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Mesut Ozil Hints At New Career Path As He Joins San Francisco-Based Investment Firm, Class 5 Global

That skill is beginning to pay off as he used it to land himself a spot in the world of finance as a strategic adviser with San Francisco’s venture fund, Class 5 Global.



Due to various reasons, Mesut Ozil, 32, has had rocky relationship with his football club, Arsenal and their managerial board, and also with his country, Germany, forcing him into an early retirement from the international football scene as he claimed he no longer feels wanted by the squad over how he was treated.

On the football field, Ozil is known for his tactical ‘dead eye’ ability to find teammates regardless of where they are positioned. That skill is beginning to pay off as he used it to land himself a spot in the world of finance as a strategic adviser with San Francisco’s venture fund, Class 5 Global; on company’s website, their plan reads in part: “We hope to build the best capital partner for emerging market startups . . . We have no factories, no inventory, and no secret formula. All we have are the people who choose to work with us. Great entrepreneurs are the single most important factor to Class 5’s success. ” and they might have found one in Mesut Ozil.

Ozil on Arsenal’s training pitch / PC: Mesut Ozil via Twitter

The new EPL season restarting might have seemed like a breath of fresh air for No. 10 midfielder but the relationship with him and his club’s manager, Mikel Arteta continue to go down the drain as he played only 18 matches in the 2019/2020 season and currently has no slots on the Arsenal’s 2020/2021 EPL squad.

Defending why he omitted Ozil from the squad, Mikel Arteta said: “What I can tell you that I tried my best, I tried to give him as many opportunities as I could”, continuing, “And that from my own side, I’ve been patient, given him opportunities and been fair.” He furthered his statement in the interview with Sky Sports: “But I have to put my decisions, with my heart and with my brain to make the right decisions that I believe are good.”

Judging by those statements, it is quite safe to say that Arsenal do not see Ozil as a squad member in the nearest future but this has not affected the talisman, or at least financially speaking as he still currently makes £ 18.2M and yet has set eyes on more financial stability as he hints at a future outside football getting a post of strategic adviser with the above-mentioned firm.

According to a report from news agency Bloomberg: Ozil was already an investor in Class 5 Global, which has more than $100 million in assets under management. “I am excited to shape and work on my post-football career while I am still actively playing football,” he said in a statement.

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Man commits suicide due to inability to cope with burdens



Man ends it all in Kano over ‘family troubles .

One Ibrahim Abubakar, retailer along Zoo Road in Kano city, ended it all on Thursday night.

His body was found swinging from a rope in his shop.

His child, Abdussalam Ibrahim, told newsmen that his dad was combating with mental illness which further declined by homegrown duties he was unable to deal with, including the wedding of his little girl that is coming up soon.

He said: “Our father was battling with psychological trauma and he is also poverty-stricken. More so, my sister is due to be given out in marriage soon. We performed the evening prayer with him after which he went back to the shop and hung himself. He gave up the ghost despite attempts to save him when he was discovered.”

In his reaction, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, expressed that examination concerning the case is on to figure out what really occurred. In the interim, the essential report shows that the man was discovered hanging in his shop at night.

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Wike advises buhari to fulfill his promise to nigerians



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has encouraged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to demonstrate to Nigerians that he is prepared to fulfill the masses needs.

The lead representative said the President will set the nation ‘ablaze’ by not actualizing a portion of the solicitations voiced out by pioneers during the ongoing conversations with the official designation drove by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.

The PUNCH had revealed that Gambari drove lawmakers and government officials to gatherings with heads of the six international zones as a method of tending to concerns brought up in the outcome of the #EndSARS protests.

Gambari and the official appointment had met with lead representatives and heads of the South-South international zone in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday. At the gathering, the South-South pioneers including the Rivers State governor requested the rebuilding of the nation in accordance with the guideline of genuine federalism, saying it will ensure harmony, security and soundness in the nation.

Giving a report on the gathering on Thursday morning, Wike said the President actually has the opportunity to execute the desire of individuals and engraving an inheritance for himself.

The governor talked today on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program.

He said, “I am not a pessimist. I don’t believe that because you didn’t do what you agreed to do yesterday, therefore, you will not do what you agree to do today.

Even if he (Buhari) has not done what he told Nigerians he would do, he can say, look, I promised Nigerians yesterday, I didn’t do that and that is affecting my integrity and so, for people who know me, I will implement what I have said.

“People have raised the issue that they don’t think anything will come out of the dialogues. I don’t agree with them. I believe that if the President does not do it, given the opportunity he has now, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.” Continuing, Wike said political will to implement what the people want is key in governance.

According to him, the President has to show leadership by listening to Nigerians and by adhering to their wishes and proposals. “He may not necessarily implement everything the people may want but let the people see the concrete evidence that under President Buhari, he has been able to implement one, two, three, four demands by the people.

“If he (Buhari) doesn’t take this opportunity now to implement some of these requests, I don’t think it will be very good for Nigerians and for his legacy,” the governor added.

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Best WASSCE candidate of 2019 dies of cancer.



Enugu state student who passed 2019 WASSCE with 7As dies of malignancy.

Chisom Chukwuneke, an understudy who arose the best 2019 candidate of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, in her school, has died subsequent to fighting leukemia.

Douglas Ifeanyi Uzochukwu, Principal of Graceland College in Enugu where she moved on from a year ago, affirmed the sad news to TheCable Lifestyle yesterday.

Uzochukwu said chisom, 17, kicked the bucket after a delayed treatment in South Africa.

“I’m not her father. I can’t speak much on that but she passed on from leukemia after prolonged treatment in South Africa,” he added.

In a statement written via the school’s Facebook page, he wrote: “Forever in our hearts! Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint you left in our Hall of Fame. A truly outstanding student! Rest In Peace Chisom!”

Felix Chukwuneke, a Nigerian professor identified as the father of the deceased, also took to Facebook to explain how Chisom’s sickness started as pain in her leg.

He said this had prompted him to fly her to South Africa for medical care. “ It was just like a dream but the realities are crystal now. Just a pain on the leg that snowballed to a devastating episode, the battle started earnestly.

I hear you call, ‘daddy my leg is paining me’. I watch as you lie abed with pain,” he said in a long tribute to the deceased.

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