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Can Information Communication Technology Unlock Tax Revenue Mobilization in Sub Saharan Africa

This study examines the effect of ICT on tax revenue mobilisation in 23 sub-Saharan African countries between 2000 and 2020. To address our objectives, it utilises a feasible generalised least squares approach that accounts for both heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation challenges. Particularly, six measures of ICT (import of ICT goods, export of ICT goods, ICT trade, […]

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Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): New Evidence on Foreign aid and the “Bundling” of Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa

With the global sustainable development goals, it has become imperative for developing countries, especially sub-Saharan African countries, to think inward on ways to increase domestically mobilized revenue. The recovery of the global economy within the last few years has increased foreign assistance inflow into African countries. However, the direction of its impact on domestic mobilized […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 29)

The Federal Government (FG) have announced plans to increase oil reserves by 40 billion barrels by the year 2030 with aim of dominating the West African oil and gas market.¹ Following this, oil production capacity is intended to rise to three million barrels per day. The Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr. […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 26)

Crude oil price increased to the highest since 2019 while external reserve decreased in the week under review. The price of Nigeria’s bonny light increased by 3.5 percent to an average of $76.4 per barrel in the week under review.3 Despite the increase, external reserve fell by $246.9 million to an average of $33.59 billion. […]

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COVID-19 and the Shrinking Fiscal Space for Education in Nigeria

The immediate costs of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on education in Nigeria are evident. With school closures that have persisted for ten weeks, students – especially the most vulnerable, are missing out on learning. The government and individual schools are adapting by switching mediums and delivering learning through digital platforms. However, the stark digital divide (in […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 8)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that the GDP growth rate in Q42019 is 2.55% which is relatively higher than Q32019 GDP growth rate at 2.28% and remains the highest quarter on quarter growth since the 2016 recession1. This cumulates to an annual growth rate of 2.27% for 2019. Furthermore, the aggregate GDP […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 41)

Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) increased by 15.78 percent in the first half of 2019 relative to the second half of 2018. IGR increased from ₦596.91 to ₦691.11 billion in the review period.1 Income tax (62.45 percent) was the major source of revenue for the states. […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 29)

Latest report from NBS shows that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated ₦39.06 billion in 20181 as against ₦35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017- representing a growth of 9.3%. Whereas the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) generated the highest revenue of ₦20.4 billion, the ECOWAS/African affairs revenue section recorded […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 11)

Nigeria’s aviation sector witnessed substantial improvements in 2018 in both air passenger traffic and cargo movements. Figures from the Federal Airport Authorities of Nigeria show that the number of passengers through Nigerian airports stood at 15.2 million in 20181, about 13.4 percent increase from the 13.4 million passengers in 20172. The total cargo movement stood […]

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Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

In most business schools and development economics classes around the world, Nigeria is used as a textbook case of “resource curse”. With more than USD 1 trillion earned from oil revenue since inception, the country is still ranked high in major underdevelopment indicators such as poverty, infant and maternal mortality among others. A comparative analysis […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 46)

Recent media reports reveal that Nigeria spent an alarming amount of N5.75 billion daily to service debts – summing up to a total of N1.07 trillion for the first half (six months) of 2018, paid as interest on money borrowed from local and international sources. This implies that about 51% of the projected N2.1 trillion […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 44)

At N4,401.91 billion or 7.7 per cent of GDP, gross federally collected revenue for the first half of 2018 was 33.7 percent below the proportionate budget estimates but 47.1 percent above the level recorded in corresponding period of 2017.1 The difference in revenue, relative to the proportionate budget estimates, was driven by shortfalls in both […]

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