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Ubong King Foundation To Launch THINKATION Next Year January As A Panacea To Eradicating Poverty In Nigeria.
The way out of poverty in Nigeria is to think Education (THINKATION) Chairman, Ubong King Foundation, Mr. Ubong King, has suggested that positive thinking and education can be wielded as the most viable weapons in eradicating poverty in Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of the maiden edition of ‘Thinkation’, a symposium scheduled to hold on Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, King noted that if only Nigerians can infuse positive thinking into their level of education, poverty will become history in Nigeria. “Africans all over the world are celebrated for excellence in education but a lot of her communities remain impoverished and underdeveloped. Although Africa is richly endowed with natural resources, she has had to depend on the expertise of and influence of the western world”, he said. He added, “We must infuse thinking into education; we need to exercise ‘THINKATION’ (Thinking + Education); it is imperative that we develop our minds and know what to do with what we have in order to live in a better system.” “Thinkation2018 is a forum that will be intimate, including leadership-driven conversations with quick-hitting expert presentations. It will feature leaders and great speakers such as former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, business men among others.”
UN Says Nigeria Government Lied, Insists Three Borno Local Government Areas Are Cut Off By Boko Haram
Boko Haram are alleged to be occupying atleast three local government areas in Nigeria, the United Nations has said.
The claim is coming weeks after the military command in northeast Nigeria announced that no part of Borno state was under the control of the deadly group.
But the UN said despite efforts by the military, some locations in Borno state, including three whole local government areas, remained inaccessible to aid workers as a result of the threat posed by the Boko Haram sect.
The report was issued by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian (OCHA). It said Boko Haram hostilities that slowed down due to the rainy season might increase in the coming months.
“Insecurity, presence of mines, improvised explosive devices, and unexploded ordinances had continued to slow down the response of humanitarian agencies in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states” said OCHA’s …
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