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Updated: Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa record highest poverty rates as Nigeria’s poor now 82.9m

…Analysts call for larger sample size to reflect economic realities

Nigeria’s poverty incidence is mainly skewed to the northern states of the country, with 19 states in the region recording an average poverty rate of 58 percent, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show. That’s alarming when compared with an average of 24.3 percent rate recorded in the 17 states in the southern…

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