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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
Mary Beth Leonard: Reflections on 61 years of US-Nigerian engagement
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Mary Beth Leonard: Reflections on 61 years of US-Nigerian engagement

As Nigeria celebrates its national day, we celebrate our enduring bilateral partnership with the continent’s regional, political, and economic powerhouse. We appreciate Nigeria’s leadership in the region, standing up for the integrity of democratic nations in West Africa. Nigeria was among the first to condemn the recent coup in Guinea, regularly recognizes the need for presidential term limits, and supports its best and brightest to serve in the highest ranks of international organizations – most recently demonstrated by Chikwe Ihekweazu’s recent appointment to Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us all that global challenges require global solutions. Our mission team partnered with Nigeria to tackle COVID-19 to save lives, promote ...
Chelsea’s Havertz donates €200,000 to German Red Cross to support flood victims & will wear special boots vs Arsenal
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Chelsea’s Havertz donates €200,000 to German Red Cross to support flood victims & will wear special boots vs Arsenal

Thousands in the star's native Rhineland region were affected by the natural disaster and life is still far from returning to normal for many Chelsea star Kai Havertz has donated €200,000 to the Red Cross in order to aid victims of widespread flooding in Germany in recent weeks. The 22-year-old has been shocked by the images coming back from the country, with the player's own Rhineland region especially hard hit over the course of July. As well as the cash donation, he is also pursuing other fund-raising initiatives as the disaster continues to affect families weeks after the event.
Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
Lagos Detects Lies In Amputee Hawker, Mary Daniel’s Claims, Seizes N25m Donation
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Lagos Detects Lies In Amputee Hawker, Mary Daniel’s Claims, Seizes N25m Donation

Claims by Mary Daniel, the Oshodi amputee hawker that she lost a leg in an accident that killed all passengers, including her parents when she was a teenager, have been discovered as false, The Nation learnt on Wednesday evening. Daniel became a sensation weeks ago after pictures of her selling water at Oshodi emerged on social media and attracted sympathy from Nigerians across the world. Daniel, in an interview, claimed she was an orphan with a baby and an aged grandmother to fend for. She narrated how life dealt her several blows and she had to drop out of school and hit the streets to make ends meet. Following her harrowing tales, Nigerians started donating money through her bank account made public with about N25m raised. This prompted the state government to immedia...
Virginia police officer fired after anonymous donation to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund
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Virginia police officer fired after anonymous donation to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund

A high-ranking Norfolk, Virginia police officer who donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse has been fired from the police department. Kyle Rittenhouse is the man charged with the murder of two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August. According to the Guardian newspaper on Friday, Lieutenant William Kelly, who served as the executive officer of NPD’s internal affairs division, made an anonymous $25 donation to Rittenhouse’s defense in September. However, Kelly used an official email address linked to himself, the Guardian reported. The revelation came after a data breach of the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, which showed official email addresses belonging to many police officers and public officials. The information was shared with the...
British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation
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British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation

British charity said it kept a £10,000 donation from Meghan Markle a secret because they feared her donation could damage the charity's reputation. In August last year, Meghan Markle, 39, gifted funds from The Royal Foundation to Nottingham charity Himmah - a community project tackling poverty, racism and social exclusion. Director Sajid Mohammad told the BBC a decision was made not to speak publicly about the donation because it was feared it could damage Himmah's reputation. However after Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan's bombshell tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, in which they made accusations of racism within the Royal Family, the charity felt they "needed to show solidarity" with the duchess. He admitted: "The reason we didn't go public is the trustees took a view that she wa...
N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics
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N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics

The donation of N50m to victims of Katsina Central Market fire by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has been raising dust on social media with many Nigerians criticising the former Lagos State governor while his supporters have also taken to his defence. Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had censured Tinubu for donating the huge amount to victims of the Katsina market fire while allegedly ignoring affected traders at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State; and other markets razed recently in Lagos and the South-West. The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market. Goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt an...
Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire
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Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu have announced a donation of the sum of N50million to victims of the Katsina Central Market Fire. He also paid a visit to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir. Tinubu made the announcement on Wednesday during a condolence visit to the Katsina State government. He was received by the State Governor, Aminu Masari, and other top Government officials in the State. The Katsina Central Market fire on Monday destroyed goods and properties valued at millions of naira. Eyewitnesses attributed the fire to the explosion from gas cylinders sold in one of the shops.
President Biden to announce $4 billion donation to poor countries for covid-19 vaccines
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President Biden to announce $4 billion donation to poor countries for covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Friday that the United States will make first contribution of  $2 billion to a U.N.-backed program seeking to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses to people in the poorest countries in the world, according to senior Biden administration officials.   ABC News reported that Congress had already allocated the money in December for the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide to Gavi, an international vaccine distribution alliance. The congress provided a total of $4 billion and officials said that the U.S. would give the rest to Gavi over the course of this year and 2022.   President Biden intends to announce during a virtual meeting of the Group of Seven leaders.   To date, 10 countries have administ...
Uproar In Rivers Over Wike’s ₦500 Million Donation To Sokoto
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Uproar In Rivers Over Wike’s ₦500 Million Donation To Sokoto

