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Nigerians Are Poorer Now : UN

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Over 50% of Nigerians are now poorer, as revealed in a report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

The report further disclosed that the number of people who are multidimensionally poor increased from 86 million to 98 million in the last decade. Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP, said in the report;

“Also, important to note from the report is that when compared to the national poverty line which measures income/consumption, a larger proportion of Nigerians (51%) are multidimensionally poor than those that are income poor (46%).

“Even though the national average shows that around 50% of Nigeria a multidimensionally poor, state and local government levels will reveal a completely different scenario.

Nigerians are poorer now ? UN

“We need—even amongst those living in poverty—to understand people’s different experiences of deprivation. Are they malnourished? Can they go to school? Only then will poverty reduction policies be both efficient and effective.“

Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director also said;

“We looked at data for a group of ten middle- and low-income countries and we found encouraging news that the bottom 40 percent were moving faster than the rest. A pro-poor pattern that reduces inequalities in several Sustainable Development Goals.”

The report also had Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, saying;

“To fight poverty, one needs to know where poor people live. They are not evenly spread across a country, not even within a household.

“The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index provides detailed information policymakers need to more effectively target their policies.”

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Couple Fall From 9-Storey Building While Making Out

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A woman has been killed after falling from the ninth floor of a block of flats in Russia while having sex, but her partner survived after landing on top of her.

The woman, aged 30, was found dead at the base of an apartment block in St Petersburg on the night of July 5 during what neighbors described as a wild party.

Witnesses said they saw a television thrown from the window of the flat, after which the woman and her 29-year-old lover plunged to the ground below.

The woman landed head-first on the asphalt and died instantly, local media reported, but the man survived after his fall was broken by her body and nearby bushes.

Witnesses told local media that the partially clothed man then got up and went back to rejoin the party.

Police were called, and when they arrived the revelers allegedly threw a mop out of the windows at them.

Initial reports suggested the woman had been killed by the falling TV, but images from the scene clearly show her naked from the waist down. After interviewing witnesses, investigators concluded that the couple was having sex on a windowsill when they fell.

Two other men were in the flat when the fall happened, but are not thought to have been involved.

A murder investigation has been launched

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Mexican Billionaire Drug Baron, El Chapo, Jailed For Life In The US | PHOTOS

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Mexican Drug Lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Loera Guizman has been jailed for life by US Court.

The notorious drug dealer is popularly known for smuggling illegal drugs – cocaine to be specific – into the US over decades.

El Chapo was guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering and the use of firearms.

Mexican Billionaire Drug Baron, El Chapo, Jailed For Life In The US (Pics)

The 62-years old Mexican speaking to the media claimed that his confinement in the US had been through psychological, emotional, mental torture 24 hours a day.

Guzmán was the oldest of seven children born into a poor family in the rural community of La Tuna in Sinaloa state, north-west Mexico.

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Two-Headed Turtle Discovered In Malaysia | PHOTOS

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Conservationists have been quite fascinated after discovering a two-headed turtle on Mabul Island, off the Malaysian part of Borneo.

The two-headed turtle which only survived a few days after being discovered was found in a nest alongside more than 90 other recently hatched green turtles on July 15.

Speaking on the discovery, David McCann, marine biologist, and conservation manager for group SJ SEAS said;

Two-headed turtle discovered in Malaysia

“The right head seems to control the front right flipper, and the left head of the front left flipper. Yet they are capable of coordinating their movements in order to walk and swim.”

“We have released around 13,000 hatchlings from the hatchery and have never seen anything like this before,” SJ SEAS chairman Mohamad Khairuddin Riman added.

Two-headed turtle discovered in Malaysia

Dicephalism is a rare form of partial twinning where there are two heads on the torso. The last time a dicephalic turtle was found was in Redang, Terengganu in 2014.

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