From the Magazine: 2011 news in numbers!


The number of foreign accounts that ex-Governor of Lagos State; Bola Tinubu stood trial for in September in Abuja. He allegedly operated the accounts while he served as governor. The suit was brought by the Code of Conduct Bureau.


6, 000

The amount in Euros that a French court handed out as suspended fine to John Galliano, after finding him guilty of anti-Semitic behaviour. This crystallised the fall from grace of the former head designer of fashion house, Dior.


100, 000

The value in – US dollars – of the diamond jewellery from RAFAELLO&CO (jeweller to Hollywood stars), that actress Funke Akindele wore at the ‘Return Of Jenifa’ movie premier hosted by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York City.

 300, 000

The number of times that Lil Wayne’s new album ‘The Carter IV’ was downloaded from iTunes in the first week of release. ‘Tha Carter IV’ smashed ‘Watch the Throne’s’ short- lived iTunes first week’s sales record and went nearly platinum first week. The album also sold 964,000 in the first week.


1, 000, 000

The amount in US Dollars that rapper 50 Cent offered the foundation managing the works of literary icon, Chinua Achebe, to use  ‘Things Fall Apart’ as the title of his new movie. The offer was turned down.


13, 200, 000

The amount paid by Chelsea to acquire the services of Andre Villas-Boas from FC Porto. It was the fee stipulated as the release clause in Villas-Boas’s contract, making him the most expensive managerial signing in English football history.


32, 000, 000

The amount in Naira that Ini Edo, Nollywood actress, will reportedly earn over two years as the face of hair product company, Nobele Hair.


82, 000, 000

The estimated amount in US dollars that 42- year-old actor, writer, producer, and director, Tyler Perry made in the 2010-2011 fiscal year to emerge the highest earning man in Hollywood.


1, 039, 418, 960

The total number that ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed’, becoming the eighth film to have surpassed the billion dollar mark – and the second in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series to have done so.



1, 300, 000, 000

The amount in British Pounds Sterling that Kweku Adoboli, a Ghanaian UBS trader allegedly lost in unauthorised trading. According to the charges, the fraud took place between January and September this year.

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