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7 Facts About Rishi Sunak,The UK’s New Prime Minister

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Rishi Sunak is the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, taking over from Liz Truss who lasted less than two months in the role. After just missing out in the most recent leadership contest, Sunak received backing from the majority of Conservative MPs, ahead of Penny Mordaunt, the current leader of the House of Commons, who was not able to reach the 100-vote threshold to go forward to the membership vote.
At a time when a large economic crisis looms on the horizon, the former Chancellor will be hoping to utilise his financial nous to steer the country through the upcoming winter.
To help you prepare for the next chapter of British politics, here are facts you might not know about the new Prime Minister.

1. He is the first Prime Minister of South Asian heritage

Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton in 1980 to a family of Punjabi-Indian descent. His parents emigrated to the United Kingdom in the 1960s, where his father became an NHS doctor, and his mother opened a pharmacy.
His new role makes him the first Prime Minister from an ethnic minority and the first practicing Hindu. He first took the Oath of Allegiance on the Bhagavad Gita, the most revered Hindu text.

2. He attended both the University of Oxford and Stanford University

After studying at Winchester College, a public school that ranks among the most prestigious in the world, Sunak went on the read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford.
Upon completing his studies, he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University in the United States. This marked him as an extremely promising, overseas student and he left the institution with an MBA.

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3. He co-founded an investment banking firm

Prior to becoming involved in politics, Sunak worked as an analyst for the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs between 2001 and 2004. This started a business career that lasted for more than a decade. In 2009 he co-founded a hedge fund firm called Theleme Partners.

4. He is the MP for Richmond (Yorks)

After growing up on the South Coast of England, Rishi was elected Conservative MP for the Richmond constituency in North Yorkshire. He was first elected during the 2015 General Election before being re-elected on two further occasions and securing over 60% of the votes in 2019.
His constituency home is a £1.5 million Grade II listed building in the village of Kirby Sigston. Sunak holds annual garden parties on the property and invites local Conservative Party members.

5. He is known as ‘the richest MP’

Sunak met his wife Akshata Murty while studying at Stanford University. She is the daughter of NR Narayana Murthy, the sixth-richest man in India, and a famous fashion designer in her own right. Together they hold an estimated net worth of £730 million, making them among the richest people in the UK and earning Rishi the unofficial title of ‘the richest MP’.
However, the couple faced criticism in April 2022 when it was revealed that Akshata was using her Indian citizenship to avoid paying taxes in the UK.

6. He is a massive Southampton FC fan

Sunak is known to be a dedicated fan of his hometown football club, Southampton. He has previously held a season ticket and growing up his favourite player was Matt Le Tissier. While he was at school, Sunak once got in trouble for sneaking a portable television into the strict Winchester College so he and his friends could watch England play in Euro 96.

His other hobbies include cricket and watching movies, as well as exercising, which he says he needs to do to combat his past habits of eating a double chocolate muffin and biscuits every day.

7. He once said he never wanted to be Prime Minister

Despite entering two leadership races in the space of six months, Sunak previously stated that he would never want the top job. In 2020, while working alongside Boris Johnson as Chancellor, he answered a question about his potential aspirations to be Prime Minister by saying: ‘God, no. Definitely not, seeing what the Prime Minister has to deal with.’

Culled from: https://www.history.co.uk/articles/little-known-facts-about-rishi-sunak

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BIKOBA Mourns National Legal Adviser

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The Birnin Kudu Old Boys association has mourned its National Legal Adviser Barrister Nuhu Dawakin Aminu .

In a statement signed by National publicity secretary of the association Malam Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said

“With total submission to Allah the National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birninkudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of the death of the National legal adviser of the body, Barrister Nuhu Dawaki Aminu.”

Barrister Nuhu Aminu who until his death was the Chief Magistrate Court Gumel, Jigawa state died on Friday, the 18th day of November, 2022 after brief illness.

The decease who graduated from University of Maiduguri Borno state with L.LB in 1999, attended Government Unity College, Birninkudu from 1981 – 1986 and is survived by a wife and nine children also left behind his father Malam Dawaki Aminu and relatives.

Leading BIKOBA National Officers on Condolence visit to the family of late Barrister Nuhu, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described late Nuhu as a principled, professional and highly intelligent personality who contributed immensely with a good sense of responsibility to the promotion of Judiciary in Jigawa state and indeed the Nation as a whole.

The BIKOBA president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, said the demise of Barrister Nuhu Dawaki has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.

 

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CITAD Trains Remand Home Inmates In Kano

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By Ozumi Abdul

Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday concluded the training of inmates in the remand home in Goron Dutse, Kano state on ICT and phone repairs.

The training which lasted for six weeks was segmented into three weeks each, with the first segment dedicated to ICT training and the other for phone repairs.

While speaking, the Deputy Director of CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, said his organization has been combing the entire country in the bid to bring technological development to bear upon every area of humanity, but however discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined.

Yakasai noted that this informed the reason for his organization’s training of the underaged inmates of the remand home, because the inmates are not enjoying the benefits of ICT.

He said that CITAD finds it imperative to organise a training of such nature to build the capacities of the inmates, adding that unemployment might be the reason why they are in detention.

He exuded the confidence that with the training, the inmates would not only be self employed, but employers of other people when they are freed from detention.

“Well, as you are aware CITAD is a Centre For Information Technology And Development, we aim to use technology to bring development to the people. We have been working around the country, but we later discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined, not deriving the benefit of technology, and that is the reason we organise this training to build their capacities.

“Also we think that most of them, it might be the issue of unemployment that brought them here. So by the time they leave here, they will be able to stand on their feet and to employ others”, Yakasai said.

On her part, the representative from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kano state,Hajiya Abdullahi Hafsat expressed her happiness towards the efforts of CITAD, as well as enjoining the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity when they returned to their various homes.

Also, the officer in charge of the remand home, Mallam Musa Muhammad Tarauni commanded CITAD for their gesture, promising that the remand home will continue to partner with the organization.

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Pure Water Producers Announces Price Increment

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The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has jacked up the price of sachet water from N200 to N300 per bag.

This is contained in a statement issued by the National President of the association, Mrs Clementina Ativie in Abuja.

The president said the decision was unanimously reached during ATWAP national convention in Abuja on Wednesday.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

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