American President-elect Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, alongside his children will become the new White House residents when he is inaugurated on Wednesday.
Biden has made his family a significant concentration all through his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign push them completely into the spotlight — for certain individuals causing controversy however others breaking barriers.
Here is a glance at the individuals from America’s new “first family.”
Biden has made his family a major focus throughout his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign thrust them fully into the spotlight — with some members causing controversy but others breaking barriers.
Here is a look at the members of America’s new “first family.
– The First Lady, Jill Biden –
Jill Biden, an educator, is set to change her new role before she even getting into the White House.
While first ladies customarily just fulfil ceremonial obligations, “Dr B,” as her students call her, intends to maintain her full-time job as an English professor.
As first lady, Jill is relied upon to work on education issues and relaunch Joining Forces, a mission to rally around military families that she and former first lady, Michelle Obama started in 2011.
Biden regularly says his second wife “put us back together.”
The couple wedded in 1977, and she became “Mom” to his sons Hunter and Beau, who survived the car accident. They also have a daughter, Ashley, together.
While raising her family, Jill, 69, likewise acquired two Master’s degrees, and would on an eventual note, earn a doctorate in education.
She gave her husband full support through his three previous presidential aspirations and was one of his most vocal advocates and relentless campaigners during his latest run.
– The First Children –
Biden has frequently spoken about how his relationship with his sons caused him adapt with grieving as he built his political career, just as when he wedded Jill.
For years, while functioning as a senator, he drove by train two hours every path between the family home in Delaware and Washington in order to be there for Hunter and Beau.
Beau was viewed as acquiring his father’s public service ethos and political aptitudes. He served in the military in Iraq and became Delaware’s attorney general.
But Beau lost his life to the cold hands of death as a result of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46, less than two years after he was it was discovered.
Biden refers to his late son frequently in political speeches, and he often visits Beau’s grave, as well as those of his first spouse and daughter.
Biden’s other son, Hunter, has stayed far away from the spotlight. He had issues with alcohol and drug addiction, and was discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.
He turned into a customary focal point of Donald Trump‘s assaults ahead of the November 3 vote in favor of his business dealings in Ukraine and China.
Hunter, 50, presently an artist based in Los Angeles, has consented to displaying “poor judgment” in some of his business dealings, however denied any bad behavior.
Biden, be that as it may, has been consistent in his support for his son. During the final presidential debate, when Trump ridiculed Hunter’s cocaine use, the former vice president just stated: “I’m pleased with him. I’m pleased with my child.”
– The First Pets –
After Trump was the first president in more than a century not to have a dog, the Bidens are entering the White House with two.
The German shepherds — Champ and Major — just as a cat, whose breed and name have not yet been made known, will move into the White House on January 20.
Champ has been with the Bidens since 2008. The family fostered and afterward adopted Major in 2018. According to Biden’s team, Major will be the first foster dog to live in the US Presidential residence, The White House.
The canine companions that were included in one of Biden’s campaign ads that cautioned voters to “choose your humans shrewdly,” highlighting clips of Trump laughing at the idea of a presidential pet.
The two good boys likewise featured in the Bidens’ holiday message. A video cut between shots of Champ, unwinding by a Christmas tree with a quiet instrumental version of the popular “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” playing in the background, and clips of Major playing and zooming around the house to an electric guitar version of the holiday carol.
Buhari celebrates national flag designer, Akinkunmi @85
The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday congratulated the designer of the national flag, Michael Akinkunmi, on his 85th birthday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari congratulates designer of national flag, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, on 85th Birthday.’
Adesina quoted the President as saying that Akinkunmi upholds the values that every Nigerian emulate for nation building.
The statement read, “On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Michael Akinkunmi, OFR, on his 85th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the designer of the National Flag, whose creativity and patriotism remain remarkable.
“Akinkunmi, who is an honourary Life Presidential Adviser, upholds the values that every citizen should emulate for nation-building, which include humility, selflessness, integrity and a keen interest in seeking greater good for country and humanity.”
Buhari further prayed that God grants the octogenarian and retired civil servant longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation he loves so much.
Recall that Akinkunmi designed the Nigerian flag in 1959.
Then a 23-year-old engineering student at Norwood Technical College in London, Akinkunmi sent his entry for a competition to design the Nigerian flag.
His entry was selected; sealing his place in Nigeria’s history books.
Chidinma speaks on becoming gospel singer, says ‘I’ve had enough fame’
Popular Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has announced her switch to full-time gospel ministration, saying she regrets `wasting’ so much time doing secular music.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the singer turned actress stated that “the devil has been winning too long.”
