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94million Nigerians living in extreme poverty
Recent statement released by Oxfam on Monday reveals that over 94.4million Nigerians live in extreme poverty.
“in six months, three million people have been added into extreme poverty in Nigeria,” Oxfam noted as it called on the Federal Government to close the inequality gap between the rich and the poor.
“Back in April, the number of people below poverty line was 91, 500, 000. Now, it’s about 94, 500, 000 people, if you check the World Poverty Clock. What that means is that in six months, we have added three million people into extreme poverty. Why is that the reason? Is the work we are doing making any impact? If it does, is it fast enough? This is why we are here to look at how we can make fast impact,” Constant Tchona, International Country Director of Oxfam (Nigeria), said.
Governors to setup regional patrol with 100 vehicles
Governors of the South-West states have agreed to donate 20 patrol vehicles each for their proposed regional security, Amotekun, to ensure the security of the entire South-West region.
“In conjunction with the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, the five South-West states have agreed to set up a joint patrol team that will be called Amotekun.
“Each of the state is required to donate at least 20 patrol vehicles, communication equipment and personnel to the task force. The personnel will be recruited from the police, army, vigilance groups and hunters,” Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State Governor, said.
express disappointment over neglect of party members in federal and state
Crisis looms in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as party leaders across states of the federation expresses disappointment over the way loyalist were left out of federal and state appointments.
Report has it that state leaders of the party noted that people who worked hard to ensure the victory of the party in the last general election were left behind and others who worked against the government were being rewarded.
is being persecuted for his unpopular opinions – Bishop Kukah
Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, has said that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is been persecuted because of his unpopular opinions.
“The emir is here, he is still fighting for his life because of the position that he has taken and all of you sitting here know that it has literally become a matter to a particular course because the things he is saying are not popular,” the Bishop said at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit.
forcefully slept with underage twin sisters
A 30 year old principal, Samson Adeyemo, was arraigned before Justice Sherifat Solebo for defiling 17 year old twin sisters and impregnating one of them between 2015 and 2016.
“The principal, on several occasions, had sexual intercourse with one of the twins and she became pregnant. Her mother got to know about it and made an attempt to terminate the pregnancy,” Dr. Alabi Oyedeji, a medical practitioner at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, revealed to court on Monday.
“Other structures of the victims, like the urethra, were normal. But the vagina entrances had tags of the hymen or fragmented. The tags of hymen found at the vagina entries suggested repeated forceful penetration into their vaginas. I also took blood and urine samples of the victims, including appropriate screening test,” he added. Read how it all happened
present 2020 Budget today
President Muhammadu Buhari will around 2pm today present the 2020 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly.
There is already full security presence around the complex of the national assembly ahead of Buhari’s arrival.
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