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Arik Air Donates Food Items To SOS Children’s Village, Others

Arik Air Donates Food Items To SOS Children’s Village, Others

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Arik Air has donated food and sundry items to the SOS Children’s Village Isolo, Lagos, Uyiosa Orphanage Home, Benin City, and All Saints Orphanage Home, Effurun, Warri. The donations were made in furtherance of the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in the spirit of Easter festivities. Items presented to the homes included rice, beans, noodles, spaghetti, beverage, detergents, and bedsheets. The airline’s Head of Corporate Communications, Adebanji Ola who led the team on the visits noted that the company has always supported the less privileged in the society and chose the Easter period to make the donations because of the significance of the period. At the Uyiosa Orphanage Home, Benin City, Mrs. Usenbor Elizabeth who received the items thanked the management of A...
Thomas Aririguzo’s Health Deteriorates, Seeks N5m Medical Expenses For Spinal Injury

Thomas Aririguzo’s Health Deteriorates, Seeks N5m Medical Expenses For Spinal Injury

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#GoFundMe account tagged ‘Thomas Aririguzo, 2029589995 - UBA Thomas Aririguzo needs urgent help, this was said by his elder brother who raised the alarm at the Waka About Africa Office, saying Thomas is in need of N5 million to help him seek medical treatment. His brother, Cyprian Aririguzo, has shared a series of photos of the Aluminum Roofer on his social media pages to solicit support to get him back on his feet. Thomas Aririguzo is still battling for his life in hospital, two years after the fall from a one-story building and had a spinal injury accident. He currently requires $10,000, about N5m, to pay for his medical expenses. The hospital has placed his medical treatments on hold until the money is paid. His wife, Mrs. Akudo Aririguzo, revealed this in a recent inter...
My Birthday Wish: “I Want Nigerians To Pray For The Country” – Hon Quadri-adu pleads

My Birthday Wish: “I Want Nigerians To Pray For The Country” – Hon Quadri-adu pleads

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Hon. Quadri-adu Shakir Kehinde’s CMC, FMC, MITPN wish for his 2022 birthday request is to pray for the country, Nigeria. Birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate the life God has given us and to encourage our friends and family with uplifting words. Hon. Kehinde's beautiful prayer request is a wonderful way to thank God for his life Birthday wishes to loved ones on their birthday is a sign of love and care, it encourages and reminds them of God's great love and presence in their life and yours Hon. Quadri Kehinde, a Culture and Tourism expert has asked Nigerians to use his birthday celebration to pray for our nation Nigeria. Hon. Kehinde who is also the head of Culture and Tourism for the African Union ECOSOCC Nigeria celebrates his birthday today, 20th of March, is so g...
Chukwumaechi  Nneji, Director Mbaise Dairy TV Mourns Mother’s Death

Chukwumaechi Nneji, Director Mbaise Dairy TV Mourns Mother’s Death

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Ezinne Lolo Virginia Nneji who died at 88years was born in 1934 and was conferred with the Roman Catholic title of ‘Ezinne’ in the year 2000 at Ahiara Mbaise Diocese. Mr. Chukwumaechi Nneji the founder of Dynamic Concept and Director of Mbaise Dairy TV, announced the death of his mother, Ezinne Lolo Virginia Nneji recently. Ezinne Virginia whom he prayed tribute to, says she died at a good age of 88years. Chuma Nneji made the announcement on Mbaise Dairy TV Whatsapp group saying his mother died at 10.30 am earlier on the 14th of February. He said, “Life indeed is like sand in the wind, today it’s here, tomorrow it's gone. My Mother is gone to be with her creator, he died on Valentine’s Day. “My gem of inestimable value, my support system, my best friend, my Ezinne is gone”, he...
CBA Foundation Takes Intervention Among Underprivileged Widows To Next Level, Launches Social Enterprise Initiative

CBA Foundation Takes Intervention Among Underprivileged Widows To Next Level, Launches Social Enterprise Initiative

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If indications from two separate but related events that were held last December are anything to go by, then one of Nigeria’s most vulnerable groups may be on the verge of experiencing better times. The events, hosted in two separate states/regions and separated by a 20-day interval, held at a time when self-splurging by many young Nigerians was at octane levels, and saw young men and women behind an NGO that caters to the welfare of underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children, passionately putting the widows’ needs above their wants. The NGO, CBA Foundation, its dedicated and passionate staff, supporters and donors came out in their numbers on two dedicated days in December to give widows in selected communities in Lagos and Anambra a treat during the festive season. The L...
Kingsley Obiekwu: Ex-Eagles Decry Plight Of Atlanta ’96 Hero Turned Bus Driver