Mixed reactions have greeted the N500 million donation by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to Sokoto State. Wike donated the sum last week to assist the Governor Aminu Tambuwal government to rebuild a section of the burnt Sokoto Central Market. While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some aides of the governor defended the gesture, an All Progressives Congress (APC) former spokesman in Rivers State, Chris Finebone, and an ex-agitator, Sobomoba Jackrich, described it as “selfish and politically-motivated.” Jackrich, who is the Convener, Network for Defence of Democracy and Good Governance (NDDGG), said his group was worried about the way Wike spends the state’s resources. He explained that while NDDGG sympathised with the fire victims, it was against the governor’s dec...
60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
Kensignton Adebutu Donates Ambulances To Southwest States
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Kensignton Adebutu Donates Ambulances To Southwest States

The chairman of Premier Lotto, Sir Kensington Adebutu, has donated four ambulances to the government of Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states. Adebutu made the donation on Saturday through the Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF), at an event held at the headquarters of the Foundation in Surulere, Lagos. Making the donation on behalf of the donor and KAAF, member of the Foundation’s board of trustees, Chief Kola Oyefeso, said the donation of the four ambulances was a continued gesture of Sir Adebutu to help fight COVID-19 in the South West. Oyefeso said with the donation, the beneficiary states would have additional medical equipment to deal with the pandemic in their respective states.
COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’
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COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’

• China Chamber of Commerce In Nigeria Willing, Ready To Look Into Any Malpractice By Members • Sino-Nigeria Partnership Mutually Beneficial – Cui • It’s Our Responsibility to Give Back To A ‘Great Host’ – Jun “A good and capable guest can come to the aid of its host in time of needs,” so says an African proverb.  It is perhaps in the light of this that Chinese businesses in Nigeria have been pulling their widow’s mite together to join forces with Nigeria, a country that has become their second home to wage war against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since the lethal virus, which is ravaging the world arrived in the country’s shores on February 27, 2020, governments at various levels have been mobilising resources to fight the scourge. These governments are not waging th...
Man Utd legend Neville makes donation to non-league Brighouse Town
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Man Utd legend Neville makes donation to non-league Brighouse Town

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has made a significant donation to Northern Premier League side Brighouse Town. Neville made the donation to the West Yorkshire club because their home ground was where he watched his last live match with his father Neville before he passed away in August 2015. Like most non-league clubs, Brighouse are struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic after the 2019/20 was made null and void. Neville said: "Brighouse Town holds a special place in my heart even though the result did not go in our favour with Salford City suffering a 3-1 defeat on the day." Brighouse Town chairman James Howard said: "We all at Brighouse Town FC are incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the donation made by Gary Neville and others. "This type of genero...
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Pledge More Than $112K To COVID-19 Relief In UK
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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Pledge More Than $112K To COVID-19 Relief In UK

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made their first big, public donation during the coronavirus pandemic. Town & Country reports that the couple is donating £90,000 (or more than $112,000) to Feeding Britain, which helps provide food to families living in poverty in the UK. The funds are excess profits from the BBC broadcast of their royal wedding in May 2018. There's a personal tie to the charity: The Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided over Meghan and Harry's wedding, is the president of Feeding Britain. Per T&C, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to him in a phone call around the time UK schools were closing to tell him that they wanted the money to be donated to Feeding Britain. Meghan and Harry's spokesperson confirmed the donation, saying that the two were thrilled th...
Reps Receive March Salary, Defer COVID-19 Donation
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Reps Receive March Salary, Defer COVID-19 Donation

