by Net Worth (US $). Filter by Number of Jobs Created, Country of Citizenship, Industry, Age, and Gender.

Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Chairman of Transcorp, and Chairman of UBA Group

Nigeria's four newest billionaires: Tony Elumelu, Cletus Ibeto, Benedict Peters, & Akanimo Udofia

Nigeria has four new billionaires, according to wealth research done by Ventures Africa.

Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank

Multi-millionaire Nigerian banker Jim Ovia becomes Chairman of Zenith Bank

Nigerian multi-millionaire banker Jim Ovia has been appointed the chairman of Zenith Bank, the commercial bank he co-founded more than two decades ago.