Tag: poverty

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Mallam YeroAugust 3, 2015

Food security and poverty eradication in Africa

A hungry nation is an angry nation; the issue of food security has been a major challenge in Africa; a ...

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Ada IgboanugoJuly 29, 2015

Poverty made me this robber go stealing again after 6 yrs in jail

27-year-old Ogaga Feja, after spending six years at Ikoyi Maximum Prison, got released, proceeded to rob a motorist at Mile 2 and ...

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Mallam YeroJuly 21, 2015

“Belle” politics and the economics of poverty

I once promised to do a post about why Governors like Fayose and co would always govern poor people. This ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 31, 2014

If you love poverty, vote for Jonathan – Prof. Osinbajo tells Nigerians

by Kolapo Olapoju   According to Professor Yemi Osinbajo, only the lovers of poverty and penury will vote for Goodluck ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 18, 2014

“Nothing crushes Nigerians more than poverty and hopelessness” – Read Buhari’s birthday address

by James Sambo   On Wednesday, December 17, Muhammadu Buhari celebrated 72nd birthday, and the septugenarian, in his birthday address ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 21, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Poverty of Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun Following upon the publication of the column penultimate week titled ‘Unfounded Fears of Revanchist Igbo’ I have ...

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Isime EseneOctober 17, 2014

Opinion: Commemorating 2014 World Poverty Eradication Day – The Nigerian case

by Yusuf Ishaku Goje Like peace-building, the solution to poverty does not reside in quick-fix approach but in a sustainable humanitarian ...

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YEditorAugust 21, 2014

The politicians are gone, life in Osogbo, and Osun, has returned to normal: hard

by Simon Ateba Thursday, August 21st, is a bright day here in Osogbo, the capital of Nigeria’s south-western state of ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 14, 2014

Dele Agekameh: Ebola is a disease of POVERTY!

by Dele Agekameh   As Piot rightly observed and I agree with him, “this is a disease of poverty, of ...

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Isime EseneAugust 11, 2014

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria is losing the battle against poverty

Atiku Abubakar   We have skilled people and nowhere to employ them! This is a travesty… In honour of the ...

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writerAugust 2, 2014

HEAVEN! Watch these cocoa farmers eat chocolate for the very first time

by Kolapo Olapoju Irony don’t come better than this. These people farm cocoa, yet they have never seen neither can ...

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July 31, 2014

Buki Otuyemi: Rape goes both ways (Y! Superblogger)

by Buki Otuyemi I recall hearing a story when I just got into the university, about how a bunch of ...

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July 24, 2014

Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so

by Tunji Andrews The recently announced re-based GDP figures that increased the estimated size of the Nigerian economy has again ...

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May 26, 2014

Opinion: Open letter to Aunty Diezani Allison Maduekwe

by Adetayo Adegbemle Aunty Die, you are wondering what is my own in this matter, right? Oh well, I will ...

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May 24, 2014

Opinion: Boko is Halal, not Haram

by Ikechukwu Mbachu Haram is when your governors collect hefty monthly allocation and fly off to Dubai for some frolicking ...

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May 20, 2014

Perry Brimah: Poverty does not fuel Boko Haram, corruption does

by Perry Brimah Gambia is a poor nation. Mali is poor. Niger, Togo, Cameroon, even Ghana is poor when compared ...

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May 2, 2014

Demola Rewaju: How poor are the poor and who are they?

by Demola Rewaju Absolute poverty is not in Lagos however – at least, not on the level of those truly poor people ...

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May 1, 2014

Nigeria’s problem is not poverty – Jonathan explains

by Akan Ido President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, faulted the World Bank report which placed Nigeria among the five poorest ...

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April 30, 2014

Saatah Nubari: Monsanto and the re-enslavement of Nigeria

by Saatah Nubari Our country Nigeria just became a member of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Initiative, an ...

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April 15, 2014

Demola Rewaju: Rebase the GDP all you can but we are still poor

by Demola Rewaju All that the announcement did was to make official something we’ve known all along but the way ...

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April 7, 2014

Opinion: Nigeria’s GDP Rebasing and voodoo statistics

by Jibrin Ibrahim The real issue for me however is what does it really mean to say our economy is ...

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April 6, 2014

Simon Kolawole: Why Nigeria stays among the poorest nations in the world

by Simon Kolawole Ironically, a few days later, the World Bank President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, classified Nigerians and Indians ...

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March 10, 2014

Opinion: Are Nigerians really tired of bad governance?

by Umar Yakubu Thoughts around security, national budget, state of the economy are not debated. Instead, you will read a ...

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March 4, 2014

Opinion: Nigeria’s centenary and the urgency of now

by Jaye Gaskia And whereas Lugard may have made a mistake in the course of promoting the selfish interests of ...

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February 8, 2014

Opinion: There is no such thing as a united North

by Abdulmalik Ibrahim Tijani However, unlike many a northern youths, I will not be cajoled and hoodwinked into voting out ...

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January 16, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: An Okada man’s anger (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun With anger I daily commute    Frequency of 1 passenger every 3 hrs    Daily income of ...

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January 6, 2014

Bayo Oluwasanmi: The prognosis for Nigeria in 2014 is bad

by Bayo Oluwasanmi Nigerians will continue to live in poverty, hunger, and disease. Greed, filth, and viciousness will be the ...

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December 26, 2013

Opinion: Let’s think about those who can’t have fun this Christmas

by Demola Rewaju So while we eat the chicken and have fun, let’s spare a thought for the poor, those ...

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December 14, 2013

Iweka Kingsley: How hope can set the Nigerian youth free (Y! Superblogger)

by Iweka Kingsley “Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist generation after generation, virtually intact, ...

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December 6, 2013

Mandela is in hell-fire? Well that’s what these “Christians” say | Read why

by Jim Solouki and Martin Baker The blog Creation Science Study is clearly not joining the mass adulation over the ...

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