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APPLE COMPANY

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in


Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer
software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone Smartphone,
the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player,
and the Apple Watch smart watch. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS
App Store and Mac App Store, and iCloud.

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976,
to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on
January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007, to reflect its shifted
focus toward consumer electronics. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL joined the Dow Jones
Industrial Average on March 19 2015.

Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue, the world's
largest technology company by total assets and the world's second-largest mobile
phone manufacturer. Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over US$700
billion. The company employs 115,000 permanent full-time employees as of July 2015
and maintains 453 retail stores in sixteen countries as of March 2015. It operates the
online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter of which is the world's largest music
retailer.
Libyan Iron and Steel Company

The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) is one of the largest iron and steel making
companies operating in North Africa. Based in Misrata, it is subsidized and owned by
the Libyan government. Lisco's foundation stone was officially laid on 18 September
1979. In 2004, the online magazine Arab Steel ranked Lisco third among the largest Arab
iron and steel companies.

Lisco is among the largest companies in Libya, having an annual production capacity of
approximately 1,324,000 tons of liquid steel Lisco’s operations are primarily supplied
by imported iron ore pellets from Canada and Sweden for use as raw materials .Natural
gas is used to manufacture sponge iron and hot briquetted iron. Hot-briquetted iron
(HBI) became a significant Libyan mineral export since the LISCO II plant began
producing it in 1997. About 54% of Lisco’s exports (by weight) in 2000 were HBI. Bars
and rods shipped to Egypt and Tunisia accounted for about 23% of the company’s
exports.

Lisco has its own captive port with specialized facilities, such as a telescopic ship-loading
conveyor for loading HBI into ships. The conveying system extends from the HBI plant to
the port, about 1,500 meters away.
The Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate. It is the largest
conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent. It generated
revenue in excess of US$3 billion in 2015. The group is one of the leading diversified business
conglomerates in Africa. The company employs more than 26,000 people.

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The Dangote Group is a diversified conglomerate, headquartered in Lagos, with interests across
a range of sectors in Africa. Current interests include cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages
and real estate, with new projects in development in the oil and Natural gas, telecommunications,
fertilizer[2] and steel. The Group focuses on provision of local, value-added products and services
that meet the needs of the African population. Dangote Cement, the largest cement production
company in Africa, with a market capitalization of almost US$14 billion on the Nigeria Stock
Exchange, has subsidiaries in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.[3] In
December 2010, the group signed an agreement with the Government of Zambia to construct a
US$400 million cement plant in Zambia. Once completed in June 2013, as anticipated, the new
plant is expected to have an annual output of 1.5 million metric tonnes of cement.[4]

Subsidiary companies[edit]
The Dangote Group Nig. includes the following subsidiaries, among others:

1. ALCO International Limited


2. Dangote Nigeria Limited
3. Dangote Transport Limited
4. Dangote Cement Plc. - Listed on Nigeria Stock Exchange and accounts for over 60% of Dangote
Group revenue.[5]
5. National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. - Listed on Nigeria Stock Exchange
6. Dangote Flour Mills Plc. - Listed on Nigeria Stock Exchange
7. Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. - Listed on Nigeria Stock Exchange[6]
8. Dangote Oil & Gas Industries International
9. Dangote Textiles Limited
10. Dangote Holdings Limited
11. Blue Star Limited
12. Dansa Foods Limited
13. Dansa Food Processing Limited
14. Dancom Technologies
15. GreenView International Company Limited - Has invested US$28+ million in cement factory in
Ghan[7]
16. Sephaku Cement Limited - Dangote Group has 64% shareholding in this South African cement
company.[8]
17. Alheri Engineering Limited
18. Kura Holdings Limited

Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha ("DSP") (16 November 1952 – 10 October 2015) was
a Nigerian politician who was Governor of Bayelsa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 9
December 2005.

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Background[edit]
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was born on 16 November 1952 in Amassoma, Ogboin North Local
Government Area, Bayelsa State. He attended the Bishop Dimeari Grammar School, Yenagoa.
He joined the Nigerian Defence Academy as a Cadet Officer in 1974, then joined the Nigerian
Air Force, where he served in the department of Logistics and Supply. He held various air force
positions in Enugu, Makurdi, Kaduna and Ikeja. Alamieyeseigha retired from the air force in
1992 as a Squadron Leader.[1]

After leaving the air force he became the Sole Administrator of Pabod Supplies Port Harcourt.
Later he became Head of Budget, Planning, Research and Development of the National Fertiliser
Company (NAFCON).[1]

Governor of Bayelsa State[edit]


Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was elected as Governor of Bayelsa State in May 1999 as a member of
the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He was re-elected in 2003.[2] Vice President Atiku
Abubakar attended the March 2003 event that kicked of his campaign for reelection in 2003.[3]

Corruption charges[edit]
United Kingdom[edit]

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was detained in London on charges of money laundering in September


2005. At the time of his arrest, Metropolitan police found about £1m in cash in his London
home. Later they found a total of £1.8m ($3.2m) in cash and bank accounts.[4] He has been found
to own real estate in London worth an alleged £10 million.[citation needed] His state's monthly federal
allocation for the last six years has been in the order of £32 million.[citation needed] He jumped bail in
December 2005 from the United Kingdom by allegedly disguising himself as a woman, though
Alamieyeseigha denies this claim.[5]
Alamieyeseigha was impeached on allegations of corruption on 9 December 2005.[2]

Nigeria[edit]

On July 26, 2007, Alamieyeseigha pleaded guilty before a Nigerian court to six charges and was
sentenced to two years in prison on each charge; however, because the sentences were set to run
concurrently and the time was counted from the point of his arrest nearly two years before the
sentences, his actual sentence was relatively short. Many of his assets were ordered to be
forfeited to the Bayelsa state government. According to Alamieyeseigha, he only pled guilty due
to his age and would have fought the charges had he been younger.[6] On July 27, just hours
after being taken to prison, he was released due to time already served.[7]

In April 2009, Alamieyeseigha pledged a donation of 3,000,000 naira to the Akassa


Development Foundation.[citation needed]

In December 2009, the federal government hired a British law firm to help dispose of four
expensive properties acquired by Alamieyeseigha in London. Alamieyeseigha had bought one of
these properties for £1,750,000.00 in July 2003, paying in cash. Diepreye Solomon Peter
Alamieyeseigha used it as his London residence, and as the registered office of Solomon and
Peters Inc.[8]

United States[edit]

On June 28, 2012, the United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that it had
executed an asset forfeiture order on $401,931 in a Massachusetts brokerage fund, traceable to
Alamieyeseigha. US prosecutors filed court papers in April 2011 targeting the Massachusetts
brokerage fund and a $600,000 Maryland home, which they alleged were the proceeds of
corruption. A motion for default judgement and civil forfeiture was granted by a Massachusetts
federal district judge in early June 2012. The forfeiture order was the first to be made under the
DoJ’s fledgling Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.[9]

Pardon[edit]

On 12 March 2013, Alamieyeseigha was pardoned by President Goodluck Jonathan, but his
pardoning was criticised by many.[10][11]

Death[edit]
Alamieyeseigha was reported to have died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt
Teaching Hospital on 10 October 2015.[12][13] However, in a later interview, Bayelsa State
Information Commissioner, Esueme Kikile revealed that the former Governor "died of
complications arising from high blood pressure and diabetes which affected his kidney."[