Members of the House of Representatives have shifted the donation of their two months salaries to April and May this year. This was sequel to the payment of their March salaries against their earlier pledge. The members started receiving their salaries on Tuesday, Daily Trust gathered. It could be recalled that Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had in a video message announced the donation of the two months salaries to aid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation, he had said, will start from the March. Many members, however, received their payments without the deduction despite their promise to donate two months’ salaries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A member of the House who was paid his March salary disclosed to our reporter that many of his colleagues have equal...
​West Ham midfielder Soucek makes donation in Czech Republic
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​West Ham midfielder Soucek makes donation in Czech Republic

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek has donated to a charity in the Czech Republic amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 25-year-old, who came from Slavia Prague in the country in January, is the most renowned Czech player currently in the game. And it appears that he has joined with other Czech celebrities, such as former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, in donating to Wave for Hope. The charity is attempting to raise funds so they can buy medical equipment for nurses, doctors and other frontline staff as they battle the surge of COVID-19 patients. Soucek, who is on loan at the Hammers, is not their only player to make a charitable donation recently. Mark Noble also donated to his local borough Basildon
Watford striker Welbeck makes donation to mother’s hometown in Ghana
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Watford striker Welbeck makes donation to mother’s hometown in Ghana

Watford striker Danny Welbeck has made a donation to his mother's hometown in Ghana. The Daily Mail reports Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the coronavirus. The Watford striker, who is of Ghanian descent, has paid for food and sanitary relief for the residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti. Welbeck has also paid for new hand sanitisers PPE equipment for the local hospital. Presenting the items on behalf of footballer, his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom said, "Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times. "Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the ver...
Stop Asking Me About The Album, Unlike Your President, I Am Trying To Save The World – Rihanna Shades Donald Trump
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Stop Asking Me About The Album, Unlike Your President, I Am Trying To Save The World – Rihanna Shades Donald Trump

Popular international songster Rihanna hosted a “Fenty Social Club” Instagram Live on Friday night where she stated that she was trying to save the world as she told fans to stop asking her for an album. Rihanna while responding to the call for a new album threw a shade at the president of the United states, Donald Trump. She said, “stop asking me about the album when I’m trying to save the world, unlike y’all president. All I’m saying”. Watch video   View this post on Instagram   Y’all better not ask for the Album??? @badgalriri and @fenty LIVE NOW!! #rihanna #rihannalive #badgalriri #fenty #iglive A post shared by Halee (@evrihday) on Apr 10, 2020 at 5:02pm PDT About saving the world, reca...
Billionaire Businessman, Mike Adenuga, Fulfills His N1bn Donation To COVID-19 Relief Fund
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Billionaire Businessman, Mike Adenuga, Fulfills His N1bn Donation To COVID-19 Relief Fund

Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, has fulfilled his N1 billion donation to the COVID-19 relief fund put together by wealthy Nigerians and corporate organization. An acknowledgement letter published shows that the billionaire businessman fulfilled his pledge on April 3rd. 37 private citizens as well as corporate organizations have so far donated over 15 billion to the account which is being managed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, fulfills his N1bn donation to COVID-19 relief fund
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Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, fulfills his N1bn donation to COVID-19 relief fund

Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, has fulfilled his N1 billion donation to the COVID-19 relief fund put together by wealthy Nigerians and corporate organization.   An acknowledgement letter published shows that the billionaire businessman fulfilled his pledge on April 3rd.     37 private citizens as well as corporate organizations have so far donated over 15 billion to the account which is being managed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
‘Let’s Make Sure The Government Puts These Funds To Good Use’ – Davido Reacts To The N19 Billion Donation Made To Combat Coronavirus In Nigeria
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‘Let’s Make Sure The Government Puts These Funds To Good Use’ – Davido Reacts To The N19 Billion Donation Made To Combat Coronavirus In Nigeria

  Davido has reacted to the donations that have been made to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria, saying the government must put the funds to good use. On Friday, contributions to the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to raise funds to combat Coronavirus hit N19.488 billion up from the N15.325 billion earlier collected. A breakdown of the contributions showed that the Central Bank of Nigeria and Aliko Dangote donated N2billion each, while Abdul Samad Rabiu (Bua Sugar Refinery); Segun Agbaje (GTB); Tony Elumelu (UBA); Oba Otudeko (First Bank); Jim Ovia (Zenith Bank); Herbert Wigwe (Access Bank) and Femi Otedola of Amperion Power Distribution donated N1 Billion each to the relief fund. Other donors include Pacific...
Dog Company Asks For £1million Donation To Help Train Dogs To ‘Smell Coronavirus’
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Dog Company Asks For £1million Donation To Help Train Dogs To ‘Smell Coronavirus’

