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|The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 4:50pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Ladies and gentlemen, below is a piece written by an anonymous author in an edition of the Guardian. It makes for an interesting and revealing read. Mods, this should be on the front page.
A COUPLE of years ago, I was trying to look for a link between population figures in Nigeria and the monthly allocations from the Federation Account to the states and our local councils. At the time I had just discovered the Federal Ministry of Finance’s website which published the monthly breakdowns in fairly reasonable detail albeit a few months late.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Afam4eva(m): 4:58pm On Oct 29, 2012|
lol NIgeria is one comedy central....it seems whenever a new state is carved out from a state. The old state still retains the same population while the new state steals at least 1.5 million from another country to add to theirs. Naija i hail thee.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Gbawe: 5:08pm On Oct 29, 2012|
The census figures are now six years old and I did shout myself hoarse at the time about what is a truly scandalous set of figures. I do not know how it is possible to have census figures that grow exactly the same over 15 years. How does Lagos for instance continue to maintain its share of the population when the place is a magnet for people migrating from other parts of the country? We can also conclude that, for the numbers to have been so shamelessly and crudely fudged in this manner, there must be a lot riding on them when it comes to the allocation of scarce resources.
Precisely the point I was making on the thread below. The patent wickedness of Nigerian leaders always manifests into callous actions that regresses all our lives.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 5:11pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Men... "Shocking" doesn't even begin to describe this. I intend to carry out my own study, and if this turns out to be true....
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Gbawe: 5:15pm On Oct 29, 2012|
HNosegbe: Men... "Shocking" doesn't even begin to describe this. I intend to carry out my own study, and if this turns out to be true....
My brother, Nigeria is the land of leadership wickedness. The 2006 census was an exercise in wickedness and a deliberate effort to disenfranchise the South and the callous and vengeful OBJ went along with it and delivered the 'seal of approval' to please the allocation-centered greed of the patrons who made him 'king'. Dig thoroughly and what you will discover will be very unpleasant.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by ilugunboy(m): 5:16pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Nigeria is one huge lie...!!
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Kslib(m): 5:24pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Wonderful!! Well,this is Nigeria for you. The only country that can clone real humans when a new state is formed..
The only country that allows criminals to rule normal people.. I know say many countries get criminal leaders,but our own leaders criminality don reach to make devil know say before he became a criminal,Nigerian leaders have won several awards for criminality,be it oscar award,grammy award,headies award,most valuable criminal,oldest criminal,up-coming criminal,revelation of the year criminal,best act criminal,innocent looking but dangerously dangerous criminal of the year award and many more..
News reaching me suggests that when the devil read,heard and analysed Nigerian leaders,and their dubious/carefully engineered ways on fooling the masses,he was short of words,and all he had to say was "I HAVE NEVER BEEN SINCERE DESPITE ALL MY JOURNEYS ACROSS THE WORLD,BUT SINCERELY SPEAKING,WHAT NIGERIAN LEADERS ARE DOING IS NOT FAIR..I EVEN GATHERED THAT HE SCREAMED "HABA"...
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Standing5(m): 7:12pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Everyday, we see buses coming in from the east to Lagos and filled to the brim with human being while they return relatively empty. yet the percentage of Lagos state population isn't growing. We all know those behind it. Combine OP's piece with the Federal Character Principle and you have one of the world's biggest scam.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Standing5(m): 7:25pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Also in the most southern Nigeria cities one can easily notice the rise in no. of new generation of northerners now migrating there. You will find them trading and driving okadas, yet there is no guaranty that these movements will reflect in the next census exercise. don't also forget the Boko Haram effect.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by ektbear: 7:33pm On Oct 29, 2012|
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Gbawe: 7:48pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Standing5: Everyday, we see buses coming in from the east to Lagos and filled to the brim with human being while they return relatively empty. yet the percentage of Lagos state population isn't growing. We all know those behind it. Combine OP's piece with the Federal Character Principle and you have one of the world's biggest scam.
Indeed. I followed the whole census thing fastidiously in 2006. The expectation was high that OBJ would supervise a truthful head-count of Nigerians. Alas, the man could only disappoint and , as always, his actions of gross cheating exemplified a life spent disenfranchising many through unfair, desperate and "do-or-die" antics. If the man is not conducting rigged elections he is supervising bogus population census. The common theme with OBJ's actions was the concept of never letting justice, equity or the 'will of the people' carry the day.
Of course it was preposterous , as an example, for anyone to claim Lagos was less populated than Kano. It was a dastardly plan, coarse and brazen in execution, to perpetuate the unfairness and injustice Nigeria is built on.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 8:04pm On Oct 29, 2012|
I had always known that the census figures of 2006 were rigged; what is so shocking is that the figures handed to us were the EXACT percentage as those of the 1991 census, not for one, or two, or even ten states- but ALL?
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by dayokanu(m): 8:05pm On Oct 29, 2012|
OP cross check your census figures from 1991
Cos I remember in 1991, Lagos was said to be slightly more than Kano, Now in 2006 they said kano was more
So the figures quoted in the original post cant be correct as it had it that Kano was more than Lagos both in 1991 and 2006
I didnt factcheck others
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 8:34pm On Oct 29, 2012|
@ Dayokanu I get your point. I have even tried to verify for myself the accurate 1991 population census figures, and I'm getting conflicting results. Check out the following links:
Site 1. http://www.onlinenigeria.com/population/?blurb=550 (Online Nigeria.com, which corroborates the author's story).
