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You Cowards Celebrate Murderers, Rapists, Fake Pastors and Bad Politicians but Chose to Hate on Someone Over their Sexuality – Juliet Ibrahim Tackles Homophobes
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You Cowards Celebrate Murderers, Rapists, Fake Pastors and Bad Politicians but Chose to Hate on Someone Over their Sexuality – Juliet Ibrahim Tackles Homophobes

Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has taken a shot at homophobes who she described as cowards and hypocrites. The actress who waded into the controversy surrounding members of the LGBT community in Ghana, stated that some politicians in the country associate with gays when they travel and live abroad. Juliet Ibrahim accused homophobes of hating on others because of their sexuality, but celebrating murderers, rapists, fake pastors and bad politicians. She also asked them to focus on taking themselves out of poverty instead of fighting basic human rights. See her post below;
We will deliver on lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – President Buhari assures Nigerians
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We will deliver on lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – President Buhari assures Nigerians

President Buhari has said that his administration's plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty did not come by accident or something they just ''bumped into,” but is a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit and determination. Speaking on Tuesday February 23 at a meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), President Buhari agreed with the Council that the country required a poverty reduction strategy that will usher in a “rapid, sustained, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, President Buhari wondered why a holistic agenda on poverty reduction was never contemplated by pasts administrations when the Nation's revenue was at an all-time high.   “I ...
Poverty in Nigeria has Birthed the Likes of Bob and James Brown – OAP Destiny Amaka says
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Poverty in Nigeria has Birthed the Likes of Bob and James Brown – OAP Destiny Amaka says

OAP Destiny Amaka is of the opinion that poverty in Nigeria birthed the likes of Bobrisky and James Brown, two well known crossdressers in Nigeria. Amaka shared this opinion in a piece she wrote to appreciate young men who are striving to make a living in a country like Nigeria. In her piece, she stated that Nigerian men are by far the hardest working men in the world. She averred that if given opportunities other young men abroad have, Nigerian men would do better because they work hard. Read her post below
Polygamy is Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in the Country – Emir of Anka
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Polygamy is Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in the Country – Emir of Anka

Chairman of Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmed has again warned against polygamy which he claimed is responsible for the falling standard of education in the country. Speaking during a meeting with seventeen emirs of the state and the chairman, Zamfara State Universal Education Board, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun in Gusau, the Emir of Anka who had earlier linked poverty to polygamy, urged Muslim Ummahs to ensure they give their children quality and quantitative education in western and Islamic education. The monarch also  reiterated the traditional rulers’ support to Universal Basic Education Board in Zamfara State towards providing quality education to the people.
”Our country will be better if we start worrying about the source of our people’s poverty same way we worry about the source of people’s wealth” – Yul Edochie
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”Our country will be better if we start worrying about the source of our people’s poverty same way we worry about the source of people’s wealth” – Yul Edochie

Actor Yul Edochie took to Twitter to state that Nigerians should worrying more about how to get out of poverty instead of worrying about the source of people's wealth. He wrote;   ''Our country will be better if we start worrying about the source of our people's poverty same way we worry about the source of people's wealth''
Lifting 20 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2 Years Within Reach – Osinbajo
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Lifting 20 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2 Years Within Reach – Osinbajo

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ESP CASH TRANSFER SCHEME: LIFTING 20 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY IN NEXT 2 YEARS NOW WITHIN REACH, SAYS OSINBAJO *VP adds: Nigeria deserves social security scheme not just for poverty alleviation, but wealth creation also *Nigeria first country in Africa to develop & test wholly technology-based approach to social protection Following the successful activation of the Economic Sustainability Plan’s (ESP) Cash Transfer scheme aimed at delivering financial support to at least 1 million urban-based households using technology, the Buhari administration’s vision of reducing extreme poverty by lifting at least 20 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next two years is now within reach, according to Vice Preside...
“Find how to cure your poverty first, I love my gay daughter” – Charly Boy replies a critic
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“Find how to cure your poverty first, I love my gay daughter” – Charly Boy replies a critic

