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My father named me after the famous lawyer, Frederick Rotimi Alade William, Amaechi reveals

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My father named me after the famous lawyer, Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams- Amaechi reveals

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that his father wanted him to study law in the university but instead decided to go into Politics.

Amaechi said that his father even named him after a famous lawyer Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams because he admired his persona and the fact that he was a brilliant lawyer.

He said: I joined politics in the university. My father actually wanted me to study Law. A lot of people don’t know that he named me ‘Rotimi’ after the famous lawyer, Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams. My father never met him (Williams) but he admired FRA’s larger-than-life persona and the fact that he was a brilliant lawyer. So, my father believed that I would be a lawyer and I should be able to do as well as FRA.

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He further said that he would have gone into law just as his father wanted but it was difficult to get admission.

Unfortunately, it was difficult to get admission to study Law. The first admission offer I got was to study Secretarial Administration and we all laughed over that at home. At that time, in addition to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, I also wrote an exam to get into the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. I had even started registration as a student of RSUT before I was offered admission (through UTME) to study English Studies and Literature at the University of Port Harcourt. I applied to study English at UNIPORT because the school had no law faculty then.

He, however, said that he didn’t regret studying English Studies and Literature as he believes that people underrate the course and would be glad if any of his children decide to study the course too.

 Most people think English Studies is about grammar but that isn’t so. There is an English language department in English Studies. I read Literature.

 

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Women stop exposing your pregnancy on social media, Kemi Olunloyo reacts to Nicole Thea’s death

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Controversial investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has reacted to the death of pregnant British YouTube star, Nicole Thea.

Olunloyo has warned women to desist from flaunting their baby bump on social media.

According to Kemi, not everyone are happy for your pregnancy and she believes some haters go as far as using ‘destruction juju’.

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Kemi wrote on IG;

“#WELLNESSKEMI For me it’s a personal opinion: How come so many showing their pregnant belly on this app always lose their baby and now her life? NICOLE IS DEAD!! Pregnant ladies I believe in this destruction juju. Stop exposing your personal pregnancy life on social media. Not everyone is happy for you. This young pregnant media personality lost her life and the baby. Her family wants privacy while most of you want to know what killed her.

This is where I come in but you now see why Investigative Journalism with no funding ends. I know how she died. It will come out later from them. “A month full of sadness, health gone and life ended” the opposite of her caption. Lord plssss watch over us. May she rest in peace”.

See her Tweet below;

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $8.2 bn worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8 per cent from 6.2 per cent, cashing out around 8.2 billion dollars at its current share price, the firm’s annual filing released on Friday showed.

The divestment comes as Jack retired as the Chinese e-commerce company’s executive chairman in September and pulled back from formal business roles to focus on philanthropy.

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Alibaba did not disclose the average selling price of his divestment.

Its share price has risen around 40 per cent since jack reported his 6.2 per cent holding in the company a year ago.

The stock’s stellar performance has been helped by forecast-beating earnings growth, even as China’s economy sharply slows, as more people shop online for essentials due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai also reduced his stake in the company over the same period, to 1.6 per cent from 2.2 per cent.

The offloaded shares were worth 3.3 billion dollars as of Friday.

Both Jack and Joseph have been steadily less involved in Alibaba’s regular operations since Daniel Zhang was announced as Ma’s successor as company chairman.

He assumed that role formally in September 2019.

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Throughout this year, the two have donated millions of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) via their individual charity arms to hospitals worldwide to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

An April 2019 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stated that Jack would plan to sell up to 21 million shares within one year to support his philanthropic efforts.

 

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