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Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000

  The captain armband discarded by Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s controversial 2-2 draw with Serbia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier, has been sold for over $75,000. The armband was auctioned to help a sick child in Serbia. Television replays showed that the Portugal captain’s shot actually crossed the line before Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared it, but the goal was denied in the absence of goalline technology. Ronaldo was also booked for dissent as officials waved play on. In anger, the former Real Madrid star stormed off the pitch at full time, tossing his armband away. The captain’s armband, which was picked up by a fireman at the Red Star’s Rajko Mitic stadium, was bought by a betting company at a charity auction to help fund life-saving surgery fo...
Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband
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Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband

A woman's teeth was knocked out and her gum was bleeding after she was allegedly hit by her husband. Humanitarian, Yolanda George-David shared a photo of the woman's disfigured face but lamented that most times she tries to help domestic abuse victims by referring them to DSVRT (Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team), they end up running, thereby preventing justice. She added that it's important for abuse victims to follow through on the case so that the abuser will be prevented from harming someone else.
Prince Harry takes up another job at Aspen Institute as one of 14 ‘commissioners’ who will ‘fight against misinformation
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Prince Harry takes up another job at Aspen Institute as one of 14 ‘commissioners’ who will ‘fight against misinformation

Prince Harry has taken on another new job at Aspen Institute. The Duke of Sussex is joining the left-leaning Aspen Institute's new Commission on Information Disorder in Washington DC along with 14 others including Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of Rupert Murdoch's son James, who resigned from his father's media empire last year. The organisation lists him in a bio announcing his new role as ‘a humanitarian, military vet, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist’. The news comes the day after he was announced as taking on a new job at, BetterUp, a start-up coaching firm based in Silicon Valley after he and his wife Meghan Markle stepped back from the Royal Family last year. He is the first chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc, a San Francisco-based start-up that provides em...
Fake Internally Displaced Persons Discovered in Borno Camp
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Fake Internally Displaced Persons Discovered in Borno Camp

Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has discovered fake internally displaced persons at the Mohammed Goni College of Islamic Legal Studies in Maiduguri, where internally displaced persons from Abadam local government area of northern Borno were being camped. Governor Zulum at about midnight on Sunday March 7, stormed the camp and immediately sealed entrance and supervised a headcount to identify actual IDPs, in order to put a stop to rampant cases of dubious residents pretending to be displaced, who spend day times at IDP camps to share food meant for IDPs, and towards the night, they return to their homes to sleep, with some of benefiting from other means through which the state distributes food to vulnerable non IDPs in communities. Governor Zulum’s mission, which end...
UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno
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UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno

The United Nations has confirmed Boko Haram's attack on its aid facilities in northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno State. In a statement released on Tuesday March 2 by UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, it was gathered that the insurgents directly targeted the facilities. Kallon said the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. The statement read; “The attack started last night and, as information is still coming through, I am outraged to hear the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. “This violent attack will affect the support provided to nearly 100,000 people who are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance and protection."...
Boko Haram attack UN hub in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers
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Boko Haram attack UN hub in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers

A faction of Boko Haram linked to the Islamic State have attacked a UN base and overran a humanitarian hub in Borno.   It was learnt that scores of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters invaded the town of Dikwa in restive Borno state, dislodging troops from the military base and torching the humanitarian hub.   Security and humanitarian sources told AFP that the attack left 25 aid workers trapped. A humanitarian source said;   "We have 25 staff sheltering in the bunker which is under siege by the militants... but so far no staff has been affected."   Military reinforcements, including fighter jets and a helicopter gunship, had been deployed to help repel the attackers, the military source said.   A spokesman for UN chief Ant...
“8 year pathway to citizenship – Joe Biden announces new immigration bill
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“8 year pathway to citizenship – Joe Biden announces new immigration bill

Joe Biden's administration has announced a sweeping immigration bill that would create an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of immigrants already in the country and provide a faster way for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to gain citizenship. Here's what the bill, titled the US Citizenship Act of 2021, announced on Thursday, February 18 includes: 1. Plan for a pathway to citizenship- The bill cuts the time to acquire citizenship to eight years instead of 13. Individuals would be in a temporary status for five years, with three years until they get citizenship, amounting to an eight-year path. While undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, who fall under a form of humanitarian relief known as Temporary Protected Status or who ar...
Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram
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Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram

A Nigerian photographer and humanitarian, Mohammed Chiroma has begged President Buhari to rescue Abubakar Garba Idris, an employee of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists along Maiduguri/Damaturu road in Borno on January 2, 2021. Taking to Twitter, Chiroma shared a photo of a happy Idris, fondly called Aloma, making the Buhari's 4+4 re-election sign during Buhari's visit to Maiduguri. Sharing the photo, Chiroma wrote; "Dear @MBuhari, this is how Aloma celebrated you when you visited maid. Currently Aloma is the hands of BH, they kidnapped him along Maid-Damaturu road. Please help and rescue this young man."
ENDSARS: Olakunle Churchill Appeals Ondo Youths For Calm, Calls On IGP To Act
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ENDSARS: Olakunle Churchill Appeals Ondo Youths For Calm, Calls On IGP To Act

With the incessant protest against bad governance and police brutality, in Nigeria, a renowned African Enterpreneur, Philanthropist and Humanitarian, has joined the protest, calling on youths to relax their anger in agitating for good governance. Dr. Churchill made the statement few hours ago, while reacting to the nationwide EndSARS Protest which is fast attracting international worries, global discusses and proactive interventions. He however called on the Federal Government and IGP to immediately swing into actions in other to address the requests of Youths across the nation. In his statement, he adviced youths to be calm and avoid any more destruction of lives and properties. He has however promised to engage government in a round table discussion that will further provide resol...
Williams Uchemba Adopts 18-year-old Boy, Also Grants Him Scholarship To The University
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Williams Uchemba Adopts 18-year-old Boy, Also Grants Him Scholarship To The University

Popular Nollywood actor and humanitarian, Williams Uchemba has warmed hearts after he adopted an 18-year-old boy and granted him fully funded university scholarship.The humanitarian who also doubles as a thespian made the announcement in a recent post he shared on his verified Instagram page today, June 18. Williams revealed he met the young boy, Demola at a carpentry workshop while getting some furniture for his ongoing project. According him, he decided to engage Demola in a conversation and was surprised to find out he is very smart. Uchemba then decided to invite the young boy over to his house so he could get to know him better. He said he found out he graduated from Secondary School with good grades and wanted to study Economics in the university but has no sponsor. De...
UK Flight that Violated Travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika
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UK Flight that Violated Travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

UK flight that violated travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, today made a clarification on the UK aircraft that was impounded for violation of the travel ban in Nigeria. Recall that the Minister on Sunday May 17, via his Twitter handle, announced that a UK flight was impounded for operating a commercial flight as against the Humanitarian operation it was given approval to operate in Nigeria. The Minister had mentioned that the erring flight was Flair Aviation. However at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Minister said the erring flight is FlairJet and not Flair Aviation as he earlier stated. He also disclosed that the pilots of the flights have been quarantine...
Tonto Dikeh Looks Damn Good In This Pink Themed Ensemble
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Tonto Dikeh Looks Damn Good In This Pink Themed Ensemble

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh is our crush at the moment! The mother of one is stunning in a pink-themed ensemble! Tonto Dikeh has released a posh photo on Instagram where she’s sitting and sipping tea. Even though the purpose is to flaunt her flashy looks, she trickily made the caption about her slim tea. She wrote, ‘Drinking my Slim Tea and Minding my Damn Business… ?’ However, onliners have refused to be swayed – they are admiring this adorable looks by Tonto.
Germany Donates Additional N2.2bn To Nigeria Humanitarian Fund
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Germany Donates Additional N2.2bn To Nigeria Humanitarian Fund

