From the late 20th Century to this current age of 21st Century, it is of no doubt that the rate of Entrepreneurs have increased rapidly. However if someone said it was the Internet that contributed immensely to the growth of entrepreneurship, that person is indeed and absolutely right. If you’re wondering what Entrepreneurship means, then here is the simplest definition.
Before the Internet became populous, people believe only those who have an offline business are entrepreneurs but now, there has been numerous cases of entrepreneurs that makes money online in which people simply referred them to as “Internet Entrepreneurs“.
Without much further ado, below are the list of Top 10 Entrepreneurs.
Top 10 List Of Successful Entrepreneurs
1. Bill Gates – William Henry Gates popularly known as Bill Gates is an American business man who alongside Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft which is the world’s largest PC Software company. Since 1987, he has been included in the Forbes’ list of wealthiest people and was the wealthiest man from 1995 to 2007.
Bill Gates is currently the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$85.6 billion as of February 2017.
2. Mark Zuckerberg – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer likewise Internet entrepreneur who launched the popular social networking website, Facebook in 2004. He was the 2nd youngest self-made billionaire in 2012 and currently had acquired top social network application like Instagram and Whatsapp.
As at of February 2017, Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of US$55.9 billion
3. Jimmy Wales – When you wanted to know more information about someone, maybe a celebrity or someplace, there is one website on the Internet that can give you the answers and that is Wikipedia. Jimmy is the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia known as Wikipedia.
4. Evan Clark Williams – Majority of people nowadays use the google blogging platform known as “blogger” for blogging but only few knew the fact that without “Evan Clark”, it won’t be possible. Evan Williams co-founded Pyra labs the name given to the “blogger platform” before being acquired by Google in the later years.
5. Jack Dorsey – Jack Dorsey is the co-founder and CEO the popular social media platform, Twitter. He is also the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2012, He was been given the “Innovator of the Year Award” for technology by the Wall Street Journal.
6. Sergey Brin – Sergey who is an American computer scientist and philanthropist founded Google alongside Larry Page. He was the 12th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$38.4 billion as of January 2017.
7. Jan Koum – Jan who is a Ukrainian-American internet inventor is the CEO and co-founder of Whatsapp alongside with Brian Acton before the mobile messaging platform was acquired by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
As of May 2016, his net worth was US$9.7 billion.
8. Mike Krieger – Mike founded Instagram alongside with Kevin Systrom before the photo and video sharing platform was acquired by Facebook. Mike is a Brazilian entrepreneur and software engineer with a Net worth of US$300 million as at of 2016.
9. Reid Hoffman – Reid was the co-founder likewise executive chairman of LinkedIn, a professional social network platform primarily meant for the business-oriented mind. His Net worth as at 2017 and according to Forbes was $3.1 billion
10. Adam D’Angelo – Have you ever heard of Quora before? Quora is a popular knowledge base website which features Q ‘n’ A. In June 2009, Adam started Quora an online knowledge market based in Mountain View, California.
As of 2015, his net worth is reported to be US$600 million.
And there goes the top 10 list of successful entrepreneurs! If you’re just starting yours, do not give up. One day, you too shall reach there
Top 10 educationally advanced countries in the world
According to former South African president and legend, Nelson Mandela, he emphasized on Education as “the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world”. You may be pondering on how education can be used as a weapon when there are dangerous and life threatening weapons such as an missile tank, suicide belt, AK-47 rifle, suicide bombs, nuclear weapons etc.
Education is a powerful weapon because the success of a community or country depends solely on its educational level and system. Any country which has low focus and a low concentration towards education will wallow and drown in poverty. In no hierarchical order and position, you will know the best 10 countries which are advanced in education through this article.
Australia is an educated country which has a high proportion and percentage of adults who have gine and passed tertiary education. It is said that 43% of its adults have trained at an institution after leaving school. Also, 94% of citizens above the age of 25 years have gotten secondary school education at least. Australia supports education and the educators by giving the teachers incentives and make steps to pay teachers. The education system is high in Australia.
In Japan, the focus on education is very serious. The rate of drop-out students is 2% which is low. Also, Japan’s students records a high performance in science related subjects and courses. The focus on education has paid off as the literacy rate of their population (127 Million) is at just 99% which leaves the illiteracy rate at a rate of 1%.
