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  • With a score of 0.802, Namibia ranks 8th globally and 1st in Africa's Gender Gap Index. Rwanda, 2nd in Africa, occupies the 12th position globally, with a score of 0.794. The score ranges from 0 to 1, with 0 denoting a significant gender gap and 1, gender parity.
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    In the past 13 years, Africa's port activity has grown steadily from handling 22.8 million containers in 2010 to 35.8 million in 2022.

    Asia's bustling ports outpaced the world, handling nearly 6 billion containers since 2010, and 561 million in 2022.

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  • Nigeria was the seventh most populous nation in the world in 2020, with 206.1 million people. Projected to reach a population of 401.3 million by 2050, Nigeria will rank third after India (1st) and China (2nd). According to Institut national d'études démographiques' projections, Nigeria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, and Kenya will be among the world’s top 20 most populous countries by 2050.

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    In the past 10 years, Nigeria has received $131 billion in capital imports

    Nigeria's capital importation has been on a decline after it hit a $24 billion peak in 2019. In the past 10 years, it received $131 billion, with the lowest recorded in 2016. Here are the country's capital imports since 2013.

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  • According to information provided by the West African Examinations Council, out of the 1.6 million candidates who took the WASSCE in 2023, 79.8% got at least five credits, including English language and mathematics, representing the highest percentage in the previous five years.
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    The FAAC's revenue distribution from 2017 to August 2023 highlights the dominance of Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, and Bayelsa states in allocations. Despite Lagos' economic prominence, it ranked fifth. Here is the distribution of revenue among states between 2017 and August 2023.

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  • In Q2 2023, Nigeria collected 10% more VAT than in the first quarter, 30% more than in Q2 2022, 53% more than in Q2 2021, and 555% more than 40 quarters ago in Q2 2013. Do you see VAT collections reaching one trillion naira soon?

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  • Over the past ten years, there has been a rising trend of fraud and forgery cases in Nigerian banks. Although there was an 88% increase in reported cases in 2021, there was a 27% decrease in 2022, resulting in a 221% increase in financial losses of ₦9.5 billion.
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  • Nigeria was the seventh most populous nation in the world in 2020, with 206.1 million people. Projected to reach a population of 401.3 million by 2050, Nigeria will rank third after India (1st) and China (2nd). According to Institut national d'études démographiques' projections, Nigeria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, and Kenya will be among the world’s top 20 most populous countries by 2050.

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Over time, Nigerian workers under 50 have increasingly relied on pension savings during unemployment. This graph illustrates the upward trend with some fluctuations in both the total amount withdrawn — ₦26.9 billion in 2022, and the number of approved withdrawals. Individuals who can withdraw 25% of their retirement savings balance are those who disengaged/retired before the age of 50 years in accordance with the terms and conditions of their respective employment and stayed unemployed for at least six months.

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68% of Nigeria's capital imports in Q1 went to three sectors - banking, production, and IT services

Most of Nigeria's capital imports in the first quarter of 2023 were directed toward three sectors. The banking sector got the most investments with $304 million, accounting for 27%, and the production and IT services sectors followed, with 22% and 19%, respectively.

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Lagos and the FCT attracted 98% of Nigeria’s capital imports in Q1 2023

In Q1 2023, eight Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) received $1.13 billion in capital imports. Lagos State secured $705 million (62%) and the FCT attracted $410 million (36%), adding up to 98%.

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In the past 10 years, Nigeria has received $131 billion in capital imports

Nigeria's capital importation has been on a decline after it hit a $24 billion peak in 2019. In the past 10 years, it received $131 billion, with the lowest recorded in 2016. Here are the country's capital imports since 2013.

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President Tinubu was recently elected to take over from President Umaro Embaló of Guinea-Bissau as ECOWAS Chairman, making him the 9th from Nigeria. Since its inception, new chairmen have emerged 36 times, with Nigeria producing the most chairmen. Four countries in the ECOWAS region have collectively produced more than half of the chairmen since the organisation's founding, with each contributing multiple chairmen. Cape Verde is the only member country yet to produce a chairman.

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Despite a 13% year-over-year increase in orders, Jumia recorded a significant loss in Q2 2021. Though not the highest ever recorded, it's a whopping 105% increase from Q1 2021. Here are Jumia's losses and EBITDA for each quarter since 2019.
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According to UNICEF, Nigeria currently has more than 10 million out-of-school children, most of them in the North. On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari said the fear and trauma of abduction are forcing children out of school. Here is the reported number of abducted school children in Nigeria by state since 2014.
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The number of people from sub-Saharan Africa studying in the US was highest in 2020 — 41,697. Here is the trend of sub-Saharan African, West African, and Nigerian students in the US from 2001 to 2020.
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3,930 Nigerians have been issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021, 67% of the total figures for 2020. Between 2015 and 2020, more Nigerians were issued this Permit in 2019. Here is a representation of the number of Nigerians issued the Canadian Study Permit from 2015 to H1 2021.
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Nigeria's population has increased from 45M at independence in 1960 to an estimated 206M as of 2020. Nigeria's GDP recorded its biggest year-on-year increase in 1981. Today, being her independence day, we present Nigeria's GDP and population growth rate since 1960.
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Nigeria's Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared a total of ₦4.19 trillion among 36 states and the FCT in 2020. Lagos State made ₦419 billion in internally generated revenues (IGR) — 32% of the IGR by all states combined.
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