Safe From Boko Haram But At Risk Of Sexual Abuse

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http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/03/500221012/safe-from-boko-haram-but-at-risk-of-sexual-abuse


Boko Haram survivors raped by police, soldiers in ‘safe’ camps

Excerpts of news mention on Global News Newspaper:

A July survey carried out by Nigerian research organization NOI Polls found that seven per cent of IDP camp occupants said they knew someone who had been sexually abused, with camp officials held responsible for two-thirds of the incidents.A July survey carried out by Nigerian research organization NOI Polls found that seven per cent of IDP camp occupants said they knew someone who had been sexually abused, with camp officials held responsible for two-thirds of the incidents.

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https://globalnews.ca/news/3044652/boko-haram-survivors-raped-by-police-soldiers-in-safe-camps/


How to survive recession in 2017 —Experts

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Nigeria’s economy formally entered into recession in the second quarter of 2016, beginning from the month of May. It marked a time when the general decline in economic activities characterized majorly by fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for two quarters consecutively, was officially recognized.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/survive-recession-2017-experts/


How 44,000 ATM deficit hinders Nigeria’s cashless policy

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According to the NIBSS data, banks have deployed a total of 16,660 ATMs against the required number of 60,000 units of the banking and payment facility pegged by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) thereby leaving a shortfall of 43,340.

The NIBSS industry review up to the end of first quarter of 2016, further showed that while the country’s recorded total number of ATMs in March 2016 stood at 16,660, the total number of active cards was 41.89million while volume and value of ATM transactions for January and March, 2016, stood at N0.12billion and N1.07trillion respectively.

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https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2017/01/04/44000-atm-deficit-hinders-nigerias-cashless-policy/


Nigeria’s misery index and a possible second term for the President

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Inflation, unemployment and underemployment are three “evils” that no economy wants to tackle simultaneously. Sadly for Nigeria, the country has to deal with the three issues simultaneously. The three indicators, when summed up make up the broader definition of the misery index. This is because each of them has a negative impact on the well being of the average person.

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https://www.businessdayonline.com/nigerias-misery-index-possible-second-term-president/


How Boko Haram Sex Slaves Turn Sex Workers In Europe

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A survey taken last September by NOI Polls, a Nigerian research group, indicated that almost 90 percent of people displaced by Boko Haram in the northeast of the country do not have enough to eat. The survey discovered that many women are trading sex for food and the freedom to move in and out of IDP camps.

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https://www.360nobs.com/2017/02/how-boko-haram-sex-slaves-turn-sex-workers-in-europe/


Unemployment, poverty top reasons for rise in kidnapping

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

Poll results from NOI polls indicates that unemployment and poverty are the two major reasons there is a steady rise in cases of kidnap in the country. Apart from these major causes, greed was also mentioned by 15 percent of respondents who took the polling organisations survey as another major reason why people choose kidnapping as their source of revenue.

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http://www.businessdayonline.com/unemployment-poverty-top-reasons-rise-kidnapping-noi-polls/


Nigeria: Rape of Minors - Tackling a Growing Menace

Excerpts of news mention on allafrica Newspaper:

The increasing rate of reported rape cases against minors in Nigeria is becoming alarming to the extent that not even toddlers are spared.

Rape is now a recurring decimal in our society, with recent statistics leaving many wondering if there will ever be an end to the menace.

Rape is defined as sexual assault, usually involving intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent.

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http://allafrica.com/stories/201702030366.html


How drugs, alcohol, sex are killing Nigeria’s youths

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In the past few days, the discussions around the deadly effects of alcohol, narcotics, drug use and abuse have been at fever pitch, due to the death of promising youths especially in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Most recent of such fatal occurrence is the death of Tagbo, who passed away as he was celebrating his birthday; this triggered a series of arguments about the negative effects of alcohol abuse.  Following the trend in the society;   increased marijuana consumption or growing cases of alcohol abuse, substance abuse among teenagers and young adults poses a serious challenge to our society. In fact, poll results released by NOI Polls Limited revealed that almost 9 in 10 Nigerians (90 per cent) believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/drugs-alcohol-sex-killing-nigerias-youths/


Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

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The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for analysis.

