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ENUGU — An Enugu State lawmaker, Mr. Jeff Mba, on Friday, empowered 56 undergraduates in his constituency to the tune of N2.5m to assist them in their academic pursuit. Mba, representing Orji River constituency in the House of Assembly, said the bursary was intended to give back to his constituency, which found him worthy to represent them. He said the selection was done equitably among the 29 communities in the constituency. The first time assembly...

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MAIDUGURI — Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday ordered the release of N12.2m as an addition to a need-based intervention. The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has assisted families of 61 district heads killed by Boko Haram since 2009 across Borno State with each family getting one million Naira worth of materials. The VSF, a public and private funded humanitarian body set up by the Presidency during the Jonathan administration, had after meetings with all...

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The Women Health Centre built by Raise Foundation, with the support of Mainstream Foundation in Kontagora has been commissioned by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State. The modern and well-equipped edifice was built by the wife of Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello through her Raise Foundation, with the support of Mainstream Foundation as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The centre meant to provide health care services to women affected by...

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An Islamic Faith-Based Organization, Initiative for Muslim Women in Nigeria (IMWON) Adamawa state chapter, on Sunday distributed food items and clothes to 130 orphans and vulnerable in Yola North and Yola South local government areas of Adamawa state as part of annual activities of the organization. The orphans lost their parents either by death or conflicts. In her message to the occasion, the wife of the Adamawa state Governor Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Fintiri, represented by...

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ENUGU — The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), an NGO, has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for creating the Gender and Inclusivity Department (GID) in its operations. The Executive Director of CCD, Mr. David Anyaele, gave the commendation in a statement on Saturday. Anyaele said the department would enable INEC to effectively implement programmes  that would address issues of critical concern to women, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), and other marginalised groups in...

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The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Government of Japan has inaugurated a project to empower women and girls in marginalised communities in three states within one year. The project would be implemented in Delta, Gombe, and Bauchi states by UNESCO with funding from the Government of Japan. The project tagged: “Japan-UNESCO project on Empowerment of Women and Girls in Marginalised Communities for Better Well-being through Education and Advocacy’’ was...

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As part of a humanitarian gesture to aid community policing in Kano state, a philanthropist who prefers to remain anonymous has donated a motor vehicle to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the state. Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, Kano State Commissioner of Police received the car, a Sharon Suzuki, from the donor who pleaded that his name is not mentioned. The philanthropist who was at Dala Area Command said “the vehicle will assist in the area...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated and facilitated with the renowned economist and philanthropist, Tony Onyeamaechi Elumelu, on his 58th birthday on earth. In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday, Buhari joined family and friends to rejoice with the entrepreneur, whose interests had continued to create opportunities for growth and development in the country. President Buhari commended the economist for his foresight and large-heartedness in setting up the Tony Elumelu...

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OYE-EKITI (Ekiti) — The Owatapa of Itapa-Ekiti, Oba Makanjuola Ajaja, on Friday, said that 13 hectares of land had been given to Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), as part of the community’s contributions to the development of the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the traditional ruler made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, in Oye-Ekiti. The traditional ruler commended the institution’s management for establishing...

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AWKA — Sen. Uche Ekwunife, representing Anambra Central in the National Assembly on Sunday donated gas cylinder stoves to 650 women across the state. She said that the donation was her own way of empowering the women in the 326 political wards and to also encourage a cleaner environment in the state. Ekwunife, an aspirant for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the items...

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