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US is ranked one of the worst countries in the world to raise a family, while Iceland and Norway are named the best. See the full list

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US is ranked one of the worst countries in the world to raise a family, while Iceland and Norway are named the best. See the full list

The US is one of the worst countries in the world to raise a family according to a new research of the world’s biggest economies carried out by travel and family experts ‘Asher and Lyric’

In the new research the US also scored badly in terms of the country with the highest cost of living.


Ranked 34 out of 35, the US scored three ‘F’ grades for safety, cost of living and work-life balance, a ‘D minus’ for health, and a ‘C+’ for happiness and education.

Overall, it was given an ‘F’ grade for raising a family, with it’s neigbor, Mexico  coming out worse. 

The ‘Raising a Family Index’ was compiled from 30 studies of countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) which are advanced democracies with wealthy economies.

The UK was given a ‘B minus’ rating, ranking it 23rd, with scores including a ‘D minus’ for work-life balance,  an average for health (C) and education (C+) but better for happiness (A) and safety (B). 

Iceland came out top of the table while Norway, Sweden and Finland came out top 5 .

Mexico finished bottom getting ‘F’ in every category,  while Chile, Turkey and Bulgaria were the other countries in the bottom five.

 ‘Asher and Lyric’ speaking on America’s bottom position for the cost of bringing up a family, said: ‘Parents with average household income have to spend 31.79% of their income on childcare costs alone. 

‘Compare that to Scandanavian countries where households only have to spend 4% to 10% of income to raise a well rounded child.

‘The top countries on this list spend over 3% of GDP on family benefits such as affordable childcare, while the US spends a meagre 0.64%.’

‘A typical full-time employee in the US will receive 10 days paid vacation a year, while most other countries get approximately 30 days a year’.

Mexico came out as the worst for safety, education and happiness in a country where the top 20% of the country earns ten times as much as the bottom 20%.

Asher and Lyric talking about Mexico’s position said: ‘Although many parts of Mexico are relatively safe, especially tourist destinations, there is also widespread violence and corruption that affects many of its citizens.

‘Mexico’s homicide rate has increased every year since 2014 and recent statistics show there are 34.1 homicides per 100,000 people, by far the most on the list.’

In comparison Iceland has only had 37 murders in the past 20 years and one school shooting in the past ten.

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US is ranked one of the worst countries in the world to raise a family, while Iceland and Norway are named the best. See the full list
US is ranked one of the worst countries in the world to raise a family, while Iceland and Norway are named the best. See the full list

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FG announces zamfara a restricted air space

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FG announces Zamfara a restricted air space, orders huge military deployment.

The Nigerian government has forced a restricted air space in Zamfara as a feature of endeavors to handle the security challenges in the state.

As indicated by The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno uncovered on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted mining exercises in Zamfara to stop the rising instability.

He said the president had requested the service of protection to convey a huge military and insight resources for reestablish routineness in the state. The Nation detailed that they requested the military to recover all regions heavily influenced by desperados, radicals.

Monguno said:

“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to blackmailed . The government has the responsibility to assert its will.

“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside . Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.”

The security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.Zamfara state has recorded a few assaults by bandits.The new incident included the grabbing of many young ladies from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara nearby government zone of the state.

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Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released

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Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.

Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.

His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.

I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.

“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.

“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.

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IGP adamu retires

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Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.

The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.

Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.

It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.

However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.

Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”

The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.

Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”

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