- South Korea
Just as Japan, the focus on education in South Korea is intense. Students are being academically assessed by being assigned to private and public high schools. With a population of 49 million people, education is one of the top objectives of parents and schools in South Korea. The students spend long hours of study and cram teachings everyday.
The educational system in Finland has been compared with that of the United States of America. Finland graduates are expected and required to have a master’s degree in education as 10% of its graduates are being selected annually to work as teachers.
Norway is one of the countries that provides low tuition for students. Norway prioritizes the need for education for her citizens. With a population of 5.1 million residents, Norway spends 6.6% of her Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on education; a rate which is nearly 1.5% less than what the United States of America does. With its high level of taxation and a high cost of living, Norway invests heavily on education and devotes an expenditure of $14,000 (£11,000) per pupil annually from primary education to secondary education. Norway keeps their student to teacher ratio below 9:1; health, music, physical education, arts and crafts are also part of their education curriculum program. 100% of the Norwegian school-age population is enrolled in school, 97 percent have gotten a secondary school education at least. Their educational system is clearly working.
The South east Asian country has an exam oriented educational system that strives to teach children in the area of problem identification and problem solving. Students in Singaporean schools have a good knowledge on how to conquer test, maths and have a high ranking in Science, reading and cognitive skills. That is why the education system in Singapore is highly regarded as one of the best in the world.
The Dutch country rank well in the field of education. One third of the 25-64 year old population holds a university degree. In Netherlands schools, learning is easier and fostered as non-speaking Dutch students are being taught with languages which are other than the native Dutch language.
In Belgium, education is no joke at all. Higher education pays high in the European country. The unemployment rate in Belgium is lower than any other European country on an average level. Unemployment rate for people who have had tertiary education in Belgium is at 3%. Teachers are motivated and given incentives to work in Belgium as teachers are being paid on a average rate of £57,000 ($74,000). This means that the teaching profession is a well paid one in Belgium.
- United States
United States of America is an educational advanced country. A large chunk of her adult population have a university education (43%). In the list of developed countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it has the 5th highest proportion.
- United Kingdom
99% population of British citizens in the UK has acquired and had secondary education. With a population of 64 Million people, England is currently planning on how to accommodate 750,000 students because their department of Education has an estimated figure of 750,000 students plus by 2025.
NDLEA RELEASES LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR FINAL SCREENING OF NARCOTIC OFFICERS AND NARCOTIC ASSISTANTS
NDLEA RELEASES LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR FINAL SCREENING OF NARCOTIC OFFICERS AND NARCOTIC ASSISTANTS
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has released the list of shortlisted candidates for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres.
The screening exercise, which was suspended in January due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now proceed in batches in designated centres as follows:
NDLEA HEADQUARTERS ABUJA
Candidates within the following categories and whose names are listed on the final list as published on the Agency’s website: www.ndlea.gov.ng should report at NDLEA HEADQUATERS, No 6 Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja as follows:
a.Lawyers – 17th May, 2021
b. Specialised Courses and Languages – 19th May, 2021
c. Special Skill Candidates – 20th May, 2021
d. Doctors- 21st May,2021
NDLEA ACADEMY JOS PLATEAU STATE
Candidates on the general list should report at the Agency’s Academy, Katon Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State for screening in the order of batches specified below:
BATCH ‘A’: Nos 1- 242 (17th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘B’: Nos 243- 484 (18th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘C’: Nos 485-726 (19th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘D’: Nos 727 – 968 (20th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘E’: Nos 969 – 1209 (21st May, 2021)
BATCH ‘F’: Nos 1210- 1450 (22nd May, 2021)
NACORTIC ASSISTANT CADRE
Candidates on the Narcotic Assistant cadre should report at the Agency’s Academy, Katon Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State for screening in strict compliance to the order specified below between 24th May – 8th June 2021
BATCH ‘A’: Nos 1 – 300 (24th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘B’: Nos 301 – 600 (25th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘C’: Nos 601 – 900 (26th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘D’: Nos 901 -1,200 (27th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘E’: Nos 1,201 – 1,500 (28th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘F’: Nos 1,501 – 1,800 (29th May, 2021)
BATCH ‘G’: Nos 1,801 – 2,100 (31st May, 2021)
BATCH ‘H’: Nos 2,101 – 2,400 (1st June, 2021)
BATCH ‘I’: Nos 2,401 – 2,700 (2nd June, 2021)
BATCH ‘J’: Nos 2,701 – 3,000 (3rd June, 2021)
BATCH ‘K’: 3,001 – 3,300 (4th June, 2021)
BATCH ‘L’: Nos 3,301 – 3,600 (5th June, 2021)
BATCH ‘M’: Nos 3,601 – 3,900 (7th June, 2021)
BATCH ‘N’: Nos 3,901 – 4,165 (8th June, 2021)
Candidates attending the screening exercise must strictly observe the following rules:
COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocol
Arrival at the designated venue on the specified date
Candidates must present their guarantors form
Must present original and duplicate copies of their academic credentials
Proof of State of origin
Certificate of medical fitness from a Government Hospital
A pair apiece of shorts and round neck white T-Shirts
Canvas and stockings
Any candidate who fails to abide by any of the conditions indicated above would be disqualified instantly.
