The unemployment time bomb

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, recently revealed that the nation’s unemployment rate may reach 33.5 per cent in 2020. The minister who disclosed this in Abuja at a workshop on “Breaking the Resilience of High unemployment rate in the country” described the nation’s unemployment rate as ‘alarming.’ Latest figures from the […]

Minimum wage: Consultation moves to Council of State Tuesday

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Economic Council (NEC) has resolved to take consultation on the new N30,000 minimum wage being demanded by the organised labour to the Council of State, meeting on Tuesday, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige has revealed. This is even as governors have insisted that payment of the new minimum […]

Nigeria to become 14th best global economy by 2050 – TETfund

The Executive Secretary of the fund, Dr Abdullahi Baffa-Bichi said this during an interactive session with members of the Buhari Support Political Group, “One 2 Tell 10’’, on Wednesday in Kano. According to him, indices of growth and development are manifesting following the sound and excellent economic policy introduced by the administration of President Muhammadu […]

Naira falls against dollar despite CBN’s intervention

The Naira on Friday suffered marginal loss against the dollar at the parallel market in spite of CBN’s intervention at the foreign exchange market. The Naira lost one point to exchange at N366, weaker than N365 traded on Thursday, while the pound sterling and the Euro closed at N468 and N412, respectively. At the Bureau […]

External reserve drops by $50m as .as Naira rises to N383/$

By Babajide Komolafe The nation’s external reserve on Monday dropped by $50 million, the first time in six weeks. Since March 28th, the external reserve has been on the upward trend rising from $30.3 billion to $30.983 billion Friday last week. Data posted by the CBN on its website show that the rising trend was […]

60 Entrants make Longlist for 1 Million Naira Recession Essay Prize

60 Entrants make Longlist for 1 Million Naira Recession Essay Prize Lagos-based international Graduate School, CIAPS (The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies) has announced a the first set of results for its 2016 Public Interest Essay Competition aimed at studying the Nigerian Recession and finding solutions to it. According to a statement on […]

Presidency says economy coming out of recession

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to the review of the economy by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), saying the report indicated that the economy was coming out of recession. “There are now indications that the Nigerian economy is well on its way out of recession considering the 2016 overall and last quarter Gross Domestic […]

Naira further regains strength at N425 to a dollar in parallel market

The naira continued to regain strength and appreciate in value in the parallel market on Tuesday as it was sold for N425 to a dollar.However, it was N450 to a dollar at the close of transactions on Monday. A survey carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday at the Bureau De […]

As the Dollar Sells for N500…

As the Dollar Sells for N500… An objective evaluation and analysis of Nigeria’s economic collapse points directly to President Muhammadu Buhari and his unprecedented inaction and monumental blunder in failing to appoint his ministers and form a government until 6 months after he was sworn into office. Furthermore, the delay in having a budget passed […]

Press Release: Nigerian Recession: Centre announces Essay Prize for Solutions Nigerian Recession

Nigerian Recession: Centre announces Essay Prize for Solutions Nigerian Recession Lagos-based international Graduate School, CIAPS (The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies) has announced a Public Interest Essay Competition aimed at studying the Nigerian Recession and finding solutions to it. The competition themed “Nigerian Recession: Diagnosis & Prognosis” which has a total of one […]

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