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CNN: The trivia mocking Buhari. (Photo Credit: CNN)

CNN GPS: The trivia mocking Buhari. (Photo Credit: CNN)

In what appears to be a trivia session, GPS, a CNN programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria mocked the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The programme which is one of the channel’s flagship ones posed the trivia to viewers of the show in its ‘GPS challenge.’

The trivia question was: “The head of state from which country has not set foot in his homeland in over two months?” and had these multiple options: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Nigeria.

President Buhari has been out of the country for 84 days for medical treatment in London, and his absence has continued to dominate news headlines locally and around the world. Visits to him in London by various governors and government officials was widely reported. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo also visited Buhari in London and announced that he will return home shortly.

 

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announcing YouTube Go at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos. (Photo Credit: CNN / Google Africa Blog)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announcing YouTube Go at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos. (Photo Credit: CNN / Google Africa Blog)

On his first ever trip to Nigeria, Google boss, Sundar Pichaj announced YouTube Go, which allows Nigerians to preview and save YouTube videos, in a series of products for the country.

As reported by CNN, Nigeria, with about 93m mobile internet users often experience slow internet as well as high cost of data. With YouTube Go, YouTube users can now download video content in different resolutions to be watched later without internet connection. This makes Nigeria the 2nd country after India to have the YouTube Go capability.

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John Fashanu arrested over alleged scam. (Photo Credit: Mirror)

John Fashanu arrested over alleged scam. (Photo Credit: Mirror)

Former Wimbledon and England footballer, John Fashanu has been arrested by the police in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, according to the Mirror. Fashanu, it was alleged acted as a fixer in a scam to sell plots of land that were not for sale. Fash, 54, was arrested at his home on the Sun City Estate in Abuja and held in custody after a friend who gave him the money to help him buy a landed property in Abuja reported to the police that Fash had conspired with 2 others to dupe him.

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2 Giants. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. (Photo credit: Sky News)

2 Giants. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. (Photo credit: Sky News)

This is the battle of the billionaires. Just yesterday, Jeff Bezos overtook Bill Gates as the world’s richest person when Amazon’s stock opened at 1.6% on Thursday morning, adding $1.4bn to his net worth. The lead lasted only briefly though, as Bill Gates has now reclaimed his spot as top dog after Amazon’s share price dipped in the afternoon.

Jeff Bezos, who is 53 is the founder of Amazon.com the world’s largest online shopping retailer. He founded in 1994 and initially operated from his garage, before making it into the big time. He retains a 17% stake in the company and only increased its value by 40%.

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and also the creator of Giving Pledge, a campaign set up to encourage billionaires to give at least half of their wealth to charitable causes. So far, as at the end of 2016, Gates has given away $32.9 billion of his wealth to charity. Gates also runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that employs more than 1,400.

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Jeff Bezos, world's richest man. (Photo credit: Quartz)

Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man. (Photo credit: Quartz)

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world according to Forbes. Bezos overtook Bill Gates with a fortune of over $90 billion. Bezos, whose incredible fortune now puts him $500 million ahead of Bill Gates (Microsoft founder) attained top dog when Amazon’s stock opened at 1.6% Thursday morning, adding $1.4 billion to his net worth… enough to put him ahead of Gates. It is not the first time Gates has been displaced as world’s richest man though, last year Spanish retailer Amancio Ortega surpassed Gates for 2 days.

According to Forbes, ‘Bezos is now the 7th person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the 3rd American to top the global ranks besides Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.’

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Electric cars like this will be the only vehicles allowed in Britain. (Photo credit: BMW Blog)

Electric cars like this will be the only vehicles allowed in Britain. (Photo credit: BMW Blog)

The British government, yesterday have called for a ban on all petrol and diesel cars from 2040 due to fear that rising emissions pose a significant risk to public health. Ministers defended the ban as they warned that people’s health is continuously being compromised due to poor air quality mostly caused by petrol and diesel cars. The ban will also include hybrid vehicles.

“Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible. That is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3bn programme to clean up dirty air around our roads,” a government spokesman said. The move will see an increase in manufacturing and sale of electric vehicles; which would be the only ones permitted on British roads.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. (Photo Credit: The Triangle)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. (Photo Credit: The Triangle)

Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), former president of Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) has tasked former President Olusegun Obasanjo with using his sway as an elder statesman to galvanise politics in Nigeria in order to give way to youthful political leadership in the country.

In a personal letter written to the former president, Agbakoba lamented the issue of poor leadership in the country, citing it as a bane and expressed concern about life expectancy, corruption and poverty. Nigeria ranks poorly on all international human development indicators according to him. Read Full Article

Youths shut down NASS. (Photo credit: Nigerian Monitor)

Youths shut down NASS. (Photo credit: Nigerian Monitor)

Youths in their hundreds, yesterday stormed the national assembly (NASS) demanding for the ‘not too young to run’ bill, which was proposed by lawmakers, be passed into law. The bill, which is has recently been proposed is seeking to reduce the qualification age for those aspiring for public office, including that of the president.

Former Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, addressing the coalition of youth groups before marching to the national assembly said: “We are in a country with the median age of 19 but people who want to save Nigeria’s unity have an average age of over 60.

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Governor Rochas Okorocha. (Photo credit: Buzz Nigeria)

Governor Rochas Okorocha. (Photo credit: Buzz Nigeria)

Freshly back from London where he went to visit his sick boss, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had this to say about Femi Fani Kayode: “The guy (Fani-Kayode) is a spoilt child, one of those whose parents over pampered they hardly talk like human beings. Apart from somebody who went into government, he is not known for doing business. I wonder if he has ever worked and all of a sudden he had political appointment. He has nothing else to brandish apart from the father’s name. Remove his father’s name; I don’t think he is a human being. Rochas grew from the scratch. By the grace of God and hard work, he is where he is today. But that one apart from coming to politics what else does he have to brandish?”  OUCH!

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General Yakubu Gowon. Photo credit: General Yakubu Gowon

General Yakubu Gowon. Photo credit: General Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has stated that despite the current agitations in the land, Nigeria won’t break up, because the youths will not allow anything or anyone threaten the unity of the country. Speaking at the 50th-anniversary programme of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the retired General said: “I am not scared for the unity of the nation. I have confidence in Nigeria and the youths of this country that they will make sure that they take over and do better than we left for them. I have no fear that these rantings and so on….. I have confidence that the youths of this nation will keep Nigeria going and make it greater. Diversity is our source of unity and strength.”

If only these agitators will listen to a wise man, who actually fought in the war.

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