Tag: poverty

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Op-ed EditorJuly 14, 2017

Ololade Ajekigbe: The tragedy of the Lagos big boys club

by Ololade Ajekigbe You finally secure a job after years of job hunting. Prior to that time, you had to ...

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AzeezJuly 8, 2017

I taught myself how to play the piano – Masterkraft

Music producer, Masterkraft has said he was born into abject poverty and faced a lot of challenges while growing up. ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 2, 2017

Opinion: The Bible already gave solutions to Nigeria’s economic problems

by David Temitope Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, with an estimated population of 182 million (National population commission, 2016). ...

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ToluJune 20, 2017

#Impact365: Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation is invested in giving hope and relief to vulnerable Nigerians

Olusegun Adebutu is a philanthropist and advocate for women with special needs. He is the founder of the Oladiran Olusegun ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 14, 2017

“We need good leaders, we’re suffering” – 12-year-old pupil laments (WATCH)

A pupil of Army Children Junior High School at Ikeja Cantonment, decried the poor state of the nation during a ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 22, 2017

We haven’t started dealing with Nigeria’s disease – Okorocha

by Omoleye Omoruyi The Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called for partnership with Northern Nigeria, in order that education be ...

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AzeezMay 18, 2017

Combined wealth of Dangote, Adenuga, others can end poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

by Azeez Adeniyi Oxfam International on Wednesday in its report stated that the combined wealth of five of Nigeria’s richest ...

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ToluMay 17, 2017

#Impact365: “We must fight to ensure that our children have better, do better” – Uwa Elderson Echiejile

Nigeria is a great nation with many talented people. Unfortunately, the extreme poverty in some parts of the country has ...

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ToluMay 15, 2017

#Impact365: “I watched parents throw out their pregnant teenage girls” | Dammy Opawole of iBuildAfrica Foundation opens up on the NGO

The girl child in Nigeria faces a myriad of challenges that require collective effort to provide relief to. There are ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 2, 2017

The Thread: Sugabelly gets roasted on Twitter NG for begging for money

Sugabelly-real name, Lotanna -is one of Twitter NG’s most controversial figures. She swung into fame after she disclosed her rape ...

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ToluApril 19, 2017

#Impact365: Lagos Food Bank Initiative has reached out to over 17,000 Lagosians and is committed to feeding more

Thousands of Lagos residents – women, children and aged – struggle to feed on a daily basis as the economic ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 31, 2017

Victor Asemota: The problem with addiction to poverty

by Victor Asemota   #BIGGEN #SmallGen   Low Expectations I was in Nigeria last week and I was alarmed at ...

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AzeezFebruary 23, 2017

Elites responsible for the poverty in the North – Shehu Sani

by Azeez Adeniyi Senator representing Kaduna South, Shehu Sani on Wednesday said the high rate of poverty in the North ...

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ToluFebruary 16, 2017

#Impact365: Tunde Ekpekurede Foundation provides academic and financial support to indigent children

Tunde Ekpekurede Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to implementing economic empowerment programs for disadvantaged and unemployed persons. ...

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ToluFebruary 11, 2017

#Impact365: How Angels of Hope Foundation is helping to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice

Angels of Hope Foundation is based in Kano and has championed notable causes like the Justice for Musa Movement in ...

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ToluJanuary 23, 2017

#Impact365: Goldfish Initiative is providing education to children in the poorest parts of Nigeria

There’s an increasingly large population of Nigerian children who do not have access to education and are constantly being ignored ...

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