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FG Declares August 21, 22 as Public Holidays

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  • FG Declares August 21, 22 as Public Holidays

The Federal Government on Friday declared Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 as this year’s Eid-el Kabir public holiday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement issued by Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

“The Federal Government has declared 21st and 22nd August as public holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.”

The government wish Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged Nigerians to support the government in its efforts to foster a peaceful and united Nigeria.

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Dr. Cyprian Ngong Receives First AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria

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Dr. Cyprian Ngong is the First Nigerian to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

A Nigerian frontline health worker, Dr. Cyprian Ngong is the first Nigerian to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria as the Nigerian government commences vaccination of Nigerians.

Nigeria receives 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 and immediately commenced self-registration that saw 2.3 million Nigerians registering to receive COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours.

Doctor Cyprian Ngong, the first Nigerian to receive a dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, said, “We’ve been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight here in the National Hospital at our isolation centre under the able leadership of the National Hospital.

“They’ve provided everything we need for this fight. We’ve lost some, won some and we are happy we are getting the vaccine now in Nigeria. I think that is about the best news we’ve had since.

“I only wished my dad had that vaccine months ago. We lost him, but we thank God. The fight is still on and we’ll win.”

Speaking on how he feels after receiving the dose, Dr. Ngong said “You can see, I just took the vaccine now and I feel good. I dreamt of taking this vaccine and I have taken it today.”

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Sanwo-Olu to Open Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge Today

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Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State will open the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge for vehicular movement today, Friday, 05, March 2021.

A top government official, who chose to remain anonymous, told our correspondent on Thursday that the much-awaited 1.7 kilometre-long bridge would be commissioned.

While inspecting the construction works at the bridge last December, Sanwo-Olu had said the bridge would be ready by February 2021.

When asked of the status of the bridge on Thursday, the top government official said, “The governor will commission the bridge on Friday,” adding that the contractors were through with construction works.

The overpass ascends from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at the Oke Koto axis of Agege. The bridge also opens to the old Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway through Abule Egba.

When opened for use, it will bring an end to the discomfort currently being experienced by motorists plying Agege-Abule Egba and Agege-Iyana-Ipaja axes.

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Billionaire Jay-Z’s Net Worth Jumps 40% With Sales Of Streaming Service Tidal, Champagne Brand

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Over the past two weeks, the rapper struck deals to sell his boutique music streaming service and half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac, adding an enormous pile of cash to his already massive fortune.

“Hip-hop from the beginning has always been aspirational,” Jay-Z said in 2010 when Forbes got a ringside seat to the rapper’s first meeting in Omaha with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. “It always broke that notion that an artist can’t think about money as well.”

More than a decade later, the rapper-turned-billionaire is showing exactly what he means: In his second major deal in as many weeks, Jay-Z inked a deal to sell  a majority stake in music streaming company Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s mobile payment company Square for $297 million. The transaction valued the company at about $450 million—$150 million more than Forbes’ 2019 estimate. Forbes figures he netted out $149 million in cash and stock—and got a board seat—after buying back 33% of Tidal from T-Mobile earlier this week and then selling that and the third he already owned. Tidal’s “artist shareholders” will continue to have a stake in the company, and Jay-Z will own a small percentage, as well.

This comes a week after he sold half of his Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH in a deal that valued the luxury liquor company at about $640 million.

The two deals helped lift the fortune of hip-hop’s first billionaire to $1.4 billion, up from $1 billion.

It’s just the start.  His diverse and growing business includes the remaining 50% stake in the $300-per-bottle Armand de Brignac, as well as D’Usse cognac and a collection of less-sexy startups including insurance startup Ethos and salad chain Sweetgreen. He also owns a chunk of his own music, shares multiple multi-million dollar mansions with his wife Beyoncé and has a growing art collection.

In 2005 he laid down the now prophetic lyric, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.”

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