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US Billionaire, Dan Friedkin Buys Roma Football Club For $700m

Roma on Thursday announced a change of ownership, with US billionaire Dan Friedkin buying the Serie A club for $700 million. Friedkin, 54, takes over the Italian side from American businessman James Pallotta, 62. “AS Roma can confirm that an agreement has tonight been reached between AS Roma SPV, LLC, the majority shareholder of AS Roma S.p.A, and The Friedkin ...

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Tanzanian miner and father of 30 who became an overnight millionaire after digging rare mineral worth £2.4m finds another one worth £1.5m

A Tanzanian miner and father-of-30 who became an overnight millionaire by digging up huge gemstones worth £2.4million has found and sold another piece worth £1.5million. Saniniu Laizer made the sale at a trading event attended by hundreds after discovering the 6.3kg Tanzanite stone. It follows the small-scale miner, finding two other chunks of the gemstone last month in one of ...

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Petrol to sell N150 per litre as marketers seek hike

Following increase in the prices of crude oil, marketers are pushing for the upward review of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol N150 per litre for the month of August. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) last month announced increase of the product to a band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre. It was the first time the ...

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Davido’s cousin says it took him 10 years to become a graduate

Tunji Adeleke, the cousin of DMW boss Davido, has shared his experience and how he struggled  for a decade  before finally becoming a university graduate. He is currently feeling graceful as he’s achieved the feat of graduating from the university. Sharing photos with his graduation gown on his Instagram page, Tunji Adele revealed that the degree took him 10 years ...

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Money Man! Jeff Bezos adds record $13 billion to his wealth in just 24-hours

Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth on Monday, the largest single-day jump for an individual since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index was created in 2012. Amazon.com Inc. shares surged 7.9%, the most since December 2018 on rising optimism about web shopping trends, and are now up 73% this year. Bezos, Amazon’s 56-year-old founder and the world’s richest person, ...

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Watch once owned by King George III sells for £1.6million

A rare and revolutionary Breguet watch which belonged to King George III has sold for £1.6million at auction. The gold Tourbillon watch represented cutting-edge technology in the early 19th century and was made by the French watchmaking ‘genius’ Abraham-Louis Breguet. It went for more than half a million over its £1million top estimate after a four-way bidding war between those ...

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Chinese vase found in a pet-filled house which was once sold for $56 to now sell for $9m

A long-forgotten Chinese vase, once sold at auction for just $56, went under the hammer for over 70 million Hong Kong dollars ($9 million) over the weekend after being discovered in an elderly woman’s country home. Described by Sotheby’s as a “lost masterpiece,” the rare 18th-century artifact spent the last 50 years in a remote house in central Europe surrounded ...

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Couple who started Hand Sanitiser business set to make £30m

United Kingdom couple who set up hand sanitizer business just 12 weeks ago are on a track to make £30million (N14.6b) from the business. According to DailyMail UK, husband and wife team, Andrew, 47, and Rachel Montague, 48, founded their company in March just as the pandemic hit and most of Europe went into lockdown.   The couple, who own ...

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World’s most expensive face mask is $4,000

An Indian businessman has paid about $4,000 for possibly the world’s most expensive face mask. It is a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country. However, the mask may not be as effective as the cheap ones in the market. The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight ...

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Jeff Bezos becomes richer than he was before his wife collected more than $35bn in divorce settlement

Amazon has recorded a 4.4 percent surge in its stock value, making Jeff Bezos richer than he was, after his divorce in 2019. The 56-year-old founder and CEO of Amazon is now worth $172 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. In 2019, Bezos finalised his $38billion divorce from his wife, MacKenzie making her the 22nd richest person in the ...

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FirstBank enhances FrstMobile app with new features

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile has been upgraded with new and improved features to promote safe and convenient Mobile Banking experience for customers. The bank in statement said the mobile banking application has been redesigned with improved security and self-service features to ease the navigation capability and proficiency of customers. Explaining ...

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Small-scale Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones – the biggest ever find in the country. Saniniu Laizer earned £2.4m ($3.4m) from the country’s mining ministry for the gemstones, which had a combined weight of 15kg (33 lb). “There will be a big party tomorrow,” Mr Laizer, a father of more than ...

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Madagascar demands 170,000 Euros from FG for herbal drugs

Republic of Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros for the quantity of its Covid-19 cure drugs sent to the Federal Government, it was learnt at the weekend. The quantity of the consignment sent to Nigeria through Guinea Bissau could not be ascertained yesterday. Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House ...

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Kim Kardashian’s face masks sell out within hours of launch

Kim Kardashian’s seamless face masks have sold out hours following its lauch. The beauty who’s repeatedly shown a head for industry launched the product on her SKIMS website on Saturday morning and moved the product fast. The 39-year-old’s masks came in five different ‘nude’ shades that were reminiscent of various skin tones. Kim took to Twitter to share the exciting ...

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Harrowing footage shows bleeding and rotting animals still on sale at wet markets

Seething animal rights activists have released distressing footage that appear to show bleeding and rotting animals, including bats, in wet markets across Asia. Taken during the coronavirus pandemic, the harrowing clip shows animals including ducks, bats, monkeys, snakes and chickens covered in blood. Campaign group PETA, which shared the videos from six countries, has called for wet markets to be ...

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Bra-shaped face masks in Japan sell out minutes after launch (photos)

A bra-shaped face masks in Japan sold out minutes after launch. Recently, bra-cup face mask memes surfaced online and went viral but a Japanese company decided to make them a reality and they sold out almost instantly. Atsumi Fashion, an apparel manufacturer in the city of Himi, Toyama Prefecture that specialises in women’s underwear garments decided that applying the same ...

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Mum and her kids smile to the bank selling sex toys online

A family are pocketing an absolute fortune since they created a business selling s.e.x toys on eBay. BuzzPinky was born in December 2011 – and nine years on, it’s now turning over £1 million annually. The company is made up of Chris Rice, 41, who runs the business with the help of his sisters Heidi, 43, and Melanie, 36, as ...

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner model their own clothing line as they announce an online expansion

Kylie and Kendall Jenner had some good news to share on Friday. Their line has expanded to now sell at the e-commerce site Lebs.com. ‘So excited to launch our collection of ready to wear, shoes, sunglasses and handbags at @lebscom exclusively for the GCC,’ the note said. The ladies shared a clip from their collection, which features themselves as models. ...

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