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3 Feb 2021
Does Nigeria have more people living in extreme poverty than India and China combined? Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State and vice-presidential candidate of Nigeria's opposition party, the People's Democratic Party in 2019 general elections, believes so. Obi said on Arise TV on February 2, that "the poverty issue, which IMF have (sic)...IMF…
3 Mar 2020
There is a renewed consensus among a broad section of the Nigerian population that Nigeria is not working. To be sure, the statistics are alarming.
13 Jan 2020
Worried about the escalating prices of food items, rising poverty level and other economic hardships in the country, the Senate is processing a bill for the alteration of the constitution
13 Dec 2019
The Nigerian economy has a bad attitude. I am sure you know that by now. This attitude borders on pure hostility and an unholy determination to defeat every effort by our leaders to tame it and free the nation...
7 Oct 2019
Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock.
19 Aug 2019
While Nigeria continues to demonstrate a pathetic inability or unwillingness (or both) to transcend such an outdated and debilitating discussion like the refusal of farmers...
26 Jul 2019
The alarming and unprecedented rise in Nigeria’s poverty rate has continued to pose a serious threat to the realization of the United Nations’ Sustainable...
19 Jul 2019
Notwithstanding repeated official denials and somewhat feeble attempts, over the years, to alleviate poverty in the country, the monster still persists and it is making life miserable for the citizenry. It is, therefore, not surprising that the 2019 global multidimensional poverty index, once again, ranked Nigeria among the poorest in the world.
25 Feb 2019
There is a school of thought that wants African countries to copy something China is doing today. It is not the way they are controlling their population. We may copy a modified version of it later but for now that should not be our priority. In fact, there are other things we are going to…
22 Feb 2019
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has cautioned voters to reject inducements from politicians and cast their votes based on a clean conscience. It urged the electorate to remember that Nigeria has become the world’s capital of poverty and has become unsafe, due to acts of terrorism. The rights group lamented that a…
2 Nov 2018
As the World Poverty Clock ticks away in the race to end poverty globally by 2030, Nigeria is turning the clock backward by pushing six persons into extreme poverty every minute.
6 Sep 2018
Recently the World Poverty Clock published its projections about extreme poverty  The projections suggest that Nigeria has surpassed India in terms of the total number of people living in extreme poverty. This single statement or conclusion is powerful not only politically but also in terms of trade and the perception of the public about the…


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