Sokoto, 4 others top poorest states as Nigeria’s poverty exceeds World Bank projection
The National Bureau of Statistics has disclosed that 133 million Nigerians are multi-dimensionally poor. In its latest National Multidimensional Poverty Index report launched on Thursday, the NBS said that 63 per cent of Nigerians were poor due to a lack of access to health, education, living standards, employment and security. The Multidimensional Poverty Index offers a multivariate form of poverty assessment, identifying deprivations across health, education, living standards, work and shocks. The Statistician-General of the Federation and CEO of the NBS, Semiu Adeniran, said this was the first time the bureau would conduct a standard multidimensional poverty survey in Nigeria.
Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s Victory As Sokoto Governor
The Supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Ahmed Aliyu challenging the election of Aminu Tambuwal as Governor of Sokoto state. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, the apex court dismissed the appeal on the ground that the appellant failed to prove his allegation of non-compliance with the electoral act and issues of over-voting. Details shortly…
Supreme Court Resumes Hearing Of Governorship Appeals of six states
The Supreme Court has continued the hearing of the governorship appeals from six states of the Federation. Proceedings resumed at the apex court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory one day after the court adjourned until Tuesday. The court is hearing the appeals filed by some governorship candidates in Sokoto, Imo, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, and Plateau States. More to follow… Credit: Channels TV