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Indefatigable Madam Jisola Benson comes through during COVID-19

The year 2020 is definitely one we won’t forget very soon. It’s the year Covid-19 took away many loved ones. Lockdowns, Curfews and Isolations have been announced in countries worldwide, but one selfless daughter of mercy, Madam Jisola Benson, isn’t going to sit back while people suffer from hunger during these harsh times, especially knowing the pandemic has caused millions to lose their livelihoods, homes and loved ones .

Madam Jisola Benson decided to act fast, saying “this is a global fight and we all have to stick together. It will be heartless to do nothing”. Relief packages and food items were quickly shared across Lagos state Nigeria, with a standby health team to educate people in rural areas on the importance of social distancing, facial masks and sanitizers. And citing the US example where every citizen got a stimulus cheque, Madam Jisola Benson supported the helpless ones with food items and cash.

On a virtual interview with her, Madam Jisola Benson explained that a lot were ill-informed, not well equipped, or just could not afford to stay at home due to hunger. And typical of her, Madam Jisola Benson was not too proud to get her hands dirty. Throughout the 2 months full lockdown, without caterers or helpers, Madam Jisola Benson laboured and toiled in her personal kitchen everyday, cooking meals to ensure the hungered in her neighborhood are fed. She ended the interview by saying , “At least once a day. Everybody deserves a survival meal a day.”

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According to reports, the mother of four, is said to have died as a result of brief illness from Bronchitis and an enlarged heart.

In a statement by Andrew Hanlon, CEO of TVC Communications;

 “The sad news of Emmanuella’s passing today has sent a shock wave of grief and sorrow throughout the TVC Communications, and MAX FM family.

Whilst we struggle to come to terms with her untimely passing, our hearts and minds are focussed solely on her beloved children and her immediate and extended family and friends. “

He stated that Emmanuella’s presence will be sorely missed as she has left a legacy of enormous talent and spirit from the almost 10 years she spent with the company.

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The defendants identified as Opara Harmelson, Owhonda Badaziri, Abuno Jonathan, Chijioke Nnamani, Amaechi Benedict, Blackson Nwokeoma, and Tony Ezeimo had spent five months in prison custody over Facebook posts which the management of the school said portrayed the school ”in a bad light”. 

On Friday July 24, the lawyer representing the defendants, Chinedu Igwe told Premium Times that the prosecutor presented some documents from the office of the AGF on the grounds of a peaceful settlement.

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