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Giving, loving and sharing this Christmas

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Christmas, a time of Giving, Loving and Sharing! All over the world, families and friends give presents to each other, while some others have no one or nothing to celebrate the season.

Definitely, your Christmas preparations have started, with a lot of shopping being planned for.

However, can you take a few minute to consider those who can’t afford to prepare for Christmas?

You can do something!

Donate or Share to spread the love of Christmas. Make someone Christmas merry and fulfilled!

Find below charitable Online fundraiser you can donate to in the spirit of the Season; 

  1. Show Love to Widows

‘Committee of Friends’ are helping to put smiles on some Widows’ faces this season by providing food items, cash and clothing to support them.

Every donations to this campaign will help provide basic items to give them a Merry Christmas.

Donate here: https://donate-ng.com/campaign/show-love-to-widows 

  1. Charity Outing

Funding Goal – NGN 250,000.00

The Young Widows Might Foundation is a nonprofit organaisation targeted at supporting and empowering young widows to be financially and emotionally stable during the period of their widowhood.

On the 22nd of December they are planning to empower and give food items to at least 50 widows at Mowe Ibafo Ogun State, this is to empower and show love to the beneficiaries.

Please donate support a widow: https://donate-ng.com/campaign/charity-outing

  1. Bringing Dental Santa To Orphanages

Funding Goal – NGN 200,000.00

Dentoville Foundation will be visiting two orphanages this Christmas, bringing Dental care to the children and showering them with gifts. They hope to make a difference in these children’s lives and also do something special for them on Christmas that they will remember all year long.

Link to donate; https://donate-ng.com/campaign/bringing-dental-santa-to-orphanages 

  1. Improving the Socio-Economic Status of 50 Widows

It is no longer news that more than 50 married women were forced into widowhood during the attack of the Dogon Nahawa Community, near Jos. As women that mostly relied on their husbands, the untimely deaths of their husbands further aggravated the level of poverty.

Your donation will give this women and family a memorable Christmas.

Nothing is too small

Click here to donate: https://donate-ng.com/campaign/improving-the-socio-economic-status-of-50-widows 

  1. Provision of Succor to Malnourished Children

Funding Goal – NGN 200,000.00

No fewer than 22,000 out of the 27,454 children currently taking refuge in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps at Daudu, Guma local government area and Abagena in the outskirts of Makurdi have come down with malnutrition.

It is in view of the plight that INTER-GENDER through www.donate-ng.com seeks fund to enable her come to the rescue of children in these camps that have been ravaged by malnutrition. They plan to provide drugs as recommended by medical experts, foodstuff that would ensure balanced diet and clothings to the children if only we are able to access fund from Crowd funding through donate-ng.com.

Please do not look away; every kobo goes a long way. Click link to donate:  https://donate-ng.com/campaign/provision-of-succor-to-malnourished-children2

  1. Christmas in a goody bag 2018

Funding Goal – NGN 500,000.00

Ashake Foundation for widows is taking charity to another level entirely. This year’s anniversary will be marked by a Fashion runway and exhibition for widows. It’s a nice combo of sauce and salt. They plan give life to the widows while shinning the glam light on them.

How to be a part?

Help us raise 5,000 naira for one widow.

Every single kobo will reach a widow in need…Please donate

https://donate-ng.com/campaign/christmas-in-a-goody-bag-2018

To support, kindly visit https://donate-ng.com/campaign/ijeh-500-by-moyosore

  1. December to Remember Orphanage Outreach

Funding Goal – NGN 500,0000.00

“December to Remember” is Africa’s biggest Orphanage Outreach.

In 2017, they organized free medical outreaches, donated necessity items like food, clothes, books, medical supplies to over 3,000 orphans in 6 African Countries.

Sharing smiles which was contagious!!

This year, they hope to reach out to 1 million orphans across 54 African countries and your support is needed to make December to Remember a huge success.

