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Apple CEO, Tim Cook becomes a billionaire

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Apple CEO, Tim Cook becomes a billionaire?

Apple CEO, Tim Cook has become a billionaire after the Cupertino-based iPhone maker broke all previous records to become the world’s most valued company at over $1.84 trillion.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the net worth of Cook has eclipsed $1-billion mark, officially making him a billionaire. 

“Cook owns 847,969 shares directly and took home more than $125 million last year as part of his pay package,” reports the BBC.

The milestone comes 9-years after Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs, who died in October 2011.

Last week, Apple surpassed Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable company.

The massive earnings helped Apple shares closed up 10.47 percent to become the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company, surpassing the largest oil producer in the world.

Apple is now closing in on the milestone of being the first company to be valued at $2 trillion. Back in 2018, Apple was also the first US company to cross the $1-trillion mark.

However, Cook still has a long way to meet up with other CEOs on the Bloomberg Billionaires’ list, like Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ($187 billion), former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates ($121 billion) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($102 billion).

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Fire guts Sunday Igboho’s house

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A fire on Tuesday gutted a few pieces of the place of a mainstream Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, notable as Sunday Igboho.

The fire apparently began around 3am in the structure situated in the Soka region of Oyo State.

The source of the fire was obscure as of the hour of recording this report however it was assembled that firemen from the Oyo State Fire Service showed up the scene a couple of hours after to splash the fire.

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No comments has been gotten from Igboho on the episode. Igboho, who is the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, had asked herders in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave the area seven days. ‌

At the termination of the final proposal a week ago, he and his adherents had raged the Fulani settlement in Igangan to launch Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herders blamed for executing violations going from kidnappings, killings, assault to intrusion of farmlands with their cows.

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AAUA orders closure due to death of students

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Adekunle Ajasin University AAUA Orders Closure Of School After Mother Of Three Siblings Killed In Crash Dies From Shock.

The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has been closed.

The end reported on Sunday will go on until additional notification. As indicated by The PUNCH, the order to shut down the school was contained in a roundabout gave by the acting Registrar, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa.

The circular read,

“Further to our circular of Saturday, January 23, 2021 and the attendant protest by students on Sunday, January 24, 2021, the acting Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of the Senate, has directed that the university be closed with immediate effect until further notice.

“All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today, Sunday, January 24, 2021.”

It was gathered that three siblings were among the victims, who lost their lives in the crash.It was assembled that three kin were among the people in question, who lost their lives in the accident. As indicated by the Ondo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the state order of the Nigeria Police, no less than nine people were killed, while a few others were harmed in the mishap that elaborate a truck having a place with Dangote Cement. It was assembled that the concrete loaded truck was going to Owo from Obajana in Kogi State, when its brakes failed.

Thus, the driver failed to keep a grip on the vehicle and turned off the street and slammed into certain shops straightforwardly inverse the college.

In a Facebook post, a former representative for the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Joe Igbokwe, said the mother of the three siblings killed in the crash also died of shock on Saturday after hearing the sad news about her children.

Igbokwe’s post was titled:

‘I am in deep pains and totally diminished as a mortal’.

He wrote, “An accident occurred yesterday (Saturday) in Akungba, Ondo State….these three guys were from same parents, a trailer crushed the three of them together in their shop and they all died instantly.

Their mum died on the spot on hearing the news. Two of them are final year students of Ondo State University.”

Additionally, a previous Students’ Union President of the college, Samuel Adesomoju, famously known as Sampraise, was likewise affirmed to be one of the casualties of the accident.

The Global President of the National Association of Ondo State Students, Ayoade Kikiowo, affirmed this to writers.

The group of Adesomoju, a 500-level law undergraduate, was found in the morgue after the accident. Following the occurrence, students of the college rampaged of the town to challenge ceaseless street crashes locally, especially along the college street.

The fighting students, who were singing fortitude melodies, blockaded the streets prompting the town and asked vehicles going into the town to turn around. The irate understudies likewise sent back the state government designation drove by the Chief of Staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. All endeavors to speak to them fizzled.

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Covid-19: Unilage set to conduct online Post-Utme exam

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Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, yesterday, asked Nigerians to help struggling students to get computers, as the college gets set for the non-actual post-UTME test.

Ogundipe said this during a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

As per him, despite the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic, all scholastic exercises of the organization, including assessments, would be on the web.

His words: “We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) test on Feb. 15 to Feb. 23; that is, it will run for about nine days.

“This examination is going to be an e-examination such that wherever the candidates are, they do not need to come to campus. It is simple and convenient”.

“We looked at the issue of indigent candidates; we then decided to see how we can carry them along. Right now, we have started talking to some friends of the university and alumni to see how we can get tablets that we can give them.

“We have got the number of these indigent candidates registered for the post-UTME test, and they are above 200”.

“Ogundipe said that the candidates would need the their tablets not just for the post-UTME exam but also to acess e-learning facilities”

“We are talking to the alumni president and friends of the university to get these tablets to facilitate e-learning processes”, he said.

He said that over 50,000 candidates applied for admission into the university in the 2020/2021 academic session, with about 22,000 scoring 200 marks and above.

According to him, 21,955 candidates have so far paid for the conduct of the post-UTME test.

“It is the first time that we are conducting this type of examination, and it is such that these candidates must have their laptops with cameras.

“If they do not have a camera attached to their laptops, they will not be allowed to participate in the examination.“We expect the results to come out within one week.”

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