Germany has announced another financial intervention to assist Nigeria in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing in a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, the country said it is providing €5.5 million this time to support vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The statement read, “Germany provides an additional €5.5 million (c. 2.2bn Naira) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria to continue life-saving aid in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. “Ongoing activities include drilling of wells, construction of sanitation facilities, rehabilitation of buildings or construction of shelters for internally displace...
Actor, Williams Uchemba Prays For Nigeria Following Coronavirus
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Actor, Williams Uchemba Prays For Nigeria Following Coronavirus

Nigerian actor and Humanitarian, William Uchemba says he prays for his well wishers and most especially, his country Nigeria. Taking to instagram, the handsome actor bare his mind on the ongoing global pandemic. As he prays for Naija he wrote “We ask for the activation of the wisdom of God over our leaders in this season to know the right steps to take. We invite the hosts of heavens to Nigeria to instill peace and stability.” He said “Today I pray that You, your Family and everything that concerns you is covered in the name of Jesus. The gates of hell shall not prevail over your household this season in Jesus name. A thousand shall fall at your side ten thousand at your right hand but it won’t come near you. Death will be far from you and your family this season in Jesu...
Tonto Dikeh Thanks Her Plastic Surgeon As She Shares Shocking Old Photo Of Herself
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Tonto Dikeh Thanks Her Plastic Surgeon As She Shares Shocking Old Photo Of Herself

Popular Nigerian actress cum humanitarian, Tonto Charity Dikeh, popularly known as King Tonto has taken to her verified Instagram page with over 5.7million followers to thank her cosmetic surgeon for a job well done. Sharing an old photo of herself where the “curves were flat”, the mother of one thanks him as she shared laughing emojis. “Just found this pushure… ????????? ????????? All I can say is, Thank you so much @grandvillemedlaser? ????????????? ??????????????‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️” She wrote Tonto Dikeh is currently feeding over 5000 Nigerians and 2000 Ghanainas through her foundation, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation and that of her son.
Coronavirus: 140 Lebanese evacuated out of Nigeria
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Coronavirus: 140 Lebanese evacuated out of Nigeria

Following the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Lebanese government today evacuated one hundred and forty Lebanese nationals via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.   They were flown out of the Lagos airport by Middle East Airlines (MEA) after undergoing series of screening. The aircraft which flew into the country under humanitarian arrangement, departed the country on Sunday evening, April 5.   Earlier today, 37 Egyptians were evacuated out of the country through the Sam Mbakwe International airport.
Olakunle Churchill Declares his Undying Love for Rosy Meurer on her Birthday
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Olakunle Churchill Declares his Undying Love for Rosy Meurer on her Birthday

Nollywood actress, Rosy Meurer turned a year older today, and entrepreneur Olakunle Churchill took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt message as he celebrated her birthday. Sharing stunning photos of the actress to his Instagram page, the ex-husband of Tonto Dikeh wrote: '@rosymeurer Through your years of growing up, I have observed your inclinations in progress and your struggles for success. Today you are a young amiable woman who is a mentor to several younger persons. I am indeed so proud of you. Happy Birthday and I pray divine strength for you in all your endeavours. It is with great fulfilment that I join you on this day in celebration of your date of birth. A quite significant day in your life. I am overwhelmed at the length of achievements you've built in these few years...
Desmond Elliot, Fred Amata, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola Visit Ned Nwoko
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Desmond Elliot, Fred Amata, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola Visit Ned Nwoko

Desmond Elliot, Fred Amata, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola, Others Visit Prince Ned Nwoko, Pledge Support For Malaria Eradication Project Active members of the Directors Guild of Nigeria(DGN) have paid a courtesy visit to Hon. Prince Ned Munir Nwoko, the Chairman and Founder of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, the initiators of Africa's biggest malaria eradication project. The Nollywood celebrities and Directors visited the philanthropist, Billionaire Businessman and Humanitarian in Abuja yesterday to seek his support for the industry as the association celebrates its 20years of active operations. Amongst the Actors and Actresses who visited Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko was Desmond Elliot, Fred Amata, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola AMD other notable Nollywood personalities. During the meeting wit...
All Children Kidnapped by Boko Haram will be Freed – Buhari
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All Children Kidnapped by Boko Haram will be Freed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to secure the freedom of all children and other victims abducted by Boko Haram in the country. The Nigerian leader who expressed the commitment of his administration to secure the freedom of victims of Boko Haram at a High Level Breakfast Dialogue on ‘‘Stop the War on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts, Dividend of Silencing the Guns’’ (a side event during the 33rd AU Summit), also outlined some concrete measures taken by Nigeria towards tackling the root causes of child soldiers and the misfortune of out-of-school children. Buhari urged African countries and stakeholders on the continent to work towards strengthening the protection of children from the six grave violations during armed conflict, as disclosed in a statement released by Pr...
Spartacus Actor, Kirk Douglas is Dead
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Spartacus Actor, Kirk Douglas is Dead

Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. The renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. His son Michael told People, "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard of us all to aspire to." Michael ended his statement saying: "But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband." Kirk Douglas and son Michael The Spar...
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Legend And Star Of Spartacus, Dies Aged 103
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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Legend And Star Of Spartacus, Dies Aged 103

Kirk Douglas, the self-styled “ragman’s son” who became the last great star of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at the age of 103. His son Michael announced the news in a statement posted on Instagram on Wednesday evening. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to,” the statement said. “But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.” “Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come,...
20 Killed In Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack
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20 Killed In Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack

Suspected jihadists killed nearly 20 civilians in an attack overnight on the northern Burkina Faso village of Bani, Seno province, security sources said Sunday. “The attackers, heavily armed and on motorbikes, literally executed the local inhabitants,” the security source told AFP. The attackers left nearly 20 dead, the source added. A local health official, speaking from the town of Dori in the north, said the chief nurse at the nearby village of Lamdamol was among the victims. “There is panic in the village and the surrounding area,” the official added, saying local people were fleeing the area towards the centre-north of the country. Another security source said that the attack had come as a reprisal after jihadists had told local people to leave the area a few days earlier. The securi...
12 Aid Workers Were Brutally Murdered by Terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 – UN
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12 Aid Workers Were Brutally Murdered by Terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 – UN

12 aid workers were allegedly killed by terrorists in Nigeria in 2019 as stated by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon. Speaking at a joint press conference over the weekend with the European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenar?i? and the Nigerian Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, Kallon raised an alarm of aid workers increasingly becoming direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups He said; “We are extremely worried that aid workers who are mostly Nigerians working to deliver critical lifesaving humanitarian assistance to fellow compatriots have increasingly become direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups”. Kallon who s...
Troops Foil Boko Haram Attempt to Kill IDPs in Borno
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Troops Foil Boko Haram Attempt to Kill IDPs in Borno

In continuation of the operations to rid the Northeast of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists, troops of the Nigerian Army have foiled an attempt by terrorists to move a truck loaded with IEDs into Gamboru Ngala IDP camp Borno state which holds thousands of displaced persons and detonate it.In the encounter to foiled the plot by the terrorists, five humanitarian aid workers who hid in bunkers were rescued by the gallant troops. A total of 15 of the terrorists were killed after several encounters with troops on different fronts during clearance operations while in the North West, 2 bandits were neutralized and 13 kidnapped victims rescued after several operations. Confirming the foiled bid and rescue of victims, Col Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations said, “In tune with t...
North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari
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North-East Insurgency will Soon End like the Civil War — Buhari

President Buhari on Friday January 24, promised that the insurgency witnessed in the North-East region of the country will soon end just like the civil war. The Nigerian leader who said this while receiving the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic at the state house in Abuja stated that Nigeria overcame similar challenges in the past. In a statement released by his media aide Femi Adesina, President Buhari said the Libyan crisis has had an adverse effect in countries in the Sahel region. Buhari who pointed out the activities of some terror groups in Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso in recent times, added that the newly created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will effectively take care of all...
US-Based Ex Beauty Queen, Krystal Okeke Displays Fulani Costume In Gorgeous Photos
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US-Based Ex Beauty Queen, Krystal Okeke Displays Fulani Costume In Gorgeous Photos

