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Addressing extreme poverty in Nigeria

EARLIER in June, the Brookings Institution, an American think-tank research group, published data from the World Poverty Clock which showed that Nigeria, with the latest estimated population of 200 million, had overtaken India (1.32 billion population) as the “poverty capital” of the world. Specifically, it reported that with 87 million people already living below the poverty line, six new people fall into extreme poverty every minute.

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Obaseki, Indonesian, Malaysian envoys, brainstorm on poverty eradication through Agric

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday joined the Ambassador of Indonesia to Germany Arif Havaz Oegroseno, Maritime Coordinating Minister of Indonesia, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Malaysian Ambassador to the Vatican, Tan Sri Bernard Gilgal Dompok, at an international conference on poverty eradication in Rome, Italy, to proffer solutions to the myriad of factors bedeviling efforts to fully harness the gains in the agricultural sector to eradicate poverty in developing countries.

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OFILI-OKONKWO: Never worked for anyone, taking millions out of poverty

THIS encounter gives valuable insight into the life of the Chairman of Autobahn-Techniques, Dr. Alban Ofili-Okonkwo. Though not someone, who cherishes being in the limelight, he tells his story as a multi-talented company CEO, ingenious social entrepreneur, and astute business personality. Often described as a thinker, he is credited with many ideas one of which is the KEKE NAPEP. Certainly, the story of Ofili-Okonkwo, who has never worked for anyone since graduating from University of Bening ,UNIBEN, .in the 1970s, is useful in this society where many seek promising direction.

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