Kingsley Obiekwu: Ex-Eagles Decry Plight Of Atlanta ’96 Hero Turned Bus Driver

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Ex-Nigerian footballers have expressed sadness after they were taught that Atlanta 1996 gold medallist Kingsley Obiekwu has turned into a commercial driver in Enugu. The retired footballers also called on the Nigeria Football Federation and the government to support footballers, especially those who represented the country when they are retired. A Facebook user known simply as Okwuluora posted on his page that he saw the former defender loading and driving a commercial Toyota Sienna minivan at Abakpa Motor Park in Enugu. Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa on Wednesday donated N2m to Obiekwu after he saw the post on social media. The 47-year-old made eight appearances for the Eagles between 1996 and 1999, as well as stints at Go Ahead Eagles, Al Ahli Shabab, Al-Masry and Enugu ...
Hon. Chief Titus Anyanwu Buries His Mother With Much Funfair, In Grand Style

Hon. Chief Titus Anyanwu Buries His Mother With Much Funfair, In Grand Style

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There was a lavish display of wealth, traditional dancers in Umuokirika, on Friday when Hon. Chief Titus Anyanwu the Ohamadike of Umuokirika buried his mother in grand style. ”Goodnight Ezinne, Nwanyi mara mma obi ya bu sonma mma, ga nke oma, anyi ga ezute ozo n'iru Jesun'nnaya”, (meaning go in peace, a woman with a good heart we will meet again in God’s presence) this was the inscription written by her eldest child, Chief Titus Anyawu ‘Ohamadike’ Hon. Chief Anyawu, a businessman turned politician who had announced that he was mourning the passing of his mum in October 2021  has finally laid her to rest in a grand ceremony which took place in his village Umuokirika in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Imo State. Government officials, Politicians, Private sector leaders, Royal Fathers, Clergy...
Man 30 Hires Neighbor To Get Wife Pregnant, Takes Him To Court For Failing To Impregnating Her, After 75 Attempts

Man 30 Hires Neighbor To Get Wife Pregnant, Takes Him To Court For Failing To Impregnating Her, After 75 Attempts

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In Dar-es-Salaam, a Tanzanian Court must decide on an honorable intention, in a case where a man hired his neighbor, to get his wife pregnant. It seems that Darius Makambako 30, with his wife Precious 28, really wanted to have a child, but a renowned doctor had told the couple that the husband was sterile. The couple was tired of being in a 6-year childless marriage. So Makambako, a member of the Tanzanian Police Force (Traffic Department), after calming his wife’s protests, hired his neighbour Evans Mastano 32, a fellow police officer in the country’s commercial city, to impregnate his wife. ADVERTISEMENT Since Evans was already married and the father of two beautiful daughters, plus looked very much like Darius to the boot, the plan seemed good. Makambako paid Mastano ...
In poor Lagos district, ‘slum party’ brings hope and life

In poor Lagos district, ‘slum party’ brings hope and life

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To the rhythm of drums, two plastic giants whirl and kick up dust in an alleyway in Orowonshoki, one of the poorer districts of Lagos, Nigeria's megalopolis economic capital. From shanty houses of wood and tin, inhabitants poke their heads outside and watch wide-eyed as the strange procession bounces past. Soon, the whole street sways and joins the dancers, whose costumes are crafted entirely from plastic bottles collected from the neighbourhood streets. The "Slum Party" kicks off with a burst of music, dance and the flames of a fire-breathing act. For three years, a collective of 10 young Nigerian performers has sought to improve the lives of Orowonshoki's residents through dance, hoping to change the reputation of an area once blighted by gang violence. "In 2019, Orowo...
CFM Donates Food To SOS Children’s Village, Orphanage, Others

CFM Donates Food To SOS Children’s Village, Orphanage, Others

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Crown Flour Mill (CFM) Limited, makers of the popular Mama Gold flour and semolina brands and Crown Pasta and Crown Premium Pasta food products, on Saturday, October 16, 2021, donated food items to the SOS Children’s Villages in Isolo, Lagos. The donation, according to the leading miller, forms part of its corporate social investment drive to give back to its community, especially the vulnerable. The visit to the Children’s Village was part of the flour milling firm’s series of activities lined up to mark the 2021 World Food Day (WFD) themed: “Our actions are our future – Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.” A delegation of the management and staff of CFM was at the Isolo, Lagos centre to identify with the independent, non-governmental, non-pr...