Nigeria has surpassed India as the country with the hihgest number of persons living in abject poverty, This is according to new reports by the World Poverty Clock (wpc).
According to the report, the state of poverty in Nigeria is growing by six persons every minute, the highest number recorded in the world.
While India is witnessing a decline in its level of poverty.
At the end of May this year survey showed that Nigeria had an estimated 87 million people in extreme poverty, compared to India’s 73 million.
The report further stated that the democratic republic of congo may soon takeover from India as the second country with the highest number of persons living in extreme poverty in the world.
It was also estimated that Africa may be home to additional 3.2 million people living in extreme poverty by the end of this year
This new reports may have possibly proved that the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG) aim to end extreme poverty by 2030 may be unachievable even as Africa faces major population increase.
According to the united nations’, By 2050 around 2.2 billion people could be added to the world’s population and more than half of that growth will come from Africa. It also predicts that Nigeria will become the 3rd largest country in the world by that time.
WPC report further states that out of the 10 countries on this extreme poverty list, only Ethiopia is striving to meet up with need to ending poverty in the country.
Below is the list of the top 10 countries in africa
1. Nigeria (86.9 million people)
2. D.R Congo (60.9 million people)
3. Ethiopia (23.9 million people)
4. Tanzania (19.9 million people)
5. Mozambique (17.8 million people)
6. Kenya (14.7 million people)
7. Uganda (14.2 million people)
8. South Africa (13.8 million people)
9. South Sudan (11.4 million people )
and lastly Zambia with 9.5 million people
Buhari decorates new IGP Muhammad Adamu(photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated Mr Mohammad Adamu as the acting Inspector General of Police inside the State House on Tuesday on January 15, 2019
Mr Adamu takes over from Ibrahim Idris who retired today after turning 60 years old, the statutory age for retirement in the force.
Former IG, Idris, was also present at the decoration where he congratulated the new IGP on his promotion.
The new IGP thanked the President for the opportunity and promised to come up with new strategies to tackle the security issues of the country.
Video: Man murders wife and children in Edo state over alleged adultery(graphic)
A 35-year-old man identified as Uwaila, on Sunday, murdered his wife and children in Edo State because his wife had allegedly committed adultery.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosun, after visiting the scene promised prompt charging of the suspect to court after investigations were complete.
Uwaila was said to have chased the wife and children into a room where they locked themselves following an argument. He reportedly shot through the door thereby killing his wife and children.
The residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) came to evacuate the corpses.
According to the suspect who is in police custody, his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.
Mr Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.
The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.
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Video: “Buhari is intimidating the judiciary because he plans to rig” – Gov wike on chief justice arraingment for asset declaration
The Governor of River’s state, Nyessom Wike, has accused the President of plans to rig the forthcoming elections because of the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen for false asset declaration.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, will be arraigned tomorrow, January 14th after the Federal Government last Friday, January 11th filed a six count charge against the him over his alleged failure to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), South-South Governors and Nigerians have reacted to the move by the FG as Onnoghen pled ignorance as the reason for the false declaration.
Constitutional lawyer, Sebastine Hon, SAN in a telephone chat with Daily Trust on Saturday said the number of eminent lawyers that have volunteered to defend the CJN might even be more than 150.
The Chief said that he forgot to declare his asset when he assumed office as Chief Justice.
According to Premium Times, Onnoghen said this in a statement he sent to the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCB on Friday January 11th.
“My asset declaration form numbers SCN 00014 and SCN 00005 were declared on the same day, 14/12/2016 because I forgot to make a declaration of my assets after the expiration of my 2005 declaration in 2009. Following my appointment as acting CJN in November, 2016, the need to declare my assets anew made me to realize the mistake.
“I then did the declaration to cover the period in default. I did not include my standard charted bank account in SCN 000014 because I believed they were not opened. I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11
Meanwhile the six governors of the South South region will hold an emergency meeting today over the CJN’s arraignment as persons have begun to cry tribalism with the continued ‘persecution’ of the Southern CJN who is rumored to soon be replaced by a Northerner.
“It is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections,” the Governor’s said in a statement.
Governor Wike was even more blunt with his statement, claiming that the current Government intended to rig the forthcoming elections and so needed to have the support of the judiciary which led to the witch hunt of the CJN.
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