Presidency expresses concern over rising population
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over what he described as the exponential growth rate of Nigeria’s population. He declared that the growth and size of Nigeria would be more of a burden
‘Rising population in Nigeria, others not proportionate with electricity supply’
African countries need to invest four times more in electricity than they are investing now in order to expand reliable supply to the whole continent, the International Energy Agency has warned.
It is sad we don’t know our exact population, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed deep concern about Nigeria’s inability to know the exact number of its population. Obasanjo, who spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at a mentoring session for a group of youths on “Youth Governance and Dialogue” held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), also said that it is disturbing that most Nigerian children of school age are roaming the streets.
Aregbesola blames failure at family level for Nigeria’s leadership woes
A former governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has hinged the leadership woes in Nigeria on failure at the family level. Aregbesola spoke on Saturday at the seventh edition of the Youth Leadership Summit organised by the students' executives of the University of Ilorin.
Concern mounts over increasing impact of population on environment
Following fears of terrible impacts of population growth on environmental resources, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Lagos state government have called for urgent actions that would help strike a balance between the two for human survival.
Human Insecurity: A Global Vulnerability
Human Security is an emerging paradigm that studies the global vulnerabilities that affect the human population. It places emphasis on human security as the priority rather than national security. As noted in the General Assembly resolution 66/290, “human security is an approach to assist the Member States in identifying and addressing widespread and cross-cutting challenges…
Don offers solution to youth restiveness, insecurity
To contain the pervasive insecurity and restiveness of the younger population, government has been advised to engage the youths productively. A professor of Nutrition and chairman, anniversary committee of Ereko Methodist Cathedral, Tola Atinmo, made the call yesterday at a press briefing to announce activities lined up for the 150th celebration of the first Yoruba-speaking…
Uncurbed population rise
The new global population report released on Monday by the United Nations will undoubtedly raise fresh concerns in practically all civilised world.
Emefiele cautions against rising population
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele yesterday advocated sustained effort at boosting the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) against its rising population. He cautioned that the country may face greater economic and social challenges anytime the population growth exceeded local production, stressing that policy makers should double their efforts in this regard. He…
‘Nigeria’s population holds huge business potential’
The Managing Director, Crown Flour Mills Limited, Mr. Anurag Shukla, has said with a population of over 200 million people, there are many business potential in Nigeria to put food on the table of its citizens. Shukla said at 2019 Customer’s Forum and Gala Night, in Abuja, said: “Investors should not be afraid to invest…
Nigeria now has 201 million people - UNFPA
The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) said in its 2019 State of the World Population report that Nigeria has a population of 201 million. Nigeria has had an average population growth of 2.6% between 2010 and 2019. Africa's most populous country grew by about 5 million people from 2018 when UNFPA gave the population as 195.9…
Experts worry over Nigeria’s growing population
Experts in the health sector have expressed concerns over Nigeria’s growing population, saying lack of innovation in the sector is responsible for the trend. Speaking at a health innovation forum in Abuja, they warned that if left unchecked, the country may not be able to contain the negative effects that will follow. Worried over the…