She said, “Our God is faithful; He never lies and He does whatever He says. So, I’m here today. It’s been a long journey. I had an opportunity to spend time with Him; it’s a rare privilege to spend time with Him and He told me a lot of things and He said He has been waiting for me.”
The songstress made it known that she is not going into gospel music for the fame as she has had “enough of all of that”.
“God has been very intentional about me. He is very mindful of me. I’m not here because I want fame. I’ve had all of that and I think I’ve had enough of all of that. So, right now is the time to work for my Father. He is the one who has called me I did not bring myself here. As a matter of fact, I did not want to be here, but I’m going into ministry in full force,” Chidinma stated.
She added, “So, most of you might not understand my ways because you don’t know where I’m coming from, and that is because a lot of time has been wasted. So, I need to catch up with time. I’m moving with time, there is no time. The enemy has been winning for too long. I’ve had my share of influence and all of that, but now I’m using all of that.
“Everything the enemy thought he had given to me though was given to me by God, while he was lying that he gave them to me. Now I’m using all of that to work for my father. So, when you see me doing some very extreme things, just understand where I’m coming from, there is no time.
“There are too many people out there we have to bring back into the house. Jesus is coming soon; sooner than you expect. So, we cannot allow them to miss out on that. Now is the time to do the work.”
Chidinma is currently signed on with the Eezee concept and has released her first gospel song titled: “Jehovah overdo.”
Messi’s record-breaking boots auctioned for £125,000
Lionel Messi’s boots which scored him his one-club record-breaking goal have been bought for £125,000 at an auction.
The Barcelona captain scored his 644th goal for the club in last year’s December 3-0 win over Real Valladolid. The goal broke past record by Pele, who had netted 643 times for Santos, and set Messi as the player to have scored the most goals for a single club.
According to reports by ESPN, the pair of boots were donated to a charity for children’s health by the player, and sportswear company Adidas. They were thereafter exhibited in Cataluña’s Museum of Art (MNAC) in Barcelona for the auction which began on April 19 with a starting price of £40,000.
While the auction house, Christies, estimated the boots to sell for a maximum of £70,000, bids swamped in for the online auction at the last hour and bumped up the price till it was finally sold for a whopping £125,000 on Friday.
According to Christies.com all the proceeds from the sale are going to Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebrón Hospital where it will be used to “help children with cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as their families.”
Before the auction, Messi in a press statement released by Christie’s said, “Reaching the historic milestone of 644 goals with the same club gives me a lot of joy, but what’s really more important is being able to give something back to the kids struggling with their health, we hope this will raise a lot of awareness for this great cause.”
Applauding the generosity of the star player, Dr Albert Salazar, Managing Director of the beneficiary hospital said, “For the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, the funds raised through this auction will help us to continue to improve the health of many children and their families through the arts. I am sure that the generosity of Lionel Messi and Adidas will allow us to initiate further projects related to Arts and Health which are proven to have such a meaningful impact”
Anokam describes convertion of Government property as corruption
Coast clearer for Okorocha, others to dump APC as membership revalidation ends
Ihezuo hails Imo Gov. over traffic decongestion
Country review now transparent, all-inclusive – Akobundu
Imo Police arrest 2 robbery suspectsf from Mbaise
Reconciliation, only solution for Imo APC says Ideato C Ideato
Reconciliation: Imo APC describes Rochas Okorocha as stumbling block
Ngige denies involvement on re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, as IPOB threatens Igbo Leaders
Anex Azuzu of Nollywood is dead
Uzodinma V. Philip Umeadi
FCMB demotes Adam Nuru, appoints Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director
Breaking: Nigerian multi Billionaire Bolu Akin-Olugbade dies of COVID-19
Umeadi Vs Uzodinma: Imo PDP Develops Cold Feet Over Delay In Supreme Court
Ohanaeze Youth Accuses Okorocha, Ibe Of Inciting IPOB Against Organization
Celebrating The Irrepressible Chioma Ohakim
Imo APC Crisis: Uzodinma Finally Cages Out Okorocha
News1 month ago
Imo Security Challenges: Akajiugo Calls For Collective Fight
News1 month ago
Insecurity: Hotel Business Dying In Imo, As Banks Go After Mgts Over Loans
Breaking News3 weeks ago
Breaking News: Uche Obguagu, 5 other Imo Assembly Members suspended.
News3 weeks ago
IPOB denies killing of ten virgins for charms
News3 weeks ago
Ownership of Mbadiwe Varsity re-echoes
News3 weeks ago
Corporate responsibility: Imo majority leader meets Owerri West Monarchs
News3 weeks ago
Confusion in 3R government as dissolved SA’s, SSA’s till sign press releases
News3 weeks ago
Akunwa hails Omeogo, Emele, others