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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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Social media shames ‘greedy, selfish’ price-gouging brothers for selling $1 hand sanitizer for up to $70 each before they were shut down by Amazon – leaving them with 17,700 bottles and nowhere to sell them

Two Tennessee brothers who bought 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and sold some of them for as much as $70 each to profit off the coronavirus outbreak say they have received death threats after being shamed on social media. Matt and Noah Colvin of Hixson, Tenneseee, drove 1,300 miles across the state and neighboring Kentucky earlier this month after the ...

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Naira crashes in value, dollar sells for N420

On Thursday, the naira exchanged between N405 and N420 to a dollar in the Bureau De Change segment of the market. The President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria, Aminu Gwadabe, said the crude oil price which fell drastically in the international market to as low as $35 per barrel, raised speculations among the BDC operators and Nigerians ...

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Nigeria emerges Africa’s largest economy

South Africa, iis now confirmed as the continent’s second-largest economy. The answer to the question of whether South Africa or Nigeria, the two countries that account for almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product, is the biggest economy on the continent has long depended on which exchange rate you use for the West African nation. But now both the ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan could earn £85k per Instagram post

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could earn over £85,000 per post as part of their bid to become financially independent, boasting twice the earning power of Prince William and Kate Middleton, an expert has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will officially complete their final official duties next month before stepping down as senior royals, could make a ...

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Private jet business booming over coronavirus fears

Wealthy travelers are clamoring to fly private jets amid the rapid spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, according to a report. Private jet operators have seen a recent boom in business since the late December outbreak of the virus in China. “While a large portion of the increase can be related to Chinese New Year travel, we also attribute the ...

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Olubadan now sells traditional title for N30m – Ibadan monarchs

The embattled members of the Olubadan-in-Council have taken the crisis rocking the Ibadan traditional institution to a new level as they launched fresh allegations against Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Sunday. In a four-page letter, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan on Sunday, the chiefs, who were promoted to obas by a former ...

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Jeff Bezos made another $13billion in just 15 minutes..

Jeff Bezos just added billions to his massive fortune — which is nothing new for him, but what’s new this time … it only took a few strokes of the clock to make that increase. Stock for the Amazon honcho’s company surged 12 percent in a matter of 15 minutes Thursday afternoon, which equaled an astounding 11-digit increase to his ...

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UI offers admission to 4,359 out of 19,482

The Senate of the University of Ibadan has approved the provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who presided over the emergency Senate meeting, said that out of this figure, 4,100 had been processed through JAMB while about 3, 709 had paid the acceptance fee for admission. The News ...

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Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend disclosed their affair in texts to her brother who sold them for $200k

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have evidence that the brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend provided his intimate text messages to her sibling, who sold them to the National Enquirer, according to a new report. Prosecutors have obtained documents including a May 10, 2018 text message sent from the phone of Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez to her brother Michael Sanchez, containing her ...

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