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Do We Nigerians Really Live In Less Than One Dollar Par Day ?

i'm tired of these western journalist . do Nigerians really live in less  than  one dollar a day.

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Okay meaning nigérians lives better than what the western worlds re repoting . Nigeria came second in poping champagnes after france.

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The Youthspeak articles on Poverty in America vis-a- vis Nigeria by Ebenezer Leo the Great published on Monday May 7, 2012, and Life below a dollar by Olorunfemi Owoyemi published on Wednesday May 9, 2012 on the back covers of The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria almost moved me to tears, because of the gripping realities of the disparities of lives in Nigeria where the government and the elites of the ruling class live in denial of the tragedies of widespread poverty plaguing millions of Nigerians in dire straits.

As much as we know that maladministration is the cause of the collapse of democracy and governance in Nigeria and also caused the systemic collapse of manufacturing and human capital development, but ignorance has done more collateral damage to the poor masses than maladministration. The people are their own worst enemies since they have failed to help themselves by over relying on the government for their survival and welfare.

It is annoying to see students of tertiary institutions going on rampage on campus over lack of water supply and power outages by the school authorities when they can use their skills to dig boreholes to build wells and pump water into tanks to supply water for their various uses on campus. But they would prefer to spend hundreds of thousands of naira to buy expensive smart phones, laptops and clothes which they use as status symbols to impress their peers when they can form campus cooperatives and contribute money and skills to build wells for water supply and solar panels for solar power supply for their classrooms, laboratories and campuses. Students in the engineering department should be challenged to build these wells and solar panels and stop mere studying to just pass exams and writes theses to obtain their paper qualifications that in most cases have failed to equip them for the critical challenges and emergencies of contemporary life in a mismanaged economy of a dysfunctional civilian government.

The thousands of naira female students spend on buying expensive Brazilian hair and other imported hairweave attachments and wigs and BlackBerry smart phones will be enough to build wells and solar panels to supply water and power for their hostels, but they would rather waste their questionable monies on such perishable status symbols and continue to use their dilapidated and stinking toilets and bathrooms described by a visiting tourist as worse than the toilets of refugee camps in many war zones in Africa and a government minister said the toilets in female hostels on Nigerian campuses are worse than piggeries!

The poor people in both urban and rural areas have also failed to help themselves even though most of them are regular church goers and mosque goers pretending to be pious Christians and Muslims, but they don’t practice the tenets of their respective Christianity and Islam outside the walls of their churches and mosques, because they are hypocrites or wolves in sheep clothing. If they are ready to obey their teachings of the founders of their respective religions, they will fare better in addressing and solving the social and economic problems causing their poverty and insecurity.

They would fare well if they could put heads together and join hands to form neighbourhood cooperatives in their various towns and villages to help themselves as many such cooperatives in other developing countries have been successful in building wells, solar panels and profitable startups of cottage industries to turn their subsistence farming and trading into lucrative enterprises to become self-employed and even create many jobs for the jobless members of their communities and contributed funds for both academic and professional sponsorships and scholarships to assist needy members among them.

The poor and other concerned citizens should stop their lamentations of the woes of the dog eat dog situation in Nigeria and join hands to address and solve the various social, ethno-religious and political problems plaguing their lives, because as we can see that the dysfunctional government has failed woefully.

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Again it is brought up. More than 60% live on less than  $1 dollar a day. The National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria has announced this as it's number. And when you consider those who live on less than $2 dollars a day, the percentage is above 80%. So, yes, the situation has not gotten better.

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6% customers owned 88% of bank deposits in 2010 – NDIC

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6% customers owned 88% of bank deposits in 2010 – NDIC

November 17, 2011

The imbalance in the Nigerian financial system has been brought to the fore with 2,512,531 depositors, or six per cent of those who placed their money in the Deposit Money Banks in 2010 having N9.53tn or 88 per cent of the total N10.84tn bank deposits during the year.

The remaining 41,926,817 or 94 per cent bank customers deposited a paltry N1.311tn or 12 per cent of the total deposits with the 24 DMBs within the period under review.