Please donate to support

Please donate: https://donate-ng.com/campaign/december-to-remember-orphanage-outreach

  1. Hunger Pack Programe

Funding Goal – NGN 500,000.00

This project is to donate 1000 food pack called the Hunger pack to 1000 extremely poor families who cannot afford Christmas food this festive period at BiOagi Across and Kagini community in Bwari Area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This project will put a smile on the faces of this poor families who can barely feed, and your donations will go a long way to buying Food pack for a family among other items to be distributed.

Thanks in advance for your support. Donate through this link:  https://donate-ng.com/campaign/hunger-pack-programm

PDP raises alarm over plot to remove Saraki with Police, DSS

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over a fresh plot to use the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), to forcefully remove Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, from office.

In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja, the party also condemned in totality, “the continued clampdown, harassment, intimidation, arrest and detention” of members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.

According Ologbondiyan, the plot against Saraki, “which is akin to the last invasion of the National Assembly by anti-democratic forces, is to scuttle the success being recorded by the PDP Presidential campaign organisation in its consultations and winning campaigns across the nation ahead of the 2019 general election.”

The PDP said that it is privy to clandestine meetings by the Buhari Presidency and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which it observed, has not been able to constitute a Presidential campaign organisation, but keen to derail the PDP Presidential campaign by going against Senator Saraki.

The statement added: “Part of the plot is to use the police and the DSS to fabricate spurious charges against Senator Saraki, distract him and destabilize the PDP Presidential campaign, a scheme the PDP described as dead on arrival, as Nigerians are solidly behind the PDP in the mission to rescue the nation from the misrule of the APC.”

Fire raze down Delta market, traders wail helplessly

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Fire has razed down the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Veloxnews reports.

The cause of the fire is still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

However, traders were seen wailing as they watch their properties, shops and wares destroyed by the raging inferno.

Hoodlums were also seen looting from a side of the market even in the presence of security operatives.

Efforts by officers and men of the Delta State Fire Service to quench the fire were unsuccessful as they ran out of water.

Details later…

EPL: How Premier League managers reacted after Man United sacked Mourinho

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Premier League managers have reacted to the sacking of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United coach.

Mourinho was fired by Man United on Tuesday following the club’s poor form of runs so far this season.

Reacting, Arsenal manager, Unai Emery was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “When one coach is taken off, it’s not good news for us.

“The only thing I can say to you is that it’s a surprise for me and not good news, because when one coach finishes his work like that, it’s not good for coaches.

“Mourinho’s experience in the Premier League and of coaching in general is very, very big. It’s not good news, but I don’t know why this decision’s been made.”

“They cannot do our way. We need to do our focus with our work and our analysis to find the best solution in our defensive, attacking and motivational moments.

“We’re working every day and this work is only for us, not for anyone else. My focus is about thinking every day about our work, our players, our matches. Tomorrow, that’s against Tottenham.

“My focus is only on our way, our work. We have a lot of work to do to improve and also find a solution in every match with our players. My focus is on the big derby tomorrow, the north London derby, and that’s the focus of the players as well. Only that.”

On his part, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp said: “He’s a very competitive guy. Very ambitious. Really competitive. He has all my respect.

“He’s unbelievably successful and I can imagine the last few months were not a joy for nobody, especially not him.

“It’s not nice when you have to face these questions every day but nobody can take away all the things he has won.

“I wish he has that in his mind and not other things that have happened in the last few months. ‘He is an outstanding manager.”

Police beaten mercilessly while trying to arrest suspects in Lagos

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A Police Sergeant attached to Ejigbo Division in Lagos State, Edward Salami, has been taken to the hospital after he received serious beating from six suspects he had attempted to arrest at a joint in the community.

It was gathered that the gang was having drinks at the joint at Pipeline Junction, Ejigbo where the victim invaded to perform his official duty.

On getting to the spot, Salami tried to arrest the gang for breaching public peace but later got pummeled, which resulted to severe injuries on him as some of the suspects bit him and poured drinks on him.

Salami went to the station where some of his colleagues mobilized themselves and made way to the joint.

