Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Tribunal annuls 2006 census figures of 7 LGAs in Ebonyi

19 November 2012, 16:03

Abuja -  The Census Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday voided the 2006 enumeration figures of seven local government areas in Ebonyi as declared by the National Population Commission (NPC).

In a judgment, the Census Tribunal `B’, led by Mr Habibu Ma’aruf with two other members, voided the census figures of Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ezza South, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo and Onicha local government areas for want of counter evidence.

The local governments had earlier filed separate petitions challenging the population figures declared for them by the NPC.

Ma’aruf said the figures were voided based on the inability of the respondent (NPC) to give counter evidence to the allegation by the local government councils that the people were not counted.

In the lead judgement, the tribunal chairman said that NPC was unable to give evidence that the local government areas were actually counted during the 2006 enumeration exercise.

The NPC had declared the population of Afikpo North and Afikpo South as 156,649 and 157,542 respectively, Ezza South as 133,625, Ikwo, 214,969, Ishielu, 152,581, Ivo, 121,363 and Onicha as 236,609.

Similarly, the tribunal validated the population figures of five local government areas in Ebonyi for want of evidence.

The council areas are Ezza North, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Ahaukwu and Ohozara.

The tribunal dismissed the councils' petition because of their inability to substantiate their claims that their localities were not captured during the 2006 enumeration.

The NPC had declared the population of Ezza North as 146,149, Abakaliki, 149,683, Ebonyi, 127,226, Ahaukwu, 195,555 and Onicha, 236,609.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the councils in their petitions complained that some of their households were not enumerated and pleaded with the tribunal to order the NPC organise a fresh enumeration.

NAN

Tags npc census
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Couple arrested for battering house help

04 September 2015, 20:37

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
IPOB Pro-Biafran promises to kill...

A caller-in spoke about his brother who came in from India and was bent on killing a random Hausa. This type of terror is encouraged daily on the show.  Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Who knows what He is doing?

If you don't know what you are doing now or still confused about your path in life,don't be discouraged,you are not alone.  Read more...

Submitted by
Anietie Ekong
Akwa Ibom Election Tribunal: PDP ...

The Akwa Ibom State Governorship election tribunal sitting resumed hearing with the PDP and its governorship candidate.  Read more...

10 things we learnt from Buhari's...

The idea of periodically assessing the achievements, actions and or leadership style of executive office holders was conceptualized and popularized in the American political system.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Buhari denounced #100DaysPromise ...

It is rather troubling to see that certain elements are still peddling the fallacious 100 day so-called covenant attributed to the person of our distinguished President. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
#100DaysPromise was not on any ma...

The so-called Buhari 100 days covenant and certified it fake for too many reasons.  Read more...