A boy wears a face mask in compliance with the state order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in Lagos on April 28, 2020. - Nigeria will start easing a coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on April 27, 2020. He unveiled new measures including a nationwide night-time curfew, mandatory wearing of facemasks and a ban on non-essential travel between different regions. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NBS says 82.9m Nigerians are poor

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says more than 82.9 million Nigerians are poor by national standards. The NBS made this known in its report on Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria 2019,
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A boy lights up his Easter candle after a service which is transmitted online due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on April 11, 2020 at the St. Barbara church in Oberhausen, western Germany. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

Covid-19: Churches must help the needy, says C & S leader

The Supreme Head, Cherubim and Seraphim (C & S) Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence, Prophet Solomon Adegboyega Alao has called on religious leaders to provide palliatives
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[FILES] Worshippers (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Assist poor Christians, cleric tells CAN

The Senior Pastor, Grace Impacts Church and Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Ifako Chapter, Lagos State, Rev. Eseme Unen has appealed to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
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A vendor stand beside tubers of yams and waiting for buyers in a sparsely attended Mile 12 Market in Lagos, on April 6, 2020. - The lockdown of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub has set food vendors at loggerheads with consumers . While food vendors are complaining of low patronage as securities operatives intensify enforcement of the sit-at-home order to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, consumers are blaming the arbitrary hike in prices of foodstuffs across the state to trader's insensitivity to the suffering of the people. Traders attribute the price hike of food items on restriction of vehicle movement by security operatives enforcing the lockdown and difficulties in transportationing goods from rural areas to the metropolis. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Expert predicts food shortage as farmers become resource-poor

The Programme Manager of the Abia State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Chief Israel Amanze, has predicted a possible food shortage next season if farmers
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God cannot be compared to anyone, for He does not delight in fraternising with the wealthy and famous, but has the unique character of identifying with the poor. Photo: PIXABAY

God stands behind the poor: Meditation for the twenty first sunday after trinity

The wise teachers of Israel mostly grounded their teachings on the duties and works of charity on the doctrine that: “Behind the poor, Yahweh their Creator and Lord himself is standing.” This