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Decades of neglect, resource mismanagement led to poverty, insecurity – Buhari

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that decades of neglect and resource mismanagement led to the current poverty and insecurity in the country.  The president said this at State House in Abuja while receiving in audience the board of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated led by the Group Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Ikazoboh. He said if assets and resources available to Nigeria were properly Read More

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Nigerians don’t deserve to be poor – Wadada

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Honourable Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, the Sarkin Yakin Keffi, represented Keffi/Kokona/Karu  constituency in the House of Representatives and ran for Nasarawa state governorship election in 2019. In this interview with Ahmed Tukur, he bares his mind on how Nigerians have been subjected to abject poverty, those that should be appointed as ministers as well as autonomy for local governments and other Read More

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Global goal to end poverty by 2030 unlikely – World Bank

September 21, 2018 Administrator 0

A global target of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met, the World Bank said yesterday. It also said people living on less than $1.90 a day have fallen to a record low of about 655 million – or nine per cent of the world’s population. Without significant shifts in policy, about 480 million people – some Read More

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SDP laments poverty, hunger in Ekiti

April 28, 2018 Administrator 0

  Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti state has expressed regrets on the high rate of poverty and hunger in the state, saying this was caused by non-payment of workers’ salaries and entitlements to pensioners. The party expressed its determination to banish poverty from the land and create wealth, once it got the mandate of the people in the July Read More

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2018 farming season: FADAMA empowers FCT farmers with inputs

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The recent rains in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) seem to have kickstarted the 2018 farming season. Many farmers had been at a loss on how to get imputs; however, with the prompt intervention of the FCT FADAMA III Additional Financing Project, the farmers are now confident that this year’s farming season will be a bumper one. JOHN OBA writes Read More

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Foundation stresses need to transform agric sector

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Olaoluwaseni Josua Adegoke Foundation (OJA-F) has stressed the importance of transforming the agricultural sector, saying it is the best way to eradicate poverty in the country. Its President, Mr. Kofo Adegoke, stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the flag off ceremony of the OJA-F launched to immortalize their son who died of leukemia three Read More

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Cleric tasks FG on poverty, injustice

March 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The federal government has been urged to address the challenges of poverty and injustice in order to end the spate of violence in the country. Rev. Willie M. Sada of the Church of Christ Mission (CCM), Kuje, made the call at the weekend while speaking to Blueprint, noting that many people had become disillusioned with the system because of Read More

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How to eradicate poverty, entrench democracy in Africa – Buhari

March 6, 2018 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Accra, the capital of Ghana, said with the right leadership and implementation of public policies, Africa’s drive to eradicate poverty and entrench democracy is on course. Speaking as a special guest of honour at Ghana’s 61st independence anniversary celebration at the Black Star Square in Accra, the President said Nigeria and Ghana were benefitting Read More

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How to handle North-east reconstruction – Umar Ali

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Businessman and farmer, Alhaji Umar Ali, is a noted philanthropist from Yobe state. In this interview with MUSA M. BUBA, he speaks on how the humanitarian crisis in the North-east can be effectively tackled, and why government at all levels should help farmers to attain sufficiency in rice and wheat production. Excerpts: As someone from Yobe state, one of the Read More

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Half of world’s population lack basic health services – WHO

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has said half of the world’s population is unable to access essential health services, and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford. In a joint report with the World Bank, the WHO said it was completely unacceptable that more than half the world’s people still don’t Read More

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Kuje chair harps on self-reliance

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donad Iorchir The Chairman, Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Danladi Galadima, has appealed to residents of the council, especially unemployed women and youths to take advantage of the free skills acquisition opportunity created by the Council and learn some skills to empower themselves and improve their families. Galadima said “unemployment, idleness and poverty have been traced as primary causes Read More

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Impact of nutrition on early childhood development

November 17, 2017 Administrator 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) recently disclosed that over 60 per cent of under-five children in Nigeria are at risk of not reaching their potential because their development has been stunted by poor nutrition and lack of early stimulation. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI examines the link between nutrition and Early Childhood Development (ECD). Early Childhood Development (ECD) Early Childhood Development Read More

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Wamakko to assist farmers with 4000 water pumps, others

October 25, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar   Sokoto   Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has concluded arrangements to assist dry season farmers with 2000 water pumps, 2000 tube wells and 2000 bags of assorted fertilisers. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, yesterday, said the gesture would help improve the output of the farmers and boost food Read More

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Reps charge FG to tackle poverty

October 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo   Abuja   House of Representatives has called on executive arm of the federal government to tackle poverty in the country, as International Day for Eradication of Poverty is commemorated. The House, in a resolution on a motion by Hon. Mohammed Wudil on the need to strengthen the fight against poverty, also asked the government to be Read More

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Akinyemi cautions Yoruba leaders on restructuring

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agboola Bayo   Ibadan A Lecturer at the Department of African Languages, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA, Prof. Akintunde Akinyemi, has advised Yoruba leaders to be careful in their call for restructuring of the country. He gave the advice on Tuesday while speaking at the opening of 2017 edition of National Conference of Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria Read More

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Faulting commercialisation of IDPs’ camps

October 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Reverend Sister Ann Falola, a sister of Our Lady of Apostles is the initiator “Maria Centre,” an empowerment project for vulnerable girls and Indigent women. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she expresses disappointment over the commercialization of Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP’) camps. Tell us about your project with the IDP’s I don’t want this initiative to be associated with IDP’s Read More

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Global rice demand will hit 555m tons by 2035- IRR’

October 3, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has predicted that global rice demand would likely increase from 439 million tons in 2010 to 555 million tons in 2035. DAVID AGBA reports No doubt, in Africa, where the population growth rate is high, there is an exponentially increasing demand for rice. Th ere is hardly any household where rice is not a Read More

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Make our unity daily schedule, Al-Makura tells Nigerians

October 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Lafia. Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state yesterday advised Nigerians to see the unity of the country as part of their daily schedule for the nation to forge ahead. A statement signed by Ahmed Tukur, the special assistant on Media and Publicity to Al-Makura urged citizens to continue to offer selfless service for the unity of the country and Read More

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Atiku counters Buhari on economy, says poverty still high in Nigeria

August 30, 2017 Administrator 0

…Urges functional education Despite claim by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government that the country’s economy is improving, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said Nigeria’s educational system and policy requires an urgent review for the nation to pull through the stranglehold of abject poverty which is holding down a larger chunk of its over 170 million people. Atiku, Read More