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Nigeria recorded an increase in revenue from its solid minerals sector in 2019 as it earned N79.96bn from the industry during the period, data released on Sunday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative showed.
Nigeria’s imports from China are rising exponentially, compared to other major trading partners, including Europe, Asia and America, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the report by World Bank that seven million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year, clinically belies the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The World Bank has stated that inflationary pressure in Nigeria has pushed about seven million Nigerians below the poverty line in 2020 alone.
The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) has launched the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Plan 2020-2030, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commenced the process of data collection on MICS 6/NICS 2021 starting with the Training of Trainers(TOT) workshop in Lagos on Wednesday.
Akwa Ibom State focal person for the federal government school feeding programme, Dr Godwin Akpan, has debunked the allegation that the programme has failed in the state, saying that the state has received 15 tranches of payment since the programme started in 2017.
Nigeria’s total merchandise trade increased to N9.76 trillion in the first quarter of the year, representing 6.99 per cent rise over the N9.12 trillion in the preceding quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated on Monday.
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who, at the weekend, advocated for import substitution, noted that the importation of petroleum products alone makes up about 25 per cent of annual imports aside from other products that are high import.
Despite the improved gross domestic product, GDP, report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, for the first quarter 2021, Q1’21, the governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, has said Nigeria’s economy is in stagflation, describing the GDP growth numbers as weak.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said that the 2021 first quarter 0.40 percentage point Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increase, though a pleasant surprise, is not reflective of the manufacturing sector’s current realities.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has decried the current inflation rate of 18.12 per cent in Nigeria, saying it is still very high.
The consumer price index, which measures the rate of change in the price of goods and services, dropped to 18.12 percent in April from 18.17 in March.
Most poor households in Nigeria are not connected to the country’s electricity supply network as only 22 per cent of the poorest of them have access to grid power, the World Bank has said.
China’s population grew at its slowest since the 1950s as births declined, sowing doubt over Beijing’s ability to power its economy as it succumbs to the same ageing trends afflicting developed nations like Japan.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the federal government generated N496.39 billion as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the first quarter of this year (Q1’21).
More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”
No fewer than 244 suspects have been arrested and a total of 21 convicted for drug related offences between July 2020 and June 2021, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Akwa Ibom State has disclosed.
The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has stated that there is urgent need towards making the voices of African children heard.
A major rescue operation is ongoing for the kidnapped students and teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.
The Nigerian economy has started gradual recovery from the negative effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Imo State chapter, resumed work on Wednesday after Friday’s suspension of the more than two-month-old nationwide strike.