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In what may be termed the first soothing news of 2020, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Monday reiterated Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line with a pledge earlier made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari may be among the very few Nigerians with the blood of nationalism running in their veins, but his Democracy Day pledge to lift 100 million citizens out of poverty over the next 10 years appears empirically doubtful going by the realities of the nation’s economic fundamentals.
Over 93 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty, according to data obtained at the World Poverty Clock, a Vienna, Austria-based data lab
Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday
The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has entered into a discussion with World Data Lab, publisher of the World Poverty Clock, to undertake a review of Nigeria’s poverty statistics, using realistic tools and indices to determine the country’s correct ranking.
Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed mass poverty and insecurity in Nigeria on corruption.
Nigeria is not the poverty capital of the world, Abiodun Adedipe, an economist and member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, has said.
Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, according to the report of World Poverty Clock, a Vienna, Austria-based data lab.
The Coalition of Untied Political Parties (CUPP) has released what it described as a New Year message to Nigerians, saying that a new dawn for Nigeria will begin with the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls in 2019.
The United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA) says 600 million people globally will start 2019 living in extreme poverty and only 20 million will come out of this situation by the end of the year.
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has pledged to foster unity and equality among Nigerians if elected as the president of the country.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), are feeding at public expense.
The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Presidency of hypocrisy owing to its position on the HSBC’s analysis of the political situation in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.
The Presidency has said though President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have recorded successes in the last two and half years of the administration, still they are focused on improving the lives of the citizen rather than dwelling on 2019 election.
Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday said it was doubtful whether Nigeria has indeed exited recession.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that it is the club who will decide the French World Cup winner’s future.
Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a "very high level".
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says nothing will deter it from promoting laudable activities of the Federal Government.
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has rejected a community policing proposal for the South-East region.
The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) headed by Aisha Falode at the weekend came out strongly to make a case for the league board to be given a percentage of the FIFA largesse to Nigerian clubs whose players were paraded at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Bruno Fernandes is a "box-to-box player" with the "ability to break the line of the defence", according to former Sporting C.P. boss Carlos Carvalhal, who has warned Manchester United against playing him in the No.10 position.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recorded 48 convictions and recovered N8.5 billion in cash and assets within one year in the Ilorin zone.
Raheem Sterling is confident he will be fit in time for Manchester City’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid later this month.
The Founder of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Primate Theophilus Olabayo, has declared that the Spiritual Leader of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, is not a prophet, adding that the Catholic Church does not groom prophets.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City’s two-season ban from the Champions League has opened the door for a host of teams to qualify for next season’s competition.