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May 31, 2018

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

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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 stood at $84.3 billion as at 2018Q11, growing by 27 percent from the $66.4 billion recorded for the whole 2017 fiscal year. Notably, highlights suggest that the capital investment flows have been invested in 112 projects domiciled in 28 states in Nigeria, including the FCT. The increased capital inflow gives a fair sense of growing investors’ interest in the Nigerian economy, as well as their involvements in capital investment projects.



Increasing Female School Enrollment In Nigeria: Some Policy Options

This brief examines two policy alternatives which government can adopt in order to increase the enrollment of girls in the primary school and also help eliminate gender disparity in Nigerian schools: Provide free primary education with Stipends or provide free primary education with Transportation.

Capital Importation And Budgetary Allocation (Oil And Gas)

Capital Importation: Investment in the oil and gas sector has remained low since 2009. However, investments into the sector fell more deeply in 2015, on the account of persistent global and domestic c

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 23)

Recently released report by the NBS shows an increase in Unemployment and Underemployment rates for 2016Q4 relative to preceding and corresponding quarters. The unemployment rate, at 14.2 percent, indicates a 3.8% points YoY4increase, and a 0.3% points QoQ increase with the number of unemployed people increasing by 351,051 persons. Similarly, underemployment rate grew (QoQ) by 1.3% points to 21%, representing about 17 million underemployed persons as at the quarter. The rise in unemployment/underemployment rate is attributable to the disproportionate rise in labour force vis--vis job creation, in addition to slow-down in economic/business activities during the quarter. Going forward, the government should make efforts to strengthen and expand Nigerias entrepreneurial infrastructure.