NORTH’S POVERTY: DANGOTE, NEF SCAPEGOATING NORTHERN GOVERNORS

Minabere Ibelema Given the widespread corruption and mismanagement in Nigeria’s governance, I never thought I would come to the defence of any group of political leaders being chastised for failing to alleviate poverty.  Yet, here I am coming to the defence of Northern governors against that blame This defence would seem even more impetuous given that the criticisms came from northern industrial and intellectual stalwarts. But then my counterpoint is backed by armour provided by yet another northern policy standout and traditional leader. So, I trudge more boldly than would…

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WORLD BANK TO GIVE OYO POOREST HOUSEHOLDS 7,500 NAIRA MONTHLY TILL 2020

A total of 14,406 poorest of the poor households across 19 local government areas of Oyo State have been captured to receive N7,500 every month under the World Bank Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO). State Coordinator, Oyo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Mrs Olaide Lasisi made this known on Wednesday, in Ibadan, at a sensitization of Chairmen of local government areas in the Community Based Targeting Exercise of the YESSO programme. Noting that the 14,406 households amounted to 58,435 individuals in its register of beneficiaries to collect N7,500,…

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POVERTY CAN ALTER A CHILD’S BRAIN-STUDY

A new research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be distracted. The Lead researcher, Prof John Spencer, from the University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology and his team studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They compared their results with children from families in Midwest America and found that children from lower-income backgrounds, had weaker brain activity and were more likely to…

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SEE REACTIONS AS DANGOTE CHALLENGES NORTHERN GOVERNORS TO DO MORE IN FIGHTING POVERTY

John Alechenu and Godwin Isenyo Africa’s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote,  on Wednesday  expressed concern about the high rate of poverty in the North, saying northern governors should wake up to address the problem. Dangote stated this when he delivered a keynote address at the 4th edition of Kaduna Economic and Investment summit (KADInvest 4.0). He noted that 60 per cent of northerners lived in extreme poverty, saying it was unacceptable for a people with vast arable land for agriculture to live in poverty. The…

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DANGOTE ATTACKS NORTHERN STATE GOVERNORS OVER POVERTY RATE

African richest and Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has berated Northern governors for doing little to end poverty in the region. Dangote, who spoke at the 4th edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit (KadInvest 4.0) in Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northern Nigeria will continue to remain poor except states governments collaborated with the private sector to create investments and close development gaps in the region. According to him: “Nigeria is ranked at 157th out of 189 countries on the human development index. While the overall socio-economic…

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60% NORTH EAST, NORTH WEST LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY, DANGOTE REVEALS

By Ben Agande Kaduna – Africa’s richest man and president of the Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has challenged northern leaders to wake up from their lethargy and provide leadership that will lift the region from extreme poverty and wants. Aliko Dangote In a keynote address at the fourth edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit in Kaduna, Dangote said the investment needed to generate employment can only be provided by private investors and called on state government in the region to provide the enabling environment to attract investors to the region.…

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OKOROCHA BANS KEKE NAPEP IN IMO, SEE WHAT HE REPLACED THEM.WITH

Tricycle Operators(Keke Marwa) in Imo state will cease to operate in designated areas in Owerri, the State Capital as from Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Only taxis will now be operating in the Capital City. For that reason, the governor shared about 2000 Passat Wagon Vehicles to Keke Operators as a replacement, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to enable them comply with the directive. Balloting was conducted at the Hero’s Square for the beneficiaries to emerge. The second batch beneficiaries will get theirs in October while the third batch will have…

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PHOTOS: KOGI STATE FIRST LADY COMES TO THE AID OF WOMAN WHOSE HISBAND RAN AWAY AFTER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO TRIPLETS

Mrs Rashida Bello,  wife of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello is poised to empower Mrs Mikailu, who was abandoned by her husband after the birth of their triplets. She had set up her Non-Governmental Organization,  Kogi Women and Youth Advancement Foundation (KOWYAF) to provide interventionist measures towards assisting both needy, less privileged, women,babies and the youths. Below is a post she shared on her Facebook page: “The birth of multiple children brings joy to parents, and in some cultures in Nigeria, it is seen as a blessing. But the birth…

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CROSS RIVER STATE NOW HAS 6,789 POLITICAL APPOINTEES – PHILIP OBIN

Philip Obin disclosed via his twitter page that most of the appointees have no offices, jobs, descriptions, mobility, allowances etc. The entrepreneur put up a post which referred to most of the appointees as ‘a bunch of crazies’ who have no idea of what to contribute to the government . Obin’s post also took swipes at the governor of Cross River state Ben Ayade, referring to him as being ‘infantile’ An entrepreneur Philip Obin, has disclosed that Cross River state now has a total of 6,789 political appointees. Obin who…

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