A dog training company, Medical Detection Dogs, which does pioneering work in cancer research and diabetes detection has opened a fundraising page to ask for £1million so it can train dogs to learn the smell of Covid-19, thereby reducing the number of people who have to use test kits. According to Medical Detection, Dogs could learn the smell of coronavirus within six weeks to provide a rapid, non-invasive diagnosis and save Health Ministries from spending a lot in buying and producing test kits. The charity said in a statement: ‘Dogs are one of the world’s greatest biosensors, capable of detecting odours associated with drugs, explosives and food and are now being used in practice for public health. ‘In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, there is a chance that we could us...
Coronavirus: Vera Akpan, 8-Year-Old Writes Buhari, Donates N2,350
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Coronavirus: Vera Akpan, 8-Year-Old Writes Buhari, Donates N2,350

As donations in billions come from Nigerians to battle the spread of coronavirus, an eight-year-old compatriot has donated all she has in her piggy bank. Vera Akpan, a girl from Delta state wrote President Buhari Muhammadu a letter, requesting for how to donate her saving of N2,350 to the country. She said the country’s need for the money is vital to fight the pandemic, hence the reason for her donation. She explained in her letter that “I’m not from a rich home but God kept us going. I have a savings box, where I presently have N2350 I wanted to donate to an orphanage home in Warri, Delta state. But, the need of the country is vital to me. The money is very little, but please accept it from me as a child.” Vera is a pupil who is sad that the lockdown has interrupted her academic...
Singer, 2baba’s N10 Million Donation Grabs Buhari’s Attention
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Singer, 2baba’s N10 Million Donation Grabs Buhari’s Attention

Veteran musician, Innoncent Idibia has drawn the attention of President Buhari with his generous donation of N10 million naira to government to help combat the highly infectious COVID 19 virus. President Buhari singled out the singer for commendation in the entertainment industry. The unprecedented donation makes the singer the current biggest donor from the creative industry in the fight to contain the infectious COVID !9. As of Monday, Nigeria announced its 131 case which according to experts signifies a tipping point as fear heightens of a community transmission among Nigerians following the closure of both land and air border into the country. Few days ago, 2baba announced donation of the some of N10 million in collaboration with alcohol brand, Trophy Extra Special Stout t...
UBA donates N5bn to fight COVID-19 across Africa
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UBA donates N5bn to fight COVID-19 across Africa

UNITED Bank for Africa Plc, UBA, weekend, announced a donation of over N5 billion, through the UBA Foundation, to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic in 20 African countries where it operates. The bank said in a statement that the donation will provide much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities and financial support to governments. Under the UBA support programme, N1 billion will be allocated to Lagos State government; N500 million to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT; and N1 billion to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria. Also N1.5 billion will be disbursed to countries with UBA presence across Africa, N1 billion allocated for medical centres with equipment and supplies, as well as development of Free Tele...
“We don’t have Rihanna money” to assist in fighting against COVID-19 – Casper Nyovest
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“We don’t have Rihanna money” to assist in fighting against COVID-19 – Casper Nyovest

South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest has shared his thoughts about the lockdown order effected by the South African government following increased cases of coronavirus in the country. Reacting to a tweet on Rihanna’s $5m donation to assist in coronavirus relief, the South African rapper stated that they don’t have “Rihanna money” and might go hungry if the lockdown order goes on for more than 3 months. Furthermore, Cassper Nyovest added that they really want to help in the fight against coronavirus, but don’t have any money to give. Taking to Twitter, Nyovest wrote in part: “We don’t have Rihanna money. Truth is, we don’t even know what we gone eat if the lockdown goes down for more than 3 months…”
Emre Can excited as Dortmund to resume training in groups of two
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Emre Can excited as Dortmund to resume training in groups of two

