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There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by edunwablog: 5:53am On Jul 10
Contrary to speculations by most international organisations that Nigeria’s population is 200 million, the National Population Commission (NPC) has said the country’s population is 198 million.

NPC Director General, Dr. Ghaji Ismaila Bello, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, to mark the 2019 World Population Day entitled: ‘25 years of ICPD: Accelerating the Promise, ‘ maintained that the country needs another census to ascertain the country’s actual population.

He said: “As at today, we are about 198 million. Three months ago, UNFPA brought out a figure of 201 million and we were asked to comment on that. For us, the difference between the UNFDP figure and ours is a function of assumptions. In the absence of accurate census, you have to use model and projection in order to arrive at a figure that you are projecting. There is no major fundamental difference per se between 201 and 198 million. Granted that 3 million can be the size of most countries, but when you are talking of very huge figure the margin of zero is small.

“It is imperative that Nigeria should undertake another census in the light of the recommendation of the UN for census to be taken every ten years and bearing in mind that the last census was undertaken in 2006 and we ought to have taken another census in 2016.

But, NPC’s acting National Chairman, Yusuf Anka, noted that the country still lags behind in meeting the ‘Cairo Plan’s, which gives women greater control over their lives, promote economic equality and opportunity, and stressed that the plan should be implemented.

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/07/therere-198m-nigerians-npc.html

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Racoon(m): 6:11am On Jul 10
What difference does this make for goodness sake?
Meanwhile, how did the NPC arrived @ this figure when the last national census was done in 2006? What are the demographics? Guess this rash is not to pacify the populace because of the alleged cattle/animal census the FG is proposing to start doing?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by TooMuchStuff: 6:13am On Jul 10
Let's have their religion data too.

Let's know how poverty-stricken region 'feed the nation' according to Elrufai

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by ForeThinker: 6:41am On Jul 10
Do something about them naa ... majority of them need jux Basic amenities
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Kendumazy(m): 6:41am On Jul 10
OK
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by nony43(m): 6:41am On Jul 10
Who count am?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by ritababe(f): 6:41am On Jul 10
we are more than 200 mil

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by NotComplaining: 6:42am On Jul 10
If we add all the unborn children of pregnant choir girls we should be looking at a population of 120 million, pastors have been busy this season. cool

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Flyingngel(m): 6:42am On Jul 10
How do they knw?
When last did they conduct CENSUS?
Before you knw 70% of the people will be frm the Northern region.

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by shamsin6300(m): 6:42am On Jul 10
Wat difference does it make?
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Miracle4Sure: 6:43am On Jul 10
Hmm
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Gten(m): 6:44am On Jul 10
Government of assumptions, census means nothing to the present FG. It would take alot of convincing for them to know the use.
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Pavore9: 6:44am On Jul 10
And still increasing........
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by theenchanter: 6:45am On Jul 10
Lol, when was census conducted? The last census was catastrophic with governors coming up with pop figures.

A country of 198m with 30m voters when egypt with half our population had 27m voters...

Who's fooling who?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Nobody: 6:45am On Jul 10
We are not up to 120m. Na north dey conjure figures .

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by semyman: 6:46am On Jul 10
What is the difference?
Be serious for once

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by lonelydora: 6:46am On Jul 10
When did they conduct census last?

With all the children these baby mama''s are giving birth to? Oga NPC, we are more than 200 million people.
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by israelmao(m): 6:46am On Jul 10
NPC is not lying but it is simply not telling the truth.

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Centcanada: 6:46am On Jul 10
Mumu body! 198 and 200 what's the diffence?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by JubrinElSudan: 6:47am On Jul 10
Both are estimates. NPC claiming that number, did it conduct a census to arrive at it?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Upton: 6:49am On Jul 10
NPC sha. When they didn't conduct census. Even the last census wasn't accurate.

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Blisplendor12(f): 6:50am On Jul 10
So what's the difference,
Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by SoNature(m): 6:51am On Jul 10
Yeye country that doesn't know its population

Nigeria is like a father who doesn’t know the number of children it has

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by cooldipo(m): 6:51am On Jul 10
Guesstimate �




For all your powerbank needs including repairs. Holla at me

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Rule4God(m): 6:51am On Jul 10
Question to NPC,
1. Was this after subtracting the dead since 2014 till date or still included?

2. We need full data or details by states

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by aolawale025: 6:51am On Jul 10
What's wrong with having a proper census

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by ebuk4real(m): 6:52am On Jul 10
grin grin

Bunch of jokers everywhere..

When Odimegwu, the then NPC chairman, wanted to use satellite to conduct a detailed census so we all know our true headcount, wasn't it the north that protested it because they had something to hide, while GEJ gave in to their demand because of 2015 elections and sacked him?

Why do We like deceiving ourselves and thinking we are deceiving others? Nigeria is just a JOKE!!!

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by xeeco: 6:52am On Jul 10
What difference does that make? We are not interested in the demography but interested in the values that the demography can add to the economy. A situation where by 69% of 198million Nigerians are below poverty line should attracts state of emergency on our economy. If 69% is below poverty then it means that 20% added are poor( those we assume ok) 6% are rich then 4% are super rich. God save "Nigeria from having rich resources but living in poverty syndrome"

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Sammy07(m): 6:53am On Jul 10
And How can they prove that.

Rubbish country.
Imagine?

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Re: There’re 198m Nigerians –NPC by Seenyo: 6:53am On Jul 10
and what is the damn difference between six and half a dozen?.... bunch of numbskulls!

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