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Boxing Great, Evander Holyfield meets Gov. Ambode

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Former world Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield, on Wednesday said that his foundation would donate health facilities worth three million dollars to Lagos State.

Holyfield who announced the donation during a courtesy visit to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa also said that the foundation would be established in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former world Champion will be engaging in a Charity Rumble Fight with a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu where Ambode will act as a judge. Holyfield said that the gesture was part of his strategy of giving back to the society. He noted that giving back to the society would help children who had interest in sports to actualise their dreams as he was able to do. Holyfield said his visit was to give kids the basic knowledge in boxing and inspire them on how to maintain a winning attitude. Holyfield, who narrated how his mother supported his boxing career, said that his mother often advised him to hold on to what he was good at and never quit even when the tide was not good.

He said: “I held on to those words and they assisted me in becoming world heavyweight champion today. I believe that the kids should be inspired just like my mother inspired me to hold on tenaciously to those things I am good at.”

Responding, Ambode assured Holyfield that the State Government would partner the foundation to achieve its aim in the country especially in Lagos State.

The governor said that the essence of leadership was to inspire others to achieve their potentials in their chosen field. According to him, now is the time to give boxing its pride of place in Nigerian sports.

Ambode expressed appreciation to Holyfield foundation for the gesture and also thanked him for being in town for the Lagos @ 50 celebrations.

Holyfield competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, being the first and to date only boxer in history to do so, which earned him the nickname, “The Real Deal”.

He is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal titles from 1990 to 1992; the WBA, IBF, and lineal titles again from 1993 to 1994; the WBA title from 1996 to 1999; the IBF title from 1997 to 1999; and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001.

Holyfield won a 1997 rematch against Mike Tyson, which saw the latter disqualified in round three for biting Holyfield on his ears.
During this reign as champion, he also avenged his loss to Michael Moorer and reclaimed the IBF title.

In 1999 he faced Lennox Lewis in a unification fight for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal titles, which ended in a controversial split draw. Holyfield was defeated in a rematch eight months later.

The following year, he defeated John Ruiz for the vacant WBA title, becoming the first boxer in history to win a version of the heavyweight title four times.

Holyfield lost a rematch against Ruiz seven months later and faced him for the third time in a draw. He retired in 2014, and is ranked number 77 on The Ring’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Boxing Scene also ranked him the greatest cruiserweight of all time

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Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

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Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

 

American socialite woman known as Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam extends warm felicitation to her energetic robust and good looking nonagenarian grandmother, Henrietta Glass of lake Jackson Texas, USA as she marks her 94th birthday today, joining family, friends and well-wishers to celebrate a living legend nonagenarian, who has positively contributed immensely to the society.

In a congratulatory message issued by her media aide, Oluwaseun Fabiyi. Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam made it known to the general public that her grandmother, Mrs Henrietta Glass is an embodiment of virtue and a strong pillar of support in the pursuit of a greater Texas community, sacrificing so much for the service of the community, Texas environs and humanity, and tirelessly working to improve the lives of others.

Saying further, on her birthday, we’re reminded of her positive roles in nation building, particularly her sterling records during his service years in Texas, USA.

As she turns 94 today, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam offer her very best wishes and salute the nonagenarian, Henrietta Glass for her doggedness and untainted loyalty to good causes, which stood her out as a great asset, not only to Texas but to America as a whole.

“My prayer is that God Almighty bless her with all she ever hoped for, and grant her more celebrations in good health and prosperity. Congratulations to a virtuous woman per excellence, a good leader and dependable granny of the source”. She concluded.

Socialite Woman, Chief Mrs Tracy Adedokun-Ekam Extols Grandmother, Henrietta Glass@94

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Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

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Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has said his son is not currently held in custody in India over any alleged murder.

Gov Zulum Denies Murder Allegations Against Son, Issues stern warning Against Peddlers Of Falsehood 

The governor in a signed statement by the media unit in his office, said the report was false and far from the truth.

The statement on Wednesday signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Abdurrahman Bundi read: “The Borno State Governor’s media unit‘s attention has been drawn to rumours circulating that the son of the Borno State Governor has been arrested for the alleged murder of some Indian citizen.

This misinformation was published in an online blog, Nairaland, titled “Son of Borno State Governor Murders Someone In India—Politics.” The blog claimed that the Governor also travelled to India, attempting to use diplomatic status to resolve the matter.

“It is on record that Governor Babagana Zulum was on a one-month vacation in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj and later travelled to Egypt to attend the annual ASUWAN forum conference in Cairo.

The Media Unit would like to clarify and set the record straight that Nairaland and other online blogs have mischievously spread defamatory content without any speck of truth.

We hereby warn Nairaland and all those who have spread the false information to pull down this misinformation from its website and platforms within the next 24 hours and offer an unreserved apology to Governor Zulum, his son, and the entire family, or risk legal action. The Governor shall also not hesitate to take legal action against any media outlet that continues to publicise this defamatory information on its platform.

“We would like to inform the public that none of Governor’s Zulum’s son was either arrested or charged with any crime, or involved in any unlawful activities anywhere.

“We urge the public to exercise caution when consuming and sharing information, particularly when it comes from unverified sources and blogs instead of credible media outlets.

“We enjoin all media organisations to engage in responsible journalism of truth and factual verification while recognising the potential harm and psychological trauma the spread of false information might have caused to the Governor’s family.”

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Testimony Galore As Apostle Prince Acha’s Ministry is Changing Lives and Impacting Destines

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Testimony Galore As Apostle Prince Acha’s Ministry is Changing Lives and Impacting Destines

Apostle Prince Acha is arguably one of the authentic mouthpieces of God in this end time. Known as the Apostle of Good news, he is the General Overseer of Divine Redemption Hill Ministry.
Testimonies of the impact of his ministry has become a force to be reckoned with. A gifted preacher and endowed with Prophetic unction, his compassionate lifestyle endeared a lot to him.
A woman who spoke with us revealed that through the ministry of Apostle she was delivered from untimely death and total turn around in her business. According to her, when she got a shop at Abule egba axis of Lagos, neighbors informed her to run from the place as those who got the shop before her died mysteriously. She was scared and run to the Apostle for prayers. Without visiting the place physically he informed her of the six places within the compound where the Charms were buried. And she went there, exhumed the places as described and saw charms buried there. After that he prayed for her and that same shop meant to be her burial ground became her source of breakthrough. These and many more has turned his ministry into a haven for solution to many people.
Testimony Galore As Apostle Prince Acha's Ministry is Changing Lives and Impacting Destines

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