A 2013 report by NOI Polls showed that 30 percent of Nigerians know someone who has been raped, with most of the assaults going unreported due to stigma and a lack of confidence in the justice system.

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https://www.voanews.com/a/nigeria-dna-lab-rape-victims/4077551.html


PMI Reading No 54: A Pause for Breath

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Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, is a little weaker in September at 58.1, compared with the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-54--A-Pause-for-Breath/36580


PMI Reading No 55: Higher and Higher

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Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, surged in October to 64.8 from the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria-Economy/PMI-Reading-No-55--Higher-and-Higher/37045


Exploring renewable energy resources: The way out of epileptic power supply

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When the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) was established in 1950, its mandate was to integrate electricity power development and make it effective for the teeming population of the country. An era when there would be uninterrupted supply of power was indeed envisaged.

But several years down the line, the obverse has become the case. There has been widespread power generation and distribution crisis. Terms such as erratic power supply, epileptic power supply, power blackout and power outage have come to be commonly associated with the power sector.

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https://www.thecable.ng/exploring-renewable-energy-resources-way-epileptic-power-supply


Need for national coalition against rape

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/need-national-coalition-rape/


Resident doctors reject government offer, commence nationwide strike

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While the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike lingers, another industrial action has hit Nigeria as resident doctors have commenced a nationwide indefinite strike. According to Vanguard, the doctors resolved to proceed on the strike after a meeting of its national leadership that ended in the early hours of Monday.

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https://www.naija.ng/1123548-resident-doctors-reject-government-offer-commence-nationwide-strike.html#1123548


Industry counts losses from Nigeria economic slump

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Unfavourable foreign exchange rates, bad roads,unavailability of fuel, limited access to credit, policy inconsistency,lack of Infrastructure, unstable power supply and weak demand.
These have been cited as the top challenges facing the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
This is according to findings presented by NOIPolls, the polling firm, and Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), a non-profit think-tank.

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http://cajnewsafrica.com/2017/09/13/industry-counts-losses-from-nigeria-economic-slump/


PMI Reading No 55: Higher and Higher

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, surged in October to 64.8 from the previous month’s 58.5. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is a data release at the start of the calendar month in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), the larger emerging markets such as China and a few other frontiers. It is based upon the responses of manufacturers to set questions on core variables in their businesses. 

PMIs are forward-looking indicators of sentiment in all economies, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. To reinforce the point, the latest national accounts cover the second quarter (April-June) and the latest PMI the first month of the fourth.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/NIGERIA%20ECONOMY/PMI-Reading-No-55--Higher-and-Higher/37045


PROJECTS SUPPORT LIGHTING UP OF AFRICA

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The rhetoric about electrifying Africa is finally being actioned into tangible and achievable goals. In West Africa, where some 180 million people do not have access to electricity, an abundance of natural resources is driving a somewhat large portfolio of renewable energy projects.

The clean energy wave rippling across West Africa is underscored by reinvigorated interest from the African Development Bank, or AfDB, and the Africa Progress Panel, or APP, in ensuring the continent addresses its energy crisis, for crisis it is.

Take Nigeria for example. A recent survey by NOIPolls revealed that 61 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country spend Nigerian Naira500-1000 (US1.4-2.8 cents) daily on fuel, with as much as 85 percent of micro and small businesses reliant on generators for power. Ghana, in 2015, experienced 159 days without power. Ghanaians call it Dumsor, translating into “off and on,” which typifies the persistent, irregular and unpredictable power outages experienced.

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http://www.breakbulk.com/projects-support-lighting-up-of-africa/


Our people send patients abroad for organ harvesting ignorantly

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In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, speaks about the challenges in the health sector

The Federal Government is considering barring doctors in the public sector from having private practice because the 1999 Constitution does not allow anyone to do private practice apart from farming. What is the NMA’s position on this?

