Jeff Bezos Becomes First Person To Hit $200 Billion Networth

< 1 min read Amazon Cheif Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has set a new record on the rich list by becoming the first person to amass a fortune of $200 billion. Bezos’ net worth soared to a record $200 billion on Wednesday when shares of his online shopping behemoth Amazon hit $3.403.64 on surging demand for contactless shopping, according to Forbes. Forbes said that as…

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Adesina re-elected AfDB President

2 min read Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term. The election took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank. Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday at the helm of the 56-year-old bank is considered a formality as he is the sole candidate. Presidential new media…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in coma, sister Kim Yo-jong to take over

2 min read North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly in a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will be exercising de facto control over national and international matters, several media outlets said quoting a former aide of South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-jung. Chang Song-min, who served Kim Dae-jung as a political affairs secretary and as head of the state affairs…

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Ogunsola emerges UNILAG Senate nominee as acting VC

2 min read Professor Folasade Ogunsola has secured the highest number of votes in the election held by members of the University of Lagos Senate to choose an acting Vice-Chancellor. She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services at UNILAG before her emergence. Ogunsola’s nomination took place on Monday during a Senate meeting attended by 167 professors. The result of the election obtained by…

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Mali junta wants three-year military rule, agrees to free president

2 min read The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a source in a visiting West African delegation said Sunday. “The junta has affirmed that it wants a three-year transition to review the foundations of the Malian state. This transition will be directed…

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Disbelief, jubilation in Akinyele LGA as Oyo serial killer, Shodipe, is rearrested

2 min read The police, yesterday, announced the re-arrest of a notorious murder suspect, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from custody on August 11. According to the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, Shodipe was re-arrested on Sunday at the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital. It will be recalled that the fugitive is a prime suspect in multiple murder of innocent citizens at…

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Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairman over unauthorized presidential campaign for Governor Fayemi

< 1 min read Chairman of Ikere Local Government, Mr Femi Ayodele has been suspended by the Ekiti state house of assembly over an unauthorized presidential campaign for Governor Fayemi. Ayodele had sponsored campaign posters canvassing for Governor Fayemi to contest as a presidential candidate under the platform of the All Progressive Congress in 2023, with a tagline that read “Support His Excellency Dr….

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UNILAG: Buhari suspends Babalakin, Ogundipe, sacks acting VC

2 min read The Federal Government has directed the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Wale Babalakin, to recuse himself from official duties relating to the institution. Spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, who broke the news in a statement yesterday, said Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was also directed to recuse himself as Vice-Chancellor, adding that a…

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Plane rams into fence at Lagos airport due to brake failure

< 1 min read A light aircraft operated by Jet Air, yesterday, rammed into a fence at Lagos Airport, causing damage to the airplane. It was learnt that the aircraft developed a mechanical fault and went out of control while re-parking at the hanger. “The accident happened at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3. The brake of the jet was not functioning, which…

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Mixed reactions trail departure of Buhari’s nephew Mamman Daura to UK

< 1 min read Nigerians on Thursday had mixed reactions to the departure of Mamman Daura, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom (UK). Daura’s departure to the UK comes while international flights are currently shut in the country since March curb the spread of coronavirus in March 2020. The only international travel in the country are by essential duties. During…

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