Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria Bureau of Statistics’

90% of Nigeria’s 10 Million Elderly Persons Live Without Pension Support

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 16, 2019
The National Population Commission (NPC) estimated that in 2015, the estimated elderly population in Nigeria was 9,319,025 and in 2016 and 2017 it increased to 9,622,057 and 9,934,942 respectively. The NPC revealed that the percentage of female elderly stood at 44.21 per cent for the years under review. Going by the number of persons aged […]

Inflation Rises at its Highest Level in 6 Years – NBS

by Breaking Timeson May 16, 2016
Inflation in Nigeria has risen again to its highest level in six years, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has confirmed. The consumer price index, which measure rate of inflation in the economy, rose by 0.9 percent in April to hit its highest in 2016, following effects of electricity rates and fuel prices. “The Headline […]

Forex Scarcity: Electricity Hike Drive Nigeria’s Inflation to 12.8%

by Breaking Timeson April 13, 2016
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation rate of goods and services in the economy, grew to 12.8 per cent March, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said on Tuesday. Inflation was 11.4 per cent in February. The bureau said in its latest CPI report that the new index was a reflection of a […]