South African President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday apologised to Nigeria for the xenophobic attacks on its citizens. The apology was tendered to President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja, by the two special envoys the South African leader dispatched to Nigeria yesterday.
Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has assured the European Union (EU) of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s commitment to the agenda of taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years.
n educationist, Mrs Beatrice Ochi has identified poverty as a major factor limiting students’ progress in school. Ochi, who retired as a principal five years ago, said her experiences on the job showed that most children are unable to actualise their academic potentials due to inability of parents to meet their obligations.
The pervasive insecurity, poverty, and corruption in Nigeria have been blamed on the past inactions of the nation’s leaders. The country’s Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) of the military President Ibrahim Babangida administration in 1992 was specifically fingered as the precursor to the institutionalised poverty...