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W’Bank: In 12 Years, 90% Extremely Poor will Live in Nigeria, Other Sub-Saharan Countries

Poverty amid plenty  Out of world’s 28 poorest countries, 27 in sub-Saharan Africa  Extreme poverty partly due to reliance on extractive industries Kunle Aderinokun The World Bank has predicted that by 2030, about nine out of 10 extremely poor people in the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes …

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Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria alarming-Group

Chinonso Obasi, Executive Director, ASESI The African Students Education Support Initiative (ASESI), an NGO, has described as alarming, 13.2 million out-of-school children reported to be in Nigeria. ASESI’s Executive Director, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said it was disheartening that the number was increasing instead of …

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Nigeria, 15 African Countries to Benefit from New UK Education Programme

By  Vincent Obia The United Kingdom on Thursday launched a new education programme for children aged between seven and 14 years, with Nigeria as one of the benefitting countries. Jointly funded and delivered by the British Council, which will contribute £17 million, and the Department for International Development, which will contribute …

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