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Nigeria Ranks 27th On Africa Prosperity Index

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Nigeria has again ranked low in the Africa Prosperity Index coming at 27th out of the 38 countries on the continent. The country was 24th in the last ranking published in 2012.

The country has recorded an impressive economic growth in recent times, with the rebasing of its economy in June making it the largest economy in Africa. However, the economic growth of the country seems not to be trickling down to the common man on the street, with majority of the population not benefiting.

According to The Africa Prosperity Report, poor infrastructure, weak governance, unfriendly business climates, inadequate healthcare, as well as safety and security concerns, are some of the challenges the report highlighted as possible hindrances to long term development and prosperity.

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The 2014 Africa Prosperity Report identifies and examines three distinct groups of people who are identified as drivers of African prosperity. They include the well-educated, female entrepreneurs and the middle class. “By supporting education quality, female entrepreneurship, and the rising middle class, African countries could avoid a future where inequality and chronic poverty persist alongside wealth and prosperity.” said Solene Dengler, a Research Analyst for the Prosperity Index.

Taking a critical look at the Nigerian education sector, the report noted that despite substantial improvements in the Nigerian economy, education performance still lags behind.

In Nigeria, there are around 64 million people between the ages of 15 to 35 (more than one third of the overall population). Secondary school enrolment has grown significantly at 8.2 percent per year between 2000 and 2010 compared to a 2.7 percent population growth in the same period (Dalberg 2014). However, enrolment rates are still low and stand on average at 64 percent (primary) and 44 percent (secondary) in 2014 compared to 82% and 50% for 38 African countries.
Moreover, in this same period, the out of school population has also grown. Nigeria now has an out of school child population
of 10.5 million, the highest in the world (UNESCO 2014).

Nigeria ranked 14th in economy and entrepreneurship&economy, while it ranked 31st in governance. In education however, the country ranked 22nd, while it ranked 29th in health.

Besieged by Boko Haram insurgency, which reportedly led to the death of 47 students in a suicide bombing on Tuesday, Nigeria ranked 35th in safety&security, while it ranked 26th and 22nd in personal freedon and social capital respectively.

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  1. Larry basford

    November 11, 2014 at 1:05 am

    The rating of Nigeria low on 27 is a wake up call

  2. chinny

    November 11, 2014 at 5:59 am

    you people should stop writing all these useless things you write all in the name of politics. thats why very small countries insults us in continental activities

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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