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Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children
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Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children

Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi has slammed Chimamanda Adichie, JK Rowling,  and their supporters. Akwaeke, who used to call herself a fan of Chimamanda and is one of the beneficiaries of her writing workshop, took to Twitter to accuse Adichie and Rowling of supporting the killing of transgender children. Born in Umuahia and raised in Abia state, Nigeria, Akwaeke identifies as "they/them" and removed her breasts last year as part of her journey to becoming gender-fluid (read here). Having experienced what it's like to grow up as a transgender in Nigeria, she became a critic of her former benefactor Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling because she doesn't agree with the views they've expressed about transgenders. Chimamanda, who has campaigned for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, faced b...
MSME: FG Has Supported 9,085 Beneficiaries In Gombe – Osinbajo
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MSME: FG Has Supported 9,085 Beneficiaries In Gombe – Osinbajo

No fewer than 9,085 persons have benefited from Federal Government support for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in education sector. Revealing this on Tuesday at the 27th edition of National MSME clinic in Gombe, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said over 10,000 artisans had so far enjoyed the support. He added the state had over 6,000 business names registered free of charge. Osinbajo said, “A look at the programme you will see those that have benefitted already. Thus far in the payroll support for Gombe state, we have ensured that about 9,085 employees from close to 2,000 micro small and medium enterprises from educational sector have benefited from the scheme and another 10,000 artisans have also benefited from the scheme and up to 6,000 new business name have been registered...
D’banj’s Cream Platform And Heritage Bank Fulfil Its Promises, Gives Out Millions To Fans At March 2021 Draws
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D’banj’s Cream Platform And Heritage Bank Fulfil Its Promises, Gives Out Millions To Fans At March 2021 Draws

CREAM Platform @creamplatform, Nigeria's premiere creative reward platform officially kicked off its partnership with Heritage Bank's YNSPYRE Initiative with the commencement of the CREAM Monthly draws on Friday - March 26th 2021, rewarding subscribers who dialed the *745*463# code, with lots of cash and other prizes. The very epochal event held on Friday - 26th March 2021 at Heritage Bank Plc's Building in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, had in attendance, the Chairman of CREAM Platform - Daniel Oladapo Oyenbanjo popularly called D'Banj, Chief Damian Okoroafor - CEO of CREAM Platform, George Oko-Oboh, Regional Executive, Abuja and North, Heritage Bank Plc, Isaiah Ediae - Executive at Heritage Bank Plc, Popular Nollywood Actress and Ambassador - King Tonto Dikeh and Seyi Akinrinmade - General Man...
Sanwo-Olu To Name And Shame Beneficiaries Of Apapa Rot
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Sanwo-Olu To Name And Shame Beneficiaries Of Apapa Rot

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has threatened to name those benefitting from the perennial traffic gridlock and disorderliness experienced along the Apapa corridor in the state. Sanwo-Olu stated this on Wednesday in Lagos while commending the Nigerian Ports Authority for the new E-Call Up system for trucks going to the ports. The Apapa area of the state is notorious for chaos over the haphazard operations of container-laden trucks around the seaports. At an event in Lagos today, the governor said, “We will name and shame them. We will bring out their names, be it a corporate organisation, be it a company, be it a Lagos State officer, be it a police officer, whoever it is, be it a union that will say that the solution that we have brought about will not work. “The...
Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed
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Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed, the Governor of Bauchi State has said that bandits terrorising the North are not only from the Fulani ethnic group. According to him, there are the Igbo, the Yoruba and the Hausa who are the real beneficiaries of the illicit trade. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, the Governor said, “These bandits are not only Fulanis. “In fact, they are terrorising the Fulanis but they have Fulani miscreants within them; they have Hausa, they have Igbo suppliers; they have Yorubas. They’re people really benefitting from the illicit trade.” Speaking further, Mohammed said he has not changed his mind on his recent comment that herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. “...
E-Money Gives out Luxurious Cars to People on his 40th Birthday
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E-Money Gives out Luxurious Cars to People on his 40th Birthday

