Mama Peace distribute christmas packages worth millions to less privileged citizens.

Mama Peace Ibiyeomie out of her magnanimity, distributes Christmas Packages worth Millions of Naira to orphans, widows and other less privileged citizens.

Items distributed are: Over 100 Bags of Rices, Chickens, Vegetable Oil, Tomatoes, Wrappers, Cash gifts amongst others.
Also, Cloths and Shoes were sent to orphans in different orphanage homes within and outside Port Harcourt.
The Beneficiaries also includes over One Thousand Widows from different denominations within and outside Port Harcourt.


Dado the latest patriotic Nigerian

A few weeks back I found these two kids hawking Mazarkwaila (sugar cake sort of) on the street of Kofan Doka in Zaria. Looking at their ages, I had to park and walked to the other lane in order to catch up with them, as I was driving on the opposite lane. I stopped them and requested to know their area of residence, name of their parents and their own names. They were able to answer all the questions satisfactorily except the first question. They were able to give the name of their area of residence without giving a hint on how to locate their house, as they are too young to do that. I further asked how much is the value of the whole Mazarkwaila being carried by the boy (as depicted in the photo below), surprizingly the value was 2500 naira only. I nearly shed tears looking at the money vis-a-vis the risk they were being exposed to. I gave them 3000 naira and told them to go back home. Thereafter, I placed a phone call to someone I know that lives in the same area with them and told him  that I will send some photos to his watsapp and that he should help me locate the parents of those kids.

Happily the man (Audun Durimi) called back a day after to say that he was able to locate them. He sent the phone number of their father to me. I called the father and put some reasonable words regarding the ills of street hawking on children and he completely agreed with my submission. I asked him why are his children not going to school, he said he had to remove them because of his economic situation. I requested for his permission to enrol them, he outrighly accepted. 

I am happy to inform you that, today I enrolled Aisha and Isah into the ZEDA model schools. It is a new school that will start operation tomorrow Monday. Aisha and Isah will be part of the pioneer students of this school established by the Zaria Education Development Authority. Their mother is the one standing first from right.

 

May Allah bless these kids, may Allah see them through. I am so happy today. Alhamdullilah!!!

 

Sulaiman Dabo

STUDENT OF ABU RETURNS N2.5m TO OWNER

Two students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Ahmed Usman and Ahmed Suleiman, have returned a missing N2.5million to the owner, Mallam Muhammad Kudu Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art and Science, Federal College of Education, Kotangora, Niger State, misplaced the cash on Wednesday last week, CAMPUSLIFE learnt.

The Federal College of Education, Kotongora, is affiliated to ABU.

Suleiman, a 300-Level student of Social Studies Education, told CAMPUSLIFE how the money was found in an open bag.

He said: “It was on Tuesday (last week). The Students’ Union president and I were driving out of the school when we saw a leather bag and, on getting close, we realised that there was money in it.

“At first, we were scared seeing such amount of money in an open place. Besides, the leather bag was not zipped. I parked the car and we alighted from it. We looked around and nobody noticed us. Then, we picked the money, put it in the car and moved straight to the school’s security office. We gave the security man our phone numbers and told him to contact us should anybody complain of losing his or her valuables.”

Suleiman explained that though they dropped their contacts at the security unit, they decided not to disclose the contents in the bag.

“Yesterday, in the morning, I heard an announcement on the FM (radio station) that the owner of the money was looking for it. I immediately informed my friend who asked me what we could do, and I told him that he should wait until I get to the school.

“On getting to the school, there was a call for us to report at the security. We went there. We were asked what we saw. Meanwhile, the person who lost the money was with the security man awaiting our arrival,” Suleiman further explained..

Usman recalled how they both imagined what could be going on in the mind of the owner when they saw that the amount in the bag was huge.

“I was happy deep inside me because we never entertained any fraudulent thoughts. Naturally, different devilish thoughts jostled in our minds but thank God we were able to overpower such thoughts and kept the money until we saw the owner,” he said.

Kudu Ibrahim, who owns the cash said he had already lost hope of seeing it again. He praised Suleiman and Usman for their rare display of virtue.

