A thought for widows, vulnerable

  Brittania-U Nigeria Limited (BUNL), an indigenous oil and gas company, in collaboration with Lilyford Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), last Christmas brought good tidings, joy and smiles to widows, the poor and the aged in Anambra State. It was at an event which took place simultaneously at the Obi of Onitsha’s Palace, Onitsha and the Iyi-Enu Missionary Hospital Ogidi, both in Anambra State. The event flag off was performed by the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who was accompanied by…

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Ondo makes poor pregnant women vulnerable

The fate of free medical services inherited by the Ondo State government hangs precariously in the balance as the Mother and Child Hospitals now charge fees for their services. BABATOPE OKEOWO reports that pregnant women now patronise Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) because they cannot afford fees charged by the hospitals Ahousewife, Mrs. Taiwo Omotoso and her new-born baby, were detained for three weeks at the Ondo State-owned Mother and Child Hospital in Akure, the state capital, over the inability of her husband, Mr. Oladapo Omotoso, to pay N40,000 required for…

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USAID donates school furniture to vulnerable pupils

An international development partner, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 250 pairs of school furniture (chairs and desks) to orphans and vulnerable children at St. Peter’s and St. Philomena’s Primary School in Buruku and Adogo communities in Benue State. Senior Programme Manager of Sustainable Mechanism for Improving Livelihoods and Households Empowerment (SMILE), Mr. Sunday Udom, the implementing partners in the project, told newsmen in a statement issued in Jos, Plateau State capital, that the gesture was to cushion the hardship facing orphans and children ravaged by…

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