Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

How Bad Is Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate In 2022?

At the beginning of the year, Statista released a report forecasting the unemployment rate in Nigeria for 2022. The report estimated the unemployment rate in the year at nearly 33%, a 0.5 increase from the previous year at 32.5%. This data has been recycled in other reports on unemployment in Nigeria even though the recent […]Read More

Why The UK Plans To Cut Import Taxes On Goods

The UK’s Department for International Trade has revealed plans to cut taxes by around 99% of goods imported from some African countries in a new trading scheme. The Developing Countries Trading Scheme, implemented in January 2023, would focus on boosting trade links between the UK and lower-income nations across the globe. The Department for International […]Read More

Fact Check: Was Last Month The Hottest July In History?

On July 13, 2022, the temperature in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), its highest in 40 years. The heatwave and fires reportedly damaged the country’s grain crop, reducing crop harvest to about 1.4million metric tons instead of the predicted 1.8 million metric tons. Large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and […]Read More

Profiling All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu

With over 29 years of experience decorating his political career, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, popularly known as Jagaban, would be lifting the All Progressives Congress’ flag to contend for the presidential seat in the coming elections. Bola Tinubu was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to the illustrious Tinubu Family. He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, […]Read More

Paxlovid: Is Africa Ready For The New Phase Of Covid-19

In November 2021, a mid-to-late stage study showed that an antiviral medication was nearly 90% effective in preventing hospitalisations and deaths in adults at high risk of severe illness. By December, the Paxlovid was cleared for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in America and… You must be registered to […]Read More

World Bank To Loan The Gambia $68m To Revive Tourism

The Gambia has recently signed a deal with the World Bank to loan up to $68 million that would be used to revive the country’s tourism sector. The grant would promote diversification and climate resilience of tourism and help protect the Atlantic coastline of The Gambia, a country of about 2.1 million inhabitants surrounded by […]Read More

Ghana To Begin Talks With IMF As Inflation Rates Reach

Last week, hundreds took to the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra, to protest the country’s spiralling inflation and other economic woes. Perhaps the two-day protest influenced the government’s decision to reconsider its previous stand on seeking financial aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The West African country’s cabinet supported the decision at a meeting […]Read More

Why Is Toyota Recalling Its BZ4X Electric SUVs?

If you are driving Toyota’s newest electric model SUV, the automobile company is asking customers to return the car over issues with the wheel that could make it detach while driving. The world’s largest automaker by sales submitted the recall of 2,700 bZ4X models to Japan’s transportation ministry to enable them to work on the […]Read More

How Interested Is Africa In The Global Biodiversity Plan?

According to science-based findings, an estimated one million species are at risk of extinction by 2030 if the world continues to ignore the need to reserve areas for conservation. The United Nations is asking countries to designate 30% of their land and sea areas for conservation by 2030, adding that this biodiversity program tagged the […]Read More

Can Climate Change Be Blamed For The Recent Rise In

Experts have warned that climate change and insecurity, especially in vulnerable countries in Africa and Asia, are exacerbating illegal immigration to Europe through very dangerous routes. Between January and May this year, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as FRONTEX recorded the arrival of some 86,000 illegal migrants, 82% higher than in […]Read More