However, each of the high net worth depositors would have got only N500,000 from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation if their banks had collapsed during the period because that was the total amount for which the NDIC partially insured their deposits.

Those who deposited between N1 and N500,000 would, however, have received their full deposits if their banks had gone under.

What this means is that the heavy depositors would have lost N8.274tn if the banks had been liquidated during the year under review as their individual N500,000 entitlement would have added up to only N1.256tn.

However, they might have got varying amounts back as the law states that individuals who deposited beyond the stipulated insured sum should be paid dividends from the funds generated after the sales of the fixed and risk assets of the liquidated banks.

Information sourced from the NDIC indicated that the total number of depositors in the 24 banks grew by 11 per cent from 30,331,614 in 2008 to 44,439,348 in 2010, with 41,926,817 fully covered by the NDIC.

The N500,000 maximum deposit that an individual depositor is entitled to has, however, been a source of concern to bank customers, with many of them expressing apprehension as to what will be their fate should their banks go under.

Despite the disparity in the volume of funds deposited and the classes of depositors, the Head, Communication and Public Affairs, NDIC, Mr. Hadi Birchi, explained that the focus of the corporation in insuring funds in the banks was to protect a greater percentage of people who placed their money in the banks.

He noted that though the total insured amount of N1.311tn could not be compared to the N9.53tn that was partially insured, the NDIC was poised to protect the interest of the larger depositors in accordance with global standards.

“The focal point in deposit insurance is to protect many savers. The moneybags or those normally referred to as the big customers of banks, usually have the wherewithal to employ the services of financial advisers, who tell them, go to this bank, don’t go to the other; invest here, don’t invest there; or put your money in this bank, or don’t put it there,” Birchi said.

He explained that from the corporation’s findings, most bank customers deposited well below the N500,000 mark.

He said, “In fact, the first time we started, we were paying N50,000. And how do we arrive at N50,000? We arrived at this sum by doing a survey and we discovered that at the time we started in 1989, most of the depositors; more than 80 per cent of the depositors at that time, had from N1 to about N50,000, and that was how we came about the new figure.

“And for those with deposits that are more than the limit, what we do is that after selling the physical and risk assets, we pay them in form of dividends, just like the payment of dividends on shares. What this means is that those with large sums in failed banks stand the chance of getting more when the dividends are shared.”

http://www.proshareng.com/news/15519

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Instead of focusing on the topic, we have turned this into personality issues.

So what if anyone wants to flash what he has. Remember that the savior of the poor do not usually come amongst the poor. It is one of the rich or their children that risk everything and become a rebel in favor of the poor.

Our problem in Nigeria is that those that are really rich are even less than one ie 1%. Others are their cronies wanting to be like them or join the jones. The vast majority of our people are just dirt poor and some of them may not know it. I did not know I grew up in the getto until I came back to Nigeria. Nobody that made it live in Campos area Lagos anymore. I even thought we were rich.

And you know what? We were compared to Nigerians living in that area today. In my days, we had water, the gutter runs and we even race with paper boats, we had light unless ECN lost a football match, we ate well and our parents wear damask and all kinds of clothes. Now that is Brazilian quarters turned into abject getto. What do you expect in rural areas?

When I went to secondary school in the west, pipe born water finally came. You can not find that in many parts of Lagos today. It was Umaru Dikko who said that in America poor people pick food from dust bins and Nigerians don't. Fast forward, many poor Nigerians in all the cities live and make their living on environment harzard dump. We got mad because foreign press saw what is under our nose and we did not see or pretend as we are now, that it is not there.

Why are we denying the obvious?

Violent made good points but then go on and argue against himself.

Emiye, thanks.

Sisi-kill, if you can get William, I am Harry! Cool it my dear sister. King has a right to be mad. Why should we look good and others born like us make do on meagre earnings? Why not a living wage? We must develop conscience like Kingo,  in other words, it may be nice to live amongst decent people even if everyone is not.

