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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is working on details of the gap that the Federal Government will be required to fill in the vaccination exercise. She also explains that the size of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the executive and legislative ar...
Kylie Jenner branded ‘cheap’ for asking fans to help fund make-up artist pal’s surgery
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Kylie Jenner branded ‘cheap’ for asking fans to help fund make-up artist pal’s surgery

Billionaire Kylie Jenner has been criticised for asking fans to chip in for her friend's life saving brain surgery - after donating just $5,000 of the $120,000 target. The make-up mogul mum-of-one, 23, was slammed for making a public plea for donations to ailing Samuel Rauda, 26. Rauda is a make-up artist who has previously worked with Kylie, her half-sister Khloe Kardashian and family friend Chrissy Teigen. But after a reported car accident last week, his family had no choice but to make a public plea to help pay for his treatment and for future expenses during his long recovery. Clearly wanting to help, Kylie posted a photo of Samuel along with a link to the Rauda family's Go Fund Me page, writing: "May God watch over you and protect you @makeupbysamuel everyone take a mo...
Feminist Coalition Stops Accepting EndSARS Donations
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Feminist Coalition Stops Accepting EndSARS Donations

The Feminist Coalition condemns every form of violence and believes that no Nigerian life is worth losing to senseless violence. We are young Nigerians with hopes, dreams and aspirations for our country. This means we need to stay alive to pursue our dreams to build the future. The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality. The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes. We are merchants of hope. Our priority...
Conjoined twins discharged from hospital after successful separation
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Conjoined twins discharged from hospital after successful separation

A pair of formerly conjoined twins were discharged from HCMC Children's Hospital in Vietnam on Wednesday morning, 7 October, 85 days after their separation.   16 months old Hoang Truc Nhi and Hoang Dieu Nhi were decked in matching pink alongside their parents during the farewell ceremony held in the hospital.     Truc Nhi and Dieu Nhi’s recovery was "near perfect," said Truong Quang Dinh, hospital director. Their digestive and urinal functions are normal and stable, with the girls developing just like any other child their age, both physically and mentally.   However, they would require further surgery until age 18 for their bodies to fully develop, he said.   Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the HCMC Department of Health, said their sepa...
Buhari’s Praise Singer, Dauda Kahutu Receives N57M Donations To Release New Song For Him
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Buhari’s Praise Singer, Dauda Kahutu Receives N57M Donations To Release New Song For Him

President Muhammadu Buhari’s praise singer, Dauda Kahutu popularly known as Rarara, has received not less than N57m to release a new song in favour of the President. Kahutu got the funds less than 48 hours after asking for money to release a song in favour of the President. The singer, who was in 2019 appointed as National Director of Music for the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee, on Friday in a video on social media solicited funds, asking each person to donate N1,000 before he releases the song. He also said financing the new song will show that there was no suffering and that Buhari’s government was doing well. In the video, the praise singer said, “I will sing a new song in praise of Buhari until Northerners paid for it.” He went on to read out an account numb...
Dauda Kahutu ‘Rarara’, Singer Who Sing Buhari’s Praise Seeks Donations For Next Album
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Dauda Kahutu ‘Rarara’, Singer Who Sing Buhari’s Praise Seeks Donations For Next Album

A singer, Dauda Kahutu, known for his numerous songs in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, is asking Nigerians to sponsor his next album (harp-song) with a token of N1000 each. Kahutu, on Friday, said the donations, if they come in as he expects, will show that Nigerians still love the president despite the numerous hardships facing the nation. In a two minutes video he posted on his social media pages and also shared by many on Twitter and Instagram, the singer, also known as Rarara, said he is asking for the donations “to prove to Nigerians that President Buhari’s supporters are solidly behind him”. “I want to make a new song for the president and what I want to do this time around is to ask every of his supporter to fund the new song project. I want every one of you to contr...
We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris
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We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09, representing 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020, leaving the balance of N5.9 billion.” The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, stated this in response to the Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2020, and sent to him by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE). In reply to Mr Idris dated September 4, 2020, and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare and CODE Chief Executive Hamzat Lawal, the organizations said: “We note among others that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion, and 36 states spent N7 billion t...
Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star
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Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star

The Monaco forward is seeking to support 150 black families during the coronavirus crisis Keita Balde has spoken out on the problem of racism in Spain, with the Senegal international suggesting that the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the plight of seasonal workers to him. The Monaco forward, who was born in Arbucies and brought up in Barcelona, has long been known for his charitable donations. Balde is sourcing accommodation and food for 150 black families, who have previously been turned away by hotels, with the 25-year-old explaining that this shows that racism remains endemic in Spain.
Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail
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Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond. Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records. His family members had set up a fundraising page for the ex-cop earlier this week, asking the public for donations for his 'defense fund' they set at $1 million. Lane's lawyer, Earl Gray, also confirmed he was released on Wednesday afternoon after posting bail. 'Now we can watch what happens next from outside,' Gray told the Tribune. 'We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.' Thomas Lane is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree ...
George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record
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George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record

George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record for the most donations in the sites history with over $13Million (N4.7Billion) from 500,000 donations across 125 countries. On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life. The day after Mr. Floyd’s death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode, and on Friday the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced murder and manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who can be seen most clearly in...
The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo
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The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo

The new relationship in town which a lot of people have not been paying attention to, is the enviable love Seyi Tinubu and the Chairman of NURTW, Mc Oluomo share. Those in the know have been wondering how their parts crossed and how they have come to love and respect each other and share a brotherly love worth of envy. Though to insiders, their friendship has become a thing of envy. Mc Olumo respects Seyi alot, and so does the son of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu. Just weeks ago, before Mc Oluomo lost his mother, the NURTW lord was at his 'domain' in Oshodi where he shared palliatives, and Seyi was a major part of it in heavy donations. The NURTW chairman also recently lost his mom who lived at his Ejigbo house during the pandemic and warned he won't be receiving visitors ...
“I Want You All To Help Me Fight” Mother Of Dancer Who Died Cries Out After Discovering There’s Someone Impersonating Her Online To Collect Donations (Video)
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“I Want You All To Help Me Fight” Mother Of Dancer Who Died Cries Out After Discovering There’s Someone Impersonating Her Online To Collect Donations (Video)

Professional dancer, Picture Kodak has been gone for less than a week but someone is already duping people online by impersonating the late dancer’s mother. Kodak’s mum has released a video online to express her displeasure after she discovered that there’s someone online pretending to be Kodak’s mum. The person has posted an account number online and has been collecting donations from unsuspecting Nigerians while impersonating the deceased’s mum. Kodak’s mum, Blessing Ike appeared in a video with one of her daughters named Shekina Glory Ike. In the video, she warned that she has not posted her account number online and begged people to stop encouraging the fraudster pretending to be her. “Please, I want you all to help me stand up and fight. As you can see, i cannot fight,” t...
Poor mother cooks stones to Trick her 8 Hungry Children into Hoping that they’ll Soon Eat
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Poor mother cooks stones to Trick her 8 Hungry Children into Hoping that they’ll Soon Eat

A widow who has 8 children with nothing to feed them, was forced to boil stones to trick her children into having hope that they'll soon eat. Peninah Bahti Kitsao, a widow who lives in Mombasa, Kenya, worked as a local laundrywoman before the lockdown. However, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, her customer base drastically dwindled and she could no longer raise enough money for feeding. On Tuesday, April 28, as she watched her children cry due to hunger, she was forced to boil stones to deceive them into thinking that food was on the way. She hoped that they would fall asleep while waiting for the food. However, the children did not sleep off and a neighbor who heard them crying went over to see what was going on. According to her neighbour, Prisca Nyakaragio Momanyi,...
Nollwood Actor, Mr. Olu Micheals Distributes Coronavirus Relief Materials to Vulnerable
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Nollwood Actor, Mr. Olu Micheals Distributes Coronavirus Relief Materials to Vulnerable

