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25% Child Mortality

The under-five mortality rate varies by state in Nigeria. Data from the report shows that Ogun State, in Nigeria’s south-west, has the lowest under-five mortality with 30 deaths per 1,000 live births while Kebbi State, in the north-west, has the highest under-five mortality with 252 deaths per 1,000 live births. Next to Kebbi state is Jigawa state with 213 deaths per 1,000 live births. [DATAPHYTE]

42 Percent Respondents

Due to the restrictive measures that followed, many Nigerians stated that they could not access basic food supply during the period of the lockdown. From the survey that preceded the report, 42 percent of respondents who were working before the outbreak of the pandemic had stopped working. Although the poorest households were the worst hit of the employment crises, the wealthy household also had a share. [DATAPHYTE]

52.1% Poverty Rate

National Bureau of Statistics’ recently published Nigerian Living Standards Survey indicates that 40.09 percent of Nigerian are poor. With a staggering population of 205 million people, over 80 million Nigerians live in poverty. Whereas the poverty rate in urban areas is only 18.04 percent, as much as 52.1 percent of rural dwellers are poor. The report also revealed that northern Nigeria had the most poverty headcount rate. [DATAPHYTE]

140 Killed

The past week witnessed several killings in various violent attacks across Nigeria. A PREMIUM TIMES analysis revealed that over 140 people were killed in separate attacks by armed men, with many others injured. Many houses and other properties were also torched in the attacks. [PREMIUM TIMES]

N32.04bn Debt

Togo, Niger, and Benin Republic did not pay their N32.04 billion bills for the electricity Nigeria supplied to them in 2019, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said. According to data from the NERC, the three countries received a total invoice of N32.04 billion for the electricity supplied to them in 2019. [PREMIUM TIMES]


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