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Chart of the week: Comparing COVID numbers

Testing remains an issue in Nigeria. Last week, the government lifted the ban on interstate travel was expected. Although the number of cases keeps rising - it sat at about 25,694 at the time of making this chart - the government is left with very little choice but to lift the travel ban as it has put a lot of hardship on Nigerians with the rising prices coming at a time of decreasing incomes. However, movement resumed on the same day that there was an attack on a COVID-19 press conference in Kogi, one state where the governor has consistently denied the presence of the coronavirus. The actions and statements of the governors of Kogi and Cross River states, and events such as the FMC Lokoja violence, will provide justification for the rest of the world to keep travel restrictions in place on Nigerians if we have whole states that refuse to take COVID-19 seriously and threaten health personnel demanding for better ...
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Chart of the week: Comparing COVID numbers

Testing remains an issue in Nigeria. Last week, the government ...
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Video: The proliferation of Small Arms in Nigeria Part I

This is the first of a three-part look at the ...
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Rivers of blood: Gang violence in Nigeria’s garden state

Since military rule ended in Nigeria in 1999, gang activities ...
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Chart of the week: The real value of Nigeria’s budget

At various times, Nigeria's budgets have been feted as "the ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria is not testing enough

Around the world, countries are beginning to reopen their economies ...
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Video: 8 May 1945 and Africa

This video is an excursion through the history of the ...
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Chart of the week: Will you return to work?

A forthcoming SBM report examines how the workplace will change ...
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The economics of Nigeria’s kidnap industry

Insecurity in Nigeria has risen sharply in the last few ...
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Chart of the week: The SBM state health preparedness index

A note on the methodology: in the first version of ...
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Chart of the week: Tax v Remittances

With the global economy expected to contract by up to ...
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Victory in Europe, Africa and the current world order

On the 8th of May 1945, Admiral Karl Doenitz signed ...
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Chart of the week: Post-COVID-19 industry risks

Between Thursday, 16 April 2020 and Sunday, 19 April, SBM ...
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Nigeria after COVID-19

Nigeria faces a new bout of economic uncertainty arising from ...
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Chart of the week: Challenges of working from home

SBM Intelligence polled 500 workers mainly in Lagos and Abuja ...
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Video: The new scramble for Africa

The world is undergoing a major geopolitical realignment. In all ...
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Chart of the week: Trouble for the sharing formula

Signs of trouble are brewing as the Federation Account Allocation ...
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COVID-19: Gangs take advantage

Barely two weeks into the lockdown of Lagos and Ogun ...
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The SBM Jollof Index: The black swan glides in

Nigeria experienced a series of events in the leadup to ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve

The data in this chart is accurate as of 3 ...
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Chart of the week: COVID-19 lockdown forces food prices to jump

The SBM Jollof Index for Q1 2020 will be published ...
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Video: How to work from home

As most Nigerian workers are moving from the office to ...
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Constitutional implications of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria

If there were any lingering doubts in the minds of ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s other epidemic

Garba Adamu Toro, the Katukan Bauchi, and district head of ...
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