The NMA will support every action that will improve the health system. We will go against any doctor that is using the government’s hours to do his business and I am sure that other professions, whether in the health sector or in any other areas, should do the same. You cannot rob Paul to pay Peter. So, give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

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http://punchng.com/our-people-send-patients-abroad-for-organ-harvesting-ignorantly-nma-president/


NOIPolls puts Nigeria’s Q’4, 2017 personal well-being index stood at 64.3-points

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The NOIPolls has put Nigeria’s Q4, 2017, Personal Well-Being Index (PWBI) at 64.3-points from 64.1-points obtained in Q3, 2017.

In its report obtained by The Daily,www.thedaily-ng.com, yesterday, it disclosed that the Personal Well-Being Index measures the satisfaction of Nigerians with respect to various aspects of lives.

It disclosed that there are seven components that make up the PWBI and they all experienced an increase except the Economic Index and the Personal Standard of Living Index which both experienced a decline when compared to the results obtained in Q3, 2017.

‘’Though the nation’s economy got out of recession in Q2, 2017 and also grew in Q3, 2017[1], Nigerians are yet to feel the impact of this growth in terms of their personal economy and standard of living as these were the only indicators that experienced a decline in Q4, 2017 amongst all the components that make up the PWBI.

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http://www.thedaily-ng.com/noipolls-puts-nigerias-q4-2017-personal-well-index-stood-64-3-points/


INEC and 2019 general elections

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It will be one year to the proposed 2019 general election on Friday, February 16, 2018. The Independent National Electoral Commission has been put on the spot recently. Many news media are interrogating the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration. In fact, this newspaper’s sister publication, Saturday PUNCH, of February 10, had a screaming headline on its front page: “Voter registration: Shortage of manpower, faulty equipment mar exercise”. Earlier, NOI Polls on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 published a report of its opinion survey on the commission’s CVR. Apart from that issue, INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, last Thursday, hosted the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. During the courtesy visit, the INEC chairman solicited the support of the EFCC in addressing vote-buying and monitoring of political parties’ campaign funds. Furthermore, the National Assembly last Tuesday passed the Electoral Act 2010 amendment where it reordered the sequence of elections as against the way INEC had earlier arranged it.

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https://punchng.com/inec-and-2019-general-elections/


Over 50% of Nigerians endorse creation of state police--NOIPolls

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The proposed creation of state police has reportedly garnered the support and approval of over 61 percent of Nigerians, according to survey  by NOIPolls.
The  survey stated that the proposal got surprising boost shortly after it received the blessings of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state Governors.

NOIPolls stated “the survey revealed that a larger proportion of Nigerians 61 percent pledged their support for the creation of state police.
“The clamour for State Police in Nigeria surprisingly got a boost on Thursday February 8th 2018, when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo publicly backed the call for the decentralisation of the Nigerian Police during a National Security Summit organised by the Nigerian Senate in Abuja.”

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http://trendsandpolitics.blogspot.com.ng/2018/02/over-50-of-nigerians-endorse-creation.html


President's approval rating drops to 40%, unpopular in southeast

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The latest nationwide score, which covers January 2018, represents a 5-point decline from his 45% approval rating in December 2018.

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http://www.pulse.ng/news/politics/buharis-approval-rating-drops-to-40-unpopular-in-southeast-id8016633.html


Female Genital Mutilation: Stakeholders Advocate Improved Policy, Sensitization

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

Unlike other harmful practices that have been abolished overtime due to civilization, it is surprising that  in Africa, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is being practiced among certain communities in 29 countries, with Nigeria, Sudan, Mali and Ghana, labelled as practicing the worst type of FGM. ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH writes. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) otherwise known as female circumcision, which is the partial or complete removal of the external part of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, is a tradition whose origins could be difficult to trace as it is practiced all over the African continent. According to the United Nation Population Fund, (UNPF), an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today are believed to have been subjected to FGM and those who have experienced FGM live predominately in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States. In Africa, FGM is practiced among certain communities in 29 countries namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. While there have been widespread interventions aimed at reducing and changing the perception of the world about FGM, yet, the practice still lingers. According to a United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, in the sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Mali and Ghana have been labelled as practicing the worst type of FGM and the reasons given by those who practice it ranging from culture, religion to superstition. In Nigeria, latest public opinion poll results released by the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls (NOIPolls), have revealed that although 87 percent of Nigerians expressed knowledge of FGM, 64 percent of this proportion confirmed that FGM is not prevalent in their locality while 36 percent disclosed that there are various degrees of prevalence within their communities; with high level of prevalence across Ondo, Kwara, Enugu, Delta, Adamawa, Ebonyi, Cross-River, Anambra and Niger states.


