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NLC urges FG to deepen democracy, end poverty

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to deepen democratic tenets that would end current poverty and hardship in the country. NLC’s...

We are fighting poverty in Lagos State with skill acquisition programme...

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said that the state is fighting poverty through its skill acquisition programmes.

Osun State celebrates ‘Lowest Incidence of Poverty’ report, praises Aregbesola

The Osun State Government on Monday welcomed a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which rated the State of the Living Spring as having the lowest rate of poverty in Nigeria, as it heaped praises on its Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Nigeria, Singapore and India fuel wealth gap – Oxfam

Nigeria, where 10 percent of children die before their fifth birthday, came bottom due to "shamefully low" social spending, poor tax collection and rising labour rights violations, Oxfam said.

Nigeria has highest number of poor people in the world, 87...

Nigeria has highest number of poor people in the world, 87 million live in extreme poverty     By  Joanna Slater     Nigeria is being credited with having the most people...

8 crushed to death as poverty-stricken Zambians struggled for free Church...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Monday as thousands...

Liberia’s poor and rising sea level

  By Wade C. L. Williams Monrovia, Liberia (IPS) - Mary B owned a shop in West Point, Monrovia’s densely-populated slum community, where she sold liquor just a...

Remembering my paternal grandmother in Osun State

By Wale Adedayo   Towards an election in these parts, especially Ogun State, one rule for me is to observe the behaviour of children of school...

Nigeria overtaking South Africa masks poverty trap

By Daniel Magnowski As Nigeria gets richer, more Nigerians live in poverty. That's the paradox of growth in Africa's biggest oil producer, its most populous nation and which,...

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem - as well as a world-class rum - the Western Hemisphere's...