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  • Nigerian Billionaire Shuts Down U.K. With £5 Million Wedding of Son

    The wedding of Nigerian-born Folarin Alakija to his bride and Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar over the weekend will likely top the list as one of the most extravagant weddings in the world.

    Alakija’s wedding to Nazanin cost an estimated £5 million, is described as one of the most lavish affairs the U.K. has ever seen, according to the Daily Mail.

    Alakija is one of four sons of Nigerian oil tycoon Modupe Alakija, and his mother, Folorunsho Alakija, is one of Africa’s richest women with an estimated fortune of $2.1 billion, according to Forbes.

    In 2014, she replaced TV personality Oprah Winfrey as the richest Black woman in the world.

    Mrs. Alakidja, 66, is also one of the most influential people in Nigeria with connections in high places, and she spared no effort in treating the more than 200 A-list guests, including friends and family members have flown in from Nigeria to a memorable occasion.

    The wedding was held on the grounds of the famed Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire with the Woodstock venue of the event adorned in seemingly endless amounts of roses and white orchids by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham.

    The eight-tier wedding cake, intricately decorated with iced flowers and doves, was created by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, which caters for an exclusive list of clients that include celebrities, royalty, and high-net-worth individuals.

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  • Beauty and Color: Scenes From Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is home to more than 100 million people—the second most populous nation in Africa. It is also composed of wildly varying landscapes, and an incredible diversity of ethnic and religious groups. Getty Images photographer Carl Court reports that “Lonely Planet recently ranked Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations,” and that it earned more than $870 million from tourism in the first quarter of 2017 alone. Gathered here are a handful of recent images from across Ethiopia, showing just some of its people and regions.

    1. A priest stands on the edge of a cliff in front of the entrance to Ethiopian Orthodox rock-hewn church of Abuna Yemata Guh in the Gheralta Cluster in the Tigray mountains, on January 28, 2011, in Megab, Ethiopia. 
    2. The colorful volcanic landscape of Dallol in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, on February 26, 2016. #
    3. Portrait of an Afar tribesman with traditional hairstyle, in Assayta, Ethiopia, on March 1, 2016.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

    Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world.

    But now a source close to the player now says he "doesn't want to stay in Spain" because he is "upset" after being accused of tax fraud in the country.

    Ronaldo, 32, joined Madrid from Manchester United for a then world-record £80million in 2009.

    The Portugal legend has scored a club-record 406 goals in his 394 appearances for Real.

    Only two weeks ago, he helped Zinedine Zidane's side win a 12th European Cup with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff.

    Will that turn out to be his last appearance for Los Merengues? Where could he go? And what would Madrid do without him?

    Maybe he's just upset. Maybe it is something he said in a moment when he's really angry. We don't know yet. He's been happy here, he helped us to win three Champions Leagues over the past four years, so I hope he will stay.

    But, if he's made his mind up, I don't think it's going to be easy to change. He's very strong-minded and clear in what he wants. If he leaves I don't see him in a place like China or the Middle East. He will be always playing for a big club and trying to get more titles and more personal awards.

    He's a fighter and he's in good shape. He can play again for the best club and I think that club now is Real Madrid. I can't tell you what he's doing but I hope he will stay, I'm sure he'll stay.

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  • List of secret codes for your android mobile

    List of secret codes for Android

    These codes are mostly universal and should work on Android devices, no matter the manufacturer. There might still be carrier restrictions on certain codes though, so they're not all guaranteed to work.

    Info codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#06# Show phone's IMEI
    *#0*# Info menu (doesn't work for all phones)
    *#*#4636#*#* Info menu
    *#*#34971539#*#* Camera info
    *#*#1111#*#* FTA software version
    *#*#1234#*#* PDA software version
    *#12580*369# Software and hardware info
    *#7465625# Device lock status
    *#*#232338#*#* MAC address
    *#*#2663#*#* Touchscreen version
    *#*#3264#*#* RAM version
    *#*#232337#*#  Bluetooth address
    *#*#2222#*#* Hardware version
    *#*#44336#*#* Software version and update info

    Backup codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* Backup all media

    Testing codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#197328640#*#* Test mode
    *#*#232339#*#* Wi-Fi test
    *#*#0842#*#* Brightness and vibration test
    *#*#2664#*#* Touchscreen test
    *#*#232331#*#* Bluetooth test
    *#*#7262626#*#* Field test
    *#*#1472365#*#* GPS quick test
    *#*#1575#*#* Full GPS test
    *#*#0283#*#* Packet loopback test
    *#*#0*#*#* LCD display test
    *#*#0289#*#* Audio test
    *#*#0588#*#* Proximity sensor test

    Configuration codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#9090# Diagnostics settings
    *#301279# HSDPA/HSUPA settings
    *#872564# USB logging settings

    Developer codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#9900# System dump mode
    ##778 (+green/call button) EPST menu

    Manufacturer-specific codes

    Motorola

    CODEFUNCTION
    ##7764726 Hidden Motorola Droid menu

    HTC

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#3424#*#* HTC test program
    ##786# (Caution!) Phone reset menu
    ##3282# EPST menu
    ##3424# Diagnostic mode
    ##33284# Field test
    ##8626337# Launch Vocoder
    *#*#4636#*#* HTC info menu

    Other codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#7780# (Caution!) Factory reset
    *2767*3855# (Caution!) Full factory reset
    *#*#7594#*#* Power off the phone
    *#*#8351#*#* Activate dialer log mode
    #*#8350#*#* Disactivate dialer log mode

    Stay away from these codes (Caution! Risk of data loss and rendering phone useless)

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#7780#*#* (Caution!) Factory data partition reset
    *2767*3855# (Caution!) Format device

    There's a good chance you'll never need to use these codes, but if you do then now you know where to find them.

    Are there any secret codes that you find yourself using all the time? Or are there any we haven't listed here that are really interesting? Let us know in the comments!

     

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  • The man 'whose faulty fridge started tower inferno': Neighbour reveals how Ethiopian taxi driver raised the alarm when deadly blaze started in his fourth-floor kitchen

    This is the mini-cab driver whose faulty fridge is alleged to have started the Grenfell Tower inferno.

    Behailu Kebede, a father of one, raised the alarm after flames took hold in his flat at number 16 on the fourth floor.

    Maryann Adam, 41, who lived at number 14, told how Mr Kebede banged on her front door in the early hours of Wednesday to tell her that there was a fire in his kitchen.

    She said: 'He knocked on the door, and he said there was a fire in his flat. It was exactly 12.50am because I was sleeping and it woke me up. 

    'The fire was small in the kitchen. I could see it because the flat door was open. There was no alarm.' 

     

    Mr Kebede friend Eshete Meried said the 44-year-old taxi driver originally from Ethiopia, escaped the building - but was still in shock.

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Mr Meried said: 'Behailu did raise the alarm, that is what I am hearing.

    'He is fine but he is not in a position to talk about anything right now. I understand that he in a temporary shelter, staying with friends.' 

    Another friend said Mr Kebede had spoken to police who are investigating the fire.

    Maryam left her phone with her belongings in her flat and has been unable to check on other residents. She later attended the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after feeling dizzy, but was given the all-clear. 

    Speaking today from emergency accommodation close to the scene of the disaster, Mr Kebede told of his distress at witnessing the very beginning of the inferno, which it is feared to claimed more than 100 lives.

    He told MailOnline: 'I am very upset'. Asked whether the fire started in his flat by MailOnline Mr Kebede replied: 'I'm busy, I'm busy. Goodbye.'

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