He said: “It’s true I lost some amount of money by the roadside yesterday. I later went there to check if the money was there but, unfortunately, I couldn’t find it. The actual amount is N2.5 million, and the money belongs to an association which I chair. It’s a thrift and loan scheme.

“I complained to the security officials of the school and I was told to wait because those who found the money left their contacts, should anybody come for missing items. I was given back the money intact. I was even asked to check through but I knew it was complete because it was packed in N500,000 each in the bag.”

Nonetheless, Ibrahim promised to compensate the two students with an undisclosed amount.

The Investigative Officer of the school, Mr Olusikun Samuel, also confirmed the missing cash had been found.

“I’m very familiar with the case. It was reported to us on Tuesday at 3:30pm. I handled the matter before we knew those persons that actually found the money which was N2.5million. I confirmed it,” he said.

In a telephone conversation with CAMPUSLIFE, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the school, Mr Andrew Pius Ibrahim, commended the students for returning such a huge amount. He added that the school management was aware of the matter.

“It’s a virtue that it’s only peculiar to few people. Not all persons can see such amount of money and return it. We really commend them and call on others to emulate them. It’s something the school is so proud of,” Andrew said.

My new friend

Meet my new friend, his name is Adam. I met this determined hard working boy on Thursday morning at a Washing bay in my area, he had a basket of yellow bananas which he sales for a living, being a little boy that he is I got interested in knowing why he was selling bananas at the age of 7yrs because I had a sense that he is quite young to be doing this. He told me his story:

His mother died when he was 3 months old, after the mother’s death, his father disappeared and abandoned him completely, the family members took him to the village to live with his grandmother, it was at the age of 4 that his grandmother opened up to him about his mother’s passing. When he made 5yrs, the situation became so hard in the village and his Aunty picked him up and brought him to her residence in Ndeeba. The Aunty told him to hawk bananas as a source of income to raise money for his school fees, he has to work every single day during the holidays to secure fees for every term. When I saw him yesterday, I gave him 20,000 and told him to go back home and rest b’se he was looking so tired and exhausted. When he reached home he put 5k into his private wooden money tin and handed over 15k to his Aunty as the yield for the day. Yesterday I told him to come and meet me up today at the same location where we met, he had to get there at 10am this morning but he made it at 8:30am. We have spent the whole day together, took him to town for shopping, had breakfast and lunch together, took him to my place and he showered very well, then went to meet his Aunty at their residence, the Aunty is a tailor and doesn’t gain much from her job and can’t afford the basics of life. I can’t share what she told me about her struggles because it is so emotional and heartbreaking. I have paid his school fees until 2021(I have left the fees with the Aunty). When i was leaving him he said “Today is the best day of my life”. He cried and I too broke down because the moment has been over sentimental and the day has been emotional all through.

 

Note: This post is not a show off and I know I cant take all the kids off the road but this boy is just one out of the many but one day God will see us through.

May God bless you as you too help somebody in your own capacity. Blessings.

-Sammer Timé

MRS. EBIZI NDIOMU-BROWN CELEBRATES WITH CHILDREN IN ODONI COMMUNITY.

MRS. EBIZI NDIOMU-BROWN CELEBRATES WITH CHILDREN IN ODONI COMMUNITY.

 

Dolls Out X-mas Gift Items to Children.

 

The Deputy Chief Of Staff to the Governor of Bayelsa State , Mrs Ebizi  Ndiomu-Brown has dolled out gift items for the Yuletide season to over 500 children in Odoni Community .

 

Mrs. Ndiomu-Brown while spending quality time with the children from the various quarters in the community said, the occasion was intended to put smiles on the faces of those children and integrate them into the celebration of Christmas.

 

She said Christmas was a period to spread love and generate happiness for persons, especially children and less-privileged people, who need assistance to meet some of their needs.

 

The Deputy Chief Of Staff who has turned the occasion to a yearly event also assured the people of Odoni Community of her unalloyed support for the development of the Community especially in giving the right education to the children which she described as “ potential leaders”.