Nigerian billionaire and music boss, Emeka Okonkwo better known as E-money has given out brand new luxury cars celebrate his 40th birthday. E-money’s elder brother Kcee took to his Instagram page to celebrate him as he also shared photos of the luxury cars E-money is gifting to worthy individuals on his birthday. Singer Kcee, also revealed that E-money has been gifting out cars and other valuable on his birthday for years. Sharing photos of the cars, Kcee wrote; “As you all know every 18th of February is my brother E-money’s Birthday which is symbolic with gifting of cars and other valuable items to worthy and deserving individuals. This is year is not an exception as I am handing over the cars and other gifts to the beneficiaries on behalf of my brother who is presently...
Nigerians to pay N4,000 monthly for solar system – Presidency
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Nigerians to pay N4,000 monthly for solar system – Presidency

The presidency has revealed that about 25 million Nigerians who will be benfiting from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week, will be paying a monthly fee of N4,000.   Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande who disclosed this in a statement titled “25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly" and released on Sunday November 29, added that the Federal Government's plan of commencing the process of installation of five million solar home systems in underserved and off-grid communities across the country is in continuation of the implementation of the government’s Economic Sustainability Plan.   The solar programme nicknamed Solar Power Naija, for which installations starts in Decembe...
Conditional Cash Transfer Begins In Lagos, Beneficiaries Receive N10,000 Each
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Conditional Cash Transfer Begins In Lagos, Beneficiaries Receive N10,000 Each

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in Amuwo- Odofin, Apapa-Iganmu, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and Badagry local governments of Lagos State have received N10,000 each for May and June. The initiative was launched in Lagos at the weekend. Others yet to be covered will receive theirs this week. Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke hailed the Federal Government, through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office, under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, for its support in the the cash transfer unit in Lagos. Arobieke thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his commitment and support in making the implementation a success. She said enrolment began in April with ...
Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede
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Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede

A woman identified as Mrs. Florence Onuobodo, has lost her life in Elele Kingdom, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State in a stamped that occurred during the sharing of state government’s Covid-19 palliative in the area. The Rivers State Government had delivered food palliatives to Elele Kingdom in the ongoing distribution of Covid-19 palliatives by the government. During the sharing process stamped occurred claiming the life of the 62-year-old Florence and living about four other women with various degrees of injuries. Speaking on the development, Eze Okechukwu Okah, blamed the development on the committee in the community and one Chief Mike Elechi, stating that the stamped would have been avoided if both had managed the process properly. Okah alleged that the comm...
3.1m households will benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown ―FG
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3.1m households will benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown ―FG

The federal government has said a total of 3.1 million households in Nigeria will benefit from its Homegrown School Feeding programme during the lockdown period. The revelation came as 520 people living with disabilities in Abuja village, Saturday, benefited from its ongoing palliatives following the lockdown declared to control the spread of coronavirus in the country. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, speaking at the Disabled Colony, a settlement in Abuja for the PLWD and located at Karmajiji Village, along Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, said the government was going through state governments to reach the beneficiaries. Handing over the palliatives to the 520 beneficiaries, the minister explained that the government’s ge...
FG Begins Payment Of N30,000 To N-power Beneficiaries Today, Says Minister
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FG Begins Payment Of N30,000 To N-power Beneficiaries Today, Says Minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday unveiled plans to commence payment of N30,000 to all N-Power beneficiaries as from today, Tuesday. The notice was contained in a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mr. Salisu Na’inna Dambatta. The statement read: “The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that the 500,000-strong N-Power enrollees throughout the country should expect to receive bank credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlement from today, Tuesday, April 14. This followed the signing of the payment mandate by Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development...
COVID 19 Lockdown: Abiodun distributes relief materials to people in Ogun Central
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COVID 19 Lockdown: Abiodun distributes relief materials to people in Ogun Central

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Friday, went around major areas in Ogun Central Senatorial District to distribute relief materials to some residents. He was in Abeokuta South and parts of Abeokuta North Local Government Area to give food items to the aged and vulnerable persons in what he said, was to “cushion the effects of lockdown”, with the assurance that government was intensifying efforts to contain the pandemic. Abiodun who was received by a large crowd at  Qgo-Oko, Isale Ake, Adatan and other parts of Abeokuta metropolis, where he distributed food pack containing 5kg of rice, 5kg of beans, 5kg of garri, tomato paste, Maggi and vegetable oil to widows, physically challenged and the aged men and women. While distributing the palliative items, Abiodun said the gover...
Buhari grants amnesty to late Enahoro, Ambrose Alli and others
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Buhari grants amnesty to late Enahoro, Ambrose Alli and others