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Seems plausible as many of those

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Additionally, in a very recent study by CBN, 6% of Nigerians own 90% of the money in the banks.

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immediate environment and doubting what several well reputed agencies have worked on. The 54% is more from the Nigerian govt.

Your problem of not believing the poverty rate is 70 percent is the same problem many of our elected leaders have, what they see in their immediate environment does not look grimming, so all should be relativelly well.

You need a bigger picture and not just a myopic way of looking at things in life to have a fairer understanding of the situation.

Your case is like that of an election observer who went to a polling unit in Nigeria, and observed that voters came out enmasse, were orderly, and voted freely and fairly, and came out to say Election in Nigeria was free and fair.

What many nigerians (both poor and rich) lack is empathy, they can not see things objectively as long as it is well around them.

I believe if the power situation improves in your neigbourhood for some weeks, you might come out and scream power supply has improved in NIGERIA, when actually the reverse might have been the case.

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Before minimum wage was increased to Naira 18,000 last July or so, it was Naira 6500. Majority of Nigerians, even civil servants earned Naira 6500 and were very poor, not just poor.  Fast Forward now to post-minimum-wage-increase, and we forget that in Nigeria

a) the increase affected more immediately those who worked in government, and to a lesser extent those who worked in the public sector --- essentially, there still many out there who probably never got a raise.

b) Since majority of Nigerians are self-employed( hawkers, market women, truck pushers, okada riders, farmers, bricklayers, construction workers etc.) They likely cannot afford to give themselves this raise and so have probably not seen their realities change in all that time as well.

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I know. But remember I also said underemployed.

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^^^ Poverty index in Nigeria was never at 54%. It has not been near that since the last 20 years ago at least.

And No, you do not need to be UNEMPLOYED to be poor or very poor. That is why there is the below $1.25 a day and below $2 a day marks to help guage how poor people are.

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How exactly did the poverty index leapfrog from 54 percent to 70 percent in just a year or two? Abi na subsidies?

Personally, I dont believe the poverty rate is 70 percent. If it is seventy percent, that means seventy percent of nigerians are unemployed/underemployed, don't save, barely feed, dont go to school etc. And the economy depends on the remaining 30 percent for survival

thats definitely not true

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The wan[i]k[/i]er's epistle!  Involved with which organisation?  You've been smoking too much tosser, i'd stake a bet no reputable organization will put a slowpoke in such positions, firstly because you are poor cognitively and second because you depend on others to understand the simplest things.

make you out to be who you are not?  You are a re[i]t[/i]ard, that's who you are. Get a tattoo on your back that says  R.E.T.A.R.D. One like this should suffice.

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I hear you.

If they arent dunces theyd recally that I said I'm involved with Organizations that Intend to Alleviate Poverty in Nigeria. But what do I get for my efforts? Insults from pseudo-Ballas and clear wannabes.

Oh, I'm just having fun now. The "serious" went out the window a while back, and I decided to be more ignorant than them for their attempts to spin my words and make me out to be who I clearly am not.

But, I accept your advice. I need to bounce now anyways, I'll probably come have some more fun with them later on tonite. Hurt their fake hearts a little bit more.

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Nigeria’s high poverty level

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Data after data by governmental and nongovernmental organisations have underlined the fact that the number of Nigerians living in poverty is alarmingly high, but there has been no convincing measures being taken to indicate that anything concrete is being done about it.

Only recently, at the Annual Microfinance Conference and Entrepreneurship Awards held in Abuja, the Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, stated that that 70 percent (105 million) of Nigerians are now living below the poverty line, up from 54 percent a year or two ago. Sanusi added that such high incidence of poverty threatened national economic growth and development. Included in this troubling reality is over 12 million youths, mostly educated and potentially productive, who are unemployed.

The authorities must recognise this development for what it really is: a threat to the security and stability the nation.