It remains unclear when the football campaign will return but the German giants will get back to work on Monday Borussia Dortmund will return to training on Monday but will be restricted to groups of two as they look to navigate restrictions in place as a result of the coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought football across the world to a halt and forced football’s governing bodies to delay Euro 2020 and this year’s Copa America by 12 months. While there is no news on when the leagues will return to action, Dortmund are working to keep their players fit and are taking measures to limit the risk of infecting players and staff. Midfielder Emre Can is looking forward to getting back to work, even if he will not be with all of his team-mates. “It’s important that we go ...
Coronavirus: Rihanna donates personal protective equipment to New York City
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Coronavirus: Rihanna donates personal protective equipment to New York City

Rihanna, Popular American singer, donated Personal Protective Equipment to the city of New York amidst Coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, the donation came after she donated $5 million through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo in a recent tweet announced Rihanna’s latest donation. His tweet Reads: “I want to thank @rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State. We’re so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up.”
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu donates N50m to help in fighting COVID-19 across Southeast
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IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu donates N50m to help in fighting COVID-19 across Southeast

Leade of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has donated N50m to help in fighting Coronavirus across Southeast Nigeria. He made the announcement in a live broadcast via Radio Biafra, on Friday. He stressed that the sum came from IPOB coffers. Furthermore, he said part of the donation will used to equip hospitals in the South East region. He said: We never knew that the virus is coming, we have commitments all over the world, committing initial N50 million to make sure we educate and prepare our people for what is to come. Though budget N300m for the fight against Coronavirus. “We will establish one hospital in every state of Biafra including Edo State. We are going to open food store for the people. If you are to confine the people at home, you must make su...
Nigeria’s Coronavirus Testing Up By 32% After Jack Ma’s Donations
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Nigeria’s Coronavirus Testing Up By 32% After Jack Ma’s Donations

Nigeria reports that receipt of donation of medical supplies from Chinese businessman and CEO of Ali Baba; Jack Ma, had shot its testing capacity up by 32%. Africa’s most populous nation had carried out a paltry 262 tests for the virus as at March 25, local media portal The Cable reported citing available data they had seen. The sum is insignificant compared to South Africa which had carried out over 20,000 tests with a tally of over 1000 cases. As at March 26, Nigeria had 65 confirmed cases with majority in the commercial capital, Lagos. The portal today reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a spike in testing after the donation which arrived in the country on March 24. The donation included 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks, and 1,000 medical u...
COVID-19: Jack Ma’s Donation Moved From Lagos To Abuja By The Air Force
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COVID-19: Jack Ma’s Donation Moved From Lagos To Abuja By The Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, 24 March 2020, airlifted medical materials donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, China, for tackling the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja in fulfilment of the NAF's roles of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA). The donated medical materials, which consist of 107 boxes of medical supplies and equipment, comprising surgical masks, medical disposable protective clothing, face shields and detection kits, weighing about 3,000 pounds, were airlifted in a single mission using the NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft (NAF 913) and handed over by the NAF Aircrew to a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health led by the Per...
Instagram steps up effort to curb COVID-19 disinformation
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Instagram steps up effort to curb COVID-19 disinformation

Instagram said Tuesday it was ramping up efforts to promote reliable content about the coronavirus pandemic and stop the spread of misinformation on the image-centric social network. The move by the Facebook-owned service with more than one billion users worldwide comes amid a scramble by social networks to deliver verified information and stamp out hoaxes. “People who search for information related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 on Instagram will start to see an educational message connecting them to resources from the World Health Organization and local health ministries,” Instagram said in a blog post. “We are working quickly to make this available globally over the coming weeks.” Instagram said it would also add “stickers” that signify verified coronavirus information and w...
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate 1 Million Dollars to food banks amid Coronavirus
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate 1 Million Dollars to food banks amid Coronavirus

Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively have donated $1 Million to food banks amid Coronavirus crisis.   The Deadpool star, 43, and the Gossip Girl actress, 32, made the announcement via Instagram. Reynolds said their donation will go to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, two organizations aiding those most at risk from the coronavirus pandemic.   He wrote on IG: "Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families. Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. If you can give, these orgs need our help."   "Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection."   He then concluded with a nod to his playful feud with f...
Comedian with Dwarfism Raises Almost $200,000 to Send Bullied 9-year-old With Dwarfism to Disneyland
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Comedian with Dwarfism Raises Almost $200,000 to Send Bullied 9-year-old With Dwarfism to Disneyland