President Buhari has granted presidential pardon to ex-convicts among whom are late Professor Ambrose Alli, late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Ex Lt. Col Moses Effiong, Major E. J Olanrewaju, and Mister Ajay I. Olusola Babalola.   The announcement was made by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who confirmed that the President also granted presidential pardon to 2,600 inmates nationwide with 70 inmates from Kuje Correctional Centre as beneficiaries.   Prof Ali was the governor of the old Bendel State in the Second Republic (1978-1983) and a great progressive while Chief Enahoro was a foremost nationalist who moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence.   Aregbesola said the Presidential pardon followed recommendations to the President by a Presidential Committee...
FG begins disbursement of N20,000 to 1m Nigerians
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FG begins disbursement of N20,000 to 1m Nigerians

The Federal Government began disbursement of N5, 000 to one million indigent Nigerians in the country yesterday. Beneficiaries of the money are from the Conditional Cash Transfers Scheme, who were paid N20,000 each covering four months. The action, according to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Faroug, is in line with recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately to beneficiaries. Disbursing the money at Kwali Local Government Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to over  100 beneficiaries, the minister said: “The exercise commenced about five years ago and it is geared towards supporting the poor and vulnerable households of our socie...
Lucky Beneficiaries From Oluwa Lagos N1.1million Share Their Experience
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Lucky Beneficiaries From Oluwa Lagos N1.1million Share Their Experience

Oluwa Lagos took a lot of people unaware when she made a declaration in Ebeano Supermarket in Lekki Lagos asking them to pick anything of their choice that bills on him. One of the beneficiary name Mr John Chinedu share his happiness saying at first he thought Oluwa Lagos was joking when he made the declaration but turns out to be real. Another lucky beneficiary also went on Facebook to thank Oluwa Lagos for making her day. At the end of the of giveaway, the total amount Oluwa Lagos paid was N1.1m according to the one of sale rep in the supermarket
Former Kano Assembly Speaker, Isyaku Ali Danja Arrested by EFCC
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Former Kano Assembly Speaker, Isyaku Ali Danja Arrested by EFCC

Isyaku Ali Danja, a former Kano House of Assembly speaker has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges centered on abuse of office and misappropriation of fund meant for constituency projects. Danja who was accused of diverting funds meant for payment of tax liabilities to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to the tune of over N1.5 billion, was arrested following a petition filed against him by the State Government. The money has allegedly been traced to some beneficiaries and Allad Drilling Limited, a company which he is the sole signatory. It was also alleged that the diverted funds were on several occasions, personally withdrawn in cash by the former Speaker.
NDE Empower 60 Women in
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NDE Empower 60 Women in

The National Directorate for Employment (NDE) in Kebbi has empowered over 50 women with N500,000 loan to boost their businesses and become self-reliant. The Director-General of NDE, Dr Nasiru Ladan, made this known in a message during the disbursement of the loan to the beneficiaries on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi. “The loan is aimed at empowering the women to be generating their personal income for them to be self- reliant. “It is also meant to improve their economic status and the well-being of their families,” he said. Ladan, who was represented by Alhaji Abdullahi Danjuma, the state Coordinator of the directorate, advised the beneficiaries to utilise the loan judiciously. “The agency will continue to partner with stakeholders in order to improve the living standards of the people...
Nwankwo Kanu Has Confirmed The Tragic Death Of His “Daughter” Eniton
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Nwankwo Kanu Has Confirmed The Tragic Death Of His “Daughter” Eniton