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown, a lot of billionaires, corporate bodies, groups and others in and outside the country have been sending donations to the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to support the masses who are obviously reciting the beautiful poems of hunger. Nollwood actor, Mr. Olu Michealls decided to move from one locality to another to feed some poor Nigerians in four different states including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti States with the money. From his philanthropic 's heart, Olu contracted farmers to supply him some food items like Yam, Rice , Beans , Red Oil , Groundnut Oil and others worth five million naira and he began to move from a metropolitan area in Lagos to another to distribute them. The very industriou...
Ailing Yoruba Actor, Ogun Majek, Asks the Mass for Help
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Ailing Yoruba Actor, Ogun Majek, Asks the Mass for Help

Nollywood actor, Gbolagade Akinpelu, popularly known as "Ogun Majek", has called out to the public for help as his health deteriorates. The appeal for financial assistance was contained in a message issued by one of the actor's sons, Akinpelu Akeem Abidemi. Abidemi said that the children of Gbolagade Akinpelu are using the medium to appeal to all indigenes of Ibadanland, Oyo State, and Nigerians as a whole to provide financial assistance for the treatment of their father who has been battling with an unknown sickness for some years. Abidemi said that they have spent and sold all resources at their disposal but all to no avail. He said they are asking for help from the public in order not to lose the ailing film actor. Abidemi enjoined people across religious beliefs to pray...
Foluke Daramola Receives Financial Support To Assist Ailing Nollywood Actor Ogunmajek
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Foluke Daramola Receives Financial Support To Assist Ailing Nollywood Actor Ogunmajek

veteran Nollywood actor, Alhaji Ogunmajek has reportedly received help. According to Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola Salako who sought support for him via her foundation, the ailing actor is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as she shares details of donors. She wrote: “PARA AFRICA FOUNDATION APPRECIATION ALERT! ”Alhaji Ogunmajek SOS health issues have been receiving the tremendous supports of humane and kind-hearted Nigerians from all walks of life, since our foundation came out to seek financial supports to help him come out of the life-threatening condition. ”On behalf of our foundation, TAMPAN, family members and our social fans around the world, we want to appreciate all those, who have swiftly responded in cash and kind to support Alhaji Ogunmajek...
COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG
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COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) is seeking a special fund from the Federal Government to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The chairman of the forum and governor of the Plateau, Simon Lalong made the call in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham on Monday in Jos, after members’ meeting via teleconferencing. Recall that the Northern Governors met to discuss issues of COVID-19 with special attention to its effects on the region. According to the statement, the chairman claims that some special funds were given to other States but no State in the region has received any special allocation in spite of their record of cases. The governor added that the fund would assist them in their frantic efforts to prevent any outbreak as well...
COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets
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COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Saturday night, announced that the state has recorded another positive case. The number of positive cases in Oyo now stands at 9, and 209 across Nigeria. The update was contained in a statement by the Acting Chairman of the Task Force, Prof Temitope Alonge. The statement explained that the latest case is a close contact of the second confirmed case who subsequently developed symptoms. He said the patient has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state, while activities at the Emergency Operations Centre, (EOC) are being reviewed to meet the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the index case in the state already discharged, the other seven cases remain stable,” Alonge said. He added that the diagnostic centre locat...
Covid-19: We Have Not Received A Kobo From Private Donations – Lai Mohammed
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Covid-19: We Have Not Received A Kobo From Private Donations – Lai Mohammed

The Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus (Covid-19), says it is yet to receive any money from the funds donated by the private sector towards the fight against covid-19 pandemic. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a member of the committee and the Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this on Friday when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum to give update on the activities of the task force in the fight against the pandemic. Mohammed expressed dismay over reported calls by some Non-Governmental Organisation seeking the probe of the task force over the deployment of monies gathered from the donations. “We have not received even one kobo; people want us probed for how we spent monies we have not even seen.” NAN reports that the opposition party, Peoples Democrati...
We Are Suspending Business In Abuja, Lagos – Commercial S3x Workers
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We Are Suspending Business In Abuja, Lagos – Commercial S3x Workers