The officers arrested one of them while others forced their escape.

The caught suspect, Abeeb Ola, was arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for assault.

He pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, informed the court that the victim, a police sergeant, was performing his lawful duty before he was attacked by the suspects.

The Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted Ola bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he would be able to perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till January 9, 2019.

Ogun 2019: Ex-Reps Speaker, Dimeji Bankole woos voters with LG autonomy

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Former Speaker of House of Representatives and Ogun State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Dimeji Bankole has declared that local government autonomy would be a priority of his administration if he is elected the next governor of the state.

He made the vow on Tuesday while addressing party faithful in Ewekoro local government area of the state.

He described local governments as the fastest means through which dividends of democracy could reach the nooks and crannies of the nation.

He maintained that local government autonomy would enhance employment generation, which he said was in tandem with his plans for mass employment.

The gubernatorial candidate decried the undue interference in the running of local government administration by state governments, adding that the development would encourage restiveness among the youth.

“The local government is meant to be autonomous from the state governments.

“If I am elected governor of the state in 2019, my administration will ensure local government autonomy, I will return power to the people.

“The local government will be made relevant to the people at the grassroots, because they will have direct access to their allocations from the federated account,” he said.

Police parade five civil servants for alleged fraud

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Ondo State Government has suspended five of its workers for their alleged involvement in tax fraud.

The suspected civil servants were said to have defrauded the state government to the tune of N200 million.

The civil servants, who have been arrested by the police alongside one Ayadi Orimisan, were accused of issuing fake tax clearance, certificate of road worthiness and fake driver’s licence.

Parading the suspected tax fraudsters at state headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Police Public Relations officer, Femi Joseph listed names of the civil servants to include Mrs Oluwatoyin Abiodun, Ojo Ayodeji, David Omoyajowo, Isaac Solomon and Femi Tuki.

The PPRO said they would be charged to court as soon as the police concluded their investigations.

Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale said interim investigation had shown that the state government had been defrauded to the tune of N200 million by the five suspected workers.

According to him, suspected fraudsters were handed over to the police for prosecution in order to serve as deterrent to others involved in such.

However, one of the suspects, Mrs Abiodun, who confirmed that they had been suspended by the state civil service commission, denied the allegation.

2019: Umahi presents N188.4b budget to Ebonyi Asembly

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Tuesday
presented the 2019 appropriation Bill of N188.4b to the State
House of Assembly.

He also assented to the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill.

Umahi, while presenting the appropriation Bill of N188, 401, 913, 868, said that the state executive Council has painstakingly went through the performance of the 2018 budget and expressed satisfaction with the

level of performance and implementation.

He. however disclosed that the 2018 budget witnessed a lot of

bottlenecks ranging and affecting every sector of the state economy
simultaneously citing global instability occasioned by persistent
incidence of terrorism and other challenges.

The Governor said the state pursued the implementation of the 2018 budget with resilience and determination to ensure the attainment of ambitious target even in the face of scarcity of funds.

“The 2019 budget entitled ‘Budget of Divine Fulfilment’ has expenditure

ratio between recurrent and capital expenditure of 22.1 percent to 77
percent with recurrent expenditure gulping N41.556b and capital of
N49.068b” he said

He said the 2019 budget, which is lower than last year budget is

expected to take care of recurrent expenditure and is expected to
address all ongoing capital projects across the State.

Earlier in the State Executive Council before the presentation of the
2019 appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly, Governor
Umahi assented to the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill to address health needs of the state civil servants.

Umahi noted that the assent to the bill followed the passing of the
bill by the State House of Assembly, adding that the law when fully
implemented is expected to address all health needs of the Civil
servants.

The Speaker of Ebonyi State House, Mr Francis Nwifuru, earlier in his
address, extolled the prudent management of all resources accruing to the State by Governor and maintained that it was the magic behind massive infrastructural development in the state.

He said the synergy between the executive and the legislature had

provided the state enabling environment to excel above her
contemporaries and had placed the state on a high pedestal of economic boom.