Veteran musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has declared love for his gay daughter, Dewy. The singer made the declaration after one of his followers Akhigbe Sunny criticised him for openly accepting his lesbian daughter. "Charlyboy needs to be helped. His problems are bigger that than of the nation. Imagine one who accepts his daughter as a lesbian" the man wrote. In response, Charly Boy told him to to go find a cure for his poverty first. "I love my gay daughter" the singer added.
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere
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Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has said that the five years of President Buhari has plunged Nigeria into abundant poverty.   The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.   "As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively. The truth is that the country had virtu...
Insecurity: Fayemi Urges FG To Sharpen Intelligence Collection, Address Poverty
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Insecurity: Fayemi Urges FG To Sharpen Intelligence Collection, Address Poverty

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has called on the Federal Government to sharpen its intelligence collection and tackle the root causes of insecurity in the country including poverty, unemployment, under-employment and lack of adequate education. Governor Fayemi who noted that everyone in the country is feeling the pang of insecurity in one form of the other, said government needed to get to the roots of the menace of insecurity nationally in a bid to effectively address it. Dr Fayemi stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Monday when he received members of the Board of Trustees of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, led by its Chairman and former Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, in his office. The Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum said while intell...
The Insecurity In Kaduna Is Bad And Life Has No Value – Aisha Yesufu Calls Out Governor El-Rufai
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The Insecurity In Kaduna Is Bad And Life Has No Value – Aisha Yesufu Calls Out Governor El-Rufai

Bring Back Our Girls co-convener and #EndSARS protest frontliner, Aisha Yesufu has blasted Governor El-Rufai over insecurity in Kaduna state. Reacting to a tweet in which a lady notified the Kaduna state Governor of the abduction of brothers who went to deliver a ransom to kidnappers who abducted their sisters which includes a pregnant woman, Aisha Yesufu noted that the insecurity in Kaduna is bad and life has no value. She also called on Northern Governors to focus on the poverty, illiteracy, insecurity, kidnapping killings and street kids in the North, and not social media censorship. The activist tweeted; "This should make us all call out @GovKaduna & @elrufai that has failed its people. The insecurity in Kaduna is bad and life has no value yet people are more concerned ...
“Salary Can’t Cure the Disease called Poverty” – Reno Omokri
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“Salary Can’t Cure the Disease called Poverty” – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has stated on social media that salary can’t cure the disease of poverty but only manage it. According to him, salary earners are suffering from a disease which is poverty which can never be cured unless they break away from the status. Taking to his social media page, he revealed that no matter how big or small it is, the earner should still consider himself poor. He wrote; “Salary is medicine for managing the disease of poverty. It cant cure it. Only your own business can cure poverty. Poverty isn’t just about money. Time is more valuable than money. If another man controls your time, you’re poor even if you earn much. “Salary is like a cage. Some cages are big. Others are small. They are still cages because you can only move around within the boundaries of t...
Nigeria Should Return to Regions, Buhari, APC Incompetent – Balarabe Musa
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Nigeria Should Return to Regions, Buhari, APC Incompetent – Balarabe Musa

rtant;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> A former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has said that the only way out of the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria was to divide the country into six regions. “Let us restructure the country and go back to the regional arrangement, and so, should abolish the states and go back to regions; instead of the 36 states, we should have six or seven regions,” he said. Musa said the call for restructuring was valid, but insisted that those agitating for it should be able to make it clear to Nigerians what restructuring constitutes. He said those calling for restructuring must think of what will unite the country and make Nigerians proud of themselves and of their coun...
Tackle Poverty, Not Almajiri – Okorocha Tells Northern Governors
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Tackle Poverty, Not Almajiri – Okorocha Tells Northern Governors

A former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has faulted northern governors over what he described as the shoddy way they handled the repatriation of Almajirai to their home states. Okorocha said instead of humiliating the Almajirai, the governors, as well as the rich in the region, should have transformed them through education. He said poverty and hunger were the real problems and not the Almajiri system as being viewed by the regional governors. The former governor, now a senator, said this in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation monitored in Kaduna on Tuesday. According to him, many of the governors and other prominent Northern elite today, were products of the Almajiri system, adding that all the governor needed to do wa...
Reps Reject Castration as Punishment for Rapists
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Reps Reject Castration as Punishment for Rapists

