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Checkout the world’s most expensive sheep purchased for $490,000 (Photos)

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A sheep bred by a family in Stockport, UK, has sold for a whopping
$490,000 at an auction.

 

The sheep breed known as Texel is now officially the most expensive sheep in the world.

 

The Texel sheep named Diamond was sold this week at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark after being bred by Charlie Boden and family from their Mellor Hall farm.

 

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During the auction, the price of the sheep quickly escalated from an opening bid of $9,000  to an eye whooping $490,000.

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The animal was finally bought by a three-way partnership between three farmers who have decided to breed the animal together.

 

The Texel Sheep Society said the previous record was £231,000 paid for a Texel, Deveronvale Perfection, in 2009.

 

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According to the sheep society, Texel sheep originate from the island of Texel, one of the north-western islands off Holland and now dominate the UK sheep industry.

 

Jeff Aiken, flock manager at Procters Farm, one of the buyers, said: “The Texel for a start is the best breed in the UK and the pedigree side of it is getting bigger.

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“If you want the best you have to try and buy the best.

“It’s an exceptional animal and the best Texel sheep I’ve ever seen. Hopefully he’ll do a good job on all three flocks.”

 

According to Aiken the price is a ‘one-off’. He emphasized that he did not want to give the wrong impression of the farming industry.

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“There’s a small percentage of pedigree buyers that can club together and pay big money, but at the end of the day the commercial farmers are just as important if not more important – they are putting food on our tables,” he said.

“I’m in the fortunate position that I can spend that sort of money.”

“He is the best lamb I have ever seen – so correct on his legs, bright, with a great top.

“He’s got it all.”

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“I witnessed that thin line separating life and death”- Speaker Gbajabiamila’s aide narrates how he escaped being crushed to death by a truck in Abuja

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Hamza Ibrahim Baba, the Special Assistant to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Humanitarian Affairs, escaped death in a multiple collision that left one person dead.

 

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

 

The accident which occurred on Friday, November 27, at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road in Abuja, involved a fuel tanker and two tipper trucks.

 

 

Read his post below:

 

It was so close.

 

Yes it was so close this afternoon at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road. I have not recovered from the shock of what happened and the reality is dawning on me that I could have been history.

 

Today I witnessed that thin line separating life and death. I escaped by the grace of ALLAH S.W.T because it is not yet my time. But it was so close.

 

I planned to meet Julius the P.O.P guy who I earlier called to meet me at that junction by 1.00pm. I later rescheduled the meeting to 3pm because of Friday Prayers. I arrived at that our meeting point 1 hour later by 4.00pm. Julius had waited and had left by the time I arrived and therefore I had to wait for him to come back.

 

While I was waiting for Julius, the ugly incident happened. A tanker carrying fuel came out from Mpapae with speed and hit another tipper also emerging from same direction carrying stones. Before my eyes, the trailer fell down and summersaulted and hit another tipper which also fell and came towards where I was parked with high speed.

 

I was seeing it coming towards me and I was so perplexed I couldn’t do a thing. It happened so suddenly and so spontaneously I thought it was all over. I just closed my eyes praying and waited for the collision when the tipper screeched to a halt just about 2 fts or less away pouring tones of stones on my car.

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I couldn’t remember how I managed to drive a few metres away. I couldn’t see the road because of the dust and so much pandemonium as people were running away from the accident scene in different direction.. It was a miracle but somehow Allah S.W.T had destined we have more days to live. I later learnt one person wasn’t so lucky as he was crushed by the tipper.

 

Julius my guy came running towards my car crying and asked whether I was safe. He hugged me and I couldn’t hold tears running from my eyes. I could see his genuine concern for my safety.

 

I don’t know how to do Thanksgiving because we don’t really do it, but all I will say “it was so close”. I will surely do my own version of Thanksgiving.

 

Alhamdulillah MaashaAllah. We shall all live long InshaAllah. Not only we live long, but our long lives shall benefit and impact positively on others.

 

I really deserved not only prayers but bottle of coke from you.

 

May Allah safeguard us.

 

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

"I witnessed that thin line separating life and death"- Speaker Gbajabiamila

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Lady given thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt

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Twitter influencer, Lazy Writa has narrated how a lady was allegedly given a thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt.

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He stated that this happened even after the lady paid N3,000 to get the I.D Card. He also claimed that another girl was sent home for wearing short skirt on grounds of “not having respect for the Nigerian government”.

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Lazy Writa said this happened at Elimg alt=’Lady given thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’bolu Civic Centre in Port Harcourt. He tweeted;

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“The God that did my own will do yours too” – Nigerian lady celebrates as she enters airplane for the first time in her life

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A Nigerian lady, Olawunmi was full of smiles on Friday, November 20, when she boarded an airplane for the first time in her life.

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The first time flier shared the good news on Twitter along with photos of herself about to board the plane.

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“The God that did my own that I enter aeroplane today for the first time will do yours too o” she wrote.

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