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Poverty and hunger

Nigeria becomes ‘World Capital of Poverty’ as 94m live in extreme poverty 

  Oxfam International has said that Nigeria is now the “World Capital of Poverty” with no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in the country living below...

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62.6% of Nigerians live in poverty

Statistician General of the Federation (SGF) and Chief Executive of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Yemi Kale, has blamed rising income inequality in the country...

Buhari: How we’ll take 100m Nigerians out of poverty 

Buhari: How we’ll take 100m Nigerians out of poverty 

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. Buhari made this promise in his speech at the...

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The dangers of fanning the flames of poverty

By Ace Omozuwa When you read Oxfam International Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018, you are likely to start seeing political leaders in Nigeria as...

Osinbajo expects economy to pick up after sluggish Q2

FG seeks more creative ways to tackle poverty

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government is focusing on more creative ways of getting Nigerians out of poverty and also improving...

Plateau-Killings

Democracy in deficit: The tyranny of killers and poverty

By Ace Omozuwa The recent massacre of over 100 people in Plateau State amply demonstrates the frail nature of our democracy. Democracy without human security is a fine...

Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital 

Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital 

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown. Before now, India used to hold...

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Poverty as Nigeria’s new normal

  There is nothing more shocking than being freed from a prolonged season of delusive understanding. This veil over understanding is the reason why this generation...

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Buhari seeks African single market to increase trade, reduce poverty

By Jite Eriabie  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed for the speedy establishment of a single, unified market in Africa as this would increase trade, create...

FG bars states owing salaries from accessing Paris Club refund

Buhari urges establishment of African single market to increase trade, reduce poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed for the speedy establishment of a single, unified market in Africa as this would increase trade, create more jobs and...

Yemi-Osinbajo

SDGs will check poverty, unemployment, says VP Osinbajo

By Patience Danjuma  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday expressed optimism that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would help reduce poverty and...

Anti-corruption: Shehu Sanni accuses Buhari of 'double standard' 

‘Nigerians are in poverty, suffering but have confidence in Buhari’

Sen. Shehu Sani, (APC-Kaduna Central) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for rescuing the country from the abyss. According him,...