House of Representatives members on Thursday June 4, rejected castration as punishment for people convicted of rape. Hon James Faleke made the suggestion during a debate on the motion of increased sexual violence against women particularly the rape and murder of two girls in Oyo and Edo states recently. The lawmakers who identified “weak institutions, poor enforcement, poverty and unacceptable social practices” as part of the reasons for sexual violence against women, rejected Faleke's suggestion when Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila subjected it to a voice vote.= Gbajabiamila also asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male. This generated noise in the chamber. Debating the motion brought forward, the lawmakers condemned the increasing cases ...
Buhari Made Nigeria Global Secretariat Of Poverty In 5 Years – Yinka Odumakin
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Buhari Made Nigeria Global Secretariat Of Poverty In 5 Years – Yinka Odumakin

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Friday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration has made Nigeria the global secretariat of poverty since coming to power five years ago. Scoring the administration low on all indices, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said even though Nigeria’s problems started five years ago, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has aggravated the situation. Odumakin who said that we are in civil rule and not a democratic government argued that the current government has dragged Nigeria backward in terms of all identifiable human development indices while democratic gains to Nigerians has been very few. “I woujd rather say five years of civil rule and not misuse the word democratic. What ...
Local Or Dirty; Poverty Should Not Affect Your Sense Of Fashion – Liz Anjorin
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Local Or Dirty; Poverty Should Not Affect Your Sense Of Fashion – Liz Anjorin

Controversial Nollywood actress, Liz Anjorin, has stated that poverty has nothing to do with a person’s sense of fashion. The mother-of-one stated this on Friday when she shared a throwback picture on Instagram. “…Poverty has nothing to do with your sense of fashion. E fit be local and dirty, but you go still slay. Your presentation and how you carry your ego in the society will help you get a life of your dream…,” she wrote. On May 7, the Omowunmi star revealed that she had received rice and other foodstuff from the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. She wrote on Instagram, “My father has done it again as usual. May Allah grant all your heart desire, sir, Insha Allah…As I don grow reach baba still dey send me food heaven will smile at you, sir…”
“Why Didn’t Police Investigate E-Money’s Poverty – Tony Oneweek
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“Why Didn’t Police Investigate E-Money’s Poverty – Tony Oneweek

Nigeria sef. When E-Money and his elder brother Kaycee Limpopo were in the street, police didn't investigate him oooo. Now he is rich, they want to investigate his wealth. Like my brother OC Emcee said: "Nobody investigates ur poverty". I am happy that E-Money has the "required" Goodwill that set him free (within a few hours) from this aborted embarrassment. Emeka is a good man. He is different, benevolent and very humble. Some Igbos do not love themselves shaa. Sad to note that E-Money's travail was championed by a fellow Igbo man. Nya dibalu Chukwu shaa.
82.9 Million Nigerians Live in Poverty – NBS
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82.9 Million Nigerians Live in Poverty – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS has said 82.9 million Nigerians, amounting to 40.1 per cent of the country’s population, live in poverty. The NBS, in the executive summary of the 2019 poverty and inequality report released on Monday, said over 82.9 million Nigerians lived below its poverty line of N137,430 per year. The bureau said between September 2018 and October 2019, it conducted the latest round of the Nigerian Living Standards Survey after 10 years. The NLSS is the official survey that is the basis for measuring poverty and living standards. The NBS said, “In Nigeria 40.1 per cent of the total population were classified as poor. In other words, on average, four out of 10 individuals in Nigeria have real per capita expenditures below N137,430 per year. “Thi...
Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State
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Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State

Another set of pensioners, Forum of Contributory Pensioners in Osun state, have lamented hunger and untold hardships occasioned by the refusal of the state government to release their retirement benefits. The pensioners comprise of Secondary schools teaching and non teaching of July 2016,The Pensioners expressed displeasure over the refusal of the state government to pay their retirement benefits after their years of services. According to the pensioners, the Contributory Pensioners that are being deprived of their retirement benefits are now terribly suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty. “Our prayers and humble appeals are that, the state government of Osun under the benevolent leadership of the Governor, should graciously put sufficient funds into...
Sierra Leone Lifts Ban on Pregnant Girls Attending School
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Sierra Leone Lifts Ban on Pregnant Girls Attending School

A ban on pregnant girls attending school was overturned in Sierra Leone on Monday March 30, following a fight spearheaded by human rights activists for five years. The ban was introduced in the country in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. While the government insisted that pregnant girls will be stressed out with attending school, exposed to ridicule and indirectly encourage other girls to get pregnant, critics held that the ban increased stigma and set thousands back in their studies. A statement which overturned the ban read;   The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education... hereby announces that the ‘ban on pregnant girls attending school’ is overturned with immediate effec...
W/Bank, IMF grant IDA countries debt relief
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W/Bank, IMF grant IDA countries debt relief

