How to revamp housing in recessed economy, by experts
There is widespread eanxiety as Nigeria has entered another recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. The worst hit by the declining economic trend had been the housing industry, which was nursing injuries from government policies in the last four years.
NBS to conduct new World Bank sponsored business census
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), is set to conduct another round of Business Census in Nigeria, an exercise that was last done 20 years ago due to funding constraints.
Experts harp on importance of statistics in national planning, development
Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Yemi Kale, has charged government at all levels to embrace the practice of evidence-based planning for national development.
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.
‘ERGP will help Nigeria achieve sustainable growth’
Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS), Yemi Kale, has urged Nigerians to be optimistic as the economy continues to show signs of positive recovery.
‘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...