Yemi Kale, NBS

Nigeria has not recovered from economic recession – Statistician, Kale

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, has said Nigeria’s economy has not recovered from the 2016 recession. Kale, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics, said the conflicts between farmers and herdsmen had dragged down the Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of 2018. According to a report […]

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South Africa’s economy now in recession

South Africa’s economy – one of Africa’s biggest – is in recession. A 0.7 percent decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year followed a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2016, meeting the definition of a recession as two or more quarters of negative growth, the South African government said […]

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Nigeria Senate Assembly

‘Senate gave measures to follow in putting an end to recession’

The Senate has given the Federal Government guidelines to follow in putting an end to the economic recession facing the country. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, gave the guidelines yesterday in an address to mark the resumption of the lawmakers from a seven-week recess. He lamented that Nigerians were groaning in pains, resulting from the […]

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Nigeria now officially in recession-NBS statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Nigeria released official Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the second quarter of 2016 on Wednesday, confirming that the Nigerian economy is in recession. According to the statistics released, the GDP contracted by 2.06 percent in the second quarter of 2016, following a contraction of 0.36 percent in […]

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