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Nigerians React As Bill And Melinda Gates Divorce After 27-Year Marriage

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As the announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce after 27 years continues to gather mammoth reactions across the world, Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings too over the billionaire couple’s sudden break-up.

Earlier, Bill had tweeted that they were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair wrote on Twitter.

The two had met in the late 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm. They have three children. They jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.

Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes.While some Nigerians on Twitter noted that it was their personal decision that should be respected, others felt it reflected that Nigerian parents who endured hardship deserved a credit.

For instance, @EmemXavierAtats said, “Our parents who spent over 40 years plus together on an average income in a very harsh Nigerian economy deserves a ‘Nobel Prize in Marriage’ if at all there’s anything like that. I need to get their past questions on how they managed to stay those years together.”

@iamscorefield said, “Mature life. They both decided to move on. Decision hard to make, but it’s the best way to dwell.”

@girl4gorgeous said, “Congratulations to them. Can we move on to the next topic please?”

@OJ_Ibiloye wrote, “With the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates, Adekunle Gold’s #IIWII makes more sense to me: ‘Money no dey bring happiness.’ I wish the two happiness in their new phase of life.

@BoBoBillionair1 noted that the “Gates can’t be shot for long… Someone has to open it.”

@musajidda said, “If Na Nigerians, even if their fight reach this level, they go settle.”

@ChineduIgadi said, “God has a way of paying everyone for his good deeds and his bad deeds, killer vaccines have turned to killer of marriage, God is a just God.”

@matfellony said, “When one window closes, another window opens.”

@ob_tensei said, “So money can’t buy happiness or forever it seems. Golddigers in 5, 4, 3…”

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Trouble As Plot To Remove Senate President, Ahmed Lawan Thickens

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The plot to remove Senate President, Ahmed Lawan is gaining momentum in the National Assembly, POLITICS NIGERIA has gathered.

Hon. Sergius Ogun, a member of the house of Representatives(North-East/Esan South-East constituency of Edo state) was first to hint that all was not well in the hallowed chambers. He appeared on ‘The Morning Show,’ a programme on ARISE NEWS Channel, revealing that plans were underway to oust Lawan.

He disclosed that Lawan may be removed from office this week after he criticised Southern governors over their resolution to ban Open grazing. In his words;

“We are in the process of reviewing the constitution and the chairman of the National Assembly (Lawan) is rebuking, chastising the governors for saying that they should restructure the country. So, if you ask me, any right-thinking person will believe that the process is dead on arrival. He doesn’t believe in it; why would he talk like that?”

“For him really to be talking to governors representing a section of the country like that, he’s not fit to be the Senate president and I strongly believe that the senators from the South will do something about it this week.”

“We are even talking about impeachment? Who is the leader? The Chairman of the National Assembly. If we are going to start any process of impeachment of the president, who is going to superintend over that? The same man we are talking about. I think he should go and I am sure the process has started.”

Fresh information emerging on Monday night revealed some North-west senators are already mobilizing their colleagues from the North-central for a possible onslaught on Lawan.

Among other reasons for the opposition against Lawan include allegations of Sluggishness in approving funds, ‘tight-fistedness’ and his unbridled support for President Buhari.

If Lawan is shoved aside, the position may move to the North-west zone, which has the highest number of senators.

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FG Warns Nigerians Against Accepting WhatsApp Privacy Terms

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The National Information Technology Development Agency has raised its concerns over messaging app WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

“The National Information Technology Development Agency under Section 6 (f) of the NITDA Act 2007 wishes to provide this advisory to Nigerians to address Nigerian concerns on changes to Whatsapp Terms of Service and Privacy Policy which took effect on May 15, 2021,” it said.

This is contained in the statement released on Monday titled ‘Whatsapp privacy policy changes: Implication for Nigerian users.’ It was signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at the agency, Hadiza Umar.

The statement acknowledged that Whatsapp users were free to decide whether they want to give their consent to the processing of their data based on the new privacy policy.

“The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) recognises consent (a clear, unambiguous expression of privacy terms communicated by the controller and accepted by the Data Subject) as one of the lawful basis for data processing. Acceptance of the new privacy policy and terms of use implies that user data would now be shared with Facebook and other third parties,” the statement said.

The agency urged Nigerians to explore other messaging platforms beyond Whatsapp and advised that sharing sensitive personal information on private messaging and social media platforms be limited, given WhatsApps affiliation to Facebook and its history with user data sharing.

The agency added that it would continue engaging with Facebook as they “have given them our opinion on areas to improve compliance with the NDPR. We have also raised concerns as to the marked difference between the privacy standard applicable in Europe, under the GDPR and the rest of the world.”

Since 2016, WhatsApp’s privacy policies have permitted the application to share metadata such as user phone numbers, device information, and location, among others, with Facebook involved in legal tussles over privacy concerns.

 

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JUST IN: Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks N2.3trn Loan To Finance 2021 Budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, urged the Senate to approve a new external loan of N2,343,387,942,848.00, about $6.183billion, for the Federal Government to finance the 2021 budget deficit.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Mr Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate at plenary.

More details later…

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