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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said in a statement. The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August. The U.S. statement was less definitive, saying only that the two sides "discussed the United States' provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people." The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, "went well," with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban. The United States made it cl...
MSF staff nurse, two others killed as bandits open fire on commercial vehicle in Zamfara
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MSF staff nurse, two others killed as bandits open fire on commercial vehicle in Zamfara

Medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Border, has condemned the killing of its staff nurse, Hassan Mohammad, by bandits in Zamfara State. It was gathered that Hassan, 37, and two other passengers were killed when bandits opened fire on a commercial bus along Shinkafi-Kaura Namoda road on Saturday evening, October 2. The MSF nurse was said to be returning to his work station in Shinkafi town when the bandits attacked the vehicle. MSF in a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, October 5, confirmed that armed men opened fire on the public transport vehicle in which Mohammad was travelling. “Mohammad’s tragic death is an example of the rising violence in North-West Nigeria that is deeply affecting the lives of the population and has driven tho...
Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him
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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him

Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse). The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has ...
“I was a perfect, healthy and beautiful kid until a nurse injected me” – Physically challenged Nigerian pharmacist narrates how she became disabled
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“I was a perfect, healthy and beautiful kid until a nurse injected me” – Physically challenged Nigerian pharmacist narrates how she became disabled

Mobility challenged Nigerian pharmacist, Blessing Mary Ocheido, has revealed that she was not born disabled. Blessing, who recently got married , is a United Nations Youth Steering Committee member on Beijing+25, an Enterprise for Peace Scholar and a 2021 One Young World Ambassador. She has won several awards, including a humanitarian award from Voice Global recognizing her advocacy to reduce inequalities in Nigeria. The disability advocate made the revelation on Thursday, July 1, as she counts down to her birthday. According to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria graduate, she was a perfect and healthy kid but stopped walking the day a nurse gave her an injection when she fell ill with malaria over twenty years ago. She wrote; "It’s officially 14 days to my birthday! As such, ...
Don Lulu@40 Celebrating A Living Legend In Philanthropy and Humanity
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Don Lulu@40 Celebrating A Living Legend In Philanthropy and Humanity

Going by history the world has always looked up to legends as people who not only win but give us a larger than life image as role models. By all standards with available and verifiable records Mayor lucky Igbokwe is a perfect fit, he is someone who sacrifices self for the comfort of others. Mayor Lucky Igbokwe, aka Don Lulu have lived and still living a life dedicated to service to humanity, he is a renowned philanthropist and has a huge investment in human capital development. Over the years the name Don Lulu’ has become synonymous with philanthropy, kindness entrepreneurship, and entertainment. And on Sunday the 27th of June 2021 history will record another great event as this legend of our time the great Don Lulu will be celebrating his birthday. Going by the above remarks,...
Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel
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Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the immediate suspension of ACTED, an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO) following discovery that the humanitarian organisation was using a hotel in Maiduguri for training some persons on shooting. Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off circular road in Maiduguri on Saturday, June 26. Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had reported to officials that they were hearing sounds of gunshots from the hotel, following which government officials reported the matter to GRA Divisional Police Headquarters which oversees the hotel’s location. The police found some ...
Buhari to visit Borno on Thursday
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Buhari to visit Borno on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday June 17, visit Borno state.   During the one day official visit, the President would appraise the security situation and inaugurate some of the viable projects executed by the federal and state governments.   Governor Babagana Zulum disclosed this in a special broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday June 16.   Zulum said;   “I once again, thank you for supporting our administration. I remain grateful to everyone, for your support, well wishes, prayers and above all, for being good citizens. “Insha’Allah; our President, Muhammadu Buhari, will be coming to Borno State on Thursday, June 17, 2021. “The president is coming to appraise the security situation in the northeast during which he will...
Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity
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Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity

Rev. Polycarp Zongo, a pastor at COCIN Wild Life Park Jos, Plateau State, has regained freedom seven months after he was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Gombe State. The cleric was among several humanitarian workers and civilians released by the terrorists on Monday, June 14 in Maiduguri, Borno State. Rev. Zongo on Tuesday, June 15, recounted his experience during a prayer session held at the COCIN RCC Garki, Abuja. He, alongside two Christian women, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on October 19, 2020. In a video released by the sect two weeks after the kidnap, the pastor explained how he and the two unnamed women were kidnapped while travelling from Jos to Gombe State for a conference. "On Monday, 19 October 2020, I was traveling to Gombe for a church...
Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest
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Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest

Suspected members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly caused the death of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, officially known as Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah Lid Da’wah Wa’l- Jihad (JAS) during a fierce battle between the rival groups in their Sambisa Forest hideouts on Wednesday, May 19, Vanguard reports. According to the report, sources say hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau. It was revealed that Shekau was not actually or directly killed by ISWAP, the splinter rival group, but blew himself up and committed suicide when ISWAP attempted to capture him (Shekau) alive, during a gun duel. The report states that although there was no official statement or confirmation on the de...
”I feel it is Time to make an Impact Especially in the area of Youth Development through Charity” – Obiora Agbasimalo
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”I feel it is Time to make an Impact Especially in the area of Youth Development through Charity” – Obiora Agbasimalo

No doubt, he has apparently metamorphosed from a technocrat to philanthropist. And he is doing so with all sense of humility and fulfilment. Former banker, Obiora Agbasimalo has been touching lives through his humanitarian activities towards indigent patients who are unable to pay their medical bills in government hospitals, namely Gbagada Federal Hospital, Federal Medical Centre Agege and LASUTH. In a statement available to press, Agbasimalo, who will be 40 years old in October 2021 was born the first of four children to an engineer father, Mr Emmanuel Agbasimalo and a retired civil servant mother, Mrs Ada Agbasimalo, who is also an author. His primary education in Lagos was at Chrisland Nursery and Primary School, his secondary education at the International School Univers...
BBNaija star, Nengi Lists Out Some of her Achievements at 23 
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BBNaija star, Nengi Lists Out Some of her Achievements at 23 

Big Brother Naija star, Nengi, who turned 23 in January, has listed some of her achievements as she joined the viral #at23 trend on Twitter. In a tweet, the reality star wrote: "At 23 .. CEO, Homeowner SSA, Girl Child development, Actress, Multiple brand Ambassador, Influencer of the Year, Humanitarian, Queen of Ninjas, David’s Aunty." The hashtag #at23, is a trend that encourages Twitter users to list out some of the wins they accomplished at the age of 23.
Rice Distribution: Don’t Undermine Humanitarian Efforts, Tinubu Warns Politician
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Rice Distribution: Don’t Undermine Humanitarian Efforts, Tinubu Warns Politician

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned politicians not to undermine humanitarian efforts providing needed food to the poor. Tinubu gave the warning while further reacting to the distribution of rice bearing his name in the northern part of the country. Tinubu in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Sunday, said he had to issue the warning for fear that some malevolent elements may try to undermine and destroy the noble humanitarian effort because of their political opposition to him or simply because they have no love for their fellow man. “If these actors want to fight Asiwaju, so be it. But they should have the minimal decency to leave poor people alone and not to disturb or disrupt attempts to alleviate the hard...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
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...

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