Nige­rian cen­suses and their dis­con­tents (II)

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When Chief Fes­tus Odimegwu (sorry, I mis­spelt his sur­name as Odumegwu last week), the Chair­man of the Nige­rian Pop­u­la­tion Com­mis­sion sacked last Oc­to­ber, de­nounced all the coun­try’s head­counts since the very first one in the La­gos Colony in 1863, not a few of his com­pa­tri­ots from south­ern Nigeria would have hailed him for hav­ing the courage as the coun­try’s first chief cen­sus of­fi­cer to speak “truth” about our cen­suses – i.e. that it has al­ways been rigged to favour the pre­dom­i­nantly Mus­lim North – to power.

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