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    API – AFRIHERITAGE Collaborate on Dissemination of Nigeria Social Cohesion Survey 2019

    The African Polling Institute (API) in collaboration with African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) held the South-east leg of their dissemination event on the 5th of November 2019. The African Heritage Institution hosted the event. African Polling Institute (API) is an independent opinion research think-tank that conducts opinion polls, surveys, social research and evaluation studies at the intersection of democracy, governance, economic conditions and public life. Their main objective is to conduct and disseminate credible opinion research data to support better decisions, public policy, practice and advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa. The South-east phase of the public presentation and dissemination of The Nigeria Social Cohesion Survey 2019 was aimed at measuring the degree of social cohesion in Nigeria, using five components of social cohesion identified in the literature-identity, trust, patriotism, self-worth & future expectations, and equity & social justice. The dissemination event which was convened by the Executive Director of API, Dr Bells Ihua, was well attended by representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), media personnel and private individuals. Dr Ihua explained the findings of the survey and its implications for national unity while also drawing a direct link between a non-cohesive society and increased social vices and conflicts due to perceived exclusion, marginalization and disconnection from the social contract. A copy of the presentation made at the event can be found on http://bit.ly/2PpTQdp

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    AfriHeritage Tweet Chat Series: Pioneering Policy Advocacy Through Social Media

    One of the most popular definitions of the social media is that it is a collection of communication channels and platforms dedicated to conveying, sharing and exchange of ideas between and among a community of, sometimes, pre-determined persons/parties. The social media is a product of technological revolution of the...

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    Internet & Society: AfriHeritage Blogs for Development

    The African Heritage Institution is devoted to promoting economic growth and development in Nigeria and Africa through economic & social research, capacity building, effective knowledge management and sustained policy advocacy, for evidence-based policy making. In tandem with this objective, the AfriHeritage blog provides frequent updates on articles featuring economic...

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    Budget: N1.15tn deficit recorded in seven months

    Between January and July this year, the Federal Government recorded a fiscal deficit of N1.15tn in its operations, figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria have revealed. The 2019 budget which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari had capital expenditure of N2.09tn, recurrent expenditure of N4.05tn, statutory transfers...

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    Nigerians kick as FG raises VAT to 7%

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday approved a 2 per cent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 7 per cent from 5 percent.  It also approved the 2020 budget of N10.07 trillion and the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper...

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    Nigeria: Economic Statistics and News Brief (October 15-19, 2018)

    1.1 Inflation Data from National Bureau of statistics show that Nigeria’s annual inflation rate rose to 11.28% in September of 2018 from 11.23% recorded in August, the highest inflation rate since May when it was roughly 11.6%. The Bureau stated that the 0.05% increase is mainly attributable to the...

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    Nigeria: Economic Statistics and News Brief (September 10-14, 2018)

    1.4 International Oil Prices All oil prices seem to follow the same pattern, as they remained approximately the same throughout the week.  However, as it has been for months now, WTI oil price is slightly lower, and Bonny light is slightly higher than the rest. Please click the link...

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    Nigeria: Economic Statistics and News Brief (August 20-24, 2018)

    1.1 Inflation Average Inflation (CPI) for July 2018 is 11.14%, which is a steady reduction from 11.23% in June 2018, 11.61% in May 2018, and 15.13% in January 2018. It is worth noting that Nigeria Inflation Rate slowed to a record 2-Year Low in July 2018. Please click the...

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    Nigeria: Economic Statistics and News Brief (July 30 – August 3, 2018)

    APC’s query to Saraki an afterthought, says Senator Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim, has described as an afterthought and an academic exercise, the query purported to have been issued to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, by the leadership of the...

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    Nigeria: Economic Statistics and News Brief (July 23 – 27, 2018)

    1.4 International Oil Prices All oil prices seem to follow the same pattern, as they remained approximately the same throughout the week.  However, as it has been for months now, WTI oil price is much lower than the rest. Please click the link below to read more. AfriHeritage News...