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Rotary Club Of New Benin Donates Mobility Devices To People With Disability

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With a view to making life easier and meaningful for people with disability, Rotary Club of New Benin, District 9141, Thursday, January 30, donated walking devices to physically challenged persons in Benin.

Items donated by the charity body include: 9 clouses, 13 walkers and two walking sticks.

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Speaking, President, Rotary Club of New Benin, Rotarian Magdalene Odigie, said the items were donated with a view to empowering and helping people with disability in their day-to-day life.

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She said Rotary International is aware there are some physically challenged persons who cannot afford the mobility devices hence the donation.

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Some of the Rotarians and some persons with disability pose with some of the mobility devices

“The spirit behind this donation is for empowerment and to help them in their every day doings. And for many of them that cannot afford such, we decided that we should help them, at least to blossom their lives”, she added.

Speaking, Assistant Governor, Rotary Club of New Benin, Zone 4, District 9141,  Rotarian said Ejinwa Uzu though the District has its focus area, giving mobility devices to people with disability is emphasises of the District this year.

Uzu who represented District Governor of District 9141, Nzi Anozi said she believes just like every right thinking person that mobility is key in everyone’s life, stressing that any mobile person can fend for himself and do many other things.

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While noting that nobody should be denied mobility, the she emphasised that mobility makes one to enjoy life and blossom.

Rotarian Uzu (left) Assistant Governor Zone 4 decorating Rotarian, Odigie, President of Rotary Club of New Benin (right) for her service and donation to Rotary.

He said, “No body should be denied of mobility, and that is the District emphasises for this year. Even though we have our six areas of focus, specifically this giving of mobility devices is our emphasises for this year because we believe just like every right thinking person that mobility is key in everybody’s life. If you are mobile you can fend for yourself; you can do so many other things. You will enjoy life.”

Responding, President, Joint Association of Persons with Disability, Edo State chapter, Mr. Henry Ebose, thanked Rotary Club International particularly New Benin, District 9141 for paying attention to the plights of people with disability.

Persons with disability pose with some Rotarians during the donation

He said the devices will go a long way in empowering and helping his members.

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Some outstanding members who have donated up to one thousand dollars ($1000) to Rotary Club International were decorated for their humanitarian service at the event.

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2nd House Prize Winner Emerges In Festival Of Joy Promo Draw In Port Harcourt

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Foremost mobile network operator, Globacom, on Thursday held a draw to select the winner of a second three-bedroom house prize in Port Harcourt in furtherance of its Festival of Joy loyalty reward promo.

In a press statement issued by the company after the Port Harcourt draw, Globacom encouraged subscribers who desire to win prizes in the promo to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) to qualify for the draw.

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The winning number was drawn by an elderly Glo subscriber, Mr. Ogbomade Sampson Joe, who was present at the Gloworld to transact business. It was witnessed by several Glo subscribers, the media as well as Mr. Koko Finny, the representative of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) in Port Harcourt.

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The lucky Glo subscriber who emerged winner in the draw will receive the house prize at a presentation ceremony billed for Friday, December 9, 2022.

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Three lucky Glo subscribers had previously become landlords in Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt courtesy of Glo Festival of Joy promo which has on offer, 20 houses, 24 brand new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines and 1,000 rechargeable fans.

 

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Abducted Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

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The monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko in in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was kidnapped, has regained freedom.

The traditional ruler, who was abducted in his palace, was set free by the bandits after he had spent seven days in their den.

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According to a family source, the monarch was freed on Wednesday evening and he had been taken to the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

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Kabiyesi regained freedom yesterday (Wednesday) evening but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the source stated.

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Withdrawal Limits: Senate Raises Concerns, To Debate New CBN

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A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

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The Senate has raised concerns about the latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on cash withdrawals.

Senate Minority Leader Phillip Aduda in a point of order during plenary on Wednesday called the attention of his colleagues to the new policy and demanded for caution as it will affect many Nigerians, especially small business owners.

In his response, Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautions the CBN not to approach the policy by jumping into it at once as many Nigerians will be affected.

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He further noted that there is a need to engage the CBN in discussions to get more details of the policy and he directs the committee on banking to discuss this matter during the screening of the CBN Deputy Governors expected to hold before next week.

The Senate has set next Tuesday to debate the new CBN policy.

Under the new withdrawal policy, the CBN restricted the maximum cash withdrawal over the counter (OTC) by individuals and corporate organisations per week to N100,000 and N500,000 respectively.

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The CBN stated, however, that withdrawals above the thresholds would attract processing fees of 5 per cent and 10 per cent respectively for individuals and corporate entities going forward.

In addition, third-party cheques above N50,000 shall not be eligible for OTC payment while extant limits of N10 million on clearing cheques still remain.

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The new withdrawal regime further pegged the maximum cash withdrawal per week via Automated teller Machine (ATM) at N100,000 subject to a maximum of N20,000 cash withdrawal per day.

 

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