“I’M READY TO TAKE A WIFE” -,AFRICA’S RICHEST MAN
** Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has revealed that he is ready to take a wife now. The 61 year old billionaire business mogul, made the revelation in a recent interview with Financial times.
According to the businessman who has been divorced twice, says his busy schedule has prevented him from having any romance in his life. He said it wouldn’t make sense to be involved with someone when you have no time being with that person.
“I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time”
*. Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, cried while narrating how a policeman allegedly slapped him on Wednesday morning. The presence of Fayose, who wore a neck brace and was assisted to the podium by some of his aides, came as a shocker to those at the rally organised by PDP. He told the crowd that he had to leave the hospital briefly to meet with them, adding that he was in great pains.
Fayose reportedly collapsed after inhaling substance of teargas allegedly fired by security operatives
*. The chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has written to INEC seeking to invalidate what he described as the purported election of the Adams Oshiomole-led National executive committee of APC. In a letter dated July 4, Mr. Galadima who led some aggrieved members of the APC to form a splinter group told the electoral body that the Congresses leading up to the National Convention of the party were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
The recent cave rescue involving a boys soccer team and their coach in Thailand has been an attention-grabbing story the last two weeks and now it will become the synopsis of a new movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story will become a movie under Pure Flix Entertainment, which is the faith-based production company behind the “God’s Not Dead” film franchise.
Michael Scott, the CEO, and co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, lives in Thailand part-time and was at the scene of the rescue and witnessed everything first hand.
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
CNN host Christiane Amanpour, 60, and husband Jamie Rubin, 58, are divorcing after 20 years of marriage, according to a friend. The couple, who are both journalists, fell in love over “late night margaritas” while working in war-torn Sarajevo and got married in 1998 in Italy. They have a teenage son named Darius. A source says the couple “are still really good friends” in spite of the split. Amanpour lives in London while Jamie, a former journalist and Bill Clinton-era assistant secretary of state for public affairs, recently moved to Washington.
3. AFRICAN ISSUES:
For the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) among African nations to be effective and beneficial, the issues of safety and security of goods and people must first be resolved, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said. The South African leader who was speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at the opening session of the AFREXIMBANK annual meeting 2018 in Abuja said he was interested in dialoguing with President Muhammadu Buhari on how to end the spate of attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
President Buhari has assented to the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Act into law. This was revealed Wednesday by the president’s SSA on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja. Mr Enang said with the signing of the bill, the NFIU will cease to exist as a department in EFCC “NFIU will now be domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria, but as an autonomous and Independent body,” Mr Enang said.
5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
The Senate has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over alleged violations of human rights and consistent assault on the provisions of the 1999 Constitution by the Executive. The Senate asked Mr Malami to appear before it in plenary and explain the constitutional basis for the controversial Executive Order No. 006 and the other Executive Orders which have been issued by President Buhari. They said the orders were issued in clear usurpation of the lawmaking functions of the National Assembly.
6. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesday faced stiff opposition while presiding over Wednesday’s plenary over rules of the Senate Chambers. The first resistance came from Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial district for allowing Senator Gilbert Nnaji to adopt Tuesday’s motion. Senator Nnaji is of PDP, a minority party. Oluremi protested saying that it was against the Senate rules for the Senate President to allow a Senator of a minority to move for adoption of motions.
7. EKITI ELECTION:
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, should be given protection as the number one citizen in the state.
He said this while reacting to reports that Fayose was assaulted by policemen. In a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, Jonathan said security operatives were meant to give voters the confidence to come out on election day, not to intimidate them. The former president appealed to the security agencies to strive to protect the laws of the land
8. NIGERIAN POLICE:
DIG Operations, Mr. Habilal Joshak, has said the security details of important personalities in Ekiti will be withdrawn on Saturday to add to the credibility of the Ekiti governorship election holding on July 14. The police boss added that no party will be allowed to hold any political rally not approved by the police until the election is held. Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Joshak said he will work with one AIG, Mr. H.H. Karma and three other Commissioners of Police.
Kylie Jenner, 20, is set to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire – male or female – in the world with a 900 million Dollar net worth. The reality star and lip kit entrepreneur is on the cover of the latest Forbes issue ranking the 60 richest self-made women in America. Though she’s not quite at billionaire status yet, but, with her cosmetics business booming, it’s just a matter of months.
Remember, Mark Zuckerberg hit the billionaire mark at the age of 23, and by all projections, Kylie will do it at 21. Kylie comes in at number 27 on the Forbes list of women billionaires while Beyonce comes in at number 53.
10. #RUSSIA 2018:
Croatia are through to their first World Cup final after defeating England 2-1 on Wednesday.
England took the lead as early as the fifth minute and were the better team in the first 45 minutes; but Croatia gradually wrested control from the English and scored a deserved equaliser through Ivan Perisic in the second half. No more goal in normal time saw the game go into extra time and that is when Mario Mandzukic pounced to send his country into a first-ever FIFA World Cup final.