Archive for: poverty

Demola Rewaju: Rebase the GDP all you can but we are still poor

Demola Rewaju: Rebase the GDP all you can but we are still poor

by Demola Rewaju All that the announcement did was to make official something we’ve known all along but the way some are going on about it makes it seem as though poverty started under Goodluck...

 

Opinion: Nigeria’s GDP Rebasing and voodoo statistics

Opinion: Nigeria’s GDP Rebasing and voodoo statistics

by Jibrin Ibrahim The real issue for me however is what does it really mean to say our economy is the largest in Africa. Nigeria remains a very poor country with almost 70% of the population...

 

Simon Kolawole: Why Nigeria stays among the poorest nations in the world

Simon Kolawole: Why Nigeria stays among the poorest nations in the world

by Simon Kolawole Ironically, a few days later, the World Bank President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, classified Nigerians and Indians among the poorest in the world. He said “two-thirds of the world’s...

 

Opinion: Are Nigerians really tired of bad governance?

Opinion: Are Nigerians really tired of bad governance?

by Umar Yakubu Thoughts around security, national budget, state of the economy are not debated. Instead, you will read a lot of name-calling and exchange of insults. Ironically, that’s what...

 

Opinion: Nigeria’s centenary and the urgency of now

Opinion: Nigeria’s centenary and the urgency of now

by Jaye Gaskia And whereas Lugard may have made a mistake in the course of promoting the selfish interests of British colonialism 100 years ago in 1914; the real challenge, the real problem...

 

Opinion: There is no such thing as a united North

Opinion: There is no such thing as a united North

by Abdulmalik Ibrahim Tijani However, unlike many a northern youths, I will not be cajoled and hoodwinked into voting out a corrupt Fedora hat wearing Ijaw fisherman for an equally corrupt ‘aboki’...

 

Soyombo Ayomikun: An Okada man’s anger (Poetry)

Soyombo Ayomikun: An Okada man’s anger (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun With anger I daily commute    Frequency of 1 passenger every 3 hrs    Daily income of 1000 naira    Out of which with 600 naira I fill the tank 1. The beeps of a pulse...

 

Bayo Oluwasanmi: The prognosis for Nigeria in 2014 is bad

Bayo Oluwasanmi: The prognosis for Nigeria in 2014 is bad

by Bayo Oluwasanmi Nigerians will continue to live in poverty, hunger, and disease. Greed, filth, and viciousness will be the norm. Ruined cities and towns will compete for a place in the refuse...

 

Opinion: Let’s think about those who can’t have fun this Christmas

Opinion: Let’s think about those who can’t have fun this Christmas

by Demola Rewaju So while we eat the chicken and have fun, let’s spare a thought for the poor, those in prisons, in hospitals and those who can’t even smile at all this period. Let’s spare...

 

Iweka Kingsley: How hope can set the Nigerian youth free (Y! Superblogger)

Iweka Kingsley: How hope can set the Nigerian youth free (Y! Superblogger)

by Iweka Kingsley File Photo “Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic...