Wednesday, 6th December 2023


12 Nov
The Executive Director, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), Honesty Obadiora, has identified inadequate funding, poor infrastructural facilities, shortage of academic staff, brain-drain, weak monitoring and inspection as major challenges bedeviling ,,,
2 Nov
LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited has won the ‘Microfinance Bank of the Decade’ in the Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Excellence Award 2023. In a statement, the Director of Communications, LAPO Microfinance Bank, Oluremi Akande, said the award was in recognition of the firm’s leadership and sustained contributions to the growth and development of the microfinance…
23 Oct
The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has reiterated the position of the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Economic Planning that the private sector is critical to driving the economic growth and overall development of Nigeria.
Atiku Bagudu
20 Oct
The Minister of Budget and National Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said the federal government was facing enormous challenges, noting that it was barely managing to pay salaries. Bagudu stated this at the 30th Annual Development Forum organised by the Live Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) in Abuja on Thursday. While emphasizing the need…
20 Oct
The Minister of Budget and National Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said the federal government is facing enormous challenges, noting that it is barely managing to pay salaries.
17 Oct
Lift Above Poverty (LAPO) Micro-Finance has lamented that most farmers are inconsistent in the repayment of loans. Loan Recovery Officer, Susan Adoga, stated this, yesterday, during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Makurdi.
24 May
A NON-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), in partnership with Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), yesterday, provided free medical services to over 195 school children of indigent families in the state.
8 Mar
Cross River State Ministry of Women Affairs has launched Gender Strategic Plan to commemorate 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD). The plan was launched during the IWD celebration, yesterday, March 7, a day set aside by United Nations (UN) to celebrate women across the world.
5 Mar
The Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) says it has improved the livelihood of rural farmers, as well as supported micro businesses with a disbursement of N23.5b between January and December 2022, under the LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI).


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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspects, Akeem Usman and Ifadowo Niyi, for the alleged ritual murder of Quadri Salami, an 18-year-old 100-level student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
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Azerbaijan said Wednesday it wants reassurances from the United States on bilateral ties for Washington to continue mediating normalisation talks with arch-foe Armenia. The Caucasus neighbours have been locked in a decades-long conflict the over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan reclaimed after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September. Both countries have said a…
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Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 6 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC and Chapa Financial Technologies Share Company have entered into a partnership agreement to provide M-PESA services for entrepreneurs, businesses, and government services on Chapa’s payment aggregator platform.   The partnership aims to boost the ease of transactions for both merchants and M-PESA customers…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 6 December 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-From November 1-3, fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe converged in Lusaka, Zambia, for the 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. Historically, AFTS has been the go-to platform for fintech startups, banks, corporations, telcos, government agencies, venture capital firms, and other industry players to…
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Tensions rose between Venezuela and Guyana on Tuesday as Caracas proposed a bill to create a Venezuelan province in a disputed oil-rich region and ordered the state oil company to issue licenses for extracting crude there. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro proposed at a government meeting that a bill be sent to the National Assembly for…
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A miner has been pulled out alive from under a mudslide five days after being trapped underground with many others when torrential rains hit Zambia's main copperbelt region, authorities said on Wednesday.