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An estimated N675 billion was paid in cash as bribes to Nigerian public officials in 2019, an anti-corruption survey on Nigerians who had encounters with public officers has shown.
Statistician General of the Federation (SGF) and Chief Executive of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Yemi Kale, has blamed rising income inequality in the country for being responsible for its high poverty rate, saying that as at 2010, the poverty rate was 62.6 per cent.
A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has indicated that Medium scale enterprises dropped significantly by about 60 per cent, due to economic recession that spanned through 2017.
The National Bureau of Statistics said it is collaborating with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Department for International Development to conduct a national survey on how corruption is affecting the average Nigerian.
The Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, has solicited for the cooperation of respondents in providing correct information during the ongoing second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma is optimistic that the Nigerian economy will continue to maintain its recovery in 2019 as the real GDP growth is expected to increase from 0.8% in 2017 to 2.1% in 2018 and 3.01% in 2019, with the sustained implementation of the ERGP.
Following a report that about 14.3million people in Nigeria use drugs outside prescription, drug control experts have urged the authorities to improve on drug control policies in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Bismarck Rewane as head of newly inaugurated Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a National Minimum Wage.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the unemployment report released on Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as not just terrible, but catastrophic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Statistician-General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Yemi Kale, to correct the high unemployment statistics and reflect the rising rate of employment in the agriculture sector.
The Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, has disclosed that the federal government has not released money for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to complete the unemployment report.
Stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market have urged the federal government to concentrate more on policies that would improve living standards of the people.
The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey from September 27.
The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that for the first time since Nigeria’s exit from recession, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has recorded growth.
The immediate post-recession period when the fundamentals of the economy are at the early stages of recovery is the best time to invest in Nigeria, the director general, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Yemi Kale, has said.
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.
In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.
Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency of Ogun State.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
In a bid to ensure that Nigeria does not flout the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Convention on sulfur content of the fuel used by vessels, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in conjunction with other relevant federal government agencies, have commenced moves to ensure compliance.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Musa, has cried out over the invasion of a local government area in his Niger East Senatorial district by bandits resulting in the killing of scores of his constituents.