Social Media Roundup: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Divorce, Dogecoin hits all-time High and Other stories

Social Media Roundup: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Divorce, #Dogecoin hits all-time High and Other stories

Hi guys! Trust you had a great week. Are you planning a getaway or working through the weekend? Whatever your plan, take a moment to sit back and relax as we bring you the many trends that have been making the rounds across social media.

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates End 27-year Marriage

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda Gates shockingly announced their divorce during the week.

BREAKING: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Set to Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates

According to Forbes, the 65-year-old Gates is currently worth $131 billion. The Gates’ divorce could see Melinda receive up to $60 billion – more than MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, who got about $35 billion at the time of her divorce.

Bill Gates already transferred over $2 billion worth of stocks to Melinda on the day of their divorce. The pair, who launched the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, will continue to work together at the foundation.

Reports say Bill Gates’ relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, caused major issues with Melinda during their marriage.

Dogecoin to the Moon

Elon Musk-backed memecoin, Dogecoin posted a surge in its price during the week as a buying frenzy saw it hit a new all-time high of $0.69. After hovering around $0.4 to $0.5, Dogecoin’s price jumped by about 52% to $0.69 within 24 hours on Wednesday.

Dogecoin Price Skyrockets 325%, Crypto Fueled by Elon Tweets and Redditors  – Altcoins Bitcoin News
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Tesla CEO, Elon Musk and billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban have been promoting Dogecoin on social media.

Dogecoin is currently trading at $0.583 and has gone up by 12,000% since the start of 2021. Investor confidence is high ahead of Elon Musk’s debut on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL).

The world’s second most valuable crypto, Ethereum also shot to a record high above $3500 on Tuesday.

FG Extends NIN Registration Deadline for the 4th time

The Federal Government again extended the deadline for NIN-SIM verification to June 30, 2021.

Dr Isa Ali Pantami at a NIN enrolment centre
Dr Isa Ali Pantami at a NIN enrolment centre

It marked the 4th time an extension was announced and drew varying reactions from Nigerians across social media.


Tragedy struck during the week after news broke that missing jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren had been brutally raped and murdered by vile men in Akwa-Ibom.

Nigerians were devastated by the incident and have angrily called for the authorities to make sure the perpetrators of the heinous crime face the full wrath of the law.

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