Elon Musk becomes richest person in the world, Paul Okoye recovers from COVID-19, Anthony Joshua announces plans to retire. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Elon Musk passes Jeff Bezos to become the richest person on Earth
Elon Musk has become the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, thanks to the continued rise in Tesla’s stock price. Musk is now worth around $188 billion. “How strange,” Musk tweeted Thursday. “Well, back to work …”
Elon Musk surpassing Bezos as the richest person in the world marks the latest development in the years-long rivalry between the two tech magnates — one that often centers on the accomplishments of their respective businesses. Musk only just passed Bill Gates in November to become the second-richest person in the world.
2. Nigeria: Paul Okoye announces recovery from COVID-19
Paul Okoye, a Nigerian singer better known as Rudeboy, has recovered from COVID-19 after battling with the disease for 11 days. The 39-year-old singer broke the news in a terse post on his Instagram page on Wednesday. Rudeboy also enjoined Nigerians to exercise caution as they go about their daily activities during the new year. “Happy new year all 2021 please don’t overhype it ohhhh abeg …… just take it easy as it comes na over hype spoil 2020. I’m better, stronger, tested negative after 11days,” he wrote.
The development comes a day after the music star narrated his battle with the novel disease, which he described as “worst sickness ever.”
3. South Africa to receive a million COVID-19 vaccines in January
South Africa’s health ministry said on Thursday the country would get 1.5 million vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), with a million coming in January and the remainder the following month. The ministry added it was working with the country’s health regulator SAHPRA to ensure there were no delays with the rollout of the vaccines.
He reiterated that in an earlier presentation, it was stated that an estimated 1.25 million health care workers both from the public and private sector be prioritized. According to its COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy, the government is aiming to vaccinate 67% of the country’s population against COVID-19 to achieve herd immunity.
4. Ghana: Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s president
President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sworn into office for a second four-year term as President of the Republic of Ghana. The Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah conducted the swearing-in, taking him through the required oaths.
The event attracted several heads of states including the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea Bissau, Angola’s Vice President, Bornito de Sousa, Senegalese President Macky Sall among others.
5. Anthony Joshua reveals plans to retire
Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has made the shocking announcement that he will retire within five years. The WBA, WBO and IBF title holder heads into arguably the most significant year of his illustrious career. Joshua, 31, is braced for a double-header of fights with British rival Tyson Fury to determine who will be crowned undisputed king.
He told the media: “I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career. Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a little bit more left, so when you see the next Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the end of my career and the next generation will be coming through.”
Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world, including celebrity news from Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines, the Nigerian news today, top African news, and sports stories. 2020
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