Nigeria

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

The average retail prices per litre of petroleum products such as Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), Automobile Gas Oil (diesel), and Household Kerosene (kerosene) generally increased in October 2023. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the average price of petrol in October 2023 stood at N630.63, indicating an increase of about 0.71% compared with […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 45)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Nigeria’s headline inflation rate increased to 27.33% in October 2023 from 26.72% recorded in August 2023 and 21.09% in October 2022. The headline inflation is three times the upper bound inflation target of 9%. The data further show that food inflation stood at 31.52%. Core […]

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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 […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 42)

According to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) data on money and credit, Money Supply (M3) stood at N67.2 trillion in September 2023, an increase of 36.2% from N49.3 trillion in September 2022. On a monthly basis, it rose by 2.3% from N65.7 trillion in August 2023. These statistics show that monetary factors partly contribute to […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 41)

According to data from the World Population Review, Nigeria has the world’s second-highest number of homeless people. 24 million Nigerians do not have homes, accounting for nearly 10% of the total population. The statistics exclude those not living in a proper home with access to some of the most basic services. Several factors contribute to […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 39)

According to the latest Transport Fare Watch of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), transportation costs increased significantly in August 2023. The average fare paid by bus passengers within the city increased by 121.81% year-on-year from N602.48 in August 2022 to N1,336.38 in August 2023. Similarly, the average fare paid by commuters for intercity bus […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 37)

Data from the September 2023 report of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)shows that Nigeria’s oil output rose by 9.3% from 1.08 mb/d recorded in July to 1.18 million barrels per day (mb/d) in August 2023. However, oil output still falls short of the 1.74 mb/d quota allocated to Nigeria by OPEC and far […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 36)

According to the rail transport data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Q2 2023, the volume of goods/cargos transported for Q2 2023 reached 56,029 tons, compared to 31,197 tons in Q2 2022, showcasing a substantial growth trend. Similarly, goods/cargo revenue collected in Q2 2023 was N188.03 million, up by 105.04% from N91.70 million in Q2 […]

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Investing in Education for National Development: Policy Priorities for Nigeria’s New Administration

The progress and advancement of any given nation is significantly dependent on its human capital, which is cultivated through the provision of high-quality basic education. This is established in the definition of education, which links it to the stock of skills, competencies, and other productivity-enhancing characteristics. Thus, the prioritisation of basic educational policies that tackle […]

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Press Release: Aligning Nigeria’s Debt Reduction Policies with Gender and Climate Goals

In a groundbreaking report dissemination event titled “Towards Reconciling Economic and Debt Management Policies with Gender and Climate Objectives in Nigeria,” experts and other stakeholders convened in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6 2023, to deliberate research findings from a three-fold report that shed light on fundamental fiscal policy options for growing out debt in Nigeria.

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 33)

The July 2023 monthly OPEC oil market report indicates a general increase in international crude oil prices. According to the report, the OPEC reference basket, which reflects the average crude oil prices of OPEC member countries, experienced a month-on-month surge of $5.87 (7.8%), reaching an average of $81.06 per barrel. Concurrently, the ICE Brent front-month […]

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The Impact of Fuel Subsidy on the Nigerian Economy

In the maiden edition of ‘The CSEA Podcast’, Dr Adedeji Adeniran, Director of Research at CSEA, speaks on the impact of the Fuel Subsidy Removal on the Nigerian Economy.

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Nigeria’s industries without smokestacks are delivering better economic opportunities than traditional sectors

Persistently high levels of unemployment have emerged to become a key policy challenge in Nigeria. Between 2010 and 2018, the unemployment rate rose from 5 percent to 23 percent. Worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is simply not generating enough jobs for labor entrants, particularly women and youth. In 2020, the national unemployment rate […]

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Employment Creation Potential of Industries Without Smokestacks: a Nigeria case study

Young people under the age of 30 account for nearly 70 percent of the population of Africa, making it the world’s youngest continent (United Nations 2021). While this trend provides exciting opportunities for enhancing creativity and innovation, it comes with a high burden, as the formal education system and apprenticeship programs cannot adequately prepare a […]

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Women’s Participation in MSME in Nigeria: Prospects, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations

In Nigeria, women’s labour participation has begun to pick up in recent years after many years of stagnation. However, women’s entry point into labour has been mainly through the informal sector or at the bottom pyramid of the formal labour market. Promoting women’s inclusion in the top echelon of the labour market remains a knotty […]

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Redefining our priorities: Food, not tobacco

Nigeria has a population of over 200 million people and is one of the largest producers of tobacco in Africa. However, Nigeria faces significant challenges in achieving food security. With a growing population, there is a need for Nigeria to prioritise food production over tobacco farming. This is because about 40 percent of Nigerians are […]

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