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, have suspended debt payments by their poor debtor countries. The debt relief as announced in a statement, yesterday, was specifically for  the International Development Association, IDA, countries, to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the economies of the affected countries. IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries.  It complements the World Bank’s original lending arm, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD. The statement said, “The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have severe economic and social consequences for IDA countries. “They are home to a quarter of the world’s population and two-thirds of the world’s population living in extreme ...
South Africa Goes into Total Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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South Africa Goes into Total Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The South African Government has announced that the nation will be going into total lockdown from Thursday March 26, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures after coronavirus cases in the country increased from 274 to 402 on Monday March 23. According to Ramaphosa, the stay-at-home order which will be effective till April 16 does not apply to essential services personnel, including police, health care workers and those involved in the supply of goods, including food. He said in his address to the nation; “We need to urgently and dramatically escalate our response. “The next few days are crucial. Without decisive action the number of people infected will rapidly increase. “This is extremely d...
25 Million Persons May lose Jobs due to Coronavirus Pandemic- International Labour Congress Predicts
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25 Million Persons May lose Jobs due to Coronavirus Pandemic- International Labour Congress Predicts

The International Labour Congress ILO has predicted 25 million job loses due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, made the prediction in a statement released in Abuja today Thursday March 19th. He said the finding was according to a new assessment by the ILO. Part of the statement reads “An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, coordinated and immediate response. The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happene...
North has Highest Population of Illiterates – Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero
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North has Highest Population of Illiterates – Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero has advised Northerners in the country to work towards reducing poverty and illiteracy in the region instead of ensuring that power remains in the region in 2023. Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Yero stated that in spite of the north wielding the political power at the moment, it has not helped the economy of the region in any way. He also pointed out that the North has the highest number of street beggars and school dropouts. “I realized that if the North really wants to continue to eradicate the poverty that is eating up the people of the region, then we must shift our attention and our thinking to how the North can became economically viable. “But looking at the prevailing situation with north holding power, we can ask ou...
87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank
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87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters. In the comprehensive report, obtained by one of our correspondents, the World Bank observed that although Nigeria was a richly endowed country, it had a larger proportion of the world’s extreme poor than any other nation. The report further noted that most of...
Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project
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Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project

The Chairman of Enugu Transition Committee, Hon Chinwe Ugwu recently embarked on a poverty alleviation project and the poverty alleviation kit given out to residents of the local government was wheel barrows. It was further gathered that the Local Government Chairman who was appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave out the wheel barrows on hire purchase to the local government residents. @The024Network tweeted; In Enugu State a transition chairperson appointed by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the state Governor, has given out wheelbarrows on HIRE PURCHASE to people of Nsukka LGA. Enugu State is in the hands of God.  
Nigerian Leadership has Been Managing Poverty – Makinde
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Nigerian Leadership has Been Managing Poverty – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday January 12, blamed the country's leadership over the poverty experienced across the nation. The Oyo State Governor who spoke at a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Aremo community of Ibadan, pointed out that Nigeria is blessed with different natural resources but the country's leadership is managing poverty. Makinde stated that education remains a top priority of his administration as he urged Nigerians to look beyond the natural resources and focus on intellectual development. He said; “And on the occasion of this celebration, when I came in, as I was listening to what the Archbishop was saying, I picked some certain things from his statement. He said that God has blesse...
We’ll Pull 100m Nigerians Out of Poverty in 2020 – Finance Minister. Zainab Ahmed
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We’ll Pull 100m Nigerians Out of Poverty in 2020 – Finance Minister. Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Monday restated Federal Government’s plan to pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line with a pledge earlier made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Ahmed made this known when she appeared on a programme on NTA. Speaking during the interview, the  Minister said “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that we must pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and that is our major focus. Based on the president’s directives, we want to move fast to make the kind of change the president wanted in the country. “In 2020, we want to move very fast because we realized that going at the steady rate we are doing is not going to make the kind of change that the ...
‘FG To Lift 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2020’ – Zainab Ahmed
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‘FG To Lift 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2020’ – Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government has promised to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by providing enabling environment for small businesses. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna, stated this in an interview with NTA, which was quoted and published on the ministry’s twitter handle Monday morning. The tweet said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that we must pull 100m Nigerians out of poverty and that is our major focus”. Based on the president’s directives, the minister said that the country had to move fast to make the kind of change the president wanted in the country. She said: “In 2020, we want to move very fast because we realized that going at the steady rate we are doing is not going to make the kind of change that the president has directed must happen. The p...
The Reason Why Fake Pastors Prevail In Nigeria Is Simply Because Of The Level Of Poverty And Packaging- Rapper Yung6ix
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The Reason Why Fake Pastors Prevail In Nigeria Is Simply Because Of The Level Of Poverty And Packaging- Rapper Yung6ix