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https://leadership.ng/2018/02/22/female-genital-mutilation-stakeholders-advocate-improved-policy-sensitization/


LGBT History Month: Whither Nigeria?

Excerpts of news mention on washingtonblade Newspaper:

In the words of famous American television personality and drag queen, RuPaul, “A queen who does not know her ‘her-story’ is destined to repeat it.” This goes without saying that history forgotten will be lost in time.

This piece is inspired by LGBT History Month, which is currently being celebrated this month in the U.K., and the need to recover lost queer history and culture in Nigeria and Africa.

Global Dimension notes that LGBT History Month aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This celebration began in the U.S. and was first observed in 1994. Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history. Other teachers and community leaders selected October because public schools were in session and existing traditions, such as National Coming Out Day, occur that month. The month also coincided with the dates of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights 1979 and the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987.

In the U.K., LGBT History Month is celebrated in February, and first took place in 2005 after Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which prohibited local authorities from disseminating materials that “promoted homosexuality” in schools was abolished in 2003. Countries such as England, Scotland, Greenland, Brazil and Hungary also celebrate LGBT History Month. And in Berlin, it is celebrated as Queer History Month in the month of February. Australia is the most recent country to join the list of now 26 countries that support LGBT equality and diversity, following the legalization of same-sex marriage on Dec. 7, 2017.

But the question begs to be asked: Whither Nigeria? Is there any hope that Nigeria will one day join the list of countries that support equality and diversity? Is there any hope that one day Nigeria will begin to appreciate the rich diversity of its citizens? Is there any hope that one day, Nigeria, like the other countries, will celebrate a LGBT History Month? Or is it a tall dream; a long walk to freedom?

A 2017 survey by NOI Polls, a Nigeria-based online survey platform, compared attitudes towards LGBT people in Nigeria against a previous 2015 poll. It found a seven percent increase in acceptance of LGBT people, and a nine percent rise to 39 percent of those surveyed, who think that LGBT people should be allowed equal access to public services such as healthcare, education and housing. The poll also showed a four percent increase to 90 percent of Nigerians who support the criminalization of same-sex relationships, and no change in the proportion of Nigerians (90 percent) who believe that the country would be a better place with no LGBT people.

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http://www.washingtonblade.com/2018/02/22/lgbt-history-month-whither-nigeria/


Interrogating Clamour For State Police

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

The crave for state police has suddenly gained currency in the country, with the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism tacitly endorsing the proposal.

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https://leadership.ng/2018/03/01/interrogating-clamour-state-police/


PMI Reading No 59: Stable and Positive

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose marginally in February from 54.6 to 54.7. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

The index is found in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, and a few other frontiers. It is based upon manufacturers’ responses to set questions on core variables in their businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.                                                                                                               

PMIs are forward-looking indicators of sentiment, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. To rephrase this point, the latest national accounts cover the fourth quarter (October-December) and the latest PMI the second month of the first quarter of 2018.

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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-59--Stable-and-Positive-/38681


Fuel Scarcity, Higher Prices Linger Despite $5.8bn Spend On Supply

Excerpts of news mention on Independent Newspaper:

Nigerians are worried that despite huge spending on fuel importation by the emerging sole importer, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), product scarcity and higher prices still linger, with the resultant continued impoverishment of the citizens.

When NNPC, last week, told Nigerians that it has imported 9.8 million metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) worth $5.8 billion to combat the fuel crisis that resurfaced since late last year, not many Nigerians understood the logic behind the spend that has not wholly nipped the scarcity of the product hitherto.

