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MacKenzie Scott donates $640 million to 361 nonprofits – Lifestyle Nigeria

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MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife and philanthropist, is contributing $640 million to 361 NGOs, her organisation Yield Giving and Lever for Change said on Tuesday, March 19, following an open call for applicants.

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Over 6,000 non-profit organisations have applied for the cash. Scott ended up giving more than double what the original open request called for, which was 250 awards of $1 million apiece, according to Lever for Change, the organisation that organised the open offer.

“In light of the incredible work of these organisations, as judged by their peers and external panellists, the donor team decided to expand the awardee pool and the award amount,” the organisation said.

Scott’s donating strategy differs from that of her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon.

While Bezos and his fiancée Lauren Sánchez announced a major, splashy $50 million commitment apiece to actress Eva Longoria and retired Admiral Bull McRaven, Scott distributes her massive philanthropic contributions to hundreds of smaller organisations.

“This Open Call award helps us take our fight for justice and equity to the next level, continuing our work to dismantle the legal, structural, and cultural barriers that contribute to gender inequity,” said Megan Peterson, executive director of Gender Justice, an organisation that aims to advance gender equality after receiving $2 million.

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I Didn’t Issue Any Statement On Mohbad —Elegushi Monarch

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The Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi kingdom, Saheed Elegushi, has dismissed what he described as “falsehood promoted by some persons on the social media app TikTok ” about the death of a Nigerian artiste, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, otherwise known as Mohbad.

The Elegushi in a statement by the Lead Partner at Lambert and Curtis, Deyemi Saka said: “The widely syndicated falsehood was promoted by some persons with the under listed profile on the social media app TikTok namely: Oloriebimusicproduction2, PEKINS RULES, and WESTO4LIVE. Also the same falsehood is being promoted by: Auto Success Ola, Olubukola Jesse, Teni omo Ologo and Tolani Ilesanmi.

“First of all, this is to inform the public that the allegation is false and a figment of the wicked imaginations of these persons. Second of all, HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi through his lawyers have filed a petition against these persons with the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies in a bid to enforce his fundamental human rights and protect him from cyber bullies while he is hopeful the Nigeria Police will collaborate with relevant international security organisations in this quest for redress.

“Third of all, it must be stated emphatically that Oba Elegushi, just as many Nigerians, is saddened by the sudden demise of Mohbad, demanded for a thorough investigation and a quick dispensation of justice. While we pray to almighty God to grant the Alobas the immense strength to bear this painful loss we urge people to refrain from dragging the integrity of His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi and the revered traditional institution he represents into public disrepute.”

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My story — Boat captain + Update |

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The captain of the boat in which Nollywood actor, John Paul Odonwodo, better known as Junior Pope, and other actors had an accident and died has told his version of the story of what occurred on Anam River in Anambra State.

The boat captain spoke in a Update that was relayed live days after the blame for the death of the team was laid on him.

He said in the past on Facebook: “There’s something they are hiding and then trying to heap everything on my head. 

“That guy wearing a tattoo (JC Okafor) has said many bad things about me and because he is a celebrity, everybody is believing him and pointing fingers at me as the root cause of the incident.

“People are writing everywhere that it is an accident. 

“It is not an accident.

“Rather, it’s a manipulation targeted against Junior Pope. 

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Tunde Onakoya reaches 58-hour mark, breaks Guinness World Record for longest chess marathon

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Renowned chess master and child education advocate Tunde Onakoya has made history by breaking the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest chess marathon.

Onakoya achieved the feat in the early hours of Saturday, April 20, after hitting the 58-hour mark, surpassing the previous record of 56 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds set by two Norwegians, Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, on November 11, 2018.

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Sharing on X a photo with the record broken inscribed on it, the chess master revealed a plan to continue playing for more hours without losing a single game.

His ultimate goal is to raise $1,000,000, which would be used to transform and make a lasting impact on the lives of children across Africa.

ALSO READ: Tunde Onakoya: Biography, Chess in Slums, net worth, family

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