• Governor Fayose set to commence monthly empowerment of jobless, poor Ekiti youths

    Governor Fayose set to commence monthly empowerment of jobless, poor Ekiti youths

    No fewer than 8,850 youths in Ekiti state will soon start receiving monthly stipends and other forms of empowerment from the state government.

    A total of another batch of 10,000 residents, mostly teachers are also to benefit from the free-eye test and free eye glasses programme set to take off in a couple of weeks.

    The state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose gave the indication on Friday at a meeting with all head teachers of primary schools in the state.

    According to him, the […]

  • FG rules out online application for poor, most vulnerable Nigerians

    FG rules out online application for poor, most vulnerable Nigerians

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday ruled out the need for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians to apply online before they can benefit from the monthly N5,000 Conditional Cash Transfer.

    This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s media office.

    The statement was responding to some misleading reports in the media regarding the implementation of the N500 billion Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration.

    It reads: “While we understand the need for an ongoing […]

  • Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the implementation of school feeding programme and N5000 monthly payment to the poor will not be fully implemented in the 2016 budget because it will take some time to work out proper modalities ‎for their operation.

    Buhari had proposed N500 billion Special Intervention Programme in the 2016 Budget for these purposes.

    However, in a letter dated October 24, 2016 written to‎ the National Assembly, titled: “Request for Virement of Funds Appropriated For Special Intervention (Recurrent) and […]

  • Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    According to reports, the Niger State government says it will stop paying the examination fees of students in public schools owing to the sustained mass failure recorded in both WAEC and NECO examinations.

    The state governor, Abubakar Bello disclosed this while inspecting renovation works at the Justice Idris Legbo Government Secondary School, Kutigi on Monday.

    “As it is now, majority of the students are not coming out with good results at the end of both SSCE examinations.

    “Instead of throwing away N800 million […]

  • UniAbuja probes poor academic performance of students

    UniAbuja probes poor academic performance of students

    It was gathered that the University of Abuja is to look into the academic performance of its students over an eight-year period with a view to improving the academic performance of the students of the University.

    The University Senate had at its 159th regular meeting held on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016, set up a 13-man Committee with Professor M.A. Maisamari, Dean, Faculty of Education as Chairman to investigate the academic performance of students of the University from 2008-2015 with a view […]

  • World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    A research report has revealed that low productivity of workers rather than the availability of personnel or geographical structures are the factors responsible for poor service delivery in Nigeria’s education and health sectors.

    While appealing for increased spending, the study, which was conducted by the World Bank in partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium and the African Development Bank Group, suggested improved services to address the identified issues.

    At a two-day workshop with the media and civil society organisations in Abuja, […]

  • Greed, poor resources management caused Nigeria’s recession – Cleric

    Greed, poor resources management caused Nigeria’s recession – Cleric

    A cleric of the Catholic Church, Rev Father John Okonyeke, has attributed the economic recession in the country to greed and poor management of the country’s resources.

    He said leaders in all spheres of life must brace up to address the situation and put Nigeria on the path of prosperity again.

    Okonyeke, who made this assertion while delivering a homily on Sunday at the Saint Joseph Procathedral, Asaba, during a thanksgiving service organized by the Delta State Government to mark Nigeria’s 56th […]

  • How Can a Church Own a School and the Poor Can’t Attend It? – Nollywood Actor Blows Hot

    How Can a Church Own a School and the Poor Can’t Attend It? – Nollywood Actor Blows Hot

    A Nollywood actor has spoken up about the state of Nigerian Christian schools and how the poor have been unable to attend them.

    Prince Eke Eklips is a Nigerian actor who is gradually taking over the industry.

    The actor recently shared his thoughts on expensive schools owned by the church which poor folks cannot afford to attend.

    Below is what he shared:

    According to him: “How can a church own a school and the poor can’t attend it…?

    “How can you be teaching people how […]

  • Poor Homeless Man Finds Wallet With Lots of Money and Returns it…What He Got After that is Unbelievable (Photos)

    Poor Homeless Man Finds Wallet With Lots of Money and Returns it…What He Got After that is Unbelievable (Photos)

    A poor homeless man who found and returned a wallet with lots of money in it has ended up being baffled by what followed.

    The man, simply identified as Waralop, found and handed in a designer wallet full of cash to the real owner recently.

    His actions however, did not go unnoticed. In fact, the man was blown away by what he received.

    The homeless man was given the ultimate reward for his actions – a job and a new flat to live […]

  • AYComedian Reunites with University Sweetheart Who Allegedly Dumped Him Because He was Poor (Photo)

    AYComedian Reunites with University Sweetheart Who Allegedly Dumped Him Because He was Poor (Photo)

    Nigerian comedian, AY has opened up after stories broke on social media about his university sweetheart who dumped him because he was poor.

    Popular comedian, Ayo Makun aka AY has revealed the face of his university sweetheart who allegedly dumped him back in school because of a rich man.

    We had earlier reported the story here. The comedian did not give details about the story of how the woman allegedly dumped him. He revealed that they are still very much together.

    AY wrote: […]

  • How Oil wealth made Nigeria poor, Curse of the Black Gold – Professors

    How Oil wealth made Nigeria poor, Curse of the Black Gold – Professors

    Against the backdrop of growing economic hardship occasioned by falling crude oil prices and vandalism of oil installations in the Niger Delta, experts have declared that the black gold has become a curse to Nigeria rather than a blessing.

    According to Professors Adeola Adenikinju, Director, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan and Pat Utomi, a renowned scholar and economics expert, failure of the nation to refinance the economic trappings of oil and develop other sectors of the […]