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Remi Tinubu Launches ₦‎950m Elderly Support Scheme In Lagos



The wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has launched the 950 million Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme, RHIESS, aimed to support vulnerable elderly citizens from age 65 and above in all 36 states of the federation during this festive period.


Senator Oluremi, at the maiden edition of RHIESS, held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, noted that the initiative themed: “Better Days Ahead,” is an economic empowerment programme for the well-being of elderly citizens across the country.


Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who presented the cash worth N250 million and gift items to the beneficiaries on behalf of Senator Tinubu, said that the gesture marked a significant stride in the government’s collective pursuit of a more inclusive and compassionate society.

She stressed that over 250 beneficiaries selected from the 20 Local Government Areas, LGAs, and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, were given a sum of N100,000 each.

According to her, “The total sum disbursed is N950,000,000 as approved by the Governing Board of the Renewed Hope Initiative and each State of the Federation received the sum N25,000,000,which includes beneficiaries from Lagos State.

“We are committed to ensuring that each State benefits from this gesture without discrimination and this is to cushion the effect of the economic situation and to alleviate the burdens of our esteemed elders during this festive period.”

She stressed that the event was held simultaneously in all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, adding that veterans from the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) will also benefit from this initiative.

Mrs Tinubu therefore, charged the senior citizens to embrace life to the fullest, prioritise their health and strengthen their bonds with loved ones and with God, stressing that “these are the key ingredients to a rich and fulfilling life in their golden years.”

In support of the initiative Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, in her capacity, also supported the RHIESS with the presentation of gift items and foodstuff to the 250 beneficiaries.

The maiden RHIESS event featured the presentation of cash to beneficiaries, free medical screening and the distribution of other sundry items.


Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer



The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.


According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.


Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Real Madrid’s goalkeeper shares recovery insights after two injuries



Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has opened up about his recovery journey following two serious knee injuries.


Courtois said, “In August, I cried because the worst thing that can happen to you in football is a cruciate ligament injury. When I returned home, I said that I was going to work hard and come back stronger. That was my idea from the beginning: to stay positive, fight, never give up, and push my limits.


“Many thought my season was over, but I knew it wasn’t,” Courtois told Marca.

Recall that for most of the current season, Courtois missed out due to two injuries: a cruciate ligament tear and a meniscus injury. In his absence, first-choice goalkeeper was Chelsea’s loanee Kepa Arrizabalaga, and later, he faced competition from Andriy Lunin.

Upon his return, Courtois played in 3 La Liga matches, keeping clean sheets in all of them. In the last game against Alaves, the Belgian made 10 saves.

Earlier, it was reported that Courtois’ recovery from injury will be featured in a documentary series.

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