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Tenants groan over high cost of rent in Jigawa

Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, has a population of 153,000 people according to 2006 Census, but despite the population size, the state capital is one of the cities in the country where tenants pay rents through the nose.

Illegal immigrants in US at lowest level since 2004 – study

The population of unauthorised immigrants in the United States fell to 10.7 million in 2016, its lowest level since 2004.

AfDB pledges tablets for Zambia’s 2020 population census

The African Development Bank on Thursday pledged to provide electronic tablets for use during Zambia’s first-ever digital-based Census of Population and Housing in 2020.
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Monica Ugwuanyi flags off media campaign to register 137, 766 children

The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Monica Ugwuanyi, on Monday flagged off a three-month media campaign aimed at promoting under-five birth registration in the state.

Rep Gbajabiamila assures of flood-free Surulere

The Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday assured the residents of Surulere of an end to flooding at the completion of the erosion project in the constituency.
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President Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people.

House of Reps urges federal government to fix date for census

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to fix date for national census scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Police clear a Roma camp in the Italian capital [Tony Gentile|Reuters]

Italy clears Roma camp weeks after Salvini called for census

Local authorities in Rome have cleared a Roma camp just weeks after Italy's far-right interior minister sparked widespread criticism for anti-Romani comments.

Senate screens 23 NPopC nominees

The Senate Committee on National Identity Card and National Population on Tuesday commenced screening of 23 nominees as members of the National Population Commission.

NPC assures Nigerians of credible, accurate census

The National Population Commission (NPopC) has assured Nigerians of accurate and reliable figures in the forthcoming national census.

Prepare for economy without oil – Akande tells fed govt

A former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, has urged the Federal Government to explore other sources of revenue, warning that the income from crude oil will further decrease, especially with the United States and other buyers converting to electric-powered vehicles.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.