The world’s oldest person has died at the age of 119, local officials said Monday.
Japanese Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan.
She was in relatively good health until recently and lived at a nursing home, where she enjoyed board games, solving maths problems, soda, and chocolate.
In her younger years, Ms. Tanaka ran various businesses including a noodle shop and a rice cake store.
A century ago, she married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, giving birth to four children and adopting a fifth.
She had planned to use a wheelchair to take part in the torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, but the pandemic prevented her from doing so.
On her 119th birthday on January 2, Ms. Tanaka’s family members said she hoped to live to 120.
When the Guinness World Records recognised Ms. Tanaka as the oldest person alive in 2020, she was asked what moment she was the most happy in life.
The woman, who by that time could barely speak, replied with a single word: ‘Now.’
Ms. Tanaka’s daily routine was described at the time as including a 6:00 am wake-up, and afternoons spent studying mathematics and practising calligraphy.
‘One of Kane’s favourite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff,’ Guinness said.
Local governor Seitaro Hattori hailed Ms. Tanaka’s life after she passed away on April 19.
‘I was looking forward to seeing Kane-san on this year’s Respect for the Aged Day (a Japanese national holiday in September) and celebrating together with her favorite soda and chocolate,’ he said in a statement on Monday.
‘I am extremely saddened by the news.’
Ms. Tanaka was recognised as the world’s oldest living person by the Guinness World Records when she was 116 in 2020. In 2020 she became the oldest person in Japan at 117 and 261 days old.
According to the Guinness World Records website, Ms. Tanaka got married to her cousin aged 19 in 1922 and the couple ran a noodle shop called Tanaka Mochiya which sold udon, rice cakes, and zenzai.
Her husband and eldest son fought in the second Sino-Japanese War which began in 1937.
Aged 90, Ms. Tanaka had cataract surgery. The record-holder also underwent colorectal cancer surgery when she was 103.
Japan has the world’s most elderly population, according to World Bank data, with around 28 percent aged 65 or over.
ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned one Professor John Kester Ifeanyichukwu over allegations of bribery and inducement of officers of the Commission.
In a single-count charge brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court 12, sitting in Apo, Abuja, ICPC is accusing the Professor of issuing a cheque valued at $40,000 to a staff of the Commission.
The cheque was part of the $50,000 and a house in Abuja, promised to the officer to compromise the investigation by retrieving the accused person’s devices, MacBook S/N CIML8BUGDTY3, MacBook S/N W80204J7ATN and iPhone pro11 which were in the custody of ICPC for investigative activities.
John Kester Ifeanyichukwu had earlier been reported to the Commission by the Presidency for alleged acts bordering on corruption, extortion and money laundering.
ICPC, in a Charge No: CR/025/2022, informed the court of how the defendant allegedly induced one of its operatives to smuggle out a particular iPhone and a laptop and to replace them with a dummy that was to be provided by his personal assistant.
The accused person’s action is contrary to Section 18 (b) and punishable under Section 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was therefore admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and one of them must have a landed property in Abuja.
The trial judge also ordered that the Defendant’s international passport and other valid travel documents must be submitted to the court before the next adjourned date otherwise his bail will be revoked.
The case has been adjourned to the 21st of June 2022 for the commencement of hearing.
Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Education, And Career
Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, producer, and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Education, Occupation, Parents, Awards, etc.
Who is Femi Adebayo?
Femi Adebayo Salami is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, and producer. Adebayo attended the C&S College for his secondary school education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.
Full name: Femi Adebayo Salami
Date of birth: 31 December 1978
Place of birth: Lagos State
State of origin: Kwara State
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Parents: Adebayo Salami(Oga Bello)
Education: C&S College, University of Ilorin, and University of Ibadan
Occupation: Director, film actor, Lawyer, Politician, and producer
Wife: Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi (m. 2016)
Net worth: $900,000
Awards: Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2015.
Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba at the Best of Nollywood Awards(2017)
Best Kiss in a Movie at 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards
Social media: [email protected]https://www.instagram.com/femiadebayosalami/
Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. Femi has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan, and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.
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