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Government, Banks and Philantropists Donates to Fight Coronavirus in Nigeria (The Full List)

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List of Donors for the fight Against Coronavirus in Nigeria

The outbreak of this pandemic disease-Coronavirus has been a course for concern in Nigeria and the world at large.

However, The Nigerian government has approved a 10 billion Naira grant (about $27 million) to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to a statement from President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the money will be released to Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial center, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

He tweeted;

“The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grants to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control and contain the outbreak, while also supporting other States with capacity-building.”

Unfortunately, Nigeria’s count on this outbreak keeps increasing by the day and spreading to other states including some Eastern states like; Enugu and Ebonyi.

 Currently, Nigeria has a total count of 70 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 44 in Lagos, 14 in Abujaand the rest in other states.

The President is also releasing a 5 billion Naira (about $13 million) special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The country’s leading National Public Health Institute,NCDC has been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, collating numbers and responding to suspected cases of the virus.

“The immediate release of a 5 billion Naira special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to equip, expand and provide personnel to its facilities and laboratories across the country,” said President Buhari.

However, some Nigerian Philantropists and organizations, including banks, have also donated billions of Naira to help fund medical centers and provide essential materials necessary to contain the spread of this pandemic in the country.

Below is the full list in detail;

Some Nigerian Philanthropists who donated monetary value to this course include;

  • Atiku Abubakar –              50million naira
  •  2Face Idibia  –                   10million naira
  • Aliko Dangote –                 1Billion naira plus
  •  Abdulsamad Rabiu  –      1Billion naira
  • Femi Otedola –                  1Billion naira
  • Tony O. Elumelu –            1Billion naira
  • Herbert O. Wigwe –         1Billion naira
  • Segun Agbaje  –                 1Billion naira
  • Jim Ovia –             1Billion naira

Some Corporate Organizations that donated to this course include;

  • Access Bank         –     1Billion naira
  • GTBank                  –    1Billion naira
  • Zenith Banks       –      1Billion naira
  • NNPC (under FG) –   11 Billion naira
  • UBA.                      –     5 Billion naira (To African countries including Nigeria)

Federal Government donated 10billion to Lagos State Government and 5billion to fund NCDC.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted this Nigerian philanthropists and organizations for joining their resources in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Some Nigerians are asking if the money should be shared equal among every Nigerian, or should it be given to State governors to build well equipped hospitals and research institutes in their respective States?

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Naira Marley To Set up a Non-Profitable Charity Restaurant

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Naira Marley To Set up a Non-Profitable Charity Restaurant

Naira Marley intends to open free restaurant where people can eat at any time free of charge.

The Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley took to twitter to announce his intention to give back to his fans and well-wishers in the society.

The controversial singer said he wants to launch a non-profit restaurant which will serve people at all times. He said the restaurant will be organized in such a way that people will feel free to come in and eat whenever they want.

“I wanna open a non-profitable charity kinda thing where people can just come to eat at any time and also help them for any other things, they need help with”, he wrote.

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Overnight Billionaire: Tanzanian Miner Sells Rare Gemstones for $3.4 Million

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Overnight Billionaire: Tanzanian Miner Sells Rare Gemstones for $3.4 Million

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight billionaire after mining two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found.

Tanzanite is found only in the East African country. Tanzania’s government however, bought the book-sized stones weighing 20 pounds (9 kg) and 11 pounds (5 kg) from the miner ‘Saniniu Laizer’ for $3.4 million.

Nile Dam: Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to AU-led talks Minerals Minister Doto Biteko said on state television the government is buying the rare minerals for preservation.

“We’re signing agreements today in public to facilitate the cash transfer … and the government recognizes Laizer is a new billionaire,” he said.

The two dark violet-blue gemstones, each about 30cm long and 10cm thick, were discovered by miners employed by Saniniu Laizer in a mine in the north of the country.

Speaking in terms of the local currency, Laizer has earned more than 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings. Laizer said in a televised interview he plans to open a shopping mall and a school for his community.

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“The money that I have received today, I will allocate it to more development activities,” he said. Tanzania is a rich country, President John Magufuli said when congratulating him.

However, Local and international reporting of the discovery has described the miner’s story as a “grass to grace” story saying he “hit the jackpot”.

Laizer runs a substantial mining operation involving more than 200 people, which he has funded with the profits of his extensive cattle and farming businesses, and was not present when the record-breaking discovery was made.

According to one of his managers, Laizer has logistics experts, engineers, geologists who help him in the planning of the operations. He doesn’t himself go to the pit to dig. He has a number of tried labourers who do the mining.

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“It’s a really challenging experience. It’s tough of course, working in this dusty area. We inhale a lot of dust and get sick, but we haven’t lost the determination to work. We feel grateful that our boss has finally got these stones. We are planning to have roast meat together when we return to the mining site.” said the manager.

The first gemstone weighed 9.27kg and the second 5.103kg, a mines ministry spokesperson said. Both were found last week, but the discovery only became known when Laizer sold them to the government on Wednesday.

Being generous, He said that 10% of the earnings from the sale of the stones will be distributed among the workers.

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Foreign Donor Nations Pledge $1.8 Billion to Ease Sudan’s Economic Crisis

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Foreign Donor Nations Pledge $1.8 billion to Ease Sudan Economic Crisis

Foreign donor nations pledged $1.8 billion at a conference hosted by Germany to help Sudan ease an economic crisis hampering its transition towards democracy after the fall of Omar al-Bashir.

The European Union pledged 312 million euros ($350.13 million), the United States $356.2 million, Germany 150 million euros, France 100 million euros, and Britain £150 million for humanitarian and development programmes, chief among them planned cash transfers to poor families with the help of the World Bank, officials said at the online event.

According to the Report, Saudi Arabia donated only $10 million since it has given Sudan $500 million over the past year. The United Arab Emirates donated $50 million.

The two Gulf countries had promised a grant to Sudan of $3 billion in the form of cash and commodities after the military ousted Bashir in April 2019, but it is unclear how much has reached the country in total.

China and Spain were among countries offering to assist Sudan with relieving its debt, which stands at about $56 billion.


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