Tag: poor

Chidi OkerekeDecember 4, 2018

Chidi Okereke: I actually thought I was poor – Why Nigeria needs biotechnology

When I was about 13, I lived with my aunt and her family. Her house was close to my school ...

EditorDecember 6, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] The elite are winning after all

When you think the class war between the elites and the poor in Nigeria is over, then you will realize ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 27, 2017

Arit Okpo: Supporting Africa’s urban poor [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo I had the opportunity to attend the TED Lagos event that held in Lagos (obviously) a few ...

Isime EseneJanuary 3, 2017

Analysis: How sustainable is FG’s payment to the poorest, vulnerable Nigerians?

by Mark Amaza 14 months after it assumed office, the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced payment of ...

Mazi EmekaMay 28, 2016

How we’ll share N5,000 to poor Nigerians – VP Osinbajo

By Isime Esene The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, gave an insight into the method government ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 4, 2016

Opinion: Poverty, separatism and a nation of desperate beggars

In any social order, the veracity of pluralism holds in diverse calling. Pluralism is a school of thought that clenches ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 7, 2015

Assets declaration: Washington Post says ‘Buhari is dirt-poor’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s assets declaration has elicited wide-ranging reactions from various sections of the global media. Today, we’ll take a look ...

Kolapo OlapojuApril 23, 2015

I will be the first poor man to govern Cross River – Is Senator Ayade trying to pull a GEJ?

by Azubuike Azikiwe Remember the famous “I grew up with no shoes” campaign line of President Goodluck Jonathan? It earned ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 13, 2014

Opinion: This is the way out of Nigeria’s health crisis

by Bolaji Aregbesola The way out of the crises in the health sector is for all health workers and professionals ...

April 4, 2014

Reno Omokri: World Bank did not say Nigeria is an extremely poor country

by Reno Omokri   Finally, it is sad that opposition political figures and the online news sites that they use ...

March 26, 2014

Okey Ndibe: Abba Moro and the war on the poor

by Okey Ndibe There are millions of desperate, unemployed and angry youths in every space in Nigeria. Sooner or later, ...

March 24, 2014

UN queries Jonathan over poor electricity supply in Nigeria

by Oge Okonkwo A ‘Joint Letter of Concern’ which was written by the United Nations  and sent to the government ...

February 11, 2014

Opinion: Dear Mandela, you should be ashamed of yourself

by Chris Nwogodo With all due respect, sir, you should be ashamed of yourself. Dear Madiba, I can’t tell you ...

January 22, 2014

Opinion: How Nigeria’s MINT dream can become reality

by Uzoma Elenwoke If Nigeria gets our economy right, underdevelopment, corruption and political unrest will be a thing of the ...

January 10, 2014

Dele Agekameh: Nigerian pastors compete with rapists, armed robbers and oil thieves

by Dele Agekameh The situation has degenerated so badly that our supposed men of God now compete favourably with armed ...

January 2, 2014

Olusegun Adeniyi: 2014 and the Lazarus at our gate

by Olusegun Adeniyi The moral here is that we should stop pretending that the need of one so near to ...

December 25, 2013

Joy to the world (especially the poor)! – Read Pope Francis’ first Christmas message

by AP Pope Francis lauded Jesus’ humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrated his first Christmas ...

December 17, 2013

Enough is enough: Ministry, others tell telecoms companies to improve or face sanction

by Akintomiwa Agbaje The Ministry of Communication Technology and the Consumer Protection Council, CPC, just as regulatory authority, Nigerian Communications Commission, ...

September 17, 2013

Femi Aribisala: Warning – This megacity is not for the poor

by Femi Aribisala Fashola’s resounding slogan is “Eko o ni baje,” which means Lagos will not go to the dogs.  ...

August 28, 2013

Chidi Odinkalu: Time to behead the monster of prejudice

by Chidi Odinkalu All over our laws, being poor is criminalized. The law establishing the Abuja Environmental Protection Board describes ...

August 7, 2013

Japheth Omojuwa: When will the poor Nigerian matter? (Y! FrontPage)

by Japheth Omojuwa The biggest ethnic group in Nigeria is the Poverty group. The group defies religion and ethnicity. This ...

July 28, 2013

Obi Nwakanma: The deportation of citizens from Lagos is not only lawless, it is vexatious

by Obi Nwakanma To put this very mildly: Lagos was built by Nigerians with massive Nigerian resources, and it is ...

April 29, 2013

Opinion: Why the Nigerian middle class is the problem – and the solution (Part 2)

by Rebecca Roberts If Nigeria is to have the young professionals who make up majority of the middles, independent from ...

April 27, 2013

Opinion: Why the Nigerian middle class is the problem – and the solution

by Rebecca Roberts Yes, consumerism is higher today, but its not an excuse for the depreciated state of infrastructure and ...

January 31, 2013

Why Black people are poor, broke, and experiencing lack

by Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses The small rumbling that has now turned into a very significant voice argues that President Obama does not ...

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