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Bill Gates retakes world’s richest title from Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos enjoyed being the richest person in the world for just a few hours on Thursday when he dethroned the former holder Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder returned to the top spot when he finished the day with a net worth of $89.8 billion while Bezos trailed him with.....
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is world’s new richest man
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the world’s richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of.....
Former Brazilian President Luiz da Silva sentenced to 10 years for corruption
Agency Report A court in Brazil on Wednesday found the country’s former president, Luiz da Silva, guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to almost 10 years in prison. The verdict is a shocking reversal of fortune for Mr. da Silva who wielded far-reaching influence across Latin America.....
Nigerian govt reacts as two South African communities ask Nigerians to leave
The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission.....
Yahoo-Verizon deal closes, CEO Marissa Mayer resigns
U.S. communications giant Verizon completed its purchase of troubled internet company Yahoo on Tuesday. The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, told employees she would be resigning now that the transaction was over. In a message, Mayer outlined a long list of developments at the company under her tenure, and.....
Motorists violating traffic rules across Nigeria to undergo psychiatric test from July 1
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on Tuesday released guidelines for the proposed psychiatric examination of traffic offenders in the country. The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, had on Monday, told journalists in Abuja that the test would begin nationwide on July 1. According to the guidelines issued by the Corps’.....
WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections
The World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances. A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children. The list also specifies.....
OPEC gives Nigerian top appointment
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Friday, announced the appointment of Olusegun Adekunle as the Alternate Chairman of the Economic Commission Board. OPEC made the announcement in a statement released in Abuja on Friday by Idang Alibi, Director Press Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Mr. Alibi said, “In a.....
New Ebola death confirmed; 300,000 doses of vaccine ‘ready’
The GAVI global vaccine alliance said on Friday some 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck could be available in case of a large-scale outbreak of the disease, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed a fatal case in Congo. The vaccine, known as “rVSV-ZEBOV”, was shown.....
Made-in-China plane completes maiden flight
The first large made-in-China passenger plane took off on its maiden test flight Friday, marking a key milestone on the country’s ambitious journey to compete with the world’s leading aircraft makers. The narrow-body C919 jet — white with green and blue stripes — soared over Pudong international airport in the.....
FBI declares Nigerian wanted for alleged $5 million email scam
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has declared a Nigerian, Kelechi Declan James, wanted. The FBI made this known on its Twitter handle and its website on Friday. According to the FBI, the accused has federal criminal charges against him from an investigation by FBI New York’s Cyber Crime.....
South Africa deports 97 Nigerians for committing various offences
The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.    The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.    They were made up of 95 males and two.....

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