Former Super Eagles star, Nwankwo Kanu, has been plunged into mourning following the death of Eniton, one of the beneficiaries of his philanthropy-based NGO, Kanu Heart Foundation. The former Nigerian international made the tragic announcement through his verified Twitter account on the eve of Christmas, Tuesday, December 24. Kanu, who referred the deceased as his "daughter," was overtly left heartbroken by the sudden passing of the promising young girl. Although the Arsenal legend did not disclose the cause of the death, there are insinuations that Eniton might have hearkened to the last call through a heart-related ailment. "Why why why one of Kanu heart foundation gone," the 43-year-old former star posted. "My daughter gone gone gone. I can’t believe this. R I P Eni...
EFCC set to arraign ex-INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu for N1.2bn fraud
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EFCC set to arraign ex-INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu for N1.2bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is set to arraign former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Maurice Iwu, over alleged N1.2bn fraud and money laundering.   The commission said Iwu would be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos on four counts bordering on money laundering. Acting spokesperson, EFCC, Tony Orilade, confirmed the planned arraignment on Wednesday.   The commission alleged that between December 2014 and March 2015, Iwu hid N1.2b in the bank account of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria Ltd. domiciled in the United Bank for Africa Plc. The money was believed to be part of the N23.29b slush fund allegedly shared by former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the ...
Ebonyi State Governor Umahi Promises To Retain Commissioner For Second Term
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Ebonyi State Governor Umahi Promises To Retain Commissioner For Second Term

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has promised to retain the Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Mr Uchenna Orji, for his credible performance in office. Umahi made the promise in Abakaliki during the state’s Empowerment Day ceremony organised on Saturday by the ministry, noting that Orji’s case was “exceptional’’. “Actually, we don’t have plans for people to perpetuate in their offices, but if we return you as a commissioner, we will return you to the same office. “I can say boldly that we have succeeded in this particular ministry and while orji was speaking, I noticed his passion for the ministry. “The PDP National Vice-Chairman asked me if Orji was given money specially, I said no, and that these people he brought together are differently endowed in health, nu...
Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others
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Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others

Borno State Deputy Governor,  Usman Durkwa, yesterday, commended the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Zoiera Youssoufou, Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for distribution to thousands of people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during this year’s Ramadan. The deputy governor made the commendation during the official flag-off of distribution of the items in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of the state. Durkwa who represented Governor Kashim Shettima during the exercise said: “The government and people of the state are very grateful for witnessing another flag-off ceremony of Dangote Foundation 2019 Ramadan Kareem distribution to the IDPs and host communities in Borno St...
Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples
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Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples

On Sunday, Kano State Government revealed it spent over N300 million on mass wedding for 1,500 couples in the state.‎ The wedding prayer was conducted by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zahradeen, was presided over by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Kano Central Mosque. Ganduje said that the gesture was aimed at further reducing the problems associated with the high number of unmarried youths in the state. The governor urged the new couples to uphold the trust reposed in them by the state government.‎ He also appealed to wealthy individuals to complement the efforts of the state government.‎ Ganduje said that the couples were selected and screened from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.‎ “The beneficiaries ...
Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only  to Find Wife with Another Man
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Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only to Find Wife with Another Man

Amoh Mensah, an ex-convict released from the Nsawam Prison in Ghana, got the shock of his life when he realized that his wife had dumped him for another man. According to the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Amo Mensah spent the first night of his release on the streets after discovering that his wife of many years couldn’t wait for him. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng shared the story of Mensah on his Facebook page: “Most ex-convicts re-offend and go back to Prison because of stigma and lack of job opportunities. That’s why Crime Check Foundation in collaboration with Christian Atsu has come up with the CCF Reintegration Project which seeks to support ex-convicts with means of livelihood. Amo Mensah is one of the beneficiaries. After coming out of ...
FG Approves N5.5bn to Train 12,000 Unemployed Youths
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FG Approves N5.5bn to Train 12,000 Unemployed Youths

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N5.6bn for the training of 12,000 unemployed youth in the country under the N-Power social intervention programme. The approval was granted today April 3rd during the FEC meeting presided over by President Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, said the youth would be selected from the six geo-political zones of the country. According to Udoma, the training which will last for nine months, will enable the beneficiaries assemble, repair and maintain electronic products such as mobile phones, competing devices, among others. Udoma, said the programme was open to all unemployed youth, irrespective of their edu...
Victorious Adegesin happy to overcome his challenges
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Victorious Adegesin happy to overcome his challenges