From a monetary perspective, Sanusi emphasized the need to develop a financial sector that is inclusive, geared to empower potential investors big and small so as to improve people’s lives, lamenting that 46.3 percent of Nigerians are financially excluded due to low level bank penetration in the country, and that beside the 815 Microfinance Banks, the 24 ‘big banks’ have only 5,789 branches, mostly concentrated in a few urban centres.

Any effective measures to ensure easier access to finance for those seeking to establish medium, small and even micro businesses are certainly welcome, but it is equally important to realize that not everyone has the temperament, expertise and business acumen to establish enterprises or to employ themselves.

Government’s direct action is required in the short- to medium-term to create more employment opportunities. It is not acceptable that we have houses, schools, hospitals and roads to build as well as the able-bodied people with the requisite skills to build them, along with the materials and finances, and yet focus only on awarding billion-naira contracts to consultants and multinationals whose activities have little or no impact on local employment. By redirecting public expenditure away from recurrent expenses and unnecessary consumption back to capital projects, the government can have positive impact on incomes and employment. Such newly-employed individuals can in turn pay their bills, rents and essentials thus providing incomes to the farmers, herdsmen, landlords and the like.

Industrial policy is another area to concentrate on. A nation of 150 million cannot abandon its manufacturing sector in favour of importation. We must ensure that most of what we eat, drink, wear or otherwise use on daily basis is locally produced, thereby creating local employment and saving foreign exchange. The current policy thrust may give government additional revenue but is actually wasting scarce resources and generating more jobs and incomes for foreign countries.

Even within the industrial sector, more employment opportunities need to be created. The worn excuse that the sector does not generate much employment because it is capital intensive has been discredited by the example of big countries like Russia and Brazil, as well as small ones like Trinidad and Tobago. So far we seem to focus mainly on what taxes, fees or royalties we can extract rather than developing the upstream and downstream sectors, through the creation of integrated complexes to provide chemicals, plastics and other industrial inputs for our industrial uses and for exports. The days of simply exporting crude should by now have been over.

Clearly however, agriculture remains the most viable sector if unemployment and low incomes are to be properly tackled. It still provides most of our people with their only employment and source of income, and contributes more to GDP than the petroleum sector. We need to concentrate on employing more people in that sector, boosting their production and productivity. Critical to this is the creation of linkages between agriculture and industry, modernizing farming and animal husbandry, providing inputs and improved varieties and developing and providing cheap implements.

It is time we started tackling unemployment directly and methodically rather than continuing to lament about it.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10864:nigerias-high-poverty-level&catid=17:editorial&Itemid=9

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Can you free those folks?, they are in self delusion and will never agree with you.

i used to think like them sometimes back, some few months back, i had course to apply some questionnaires to some head porters(alaru in yoruba) and groundnut hawkers somewhere in an urban city, to access their livelihood, the revelations were shocking.  The level of poverty in the urban area is relatively lesser than that of the rural area. It is important to note that the rural area still contains close to half of Nigeria's 167 million population.

UN claims that 73% live on less than $1/day, it can not be far from the real situation. Nigeria claims 57% live on less than $1/day. (whose report you feel is more credible is a matter of personal choice)

The poverty in the North is worse off than the South , the research conducted by not one but many research agencies so far shows that. The North east region blaizes the trail in most impoverished in the North.

Someone claims that it is impossible to live on 50cents /day, while i am not aware of any research done based on such indices, i think it is very possible (my reasoning tells me that if 73% of nigerians can fall below $1/day, a sizeable part will still fall below 50 cents/day)

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No o, Emiye, youre a liar!

Every Nigerian is ballin' and living large, we that are crying against the poverty we see people experiencing in Nigeria are just a bunch of liars.

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Story!

Just oogle on the profile pic and tell me if I look good or not, thats all I ask.

When youre done with that, we can go back and talk about the car. Se bi na the original lie wey una wan put for my head be that?

lmao.

Dude. . . the profile pic. . . am I good looking or what?

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All this rubbish youre posting is of no significance to me!

Ehn o, you roll with people my father's age mate, na true.

