LAST April the international charity, Oxfam, revealed that the number of extreme poor in Nigeria had skyrocketed to 94.4 million people, with three million having been added to that unhappy lot in a mere span of six months. As some of my gentle readers would recall, in 2017 Nigeria overtook India for the dubious prize of being the world's poverty capital. India's destitute poor number some 70 million out of a total population of 1.36 billion. This amounts to 5.124 percent of India's total population of 1.36 billion. Nigeria's 94.5 million poor constitute 47.2 percent of our current estimated population of 200 million. Nearly a half of our population is virtually condemned to the nightmare of the Middle Ages.Continue reading Poverty capital of the world at Vanguard News. Click here to read full news..