High transport fares persist in first half 2022 – NBS

August 1, 2022 David Agba with agencies 0

The trend of high transport fares across different parts of the country persisted in June, as had been the case since the beginning of the year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown. The NBS’ Transport Fare Watch report presents data covering bus journey within the city per drop, constant route, bus journey intercity, state route, and Read More

Nigerians groan as inflation rate worsens

July 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The latest report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed a rise in inflation figures translating to increasing prices of goods and services for Nigerians whose standard of living continues to diminish; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. In its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said inflation rate increased to 18.60 percent on a Read More

Traditional grains cultivation’ll prevent Nigeria from losing trillions of naira via importation – DG RMRDC

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Reports by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Nigeria’s foreign trade data, states that imported durum wheat was worth N1.29 trillion in 2021. Hence, the Director-General of the Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC) Prof. Hussaini Ibrahim, in this interview, says grain production must be pushed, embraced and industrialised for eco-friendly food sufficiency, especially in post-pandemic to help Read More

Petrol retail price soared in May – NBS

June 18, 2022 NAN 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average retail price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) increased to N173.08 in May. This is according to the NBS Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for May, 2022 released in Abuja on Saturday. The report said the increase indicates a 2.99 per cent increase when compared to the value Read More

Nigeria’s capital importation dips 17.5% y/y to $1.57bn

June 7, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

The recent data on capital importation released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), shows that Nigeria’s total capital inflow declined by 17.5 per cent year on year to $1.57 billion in the first quarter of 2022 from $1.91 billion in the corresponding quarter of last year. The decline, according to operators was a result of the growing wariness of Read More

Nigeria’s GDP improves by 3.40% in 2021 — NBS

May 12, 2022 David Agba 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 4.03 per cent in the third quarter of 2021. According to the report, in the third quarter of 2021, Nigeria’s real GDP at basic prices grew by 4.03 per cent on a year-on-year basis showing a steady improvement from the economic downturn in 2020. Read More

Statistician General hale, hearty – NBS

April 11, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has declared as untrue the report making the rounds that the Statistician General ofthe Federation, Dr. Simon Harry, is dead. Director, Communication and Public Relations Department, NBS, Ichedi, Sunday Joel, in astatement on Sunday described the report as height of irresponsible journalism and a figment of the imagination of the publisher. “The attention of Read More

Nigeria’s total trade for Q4 2021 climbs to N11.70bn

March 17, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Total trade in the fourth quarter of 2021 stood at N11,707.20 billion with exports trade value of N5,766.62 billion, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said. According to Statistician General of NBS, Simon B. Harry, in a press briefing Tuesday, the import trade value of N5,940.58 billion recorded a negative trade balance of N173.96 billion. Total trade in Q4, Read More

Inflation increases by 15.70% in February –NBS

March 15, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme, Abuja 0

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the Consumer Price Index, CPI increased by 15.70% Year on Year in the month of February. This is 1.63% lower than 17.33 per cent recorded in the previous month. The Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Simon Harry disclosed this on Tuesday during the monthly press briefing at the bureau’s headquarters, in Abuja. Read More

CISLAC condemns clampdown on Vision FM

February 4, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has joined it’s voice in condemning what it called “a needless federal government’s clampdown on Idon Mikiya programme”. Idon Mikiya is an Hausa programme on Abuja-based radio station, Vision FM. Blueprint reports that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) had imposed a fine on the station and suspended the programme for allegedly discussing issues Read More

Male-dominated culture cause of gender-based violence – NBS, LSD

January 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre-LSD) have attributed the high rate of gender-based violence (GBV) to male-dominated culture. This was contained in a study conducted by both organisations, which was unveiled in Abuja at a National Masculinity Conference on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Extractive Sector in Nigeria. The conference was Read More

States IGR rises by 38.5% in first half of 2021

November 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that the 36 states of the federation including the federal capital recorded a sum of N849.12 billion as internally generated revenue between January and June 2021, which is 38.5 percent higher than the N612.87 billion recorded in the first half of 2020 and 26 percent higher than N673.82 billion recorded in Read More

Breaking: In Nigeria, inflation soars by 15.99% – NBS

November 15, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Consumer Price Index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 15.99 percent (year-on-year) in October 2021.  According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its October inflation report stated that it is 1.76 percent points higher than the rate recorded in October 2020 (14.23) percent. Increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded the Headline index. On month-on-month Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

70-year-old man rapes 7 yr-old-girl in Bauchi

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A 70-year-old-man in Bauchi state has been arrested by police detectives attached to Zone 12 command headquarters situated in Bauchi for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl. The culprit one Alhaji Umaru Daura had allegedly defiled the minor who is his neighbour’s daughter at Toro local government of the state. The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), Thomas Goni, revealed this Read More

Buhari set to unveil eNaira

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will formally unveil the much talked about digital currency, known as the eNaira, on Monday. CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the President will perform the unveiling ceremony inside the State House, Abuja. “Following series of engagements with relevant stakeholders Read More

US President, Joe Biden, picks another Nigerian in fresh appointment

October 23, 2021 Agency Report 0

Another Nigerian Enoh Titilayo Ebong, has made it into the US government, after President Joe Biden appointed her to the post of Director, United States Trade and Development Agency, swelling the list of what has become of the new administration, which took office in February 2021. The appointment of the Nigerian-born technocrat, was contained in a brief with names of nominees for different Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More