Same way you tried to impress us that you eat noodles all day, save $7/month, live in a N3500 Apt and "ball" by eating eggs thats on the "expensive" side. Lmao

My friend stop fooling yourself. Your father could not get close to my father, talk less of your "I-wait-till-after-midnight-to-make-free-Glo-To-Glo-Calls" self. Either/Both of you would get disposed of in horrible fashion for attempting a stunt like that.

Next time,learn to present your points in proper fashion so you could be accurately understood.

"Do Nigerians Really Live on Less Than One Dollar Par Day ?" . That was the question. Yes or No----Straight forward answer! The "history" of how "Oduduwa came from Mecca" that you proceeded to give us threw me off! Who cares about your Indomie Noodle eating habits?

It wasnt "Does Violent survive on N11,500/month". That wasnt the question.

Sure, so dumb yet he rolls with my father's age mates. Lmao

Wow!

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It's simple enough, if you were raised by maids, then it's a stronger pointer that mummy didn't love you very much. capiche?

Ori e ope, na you and who be mate? If you can't think for yourself or comprehend simple posts, how the hell do you suppose you may be intellectually capable enough to hurt my feelings? It simply won't happen wan[i]k[/i]er!

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To those still doubting if Nigerians live on less than $1/day; can you give up your doubts?

You are simply disconnected with the realities on ground, it is shameful though.

Funny enough, it is people like you that gets elected as leaders in the country.

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You are very s[i]t[/i]upid, it's Sir Violent to you, if i ever catch you say Violent, i'd curse your owners!  didn't someone teach you to show respect to your intellectual lords?

Your imbecility was obvious from bookface's response below after which i expect you to cower your head in shame and contemplate the terrible woes of your existence, or do you not have any shame at all?  Who besides [i]m[/i]orons does not know that an average of 60 dollars on a monthly basis equals 2 dollars per day? 

You keeping harping on shiot on why we must check your profile picture, do you have any iota of sense at all?  why the bleep should whatever that you have on your profile be of concern to me?  You should really shoot your maid for bringing you up in a way that have turned you out to be a classic scumbag.

If you aren't a twerp,  I need you to show me just a single post in which I've argued against the possibilities of Nigerians living on less than a dollar per day.  And NO you person, the fact that i stated what happened during my NYSC shows nothing about my true financial situation, i have no idea who you are, but when balling is concerned, i roll with people your father's age mate!

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Lmaooooooooo hahahahahahahahahahaha

Kobojunkie where you dey o??!?! Shebi na you wan force horse to [b]DRINK [/b]from stream after forcing it to go along with you in the first place.

Arosa, hang it up! Youre a bloody illiterate! If that was slightly in doubt before, it has been fully confirmed now!

Read the question of this topic again, and read the rubbish youre posting as answer. lmao

I'm out I got some serious work to do.

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Mindless argument.

Do Nigerians Really Live In Less Than One Dollar Per Day?

Yes, obviously many do. The population of those in non-structured employment (hawkers, roadside biscuit sellers, newspaper vendors, shoemakers, nail cutters) far surpasses white collar and even bus drivers, market women, taxi drivers and housemaids, who can make meagre savings with each paycheck.

What of those in rural areas - hunters, farmers, palmwine tappers and their jobless wives and numerous children - or you think Nigeria is limited to places called Lagos, PH and Abuja?

And you ask whether individuals live on $1 i.e. N160 - a day. Come on man. Its a non-issue.

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Oh, yeah?

Hows the High Blood Pressure thing going?

Lmao

Please, your trio still havent said anything about my beautiful profile pic o. Cyber-Cafe go soon close and I dont want them kicking yall out before you get a chance to shower me with adulation and praises!

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here is a link to something similar.

Miss Kelly, 47, ate at free buffets, shopped at jumble sales and scavenged food discarded by grocery stores and restaurants.

She picked fruit from bushes and trees and collected £117 in loose change dropped in the street - a third of her annual budget.

She even managed a free trip to France by hitchhiking through the Channel Tunnel.

And to cap it all, she found love while working as a volunteer on an organic farm during the holidays.

