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New York Board of Elections certifies Adams as Mayoral candidate

The New York city Board of Elections on Tuesday certified Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor.

He won by 7,197 votes against Kathryn Garcia in the city’s first citywide ranked-choice voting election.

Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, received 404,513 votes or 50.4 percent to 397,316 votes or 49.6 percent for Garcia, the former city sanitation commissioner under Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Garcia had already conceded the election, since the elections board released on July 6 an unofficial ranked-choice results.

Adams, a retired cop and former state senator, would become the city’s second black mayor if he wins the general election.

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David Dinkins, the city’s first African-American elected mayor in 1989, died last November

Adams is the heavy favourite as he faces off against Republican nominee and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.

“This is an historic moment for the working people of New York—and I am so proud of our campaign and what it has accomplished,” Adams said in a statement.

“Now we must build on this movement to carry our campaign forward through the general election and on to City Hall so that we can deliver for everyday New Yorkers.”

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Bill, Melinda Gates Officially Divorce As Ex-Wife Claims $76billion.

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Bill, Melinda Gates Officially Divorce As Ex-Wife Claims $76billion.

Microsoft founder and tech billionaire, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda French Gates have officially divorced after 27 years of marriage.

This is coming after a judge approved their split on Monday.

The couple’s divorce agreement was pursuant to a separation contract, which is not public.

Neither person will pay spousal support, according to court documents filed Monday. No other financial details are included in publicly available documents.

Also Melinda does not plan to change her name, according to the documents.

Bill and Melinda began dating in 1987 after meeting at a New York trade show, and she’d go on to work in marketing for Microsoft and be appointed as General Manager of Information Products in the early ’90s.

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The couple wed on January 1, 1994, in Hawaii and Melinda left the company in 1996 to focus on starting their family.

Melinda got $76billion from Bill Gates as a result of the divorce. She got more money from Bill Gates than Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie got through divorce, which was only $60billion.

Bill, Melinda Gates Officially Divorce As Ex-Wife Claims $76billion.

Bill and Melinda have three adult children, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe, and reside in their huge, earth-sheltered family mansion, dubbed Xanadu 2.0, overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, WA.

Along with being mega-rich, the duo is widely known for their philanthropic efforts ever since launching the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. It was estimated in 2014 that they had donated $28billion to the foundation, a number that’s only skyrocketed in recent years.

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For instance, the Gates Foundation made a contribution of $250million in late 2020 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gates’ net worth is estimated at more than $130billion.

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U.K Ready To Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, says his country is available to help Nigeria in fighting insecurity.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, Johnson gave President Muhammadu Buhari the assurance on Thursday at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, UK.

Adesina said Buhari and Johnson assessed the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria and agreed that the judicial process must be allowed to run its course.

He said the two leaders concluded that it is important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who’s involved.

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Buhari briefed the UK prime minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.
He also reviewed the security situation in the different regions of the country.

U.K Ready To Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Boris Johnson

On his part, Johnson pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand.

“We are available to help,” Adesina quoted him as saying.
The leaders also discussed the leadership of the Commonwealth, how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, and other issues.
Buhari had on Monday travelled to London to participate in the summit.
The summit is co-hosted by Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

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After the summit, the president is expected to spend a few days in London for an earlier scheduled medical check-up and is due back by the second week of August..

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Terrorism: Buhari, PM Boris Agree To Let Judicial Process Run Its Course

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain Thursday, appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria, and agreed that the judicial process be allowed to run its course.

Holding bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, the two leaders said it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.
President Buhari briefed the Prime Minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.

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He also reviewed the security situation in the different regions of the country, while PM Johnson pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand.

“We are available to help,” he said.
The two leaders equally discussed how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, leadership of the Commonwealth going forward and other matters of mutual interest.

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