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One major crisis that continues to bother the global community is poverty. Researchers have noted that 14 out of 18 where poverty is on the increase are African countries, and of which Nigeria is one. If this rising rate continues, by 2030, 90% of the world’s poverty record will be in Africa. It was only in June 2020 that Nigeria was reported on CNN to have overtaken India in extreme poverty. Nigeria is now among the list of 10 worst affected countries with extreme poverty. This leaves Nigeria with an estimated 87 million people, around half the country’s population, live on less than $1.90 a day According to the report, while poverty continues to decrease in India, the number of people falling into extreme poverty in Nigeria continues to by roughly 6 people every minute. Another record has just been broken. Nigeria, only after beaten India to the race in…

Nigeria, which turned 60 a few days ago, has always been known as the “Giant of Africa”. It will not be out of place to say that Nigeria, on several parameters, has fallen flat. The Standard of living in Nigeria is bad, the majority of the population fall below the poverty line, the health system is one of the worst in the world, the safety of lives and properties is not guaranteed. Nigeria, a superpower, has no power. Nigeria cannot even provide electric power to its citizens, especially as the leading oil exporter in Africa. 5 Keys Things to Know About Nigeria One Afrobeats- one of Nigeria’s greatest exports. Nigeria is a force in Afrobeat. In fact, the major player. Nigeria parades the best of the best in Afrobeats and has attracted heavyweights in the music business worldwide like Drake, Beyonce, and Chris Brown. Popular artists performing on the world…

Many developing nations of the world are aspiring and working hard to move out of being tagged “developing” to “developed. To be considered a developed nation, there are certain criteria they must possess, and some of these attributes are high income per capita, high average income per resident, high standard of living, good health care, low unemployment, good security, a higher level of exports than imports and mastering science and technology. Despite Nigeria seriously lagging behind in all of these parameters, the government, unlike other developing countries that are striving to get better, has decided to face backward instead of forward. Going that backward direction will, instead of pushing Nigeria out if being developing, will drag the country to being underdeveloped in no time. The world being a global village now, almost all countries are clinging on technology which is gradually becoming a major developmental dictator of…

Reports have shown that the troika of WTO Ambassadors running the consultations with members on choosing a new DG have recommended Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Despite this, the US delegation is the only one that could not support her at the just-concluded meeting of the WTO. The US expressed a preference for the Korean candidate, Yoo Myung-hee because of her trade experience and ability to hit the ground running while there was no reason given for objecting to the Nigerian. Consultations will continue and the final pronouncement of the DG will be made by November 9th, 2020.