Miss Kelly was sharing a house in Hotwells, Bristol, when she complained to her friends over a few glasses of wine that she could not afford a wedding present for her brother Danny.

She boldly announced that she would survive on £1 a day for the 12 months up to the wedding.

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Kobojunkie is insistent on taking a Horse to the River and trying to force it to drink.

Goodluck!

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Insinuations and allegations are what youre good at! When did I call my self King of Lagos? Huh, tell me? To give Simple answer na so so guess dem go dey guess. The only thing they'll never guess are English Soccer Results. Oh, that one? Dem be experts even though their own country's Sport's system is in shambles and they cant even point to a single Soccer Team that can be properly described as Professional

"Lets Ignore U.N Stats because they are not realiable"

"Even though your story was about poor people I will attack you because you made clear that you were driving an Expensive Car"

"You were raised by maids"

My friend youve been wasting time and are still wasting time. That jealousy wey dey usually kill people like you, I must make sure  say e finish you today. You cant just have hate for a person just based on innocent posts without knowing their background. If you guys are not being nuisances exhibiting your infinite ignorance, youre  baiting people by starting "Nigerians v Diasporans" threads.

Youre wasting my time. Telll me how handsome I look Mr.Rich-Guy-Thats-Never-Met-A-Poor-Nigerian.

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^^^ Well , what I have said so far on that is that since you have not had them(first or second hand), but are being told it exists, what you ought to do is go out and find it where it is.

here is a hunt. Simply telling us that your mother's employees work 60 hours and get paid $12,000 does not tell you that this employee definitely lives on more than $2 dollars a day. Also making the assumption that after working 60 hours, this employee definitely has another job is not enough.

Follow this employee home to get a better picture of his or her true reality. Ask him/her questions to discover facts. Investigate those around this employee . . . dependents and non . . . . to understand how that Naira 12,000 is actually spent at the end of the day.

For those who do not know this , prior to June of 2011, the take home pay for many of our civil servants and majority of Nigerians was at Naira 6500 a month, and that was about $1.40 cents a day.

I am not certain how many of those employed in the public sector now earn at least the minimum wage or have had a raise since then.

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Majority of those who live below the poverty line in Nigeria live in the north. I've never been in the north before so I am not in a position to quantify the level of poverty up there. But down south, especially south south and south east, you'll barely see someone who survives on less than a dollar a day. If 92 percent of Nigerians are poor, it will be very visible and it will reflect on the economy greatly.

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According to the 2010 UNDP report on poverty in Nigeria, it stated that 68 million nigerians live below the poverty line. Thats not upto sixty percent and it is quite credible.

How exactly on earth do you expect me to believe that 92 percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line? Do you know what that means?

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^^^ Well , what I have said so far on that is that since you have not had them(first or second hand), but are being told it exists, what you ought to do is go out and find it where it is.

here is a hunt. Simply telling us that your mother's employees work 60 hours and get paid $12,000 does not tell you that this employee definitely lives on more than $2 dollars a day. Also making the assumption that after working 60 hours, this employee definitely has another job is not enough.

Follow this employee home to get a better picture of his or her true reality. Ask him/her questions to discover facts. Investigate those around this employee . . . dependents and non . . . . to understand how that Naira 12,000 is actually spent at the end of the day.

For those who do not know this , prior to June of 2011, the take home pay for many of our civil servants and majority of Nigerians was at Naira 6500 a month, and that was about $1.40 cents a day.

I am not certain how many of those employed in the public sector now earn at least the minimum wage or have had a raise since then.

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when I say experience, I mean first-hand or second-hand. And for your suggestion, I rather pass.

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Umm, okay, but I thought this is a discussion board? Are discussion boards not there for people to exchange their experiences? Are the experiences of the members of this site not valid?

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Ruuuuuun dunderhead, don't let me ever catch you masquerading idiocy as intelligence again, never ever again!

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Granted, that type of information exists. But what's wrong with asking for anecdotal evidence? These reports do not offer any insight as to how people survive on this amount. Unless you can provide a link to such a report that does address this issue? If not, then what's wrong with asking for personal accounts of how people manage on this amount?