Site 2. http://www.nigerianmuse.com/projects/ElectoralReformProject/?u=Nigeria_Census_1991.html (Nigerian Muse.com, which gives a different set of figures).
For instance, while site 1 gives Lagos' population as 5,725,116 (same as that of the author), site 2 gives 5,685,785 for the SAME 1991 census. The figures for Kano are thus: Site 1- 5,810,470 (same as the author) and site 2- 5,632,040.
It's interesting to note that site 1 (which agrees with the author's figures) names the "Federal Republic of Nigeria" as its source, while site 2 (the one with different figures) doesn't give a source.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by sheyguy: 8:43pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Gbawe:I followed it also and was amazed at how the whole scam population ratio was maintained under OBJ's watch. That singular act alone represents one of his greatest betrayal of the the average southerner.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by gramci: 8:44pm On Oct 29, 2012|
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by AdaNri1(f): 8:52pm On Oct 29, 2012|
over to OBJ and the head of NPC
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by olumide81(m): 9:01pm On Oct 29, 2012|
waitin for dat man who has a contrary opinion
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Abagworo(m): 9:03pm On Oct 29, 2012|
The truth is that Nigeria's population is somewhere between 90 to 100 million with 10% living in Lagos alone. Kano is somewhere between 5 to 7million and the 2nd while Oyo and Kaduna comes next and then Rivers and Anambra. Those are the most populous States in Nigeria. Nigeria's inaccurate population census is not the product of Nigerian government but of the powers that control the UN and the aim is to use us as a looting instrument. I've been involved somehow in a UN organized program where people were asked to inflate the number of HIV figures to be a bit above estimate while the actual recorded number is way below. I asked why they deliberately want to increase our HIV figure and the answer was they wanted more funds.
A credible census in Nigeria could shake the world.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Gbawe: 9:04pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Indeed. Many only expected a truthful and 'correctional' head count of Nigerians from OBJ. We did not want favouritism in the South. We just wanted sincere actions that begin to make Nigeria a more equitable nation. Instead, OBJ embraced injustice and parochial servitude as he has done many times when in a position to truly deliver inspired leadership that may put Nigeria on the path of greatness.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 9:06pm On Oct 29, 2012|
ONE WORD.....REVOLUTION!!!! THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO FREEDOM. NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN ENSLAVED FOR WAY TOO LONG.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by greaterlove(m): 9:13pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Kslib: Wonderful!! Well,this is Nigeria for you. The only country that can clone real humans when a new state is formed..No! The devil did not scream haba! He screamed 'blood of Jesus save me'
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by topelenege(f): 9:15pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Don't you just love investigative journalism. When I feel great using my money to buy the newspaper. Guys like this should be encouraged.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by dayokanu(m): 9:15pm On Oct 29, 2012|
HNosegbe: @ Dayokanu I get your point. I have even tried to verify for myself the accurate 1991 population census figures, and I'm getting conflicting results. Check out the following links:
The site 2 figures are more accurate because I am certain that in 1991 Lagos had a slight edge over Kano in terms of population
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by 2million1(m): 9:19pm On Oct 29, 2012|
I don't stress myself this much any longer, because the more u dig dip, the more u become confuse n they's nothing u can do about it. May God help Nigeria b4 it becomes Greece.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 9:20pm On Oct 29, 2012|
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by Nobody: 9:33pm On Oct 29, 2012|
engineerd: ONE WORD.....REVOLUTION!!!! THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO FREEDOM. NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN ENSLAVED FOR WAY TOO LONG.I prefer Nigeria splitting peacefully instead of revolution. The country as a whole can't get any thing right..All agencies, private organizations and ministries are full of sh*t and deceit. I won't be suprised if a theater arts graduate is the DG of NPC.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by odave: 9:33pm On Oct 29, 2012|
;DNow I got the reason why obj is against creation of more local government in lagos state...chai! Bad belle
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:34pm On Oct 29, 2012|
topelenege: Don't you just love investigative journalism. When I feel great using my money to buy the newspaper. Guys like this should be encouraged.Guys like this should remain unknown lest they be corrupted by the powerful force of Ghana-must-Go. At least we know what Abatti was and what he represented. Now ...
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by GenBuhari(m): 9:37pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Nigerians have to realise that Obasanjo has been deceiving Nigeria ever since he first came to power in his covert military coup in which Muritala Mohammed was assassinated in 1976.
This evil criminal has never told Nigeria the truth on any issue.
I have great admiration for Abacha for being the only leader to throw Obasanjo in jail.
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by TonySpike: 9:40pm On Oct 29, 2012|
Let us not forget the golden rule applied in the formation of forming Nigeria, "The North SHALL be the husband and the South shall be the COVETED WIFE". This is the key to the absurd lies on Nigeria's population figure. Using the right figures equals demystifying the golden rule. The fraud will go on as far as we remain locked up in one nation. In my opinion, I believe the Igbos represent the largest ethnic nationality as far as Southern Nigeria is concerned. I need no soothsayer to tell me that!
|Re: The Scandal Of Census Figures by ochukoccna: 9:48pm On Oct 29, 2012|
It becomes clearer than day with evry ticking second that the Nigerian nation is a lie cobbled together
Recall the great Awo said Nigeria is a geographic expression
How right he was [
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