Muhammad Ali’s Son ‘Dumps’ Wife and Children After Inheriting $80million From Late Father
According to Daily Mail, sources claimed that Ali Jr. reportedly moved out of his Chicago home to a high class part of the city upon getting his inheritance, barely a month after his father’s death.
The late boxer’s children reportedly met in California after their father’s death, to discuss how to divide their father’s wealth.
Ali Jr., his wife Shaakira and their children, 8-year-old Ameera, and 7-year-old Shakera had been living on food stamps, and this was because the father of two was estranged from his boxer dad for many years.
Ali Jr. and family. Credit: Daily Mail
In his interview with Daily Mail shortly after the death of Muhammad Ali, his son, who had has been battling drug addiction, said he had minimal contact with his sisters.
“I’m trying to live life, and be good. I saw him on his 72nd birthday, then on his 73rd birthday, I sung happy birthday to him, and I heard nothing back, he didn’t respond and I know it was the Parkinson’s. I knew he was in a pretty bad shape,” he said.
“I don’t discuss my father to my sisters about anything, I don’t have anybody I can confide in, so I don’t do that. I don’t really care anymore about being cut off from the family.
“I’ve got through so much things in my life, I’ve got to the point where it doesn’t matter anymore, I live for me. I live life. I know that the last thing about Parkinson’s is being bed ridden, and he’s been laid up in bed for months,” he continued.
“My grandfather also has Parkinson’s, I don’t think about my father, when my grandfather is in Flossmoor, I’m close to him, more than I am my father. I’ve got to serve my purpose and help my grandfather Sada Ali-Din, at least I’m helping somebody. He’s got Parkinson’s, my mother’s father. He lives with Amina.
“It’s just not something that I worry about, I’ve got more things to worry about than my father, I got to live life,” Ali Jr. concluded.
Okada Riders Clash With Police in Benue Over Killing of their Colleague
The clash was so intense that it disrupted commercial activities in the area as irate okada riders took to the Katsina -Ala highway, using the body of their dead colleague to block the road in protest.
An eyewitness told the Punch that trouble started after a policeman tried to arrest an Okada rider for contravening traffic rule.
“While trying to get himself together, policemen, on sighting him, quickly ran to the scene of the incident, seized his motorcycle and accused him of contravening traffic order.
according to the eyewitness, the okada rider pleaded with the policemen, even after the passerby had left the scene, but the policemen insisted that he (Okada rider) would be arrested.
While they were arguing another policeman joined them and hit the okada rider on the head with the butt of a pistol and he immediately slumped and died.
Another eyewitness, Mark-bull who is also an Okada rider told the newspaper that okada riders have suffered series of harassment from the police in the Zaki-biam axis.
At Least 87 Killed and Thousands Displaced in Deadly China Floods
At least 87 people have been killed while thousands have been forced out of their homes after a heavy rain triggered landslides in one of the most devastating China floods.
Reuters reports that 72 people were killed and 78 others are missing in the northern province of Hebei, while nearly 50,000 homes have collapsed. In the city of Henan, 15 people were killed and eight declared missing after thunderstorms and strong winds forced 72,000 people from their homes and damaged 18,000 houses.
In total, about 8.6 million people have been affected by the China floods and more than 1.5 million hectares of crops have been damaged. The government stated that this had lead to an economic loss of more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion).
Angry residents have blamed the disaster on local officials who failed to warn them of the severe weather in advance.
The summer rains have been especially heavy in China this year and on Friday, the central bank issued a statement saying it would provide financial support for flooded areas.
EFCC releases ex Osun deputy gov, Iyiola Omisore
Omisore was released last night after fulfilling his bail condition.
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Friday said he would not stop being vocal in his criticism of the All Progressives Congress-led government despite attempts to keep him silent.
Fayose was the guest on a personality programme on Fresh FM in Ibadan where he alleged that APC had deployed powers within its reach to intimidate him because of his criticism of the Federal Government.
He said “I am being persecuted because I am vocal. Why some of us are talking today is because if we betray the masses, God will not forgive us. That is why people like us have to exhibit courage to speak the truth. And if you notice, they are leaving no stone unturned to cage me from commenting, but that cannot be possible. They cannot win this war.
“I can’t keep quiet, they can’t shut my mouth. I am being persecuted but unfortunately I am becoming more popular. To this government, anybody in APC is considered as saint, but PDP people are rogues. That’s why you see some of our people crossing to their side and immediately, they become saints.”
The governor claimed to be the last man standing, adding that people like Femi Fani-Kayode had been kept quiet and that the next step for the APC government was to kill the Peoples Democratic Party in Nigeria.
“What I want Nigerians to ask the Federal Government, which is currently prosecuting some people over alleged fraudulent campaign money, is that who financed their own election campaign or where did they get their own funding for the election?”
Speaking on the money found in his account during the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s investigation, Fayose said the money credited to being in his account was N300m, which was on fixed deposit, and N82m in cash deposit.
He said, “The money in my account is N300m, which I made public in my asset declaration form. That is why the court, which is the last hope of a common man, freed my man who was in their net and the court even awarded a N5m damages against the government. We can’t continue like this.