Tag Archives: Poverty

Minister Of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi Says Restructuring Is Not As Critical As Hunger & Poverty

In response to the calls for restructuring which was recently reignited by South-South region Governors, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has opined that while its not a bad thing, tackling hunger and poverty is more critical to the federal government. “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring but I…

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New Statistics Reveal 82.9 Million Nigerians Are Currently Living In Poverty

According to the 2019 Poverty & Inequality in Nigeria report released by the National Bureau of Statistics today May 4, 82.9 million Nigerians are currently living in poverty in Nigeria. This figure represents 40.09% of the total population. 52.10% of rural dwellers are living in poverty while the poverty rate in urban centres is 18.04%. The…

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The North Holds 87% Of Nigeria’s Poverty Rate — World Bank

The World Bank has estimated that 87% of all the poor people in Nigeria are in the north, the Cable reports. In a report titled, ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, the Bretton Wood institution said the south-south zone recorded the most significant drop in poverty between 2011 and 2016. Comparing Nigeria to the…

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Emir Of Kano Identifies Polygamy As The Reason For Poverty, Backwardness In North

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has warned that the people of the North unless they change their culture will continue to be backward and poor. The emir’s representative, Dr Usman Bugaji, according to a report by PUNCH, made the comment in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Friday through a paper presentation. He said, “There are…

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United States Government Signs A $2.3bn Assistance To Fight Extreme Poverty

The United States Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty through the United States Agency for International Development  (USAID). “The $2.3 billion agreement comes on the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari’s July visit to Washington, DC,” said Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and…

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