American stand-up comedian and actor, Brad Williams has raised almost $200,000 to send the nine-year-old boy who was bullied over his dwarfism, to Disneyland. The 36-year-old set up a GoFundMe page for Quaden Bayles on Thursday after the boy's mother shared an emotional video of him crying and saying he wanted to die after being bullied at school. Mr. Williams, who also has dwarfism, wrote: 'I'm setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated, and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy. 'I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland. 'This isn't just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren't good enough. 'Let's show Quaden and ...
Femi Otedola Emerges Philanthropist of the Year in the 8th African Person of the Year Magazine Poll
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Femi Otedola Emerges Philanthropist of the Year in the 8th African Person of the Year Magazine Poll

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has emerged winner of the 2019 African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year award for Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society. Otedola made history in December 2019 when he donated N5 billion to charity, the highest donation made by an individual in Nigeria. The Publisher of the Magazine Mr. Ken Giami, who unveiled the list of winners at the UK Head Office of the group, said the winners shall be decorated and presented with their awards on February 28th in Johannesburg, South Africa, at an event that will attract a wide spectrum of African policy, diplomatic and business leaders. The award, which is largely via voting, had over 300, 000 entries in the keenly contested polls for the 7 different categories. The final winner...
China’s Richest Man Jack Ma Donates £11m to Help Tackle Coronavirus
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China’s Richest Man Jack Ma Donates £11m to Help Tackle Coronavirus

China's richest man, Jack Ma, has donated 100 million yuan (£11 million) to help towards defeating the coronavirus disease, that has rampaged much of China, with close to 170 people already dead and over 7700 already infected. Jack Ma, who is worth £32.9 billion, owns E-commerce giants, AliBaba, and has donated the money to scientists across the world who are working towards creating a vaccine for the coronavirus while £4.4 million of the money will go to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. Jack Ma announced the donation on Thursday on social media platform, Weibo, stating: ‘The Jack Ma Foundation will exhaust our abilities to provide more help to the development and growth of medical science.’ Ma's foundation said it had it has donated 1...
Photo of Church Accountant Sent to Jail for Stealing N15.5m Tithes and Offerings
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Photo of Church Accountant Sent to Jail for Stealing N15.5m Tithes and Offerings

Here is a photo of the accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, Ibrahim Aku, who was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment earlier today for defrauding the church of N15.5 million (money gotten from offerings, donations and tithes) between 2016 and 2018. He was arraigned before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court and he pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and obtaining money by false pretense
Chris Hemsworth donates $1 million to fight against Australian bushfire crisis
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Chris Hemsworth donates $1 million to fight against Australian bushfire crisis

Chris Hemsworth has made a huge donation to fight the ongoing Australian bushfire crisis. The Australian actor and Thor star, 36, has given a huge $1 million in aid of bushfire recovery as the disaster in his home country continues. He announced his donation in a post on Instagram, having followed the likes of singer Pink who gave $500,000 to help fight the effects of the horrific fires. Hemsworth writes in the social media post: "Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully, you guys can chip in too." He added: "In my bio, I’ve added links to support the firefighters, organizations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and cha...
Tonto Dikeh Reacts To 5bn Donation To Dj Cuppy Foundation In A Funny Way
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Tonto Dikeh Reacts To 5bn Donation To Dj Cuppy Foundation In A Funny Way

Controversial Actress, Tonto Dike who is also the founder of the Tonto Dike Foundation has reacts to 5billion donation to cuppy foundation in a funny way, praizenews report. The Actress took to her social media account to express her amazement over the N5bn donation Otedola made to his daughter's project for the Save The Children Foundation. She then asked where her father was when the likes of Dangote were making money. Tonto Dikeh can be funny a times.she makes jokes out of everything. She later apologized to her dad for hurting him with her words. Lol
What Otedola Could Have Done With N5 Billion Donation To Cuppy Foundation
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What Otedola Could Have Done With N5 Billion Donation To Cuppy Foundation

A few days after his 57th birthday, Femi Otedola, Nigerian multibillionaire and businessman, made history by donating N5 billion for the care of children facing extreme challenges as a result of Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. According to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, this is the largest donation to charity by a single individual in the nation’s history. The donation was made to Save the Children, the 100-year United Kingdom-based charity, to support its intervention in about 16 states of the federation where the Charity organisation operates in Nigeria, reaching over 23 million children across the country. Without running a foundation, Otedola is making a strong statement as one of the country’s biggest donors to worthy causes. His second-biggest donation is his commi...
Reno Omokri Finally Locates Victim Of Onitsha Fire Outbreak, Makes Donation (Photos)
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Reno Omokri Finally Locates Victim Of Onitsha Fire Outbreak, Makes Donation (Photos)

