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BAD BABY: Toddler Who Was Fond of Ripping Up Old Books Destroyed Parents’ Life Savings (PHOTOS)

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A Chinese toddler, who was fond of ripping up old books provided by his parents, destroyed the family’s entire life savings, when he found a box full of banknotes under a bed.

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One day the 4-year-old boy got to parents’ bedroom and discovered the box full of cash, thought to be worth around N 784,000.

The little destroyer has immediately started his favourite action: ripping the paper to shreds, while the parents were in a neighbouring room, unaware of what was going on.

“We don’t have much time for reading here.

“We didn’t really care when he ripped up the old books we had lying around, and it was easy to buy very cheap old books down the market which he happily ripped into small pieces,” the 28-year-old mother of the child said.

“I thought if I left him alone with a book for an hour it would be no problem and we could hear the ripping sounds from the kitchen but didn’t think anything of it.”

“My family told me that it was not and I now realise they were right after he found all our money and ripped it up. It was all our savings,” the upset mother continued.

The family had been saving for a deposit on a new apartment, which they were going to buy in the year 2014. Fortunately, the family found a generous bank willing to would match the value of the notes and exchange them for new ones.

Toddler Who Was Fond of Ripping Up Old Books Destroyed Parents' Life Savings

The mother of the little destroyer said that she had now put a stop to her sons’ destructive habit:

“I realise that perhaps it wasn’t very sensible, I’m just very glad that the bank staff agreed to help,” the woman concluded.

So, watch your kids. Don’t let them do really stupid things.

Source: Dailymail

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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