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Manufacturers, traders, transporters driving Nigeria’s growth -NBS data

THE Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday showed...

Nigeria’s GDP grows by 5% as businesses return to pre-COVID levels

By Harrison Edeh & Arinze Nwafor ...Experts say Nigeria needs long-term growth, plans to reduce poverty NIGERIA’S Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.01 per cent...

Nigeria’s July inflation drops marginally, but the economy isn’t getting better

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigeria’s inflation has dropped to 17.38 per cent on a year-on-year basis, representing a marginal...
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Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’s gold medal drought continues years after Sydney 2000

NIGERIA currently sits in 68th place in the medals table of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with 2 medals and none of them is gold,...

Lagos micro businesses in the grip of ‘area boys’

AT the heart of Bolade in Oshodi market on May 26, an area boy in a yellow apron with thick black stripes stopped to...

Top Nigerian universities charge lower tuition than other varsities in Africa

STUDENTS of the  public universities in Nigeria pay lower amounts for tuition when compared to those in other  African universities. From a total of 45...
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Money for the boys: How ‘agberos’ pocket billions of Lagos transport revenue

IN Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital,  agberos fleece the state of billions of naira in transport taxes collected from drivers of commercial buses, tricycles and...

Ogbe proposes ‘Future Ministry’ to combat Nigeria’s tumbling economy, insecurity

NIGERIA’s former Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe has suggested that the country should create a new 'Ministry of the Future' to deal with youth...

Lawmakers hike presidential campaign finance by 1,400%

LAWMAKERS in Nigeria have raised the limits on campaign finance for politicians running for public office, hiking funding for the presidential category by 1,400...
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Money for the boys: How ‘agberos’ pocket billions of Lagos transport revenue

IN Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital,  agberos fleece the state...

Nigeria has highest suicide rate in Africa, sixth globally

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that Nigeria...