Former Aide to ex Nigerian President, Reno Omokri, has located the victim of Onitsha fire outbreak. We had reported that the fire outbreak destroyed property worth billions of naira and some lives. According to Reno Omokri: To God be the glory, I have found him. His name is Uchechukwu Ukaepu. We video called to confirm he is the one. I thank Osita Chidoka, who just made a donation to add to mine. I urge Nigerians to assist him directly
Former Tottenham midfielder Abidemi Andero donates food to Nigeria women’s teams
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Former Tottenham midfielder Abidemi Andero donates food to Nigeria women’s teams

A gesture by the former midfielder was made to the players at Nigeria's top-flight clubs with welfare problems Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Abidemi Andero has donated items of food to Nigeria Women's Premier League (NWPL) teams. Andero, who also featured for English sides Crystal Palace and Fulham, made the donation through the Save Women Football Foundation (Swoff). The former midfielder, who also starred for defunct Flying Babes and Awori United, said she could not bear the thought of seeing the poor welfare of women's footballers in Nigeria.
South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation
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South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation

South Africa's watchdog has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of misleading parliament and potential money laundering over a campaign donation.   Ramaphosa has previously denied any wrongdoing and his supporters say the allegations made by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are politically motivated. The scandal is seen as part of a larger power struggle within the governing party.   Last year, Ramaphosa told parliament that he had not received election campaign donations from a controversial local company during his bid to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC). It later emerged that was not true and Ramphosa apologised saying he had been misinformed but South Africa's corruption watchdog has now said Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament and should be i...
Femi Otedola, Amaju Pinnick visit Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, London
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Femi Otedola, Amaju Pinnick visit Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, London

  Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola and NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick paid a visit former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, Circus Road, St John's Woods London where he's receiving treatment and recuperating. Christian Chuckwu arrived in London with his wife earlier this month for an appointment with a renowned cardiologist and upon his arrival in London, Chukwu was quoted as saying: “It is waist pain and stomach upset that I keep feeling. The doctors in Nigeria have treated the stomach upset and it remains the waist pain, but I am confident that I will come back to Nigeria having regained sound health,” His trip to the UK was bankrolled by billionaire mogul Femi Otedola with the donation of $50,000 to the ailing football legend.
President Buhari Donates $500,000 to Guineau Bissau for Elections
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President Buhari Donates $500,000 to Guineau Bissau for Elections

  President Buhari has approved the donation of $500,000 to the government of Guinea Bissau. According to a series of tweets on the verified Twitter handle of the Presidency @NGRPresident, President Buhari who is also the chairman of ECOWAS, made the donations in response to an urgent request for assistance by the government of Guinea Bissau towards the country’s election. President Buhari also donated 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, and two light trucks to the country.
Michelle Williams Paralyzed On Hearing her Male Co-star Was Paid $1.5 million
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Michelle Williams Paralyzed On Hearing her Male Co-star Was Paid $1.5 million

Michelle Williams has revealed how she felt when she found out that she was paid less than one percent of what her male co-star got for reshooting scenes for "All the Money in the World". The actress said she was "paralyzed in feelings of futility" when she first found out that co-star Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million whereas she was only paid $1,000. Both Williams and Wahlberg were asked to reshoot their scenes in Ridley Scott’s movie after Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual misconduct by multiple men, was replaced by Christopher Plummer. Williams said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019: In late 2017, the news broke that I’d been paid less than $1,000 compared to the $1.5 million that my male counterpart had received for the exact same amount of work. And guess what? No one cared. ...
UNILAG announces 2017, 2018 convocation ceremonies
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UNILAG announces 2017, 2018 convocation ceremonies

The University of Lagos says 271 students of the institution would be graduating with First Class degrees during its 2017/2018 Convocation ceremonies, scheduled for April 1 to April 5. The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who disclosed this at a pre-convocation news conference on Wednesday in Lagos, said that 56 of graduands to receive first class degrees were from the Faculty of Engineering. According to him, a total of 12,811 students would be receiving degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation ceremonies. He said of the total number of graduands, 7,406, representing 57.8 per cent, would bag first degrees or diploma, while 5,405 others representing 42.2 per cent would receive postgraduate degrees. Giving a breakdown of the cla...

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