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Young, rich and ambitious: Nigeria’s ‘gentleman farmers’

"Come, I'll show you what a potential billion dollars looks like," said P.J. Okocha, opening the door of a small, modern house in southern Nigeria to reveal a thousand yam seedlings. "These thousand plants can make three million seeds," he said, with a broad smile. At just 34, Peter Okocha Junior -- also known as P.J. -- is a high achiever. Okocha cut his teeth in his family's shipping and logistics business, then decided to forge his own path. He identified Nigeria's agricultural sector as one of enormous potential…

Test cricket a step forward for ambitious Ireland

DUBLIN: Ireland will make a giant leap when they host their first ever test match, against Pakistan in Dublin on Friday, the start of what will be a slow introduction to the longest format of the game, according to Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom. Ireland will become the first team to debut in the test format since Bangladesh in 2000, after being awarded full member status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last June along with Afghanistan. The benefits of being a full member are more likely, especially…