Despite the claim by the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Maikanti Baru, that the era of scarcity is gone, however, the scarcity, which reared its ugly heads since last December has refused to subside despite the continuous importation of the product by the corporation and the clampdown on marketers suspected to be hoarding fuel for profiteering motive.

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https://independent.ng/fuel-scarcity-higher-prices-linger-despite-5-8bn-spend-supply/


Drugs And Substance Abuse Among Youths

Excerpts of news mention on Leadership Newspaper Newspaper:

The key findings from drugs and substance poll conducted in July 1, 2013 by NOI Polls Limited is that the rise in drug and substance abuses in the country anchor strongly on poverty and unemployment.

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https://leadership.ng/2018/03/29/drugs-and-substance-abuse-among-youths/


Addressing Nigeria’s Low Life Expectancy

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The May 2016 life expectancy data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that Nigeria, again, has one of the lowest life ratios in Africa and in the world; with 55 years for females and 54 years for males, standing at the 177th position globally, just above eight other countries of the world. On the average, the life expectancy ratio is 54.5 for the country.

Also, NOI Polls, a country-specific polling service in the West African region, said Nigeria’s life expectancy at birth as at 2015 stands at 53 for males and 56 for females.
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https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/04/05/addressing-nigerias-low-life-expectancy/


Senate initiates 2 bills to fight drug abuse

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SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has disclosed that the Senate has developed two draft bills for legislation to tackle the menace, just as he said that this was an outcome of the roundtable put in place by him in December last year in Kano on the rising drug abuse in the country. *Results from the latest NOI Poll showed that 9 in 10 Nigerians believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.It has also emerged true from this poll that the most abused substance in Nigeria is marijuana.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/senate-initiates-2-bills-fight-drug-abuse/


How illnesses reduce life expectancy of Nigerians

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HEALTH experts have said millions of  Nigerians are not   living for long or  living well as a result of a combination of factors ranging from high burden of illnesses, illiteracy, corruption and poverty, among others. Nigerian youths The experts who expressed worry over the low  life expectancy ratio in Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular, however said life expectancy in the continent could be improved through  availability of top-quality and affordable healthcare. An endocrinologist and diabetes expert, Dr. John Ahukannah, identified   high unemployment rate, ill health, poverty, deaths from preventable causes, illiteracy, high corruption, among others, as top factors  responsible for   low life expectancy ratio in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

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https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/illnesses-reduce-life-expectancy-nigerians/


Don says Igbo behind drug abuse in the North

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A University Don, Malam Bala Mohammed, has accused the Igbo as responsible for drug abuse prevalent among youths in the North. *Results from the latest NOI Poll showed that 9 in 10 Nigerians believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old.It has also emerged true from this poll that the most abused substance in Nigeria is marijuana. Malam Mohammed, a lecturer with the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano said that available statistics points to at these “unscrupulous Igbo drug dealers as brain behind the scourge”.

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PMI Reading No 60: Strong, and Broad-based

Excerpts of news mention on ProShare Nigeria Newspaper:

Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose strongly in March from 54.7 to 59.4. Our partner, NOI Polls, has gathered and compiled the data. 

 

The index is found in developed markets (such as the ISM’s in the US), larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, and a few other frontiers. It is based upon manufacturers’ responses to set questions on core variables in their businesses. In our case, it is not seasonally adjusted.  
 
PMIs are forward-looking indicators ofsentiment, and have the proven capacity to move financial markets in developed economies. Whereas the latest national accounts cover the fourth quarter (October-December), the latest PMI captures the third month of the first quarter of 2018. 
Our manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the first in Nigeria, rose strongly in March from 54.7 to 59.4.
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https://www.proshareng.com/news/Nigeria%20Economy/PMI-Reading-No-60--Strong--and-Broad-based/39236


Medical tourism ‘ll decrease when there is trust – Elenwoke

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The health sector in Nigeria has been plagued with brain drain for decades and remains a cause of worry to many. Dr. Nnamdi Elenwoke, a Nigeria Neurosurgeon currently practising at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque, Spain, in this interview with AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI speaks on the development; medical tourism and other sundry matters.

