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The UN has announced that the world’s population is projected to reach eight billion on Nov. 15. The information is in a statement released on Monday in New York by the UN to mark the 2022 World Population Day (WPD). The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WPD was established by the Governing Council of the UN Development Programme in 1989. It is an annual event observed on July 11 to raise awareness of global...

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By Handel Patrick, (Staff Reporter) AWKA — The National Population Commission, NPC, says One Thousand Two Hundred and Forty-Nine personnel have been selected to conduct a trial census for the 2023 population and housing census. The trial census will hold in the months of June and July 2022. The National Commissioner of the Commission representing Anambra State, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke disclosed this in an advocacy visit/ town hall meeting with stakeholders of Awka-Etiti and Nnobi...

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A southwest group, the Yoruba Global Alliance, has described the proposed population census across the country as a misplaced priority, citing the prevailing challenges of insecurity in the country. The Federal Government had on Thursday in Abuja revealed plans to hold the national population census in April 2023. This is the first time such an exercise will be held in 17 years. The government had planned to conduct the exercise in 2021 but it was...

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ABUJA — Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Revised National Policy on Population for Sustainable Development and stressed the need for urgent measures to address Nigeria’s high fertility rate through expanding access to modern contraceptive methods and the promotion of birth spacing across the country. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said President Buhari also inaugurated the National Council on Population Management (NCPM), which he...

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ABUJA — The Director-General, National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), Dr. Emem Omokaro has called for continuous collaboration with Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to achieve national growth through the production of data on older persons. Omokaro said that the Centre was established by the NSCC Act, 2017, of the National Assembly, as a focal agency to identify the needs of senior citizens and to cater for them. She made the remark during a courtesy visit...

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ABUJA — The Director-General, National Boundary Commission, (NBC) Mr. Adamu Adaji has said single borderlines between Katsina/Jigawa, Katsina/Kaduna and Katsina/Kano States have been established. NBC’s Director-General disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina at a joint meeting of officials of Katsina, Zamfara and Kano over interstate boundary demarcation. Adaji said the meeting on the Katsina/Kano interstate boundary resulted in an agreed single line boundary between both states. According to him, the meeting on the Katsina/Zamfara boundary...

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One point two (1.2) million Nigerians have so far registered into the National Identity Database and have issued them with the National Identification Number (NIN) in Bauchi. Recall that on May 4, the federal government approved the extension of the deadline for the NIN exercise to June 30. The extension, the federal government said the postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by stakeholders for an extension until June 30 in order...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   As the results of the 2020 U.S. national census become known, the American media is digesting the finding that the country’s population is no longer growing. The May 23 Sunday New York Times lead article “above the fold” highlighted how new a stagnant or declining birthrate and immigration is for the United States. The United States is joining Europe and East Asia, where a demographic decline and collapse of birth rates...

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