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SECRETS OF THE WEALTH OF RICH NATIONS & WHY THE WORLD IS NOT WINNING THE WAR AGAINST HUNGER — Agriculture Is the Hope for Development — Says Akinwumi Adesina

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“There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem. “But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years – block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand’’ – President Barack Obama in his inaugural speech. OUR PROMISE: At inception over two years ago, TERRIFIC HEADLINES assured our loyal readers that we are out to contribute our quota to the BUILDING OF A GREATER NIGERIA through this medium and its associated channels. We indicated that we operate as a NON-POLITICAL and NON-PARTISAN outfit that pays huge attention to contemporary issues, particularly good governance, leadership, forging an enduring political culture, peace, human security, and international understanding. We are committed to promoting ethical and social responsibility by adhering to rules and regulations as a responsible and responsive outfit that will not detract from commitment to meeting international standards. Therefore, our publications have reflected writings done in good faith, and for future generations, in recognition of virtues and values that are worth reading and recording for posterity.  It is our policy to give greater consideration to stories that promote development, and de-emphasize soft unverified information and gossips. We knew that it might take some time for us to capture the very wide audience we targeted, given the fact that most of our publications deal with the development of Nigeria, Africa and the Diaspora. But we a glad to disclose that we have, by the grace of God, and dedication, taken remarkable strides that have made us reach all parts of the world. WHAT IS WEALTH? World Bank Group publications define wealth and GDP as ‘’complementary indicators that provide a fuller picture of economic well-being. A country’s comprehensive wealth includes all produced capital such as factories and roads; natural capital like forests and water; human capital, which leads to earnings; and net foreign assets. Of particular importance are the development of human and natural capital. The World Bank, therefore, encourages countries of the world to invest more in their own people. Former World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim asserted that:…

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