But for providence, Moruf Adegesin of Abeokuta Golf Club would not have featured at the Seventh Sovereign Trust Insurance Open Championship. But at the weekend at the Ibadan Golf Club, Adegesin braved all odds to win the three-day championship, which featured players from across Nigeria. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Adegesin, who is on handicap four, played 148 gross to win the men’s category of the competition, while Evelyn Oyome won in the ladies category after playing 158 gross.An elated Adegesin told the audience at the award ceremony, “It has been a long time that I played the game. I had thought I wouldn’t make it to the tournament due to financial constraint. “To God be the glory, I made it to the tournament and won against all odds.” The champion, who dedicated hi...
EFCC arrests party agent with over N1.2m, another with N300k
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EFCC arrests party agent with over N1.2m, another with N300k

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Maiduguri Zonal office has arrested one Abba Ali Abbari, a party agent, delegated alleged to have been hired to distributes some money to people from Auno, Dalwa, Jakana in Konduga LGA Borno State. Abbari was arrested at the NYSC Internally Displaced Persons camp with the sum of N1, 290,000.00, with a template given to him by a party Chairman Election Committee to pay the sum of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) to party agents, according to him. Similarly, Alhaji Garba Isah a party stakeholder was arrested by Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal office at Ali Mongonu Teacher’s Village Internally Displaced Persons camp with the sum of N300, 000.00, while distributing to voters from Kukawa and Doran Baga in the camp. According to him, “my du...
LSETF entrepreneurship programmes created 90,000 jobs in three years
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LSETF entrepreneurship programmes created 90,000 jobs in three years

About 90,000 jobs have been created by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) entrepreneurship programmes in three years, the Fund has revealed.LSETF revealed this at the presentation of its social impact assessment report of the entrepreneurship programmes in Lagos recently. The Impact Assessment Exercise, which was carried out with support from the Ford Foundation, measured the achievements of the Fund’s interventions, documented the lessons learnt, and made recommendations on how to enhance the Fund’s performance in future. The report titled, ‘LSETF impact: Progress and Lessons’, identified 89 per cent of businesses, which have been able to pay back loans solely from business income and profits; and 70 per cent of beneficiaries, who were unable to access funding before the ...
Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday
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Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday

The Qualifier for the ninth edition of the annual Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. Participants at the Qualifier will be hoping to pick slots in the Draw for the Final of the event billed for March 30, 2019 at the same venue.‎ Thousands of lives have been touched through the annual golf event that pulls golfers together to commit to charitable projects through the DOAMF platform and, the organisers are looking forward to another year of impacting indigent communities through the game of golf. The Coordinator of the Organising Committee, Pat Bassey, said that the Foundation hopes to leverage this year’s tournament to break new grounds in the n...
The Lokosa Example in NPFL
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The Lokosa Example in NPFL

When Junior Lokosa picked up the first ever Eunisell Boot Award, for emerging the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL’s) 2017/18 season highest goal scorer with 19 goals, the then Kano Pillars FC hitman not envisage the career-defining boost it would have on him in the next couple of months. For his performance in Nigeria’s top football league, the 25-year-old was presented with a glittering trophy and a cheque for N3.8million from one of the nation’s foremost chemical and specialty fluid management companies. The publicity and media hype he got from achieving this feat reverberated beyond the shores of the ‘Giant of Africa’ catching the attention of international clubs. First, he went for trials in Asia, with a Chinese club and Europe (Bulgarian and Norway) but fail...
Tradermoni Set To Begin N15,000 Disbursements As More Beneficiaries Pay Back
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Tradermoni Set To Begin N15,000 Disbursements As More Beneficiaries Pay Back

With hopes of higher loan values, many beneficiaries of the TraderMoni N10,000 loan have completed their repayments just as many others have started the repayment process. Access to Capital is one of the major challenges Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) face in Nigeria. Historically, less than 1% of bank loans have gone to Nigeria’s SME sector. This is why the TraderMoni loans target petty traders and artisans at the base of the pyramid; the program aims to enable the growth of this sector by providing easy access to affordable credit and by making more petty traders and artisans financially included so they can access other financial products to help their businesses scale. Speaking with one of the beneficiaries,Ogunnubi Folashade, a beverage seller in Iwo market –...
Dangote, BUA Commend NFF’s Transparency on Falcons’ Cash
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Dangote, BUA Commend NFF’s Transparency on Falcons’ Cash

