Gas flare compromises men’s generative capacity, exacerbates poverty in Niger Delta
The Coordinator, National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND) Rev. Father Edward Obi, in this interview with KELVIN EBIRI, explained that research has proven that gas flaring attacks men’s generative capacity in the Niger Delta. He also informed that since flaring contributes to depleting the country’s gas deposit, the…
FG to create new jobs to break extreme poverty, says Onu
The Federal Government has declared its readiness to create new jobs to break extreme poverty in the country. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has disclosed. Onu spoke at the weekend in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State during a two-week training programme on skills acquisition. 60 participants attended the programme, which was organised for…
Muslims urged to seek knowledge, eradicate poverty
From the pulpit came an admonition for Muslim scholars to deepen their knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah, in other to guide the followers aright and establish a righteous and wealthy community. As part of its efforts to further equip the scholars, Lekki Muslim Umah (LEMU) recently organized a conference for Muslim Imams, ‘themed: “Imam…
Poverty is biggest enemy of democracy, says Yakubu Gowon
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has described poverty as the biggest enemy of democracy. Represented by the National President of Middle Belt Forum, Professor Gerry Gana,at the 2017 summit dinner organized by House of Justice in Kaduna yesterday, he said Nigeria has no business with poverty, as the country is endowed with…
Poverty as a killer of democracy
Professor John Keane contributed to scholarship by writing a book he stylishly titled: The Life and Death of Democracy. In one of the chapters he delved extensively into the deep reverence the Athenians gave to their deities and copiously reported about the public execution of one of the world’s greatest Philosophers, Mr. Socrates for allegedly…
Obama: 'No One Nation' Can Confront Global Development Challenges
Former U.S. President Barack Obama said nations must cooperate to confront some of world's most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, disease, and discrimination.
‘Noise pollution, stress, sitting in traffic, poverty fuel mental disorders in Nigeria’
The commonest mental disorder is anxiety, depression and stress related conditions. Those tend to be the commonest. Another is sleep disorder which people seem not aware of.
How poverty affects brain, child development
A picture slowly emerged that being too short early in life is a sign of adverse conditions — such as poor diet and regular bouts of diarrhoeal disease — and a predictor for intellectual deficits and mortality.
Why Christians are good at fighting poverty
How could a minority be “favoured” in an overwhelming Muslim country like Egypt and how could a “corrupt” region be the centre point of Muslim migration in a place like Nigeria is seemingly beyond the comprehension of everyone.