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Sex Workers Association, Amaka Enemo, says s3x workers in the country have been forced to suspend activities, especially in Lagos and Abuja, due to the lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19. Enemo told The PUNCH on Tuesday that although sex workers offer “essential services” they would remain indoors because their services involve “substantial bodily contact”. She said the association had been able to sensitise its members to the dangers of COVID-19. She said, “There is sensitisation across the country, including within our network. Sex workers also offer essential services. However, there is no way sex workers can do their work without body contact. So, they are staying at home to watch what happens. “The government has announced a lockdown...
COVID-19: We are committed to protecting our members, others against Coronavirus
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COVID-19: We are committed to protecting our members, others against Coronavirus

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has sent a heart-warming message to all members of the party as well as Nigerians across all shores over the growing cases of Coronavirus pandemic rocking some states of the federation. In a statement made available to MYCELEBRITYANDI on Sunday, the National Chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye, called for togetherness of APGA faithful and Nigerian citizens in the fight against the virus, as he lamented that the impact of the COVID-19 disease has continued to grow day by day. The party appealed to critical stakeholders, including elected representatives in both the state and the National Assembly to support this initiative by making personal donations of sanitizers, masks and other needs on behalf of the party to their constituents to m...
Buhari Praises Dangote, Elumelu, Atiku, Banks and Other For Donations
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Buhari Praises Dangote, Elumelu, Atiku, Banks and Other For Donations

BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19: PRESIDENT BUHARI THUMBS UP ELUMELU, RABIU, DANGOTE, ATIKU, BANKS, OTHERS President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. The President commends members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, made of people like Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia of UBA, Access, GT, and Zenith Banks, respectively, for contributing N1 billion each, and being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do same. UBA has equally donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pledged N50 m...
We Are Still Looking Into Donations From Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign – EFCC
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We Are Still Looking Into Donations From Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign – EFCC

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Shehu Shuaibu, said on Tuesday that alleged donations towards the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan were still being probed. Shuaibu pointed out to Justice Rilwan Aikawa that some monetary inflows into the bank account of a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, which is being tried for money laundering in connection with Jonathan’s campaign funds. The firm is the fourth defendant in the N4.9bn fraud charges filed by the EFCC against a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Yusuf Danjuma. Fani-Kayode was the Director of Publicity of Jonathan’s presidential campaign organisation for the 2015 elections. He, alongsid...
Church’s accountant Sentenced to 18 Years Imprisonment for Stealing Tithe and Offering
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Church’s accountant Sentenced to 18 Years Imprisonment for Stealing Tithe and Offering

The accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, Ibrahim Aku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fraud. Aku defrauded the church of N15.5 million (money gotten from offerings, donations and tithes) between 2016 and 2018. The convict who pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and obtaining money by false pretense, was sentenced to 18 years in prison without an option of fine. The former Church accountant who was busted after presenting forged tellers as evidence of payment of money entrusted in his care, was ordered to pay back the money as restitution to the church by a Federal High Court judge who also directed the anti-graft agency to sell the proceeds of the crime recovered during its investigation and remit the money to the church.
MI Abaga Fans Create Gofundme Seeking Donations To Get Vector A Home
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MI Abaga Fans Create Gofundme Seeking Donations To Get Vector A Home

After M.I Abaga gets to reply Vector’s diss on his new joint ‘The Viper’. Following to the reply M.I claims that Vector don’t have a house. A fans have created a GoFundMe to help Vector get a house. "Our friend and brother Olanrewaju Ogunmefun AKA Vector the Viper is currently homeless and squatting with his girlfriend’s boys quarters. We must save him so our enemies would not laugh at his shame. Let us join hands together to raise rent money. Let those other bad belle “chairman” rappers, not laugh at us."
Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Budgets Millions For Staging Burial Ceremonies
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Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Budgets Millions For Staging Burial Ceremonies

