Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

6 die in another census clash

Less than 24 hours to the 2006 census, a bloody boundary dispute has erupted between the Irele community and the Ijaw of Taribo in Ondo State, Nigeria, leaving at least six people dead. The Idoma of Benue State have also … read more

Census May Stall Release Of Hostages

Hope is rather thin that the three foreign oil workers, two Americans and one Briton, held by insurgents could be released soon. Feelers from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said the captives may not savour … read more

Personal Safety during Census

The National Census Exercise commences tomorrow across the entire country. For the security of yourselves and your families during this exercise, we advise you to remember the following: 1. Establish the identification of the census officials visiting your homes before … read more

Census Update

We promise this is absolutely, positively the last Census Update before the kick off of the big event. If you’re still confused then welcome to the club Concerning national census, be on notice that the present situation is as follows: … read more

Census enumerators burn down offices

Hundreds of recruits for Nigeria’s upcoming census went on the rampage over wages and burnt down local council offices in thecountry’s north, police said Saturday. Katsina state police spokesman said local census officials in Dutsin-Ma town, about 70 kilometres (40 … read more

Ringing in changes in Nigeria

In 1979 Elizabeth Blunt was sent to Nigeria by the BBC to cover the country’s elections, as the then military head of state, General Olusegun Obasanjo, prepared to hand over to an elected civilian government. She recently returned to the … read more

Agip says 65,000 bbl a day shut-in

Italian oil company Agip SpA (AGI.YY) said Sunday 65,000 barrels a day is shut-in after a weekend attack on one of its pipelines in the southern Niger Delta. “It’s about 65,000 barrels (a day) that is shut,” an Agip official … read more

CENSUS 2006: Get counted where you are

SEVENTY-two hours to take off of the 2006 head count, indications wax stronger that the nation�s economy will be virtually shut down as governments, state and federal take steps to ensure Nigerians get counted where they live and work, and … read more

Census Update

latest information regarding the Census as it affects Lagos State. The information comes from within the State Government. You will note that the restriction on movement between Tue and Fri is contrary to the information provided from the Federal Government. … read more