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COVID-19 Partial Lockdown: US-based Organisation Puts Smile On Orphans, Widows Faces

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USA-based non-profitable organisation, the Nigeria International Humanitarian Foundation of England  Int. (N.I.H.F.N.E)  has donated palliatives to orphans and widows at Uyiosa Orphanage and Widows Ministry in Benin.

Items donated are provisions such as toiletries, food items, among others.

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Our correspondent reports that the presence of the organisation at the home changed the mood of the orphans and widows as they were seen smiling faces during the visit.

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A representative of the organisation, Mrs Esohe Ehigiator,
noted that the visit was to give the orphans and widows a sense of belonging.

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Ehigiator said the items donated  was to cushion the effect of hardship of the partial lockdown to curtail the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.

According to her, “The visit is a normal routine exercise of the  organisation to put smile on children, orphans and widows faces both in good and bad times.

“The Organisation representatives are here today to show the orphans and widows a sense of belonging, the organization want you to feel you are not neglected especially in this COVID-19 pandemic era.

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“The  non-profit charitable organization is dedicated to meeting the basic humanitarian needs of children, widows, and orphans of all ethnicities,  race, religion and genda throughout the United States and other countries in general.”

She noted that it was virtually impracticable for only government to dole out palliatives to everyone at this point in time.

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A cross section of widows that benefited from the palliative

She said the Organisation which is located  in Lynn, Massachusetts, (USA) was formed by 10 good of friends from different spheres of influence.

Appreciating the organisation, Mrs. Florence Ruben, one of the widows, said “the purpose of this visit is the best thing that has happened to us,  particularly some of us who cannot afford anything at this COVID-19 pandemic era ,”

“We want to sincerely thank the organisation for this initiative at this crucial time that we all found ourselves. I must say I am really impressed with the gesture towards us.”

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She called on other public spirited individuals and organisations to assist in alleviating the sufferings of the citizenry.

The orphans were not left out as Osasogie Uyiosa, who spoke on behalf of the children, commended the selfless efforts, as he thanked and prayed for the organisation.

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INEC Office Set Ablaze, 340 Ballot Boxes, Other Properties Destroyed In Ebonyi

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

The hoodlums razed down the building in the early hours of Sunday, according to DAILY POST’s report.

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INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a tweet.

The tweet quoted INEC’s Resident Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, as saying the
incident occurred around 10am.

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While properties and the building were destroyed, no casualty was recorded.

Some of the properties razed down included 340 ballot boxes, 14 power generators, 130 voting cubicles, large water storage tanks, office furniture and a large number of voter cards which has not been ascertained at the time of the report.

INEC reports that this is the third attack on their facility after the offices in Ogun and Osun states were attacked on the 10th of November 2022.

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Tension As Armed Robbers Invade Queen’s College Ibadan

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Suspected armed robbers, on Saturday, invaded the Queens College in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, killing a security guard during a raid on the premises.

The sad incident took place early hours on Saturday at the college’s premise in Apata, Ido Local Government Area of the state.

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The PUNCH gathered that the suspected robbers, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the premises at about 1am yesterday.

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Eyewitnesses said the security guards tried to resist the armed robbers but could not march the fireworks of the bandits as one of them was felled by the bullets.

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According to one of the eyewitnesses, who did not want his name in print, the armed robbers engaged in sporadic shooting to scare the residents and the neighbourhood guards.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the killings and said investigation is still ongoing and update would be provided accordingly.

 

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Man Rapes 5-year-old Boy To Death In Ogun

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A 36-year-old homosexual, Sikiru Ajibola, allegedly sodomized a five-year-old boy till he died in Ogun State.

It was learnt that the incident happened Friday at Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

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The police arrested the suspect following a report lodged at the Ogijo Police Station by the Chairman of the Olorunwa Arogbeja community in Ogijo.

Arogbeja had reported to the police that a community member told him the suspect had sodomized the victim, adding that the boy died in the process.

Upon the report, the DPO of Ogijo division, CSP Enatufe Omoh, was said to have detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested.

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On interrogation, the arrested suspect had confessed to being a homosexual, “and that while he was having sex with the deceased boy, he gave up the ghost,” the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, quoted him as saying.

He reportedly confessed further that he dug the ground in the bush to bury the boy in a shallow grave.

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“He has also taken policemen to where the deceased was buried,” Oyeyemi said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.

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