US born Nigerian Beauty Queen, Convener of America Kids Multicultural Fashion Show, Philanthropist, Humanitarian and an Ambassador of the Nigeria Police Force, Queen Krystal Okeke has released stunning and adorable pictures of herself, displaying the traditional costumes and artifacts of the typical Africa-fulani cultural identity. She unveiled the pictures few days ago after a photoshoot session organized by her Managers, on the occasion to mark the recently launched official Wikipedia account set up by Amity Global Network, Africa's leading PR agency headquartered in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The vibrant international model and cultural Activist, Queen Krystal Okeke dressed in an amazing seemingly angelic hijab outfit, showcasing the unchallengeable attractiveness and b...
Rita Daniels Unveiled As Nigeria Defence Military Ambassador
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Rita Daniels Unveiled As Nigeria Defence Military Ambassador

Actress Rita Daniels, a renowned Nigerian Actress, movie producer, iconic humanitarian and Mother to celebrity billionaire Nollywood superstar, Actress Regina Daniels Nwoko, has been unveiled and decorated as a Nigeria Defense Military Ambassador. She was unveiled during the Defence Headquarters Tribute To Our Troops; The Unsung Heroes Concert, held on 11th of January 2020 in Abuja. She was decorated, revealed and divulged alongside other reputable and distinguished personalities and celebrities at the well attended concert which was organized as a tribute to personnels of the armed forces who have stood and are still standing to preserve, secure and maintain peace and unity in Nigeria. The unsung Heroes Concert was filled with lots of entertaining presentations, lively interaction...
Senator Elisha Abbo Spotted Sharing Malt Drinks to his Constituents
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Senator Elisha Abbo Spotted Sharing Malt Drinks to his Constituents

Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the red chamber was spotted in a viral video sharing malt drinks to his constituents. The senator who was also spotted in a viral video months ago assaulting a lady at a sex toy shop, was flanked by security operatives as he carried out the "humanitarian" act. Here is the video below;
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Danish aid worker rescues another Nigerian child left to die by his family

Humanitarian and Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven, has rescued another Nigerian child left to die by his family. She shared photos of herself and her Nigerian husband, David Umem, rescuing the malnourished little boy pictured above who was abandoned by his family. Anja gained popularity in 2016 after she rescued a severely emaciated 2-year-old boy, who was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death in Akwa Ibom state. She gained international popularity when pictures of her feeding the starved boy was shared online. She named the boy, “Hope” which she tattooed to her wrists, with an affirmation that there are enough hope and love for all humanity. No other organization has previously targeted their action against the witch children before Anja Ringgren Lovén...
Commotion As Terrorists Kill Aid Worker In Borno
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Commotion As Terrorists Kill Aid Worker In Borno

According to a report by Punch Metro, Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organisation has said terrorists have killed one of its workers, while five others are missing. In a statement on its website, the organisation said the attack occurred on Thursday, along the road to Damasak in Borno State. The organisation revealed that during the attack on the convoy of vehicles, “one of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing.” The statement partly read, “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria. We are very concerned and want to...
UN reacts as Boko Haram kills humanitarian worker in Borno
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UN reacts as Boko Haram kills humanitarian worker in Borno

The United Nations has reacted to reports of the recent killing of a Humanitarian worker in Borno state.   The Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organization based in the North East, earlier today, disclosed that one of its drivers was killed by the sect members on Wednesday July 18th. The organization in a statement released, said the humanitarian workers were in a convoy enroute Damasak in Borno state when they were attacked by the sect members. While the driver died in the attack, some other workers have been declared missing.   Reacting to the development, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, in a statement released this evening, expressed concerns over the reported attack. He called on anyone who may have any form of influence to do ever...
Ibinabo Fiberesima Slams Shan George Over Troll Post Against Ned Nwoko
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Ibinabo Fiberesima Slams Shan George Over Troll Post Against Ned Nwoko