Nigerian rapper, Yung6ix opines that fake pastors are thriving in Nigeria simply because of the level of poverty in the land. He stated this on his Twitter handle hours after rampaging youths destroyed a church building in Ondo state over rumors that the remains of a child that went missing inside the church, was dug from the church altar. The police has since debunked this rumor.   Yung6ix on his Twitter handle wrote   ''The reason why fake pastors prevail in Nigeria is simply because of the level of poverty and packaging. People want answers because the system have failed them, people will do anything to be or look successful in Nigeria''.
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Reform Now To Stop Further Slide Into Extreme Poverty – World Bank To FG

The World Bank has said the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by more than 30 million by 2030 and the country will be home to 25 per cent of the world ’ s destitute people if the government fails to revive economic growth and create jobs. It warned that the country could slide back into recession if crude prices fell by 25 per cent to $50 a barrel . The international oil benchmark, Brent crude , traded around $ 61 per barrel on Monday . The bank gave the warning in its 2019 Nigeria Economic Update Report , which was released on Monday. It said , “ Economic and demographic projections highlight the urgent need for reform . “ With population growth (estimated at 2. 6 per cent) outpacing economic growth in a context of weak job creation , per capita income is...
You Can’t Flaunt Private Jets When Surrounded By Poverty – Reno Omokri To Indimi
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You Can’t Flaunt Private Jets When Surrounded By Poverty – Reno Omokri To Indimi

Reno Omokri has replied the Indimi family after they attacked him over the comment he made referring to their family earlier today. This morning, Reno called out their family and other wealthy Northern families after billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, donated N5 billion to Save the Children Fund. The money is expected to be used for the upkeep of impoverished children in Katsina, Adamawa and Borno state. In his post, Reno opined that many of the wealthy families in the North, the Indimis inclusive, are only known for flaunting private jets and getting married to chilldren of presidents instead of using their wealth to better the lot of children in the region. The Indimis in their response, asked Reno to take it up with God if he is mad that they are getting married to importan...
Nigerian Striker Osimhen Speaks On How He Rescued His Family From Poverty
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Nigerian Striker Osimhen Speaks On How He Rescued His Family From Poverty

Super Eagles latest striker Victor Osimhen, has narrated how his emergence as a professional footballer saved his family members from poverty. The Nigerian striker, who also plays for Lille told BeIN Sport that life was tough for his siblings after his mother’s death and father’s joblessness. According to him, his father lost his job three months after his mother died. To survive, Osimhen said his brother hawked sports newspapers, while sister sold oranges in the street. The 20-year-old player also said he earlier sold bottled water in Lagos traffic to help his family survive. To also survive, the footballer narrated that he once joined his friends to scavenge for crampons and shoes at the former Olusosun dumpsite in Oregun-Ojota area of Lagos. But after emerging as a success...
Violence, inequality and poverty put children at risk of sexual exploitation
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Violence, inequality and poverty put children at risk of sexual exploitation

High levels of violence, inequality and poverty are leaving South African children at risk of becoming victims of sexual exploitation. This was the finding by End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) International and the Youth Research Unit (YRU) of the Bureau of Market Research (BMR). The new briefing paper was launched at the University of SA (Unisa) on Tuesday. SA was ranked 16 out of the 60 countries scored by the Out of the Shadows Index on the country’s response to child sexual exploitation and abuse. “Even though SA has knowledgeable welfare support workers and a strong legal framework to protect children from sexual exploitation, serious limitations still exist,” it said. The country has policies and laws in place to protect children, but researchers believe t...
90 Million Nigerians Are Living In Poverty – Sadiya Umar Farouq
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90 Million Nigerians Are Living In Poverty – Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nearly 90 million Nigerians are living with extreme poverty, Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has stated. The Minister, who spoke at a budget defense session of the Ministry before the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs, said the Buhari government was resolve to lift the 90 million Nigerians in extreme poverty across the country. She also said the new ministry was committed to strengthening coordination of humanitarian and disaster management efforts by multiple stakeholders, adding that the Ministry has enormous responsibility to address some of the underlying causes, drivers and consequences of humanitarian crises and underdevelopment including: relatively high poverty of nearly half (90 million) of the country...
Actress Efia Odo Says Poverty Is The Root Of All Evil And Not Money
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Actress Efia Odo Says Poverty Is The Root Of All Evil And Not Money

