31 December 2021
Bloomberg
Nigeria Naira Plunges to Record Low, Falling for 9 th Straight Year
Nigeria’s currency plunged to a record in the spot market on Friday, narrowing the gap with the rate that investors and exporters pay for the naira…

BluePrint
Nigerians still groan into 2022 despite govt’s efforts
Indeed, there are no signs that the wanton killings across the country will abate soon given the total number of citizens, others murdered by non-state actors in the last 12 months…

BusinessDay
How rising insecurity affected the economy in 2021
Nigerians cheered when new service chiefs were appointed in the first month of 2021 to fight the rising insecurity but the situation escalated during the year with a surge in kidnapping, loss of lives, properties and huge economic costs…

ThisDay
At 55 Years, Every Lagos Resident Would’ve Spent Over Six Years in Traffic
Every Lagos resident would have spent over six years in traffic by the time they clock 55 years, a new report by the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited, has indicated…

30 December 2021
Guardian Nigeria
How rhetoric despoiled Nigerian economy in 2021
In spite of the disruption of the world economy by the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020, the Nigerian economy exited recession in the second quarter of 2020. However, Nigeria’s GDP grew by 0.51 per cent in the first quarter of 2021. But Nigeria’s inflation rate slowed for the first time since 2019 in April 2021. But this brought no substantial relief to consumers who still had to contend with high prices…

27 December 2021
TV360
964 security operatives killed by insurgents in one year
A security report released on Thursday by a research firm, SB Morgen Intelligence has revealed that no fewer than 964 security operatives, comprising of 322 policemen and 642 soldiers, were killed by insurgents and bandits in Nigeria in the last one year…

25 December 2021
The Nation
What a bloody year!
The neck, fed to the armed bandit’s machete or the terrorist’s bullet was one of the most frightful imagery of Nigeria in 2021. It depicted the innate, outward torment of compatriots caught in the swirl of local terror and its spluttering sadism…

24 December 2021
BusinessDay
Christmas meal rises most in 10yrs on surging food prices
Food on the Christmas menu will cost Nigerians an average of 50 percent more this year, the biggest annual increase in a decade African biggest economy has seen, BusinessDay’s market food price analysis shows…

23 December 2021
African Business
Nigerian Startup Bill to unlock tech sector potential
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari looks set to hand the country’s vibrant tech ecosystem an olive branch, following years of fraught relations with the sector. The startup bill is expected to be signed into law next year as it awaits a vote by Nigerian parliament, The National Assembly, after winning cabinet approval…

22 December 2021
The Cable
Restraining the illegal circulation of firearms
The proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALWs), occasioned by illegal and porous national borders and a booming business of gun-running, are the main factors fueling Nigeria’s security challenges, giving rise to criminal activities across the country…

21 December 2021
BusinessDay
Six themes that shaped the economy in 2021
There were bright spots for Nigeria in 2021 as the economy recovered from the COVID-induced disruptions of 2020. But there were also some low points that did Africa’s biggest economy more harm than good…

The Economy in 10 charts
The Nigerian economy recorded some major events that shaped the out-going year. Here are 10 charts that shaped 2021…

Why 2021 was difficult for consumers
The year 2021 has been a tough year for consumers in Africa’s biggest economy, despite the government easing the lockdown measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus last year…

Nairametrics
Why INEC is requesting ₦305 billion for 2023 general elections
Nigeria’s electoral regulatory body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented a budget of ₦305 billion to the National Assembly, for the 2023 general elections…

20 December 2021
Daily Post
We wail and president Buhari mourns
Nigeria’s security has deteriorated to a catastrophic dimension. Whether you are in the West, North or South, there is a general climate of insecurity and sadly, there is abysmal absence of political leadership at every level…

FIJ
3 Days After IGP’s Warning to Senior Officers, Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen in Anambra
Gunmen have killed two policemen at the Idemili-Obosi Interchange on the Onitsha-Owerri Road, Anambra State, during an attack on the police checkpoint on Saturday…

19 December 2021
TVC
Journalists Hangout | Outrage As Nigeria Loses 964 Security Agents In One Year
Nigeria has lost no fewer than 964 security agents, including 322 policemen and 642 soldiers, in attacks with insurgents and bandits within the last one year, according to a report by SB Morgen, SBM, Intelligence…

18 December 2021
ICIR Nigeria
Customs impounds container loaded with guns at Lagos port
Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) attached to the Tin Can Island Command in Lagos, on Friday, intercepted a container loaded with arms and ammunition during a routine check…

Nairametrics
SBM forecasts 2.5% growth rate for Nigeria in full year 2022
Given the recent growth the Nigerian economy has experienced, it is expected that the growth would fully outperform the World Bank’s GDP growth forecast of 1.8% in 2021, to 2.5% in full-year, 2022…

17 December 2021
BBC Hausa
Rahoton SB Morgen: ‘Jami’an tsaro 985 aka kashe a Najeriya cikin shekara ɗaya’
Wani rahoto da wata cibiyar tattara bayanan sirri ta SB Morgen Intelligence ta wallafa ta ce an kashe jami’an tsaro a Najeriya da suka kai 966 a shekara guda. Cibiyar ta saki rahoton ne a ranar Alhamis, bayan tattara bayanan sirrin da ta yi na hare-hare da aka kai wa jami’an tsaro daga watan Oktoban 2020 zuwa Satumbar 2021…

CNBC Africa
Nigeria to grow by 2.5% in 2022
SBM Intelligence expects a strong GDP growth in Nigeria in 2022, due to several factors…

FIJ
Names of Casualties, Locations… Deadly Attacks on Police Formations in 2021
The Nigeria Police Force experienced a series of attacks leading to the death of personnel and loss of ammunition in recent times…

Guardian Nigeria
Nigeria at war, SBM report reveals
A damning report on the carnage of bloodletting across the country this year was, yesterday, released by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence, which stated that at least 964 officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Nigerian military were killed in combatant attacks in 2021…

The Paris club refund and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami was berated by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) over plans to deduct about $418 million from the federal account to pay private contractors and firms allegedly owed by the 36 states and local governments over the Paris Club refund.⁣..

