Gates Foundation to commit $8.3bn to global fight against poverty, diseases in 2023 

January 17, 2023 Editorial IV 0

One of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced that it would commit a whopping $8.3 billion to the global war against poverty, hunger, diseases and inequity in 2023. According to the organisation, this is the largest annual budget ever announced since the Foundation’s formation. In its annual letter published on Monday, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Read More

God ‘ll use you to deliver Nigeria, Prelate Mbang tells Obi

December 20, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

His Eminence, Sunday Mbang, the former Prelate of the Methodist Church has prayed that God should not allow Nigeria to continue to continue to suffer, adding that He would do what is best for the country.  A statement by the Obi-Datti Media team quoted Mbang as telling the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, Akwa Ibom state, who visited Read More

Poverty’s neo-colonisation of Nigeria

December 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius Recent numerical facts culled from the NBS have revealed that 133 million Nigerians are battling with extreme poverty and this connotes that we are confronted with a dreaded disease wearing and carrying many faces Read More

LP rep candidate to sponsor 52 varsity graduates if… 

December 18, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Federal House of Representatives candidate for Kaduna South on the platform of Labour Party, Ezekiel Baba, has promised to sponsor 52 students through university education if elected in the 2023 general elections.  Addressing Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) interactive session with legislative candidates of the Labour Party in Kaduna state, Baba said he would also prioritise policies that could boost education Read More

Northern Media Forum: Bandits now dictate where, when to campaign in Zamfara, Sokoto

December 12, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Worried by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) figures which indicated that 133 million Nigerians representing 63% were living in poverty, the Northern Media Forum (NMF) has urged presidential candidates of the various political parties to stop grandstanding at campaigns. Rather, it urged them to introduce “concrete plan of action that has the capacity to transform, reform and change the Read More

Burden of multi-dimensional poverty in Nigeria

December 2, 2022 Adefolarin A.Olamilekan 0

Without a doubt, the greatest challenge of third world countries, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa, is tackling poverty.Sadly, poverty is associated with people of the region, with different dimensions of it impacting negatively on her. Even though scholars have said poverty is relative, but once mentioned it connotes lack of basic or elementary needs of food, shelter, and clothing.Perhaps, that is Read More

How to transform Nigeria from a poverty capital into a global player

June 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is forecast to have a population of 450 million by 2050. This may not be the official figure by the National Population Commission (NPC), but as the population body prepares for census next year, it is believed that an integrated approach or policy coordination across almost be all sectors could yield a significantly brighter future for Nugeria’s economy and Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Bauchi distributes N99m occupational equipment in Itas, Jama’are LGs

October 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Sunday distributed occupational equipments worth N99 million in Itas Gadau and Jama’are local governments of the state to 1, 000 youth and women. The gesture according to the governor was part of his social welfare scheme tagged ‘Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme’ (KEEP) designed to be implemented across the 20 local government areas. He Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

Banditry: Whither Nigeria?

September 6, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Since the inauguration of the fourth Republic in 1999, Nigeria has been battling with the challenge of insecurity from the North to the South. Like Boko Haram insurgency, banditry is becoming ‘a multi-billion naira industry’ that continues to attract youngsters. What started as a conflict between the farmers and herders in the north-western states of Nigeria has burgeoned to a Read More

Sen. Goje distributes fertiliser for free in Gombe

September 4, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

As part of his efforts to boost food production in his constituency, the Senator, representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has distributed thousands of bags of fertiliser to farmers for free.  Senator Goje, who was represented by member, representing Yamaltu West in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Sadik Ibrahim Kurba, said the gesture was in line with Read More

2021 MICS/NICS survey targets 1,000 households in Kaduna – NBS

September 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

The National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has kicked off 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) targeting 20 households in each of the 50 selected clusters in Kaduna state. The survey, which is aimed at seeking household data particularly for women and children in the area of education, health, potable water to mitigate school dropout Read More

My plan for unemployed youths – Senator Urhoghide

September 1, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

 The Chairman, Senate committee on public accounts,  Pharm. Mathew Urhoghide, has said any “youth starting life with #1,000,000 have no business with poverty”. Urhoghide who represents Edo South Senatorial District in Edo state disclosed that  “over two million Nigerian youths graduate every year without job for up to 10 years.”  The Senator stated this during his Senatorial empowerment of youths Read More

@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

NBS inflation figures, grim news on food affordability

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government might have lost count of Nigeria’s endless string of deleterious firsts. The list is lengthened almost on weekly basis. Nigeria is the world’s headquarters of poverty. It snatched the inglorious crown from India in 2018. In 2020 alone, Nigeria pushed 10 million more compatriots below poverty line. The World Bank claims that surging inflation helped to worsen Read More

Constituency restoration: Suswam lauds Igbawua

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam, has commended the immediate-past Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Honourable Chille Igbawua, over his relentless commitment in the struggle for the actualisation of the restoration of Mbagwa and Mata state constituency in Benue state. Senator Suswam, who represents Benue North East senatorial district of Benue state, stated this Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More