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13 Killed

The stay-at-home order has however resulted in a barrage of sundry violence attacks across the country in which security operatives, who are engaged to protect citizens, are fingered in most of the cases. While NCDC has reported six deaths caused by COVID-19, the Nigerian security operatives have killed 13 people enforcing the lockdown directives of the government. [DATAPHYTE]

₦37.7bn Worth

In a recent DATAPHYTE analysis, about ₦37.7bn worth of frivolous spend were identified. This sum can be channelled into several needs emerging with the pandemic. [DATAPHYTE]

2020 Budget

DATAPHYTE analysis shows that at least ₦37.7bn could have been saved from the 284 items that appear to be of frivolous nature, lopsided or insensitive due to the global COVID 19 situation. Broken down, a whooping ₦11.3bn is to be spent on the purchase of vehicles. [DATAPHYTE]

188 Lassa death

The ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has claimed 188 lives since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Thursday. The health agency said in its weekly report that the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 19 in week 13, to 12. [PREMIUM TIMES]

N37.7B Frivolous Items

An analysis shows at least N37.7bn could have been saved from the 284 items that appear frivolous, lopsided or insensitive in 2020 Budget. Over 89 percent of this lumpsum has been allocated to the first five items alone. Broken down, a whooping N11.3bn is to be spent on the purchase of vehicles. [DATAPHYTE]

100m Nigerians

The odd jobbers are among over 100 million Nigerians who live below N700 per day and survive on their daily sales. The daily wagers may find it impossible to survive within this period as their savings will obviously be exhausted before long. If there is a saving to fall back on. [DATAPHYTE]

76% Employment

Beyond the impacts on the formal sector of the country and the possible threats to employment in the private sector, the pandemic is predicted to have detrimental impacts on the informal sector that accounts for 65% of Nigeria’s GDP and about 76% of employment in the country. [DATAPHYTE]


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