Ibinabo Fiberesima who earlier today supported Ned Nwoko's marriage to Regina Daniels, has also called out Shan George who slammed the lawmaker she described as shameless and disgusting. Shan George in her post, had slammed the billionaire lawmaker who was recently sacked, adding that he was quite wicked to put the young actress in a traditional cult of ‘don’t ever cheat on me’. She however deleted the post. However Ibinabo Fiberesima who called her out in a post today, wrote in parts; "I must say along the line I found most deplorable and downright disappointing the comment of my sister and friend Shan George. Though she deleted it (of course she forgot the Internet and it's complexities) I found her comment rude and frankly ill thought. A person of her stand who should know bet...
Don’t Spend Your Life Sleeping Outside Power, Osinbajo Advises Outgoing Governors
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Don’t Spend Your Life Sleeping Outside Power, Osinbajo Advises Outgoing Governors

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised outgoing governors to make good use of the experiences and opportunity they had while in office, and not see their exit from power as an opportunity to run personal businesses or sleep for long hours, in the interest of common people. Osinbajo, who gave the advice in his remarks at the valedictory session of the National Economic Council, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, told the governors to deploy the opportunity of the period to further serve the country in various capacities, using their influence as former governors to contribute to healthcare and education. According to him, donor agencies will be glad to work with ex-governors, especially those with track records of healthcare provision and other humanitaria...
1,700 Children Carry Arms In Borno
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1,700 Children Carry Arms In Borno

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said 1, 700 children, among the ranks of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the insurgency war in Borno had been released. UNICEF’s Country Representative, Mohammed Fall, stated this at the formal handover of the second batch of 894 children by the CJTF to their families, in Maiduguri. CJTF is a local militia group formed in 2013 to assist the military and other security agencies in the fight against insurgency, and to protect communities from insurgents’ attack. However, it had recruited children in its ranks to discharge its responsibility. Fall disclosed that the first batch of 833 children were released by the CJTF in October, 2018 as part of commitments to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict...
Tonto Dikeh Covers Vivian Lam Glamour Magazine
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Tonto Dikeh Covers Vivian Lam Glamour Magazine

Famous Nollywood Actress and humanitarian, Actress Tonto Dikeh has adorned the Beauty Issue (Edition) of popular Vivian Lam Glamour Magazine as she unveils exclusive issues about her recent engagements and achievements in the industry. The recently unveiled Beauty issue of Vivian Lam Glamour Magazine have presented detailed exclusive contents of developing stories on events, personalities, lifestyles and other relevant issues that bothers on beauty, fashion and care. The Magazine was unveiled on the 16th of April at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, during the book launch occasion of Nigeria; Re-awakening the Giant, a book authored by Vivian Lam, the publisher. Actress Tonto Dikeh remains one of the most visible and influential nollywood Actress, making headline stories. She is currentl...
Aisha Buhari in Closed-door Meeting with Governors’ Wives
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Aisha Buhari in Closed-door Meeting with Governors’ Wives

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, is currently in a closed-door meeting with wives of state governors and some security experts. The meeting was called to contribute the women’s quota to addressing the spate of kidnapping, banditry and other manifestations of insecurity in the country. The meeting, at the instance of Mrs Buhari, was aimed at strengthening the advocacy, from the point of view of mothers, towards addressing cases of insecurity. It would specifically dwell on minimising conflicts as well as intensifying humanitarian interventions in affected areas. Details are expected to be made public at the end of the meeting, NAN reports.
What Gov. Akeredolu Did with Member of Dubai’s Ruling Family
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What Gov. Akeredolu Did with Member of Dubai’s Ruling Family

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu,on Thursday took a major step towards widening the investment horizon in the state. This was as Akeredolu signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the private office of a member of the Dubai’s ruling family, His Highness Sheikh Dalmook Al Maktoum, in the area of sea ports and infrastructural development in the state. The governor was seeking the collaboration of the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai in developing Ondo State and widening its investment horizon. The governor was invited yesterday to meet the Under Secretary for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy UAE, Hon Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh, to discuss opportunities in his state, according to a statement from the Governor’s office. Akeredolu and his team were also invited to m...
Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Attends The IKCC Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2019
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Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Attends The IKCC Global Kidney Cancer Summit 2019

