65% of the total revenue of the 36 states and the FCT in 2019 came from FAAC while the remaining 35% came from IGR of the states. From the IGR, over 60% came from the formal sector (PAYE) while 20% came from the informal sector (Other Taxes and Direct Assessment).
The oil price crash was the result of a severe decline in international oil demand thanks to the spread of the novel coronavirus, made infinitely worse by an ensuing oil price war between the leading OPEC+ members of Saudi Arabia and Russia.
The consumer price index, (CPI) increased by 12.34% (year-on-year) in April 2020. This is 8bps higher than the rate recorded in March 2020 (12.26%). This is the eighth consecutive month of increase since August 2019 (11.02%) and the highest level since April 2018 (12.48%).
By Ruchir Agarwal and Signe Krogstrup, IMF Blog / Image Credit: IMF Many central banks reduced policy interest rates to zero during the global financial crisis to boost growth. Ten years later, interest rates …
5 Key things you should know about the poverty situation in Nigeria based on the Nigerian Living Standards Survey.
On 4th May, the first phase of the gradual ease started and residents of Lagos state and Abuja were able to go out to their places of work again. As an independent economic research group, we also set out to observe how the citizens went about their economic activities, how they conveyed themselves, the cost associated with the movement as well as the activities of the transport unions in enforcing social distancing.
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, countries have resorted to restricting movements, closing their borders as well as closing down the domestic economy (with the exception of essential services being …
At the tail end of the last quarter, the Nigerian government closed its land borders, banning all international flights and restricting interstate movement and consequently announcing a total lockdown in …
This article explains the trouble that lies ahead of FAAC going forward by first graphically explaining the relationship between oil prices and total monthly allocation, then examining the trend in monthly revenue sharing since 2017, compare with other months and years, as well as forecast what will happen going forward given the global pandemic as well as the price war which have led to share decline in the price of crude oil in the international market.
With the Coronavirus outbreak having its toll on business and economic activities, recently released trade figures as well as policies not having their desired effects, we believe that there will be an unexpected naira devaluation in 2020. This is why we explained our reasons in this article.