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and his deputy, Simon Achuba, have allocated to themselves a total of N14million for staging burial ceremonies. This is contained in the 2019 Appropriation Act of the state, a copy of which was sighted by PREMIUM TIMES. It was however not clear whose burial the funds were allocated for as the subhead did not state further details. Under the provisions for the state’s Government House, N12million was earmarked for the governor for burial, while the deputy governor got N2million for the same purpose. An interesting provision was N15million budget for the “Hire of Private Houses.” Other curious planned expenditures include a provision of N50million for Financial Assistance, whereas different provisions had already been made for donations a...
Goodluck Jonathan Gets New Appointment
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Goodluck Jonathan Gets New Appointment

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson Friday appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as honorary Special Adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board, according to TheNation. Speaking at the formal launching of the trust fund in Yenagoa, Dickson appealed to Jonathan to use his influence to attract donations to the fund. He said: “Let me commend our leader, the former president for his educational strides during his time as the governor of this state, he laid the solid foundation for our educational system that is why I have the honour to appoint him as the honorary special adviser to oversee the collection of donations for the education trust fund.   ‘With this appointment, he will sit on the board of Bayelsa state education development trust fund, as a former teacher, ...
The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians
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The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians

The 2019 Bundesliga Legend Tour with football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has ended in Lagos. The 4 day experience started on April 25th with a media parley and had impactful activities including training session with Jay Jay Okocha and kids who love football at Little Tigers football academy in Lagos and the Nigeria Premiere League side MFM FC. The highlight of the tour was a Bundesliga Fan Fest; where fans came out to have fun all day with Jay Jay Okocha. There was a football tournament for kids 8-13 years, adult team tournament between the Legend team, StarTimes, German Embassy and the Media – The Legend Team won the tournament. All of these happened in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of food and drinks for guests and a live performance by Mr. Real. To wrap ...
Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK
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Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK

Nigerian multi-millionaire oilman Igho Sanomi has received a commendation from Cancer Research UK and the Bobby Moore Fund for his philanthropy towards bowel cancer research in the United Kingdom. At a recent Dining with the Stars Charity Event which held at One Whitehall Place in London, and which was graced by top British corporate executives, distinguished British MP’s and Sports personalities, Stephanie Moore MBE, co-founder of the Bobby Moore Fund, expressed her appreciation to the Nigerian business mogul for his company’s generous donations to the fund over the years. Since partnering as a sponsor of the Bobby Moore fund and Cancer Research UK six years ago, Taleveras DMCC, Sanomi’s Dubai-based oil trading company, has helped the organization raise more than $1.5 million. ...
New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges
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New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges

A never-before-seen video of Meghan Markle has emerged and it was taken before her relationship with Prince Harry became public. The Duchess of Sussex, who was an actress at the time, visited Delhi and Mumbai in 2017 to highlight the issues of gender equality and the problems of girls' access to education. Meghan teamed up with World Vision, a charity that works to change the lives of the world’s poorest children. On a visit to one school, speaking to the camera, Meghan said: “What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school." Meghan told how some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have “bathrooms available t...
Lagos State Government Takes Custody of Mother of Malnourished Twins in viral video
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Lagos State Government Takes Custody of Mother of Malnourished Twins in viral video

The Lagos State Government says it has taken into custody a mother and her malnourished twins who made news recently. Recall that sometime last week, the video of a mother with her malnourished twins living in an uncompleted building in the Egbeda area of Lagos state went viral with many people asking for account numbers to make donations. The state Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Agboola Dabiri, at a press conference this afternoon, said both the mother and the twins are now under the state government’s custody for proper care and attention. “The mother was a bit unstable mentally while the children were malnourished as at the time they were rescued, the state government is working drastically towards their recovery and stability back to the society” he said ...
Post-election: CAN wants warring factions to sheathe swords
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Post-election: CAN wants warring factions to sheathe swords

