by on August 7, 2020
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has seen his personal wealth rise to $100bn (£76bn) after the launch of a new short-form video feature. On Wednesday, Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels, its rival to controversial Chinese app TikTok. Facebook shares rose by more than 6% on Thursday. Mr Zuckerberg holds a 13% stake in the company. He joins Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Bill Gates in the exclusive so-called 'Centibillionaire Club'. Technology bosses have been in...
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by on July 29, 2020
An Egyptian court Wednesday jailed the sixth woman in a week over TikTok videos, deeming the clips in which she dances and lip-syncs to popular songs to be “inciting debauchery”, a judicial source said.   The sentencing of Manar Samy to three years imprisonment is the latest in a string of such rulings against popular female social media users in Egypt over content posted to the image-sharing apps TikTok and Instagram. ...
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by on July 15, 2020
Nick Cannon — the actor, TV show host and musician — has been fired from his long-running comedy improv show Wild 'N Out. It comes after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast and YouTube show, Cannon's Class.   Wild 'N Out's parent company, ViacomCBS, released a statement saying, "We are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him."   ...
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by on July 10, 2020
Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko hosted a baby naming ceremony of their newborn. Actress Regina Daniels recently welcomed a new baby boy with her 59 years old husband, Ned Nwoko at their home in Delta State, Nigeria. The baby naming ceremony was attended by family members, well-wishers, and friends. ...
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by on July 6, 2020
Prof. James Adichie, the father of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, renowned novelist-cum-feminist, has passed on after battling a brief illness in Anambra State, a family source disclosed to newsmen yesterday. According to the source, the professor of statistics breathed his last on Wednesday night at the Chira Memorial Hospital situated within Awkuzu Oyi local government, Awka, where he was admitted to at the age of 88. He celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1, 2020. The Emeritus Professor of...
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by on July 2, 2020
Dubai Police on Thursday handed over a suspected internet scamster and an Instagram influencer, Raymond Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in the US. Hushpuppi who has been accused of scamming people via the internet was arrested 10th of June in Dubai. ...
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by on May 30, 2020
Popular Actress Regina Daniels is pregnant and has released some of her baby bump pictures, according to photos shared by her husband, Prince Ned Nwoko on Instagram. Although for sometime, there has been indications that she is pregnant but it has not been confirmed until now. The photos were shared on Instagram with a caption that reads “It’s now official, I’m excited that my baby @regina.daniels is expecting a baby.” ...
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by on May 20, 2020
The body of Former WWE Superstar, Shad Gaspard was found on a California beach early Wednesday morning, three days after he went missing during a swim. A passerby spotted a body that had washed ashore on Venice Beach, and notified police. "The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard," police said. His family members have been notified. ...
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by on May 15, 2020
Florida police are searching for two NFL players after they allegedly robbed people at a house party. Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks are said to have robbed other guests at gunpoint. About $12,000 (£9,850) in cash and watches worth up to $25,000 were taken. Neither man has been arrested yet. A police spokeswoman said authorities were in touch with the NFL and a lawyer for one player. ...
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by on May 12, 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate withdrawal of six police escorts attached to Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo AKA ‘E-Money’, over alleged abuse of privilege. Police spokesman, Bala Elkana confirmed the withdrawal of the escorts to newsmen but said he was not aware of the details. “It is true that his escorts have been withdrawn and an investigation ongoing. I do not have much information on it,” said Elkana. ...
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by on April 26, 2020
Kanye West is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. The magazine says the rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn). That includes his stake in the Yeezy trainer line, which Forbes describes as “one of the great retail stories of the century”, worth $1.26bn (£1.0bn). Added to that, Forbes said the statement of assets supplied to them by West’s team lists $17m ...
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