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There are numerous reports and papers on line compiled by Local agencies and international agencies to help you get the idea of how it is possible. Go visit them rather than come declare they are all invalid simply because your mind cannot fathom how that can be possible.

Since the inception of our democracy, poverty rate has been on the rise, not falling, which is what one would expect to happen.

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ACTUALLY: I disputed that people live on less than 50 cents a day (which converts roughly to 80 Naira), as claimed by franel79. I never disputed the amounts of $2. It is fools like the one who calls himself the king of Lagos, who are too daft to read posts properly, who make an intelligent debate virtually impossible.

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Lmaooooooooooooo Hahahahahahahahaha

O God!

What the hell do they feed these kids? Lmaoooo After the train has left the station this one comes to prove a point he had every opportunity to state but deceit and lies and living in denial wouldnt allow him.

My friend, except youve gone to edit your posts: YOU WERE THE FIRST PERSON CLAIMING THAT NIGERIANS DONT LIVE ON $2/DAY, so shut it. Either  youre just pathological liars or youre a bonafide cuckoo .

Lmaoo I'm out. You guys obviously have mental issues!

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I would like to take this topic back to where it was, before the psychotic mental asylum escapee who calls himself the king of Lagos derailed it.

I am not disputing that 80% of the Nigerian population is poor - I am aware of the statistics. I am also not disputing the statistic that they live on less than $1 a day. All I would like to know is: how do they do it?

I thought it was  great that violet gave us an insight as to how she was able to survive on a small amount of money. Such examples are exactly what I would like to hear - I am very interested in practical examples, stemming either from your own experience or from people you know. How is this done practically? For example: does living under a bridge help? Do some get away with not paying their house rent? Etc. I am thinking of a story I heard from Haiti, where people survived on 'mud cakes' literally baked with clay, honey and eggs. Does anyone have similar stories from Nigeria?

However, if you are a baboon who will once again proceed to throw your feces, then please don't bother replying. You know who you are.

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Reality don hit you abi? Because I see now (your last 4 or so posts ) all youve been screaming is that I was raised by maids. Are we related? So, how are you so sure of this assumption of yours? Why are you stating it as fact? Or is this like your insistence that we should refuse U.N Data and rely on yours just to look like "normal" human beings? I think say na you and you boys talk say poverty no dey Naija and nobody lives on less than $2/day?! lmaooooo Reality sucks, huh? The lies about the car don tire you abi? hahahaha

Ol boi, stop wasting my dam.n time and tell me how fine my profile pic is.

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Stop wasting my time and go stare at my Profile pic you bitter monster.

Look, grovel, drool and hate your life even more and realize that we are fighting for your likes not because we have to, but because we want to.

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Why you dey vex na? After all the praise I showered on you?

All hail King-o-gay!!

The only nigerian who owns a maybach and a buggati.

And guess what? He's coming back to lagos this year with his private jet to teach y'all a lesson. Dangote and Otedola be prepared for the Mighty king-o-gay!!!

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Oh yes, pay homage, it would be in your best interest. Afterall, its clear that intellectually, youre minions.

Where did you appear from? Or are you one of the idiots that routinely troll threads starting Nigerians v Diasporans topics?

Meanwhile, while youre so desperate to display your idi*ocy, can you please tell us, apart from being a liability to your country what have you done for her?

Wow, what deceitful creatures! One second theyre all ballers, now that theyve been hit with the reality that they are among the 92% theyve been denying existed theyre all mad. To hurt your feelings even more I've changed my profile pic.

Kill yourselves!