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba Chapter, on Saturday called on warring factions in the violence that broke out in Jalingo following the announcement of the governorship election results in the state to sheathe their swords. Dr Innocent Solomon, the CAN Chairman in the state, made the call after a tour of the affected areas in Jalingo and a sympathy visit to the victims at the Specialist Hospital and the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo. Solomon assured the people that CAN and the Muslim Council were working closely with the State government to restore peace in the state. “We condemn the violence that broke out at the declaration of the governorship  election results in the state, and in Jalingo in particular. “Crises have never done any good to anybody in an...
Emiliano Sala: Gary Lineker Donates £1,000 to Pilot’s Family
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Emiliano Sala: Gary Lineker Donates £1,000 to Pilot’s Family

Gary Lineker has donated £1,000 to the family of pilot David Ibbotson, who has yet to be located following the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala. Fifty-nine-year-old Ibbotson was flying the plane that carried the 28-year-old Cardiff striker from Nantes when the Piper Malibu crashed into the sea on 21 January. So far, the body of Sala has been found, but Ibbotson is still missing, presumed dead. After only four days authorities called off the search for the missing footballer and pilot, however a private search was undertaken after £260,000 was raised. Once the body of Sala had been found, Ibbotson’s family set up a GoFundMe page, asking the public to help bring the pilot home. Currently the page has raised more than £100k of a £300k target. In the late hours of Saturd...
Late Fashikun Laid to Rest at Obbo Aiyegunle
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Late Fashikun Laid to Rest at Obbo Aiyegunle

Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun The remains of the late former Chairman of Kwara State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria( SWAN), Mr. Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun was Wednesday committed to mother earth in his country home, Obbo-Aiyegunle, in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Fashikun, who was until his demise, a former Sports Correspondent of THISDAY Newspaper and Managing Editor of Going news, an online news outfit. He died in the early hours of Sunday, at the Federal Medical Centre, in Utako, Abuja, at the age of 54 years. In his sermon during the burial attended by family, retired and active athletes as well as his colleagues in the pen profession from far and near, the officiating minister, Most Apostle Prophet Johnson Ahmed Musa of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Obbo-Aiye...
Kanye West Donates $150k To Family Of Security Guard Killed By Police
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Kanye West Donates $150k To Family Of Security Guard Killed By Police

Kanye West has donated $150,000 to the heartbroken family of Chicago security guard, Jemel Roberson, who was killed by a police officer on Sunday. He was shot dead by Police after responded to a shooting inside a bar in Illinois, Chicago, and thought he was the gunman, despite people screaming that he was innocent. The 26-year-old security guard was working at the bar, and intervened when an argument erupted and someone started shooting. He managed to apprehend the suspected gunman and was holding him down at gunpoint for Police to come arrest the shooter. But when police arrived at the scene, a white officer shot and killed Mr. Roberson instead. According to TMZ, the 41-year-old rapper decided to donate $150,000 to the family of the murdered man. A GoFundMe site set up with an...
Mark Zuckerberg Loses $17.6bn In A Day
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Mark Zuckerberg Loses $17.6bn In A Day

As Facebook stock plunged over 20 per cent in after-hours trading on Wednesday following a disappointing earnings report, CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $17.6bn in net worth. The 34-year-old Facebook billionaire, who had been worth as much as $86.5bn when Facebook stock traded at an all-time high earlier in the day, now has a net worth of about $68.9bn, based on regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That figure includes some $2.7bn in cash and real estate, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire index. That places Zuckerberg, who had been the world’s third-richest person, at Number Six, below billionaires including Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, French business magnate Bernard Arnault, and Zara founder Amancio Ortega. Zuckerberg’s net worth had surpa...
Zenith Bank Tells Gov. Fayose To Stop Saying They Funded His Campaign
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Zenith Bank Tells Gov. Fayose To Stop Saying They Funded His Campaign

In a statement released earlier by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the Governor claimed his election was funded by Zenith Bank Plc, fundraising, donations from associates and friends as well as sales of campaign souvenirs. He went further to deny he has ever received funds in any form from the office of the National Security Adviser under Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) or the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for the purpose of his 2014 election campaign. Zenith Bank is now saying the Governor, should desist from mentioning them as one of his sponsors, because they never really sponsored him, Sahara Reporters claim. According to what was tweeted by Sahara Reporters, the Governor wanted the bank ...

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