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Senegalese’s Khabane Lame overtakes US star Charli D’Amelio as the most followed TikTok star in the world

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Senegalese comedian has officially become the most followed TikTok star in the world. 

 

22-year-old Khabane Lame, who posts under the name @khaby.lame, surpassed American Charli D’Amelio who held the top spot until on Thursday, June 23.

 

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The 18-year-old dancer has 142.2 million followers, while Khaby, who lives in Italy,  jumped to 142.5 million overnight after months of enduring a tight follower battle.

 

Khaby joined the platform in March 2020 during the pandemic and his followers quickly grew thanks to his hilarious videos. 

 

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After joining the platform in 2019, Charli had become the most followed account with her viral dance routines and by 2020 she had over 100 million fans. 

 

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At the time she took to the platform to say that the achievement was ‘like a dream’.

 

In a video, she added: ‘I can’t believe there’s 100 million supporters following me right now. That is insane, oh my goodness.

 

‘Y’all can’t grasp that this is real, I still feel like it’s a dream, kind of waiting to wake up. Very insane. Oh my goodness, thank you!’

 

The social media platform congratulated her on the news and said it was ‘so proud’ of her achievements. 

 

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In a statement, TikTok said: ‘In less than 18 months, Charli has grown into one of the most recognized and beloved TikTok creators in the world.

 

‘While we’re extremely proud of Charli and all that she has accomplished since she shared her first TikTok video in May 2019.’

 

TikTok also announced it would be donating $100,000 in Charli’s name to American Dance Movement, an organisation aimed at increasing access to dance education in the US.   

 

In March 2020, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Khabane lost his job and moved back in with his parents. He capitalized on the lockdown and set up a TikTok account and quickly climbed his way to the top of the platform.

 

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Speaking to Forbes the star said: ‘The pandemic had just started, and I was bored with a lot of time on my hands so I started making videos on TikTok.’ 

 

 

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Mother and her six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car after accepting lift from group of men in India’

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Mother and her six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car after accepting lift from group of men in India?

Mother and her six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car after accepting lift from group of men in India?

A mother and her six-year-old daughter were gang-raped by a group of men who offered them a lift home in northern India. 

Police said the men had promised the woman and her daughter they would drive them safely back from Piran Kaliyar, a holy site for Muslims and Hindus, on the banks of the Ganga Canal, Roorkee, Uttarakhand province.

The alleged driver, who has been identified only as Sonu, already had passengers in the car when he agreed to drive the woman and her child, Police superintendent Pramendra Doval said.

 

Mother and her six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car after accepting lift from group of men in India?

Local media reported the mother said she had no idea how many men were in the vehicle.

The men allegedly attacked and raped the woman and her daughter in the moving car before they dumped the victims near a canal.

In spite of the ordeal, the mother managed to reach a police station, where she reported the crime. 

The pair were taken to Roorkee Civil Hospital, where medics confirmed the woman and the little girl had been sexually assaulted.

 

Police confirmed investigations are ongoing..

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Lady allegedly poisoned by her friends after she gained scholarship to study in France

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 Lady allegedly poisoned by her friends after she gained scholarship to study in France

A lady has lost her life after her jealous friends poisoned her to death.

 

According to Twitter user @EmpressAdusei, the deceased who was her niece, just gained a scholarship to study in France before she met her untimely death.

”My niece was poisoned by her friends because she had a scholarship to go to France I can’t even breath right now I’m actually finished… she’s Gone”

 

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We shall not fail Nigerians – Acting CJN Olukayode Ariwoola speaks

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 We shall not fail Nigerians - Acting CJN Olukayode Ariwoola speaks

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has promised not to fail Nigerians after taking over from Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the former CJN who resigned on Sunday evening on health grounds. 

 

Addressing State House Correspondents after taking the oath of office, Ariwoola said with the support of his colleagues, the judiciary under him shall not fail Nigerians.

 

He said; 

 

“What Nigerians expect from me is to comply, preserve and abide and protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And so be it. That is what I will do especially with the cooperation of my brother Justices of the Supreme Court. We shall not fail Nigerians.” 

 

On the current controversy at the supreme court, Ariwoola said; 

 

“There is no controversy in the Supreme Court. We are one with the Chief Justice. That’s why you heard the President said His Lordship, is disengaging on the grounds of ill-health. No controversy we’re one.”

 

On the welfare issues highlighted in the letter addressed to the former CJN, he said; 

 

“It was an internal memo of the court. It was not a petition. It was not a letter. It was addressed by the brother Justices of the Chief Justice and presented to him, His Lordship directly. There were issues to be resolved amongst justices.”

 

When asked if those issues would be resolved under his leadership, he said: “Yeah, we’ve started resolving it.”

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