According to Efia Odo, money is never the root of all evil as it’s often said but rather poverty. You may not agree with Efia Odo on this but she made a lot of sense in her tweet that has generated controversies on Twitter. Efia Odo in a tweet wrote; “Money isn’t the root of evil, poverty is”. Efia Odo is right but going extreme and using illegal means to make money is what makes it evil.
Kenyans Rent Out Their Wives To Tourists Because Of Hard Times
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Kenyans Rent Out Their Wives To Tourists Because Of Hard Times

Poverty along the Kenyan Coast is now forcing residents to rent out their spouses to rich tourists for some income, it has emerged. To beat the rising levels of poverty, some Kenyans have been handing over their wives or husbands to the tourists who want a good time before reuniting with them after the job. Among the persons already in the job is James Kimani, a tour guide, who says that he has been renting his wife out for such since August 2018, in pursuit for that extra coin. He says that it began when a tourist asked for his help to get a Kenyan woman with whom he was to spend his time with in Kenya, and due to the poverty, he handed over his wife. However, he says, he had to pass her out as his sister to make her acceptable to the man. “Yes, I have a nice, bubbly wo...
Don Jazzy Questions FG’s Tax Policy
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Don Jazzy Questions FG’s Tax Policy

Don Jazzy took to his social media page to write ; How does the govt plan to bring many Nigerians out of poverty when the struggling masses, neck-deep in poverty, are being overtaxed. The income & living standards of citizens of other countries that pay much taxes can’t be compared to that of Nigerians.
All African countries are corrupt – Osinbajo
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All African countries are corrupt – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that all African countries are corrupt and only few countries in the world can boast of not being corrupt. Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Rule of Law, Office of the Vice President, Fatima Waziri-Azi at the launch of the FLAG’IT App said that corruption and illicit financial flows out of Africa has led to poverty and lack of development witnessed across the continent. “The 2019 Global Corruption Barometer on African citizens’ views and experiences of corruption highlights that while most of the people surveyed in 35 countries felt that corruption had increased in their country, a majority equally felt that they, as citizens, could make a difference in the fight against corruption. “Only a few coun...
Buhari Will Take 10m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years — Osinbajo
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Buhari Will Take 10m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years — Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that 10 million Nigerian would be out of poverty in the next 10 years. Osimbajo made this promise on Thursday at Abdullahi Fodio Palace in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar. “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 10 millions Nigerian out of poverty in the next 10 years, we believe very strongly we can achieve it in collaboration with the state governor. “We are here in Kebbi for several things and to promote National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and petty traders’ businesses, and to inspect the renovation of the market in the state,” he said. According to the Vice President, the National Micro and Medium Enterprises scheme is a scheme that is designed to de...
Poverty Is Your Real Enemy and Not Other Africans – Mr Eazi Lectures Xenophobic South Africans
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Poverty Is Your Real Enemy and Not Other Africans – Mr Eazi Lectures Xenophobic South Africans

Nigerian artist Mr Eazi has shared a message to South Africans who are currently attacking fellow Africans in their country on the back of the claim that they’re stealing their jobs. According to Mr Eazi, poverty is the real enemy that is plaguing those South Africans and not other Africans in their country. He wrote on social media: “Fight the real ENEMY!! Fight POVERTY!!!!” His comments come as some of his compatriots in South Africa have suffered xenophobic attacks from angry South Africans. Nigerians were attacked and their shops looted in yet another wave of these attacks which seem to hit South Africa every year.
Buhari Lacks Commitment To End Poverty – ASUU
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Buhari Lacks Commitment To End Poverty – ASUU

