Tag: poverty

YNaijaAugust 22, 2023

Uplifting 133 Million Nigerians from Poverty: A Daunting Yet Necessary Endeavor

In a nation grappling with the profound challenge of poverty, the vision put forth by Betta Edu, the newly inaugurated ...

YNaijaJune 28, 2023

I’m Working Day and Night to Solve Our Challenges – Tinubu Assures Nigerians in Eid al-Adha Message; Lagos State Govt Approves Collection of Vehicle Ownership Verification Fee | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss I’m ...

YNaijaJune 17, 2023

Obasanjo Reveals Startling Truth Behind Boko Haram’s Origins in Nigeria

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed some crucial insights into the early stages of the Boko Haram insurgency in ...

YNaijaApril 22, 2023

How Poverty Sparked my Transition from Dancing to Singing – Asake

Ahmed Oloade, popularly known as Asake, is a talented Nigerian artist, whose music has been catching fire on the airwaves ...

YNaijaJanuary 24, 2023

Buhari inaugurates Lekki deep seaport, Imota rice mill in Lagos; NCDC confirms 123 Diphtheria cases, 38 death | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss: Buhari ...

YNaijaJanuary 13, 2023

INEC extends PVC collection deadline and cautions against discrimination; APC, PDP have structures of criminality, poverty – Peter Obi | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

INEC extends PVC collection deadline and cautions against discrimination Buhari warns foreign nations not to interfere in Nigeria’s election APC, ...

YNaijaJanuary 12, 2023

He has no political experience, was handed office on a platter of gold – PDP Guber candidate, Jandor slams Sanwo-Olu

Governor candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Olajide Adediran, claims that poverty in the state has worsened ...

YNaijaDecember 23, 2022

I’ll reveal my presidential candidate in January – Gov. Wike; Fares soar as petrol sells at N270 per litre | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

I’ll reveal my presidential candidate in January – Gov. Wike Collect their money and vote for me – Peter Obi ...

YNaijaNovember 18, 2022

The Buhari administration promised to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty, but instead threw 133m into poverty – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani ridiculed the current administration for failing to lift one million Nigerians out of abject poverty and instead ...

YNaijaNovember 14, 2022

We can no longer vote for poverty – Peter Obi; Buhari returns to Nigeria after 13-day trip to UK for medical checkup | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

We can no longer vote for poverty – Peter Obi Buhari returns to Nigeria after 13-day trip to UK for ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 16, 2022

Even with social intervention programmes, Nigeria’s poverty rate continues to rise – 90 million now

“In February 2022, the consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased to 15.70 per cent on year-on-year basis. This ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 1, 2022

Over 44% of Nigerians live in poverty, projections for the coming years will surprise you

The Chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Asue Ighodalo says 91 million Nigerians now live below the poverty line. The ...

Ado AminuFebruary 26, 2021

New Zealand’s new policy on periods is worth emulating

Anyone who understands the width and breadth of the conversation about access to sanitary products is unlikely to meet it ...

Ado AminuFebruary 8, 2021

Cut the camera | Nigeria’s cultural attitude towards orphans may be evolving

The apathy of Nigerians for child adoption is a statistically established fact. A study published by the Nigerian Journal of ...

Mojisola OgunlolaApril 13, 2020

Lagos and Ogun Unrest: Can we really fight COVID-19 and armed robbery at the same time?

For the past couple of days, armed hoodlums have taken the opportunity of the coronavirus compulsory lock-down to steal from ...

Bernard DayoJune 14, 2019

The Big 5: We have evidence against Sanusi – Kano anti-graft agency; I’m happy UN appreciates my fight against corruption, poverty – Buhari | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: I’m happy UN appreciates my fight against corruption, poverty – ...

David Olumide AderinokunOctober 26, 2018

The importance of tackling poverty from the grassroots through human capacity development and empowerment

In June 2018, the Brookings institution, an American think-tank research group, published data from the World Poverty Clock which showed ...

Debo I. AkinbamiAugust 27, 2018

Opinion: What are we really doing to check Nigeria’s poverty rate?

The descent of Nigeria’s economy into poverty has been a recurrent matter of regular discussions and debates, particularly in the ...

tosin adesinaJune 26, 2018

[The Injustice Blog] World Poverty Clock: Overtake don overtake overtake

In the year 1980, the late Afrobeat Maestro Fela Anikulapo Kuti that used the word “overtake don overtake overtake” in ...

tosin adesinaJune 12, 2018

First the IMF and now ActionAid says Nigerians are deep into poverty

In March 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that Nigerians are getting poorer and therefore called for urgent and ...

tosin adesinaFebruary 28, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Why federal government template on child labour reporting might not work

The Federal Government through the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi represented by the director, ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2017

The Thread: “The law should have a human face” “Thunder fire you all” | TwitterNG reacts to suicide in the court

Nigerians are mad at the country’s justice system, where the poor get the rough end of the stick always. It ...

Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 6, 2017

This governor says poverty is about to end, why don’t we believe him?

The governor of Kogi, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has said his policies have positioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the most ...

EditorNovember 3, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Is it poverty or ‘un-patriotism’?

Nigeria is underdeveloped, Nigeria is backward, among other things we regularly complain about. We know things are yet to take ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 5, 2017

Ololade Ajekigbe: How to know if you are poor

by Ololade Ajekigbe I have never considered myself rich, in monetary terms. But in the last couple of weeks, my ...

EzinneSeptember 16, 2017

The Thread: This is why Nigeria is still poor

In the ranking of nations, Nigeria has not been able to scale its third-world status, particularly economically. Poverty continues to ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 6, 2017

Mercy Abang: In Maiduguri, poverty breeds Nigeria’s next ‘Boko Haram mothers’

By Mercy Abang   Over 134 suicide bombings have occurred since 2009 when Boko Haram unleashed a campaign of terror ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 1, 2017

Adedotun Adekanmbi: In the slums of Ijora-Badia, happiness and poverty are not mutually exclusive

by Adedotun Adekanmbi “Play Na play, but for this Lagos, Na Plenty money fit make person Happy o” – the ...

EditorJuly 31, 2017

What makes the poor Nigerian get poorer

by Tosin Adesina The under development in Nigeria is not propelled by ethnic sentiment but a class war between the ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 18, 2017

Mercy Abang: Poverty within opulence- Water crisis at the heart of Nigeria’s capital

by Mercy Abang Miracle, age 9, lives in Gishiri, has a daily routine of fetching from a nearby pond. “My ...

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