 

According to Mrs. Ndiomu-Brown “ Christmas celebrations are not complete when we have not touched these children tenderly. We have to make them feel loved and cared for in these Yuletide season.

 

The Deputy Chief Of Staff while throwing light on the purpose of the celebration said, the sole objective of putting smiles on the faces of that category of persons, promising that she  would unfold more children and women-friendly programmes in the coming year.

 

She also used the medium to caution parents not to loose focus on their responsibilities to look after their children and wards as the Yuletide season also comes with some untold stories.

 

Pere Okoyen

18Years Old Boy Rescue 5 Persons Trapped In Collapse Building In Port Harcourt

18Years Old Boy Rescues 5 Persons Trapped In Collapse Building In Port Harcourt.

This is MOSES PETERSIDE, He has directly been involved in over 5 rescues. He did this voluntarily.

Moses has unarguably been one of the most outstanding volunteer on site. In one of the rescues, Moses went under the debris, risking it all.

At the time of my chat with him, he just finished taking injections for an injury he had under his foot.

Moses has been a key part of this rescue and like a mini super hero here.

Moses is a Rivers indigene from Opobo. He is 18yrs, has no phone, leave with the sister at no. 2 Bende street and only secondary school dropout.

SOURCE: Ugochukwu Tony

Mrs Okowa pays N5.1M for 25 needy patients

Joyful tears as Mrs Okowa pays N5.1m for 25 needy patients

It was an emotional day for many indigent patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Delta State as the wife of the state Governor, Dame Edith Okowa facilitated the payment of bills of 25 patients who were set for discharge but could not pay.

At a ceremony in Asaba, tagged “International Day of Charity”, Mrs Okowa raised a total of five million, one hundred thousand naira (N5.1 million) from good spirited Nigerians in Delta to pay the bills of the poor patients.

Some of the beneficiaries of the kind gesture could not hold back tears as they danced and jumped upon hearing their names on the list of those whose bills had been paid.

A number of the patients had been in the hospital for several moths receiving treatments and have remained in the hospital for more months after being discharged due to their inability to pay their bills.

Some of the patients were owing almost five hundred thousand Naira. Mrs Promise Lazarus who was attacked by her husband could not hold back tears over the gesture of Dame Okowa.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Promise Lazarus was a victim of domestic violence: she was attacked by her husband with a machete in February and was admitted to the Hospital for six months.

Upon being discharged, she was unable to pay her bill of N492,000 and had to remain in the hospital until the State First Lady came to her rescue with the charity programme.

Another beneficiary who wept uncontrollable, not only had her bill of N346, 800 paid but was handed to an associate of Dame Okowa as she had nowhere to go from the hospital.

Another beneficiary whose bills were paid and she was given accommodation

Speaking at the event, Mrs Okowa told the patients and management of the hospital that all the money came from good spirited Nigerians and not from the state government.
She said that the gesture is part of the Charity Day which is commomerated on September 5th to reach out to the poor.

For her, the reach out to indigent patients in the hospital was a way to increase solidarity, social responsibility, volunteerism and public support.

Mr Okowa stressed that the event was also aimed at raising public awareness on the need for charity work, noting that being alive does not necessarily mean ‘we are the best but what we do today is what we will reap tomorrow.’

“It is not only the rich that should give help but every Nigerian should give because giving is a spirit that should be imbibed by all human beings.

The Delta First Lady said that she derived her passion to give from a passage in the Holy Bible: Matthew Chapter 25: 35 – 36 which said ‘I was hungry and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me drink, I was a stranger and ye took me in, naked and ye clothed me, I was in prison and ye came to me.”

She commended the management of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, for treating patients first without demanding monies.
For the Hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Victor Osiatuma, he commended Dame Okowa for her charity works across the state, and affecting the lives of many.

He recalled that Mrs Okowa had initiated many programmes to help the poor, including building sickle centres, free health programmes and her charity works.

“Last year, specifically, September 5, 2017, the governor’s wife also, through the pet project, 05 initiative, spent over N2.3million to bail out 13 patients who also could not pay their medical bills at the same hospital,” he said.

