Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "Hunger"

    UN: 13m jobs at risk in Nigeria if COVID-19 restrictions continue

UN: 13m jobs at risk in Nigeria if COVID-19 restrictions continue

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says the COVID-19 lockdown measures may lead to 13 million job losses in Nigeria if the restrictions continue. The federal and state governments had closed borders, while government offices and private institutions were shut in order to check the spread of the disease in the country. But there has been a gradual easing of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Now, there is COVID-19 and hunger

Now, there is COVID-19 and hunger

In 2014, on a sunny Saturday, I was on a 20 minutes break from a first paper during a PGDE examination, and while revising for the second paper, I encountered parents of a 6 months old who didn’t want to have anything to do with her. She was hungry and crying and had been under the scorching sun for a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘I don’t even eat pònmó’: COVID-19, hunger and social action

‘I don’t even eat pònmó’: COVID-19, hunger and social action

There have been some fascinating videos on social media showing the response of Nigerians to the Covid-19 outbreak, the lockdown in several states and reaction to governmental action and palliatives. Hunger is a worker of anti-miracles. One of the videos showed food being distributed to people in what seemed like a private initiative. Some of the recipients complained about what [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Hunger in the land: How the poor are ‘knocking on the gates’ of the rich during lockdown

Hunger in the land: How the poor are ‘knocking on the gates’ of the rich during lockdown

Victor, a young man in his mid 20’s, is a furniture maker. Three weeks ago, he was making ends meet at Itedo, a popular suburb at Lekki-Ikate axis of Lagos state, where his workshop is. But with the lockdown ordered to limit the spread of coronavirus, the young man is literally caught in the middle of nowhere, finding it very difficult [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Hunger will be next deadly virus’ — Ayade opposes total lockdown

‘Hunger will be next deadly virus’ — Ayade opposes total lockdown

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, says hunger will be the next deadly virus if the livelihoods of citizens are not guaranteed during the lockdown. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the federal capital territory (FCT) by two weeks to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. But in a statement in Calabar, the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXTRA: In Nigeria, ‘hunger virus’ is worse than coronavirus, says sultan

EXTRA: In Nigeria, ‘hunger virus’ is worse than coronavirus, says sultan

Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says hunger is much deadlier than coronavirus. Speaking on Thursday at the first quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in Abuja, the sultan said people are struggling to survive in the country. The monarch asked the government to implement recommendations that would improve the standard of living of the people. “There is a very serious virus [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Zimbabwe’s largest natural reserve loses 55 elephants to hunger, thirst

Zimbabwe’s largest natural reserve loses 55 elephants to hunger, thirst

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Researchers say this hormone could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers say this hormone could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    This implantable device may aid weight loss by ‘duping’ your brain

This implantable device may aid weight loss by ‘duping’ your brain

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

The UN says hundreds of millions are at risk following limited progress being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity. This was made known in the 2018 edition of the global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition. The report said nearly 151 million children younger than five were too short for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Two years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari  launched Operation Harbin Kunama, a military taskforce  targetted at banditry and cattle rustling in Zamfara state, many residents heaved a sigh of relief. Despite the efforts of the government and security forces, attacks have not stopped but taken a worse dimension. Farmers in different parts of Zamfara have abandoned their farmlands over fear of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sultan: Laziness responsible for hunger in the land

Sultan: Laziness responsible for hunger in the land

Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the laziness of people is responsible for hunger in the land. According to Daily Trust, the sultan said this at the 22nd annual Ummah convention in Sokoto. He was responding to a comment by Ahmad Bello, chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre, who told the federal government to address the "extreme [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Makarfi’s PDP: Nothing but poison can come from Sheriff, we reject his peace move

Makarfi’s PDP: Nothing but poison can come from Sheriff, we reject his peace move

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the hand of fellowship offered by Ali-Modu Sheriff, describing it as a Greek gift. Sheriff had urged the faction to work with him to rebuild the party. But in a communiqué issued at the end of its stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on Monday, the faction said it had filed an [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Ejike Mbaka, a reverend father and spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, has lamented the effects of the country's economic recession on the masses, saying Nigerians may vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Mbaka, who supported Buhari's election, said it is high time the president understood that "things are going wrong". The Catholic priest in a recent message published by Punch, said [...]

3 comments Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement