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Elon Musk becomes world’s fourth-richest person; gains $8 billion as Tesla shares rally

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The outspoken entrepreneur is now the world’s fourth-richest person after Tesla Inc shares surged 11 per cent on Monday, closing at a record high and boosting Musk’s net worth by $7.8 billion.

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk. (Image source: Bloomberg)
Elon Musk’s financial upswing shows no signs of slowing.
The outspoken entrepreneur is now the world’s fourth-richest person after Tesla Inc shares surged 11 per cent on Monday, closing at a record high and boosting Musk’s net worth by $7.8 billion.

The rise vaulted the Tesla co-founder past French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault, the wealthiest non-American on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s $84.8 billion fortune puts him within $15 billion of Mark Zuckerberg, No. 3 on the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.
Monday’s Tesla rally is just the latest triumph for the billionaire who only two years ago was sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and had to resign as chairman of the electric-car maker over rogue tweets. Tesla shares are up 339 per cent this year, fueled by growing anticipation that the company will be included in the S&P 500 Index.

Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp, or SpaceX, is poised to potentially pad his fortune further. The company is close to finalizing $2 billion in new funding that would increase its equity valuation to $46 billion, Bloomberg reported last week.
Musk’s fortune has grown by $57.2 billion this year, the second-biggest increase on the index after Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’s. The world’s richest man has accumulated $73 billion in 2020 and is now worth $188 billion.
Tech shares have been on a tear this year as the Covid-19 pandemic drove more people online, lifting the fortunes of the companies’ founders and putting the industry under increased scrutiny. Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg became a centibillionaire this month, joining Bezos and Bill Gates, the second-wealthiest person on Earth.

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FG will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government won’t capitulate to extort by crooks who target honest school understudies in the assumption for immense payment installments.

The President revealed this in an online media proclamation on Friday night, in response to the seize of understudies in Zamfara.

“Our essential target is to get all the school prisoners protected, alive and safe,” Buhari said.

He added that the FG had the ability to convey monstrous power against the criminals in the towns where they worked; notwithstanding, the Army was restricted by the chance of substantial losses of guiltless townspeople and prisoners who may be utilized as human shields by the scoundrels.

“A prisoner emergency is an intricate circumstance that requires most extreme persistence to shield the casualties from actual mischief or even severe demise because of their captors,” he said.

The President said criminals and fear based oppressors ought not engage the fantasy that they were more remarkable than the public authority.

“They shouldn’t confuse our limitation with the compassionate objectives of ensuring blameless lives as a shortcoming or an indication of dread or goal.

“We won’t surrender to coerce by outlaws and crooks who target blameless school understudies in the assumption for colossal payment installments,” he added.

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The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Abutu Yaro, said, “We are giving a valiant effort alongside all sister security offices, individuals from the vigilantè gathering and the state government to get to the lower part of this matter.”

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VP Osinbajo disagrees with CBN, calls for crypto regulation

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has as of late called for Crypto guideline knowing completely well the job Crypto plays in the worldwide monetary environment as he thought that such disturbance frequently prepares for progress.

Osinbajo additionally exhorted the SEC, and Central Bank of Nigeria in making an administrative guide, while completely valuing the position of the CBN, Nigerian SEC, and law requirement organizations on the potential maltreatments of crypto resources.

The VP further focused on the significance Cryptocurrencies would play in the coming a long time as they will undoubtedly challenge conventional banking, including hold banking, in manners the world hasn’t yet envision, focusing on the requirement for Nigeria in being ready for a particularly seismic move.

He likewise called for scaling up of government-private area mediations in light of the fact that, “the errand of public improvement necessitates that we fire on all chambers, after all at one phase China was building 1.9m lodging units each year.

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Nigerian first cryptocurrency payment processor “FinRik” and it’s native stablecoin “Wavycoin” set to launch

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CEO and founder of Wavyvibrations Inc and Roadkit Awoniyi Segun Gbenga has unveiled plans to launch FinRik, a cryptocurrency payment processor, with the aim of making automated crypto payment easy in Nigeria.

Awoniyi Segun, the founder and CEO said “What we are here to do is very simple, we want to maximize the potentials of virtual currency and bridge the gap between it and the Nigerian economy, because Nigerians trade crypto’s daily but sadly  it has little or no effect on our struggling economy, so we are building a structure that will enable people transact swiftly with there virtual currency” in a tweet addressing potential users he stated further “FinRik at its best is a community with payment processing function, business development section, Roboadvisor, e-commerce, secure crypto wallet, real estate, e-ticketing, we are listing BTC, XRP, Eth, Usdt, Litecoin immediately we launch even though we want to give you a way to use your crypto to make easy and automated transactions we still recognize the fact they crypto’s can be very volatile, that’s why we are working on creating our own stablecoin (Wavycoin, WVY) which will be built on Ethereum and Binance blockchain”

FinRik is expected to go live in Q2 of this year, while the platform’s digital currency Wavycoin is expected to be listed by next year, according to what we gathered from the firm, FinRik users account will come with Multifaceted and highly secured wallet to safely secure there securities and the firm will be listing BTC, Eth, XRP, Litecoin, USDT as they launch, furthermore users will be able to access business development tools, as a unit of the company will be dedicated to developing and managing of businesses using business intelligence and data science, the firm also possess an e-commerce wing that enables users to create online store within three minutes with access to high tech tools that will aid their business growth and presence online and most especially they will be able to get paid by there customers using crypto.

The platform’s cryptocurrency project Wavycoin is expected to be built on Ethereum ERC-20 blockchain and Binance smart chain contract the crypto development project is under the company’s subsidiary FinRik financial institute, a section for financial advise that is also working on developing its own Roboadvisor soon, likewise the tech company’s proptech section.

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