Some of the beneficiaries include: Chukwunyem Esther, N310, 850; Chukwudi Joshua, N135, 700; Okolie Ifeanyi, N439, 200; Ubong Kingsley, N307, 050 and Onwugbolu Sunday, N221, 000.

Others are; Oki John, 422, 000; Obi Jerry, N216, 350; Obianke Onyisi-Ken, N171; 850; Okoh Patrick, N597, 700 and Edhu Ejiro, N160, 850.

Responding, a beneficiaries Mrs. Promise Lazarus, expressed happiness over the gesture.

She thanked the governor’s wife, the people of Delta state and the management of the Federal Medical Centre for their magnanimity to her and other patients.

Ifeanyi Nwoko

Poor gala seller shoving gala to prisoners van for free.

I witnessed something incredible & humbling today. Just shows that you don’t need to be rich, or have a lot of money to be charitable.

Driving past Lagos House/Marina exit, there was this Nigeria Prison Force van heading to Ikoyi Prison stuck in traffic (as usual), with the prisoners in it shoving their hands through the vents of the van & shouting inaudible stuff.

Then I noticed this Gala seller shoving Gala into the tiny peeking fingers of the prisoners, one by one. As the traffic started moving, he ran across the road, put his basket on the curb, grabbed a handful of Gala and ran back to the Prison van.

At this point, he’s running alongside the van, just shoving Gala into the van through the tiny bars. Even the Warden benefited.

I was in awe!!! He couldn’t even see prisoners, just those fingers!

As traffic freed up & he walked back to his ware on the curb, I had to stop him, & asked if they paid for the Gala, thinking the Warden might have paid. He said no, he just gave they because they were begging for help, that they were hungry.

I could believe it. So how many Gala did you give them? He said he didn’t know, he was just giving them, not counting how many!

Here was a poor street hawker, giving away half his wares, because random people he did know needed help and were hungry!!

So what is your excuse???

I wish I had more money on me at that moment…. I pray I see him again tomorrow.

I pray that poor Gala hawker will always find help at his point of need, and food whenever he his hungry, just as he met the need of those prisoners today.

Little things that rekindle my faith in Humanity.

Denike Ajitena

The gala seller is pictured below:

DR MRS EUNICE ORTOM BREAKS RAMADAN FAST WITH MUSLIM WOMEN

DR MRS EUNICE ORTOM BREAKS RAMADAN FAST WITH MUSLIM WOMEN –

 

The wife of the Governor of Benue State Dr Mrs Eunice Ortom today host Muslim women in Benue State,The event which took place in the new banquet at Benue peoples house Makurdi had in attendance many dignitaries and gentlemen of the press who graced the occasion celebrated under theme “Breaking of Ramadam fast” commended Her Excellency Dr Mrs Eunice Ortom for putting up such a wonderful event and show of love to the Muslim community.

 

Dr Mrs Eunice Ortom in her address commended the Muslim women for their show of solidarity with the government under her husband watch and urged them to continue to pray for peace in Benue state. She also a made a quantum donation of 250 bags of Miva Rice and cash worth of #250,000.00 for their transportation back home.

 

Speakers from the Muslim community in their separate reactions applauded His Excellency, Samuel Ortom, His Amiable wife Eunice Ortom and pray God to continue to bless them in their endeavors.

Sen. Abu Ibrahim has distributed bags of rice, millet, sugar and other items valued at a total of about N33.5 million to his constituency,

Sen. Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina South) has distributed bags of rice, millet, sugar and other items valued at a total of about N33.5 million to party supporters from his constituency, across 11 local government areas in the Funtua zone of Katsina State.

Sen. Ibrahim said the gesture was designed to enable beneficiaries have stress-free Ramadan fasting.

Distributing the commodities on behalf of the Senator at Musawa, the APC Funtua zone Vice Chairman, Alhaji Bala Abubakar Musawa, said the measure would go a long way in cushioning the effects of Ramadan on the people and urged the communities to ensure judicious distribution of the items.

Apart from the party supporters, Musawa said that the Ramadan largesse was equally extended to Imams of the Juma’at mosques at the headquarters of each of the 11 local governments as well as to the district heads.

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