Archive for: poverty

Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so

Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so

by Tunji Andrews The recently announced re-based GDP figures that increased the estimated size of the Nigerian economy has again drawn attention to official poverty statistics. Data from the last...

 

Opinion: Open letter to Aunty Diezani Allison Maduekwe

Opinion: Open letter to Aunty Diezani Allison Maduekwe

by Adetayo Adegbemle Aunty Die, you are wondering what is my own in this matter, right? Oh well, I will tell you. For every penny you steal, or misappropriate, you reduce the buying power of 170m...

 

Opinion: Boko is Halal, not Haram

Opinion: Boko is Halal, not Haram

by Ikechukwu Mbachu Haram is when your governors collect hefty monthly allocation and fly off to Dubai for some frolicking and rollicking, while poverty ravages the people. When the Boko Haram...

 

Perry Brimah: Poverty does not fuel Boko Haram, corruption does

Perry Brimah: Poverty does not fuel Boko Haram, corruption does

by Perry Brimah Gambia is a poor nation. Mali is poor. Niger, Togo, Cameroon, even Ghana is poor when compared to Nigeria. But these States do not have Boko Haram. God forgive all of us who have...

 

Demola Rewaju: How poor are the poor and who are they?

Demola Rewaju: How poor are the poor and who are they?

by Demola Rewaju Absolute poverty is not in Lagos however – at least, not on the level of those truly poor people in some states of this country where it walks on two legs. They’re the ones...

 

Nigeria’s problem is not poverty – Jonathan explains

Nigeria’s problem is not poverty – Jonathan explains

by Akan Ido President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, faulted the World Bank report which placed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world, saying “the nation is not poor.’’ Addressing...

 

Saatah Nubari: Monsanto and the re-enslavement of Nigeria

Saatah Nubari: Monsanto and the re-enslavement of Nigeria

by Saatah Nubari Our country Nigeria just became a member of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Initiative, an organisation created by the US and the G8, probably for their benefit...

 

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 living...

 

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...