Two big voices within Corporate Nigeria have thumbed up the Nigeria Football Federation for display of transparency with regards to the N50million and N25million windfalls from both organizations to the Super Falcons, following the team’s triumph at the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana early last month. At a special event honouring the Federation’s sponsors and partners and the Super Falcons in Lagos, Mr. Olakunle Alake (Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries) and Otega Ogra (Group Head, Corporate Communications of BUA) and Tajudeen Ahmed (Group Head, Business Development of BUA) lauded the decision by the NFF to have the monies transferred directly to the beneficiaries. “We asked to transfer the money directly to the NFF but the leadership opted for direct payment to th...
Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose
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Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose

Fayose Accuses Buhari Of Vote Buying Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the Federal Government TraderMoni Scheme was not only an avenue for advanced votes buying but direct “relooting of the Abacha loots.” Asking the economic sense in the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo leaving Abuja and spending about N25 million on maintenance of presidential jet as well as allowances for himself, aides, protocols, security and others just to share say N10 million. Fayose said if the Federal Government was sincere about the TraderMoni, the fund should have been paid into bank accounts of beneficiaries so that the disbursement can be traced and properly audited, adding that “When I was governor, more than 20,000 people got N5,000 monthly stipend and the money ...
PDP Accuses APC Presidency of Siphoning N1.2bn Farmers’ Fund
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PDP Accuses APC Presidency of Siphoning N1.2bn Farmers’ Fund

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to fleece Nigerians through the extortion of N1.2 billion from poor beneficiaries of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, to fund Mr. President’s 2019 re-election bid. The PDP, in a statement Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, strongly condemned such acts of corruption, particularly the attempt by the Presidency to draw financial kickback from poor beneficiaries of the Anchor Borrower’s Programme in violation of our financial regulations. He stated: “Information at our disposal also reveals that the Anchor Borrower’s scandal is yet another scheme by the Buhari Presidency to siphon public funds and...
Newly Promoted Army Officers to Serve in North East, Says Buratai
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Newly Promoted Army Officers to Serve in North East, Says Buratai

                         Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Buratai Apparently determined to exterminate the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram, in the North-east, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said Thursday that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the theatre of war to strengthen the ongoing counter-terrorism operations. Buratai stated this in Abuja, after he decorated the 29 newly promoted Major Generals and some of the Brigadier Generals with their new ranks. According to him, “Some of you that have been promoted and decorated today; we are only waiting for today and by tomorrow, I expect you to pick your bags and start heading towards the North East. “Some of you have no option than to move in straight there – North ...
Bauchi Gov Offers N1bn Interest-free Loans to Traders, Artisans
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Bauchi Gov Offers N1bn Interest-free Loans to Traders, Artisans

Worried by the decline in the economic and commercial activities and increased dependence on government for employment opportunities in Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has offered N1 billion interest-free loan to traders and artisans in the state. The governor announced the loan offer Wednesday while addressing leaders of the state traders and artisans association who paid him a courtesy visit. The governor, who observed that Nigerians must embrace businesses in order to reduce over-reliance on government, explained that the loan package is in line with the cardinal objective of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which his administration has been pursuing since inception in 2015. He said the loan package will be perfected next week with banks, stressing that ...
Saraki Decries Use of $1.05bn NLNG Dividends for Fuel Subsidy
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Saraki Decries Use of $1.05bn NLNG Dividends for Fuel Subsidy

Bukola Saraki •PDP asks president to speak on expenditure Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted reported use of $1.05billion, by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), from its dividends from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) for fuel subsidy. Saraki said the Senate would, therefore, on resumption of plenary today investigate the claims made before the Senator Ahmad Lawan’s Ad-hoc Committee by the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, on how and why the corporation diverted the dividend from the NLNG to defray the cost of under-recovery in the importation of fuel. The Senate president, who was quoted as saying this while speaking with newsmen at the Ilorin airport on Monday, according to a statement by his media adviser, Mr. Yusuph Ol...
Ortom’s Wife Trains Over 500 Benue Women In Arts And Crafts
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Ortom’s Wife Trains Over 500 Benue Women In Arts And Crafts

50,000 others get free medical care in 100 council wards in seven months Makurdi – Over 500 indigent Benue women have been trained in various skills, arts and craft and empowered to start up businesses of their own by the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, ESLF, a pet project of the Wife of the state Governor, Dr. Eunice Ortom. •Deprieved women and children The skills acquisition training which was done in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, had the beneficiaries engaged in various vocational training including fashion designing, bakery, hairdressing and several others which lasted three months. Speaking in Otukpo to mark the close out ceremony of the programme across the state, the Programme Manager of ESLF, Mr. Tine Agernor said the skills acquisition...
Foundation Tours Lagos Needy Homes, Donates Items, Offers Scholarships
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Foundation Tours Lagos Needy Homes, Donates Items, Offers Scholarships

For more than two weeks now, a renowned philanthropist, Dr. Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye through her Foundation, The Dr. O. Yomi-Sholoye Foundation, has been making the rounds to several less-privilege. Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye Homes, Orphanages and Special Needs schools, bearing gifts and making donations running into several millions of Naira. You might be wondering if it is her birthday as she was asked in one of the homes she visited. No, it isn’t her birthday, rather, the soft-spoken business mogul is driven by the passion to leave this world a far better place than she met it and also fulfilling a pact she made with God to give back to the society if she is so blessed. “The main motivation, first of all, is passion, I have a passion for the youth, for the well-being of the less ...
Edo N-Power, Google Train 3000 Beneficiaries On Digital Skills
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Edo N-Power, Google Train 3000 Beneficiaries On Digital Skills

…N-Agro scheme charges youth on agribusiness Over 3000 beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) have undergone digital skills training to broaden their skill set and equip them with expertise to exploit opportunities in Nigeria’s booming digital economy. Cross-section of applicants taking the aptitude test organised by the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA) for the 250 job openings in the traffic agency, on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Imaguero Hall, in Benin City. The applicants were polled from the EdoJobs portal. Speaking to journalists in Benin City, the Focal Person, Edo State Social Investment Programme, Miss. Osayuwamen Aladeshelu, disclosed that the training is in line with the objective of the programme to equip N-Power b...
Rice farmers Being Trained In Sokoto
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Rice farmers Being Trained In Sokoto

"A nation that cannot feed itself will always remain subservient to others" Malam Musa Gidan-Madi, being a coordinator of groups Farmer under training in Sokoto said ‘’I have no doubt that the training will go a long way in enhancing rice production in the state and I urge the beneficiaries to educate others in their respective areas,” he said. Also, Dr Sam Okunde, the Institute’s Head of Durable Crops Research Department, said the training focused on best cultivation practices, proper seed planting, inputs applications and proper harvest procedures. Okunade added that it also focused on best storage methods, chain processing, making variety of items from rice for subsistence consumption as well as commercial purposes. Some of the participants, Malam Musa Garba and Sharhabilu Shehu, ...
ODSG Shares Relief Materials To Community
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ODSG Shares Relief Materials To Community

The Ondo State Government, through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has distributed relief materials to the people of Ayetoro in Ilaje Local Government Area, recently affected by sea incursion. Newsmen report that the people were affected by sea that swept some parts of the community under the Atlantic Ocean around June. The Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, led the state delegation on assessment tour to Ayetoro earlier in July when the incident occurred. During the distribution on Sunday in Ayetoro, Ajayi said the gesture was to cushion the effects of ugly incident that happened to the residents. Ajayi, represented by Mr Bisi Ilawole, Commissioner in Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC), hailed the people of the area for the relative peac...
AOS Orwell, NCDMB, Others To Train Indigenous Engineers
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AOS Orwell, NCDMB, Others To Train Indigenous Engineers

