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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.
The United States Government Wednesday said it is concerned over recorded cases of vote-buying and intimidation of voters and observers during last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.
Frank Lampard has urged Premier League clubs to ‘have a heart’ and help save Football League sides amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.
Real Madrid have confirmed that their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have tested negative for coronavirus, ending speculation that Martin Odegaard would have to self-isolate after reports on Tuesday claimed that he had contracted the disease.
The police on Tuesday arraigned a 45-year-old carpenter, Ebenezer Olorunleka, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly receiving a stolen car.
Victor Osimhen has again explained why he turned down the Premier League for Serie A and Napoli, idolising Didier Drogba and the ‘dream come true’ of following Diego Maradona’s footsteps.
Southampton are interested in signing Tom Davies from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window, according to talkSPORT.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has again raised alarm over alleged illegally expenditures in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Peoples Democratic Party has won Esan West Local Government Area with a wide margin over its closest rival, All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.