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HE WILL MINISTER TO THE BARREN, SICK & JOBLESS! Kumuyi hosts ‘Night Of Divine Increase’ on Thursday

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Over 30,000 people are expected to throng the new Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters, Gbagada, Lagos, on Thursday as the General Superintendent of the church, Pastor William Kumuyi, hosts a special power night programme, tagged: “Night of divine increase.”

A statement from the church said Kumuyi would minister specially to the sick, barren and jobless as well as those whose business had collapsed.

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The programme, the church further said, would be beamed through satellite to all its branches across the world.

Expected to grace the occasion, the church statement added, “Are dignitaries from all strata of the Nigerian society, including top government functionaries.”

The Nigerian Police Force, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Federal Road Safety, the church statement also disclosed, would provide security as well as take care of the traffic control.

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The 30,000-capacity Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters auditorium was inaugurated recently by the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

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Gombe provides N600m for community projects- Official

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Gombe provides N600m for community projects- Official

The Gombe State has provided N600m to communities and groups in the state to implement 256 micro-projects of critical needs.

General Manager of the Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development (GMCSDA), Alhaji Abubakar Kumo, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday.

Newsmen report that GMCSDA was established in 2009 to empower communities in the state by supporting them with grants and building their capacities for projects implementation and supervision.

Kumo said the 256 micro-projects undertaken in 64 communities cut in the 11 Local Government Areas of the state are to benefit about 480, 000 people.

He said that the support was given to the communities and groups to implement various projects in their communities in line with the agency`s mandate to galvanise development at the grassroots.

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Kumo said that the projects cut across eight sectors of education, health, water, socio-economic, rural roads, electricity, environment and Gender and Vulnerable.

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He added that they are targeted at poor communities, vulnerable groups and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The general manager said the support from the state government was attracting resources and attention from different developmental partners especially World Bank because “when you are not giving counterpart as a state government, they won’t give you resources.

“The communities and groups plan the projects, they draw up the cost estimate while we vet the cost estimate; they do everything and elect leaders while ours is to monitor, supervise and then fund the projects.

“The communities are contributing 10 per cent while groups contribute five per cent. In a nutshell, we have disbursed N600 million in last one year under the present administration of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State.

“We have 256 communities/group micro-projects implemented across the state and the bulk of the projects are in water, health and education but we have a lot in electricity, skill acquisition centres and environment,’’ he said.

Kumo said that in line with the maintenance culture of the governor, about 2, 560 community members across the state were trained on maintenance and sustainability of these projects and on conflicts resolution.

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The agency`s boss stated that the impact of these projects from an assessment carried out in 2019 were ‘marvelous’ having achieved a lot in acute health issues leading to a reduction in maternal deaths.

He said that it was very difficult for most communities assisted by the agency to access healthcare services, especially during the raining season before the intervention projects.

“In education, there were lots of communities where their children were not attending school before but now they are attending schools. For water, we have reduced the long distances children walk to get water,’’ he said.

He commended the state government for prioritizing project interventions in communities.

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Kumo charged the benefitting communities to continue to maintain these projects for maximum benefits of their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Childrens’ Day: NGO distributes diapers to pregnant mothers in Bauchi

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2020 Childrens’ Day: NGO distributes diapers to pregnant mothers in Bauchi

A Bauchi-based Non-Governmental Organization ‘Child is Gold’ Foundation on Wednesday distributed diapers to some pregnant women in the state to mark this year’s  International Children’s Day.

The Field Officer of the foundation, Mr Ishiaya Nuhu,  said the gesture was to remind women of the health rights of the children.

According to him, mothers were selected as targeted beneficiaries in appreciation of their commitment to child development in the state.

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Nuhu said that during the distribution of the items, which took place at the Yelwa Domiciliary PHC, women were sensitised on how to take proper care of their children.

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“The NGO gave out diapers to over 50 pregnant women and we also sensitized them on the health rights of children.

“This includes personal hygiene, proper use of diapers and discipline to our leaders of tomorrow,” he said.

Speaking to newsmen after the occasion, some beneficiaries, Mrs Fatima Ismail and Mrs Hajara Maiwada, thanked the organisation for the assistance.

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They said the information provided on regular changing of diapers, hygiene and exclusive breastfeeding, would help them immensely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump’s a fool, an absolute fool, says Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is “costing peoples’ lives.”

The decision whether to wear a face mask in public has emerged as a national political battle, and the two presidential candidates have adopted very different approaches.

Biden’s decision to wear a mask outdoors on Memorial Day at his first public event since March caught the attention of Trump, who retweeted an image of Biden at the event accompanied by a comment: “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.”

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The president has resisted wearing masks in front of cameras at series of public events, including on Memorial Day.

“He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way. Every leading doc in the world says you should be wearing a mask in a crowd,” Biden said in a taped interview with CNN.

Biden called Trump’s behaviour “macho stuff” and falsely masculine actions that were costing people’s lives.

The president said on Tuesday he thought it was “very unusual” that Biden wore the mask on Memorial Day since he was outside in good weather.

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White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Trump was not shaming anyone. Biden’s outing on Monday was his first in several weeks. The 77-year-old candidate has been staying at home because of the pandemic. Trump, who has restarted his travel schedule in recent weeks, has knocked the Democrat for not leaving his house.

“The president is excited to see that Joe emerged from the basement. It is a bit peculiar though that, in his basement, right next to his wife, he’s not wearing a mask, but he’s wearing one outdoors when he’s socially distanced. So I think that there was a discrepancy there,” she told reporters.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are hard to maintain. The guidelines do not suggest wearing masks at home.

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McEnany said Biden’s choice to wear a mask did not strike Trump as “a very data-driven decision.”

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