TEN ANCIENT BILLIONAIRES IN NIGERIA


8. Emmanuel Akwiwu 
He owned a business that had 70 vehicles, hauled oil rigs and supplies for the British Petroleum Ltd. He was a federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives between 1954 and 1964. He was also a deputy speaker of the Eastern Assembly.
Akwiwu was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and studied at Cambridge University between 1945 and 1950. He returned to the country in 1951 and became a solicitor. He founded Akwiwu Motors in the 1960s. He was on the board of the Nigerian Ports Authority when established in 1954.

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