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August 14, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 29)

The IMF retained its 2.1 percent forecast of Nigeria’s GDP growth rate for 2018, while increasing the 2019 projected GDP growth rate to 2.3 percent1, from 1.9 percent projected earlier.…

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August 2, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 28)

Information from the Apex bank shows a likelihood of not attaining the financial inclusion target of 2020 as stated in the Nigeria Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of 2012. Precisely, the…

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August 2, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 27)

Analysis of transactions at the stock market for the month ended May 2018 reveals an increase in the total transaction by a significant 50 percent. From N212.2 billion recorded in…

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August 2, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 26)

Figures from the Debt Management Office show a remarkably high percentage change in debt servicing for the first quarter, 2018. Specifically, the Federal Government paid N643 billion for domestic debt…

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July 30, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 25)

The recent report on Nigeria’s Public Debt Stock for the first quarter of 2018 indicates a 4.5 percent Quarter-over-Quarter increase, from N21.7 trillion in Q4 2017 to N22.7 trillion1, and…

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July 23, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 24)

Agricultural sector exports increased at a remarkable pace in 2017. Total earnings from agricultural export goods grew by 181 percent to N170.4 billion1, compared to the N60.7 billion earned in…

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June 27, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 22)

Recently released demographic figures by the NBS shows an upward progression in population and its composition. Specifically, Nigeria’s population reached 193 million in 2016, growing at an annual average of…

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June 26, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 21)

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee left the policy interest rate (MPR) and other parameters unchanged. At 14 percent, the MPR has been left unchanged for the 10th consecutive period1;…

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June 26, 2018

Innovative Fundraising Strategies For Think Tanks

Fundraising remains a challenge for most organizations, and the need to explore innovative ways to remain sustainable and competitive is becoming imperative. In this digital age, organizations are continuously exploring…

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June 15, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 20)

Recently released GDP report for the first quarter of 2018 shows a stronger growth in GDP, relative to the corresponding quarter of 2017. Driven particularly by growth in the Oil…

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June 14, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 19)

Capital imported into Nigeria, maintained an upward trajectory in 2018Q1, following three consecutive quarterly increase. Specifically, capital importation rose to $6.30 billion in 2018Q11– a remarkable Year-on-Year growth of 594…

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June 12, 2018

Nigeria’s Macroeconomic Crisis Explained

Nigeria confronts a prolonged period of adjustment. For more than a generation, the oil sector generated large volumes of foreign exchange. However, with the recent bust in global oil prices…

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May 31, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 18)

According to the World Bank, poverty level in Nigeria increased in 2017 with almost half the Nigerian population living in extreme poverty. As stated in the “Nigeria Biannual Economic Update”…

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May 31, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

Media highlights show that recent figures from the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) reveals a progressive inflow of capital into Nigeria. Specific figures indicate that Nigeria’s actual capital investment inflow…

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March 11, 2018

Finance and Firm Productivity in Africa: Background Study from World Bank Enterprise Survey Data

Access to finance has been considered to be one of the important factors in influencing firms’ real activities and in promoting aggregates. However, literature on the relationship between finance and…

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