Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers


Of Critics and Human Development - It was grim news again recently when the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the 2016 Human Development Report.  On the table of Human Development Index Nigeria is ranked 152 out of 185 countries surveyed for the indicators of progress.  Relatively, Nigeria was even better rated in 2014 to be in the 151st position. The country is, of course, in the unenviable league of other poor African countries. Nothing illustrates the fact that Africa is being left behind in the global journey of development more than the ranking in which those in   the 170th to 185th position, the last, are all African countries. Norway is rated to have the highest human development index in the world while Burkina Faso has the lowest.