President Buhari has been slammed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over his comment of channeling resources into education to end poverty. The Chairman of the Union at the University of Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole who spoke on Sunday, September 1, described the President's statement as political. Alleging that President Buhari has shown hatred to fund and offer Nigerians qualitative education, the ASUU chairman also stated that the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu is also not different from his employer. He recalled how the Minister of Education made so many political statements including declaring a state of emergency in the education sector during President Buhari's first tenure, but refused to act on his words afterwards. “He is back to a familiar terrai...
Poverty, Insecurity, Explosive Demographic Growth In Nigeria Worrisome – UN
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Poverty, Insecurity, Explosive Demographic Growth In Nigeria Worrisome – UN

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon, yesterday, described as worrisome what he called explosive demographic growth, multi dimensional poverty, pervasive corruption, increase in equality, impact of climatic change and insecurity in Nigeria. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sokoto State Government and the UN on human and environmental development, he stated: “More worrisome is the country’s explosive demographic growth put at an estimated rate of 3.2 percent; while the economy is growing at 2.1 percent.” Governor Aminu Tambuwal pledged increased governmental collaborations with United Nations’ agencies on enhancing peoples’ lives and environmental developments.
If My Throwback Photo Doesn’t Inspire You, Then You’ll Die In Poverty – Bobrisky
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If My Throwback Photo Doesn’t Inspire You, Then You’ll Die In Poverty – Bobrisky

Bobrisky marked his 'Inspiration' Saturday with a throwback photo of himself. Encouraging his followers on doing the impossible, Nigerian cross-dresser said he changed from a man to a multimillionaire woman. According to him, the decision to change his 'gender' paid off after he made up his mind to never mix with broke people and also tried his best to get picked by rich men. Also kicking against hiding one's past, Bobrisky pointed out that most Instagram Slay Queens are scared of uploading photos taken in their years of struggle. He wrote; If dis picture didn’t Inspire you then you will die in poverty . Nothing is impossible on earth . If you block your ears and never listen to people who hate you.... trust me you will achieve your dreams. From a man to a multimillionaire woman tod...
Poverty Eradication Only Solution To Insecurity In Nigeria – Amaechi
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Poverty Eradication Only Solution To Insecurity In Nigeria – Amaechi

Mr Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Rivers and immediate past Minister of Transportation on Saturday says poverty alleviation at all levels of government is panacea to lingering insecurity in the country. Amaechi who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja stressed that only viable and productive economy that creates jobs will surmount the spate of insecurity in the country. He commended the APC-led federal government for devising templates aimed at revamping the economy. “This government knows the problems of the country which they inherited. “That is why President Muhammadu Buhari declares war against poverty as a means to ending insecurity,’’ he said. Amaechi, who made the President’s new ministerial nominee list, restated the need to revitalize the economy f...
Fasten Your Seat Belts – Fayose Tells Nigerians On Unabated Insecurity
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Fasten Your Seat Belts – Fayose Tells Nigerians On Unabated Insecurity

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, has urged Nigerians to fasten their seat belts over the insecurity ravaging the country. Mr Fayose gave the advise while reacting to the dead of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group. Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly killed on Friday, while journeying back to Lagos State from Ondo State, where she went to see her dad. Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen came out from the bush to attack the vehicle in which the victim was in, an attempt to escape by reversing the said Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep angered the attackers who opened fire on their target killing the lady. The rise in insecurity across the country has largely been attributed to herdsmen as arrowheads of the criminal a...
Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku
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Rising Poverty Greatest National Security Threat, Says Atiku

Former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the greatest threat to national security was the rising wave of poverty that has remained unchecked among Nigerians. In his reflection on the state of the nation, Atiku observed that the most dangerous dimension to the poverty ravaging the country was that the financial capacity of industrialists, businessmen and factory owners, who provide employment to the teeming youths, was also drastically reducing. Atiku said there was an urgent and compelling need for institutions of the Nigerian State to understand that it is an appalling dereliction of duty to stand idly by and allow misery multiply in the populace. In a statement by his m...
Buhari Committed To Lifting 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty – SGF
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Buhari Committed To Lifting 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has said the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari, has begun putting in place institutional structures to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years. Mustapha who spoke to journalists in Yola on Sunday, at the Yola International Airport, also considered his reappointment by Buhari as confirmation of the confidence the President reposed in him in his discharge of the duties of the office of the SGF. According to him, the pledge by the president to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, which he made, in his democracy Day Broadcast, is one of the boldest statement to have ever been made by any president. He said he was convinced that the pledge is not a ruse because the administration ha...