10,000 Residents Get N5,000 ‘Each’ Monthly As Ekiti Implements Social Welfare Programme

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The government of Ekiti state on Wednesday commenced the implementation of its Social Welfare Scheme for the needy, aged and unemployed.

According to the state executive, Ayodele Fayose, 10,000 ‘already’ shortlisted beneficiaries would receive N5,000 each every month.

The governor, who is responsible for the initiation of the scheme, also revealed that the beneficiaries cut across various strata of the society – from the physically-challenged, the albinos, visually-impaired, the aged, among others.

Speaking on behalf of the governor, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in a statement, stated that the step was also aimed at alleviating the financial challenges being faced by the masses.

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The statement added that the money will be paid directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

In the statement, the governor assured that in spite of the current economic recession, his administration would still find ways of helping the downtrodden to enable them live in some level of comfort.

The governor said no fewer than 6,000 beneficiaries had their accounts credited with the money on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the kick-off date.

He explained that by directly crediting accounts of beneficiaries, the state was eliminating fraud and ensuring that the real beneficiaries get the money.

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MUSIC: UJ ft. Daara J Family – Ramata

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The marriage of Chinese and African music: Soulway productions and Daara J Family announce the worldwide release of their first single, “Ramata”. This is the first time a Chinese producer works with an African group.

The single “Ramata” is an ode to love and African rhythms and Chinese. A title UJ produced, co-written and performed by Daara J Family. “When the media talk about Africa, they do not show us the beauty of this continent. And I had the chance to meet a Senegalese who became my wife and to discover this beautiful country. I am convinced that it is possible to create a platform for cultural exchanges between Africa and China, “says He Yujia, aka UJ. This famous Chinese producer has written over 200 songs including the official anthem of France pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

“I want to change the image of Africa in China but also that of the Chinese in Africa,” he says.

For this first single UJ worked with the Senegalese band Daara J Family. Again, this is a meeting that is behind the project: “We share a common love for music and wanted both sides, the same things. That is why we went in the studio the night of our first meeting. and we recorded our first musical collaboration, “says UJ.

“Ramata” promises to be a hit. A mixture of hip-hop and R & B heady passing Wolof Chinese and English. A concept album is also in preparation. It will aim to produce tracks with various artists from the African continent.

 


 
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Arsenal Star Mustafi Reveals How Islam Has Helped His Career

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New Arsenal player Shkodran Mustafi has spoken of how much his relationship with God has helped his career.

The German centerback is a devout Muslim, and in a recent interview, spoke about how his relationship with God means everything to him.

“Being Muslim is important to me, more important than anything, although sometimes travel makes it difficult for me to always pray when I want to,” he said.

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Mustafi reveals importance of religion

“I study the Koran intensively but I also study other religions, too. But it is in the Koran that the prophets are closest to me – there and in the mosque when I go to pray.

“My religion means so much to me and my career. It helps me so much.

“At the end of it all, I’m a person like any other on the Earth to strive for paradise. That is my main task.

“And if I play a crap game it’s not the end of the world.”

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