Tag: Population

Nigeria’s population has risen to an estimated 206 million says NPC

The National Population Commission (NPC) says there are an estimated 206 million people living in Nigeria.  The Chairman of the Commission, Nasir Kwarra, revealed this while speaking on Tuesday at a press conference on the commencement of the 11th phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in Abuja. Kwarra said[Read More…]

Why Nigeria’s unemployment situation remains ‘frightening’ and could become ‘catastrophic’

Nigeria overtook India as having the largest number of people living in extreme poverty — 87 million — according to the Washington-based Brookings Institution. Then the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported that, “As of Q3 2018, the calculated unemployment rate was 23.1 percent, the underemployment rate was 20.1 percent, and[Read More…]

In February, Nigeria Overtakes India As Country With Most Poor People In The World

Amani Amos with his wife and five children in their one-bedroom flat in Lagos, Nigeria. The country’s population is growing faster than its economy, meaning poverty is likely to increase © AFP   An estimated 47m people, almost equivalent to the population of Colombia, are likely to escape extreme poverty[Read More…]

“Nigeria’s Population To Overtake USA’s By 2050” – UN Says As Anarchy Looms For A Redundant Growth

The United Nations (UN) has predicted that Nigeria’s population will overtake the US population by 2050. The current population of US is over 322 million, while Nigeria has more than 180 million. NAN reports that the agency also listed both nations among nine countries that would account for half of[Read More…]

6,000 People ‘Come Into Lagos Every Day’ – State Gov’t Laments

Babatunde Adejare, Lagos state commissioner for environment, says not less than 6,000 people come into the state on a daily basis. Adejare said this on Sunday at an event organised by the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) to mark 2017 World Environment Day. The theme of this year’s environment day is,[Read More…]

Lagos Governor Ambode Says 123,000 People Migrate From Other States To Lagos Every Day

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says 86 immigrants enter Lagos every minute of the day –the highest in any city in the world – and they have no plan to leave. Going by the statement, Nigeria’s economic capital receives 123,840 visitors on a daily basis. TheCable reports that, speaking[Read More…]

Be Very Nervous (BVN), Nigeria Banking Population By SOS/Sonala Olumhense

Do you operate a bank account in Nigeria?   If you do, it is a safe bet that you have obtained a Bank Verification Number, introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2015 allegedly to make banking simpler in the country.   If you have not, you probably[Read More…]

Simon Kolawole: We Always Fight Over Population Figures, Of What Use Is A Poor Multitude?

This is simply ironic. I was, recently, at the Harvard Kennedy School, United States, for an executive course on “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century”. On the first day of the programme, as dozens of Young Global Leaders mingled to get to know one another, I engaged[Read More…]