NBS signs MoU with UNICEF on 2030 data for sustainable development agenda
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on sourcing of data for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Nigeria's cash-strapped statistics office can't provide data
Nigeria's current rate of unemployment is unknown because the body responsible for providing such data is broke. The last official unemployment data published by the National Bureau of Statistics was for the third quarter of 2017, with the unemployment rate standing at 18.80 percent, an increase of 2.60 on the figures for Q2 of the…
Non-profit firms boost GDP with $465b, says bureau
The National Bureau of statistics (NBS) at the weekend said non-profit organisations (NPOs) contributed 0.5 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through $465 billion expenditure in 2017. The bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Yemi Kale, who spoke at the 13th anniversary symposium of Lifeline Care Association in Abuja, regretted that the figure…
Negative growth in real sector contradicts government’s GDP numbers
Yemi Kale had, in the report, insisted that the results also came from internationally-approved parameters like tax receipts from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and other administrative protocols.
Firm seeks to demystify structured financing
The statistician general of the federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, has said the harrowing macro-economic realities in Nigeria caused by pre-2017 financial headwinds coupled with the resultant inflation...
‘Insecurity, unemployment, others to decide APC’s fate in 2019’
Members of the organised private sector have explained that insecurity and unemployment might decide the fate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 polls. Other issues include the poor state...
Again, Nigeria’s curious population figures
The incredible population figure that Nigeria’s colonial masters fed the world with more than five decades ago came into sharp focus again recently when the Director-General ...
FG to spend N1.2bn on multiple indicator survey
The Federal Government is to spend about N1.2bn in carrying out a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 5), for purposes of essential data upgrade for national planning, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
Government votes N1.2b for data survey on national planning
The Federal Government has voted N1.2 billion to acquire Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 5) for essential data upgrade on national planning, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.