Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 43)

Data released by the Budget Office of the Federation shows that debt service payments on external and domestic debts in the first quarter of 2023 stood at ₦1,317.08 billion, indicating an increase of ₦39.61 billion (3.10 percent) above the ₦1,227.47 billion projected for the quarter. In the period under review, the sum of ₦874.13 billion […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 22)

The value of capital importation into Nigeria in the first quarter of 2022 (Q1 2022) decreased to US$1.57 billion from US$2.19 billion recorded in the preceding quarter.1 When compared on a year-on-year basis to Q1 2021, capital importation decreased by 17.46 percent from US$1.91 billion. The largest inflow of capital importation by type was Portfolio […]


Sport and Economy: The Fate of Developing Nigeria

Ever wondered why some countries win medals while others do not? Neither do they have the ability to win medals if they participate in sports event such as the Olympics? In developing countries, there are a number of economic concerns regarding sports. Arguments are made that a country’s performance in sports (Olympics) is relative to […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 48)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is taking critical steps in efforts to close the 8.5 percent gender financial inclusion gap and achieve 95 percent financial inclusion by 2024. 34,000 women have accessed 62 percent of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) while over N9.5 billion has been disbursed to over 3,600 […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 30)

Microsoft Word – Harvard help sheet The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) reported a 67 percent decline in investment in H1 2020, compared to H1 2019. The decline saw investment fall to US$5.06 billion compared to US$15.15 billion in the preceding year2. Top destination sectors include Transportation & Storage (39%) as well as Information & […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 2)

The amount of financial subsidy that Nigeria absorbs to maintain pump price at the official N145/litre has remained high. According to reports, the NNPC now pays N48.68 subsidy for a litre of petrol1, as against the N26 recorded as payments in May 20182. In total, at the daily average consumption rate of 50 million litres […]