Trump Slams ‘Ridiculous’ Lawsuit Against Family Foundation

US President Donald Trump marks Memorial Day with a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 28, 2018. JIM WATSON / AFP

 

President Donald Trump Thursday dismissed as “ridiculous” a lawsuit filed by the state of New York alleging illegal conduct at his family foundation and vowed to fight back.

“I won’t settle this case!” tweeted the US president, accusing “sleazy New York Democrats” of “doing everything they can to sue me.”

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Trump Accused Of Misusing Foundation Funds For Personal Ends

The United States President, Donald Trump in Washington, DC.                                Mike Theiler / AFP

 

United States President, Donald Trump, has been accused of misusing foundation funds for personal ends.

This comes as the New York State announced a lawsuit Thursday against President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter over alleged “persistent illegal conduct” at their family foundation for more than a decade.

The lawsuit accused the Donald J. Trump foundation of “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”

The suit seeks restitution of $2.8 million and the shutdown of the foundation, as well as a 10-year ban on Trump serving on the board of any other New York charity.

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Babalakin Offers Free Eye Treatment to Patients in Kaduna

BabalakinA Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Ramatu Ibironke Babalakin Foundation, has offered free eye screening and surgery for over 10,000 Nigerians afflicted with Cataract and Pterygium, as well as distributed spectacles to patients in Zaria, Kaduna State.

A team of dedicated doctors with expertise to treat eye problems, arrived the state ten days ago, for the exercise which was held at the palace of the Emir of Zazzau.

Young children, women and the aged all trooped out in large numbers to benefit from the philanthropy.

The free eye treatment which was sponsored by the Foundation was in commemoration of the 40 years anniversary of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, on the throne.

The Founder of the NGO, Dr. Wale Babalakin, while presenting eye glasses to some of the patients who have been operated upon, said that the gesture, asides being for the celebration of the Emir’s 40th year on the throne, was also in remembrance of his mother who was born in the ancient city of Zaria.

Having traveled far and wide, interacting with various organizations abroad and also worried over the high rate of blindness in Nigeria, Dr Wale Babalakin saw the need to offer this eye service to Nigerians irrespective of their tribe or religion.

Dr Babalakin said blindness is a major health disaster and urged Nigerians to come out in mass to benefit from the exercise.

He also promised to assist the people of Zaria in other areas of infrastructural and human development, aimed at touching the lives of the people positively.

In his remarks, the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris commended Mr Babalakin for his tireless efforts towards assisting humanity and prayed that God will continue to assist and uplift him.

Cataract and Pterygium surgeries cost N100.000 to N150, 000 respectively in private hospitals. The Founder disclosed that similar exercise took place in Osun State, his home town, where over 4,000 patients benefited from the exercise.

Uncompleted 3-storey building collapses in Owerri, worker trapped inside

A 3-storey building under construction along Works Layout in Owerri the Imo state capital has collapsed.

Sources said the building collapsed around 11 pm yesterday night during a heavy downpour.

It was also disclosed that a 28 year old man identified as Joseph Ekanem  a carpenter who happens to be one of the workers  inside the building have been trapped inside, even though they cannot ascertain if there are more workers trapped inside and they cannot ascertain as there are 6 workers working in the building on daily basis.

Sources also disclosed that the owner of the building who lodged in a hotel close to the building came to the scene of the incidence but quickly locked up the building and ran away, when Channels Television contacted him on the phone, he denied ownership of the building.

At the time of filing this report, State emergency management agency (SEMA), Imo rescue team, Road Safety and combined security operatives in the state forcefully broke into the premises in order to rescue the trapped man.

However, some of the people living in the neighbourhood attributed the collapse to quack and shabby job by the contractor as the foundation is not strong enough to carry a 3-storey building.

Launching of Adeola Odutola Foundation

Late Pa Adeola Odutola was honoured when a foundation was launched on his behalf 17 years after his death.

Fabrice Olinga breaks La Liga youngest scorer record

Spain and Athletico Bilbao forward Iker Muniain Goñi‘s record as the youngest player to ever score a goal in the La Liga has been broken by Fabrice Olinga a Cameroonian who plays for Malaga.

16-year-old Olinga fronted for the Malaga team in a game that was the first of the new season against Celta Vigo.

Though he was brought in as a substitute but he led his team to victory, barely 25 minutes after his debut.

Presently the youngest player of Malaga, he was part of the “Samuel Eto’o Foundation” in Cameroon and in 2009, he arrived Spain to join the youth ranks of RCD Mallorca and was later persuaded by Málaga’s academy director, Manuel Casanova to join Málaga CF, a team where he played crucial role in the success of Málaga’s youth side as they reached the final of Copa del Rey Juvenil in 2012 even though he didn’t feature in the finals due to suspension.