The 9th international conference for organizations representing patients with kidney cancer is presently being held in Lisbon, Portugal with advocates from over 26 countries and the delectable Actress and Humanitarian is in attendance with her team members representing Ghana. Two years ago, she was announced as the Global World Kidney Cancer Day Ambassador which is set to be celebrated globally every third Thursday of the month of June. We asked her what she has been up to in Lisbon and she had this to say: “ It’s a delight to be one of the moderators and guest speakers at the IKCC2019 during the Market place session on capacity building and organizational issues for patient groups- Social Media.” “My NGO has been fighting the fight for kidney diseases awareness in West Africa fo...
Nigerians Among World’s Hungriest People In 2018 – UN Report
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Nigerians Among World’s Hungriest People In 2018 – UN Report

Nigerians were among the world’s hungriest people in 2018 according to a new joint United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) report published on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The 2019 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) from the UN which disclosed that Nigerians were among world’s hungriest people in 2018, also disclosed that the number of people unable to meet their daily food needs without humanitarian assistance has been rising for several years. While a short-term outlook of food insecurity for 2019 also showed that Nigeria will remain among the world’s most severe cases of food crises ( as the other seven currently affected), data pooled from 15 agencies in the international humanitarian and development community showed that Nigeria, northern Nigeria to be specific, was one of t...
Suspected Cholera Cases Spikes In Yemen In 2019 – UN
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Suspected Cholera Cases Spikes In Yemen In 2019 – UN

Nearly 110,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in war-hit Yemen since the beginning of January, including 190 related deaths, the UN said on Monday. The UN office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) said children under the age of five make up nearly a third of 108,889 cases which were reported between January 1 and March 17. OCHA said the spike, which comes two years after Yemen suffered its worst cholera outbreak, was concentrated in six governorates including in the Red Sea port of Hodeida and the Sanaa province home to the capital. Early rains could be blamed for the recent increase in suspected cholera cases, it said. “The situation is exacerbated by poor maintenance of sewage disposal systems in many of the affected districts, the use of contaminated water for ir...
I’ll Make Sure One of Your Sons Die – Tonto Dikeh Allegedly Threatens Actor
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I’ll Make Sure One of Your Sons Die – Tonto Dikeh Allegedly Threatens Actor

An actor, Olubunmi Davids Fagbuyiro has alleged a threat to his life and that of his children by ace actress Tonto Dikeh, whose part of the message she sent to the actor reads: I’ll make sure one of your sons die. As gathered from a screenshot shared by Davids, which was allegedly sent to him by Tonto Dikeh, the actor, the actress claimed he is no longer a member of the foundation, but is refusing to sign out as a signatory to their accounts, which may affect the treatment of an ailing boy who is under the care of her foundation. She however allegedly threatened to get him and his sons killed if the boy under her care dies. Read the post by the actor: TONTO DIKEH: LISTEN AND LISTEN VERY GOOD. IF ANYTHING HAPPEN TO ME AND MY CHILDREN I WILL HOLD U RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. I believe...
Buhari reacts as cyclone hits Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
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Buhari reacts as cyclone hits Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to families who have lost loved ones, homes and means of livelihood in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi as Tropical Cyclone Idai takes a toll on Southern Africa. His spokesman, in a statement on Tuesday, said the President deeply shares in the pain and struggle of the governments and people in the region who have been working hard to ensure safety of citizens and minimize the devastating effect of the cyclone. “President Buhari assures the governments and people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi of the prayers and support of Nigeria as they pass through the trying period, while commending all the humanitarian organisations for their interventions”, it said. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF, and other UN agencies have...
Ex MBGN, Emmanuella Yaboh Organizes Breastcancer Awareness Program In Lagos
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Ex MBGN, Emmanuella Yaboh Organizes Breastcancer Awareness Program In Lagos

