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Aisha Buhari Seeks Enforcement Of Law On r*pe To Protect Women, Children


The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has urged government at all levels to enforce the law on r*pe, to protect women and children in the country. Aisha stated this when she received some staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs, UNICEF and National Population Commission, led by ... Read More »

NIMC To Harmonise Biometric Data Base With NPC


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says it will harmonise its data base with that of the National Population Commission (NPC). Mr Chris Onyemenam, Director-General of NIMC, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Wednesday. Onyemenam said the management of both agencies had met ... Read More »

Poor Budgetary Allocation Threatens 2016 Census – NPC


The National Population Commission has hinted that the conduct of the population census and head count for all Nigerians slated for 2016 might not be a reality after all due to poor budgetary allocation for the exercise. The commission also called for a review of The National Policy on Population ... Read More »

Yero, NPC Boss Decry Unnecessary Controversies Associated With Census


Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero and the Chairman, National Population Commission, Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), on Tuesday expressed concern about the suspicions Nigerians had attached to the nation’s census over the years. They explained that the essence of head counts for any nation was not for political reasons but ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Population May Reach 223.3 Million By 2020 – NPC


Nigeria’s population might hit 223.3 million by 2020, according to a projection by the National Population Commission (NPC). The commission also hinted that the population of those aged between 10 and 24 have reached 60.4 million going by its latest records. Chairman of NPC, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, SAN, who made ... Read More »

NPC Will Need N100bn To Conduct 2016 Census, Says Chairman


Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN) has said to conduct a credible and successful 2016 national population census, the commission will need about N100 billion. Duruiheoma, who made this known while speaking with journalists yesterday on the imperative of the population census, noted that any delay in ... Read More »

N17bn Required For Successful Conduct Of 2016 National Census – NPC Boss


The National Population Commission (NPC) will require N17 billion to successfully conduct the 2016 national census, its chairman Mr. Eze Duru-Iheoma, has said. Duru-Iheoma said this on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Population to defend the 2014 budget of the commission. He ... Read More »

The Innocent Blood You Shed On Nigerian Soil Will Work Against You, Al-Mustapha Tells Boko Haram

Hamza Al-Mustapha

Members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Harm and their backers, have been advised to desist from their wicked and damnable acts or be prepared to face the wrath of both God and the full weight of the law. Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late ... Read More »

Jonathan Warns New Population Commission Boss Against Making Reckless Statements, Swears In SAs


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday admonished the new Chairman of the National Population Commission, Chief Eze Iheoma (SAN), against making inflammatory statements that could cause problem in the country. The president spoke at the swearing-in of Iheoma and two other members of the Commission, Dr Aliyu Kwali and Bala Banye ... Read More »

Those Accusing Me Of Not Fighting Corruption Are The Most Corrupt – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday responded to allegations in certain quarters that his administration is condoning corruption, saying that corrupt Nigerians are the ones who openly accuse level such allegations against him. Mr. Jonathan has been accused by his estranged political benefactor, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of not tackling corruption frontally, ... Read More »

Council Of State Okays National Conference, Warns Public Office Holders Against Making Inflammatory Statements

National Council of State

The Council of State on Tuesday in Abuja endorsed the proposed national conference and assured the federal government of its maximum support to ensure the event’s success. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo announced this to State House correspondents after the council’s meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the ... Read More »

Jonathan Nominates Ex-Imo PDP Chairman As NPC Boss


President Goodluck Jonathan has written to the Senate seeking its confirmation of Chief Eze Duruiheoma as chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC). The seat was left vacant following the presidential query issued former NPC boss, Chief Festus Odimegwu for his unguarded utterances in the media which seemed to discredit ... Read More »

New National ID Card: Nigerians Don’t Want Another White Elephant Project – Mark


Senate President David Mark has urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure that the current exercise of registering and issuing National Identity cards to Nigerians succeeds. Mark made the appeal when the management team of the commission briefed him on the launching of the new project billed for Wednesday in Abuja. ... Read More »

NPC: Vested Political Interests Forced Odimegwu To Resign – Afenifere

Chief Festus Odimegwu

Afenifere, the apex pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization has attributed the resignation of Eze Festus Odimegwu as Chairman of the National Population Commission, NPC, to the handiwork of vested political interests, who were uncomfortable with his position on the last population census exercise in the country. Odimegwu, who had been under pressure ... Read More »

Odimegwu’s Resignation A Welcome Development – ACF

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The pan-northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday described the decision of the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Festus Odimegwu, to resign his appointment as a welcome development. Mr. Odimegwu had resigned his position on Wednesday following his query by the presidency over some remarks he ... Read More »

Jonathan Accepts Odimegwu’s Resignation As NPC Boss, Appoints Replacement For Nwabueze On National Confab Advisory C’ttee

Chief Festus Odimegwu

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday accepted the resignation of Eze Festus Odimegwu as the Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), a statement said on Thursday. The statement, issued signed by Mr Sam Nwaobasi, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said that in Odimegwu’s ... Read More »

More Trouble For NPC Boss As Reps Panel Fumes Over Refusal To Honour Invitation

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Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Festus Odimegwu has incurred the fury of the House of Representatives Committee on Population after he failed to honour a recent summon to appear before the committee. The 17-member panel had purportedly summoned the NPC boss in the wake of his “numerous unguided ... Read More »

Odimegwu Was Right, Previous Census Manipulated In Favour Of North – Afenifere


The pan-Yoruba socio cultural group, Afenifere, has disagreed with the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF and some northern leaders over their call for the removal of Chief Festus Odimegwu as Chairman of the National Population Commission. Afenifere said Mr. Odimegwu should be allowed to conduct the 2016 census. It would be ... Read More »

2006 Census Controversy: Northern CAN Lacks Power To Question Odimegwu’s Query, Says Christian Group


The recent call by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the northern states and Abuja that the Federal Government should apologize to the National Population Commission, NPC chairman, Festus Odimegwu for issuing him a query over his utterances on the 2006 census, has been described as ‘unhealthy’ and wrong. A ... Read More »

Odimegwu’s Query: Jonathan Intimidated By North Over 2006 Census Controversy, Says CAN

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President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) not to succumb to pressure by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to sack the chairman of National Population Commission, Chief Festus Odimegwu, following recent comments he made that the 2006 census was marred by distortion and falsification ... Read More »