• Didier Drogba’s foundation cleared of fraud, corruption

    Didier Drogba’s foundation cleared of fraud, corruption

    Didier Drogba’s charity, The Didier Drogba Foundation, has been cleared of accusations of corruption and fraud in an investigation led by regulator The Charity Commission.

    The investigation followed claims made in a report by the Daily Mail that the 38-year-old former Chelsea player’s charity had donated just £14,115 of the total £1.7 million raised to causes in Africa, the purpose for which the charity was established.

    Though the commission said it had found “no evidence of fraud or corruption” by the foundation […]

  • FG and Dangote Foundation join force against malaria in Nigeria

    FG and Dangote Foundation join force against malaria in Nigeria

    Federal Government of Nigeria and Dangote Foundation have jointly launched a Document tagged “Engaging the Private Sector to Eliminate Malaria in Nigeria”.

    This is a private sector initiative that would explore resources from private investors towards eradicating malaria in the country.

    Malaria has been described as one of the major causes of death of Women and Children in the country, it accounts for 60 % of out patients visits and 30 % of hospital admissions in Nigeria. An estimated 1.1 Billion US […]

  • Obafemi Martins’ foundation set for massive charity work

    Obafemi Martins’ foundation set for massive charity work

    In continuation of his philanthropic work, over 1,000 wheel chairs and clutches will be given out to Nigeria hospitals by the former Nigeria forward.

    Aside his goal-scoring exploits, Obafemi Martins boasts of many admirers owing to an incredible impact off the pitch.

    The former Nigeria international has been involved in several philanthropic campaigns over the course of his career, the latest of which will include donating over a thousand wheelchairs and clutches to over 50 Nigeria hospitals in the last week of […]

  • Rotary, Bill Gates Foundation raise $99m to fight polio in Nigeria

    Rotary, Bill Gates Foundation raise $99m to fight polio in Nigeria

    Rotary International and the Bill Gates Foundation have raised $99 million to completely eradicate the polio virus in Nigeria.

    The District Governor 9125 of Rotary International, Clement Bisi-Adegoke, disclosed this on Sunday in Ilorin, Kwara State while speaking with newsmen.

    Rotary International, Bisi-Adegoke said, raised $33 million while Bill Gates donated $66 million.

    According to Bisi-Adegoke, the Bill Gates Foundation is the global partner of Rotary International and remains committed to the idea of raising the fund to tackle the last outbreak of […]

  • Bill Gates Foundation to boost rice, yam production in Nigeria

    Bill Gates Foundation to boost rice, yam production in Nigeria

    It was gathered that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday said it was funding six agricultural commodities value chains with emphasis on rice and yam production to ensure food sufficient in Nigeria.

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill Gates.

    Dr Audu Grema, the Senior Programme Officer, Agriculture in the West African Office of the Foundation, said in Abuja on Tuesday.

    He listed some agricultural projects of the foundation to include CARI-Project […]

  • Murtala Muhammed Foundation takes over sponsorship of Chibok girls studying in US

    Murtala Muhammed Foundation takes over sponsorship of Chibok girls studying in US

    The Federal Government announced on Friday that the Murtala Muhammed Foundation has taken over the full sponsorship of five out of the 10 students of Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State currently studying in the United States of America.

    The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, made this known shortly after meeting with parents of the girls in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

    Alhassan said the Foundation took over the sponsorship after it was approached by government, explaining that the girls […]

  • Kalu’s foundation partners Catholic Church on human trafficking, others

    Kalu’s foundation partners Catholic Church on human trafficking, others

    Former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday night, in Abuja, revealed that Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation would soon partner with the Catholic Church, through Caritas Foundation to combat human trafficking, health-related issues, among others.

    Kalu, who disclosed this when he hosted Catholic Bishops, Ambassadors, politicians and other top religious and government topshots at his Abuja home, said the planned partnership is part of his own contribution to the society.

    “I went to a Mass one morning and they said […]

  • Buhari is relaying foundation of a new Nigeria – Osinbajo

    Buhari is relaying foundation of a new Nigeria – Osinbajo

    The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is helping to relay the foundation of Nigeria destroyed by years of neglect.

    Osinbajo, who was represented by the Aso Rock Villa Chaplain, Rev. Sheyi Malomo, at the ongoing 41st Annual National Conference of the Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship (NCGF) held in Benin with the theme: “Let Us Rise Up And Build”, with a text taken from the book of Nehemiah 2:18 said President […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg Foundation Invests $24m In Nigerian IT Firm

    Mark Zuckerberg Foundation Invests $24m In Nigerian IT Firm

    Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in Andela, a Nigerian startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa.

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million Series B funding in Andela, the startup said.

    Alphabet Inc’s GV, previously known as Google Ventures, was also part of the funding round. Co-founded by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela selects the top one percent of tech […]

  • Shi’ite foundation disowns El-zakzaky

    Shi’ite foundation disowns El-zakzaky

    Leadership of Resulul-A’azam foundation, a Shia foundation in Gombe, has disassociated its self from El-Zakzaky leadership, saying that their aim was to preach peace among citizens.

    Briefing newsmen yesterday in Gombe, Islamic cleric of the foundation, Sheikh Bashir Lawan condemned the recent act that was carried out by followers of El-Zakzaky during protest in Zaria with the military that led to loss of lives of Nigerians.

    According to him, Resulul A’azam foundation has registered with the corporate affairs with a view to […]

  • Britain laid the Foundation Seed of corruption in Nigeria – SAN

    Britain laid the Foundation Seed of corruption in Nigeria – SAN

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mallam Yusuf Ali, has said colonial governments including the British laid the seed of corruption in Nigeria and other African countries.

    Ali, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at an interactive session on corruption organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to find practical ways to end corruption in Nigeria said that the way and manner the British colonialists deceived our forefathers to collect their lands from them sowed the seed of corruption in Nigeria.

    The […]