Brain drain in health sector
Indeed, brain drain is a legitimate concern for any country. Naturally, humans tend to move to better places to fulfill their needs or desires. This has always been the case throughout history.

An interesting research by NOI polls published in August 2017, indicated that Nigeria has about 72,000 medical doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, with only approximately 35,000 practising in Nigeria.

Also, about 20,000 medical doctors are currently working outside the country. It is also important to note that patients also emigrate as well.

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https://www.blueprint.ng/medical-tourism-ll-decrease-trust-elenwoke/


Why Nigerians are still despondent about life expectancy

Excerpts of news mention on Tribune Newspaper:

Even though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected a continuous rise in the average life expectancy in many countries and a slow increase in the life expectancy index at birth for Nigeria, more Nigerians do not think they would live up to old age in the coming years, if the released result of the 2015 NOIPolls is anything to go by.

Nigeria, according to 2015 WHO report on life expectancy, is currently ranked 216 in the world, and about 16th in Africa with a life expectancy index of 54.7 years.

Whereas, 37 years ago, the average life expectancy in Nigeria was 44.74 years, putting the country at 58th position in the world and 21st in AfricaHowever, only about 35 per cent of responders to the NOIPolls survey question: “Do you think Nigerians live long to old age in recent times?” recorded an optimistic “Yes”, while 65 per cent of the responders did not think most Nigerians live up to old age.

“The reason for the WHO projection of a slow increase in life expectancy for Nigeria,” Dr John Ahukannah, the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Abia State, said, “was ascribable to the expanded access to anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, which had adversely affected life in Nigeria and Africa in the 80s and the 90s”.

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http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/why-nigerians-are-still-despondent-about-life-expectancy/


Data visualisation or Data narration? Data in Radio Stories

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http://schoolofdata.org/2016/01/18/data-visualisation-or-data-narration/


Air Ambulance Service Partners Commercial Airline in Nigeria

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http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/air-ambulance-service-partners-commercial-airline-in-nigeria/226178/


Banks untapped market high as EFInA survey indicates 64.1% unbanked

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

NOI Polls conducted a  recent survey on behalf of Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) on Access to Financial Services in Nigeria the result of the survey was made public citing the challenges of the Access to Financial Services. To get more information on the recommendations made by stakeholders please click the link below:

 

 

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http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/banking-a-finance/48220-banks-untapped-market-high-as-efina-survey-indicates-641-unbanked


Oil Subsidy Scam: How I arrived at $32bn figure – Saraki

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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/05/oil-subsidy-scam-how-i-arrived-at-32bn-figure-saraki/


Nigerian Australian

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Australian#cite_note-5


Mobile Money Firms seek Nigeria's riches

Excerpts of news mention on Business Day Newspaper:

The revenue potential in Nigeria is huge: only 38 percent of the country’s 160 million people use a formal bank account, according to a 2010 poll by Gallup and NOI-Polls, a Nigerian opinion research firm. 

 

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http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/28682/2012/07/02/mobile_money_firms_seek_nigerias_riches.html


Presidency describes alleged polls by APC as amateur

Excerpts of news mention on Daily Trust Newspaper:

In a statement in Abuja, the Special Adviser Media to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, described as suspicious, the parameters and variables used in the said polling. Dr. Abati observed that the APC does not even have a candidate now and wondered whether the polling without a candidate could be valid. He advised the APC to secure the services of professional polling agencies such as the NOI polls, which showed that President Jonathan secured a sixty-one per cent job performance rating.

In a statement in Abuja, the Special Adviser Media to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, described as suspicious, the parameters and variables used in the said polling. Dr. Abati observed that the APC does not even have a candidate now and wondered whether the polling without a candidate could be valid. He advised the APC to secure the services of professional polling agencies such as the NOI polls, which showed that President Jonathan secured a sixty-one per cent job performance rating.

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http://ww2.radionigeria.gov.ng/frnews-detail.php?ID=8469