Legit
Killing of 322 Police, 642 Soldiers, Indicate We Are In Very Difficult Circumstances, Northern Elders Lament  
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed deep worry over the high rate of insecurity in the country. NEF says Nigerians are facing very difficult circumstances with the spate of violence in the country…

Reliefweb
The Year Ahead 2022: Wiggling out of the rubble
Emerging from the dark depths of shutdowns, lay-offs, lock-downs and isolation in 2020, 2021 was supposed to be the year of hope – of some kind. It did its best iteration, with some uncomfortable caveats…

ThisDay
SB Morgen Predicts Victory for PDP in Ekiti Guber Election, APC in Osun
SB Morgen Intelligence, a geopolitical research firm, has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the governorship election in Ekiti state fixed for June 18, 2022…

Vanguard
Outrage as Nigeria loses 964 security agents in one year
Nigeria has lost no fewer than 964 security agents, including 322 policemen and 642 soldiers, in attacks with insurgents and bandits within the last one year, according to a report by SB Morgen, SBM, Intelligence…

16 December 2021
The Cable
322 police officers, 642 soldiers — how security operatives were killed in one year
In what appears to be a festival of bloodletting, at least 964 officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Nigerian military were killed in combatant attacks within one year, according to a report by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence…

Premium Times
Libyans brace for election amidst uncertainty
As Libyans plan to go to polls on December 24, doubts abound as to what the outcome of the elections will be owing to the volatility of the state. Two elections will be held at about the same time; the presidential and parliamentary elections…

Punch
3,071 IPOB, Boko Haram members, 985 security agents killed in 12 months
At least 3,071 non-state actors including Boko Haram fighters and members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra have been killed in the last 12 months, an Africa-focused research firm, SBM Intel, has said…

Vanguard
CAN to FG: Be ruthless with bandits, terrorists, others
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged the Federal Government to be ruthless against bandits, terrorists, and other violent groups in order to displace them from their the country…

Killing of 322 police, 642 soldiers: We’re in very difficult circumstances – Northern Elders
The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, says Nigerians are facing “very difficult” circumstances with the spate violence in the country…

15 December 2021
Bloomberg
Nigerian Inflation at 12-Month Low Eases Pressure on Rates
Nigerian inflation slowed to a 12-month low in November, easing pressure on the central bank to increase borrowing costs as the spread of the omicron variant may crimp economic growth…

BusinessDay
Telecoms to unlock new opportunities for unbanked Nigerians
Beyond telecom’s contribution to Nigeria\u2019s economy, SBMIntel, one of Nigeria’s leading geopolitical intelligence platforms says the sector has seen a meteoric rise and now stands well-positioned to unlock new opportunities to drive financial inclusion…

13 December 2021
Nairametrics
Telecoms better positioned to push financial services to the unbanked
The growth of Nigeria’s telecoms industry from a mere 1.5% contribution to Nigeria’s GDP in 2001 to 17% of GDP in 2021 has primed it as the best tool to push financial inclusion over the finish line…

11 December 2021
TRT World
Africa Matters: Securing the Sahel
This week, our focus is Africa’s Sahel region, where attacks by armed groups have killed thousands of people and displaced millions of others…

10 December 2021
Al Jazeera
Jailbreak epidemic hits Nigeria’s overcrowded prisons
Last month, gunmen stormed a medium-security prison in Jos, central Nigeria, for the second time this year, managing to free more than 250 inmates. It was just the latest occurrence in a spate of jailbreaks that has been unravelling in Africa’s most populous country since 2010.

Bitcoin Magazine
Nigerian Minister Calls for Fair Bitcoin Regulation
A Nigerian minister is calling for friendly Bitcoin regulation that would promote innovation and allow citizens to plug into the network’s opportunities rather than suppress usage of the possibilities enabled by the technology…

9 December 2021
Dataphyte
Action Group on Free Civic Space Launches Two Reports on Digital Authoritarianism
Two separate reports by the Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS) have revealed how the Nigerian government has overtime used the excuse of fighting terrorism to further encroach on civic space in the country…

3 December 2021
Notadeepdive
Nigeria’s terminal Japa wave
“From my immediate University clique, another person is leaving Nigeria for America at the end of this month, with her family of three.”…

2 December 2021
African Business
Biafran separatists’ sit-at-home protests impact local economy
Since August, James Dickson, a security equipment fixer who works across five states in southeastern Nigeria, has been limited to working just three times a week…

The Africa Report
Nigeria: Climate change is driving the cost of jollof rice
As Christmas and end of the year festivities roll in, Nigerians are starting to fear that they may be unable to afford a pot of their favourite meal – jollof rice…

The Sun
Nigerians must address sad reality of arms proliferation – Stakeholders
Stakeholders at a one-day town hall meeting on small arms and light weapons proliferation in Nigeria have harped on the need for Nigerians to take deliberate steps to urgently address the sad reality of arms proliferation in the country to avoid it snowballing into a war situation…