Poverty-in-NigeriaA United Nations, UN, report on Nigeria’s Common Country Analysis, CCA, has described the country as one of the poorest and unequal country in the world, with over 80m of her population living below poverty line. This was as the report revealed that the country was deeply divided on the basis of plurality of ethnic, religious and regional identities. The report was made public during a consultative meeting on the formulation of the UN Development Assistance Framework IV (UNDAF IV)...
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Despite its vast oil riches and impressive economic growth, Nigeria has struggled to lift its people out of poverty over the past three decades. That fact stands out in the World Bank’s 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals, which shows that 35 million more Nigerians were living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 1990. The Atlas tracks the progress countries are making to meet 17 development goals set out by the United Nations, such as reducing economic inequality, the...
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No fewer than 112million Nigerians now live below poverty level as global poor hits one billion mark. According to the latest poverty report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, about 112 million Nigerians (representing 67.1 per cent) of the country’s total population of 167million. Meanwhile as the world yesterday marked International Day for Eradication of Poverty, International Labour Organisatiion, ILO, has raised the alarm that number of poor people in the world has hit the one billion mark. In...
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