Nigeria, Sept. 15 -- Nigeria's annual inflation rate rose to 25.80 per cent in August from 24.08 per cent in the previous month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday.

The statistics office said the August headline inflation rate shows an increase of 1.72 per cent points when compared to the July headline inflation rate.

The NBS said on a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 5.27 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in August 2022, which was 20.52 per cent.

"This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in August 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., August 2022)," it said.

According to the report, the food inflation rate in August qu...