Worried by the increasing cases of breast cancer among Nigerian women, ex MBGN queen, Miss Emmanuella Yaboh through her Ngo, The Girl Power Foundation has organized cancer screening exercise to create awareness on breast cancer; its causes, symptoms and effects and to provide free screening for young secondary school girls. The exercise kicked off recently in Ejigbo Senior Secondary School, Ifelodun ln, Ejigbo Lagos. Emmanuella, alongside her team and medical professionals visited the school to carry out the charity project. Dr. Okeke, who was a member of the medical team, while addressing the students advised them to regularly check for breast lumps, discharges, inverted nipples and other changes in the breasts, regretting that many youths had died of breast cancer due to neglec...
Man Absconds With Over N70m Raised for His Sick Child
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Man Absconds With Over N70m Raised for His Sick Child

The Nigerian father whose son has days to live in Rivers State, has allegedly absconded after N70m was raised for his son’s treatment. The man who sat on the road in Port Harcourt to protest about not getting help for his sick child after spending all he had, has allegedly absconded with the money Nigerians raised for his son’s treatment. Recall that the Man whose son has days to live, had accused of beating him up when he sat with his sick baby at Rivers Government House gate. He told punchng.com, Chukwudi Akasike; I sat there for close to two hours and when the security men saw that people were coming there to ask me questions about my baby’s situation and were snapping and videoing me (and I think then the governor wanted to go out for a campaign); the security operatives came wh...
Olakunle Churchill Bags Yoruba Youth Leadership Worldwide Award
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Olakunle Churchill Bags Yoruba Youth Leadership Worldwide Award

The MD/CEO BIG CHURCH GROUP, Amb. Olakunle Churchill has been awarded another prestigious honor by the Yoruba Youth Assembly, The award which is labeled as the Yoruba Youth Assembly Prestigious Award ceremony took place in Akure, the Sunshine state capital city. According to a press release from the leadership of the Yoruba Youth Assembly , Ambassador Olakunke Churchill was preferred for the award as a result of his numerous contributions to humanitarian and philanthropic initiatrives in Nigeria and the Yoruba race which he also blends into his career to promote peace and humanitarian works. In his remarks he expressed special thanks and appreciation to the leadership of the Youth Assembly for the award of recognition, while promising to continue working hard in the interest of the...
6.2m Targeted for Aids in North-east Crisis in 2019, Says UN
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6.2m Targeted for Aids in North-east Crisis in 2019, Says UN

The United Nations has revealed that 6.2 million people are targeted in the crisis ridden North-east with aids by humanitarian organisations in 2019. It also said as a fallout of the crisis, $983 million is needed during the year to provide basic necessities to the victims of the crisis in the Northeast and Lake Chad region. A statement signed yesterday by the Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Communications, Samantha Newport, lamented that the crisis in the Northeast continued to make many people homeless. According to the statement, “Millions of civilians continue to grapple with extreme adversity across North-east Nigeria and the rest of the Lake Chad region where a recent surge in violence displaced tens of thousands people...
Troops repel attacks by Boko Haram terrorists dressed as aid workers
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Troops repel attacks by Boko Haram terrorists dressed as aid workers

Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists dressed as aid workers, at Gudunbali community in Borno State. NAN reported that Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole who confirmed the attack, said the insurgents took advantage of the ongoing distribution of relief items in the community and opened fire on troops’ location. According to Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the troops repelled the attack by Boko Haram terrorists mounted on a gun truck. Nwachukwu said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, located at Gudumbali in northern Borno, on Friday Dec. 14, repelled infiltration attempt by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that disguised as humanitarian assistance team. “The terrorists took advantage of the ongoing distribution ...
2019: Atiku Names Three Youths, Woman As Aides
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2019: Atiku Names Three Youths, Woman As Aides

As campaigns of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar kicks off in Sokoto State today, the former Vice President of Nigeria has appointed, three youths and a woman as aides. Atiku Abubakar The new appointments are contained in a press statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe in Abuja on Sunday. The new appointees include Dr. Ahmed Adamu, Special Assistant (Youth and Strategy); Aliyu Bin Abbas; Special Assistant (Youth Support Groups); Phrank Shuaibu, Special Assistant (Public Communications) and Barr. (Mrs) Funmi Lamuye, Special Assistant (South-West). Adamu, 33, an academic , petroleum economist and leadership and development expert, hails from Katsina State and is the pioneer Global President of Commonwealth Youth Council. He was an inte...

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