The ballot box of 2019 is coming closer to Nigerians and it is just 70 days away.

Politicking is increasing like the heat that we now feel in Nigeria, and everyone is joining the rave of the moment. 

One thing that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to do is to reel out their achievements in attempts to woo Nigerians for a second term. 

But for the former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, what he sees in his own crystal ball as achievement is different. 

He is a known critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and he is of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. 

On Thursday, Mr Fayose said there were two major achievements of the current administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which were all not palatable at all. 

"Two of the major achievements of this APC government of Buhari is that Nigeria is now the Poverty Capital of the World and the 3rd Most Terrorised Country," Mr Fayose said. 

Nigeria had, few months ago, entered its highest gear in poverty levels, and overtook India to become the leading country. It has remained on that gear and speeding away, with one of the Presidential candidates seeking Nigerians' votes in 2019, Obiageli Ezekwesili, saying that at least six persons become poor every minute in Nigeria. 

She said: “Extreme poverty in Nigeria is increasing by nearly six people every minute.

"But that is not even the worst part.

"According to the World Poverty Clock, if the current trends continue, the number of people living in extreme poverty in Nigeria would increase from about 88 million today to 120 million in 2030.

"What that means is that in the next 12 years, over 30 million more Nigerians will join the infamous number of extremely poor people who live on less than 700 Naira per day".

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In the northeast, the ground gained from terrorists is gradually being contested for again, with Boko Haram upping their attacks on communities and troops. 

For over nine years, the terrorists have pushed for the establishment of an Islamic State in the northeast and an end to Western education there.

While the Nigerian government and the military have continued to say that Boko Haram has been decimated, the former Governor of Ekiti, has one prayer for the nation. 

"May God rescue our country from the hands of these retrogressive agents," he added in his tweet on his Twitter page.

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