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here's a further proof of how dense you truly are, the post above was foolishly scripted by your empty brain.  60 dollars a month translates to 2 dollars a day, what the fck is the difference?  where were you when all your mates attended maths classes?   Financiers of your education must weep to know what a waste you are.  Your head is so full of shiot, if you couldn't make simplest additions up  with your thing veiled brain, can you not at least add up with a calculator?  Do you also need a kobojunkie to explain to you that when someone explains how they survived on 60 dollars a month, they ultimately mean 2 dollars a day.

foooool, this is kobojunkie's post in highlights below, with relevant part boldened.  I'm not surprised you still don't get it, no one expected you to, that's why we all believe it has something to do with your IQ.  My condolences to whoever gave up his seed to raise a dummy like you, you are nothing but a generational waste.  

This post above shows you are clearly reatarded.  you come here spreading filth when someone described how he survived on a tight modest budget, and you, that wasn't boasting couldn't keep yourself from letting us know you were driving a fancy car when in Lagos. Dude, you've truly wasted the most valuable years of your life, whoever gave birth to you would be better of to have used your seeds as a mouthwash, she would have saved the rest of the world the trouble of explaining simple things to a clearly slow mind.

Abi aye e fe baje ni? abi wan ti owo bo idi shepe fun e ni?  I'm not and never been in your class kid, certainly not in terms of intelligence or anything you could think of!!!  what kind of person starts an explanation with "I visited Nigeria not too long ago, first time in eons. I wont even state what car i was driving"  , are you fcking 7 years old?  You dumb c[i]u[/i]nt, In your life and as long as you remain on this forum, never never never never tell me "Behave yourself".

You are MAD!! show me where i said Nigerians live on 500 dollars a day. In the words of a goodfella,   if you are smoking don't post on a thread, if you are posting on a thread, don't smoke, how hard is that for you to understand?

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Big Boy!

Don't mind these silly Nigerians; they don't know how to pay respect to filthy rich american guys like you.

Imagine! You were driving around Lagos in your Maybach, a car 99.99 percent of Nigerians cannot afford or even dream of, and these poverty stricken Nigerians who don?t brush their teeth because they all live on less than 1 cent a day cannot at least smile at your pretty face. Nigerians suck!!!

Next time, please do hire the services of the mopol, and then they'll teach them how to pay respect to the mighty kingofag!!!!!!

Nigerians SUCK!!

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Lmaaaaaooooo Dude, dont give yourself unnecessary heart attack over my car matter. You just sound hopelessly bitter over what, I dont know.

I thought you live on $10,000/day, why are you mad now?

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Lmao what a doofus!Go back and re-read. I said Kobojunkie "attempted" to explain, I didnt say I understand or understood but Kobojunkie tried to point the direction. See the quotation? Yeah, it works just like "bolded".Even Kobojunkie sef no sure wetin your guy was trying to say, she sef na rough attempt at explanation she make. Go back and check her post, ode!

First off, you dunce, what "question" was asked? Do you now see why I said a lot of you are uneducated but you think because you can read and write a little bit, that youre educated?!

Was I specifically telling [b]ONLY [/b]Banku a story about poverty I witnessed on the faces of Nigerians standing at a bus-stop or not! So, saying I was driving is now an attempt at boasting? Na jealousy go kill you. You dont even know me, already look hate and frustration! I never mention the kin car my guy wan die already. If I mention the car no be to jump off bridge go remain? Dude, ignore me and use the remaining time on your Cyber-Cafe ticket wisely. There are tons of p.orn waiting to be watched; lots of video vixens eager to be oogled.

Behave yourself!

Ummm, sorry, I already used those lines, use your own words. Dont tell me youre so stup*idly unimaginative!

I no talk am? Lmao. Jealousy! He doesnt know who I am or what I drove yet hate is doing a number on his psyche!

Of what significance is the model of the car? Was that the crux of my story? Was I even talking to anyone else aside from Banku? Weting come dey pain you inside? No go commit suicide for nothing. For all you know, I could have been lying and could really have been riding a Donkey all over Lagos, yet, look at you about to strap on a bomb and do a Boko-Haram just because reality don finally hit!

Lmaaooo Now, I'm the spoilt kid, but you that wants us to believe that Nigerians live on $500/day is now the Saintly prudent one, no?

My guy, dont let deceit and lies kill you.

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