approved Narcotic Officers Cadre list
approved Narcotic Assistants Cadre list
NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja
Director, Media & Advocacy
10 BEST INSURANCE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA
What are the 10 best insurance companies in Nigeria?
LEADWAY Assurance Company
LEADWAY Assurance is a reputable insurance company concerned with a broad variety of services in the areas of Life & Pensions, General Business Insurance. Notably, some of the company’s ancillary services include Portfolio Management, Bond, Secured Credit and certain other allied financial services.
AIICO Insurance Plc
AIICO is a vibrant insurance company concerned with a number of essential services including Asset Management, Life Insurance & Annuity, General Insurance & Special risks, Pension Management and Health Insurance. Founded in 1963, AIICO Insurance is one of Nigeria’s most trusted insurance companies.
Cornerstone Insurance Plc
Under licensing by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Cornerstone Insurance functions as a public limited liability company offering General Business Insurance and Life Insurance. Notably, Cornerstone Insurance previously operated as a private limited liability company and ever since its establishment, the insurance company has continually proffered solutions to the insurance challenges of its clientele.
Custodian and Allied Insurance
This insurance company is known for rendering a wealth of insurance plans which align with the demands of its clientele. Ranging from Travel Insurance down to Auto Insurance, Tuition Protection and Immediate Annuity, the insurance plans of Custodian and Allied Insurance speak well to clients’ needs.
African Alliance Insurance Plc
This insurance company is highly reputed for its dependable Life Assurance offering. A company incorporated in 1960, African Alliance Insurance prides on its acclaimed trustworthiness and efficiency in the delivery of essential plans some of which include Individual Assurance, Esusu, Annuity Assurance and Group Life Assurance.
AXA Mansard Insurance
AXA Mansard is well known for providing firms, organizations and individuals with non-life insurance and life insurance. Notably, this insurance company is a member of the AXA Group which is one of the major Nigerian companies in the areas of asset management and insurance.
Living up to its name, Continental Insurance proffers solutions to both life and non-life insurance needs of its clientele across the African continent. Notably, it’s regarded as the most prominent player in the private arm of the pan-African insurance sector. Some of the insurance plans it offers are Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Auto Insurance and Business Insurance.
Goldlink Insurance Plc
Goldlink Insurance, which was formerly a private limited liability company, is an outfit offering insurance coverage in Life and General Businesses. The company offers a pretty number of insurance plans namely Travel Insurance, Oil & Gas, Fire and Special Perils, Life & Pension and Motor Insurance and several others.
Lasaco Assurance Plc
Regarded as Lagos State Assurance Company Limited at the point of incorporation in 1979, Lasaco Assurance is a Nigerian insurance outfit licensed in 1980. As one of Nigeria’s most reputable insurance companies, Lasaco Assurance guarantees its clientele trustworthiness in offering a broad range of insurance plans some of which include Bond Insurance, Fire and Special Insurance, Marine Insurance, Motor Insurance, Money Insurance, etc.
Industrial and General Insurance Plc
This insurance company offers insurance coverage in crucial areas including Pensions and Special Risks, General Insurance and Life Insurance. Incorporated as a private limited liability company in the early 1990s, Industrial and General Insurance was, in 2007, ultimately registered as a public limited liability company to offer a broad range of insurance plans including (but not limited to) Health Insurance, Marine Insurance, Engineering Insurance and Aviation Insurance.
The insurance companies up there are all reliable and over the years, they have remained operative in the Nigerian insurance industry. However, it’s advisable that you check out the insurance plans offered by your chosen insurance company before eventually buying its service.
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