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Tag Archives: NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS

Inflation Rises To 16.5% in June, Highest Since Almost 11 Years

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measuring inflation in the Nigerian economy has risen to its highest point of 16.5 per cent since 2005 this is according to the report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The report reads: “In June, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation …

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Senators To Debate State Of Economy Wednesday

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The downward decline of the Nigerian economy will dominate debate when senators resume plenary on Wednesday. The decision to debate the state of the economy was sequel to the adoption of a motion urgent national importance moved by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP/Akwa Ibom North East). According to Senator Akpan, …

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Nigeria Spent N20.2tr To Import Petrol, Kerosene, Diesel In 5 Years

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Nigeria spent N20.2 trillion on importation of petrol, diesel and kerosene between January 2010 and September 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Figures jointly compiled by both the NBS and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) released at the weekend show that N12, 529, 746, 397, …

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Agric Minister And Ex-Agric Minister Clash Over Success Claims

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A former Minister of Agriculture during Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Adamu Bello, has faulted the numerous claims of achievements in the sector by the present minister, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, describing such claims as uncharitable and misplaced. Bello said yesterday in a document that the claims by Adesina that the agriculture sector …

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Good News: Nigeria Records 85 Per Cent Employment In First Half Of 2014 – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigeria recorded 85 per cent employment in the first half of 2014. This was contained in a statement issued by the Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, in Abuja on Tuesday. “In both the first and second quarter of 2014, over 85 …

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Nigeria’s GDP Records 6.5% Growth In Second Quarter – NBS

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Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, grew by 6.54 percent in the second quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics has said. In a statement Sunday, the Statistician-General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, said the figure was higher than 5.40 per cent recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2013, and …

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80% Of Nigerian Youths Are Unemployed – CBN Official

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The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday brought to the front burner the issue of youth unemployment in the country as it said 80 per cent of Nigerian youths are without jobs. This is despite repeated figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics indicating that the Nigerian economy had …

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54% of Nigerian Youths Were Without Jobs In 2012, Says NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said that 54 per cent of Nigerian youths were unemployed in 2012. This was contained in the “2012 National Baseline Youth Survey Report” issued in Abuja by the NBS in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth Development. “More than half, about …

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Deregulate Minimum Wage And Incur Workers’ Wrath, Union Warns Senate

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The Senate has been warned against the proposed deregulation of the national minimum wage in the country in the interest of industrial peace. The warning was given by Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria on Wednesday. The union alleged that since most of the Senators were “sponsored” by their …

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ACN To Jonathan: Nigerians Do Not Need Marking Scheme To Know You’ve Failed

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The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has replied President Goodluck Jonathan on his statement that Nigerians should develop their own marking scheme and assess his administration insisting that there is no need for a ‘marking scheme’ as people know when a government has impacted positively on their lives or not. …

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Good News: By 2015, Only 27.2% of Nigerians’ll Be Poor – NBS

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By 2015, only 27.2 per cent of the nation’s population would be poor and this is according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, NBS, Dr. Yemi Kale, represented by the Assistant Director, Millennium Development Goals, NBS, Mr. Iro Godwin, expressed this …

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Sokoto Tops States With Highest Poverty Rate As Niger Records Lowest Rate

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In a recently published data on its website, the National Bureau of Statistics showed that at the end of 2012, Sokoto State remained the poorest state in the country, with 81.2 per cent poverty rate in sharp contrast with Niger state which had a poverty rate of 33.8 per cent. …

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VACANCIES AT NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS

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