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Nigerians buy cooking gas at average price of N928 per kg – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the average price of 5kg of cooking gas increased from N4,610.48 recorded in March to N4,642.27 in April.

This is contained in the Bureau’s “Cooking Gas Price Watch’’ for April 2023 released on Thursday in Abuja.

The report said the April 2023 price represented a 0.69 per cent increase, compared to what was obtained in March 2023.

It said on a year-on-year basis, the increase was 22.15 per cent from N3, 800.47 recorded in April 2022.

On state profile analysis, the report showed that Kwara recorded the highest average price of N5, 000.00 for 5kg cooking gas, followed by Abuja at N4, 965.15, and Kaduna at N4, 960.80.

It said on the other hand, Rivers recorded the lowest price at N4, 250.00, followed by Enugu and Anambra at N4, 252.51 and N4, 256.14 respectively.

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Analysis by zone showed that the North-Central recorded the highest average retail price of N4, 893.67, followed by the North-West at N4, 693.76.

“The South-East recorded the lowest average retail price at N4, 461.65,” the NBS said.

The report said the average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg cooking gas rose by 0.59 per cent on a month-on-month basis from N10, 262.56 in March 2023 to N10, 323.33 in April 2023.

“On a year-on-year basis, this rose by 26.44 per cent from N8, 164.37 recorded in April 2022 to N10, 323.33 in April 2023.”

State profile analysis showed that Jigawa recorded the highest average retail price of N11, 312.50 for 12.5kg cooking gas, followed by Cross River at N10, 907.15 and Akwa Ibom at N10, 900.00.

On the other hand, the report showed that the lowest average price for 12.5kg of cooking gas was recorded in Ebonyi at N9, 600.25, followed by Yobe and Gombe with N9, 800.00 and N9,801.47, respectively.

Analysis by zone showed that the South-South recorded the highest average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg cooking gas at N10,595.96, followed by the North-West at N10,409.16.

The report said the North-East recorded the lowest price at N9,921.94.

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Similarly, the average retail price per litre of kerosene rose to N1,160.67 in April 2023 on a month-on-month basis, showing an increase of 1.59 per cent, compared to N1,142.46 recorded in March 2023.

According to its National Kerosene Price Watch for April 2023, on a year-on-year basis, the average retail price per litre of kerosene rose by 96.79 per cent from N589.82 in April 2022.

On state profile analysis, the report showed the highest average price per litre of kerosene in April 2023 was recorded in Adamawa at N1,600.00, followed by Abuja at N1,382.10 and Bauchi at N1,320.50.

“On the other hand, the lowest price was recorded in Jigawa at N925.25, followed by Kaduna at N950.50 and Edo at N965.85.”

The NBS said the analysis further showed that the North-East recorded the highest average retail price per litre of Kerosene at N1,273.53, followed by the South-East at N1,265.71.

It said the North-West recorded the lowest average retail price per litre of kerosene at N1, 014.19.

The report said the average retail price per gallon of Kerosene paid by consumers in April 2023 was N4, 166.94, indicating a 1.50 per cent increase from N4, 105.25 recorded in March 2023.

“On a year-on-year basis, the average price per gallon of kerosene increased by 95.03 per cent from N2, 136.52 recorded in April 2022.

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Breaking: Nigeria’s inflation rises to 33.2%, says NBS

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Breaking: Nigeria’s inflation rises to 33.2%, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the nation’s inflation rate rose to 33.2 per cent for the month of March 2024.

This represents a 1.5 per cent increase over 32.7 per cent recorded in February 2024.

The NBS disclosed this in a new report released on Monday.

It explained that the rise was primarily due to higher costs of food, beverages, energy, and housing. Compared to February 2024, the inflation rate in March increased at a slower pace, with food inflation reaching 40.01% year-on-year.

NBS attributed the spike in food prices to the rising costs of items like garri, millet, yam tubers, and others. On a month-on-month basis, food inflation slightly decreased to 3.62% in March 2024.

Urban inflation also increased to 35.18% year-on-year in March 2024, while rural inflation stood at 31.45%.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile agricultural products and energy, was 25.90% year-on-year in March 2024.

Overall, the rising cost of living in Nigeria is evident in the significant increase in inflation rates across different categories.

It is crucial for policymakers to address these challenges to alleviate the financial burden on the population.

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The Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has confirmed the data released by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), indicating a consecutive decline in Nigeria’s oil production for the second month in a row.

According to NUPRC reports, crude drilling operations in March saw a notable decrease, with production dropping from 1.42 million barrels per day (bpd) in January to 1.23 million bpd in March, marking a significant loss of approximately 2.8 million barrels over the month.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, acknowledged the declining trend, attributing it to issues on the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) and maintenance activities by oil companies in Nigeria during the period.

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However, beyond crude oil, condensate production, which typically falls outside OPEC’s quota calculation, also experienced a decline in March, further exacerbating Nigeria’s overall production slump.

Despite efforts to address the situation and restore production levels, challenges such as oil theft and dwindling investments continue to hinder Nigeria’s ability to meet its OPEC quota consistently.

The repercussions of Nigeria’s reduced production are compounded by surging global oil prices, fueled by escalating geopolitical tensions, notably the looming threat of conflict between Israel and Iran.

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Ore extols ex-NURTW President Yasin’s virtues at 68

Acting President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Aliyu Issa Ore, has described the former president of the union, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin, as a trade unionist per excellence with worthy administrative experience.
He stated this in his goodwill message on the 68th birthday of Alhaji Yasin
Ore, a former chairman of the Kwara State council of the union, said the achievements he recorded while in Kwara were as a result of quality advice and guidance from Yasin.
Ore explained that Yasin’s tenure as president of the union witnessed tremendous development and growth of the NURTW.
“His tenure as president of the union recorded first-class growth.
“He took the union to the global stage. For the first time, our union became a strong member of International Transport Federation (ITF).
“Apart from getting international recognition, he also built zonal council offices for all the zones. Before he came in, our zonal councils usually operated from rented apartment but his administration acquired land and built befitting zonal offices for all our zonal councils.
“Again, Alhaji Yasin ensured that the national headquarters of the union assisted many state councils to build their own councils secretariat. Through his guidance, most state councils now operate from their own state councils.”
He recalled the peace enjoyed by members of the union under Yasin, saying this ensured that the body had perfect transition arrangements devoid of thuggery and shedding of blood.
“Before he came into office, our election or change of leadership was usually bloody. But he put a system in place that put an end to thuggery and other violence in the union,” he said.
Ore also said Yasin’s tenure boosted the education of members and workers by ensuring that the union secured partnership with National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) which enabled members to acquire university education.
“Members of staff also enjoyed opportunities to go for training and workshops to boost their knowledge,” Ore stated.
He prayed that Almighty Allah would continue to preserve him to witness more years in good health.

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