• A Spotlight on Millennium Development Goals

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    The standard of living of many poor countries has been driven to the brink of total collapse. This is comprehensively true for many African countries, and significantly true for the countries whose citizens live far below a dollar a day. Where the standard of living is in abject state, everything faces a high risk of failure; the level of poverty becomes ghastly and reigns topically. The human cost of poverty living among the living is wasteful and deadly; and where poverty has a controlling stake in the life of the people and has a continuing presence and poses great challenge to growth and development, the fortunes of the victims fail to fascinate. All sectors of the economy suffer because it is a risk to let poverty thrive. It is hard to see poor countries with great success in literature, art, science and technology. At a United Nations summit in 2000, the UN Millennium Development Goals were set up to fight poverty, and one of the many targets is to raise the standard of living of poor countries by 2015. MDGs were winning formula projected to put poverty on the defensive and crush it. The goals are a campaign to do […]



  • Poverty in Nigeria

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    The landscape of poverty in Nigeria is a familiar territory for more than 75 million Nigerians who live below a dollar a day – the global benchmark of the definition of poverty. Poverty is in serious action in Nigeria. It has a strong sphere of influence in Nigeria. It is a big player in the country’s landscape. It shapes Nigeria. It remains continuously one of the major stumbling blocks in the way to the development of Nigeria. And there is no serious indication that it will exit the stage anytime soon. It is an established statistics that half the population of Nigeria lives below the line of poverty. This is a staggering figure for a country that prides itself and swaggers about as the giant of Africa . Since the factors that sustain and power poverty are vibrant, the possibility is very high that a massive number of Nigerians will remain under the nasty burden of the quagmires of poverty for a long time. Massive level of unemployment continues to create huge frameworks that keep poverty going. Unemployment causes Nigeria to increasingly succeed in the rapid expansion of the frontiers of poverty. Poverty succeeds in choosing its route to the […]



  • Is Political Thuggery a Profession?

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    Political thuggery creates and furthers the climate of fear, violence, disorder and conflicts. Its contribution to peace is disorder, disharmony and everything in the neighborhood of violence. Political thugs commit themselves to maim and kill their perceived enemies in their inglorious campaign to build terror and horror. They glory in burning public and private properties. They turn elections into chaos when they intimidate voters, steal and speed away with ballot boxes. They turn polling booths into theaters of war. There is no end to the massive disruptions they can launch in any society. There is no end to the businesses of conflicts they can unleash. For the society where political thuggery thrives, woes are lively accompaniments; woes are regular occurrences especially during election time. Any person is a potential target; any place is a potential takeover target for the thugs. They threaten social life with a tragic mix of vices. They ruin and reduce to rubbles the sense of calm, harmony and peace. Political thuggery appears to have become a profession in Nigeria as many political thugs have no other jobs than to continuously cling to thuggery. They are fluent in the language and art of thuggery. Some of them […]



  • The Opportunity in High Food Price

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    High degree food price is affecting many people in different parts of the world. It is a tragic and traumatic situation to be faced by high cost of food. There is denial of food for the poor due to spike in food price. High food price also displays its presence with a lethal cocktail of rise in crimes, riots, escalating hunger and general atmosphere of uncertainty. High cost of food pushes people to go hungry. Hunger is in an accelerating state whenever there is high cost of food. In time of rocketing price of food, people cut the money budgeted for other human activities to contain the advance of hunger. Those human activities become sentenced to anemic state of existence. High cost of food has continued to remain a frustrating challenge to people, but it also sentences people to the climate of opportunity. The ultimate opportunity that comes with high food price is the need for the swift expansion of agriculture which can lift many poor farmers out of poverty as agriculture is a goldmine. The spike in food price is an opportunity for a heroic undertaking by corporate bodies to enlarge the coast of agriculture by supporting workers in […]



  • Remembering Modern Library’s 100 best books

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    The Modern Library initiated the 100 best books project , fiction and nonfiction, of the 20th century .There was the readers’ poll for the best novels published in the English language since 1900, which was opened on July 20, 1998 and was closed on October 20, 1998. It should be known that the best works were not perfectly the view of all readers, and that there have been other rival and, or, independent lists, still subject to controversy, and it should be noted that some lists contain some controversial entries. Some readers would like to see some books out of the lists, and others see some books merit presence on the lists.Some of the books were once banned, and some are still considered as offensive to some people’s sensibilities, like ‘The Satanic Verses,’ ‘Fahrenheit 451′ and ‘Lolita,’ The Board’ list The novels under the board’s list include the once-banned ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce, the stirring ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famous George Orwell’s ‘1984’ whose theme still haunts the world, William Golding’s ‘The Lord Of The Flies’ whose tragic world is a mirror of our world, ‘The Sun Also Rises’ full of economy of words by Ernest […]