ENDSARS protest: Donating companies may deal directly with victims
The incidents of hoarding, stockpiling and non-distribution of donated palliatives for Covid-19 in some states may pull-back some companies from partnering with state governments in assisting the victims of ENDSARS protest.For instance, a source in a multinational company told Businessday over the weekend that the company is considering dealing directly with the victims of the protest.He did not directly link the decision of the company to the non-distribution of Covid-19 palliative items as observed in some states, goods which were looted by some Nigerians from warehouses, but said the compan...
6 Vicitms Of The Collapsed Church Building Treated
Report gathered from the Akim Oda Government Hospital indicated that six victims rescued from the collapsed church at Batabi, were treated and discharged as at Thursday morning.Administrator of the Akim Oda Government Hospital Kwame Ampadu-Agyei, briefing the Ghana News Agency said, about 24 victims were sent to the hospital with 15 already dead, six treated and discharged, one referred to the St Joseph Hospital in Koforidua while one died on Thursday leaving one, on admission.Meanwhile, rescue efforts were ongoing to save dozens believed to be trapped under the debris, by the combined rescue ...
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Heroes matter: Right to Life League Pro-Life Awards 2020 airs Oct. 23-25
As the Chinese Coronavirus continues to decimate American lives and families, there is abortion, the other deadly killer that lurks in American society. The Right to Life League, America’s oldest first pro-life organization is taking the fight for life online with a unique Pro-Life Awards online fundraising event.The groundbreaking event will directly benefit partnering pro-life organizations around the nation. Many of whose fundraiser efforts have also been ruined by the Coronavirus. Why does it matter?Countless American families have experienced the shattering impact from the loss of family ...
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Susan Ople is first Filipino appointed as trustee of UN Trust Fund for Human Trafficking victims
Former labor undersecretary and overseas Filipino workers (OFW) advocate Susan “Toots” Ople has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, according to Director General and Executive Director Ghada Fatha Waly of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Records obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that Susan, youngest daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary and Senate President Blas F. Ople, will be the first Filipino appointed to the said position.“We are very pleased to have a person of your cal...
Jumia Nigeria shuts down site to mourn victims of protests in Nigeria
Africa’s number leading ecommerce platform, Jumia in the early house of Thursday October 22nd 2020, shut down its website to customers and sellers to mourn victims of protests against police brutality in Nigeria.In a statement displayed on the site after the shutdown, the company appealed to its stakeholders to join in the show of solidarity to mourn the victims. The company also wish that Nigeria emerge from this as a stronger nation bound in peace and unity.The statement reads: “With sadness and heavy hearts, it is our wish to honour those who have died in the course of these protests, with ...
#EndSARS: Lagos PDP sympathises with Akiolu, other victims of violence
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has commiserated with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu and all victims of the #EndSARS protests which resulted in arson and violence on Wednesday.The party on Thursday said that it also sympathised with security agencies over the attacks by hoodlums who infiltrated the peaceful protests.“The empathy is to all protesters, security personnel, citizens, businesses, Oba of Lagos and indeed the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all who have suffered deaths, injuries, property damage and loss,” it said in a statement by its...
#EndSARS: 63 Senators, Reps demand justice for victims
No fewer than 63 legislators, comprised of four Senators and 59 members of the House of Representatives, have demanded justice for the killings of #EndSARS protesters.In a joint statement issued in Abuja, the legislators said they were shocked by the use of force, intimidation and manipulation by government and security agencies against the peaceful protesters instead of dialogue.They demanded President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation and prosecute those behind the killings of the protesters.The statement read, “We have followed carefully the #ENDSARS protest by young people across Nige...
Kaduna Establishes Transit Centre For Sexual Assault Victims
The Kaduna State Government has established a centre for sexually assaulted victims to serve as a temporary abode for women and children who have suffered from sexual abuse before their issues are properly addressed.Arewa Trust Weekly gathered that the centre tagged: “Transit Shelter” will also provide victims with professional counselling especially for those being faced with not only violence but stigma and emotional distress.The wife of the state governor, Hadiza El-Rufai, who inaugurated the shelter, noted that: “We have to try as much as possible to take away that stigma and it is the res...
Pope commemorates Covid-19 victims at interfaith ceremony in Rome
Pope Francis on Tuesday joined representatives of other world religions at an interfaith event in central Rome that commemorated victims of wars and of the coronavirus pandemic.Francis delivered the closing homily at the "No One is Saved Alone - Peace and Prosperity" meeting, hosted by the Community of Sant'Egidio, a Catholic organization."Today the sufferings of war are aggravated by the suffering caused by the coronavirus and the impossibility, in many countries, of access to necessary care," he said.Except for when he spoke, the 83-year-old pontiff wore a face mask throughout the proceeding...
Sudan says it has transferred compensation for US bombing victims
Sudan has transferred the compensation it has agreed to pay US victims of militant attacks and their families, paving the way for its reintegration into the global economy after nearly three decades of isolation, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.The payment of $335 million is part of a deal with the United States to get Sudan removed from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, which has been a hurdle for Khartoum as it sought debt relief and external borrowing.Sudan has transferred the required amount, bank governor Mohamed al-Fatih Zainelabidine told a news conference. Thanks to US...
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