Surviving in drought: Youths and the new status symbol

March 30, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

It was Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, who in his famous book Leviathan that described life as ‘nasty, brutish and short’ where the scramble for survival is the order of the day, where human adopts any possible means to exercise power over the other to feather his nest in pursuit of personal agenda – purely driven by survival instinct. For Read More

ANEEJ attributes IFF to spate of poverty

March 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has raised the alarm that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) which is part of fundamental development problem in Nigeria has increased poverty menace in the country. ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor lamented that there was no firm agreement on conceptual and definitional issues relatedto issues of IFFs till date. Rev Ugolor Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 17, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those is in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep Read More

AfDB president calls for debt relief for African countries

March 16, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has called for debt relief for African countries as the continent suffers from the coronavirus pandemic: Adesina who spoke in an interview on CNN’s first Move with Julia Chatterley said “Africa is not looking for a free pass. We’re just looking for a way in which Africa’s fiscal space gets dealt with.”The Read More

Why Buhari should review some policies

November 6, 2020 Akinnuga, Lagos. 0

You have always reiterated your commitment to make lives better for the masses of Nigerians, but what has been successfully achieved is quite the opposite. The citizens cannot blame you for the sting on our national life occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, but we can definitely hold you accountable for the quality of leadership provided. We can hold you responsible Read More

Deregulation controversy

September 30, 2020 Femi Oluwasanmi 0

Experiences over the years have shown that subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) is a burden that must be lifted off the shoulder of the government, but in doing this, there is need to take into cognisance the welfare of the people and the prevailing circumstances which have continued to generate concerns as the nation forges ahead on the path Read More

Poverty alleviation, cardinal agenda of Buhari administration – Minister

September 29, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has said poverty alleviation remains a cardinal agenda of President Muhamudu Buhari’s administration. The minister stated this Monday in Abuja at the inter-ministerial stakeholders meeting on the supply of 2000 buses to cooperative societies in Nigeria. He re-echoed President Buhari’s 2019 Democracy Day speech saying; “with leadership and a sense Read More

Group advocates implementation of FCT tourism master plan

September 14, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), the umbrella body of all the private sector tourism and tourism related businesses in Nigeria has called on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)Administration for the implementation of tourism master plan. Making the call in Abuja, president of the association, Alhaji Rabo Saleh, noted that the full implementation of the master plan would definitely make Read More

Our office open to data seekers in Anambra – Agency

September 12, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The coordinator, Anambra State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Engr. Bede Okoli, has said the agency was poised to provide accurate data of the poor and vulnerable households in the state to development partners and other interested entities and persons wishing to plan or execute projects. Okoli, who disclosed this in Awka, the state capital, said SOCU through its State Social Read More

Agriculture as the way out of impending recession

August 31, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

Everyone expected the flurry of bad news on Nigeria’s economy streaming in from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). However, few expected the figures to be so deep in negative territory. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had estimated that Nigeria’s economy would shrink by 4 to 5 per cent in the second quarter of 2020. The Read More

North must get it right!

August 28, 2020 Usman Abdullahi Koli 0

Why do we keep saying North and South? It tells us that there are divisions. There is a sharp, wide and bitter bridge between Northern and Southern Nigeria, we know. The North is deeply impoverished; the South is far more prosperous. But who is milking the North? North is a region that is undoing itself by overlooking its natural endowments. Read More

Sa’adiya Farouq and 100m out-of-poverty scheme

June 24, 2020 House keeper 0

  The statement credited to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sa’adiya Umar Farouq, that her ministry will ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within 10 years is achieved is quite reassuring. This is more so considering the despondency of the mass of the people, no thanks Read More

May 29: Buhari, Sule working hard – Nasarawa speaker

May 28, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

  The speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has lauded President  Muhammadu Buhari and Governor  Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa  state for addressing developmental  challenges geared  towards improving the standard  of living of  the people. He stated this Thursday while fielding questions from newsmen in Lafia as President Buhari marks five years in office and Governor Sule clocked one Read More

COVID-19, Nigerian Workers’ Day political economy

May 10, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

  Elean Thomas (1947-2004), a founder of Jamaica’s Workers Party, in her book, Before They Can Speak of Flowers: Word Rhythms (1988) thought about how often she had been asked not to interfere in politics, or – as she put it in the clever Jamaican variation – in politricks. Neither hunger nor ill-health have to do with anything other than Read More

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Bane of health care system

February 9, 2020 House keeper 0

The Nigerian political elite behave like a colonial or apartheid elite. They inhabit an island of opulence and extravagance in an ocean of encompassing poverty and mass suffering. Without any personal stake in the institutions they administer, they are condescendingly uninterested in the decline and decay of Nigerian institutions. The bane of the Nigerian health care delivery system is the Read More

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Nigerian elite should speak up on national unity, others issues – Osinbajo

February 6, 2020 House keeper 0

There is the need for Nigeria’s elite to raise their voices loud enough in matters of national concern and public discourse, especially regarding issues of national unity, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said.The Vice President said this Tuesday when members of the Executive Council of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) paid him Read More

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Bauchi seeks collaborations of stakeholders in achieving SDGs

January 9, 2020 House keeper 0

The Director General and Focal Person of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in  Bauchi state, Maryam Bagel, has pledged to consider the inputs of stakeholders in the implementation of its projects. She made the pledge at the opening ceremony of a 2-day workshop on the SDG’s 3 Years strategic development plan held in Bauchi. She said the workshop was organised in Read More

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Buhari’s pledge to lift 100m out of poverty on course – BMO

November 28, 2019 House keeper 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to facilitate the exit of 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years has since begun recording positive outcome under his administration, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said. The group group said Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are already streaming initiatives targeted at creating direct and indirect jobs. In a statement signed by Read More

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How Buhari lifted 5m Nigerians out of poverty –BMO

August 5, 2019 House keeper 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s success in lifting five million Nigerians out of the poverty bracket in a short time is quite commendable. Describing it as a sign of greater things to come, it added that the president’s goal to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in10 years is on course. In a Read More

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Street children and Nigeria’s future

July 30, 2019 House keeper 0

The neglected, abandoned, rejected, abused, malnourished, oppressed, depressed, suppressed poverty-stricken children walk our streets daily. In Nigeria, we call them “almajirai” while some other countries refer to them as street children. These children fend for themselves by begging as they lack love, care, shelter, etc. They only know how to beg, scramble over leftover foods in our restaurants, hostels, eating Read More

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Ogun: Amazing story of Iberekodo leper colony

July 23, 2019 House keeper 0

The story of inmates of a leprosy centre in Ogun state is captivating. OLUFEMI ADEDIRAN writes that the lepers are gradually integrating into the society. For the inmates of Lepers Colony in Iberekodo, Abeokuta in Ogun state, life has not been fair. The challenges they face every day range from loneliness, stigmatisation, discrimination and insecurity to lack of basic social Read More

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NASSCO registers 1.99m poor, vulnerable households in 29 states

June 27, 2019 House keeper 0

The National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) says it identified and registered 1.99 million poor and vulnerable households in 29 states. The National Coordinator, NASSCO, Mr Apera Lorwakwagh said this at a  Speak-out and Sit-out for Programme Success on Child Development Grant Programme(CDGP) organised by Save the Children in Abuja. Speaking on the topic “A parable of Cash Transfer: Making a profit andMaking a Read More