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Unemployment crisis in Nigeria identified as cause of violence and instability
The world's centre of poverty - the West African country of Nigeria has borne this sad title since last year. Despite enormous oil reserves, 87 million Nigerians, almost half the population, live in poverty.
Extreme poverty is on the rise in Africa's most populous country
Poverty is widespread in Nigeria despite decades of high oil revenues. In June 2018, the country overtook India in a global extreme poverty ranking.
Global measles cases spike 30 percent: WHO
A jump in measles cases is worrying health experts as outbreaks ravage countries and regions that had eliminated the deadly disease. Conflict, poverty and misinformation about vaccines are threatening years of progress.
Gambling boom in Nigeria exacts steep price
1 May 2018
In Nigeria, the gambling industry has seen a huge boom in recent years, benefiting state coffers. One of the most popular games is lotto, but there's a growing addiction among people who are already down on their luck due to poverty or unemployment.
New development approach will eradicate poverty – Tony Elumele
15 Oct 2017
New development approach will eradicate poverty – Tony Elumele.
China's migrants left behind in the war against poverty
14 Oct 2017
China's Xi Jinping has made poverty alleviation one of his key policy issues, aiming to lift 70 million people out of severe poverty by 2020. But in that fight, many of China's urban migrants are left out.
FG plans equal distribution of social interventions to reduce poverty
29 Apr 2017
FG plans equal distribution of social interventions to reduce poverty.
An estimated 100M Nigerians live below poverty level
10 Apr 2017
An estimated 100M Nigerians live below poverty level.
Economic planning: Nigeria vs China
14 Mar 2017
China brought 12.4 million people in its rural areas above the poverty line in 2016 and has vowed to bring the remaining 43.3 million people out of poverty by the year 2020.
Kenya's slum football team kicks poverty to the curb
28 Feb 2017
The Kibera Black Stars are the best football team in Nairobi's biggest slum lifting the players out of poverty and giving hope to local residents.
Nigeria spends $10m annually on food importation - Osita Okechukwu
31 Oct 2016
US Election: Healthcare tops voter concerns in Arkansas county
2 Oct 2016
Thirty-seven percent of the people in Lee County, Arkansas are living below the poverty line.