Nwifuru noted that despite the hard bite of economic challenges,
Ebonyi State has remained on the rise through robust and healthy
management of resources by the State governor and discouraging
profligacy in governance.

APC vs PDP: Why Igbos should vote my husband – Jennifer Atiku

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Mrs Jennifer Atiku, wife of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged residents of Onitsha to vote massively for the party in the 2019 general elections.

Atiku is the main challenger of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

NAN reports that Jennifer, who hails from Onitsha, made the plea when she paid a courtesy visit to Igwe Alfred Achebe, the traditional ruler of Onitsha on Tuesday.

“I am here to inform you, my own people, that your in-law, who is my husband, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is contesting the presidential election in 2019, so that you support us to win the election.

“I am your daughter and your in-law is my husband. You asked me to marry him and here I am today to seek your support for his presidential ambition.

“Please, do not let us down,” Jennifer, who was accompanied by Mrs Margret Obi, wife of Mr Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential candidate of the party, pleaded.

While saying that her visit was to buttress the saying that “charity begins at home,” Jennifer expressed optimism that a PDP government would guarantee the desired economic and social development of the country.

In his response, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, commended Mrs Jennifer for finding time to visit the palace and Onitsha to canvass for votes for Atiku and PDP.

“It will be good if our in-law becomes the President of Nigeria. You are a good daughter and your husband, our in-law is also a good man.

“Since you deemed it fit to seek my blessing from the throne and support of your people for your husband, Atiku, who is our in-law, what you are praying for will be fulfilled by the grace of God,” the monarch said.

2019: Atiku blasts Buhari for freezing Peter Obi’s account, intimidation of opponents

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise, to provide the opposition a level playing ground that he was “denied in the past”.

Atiku, in a statement signed by his spokeman, Paul Ibe, described the statement as an indication that Buhari was a poor student of history.

He urged the President to take a trip down memory lane and compare the past with the present.

“President Muhammadu Buhari ran for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 under the PDP (led government). Not once during those intervening years was he arrested, molested or persecuted in any way, shape or form.

“As a matter of fact, immediately after his experience with Boko Haram terrorists in Kaduna on July 24, 2014, the then PDP administration bought Mr. Buhari a $300,000 dollar armoured and bombproof SUV for his protection. Mr. Buhari received the vehicle which helped save his life.

“Never were Muhammadu Buhari or his relative’s accounts frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, INEC, or any other government agencies under the PDP and never were his running mates, children, friends and family targeted.

“Muhammadu Buhari participated in several protests and marches, including the Occupy Nigeria movement and the 2014 All Progressives Congress, APC march in Abuja and was not arrested or persecuted by the PDP.

“The PDP ensured that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was independent and appointed disinterested individuals to its board including Professor Attahiru Jega, who then President Jonathan had never met before his appointment.

“The PDP also ensured that vital government agencies like the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, were not politicised, whether or not their reports favoured the government.

“However, since coming to office, President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to reciprocate the good treatment meted out to him by the PDP and has instead persecuted, harassed and attempted to intimidate his likely opponents, even before they became candidates.

“Their businesses have been affected with the government either pulling out of or attempting to pull out of commercial contractual agreements freely entered into between government agencies and businesses owned or partly owned by perceived presidential opponents.

“Also, in a bid to intimidate the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar’s plane was invaded by a crack combined military team on November 11, 2018. That was unprecedented in Nigeria’s history and never occurred even under military rule.

“Opposition presidential candidates who participated in peaceful marches have been arrested and are currently facing trial. Others were set up by government agencies including the Code of Conduct Tribunal and were tried until the government’s case collapsed at the Supreme Court.

“The account of the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP (Peter Obi) was frozen even as opposition Presidential candidates were falsely accused of involvement in armed robbery and when the government’s case was falling apart, their main suspect suspiciously and suddenly died in police custody.

“An opposition candidate on the verge of winning an election was strangely charged for examinations malpractices and his win was overturned,” Atiku said.