ringroad2

Articles

Nigeria population now 198m people, says NPoPC DG

Nigeria population now 198m people, says NPoPC DG

Abuja – Dr Ghaji Bello, Director General of National Population Commission (NPoPC) on Wednesday said the Commission would use electronic enumeration method to determine the actual population of Nigeria.

Bello said that Nigeria presently has an estimated population of about 198 million people, adding that the commission was determined to conduct a reliable and accurate census in the near future.

The Director General spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja ahead of the World Population Day on Thursday.

He called on the Federal Government to support the commission to conduct a comprehensive and reliable census to ascertain the country’s actual population.

“We arrived at the estimated 198 million after elimination of all the variables like mortality rates,” he said.

According to him, the commission will capture people’s fingerprints in the coming census using machines programmed to reject any double counting.

The Director General noted that another round of census was long overdue, 10 years after the last exercise was conducted in the country.

Bello who expressed confidence in the capacity of the commission to conduct accurate census, called on government to make it realisable.

NAN reports that the 2019 World Population Day would be marked in Abuja on Thursday....

Read more

Benin – A male patient has committed suicide at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), the hospital spokesman, Mr Joshua Uwaila,...
The Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Political and Community Matters, Chief Osaro Idah, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki has...
The waiting game is on. Nigerians since May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second in office have been...
BENIN CITY – The Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dikko Umaru Radda, has commended Edo...
BENIN CITY – In furtherance of Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s focus on skills development, the management of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has...
BENIN CITY – A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr. Charles Idahosa, has warned against attempts...
BENIN CITY – The Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) has cleared six commissioner-nominees whose names were recently sent to the House...
Lagos – Ex- international, Felix Owolabi, has urged Nigerians not to rebuke the Super Eagles following Sunday’s loss to the Desert Foxes...
Two men, Olabisi Olaniawo, 35 and Busayo Adeshope, 27, have landed in serious trouble after they allegedly took a 13-year old girl...
Osogbo – Fans and football lovers in Osun were heartbroken after Algeria edged out Nigeria for a final place at the...

goedogeh