AOS Orwell, an indigenous company, has partnered with the Nigerian Content and Development Monitoring board (NCDMB), Lagos Energy Academy (LEA), and Siemens to train engineers across the country in Lagos. Nigerian Engineers The training is targeted at young Nigerians engineers seeking professional development in the oil, gas and related sectors. Commenting on the initiative, the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote noted that it will culminate in training and capacity building of local engineers. He said, “I am happy that in the course of this training, our partners would include soft skills; personal and professional effectiveness which are very important in delivering value. International certification is the main thrust of the training and we are glad it is certified b...
As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS
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As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS

PEOPLE react to change in different ways especially when introduced by a personality who is convinced about the direction he is headed to. Some oppose change out of fear of the unknown while others who are used to the status quo do so out of worry about losing some benefits they are used to. Also, others respond to that development out of apprehension about the disposition of the change agent especially if he is one who is convinced that what is going on if allowed to continue may not augur well for the establishment. These reactions can and do lead to a chain of activities that can only slow the process of change but not stop it. Yusuf Usman This situation may apply to Professor Usman Yusuf who was, on July 2016, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Executive Secretar...
Dokubo Creating New Entrepreneurs Through Amnesty Programme; Restoring Peace in N’delta
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Dokubo Creating New Entrepreneurs Through Amnesty Programme; Restoring Peace in N’delta

In line with President Mohammadu Buhari renewed drive to transform the Niger Delta and restore enduring peace, the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has presented amnesty entrepreneurs starter packs to 150 Trained Ex-Militant Youths in Bayelsa State, assuring that the Amnesty programme will be reviewed to refocus on its mandate and programmes in order to produce the desired results. “As his core mandate the Amnesty boss was in Bayelsa yesterday  to flag off the start off pack to empower the youth to regain their self-worth, and to contribute to the economy of the nation, Prof. Dokubo, while presenting Amnesty Started Pack, made up of power generating set, deep Freezer and plastic tanks among others, in Olubiri community of the Opokuma clan in Ko...
N-Power: 7,480 Beneficiaries To Receive Deployment Letters On Monday
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N-Power: 7,480 Beneficiaries To Receive Deployment Letters On Monday

About 7,480 Bauchi State 2017 N-Power beneficiaries, will be deployed to their various sectors on Monday, July 30. This was confirmed in a statement by the media unit of Bauchi State Social Investment Programmes Office (BSSIPO) on Sunday. It disclosed that Governor Mohammed Abubakar has approved the deployment of the beneficiaries selected by the National Social Investment Office (NSIO). “5,014 beneficiaries have been deployed to primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions as tutors. “1,660 others as agricultural extension workers, while 806 volunteers are deployed to healthcare facilities to serve as health promoters. “Meanwhile selected beneficiaries are requested to collect their posting letters, Monday, 30th July 2018 at the secretariats of t...
Gov. Obaseki gets confidence vote from APC youths
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Gov. Obaseki gets confidence vote from APC youths

The Youth Wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo has passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Godwin Obaseki, for involving youths in his policy initiative and programmes. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki laying block for Baba Rabi Foundation Centre, at Uzairue, Etsako West, Edo State, at the weekend APC Edo Youth Leader, Comrade Valentine Asuen made this known while speaking with newsmen in Benin on Wednesday. Asuen was reacting to allegation by Mr Tony Adun the Edo South APC Youth Leader that Obaseki had no plans for the youth in the state. “We hereby dissociate ourselves from the statement credited to Adun. “Obaseki made it clear that one of his major goals was to create nothing less than 200,000 jobs for people and residents in the state and from available re...
$322m Abacha Loot: VP Osinbajo Reveals How Beneficiaries Would Be Selected
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$322m Abacha Loot: VP Osinbajo Reveals How Beneficiaries Would Be Selected

How the beneficiaries of the $322million recovered late head of state, Gen. Sanni Abacha loot, would be paid, has been revealed by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has finally cleared the air on how the beneficiaries of the direct cash transfer from the $322m recovered Abacha loot would be paid. The money is part of the loot stashed in Switzerland by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha The Vice President made the clarification on Wednesday at the launching of the Monitoring of Recovered Assets through Transparency and Accountability Project. The launching was part of the ‘Roundtable of the African Union Champion on Anti-Corruption’ to commemorate 1st African Day of Anti-Corruption. The event was co-organised by the Presidential A...

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