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Davido Donates N250m To Orphanages Across Nigeria After Viral ‘Send Me Money’ Fundraiser

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Multi-award-wining Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has announced his donation of N250,000,000 to orphanages across Nigeria.

In a statement Saturday, the Afrobeats star disclosed that the money came from his N100m fundraiser challenge on social media which raked in about N200 million (£330,000, $487,000) in three days.

Davido posted on Wednesday asking his friends and fans to send him N1 million for his birthday and gave details of a new Nigerian bank account.

Within 6 hours of the post to his more than 31 million followers on Twitter and Instagram, the 28-year-old shared a screenshot of his account balance showing more than 100m naira (about $240,000) had already been deposited.

Following the donations, the singer has decided to give back to society.

Announcing the giveaway, via his Instagram page, Davido said that he has decided to personally add N50m to the donation from fans and colleagues.

In total, Davido will be supporting orphanages across Nigeria with a sum of N250m.

“I have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received, totalling N200,000,000, will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as Paroche Foundation. In addition, I will be making a personal donation of N50,000,000, bringing the total amount to N250,000,000.” the singer said in a statement.

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Davido, who will clock 29 years old on November 21, 2021, thanked his fans, colleagues and friends who donated, disclosing that the fundraiser is something he intends to do every year for his birthday.

Davido also set up a five-man committee to oversee the disbursement of the funds, as he promised that their activities would be made public.

“The committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria. They will determine the number of children and their needs at each orphanage, and then divide the funds accordingly,” the statement added.

Read the official statement below;

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Kennedy Agyapong Storms Parliament To Vote On 2022 Budget | WATCH

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Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong who had been outside the country for some weeks now arrived in Parliament on Friday to partake in the crucial vote on the 2022 budget.

It is not yet known when the lawmaker touched down in the country after his absence raised suspicions about his health condition.

Earlier, it was reported that the outspoken and controversial politician was battling a stroke. This was alleged by Kevin Taylor – a sympathiser of the opposition NDC – who has engaged in a series war of words with Mr. Agyapong on political grounds.

The maverick politician proved naysayers wrong by sharing photos and videos to prove the rumours were false.

Meanwhile, the government’s 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy read in the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, last week has been rejected by Parliament.

The budget received a “NO” voice vote solely by Minority MPs in Parliament on Friday, November 26, 2021, after members on the Majority side staged a walkout following a disagreement over a voice vote which did not go in their favour.

The Majority MPs demanded that General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia who was seated in the public gallery leaves Parliament before they continue with the business of the House.

Mr Asiedu Nketia ignored their request which infuriated the Majority MPs who walked out of the Chamber, leaving only members on the Minority side.

The Speaker of Parliament thus suspended the sitting for five minutes after which the business of the day proceeded.

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CCTV Captures Moment Man Got Robbed Of His Phone At Gunpoint While Walking On A Lonely Road | WATCH

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A video of a man being robbed off his phone at gunpoint while walking on a lonely road has been shared online.

In the video, the man could be seen walking along the lonely road while using his phone. He was stopped by two men who were riding on a motorcycle. One of the men who was armed with a gun stopped him and demanded he hands his phone. Terrified, the man immediately surrendered his phone.

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I Never Said Donate Money To Me, I Said ‘If You’re My Friend Give Me Money’ : Davido On CNN | WATCH

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Davido was a guest on CNN to talk about the generous donations he got from Nigerians.

Speaking to host Zain Asher, Davido said he was just addressing his friends and the people he has featured in their songs when he made the announcement.

He added that he didn’t expect as much money as he got. He said it was all a joke but people came through, including ordinary Nigerians who were sending what they could afford.

He explained: “I never said donate money to me, I said ‘if you’re my friend give me money’.”

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