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    . Nigerian Statistics Monitor Index
    2000 2019 Change 2050
    123,945,463 200,962,417 62.1 % 391,296,754

    Population by state
    RankCitiesPopulation
    1Lagos21,000,000
    2Kano3,550,000
    3Ibadan3,160,000
    4Abuja 3,000,000
    5Benin City
    1,147,188
    6Ilorin
    908,490
    7Jos873,943
    8Kaduna760,084
    9Enugu722,664
    10Warri557,398
    Top Nigerian Universities
    RankUniversity
    1University of Lagos - Lagos
    2University of Ilorin - Ilorin
    3Ahmadu Bello University - Zaria
    4Obafemia Awolowo University - Ile Ife
    5University of Nigeria - Nsukka
    6University of Ibadan - Ibadan
    7Covenant University - Ota
    8Federal University of Technology, Minna - Minna
    9Landmark University – Omu - Aran
    10Rivers State University of Science and Technology - Port Harcourt
    . Corona Virus Index
    Country - infections (deaths) (recovered)
    United States - 13,864,537 (273,912) (6,705,032)India - 9,504,803 (138,251) (8,938,116)Brazil - 6,388,526 (173,862) (5,656,498)Russia - 2,347,401 (41,053) (1,830,349)
    France - 2,230,571 (53,506) (164,029)Spain - 1,656,444 (45,511) (-)United Kingdom - 1,643,086 (59,051) (-)Italy - 1,620,901 (56,361) (784,595)
    Argentina - 1,432,570 (38,928) (1,263,238)Colombia - 1,324,792 (36,934) (1,217,647)Mexico - 1,122,362 (106,765) (829,817)Germany - 1,085,661 (17,359) (758,627)
    Poland - 1,013,747 (18,208) (622,980)Iran - 975,951 (48,628) (677,963)Peru - 965,228 (36,031) (896,978)South Africa - 792,299 (21,644) (732,531)
    Ukraine - 758,264 (12,717) (369,054)Turkey - 668,957 (13,936) (409,320)Belgium - 579,212 (16,786) (-)Iraq - 554,767 (12,306) (484,570)
    Chile - 552,864 (15,430) (528,034)Indonesia - 549,508 (17,199) (458,880)Czechia - 528,474 (8,407) (455,177)Netherlands - 527,523 (9,438) (-)
    Romania - 484,550 (11,665) (371,231)Bangladesh - 467,225 (6,675) (383,224)Philippines - 434,357 (8,436) (399,005)Pakistan - 403,311 (8,166) (345,365)
    Canada - 383,468 (12,211) (305,755)Morocco - 359,844 (5,915) (310,193)Saudi Arabia - 357,623 (5,907) (347,176)Israel - 338,127 (2,877) (324,449)
    Switzerland - 330,874 (4,552) (249,300)Portugal - 300,462 (4,577) (220,877)Austria - 288,169 (3,446) (233,657)Sweden - 260,758 (6,798) (-)
    Nepal - 236,246 (1,538) (218,161)Hungary - 225,209 (5,142) (65,888)Jordan - 223,617 (2,802) (162,959)Ecuador - 193,673 (13,501) (169,804)
    Serbia - 183,437 (1,652) (-)United Arab Emirates - 170,149 (576) (155,667)Panama - 167,311 (3,098) (145,518)Japan - 150,386 (2,172) (127,304)
    Bulgaria - 148,775 (4,188) (53,000)Bolivia - 144,810 (8,963) (122,495)Dominican Republic - 144,302 (2,333) (115,530)Georgia - 143,376 (1,342) (117,560)
    Kuwait - 142,992 (881) (137,625)Costa Rica - 140,172 (1,731) (87,721)Qatar - 139,256 (239) (136,513)Belarus - 138,219 (1,166) (115,587)
    Armenia - 135,967 (2,193) (110,365)Croatia - 134,881 (1,916) (110,355)Kazakhstan - 133,118 (1,990) (116,863)Lebanon - 129,455 (1,033) (81,584)
    Azerbaijan - 125,602 (1,433) (76,897)Oman - 123,699 (1,423) (115,216)Guatemala - 122,774 (4,178) (111,574)Egypt - 116,303 (6,666) (102,816)
    Ethiopia - 110,554 (1,709) (74,917)Moldova - 108,863 (2,323) (95,918)Honduras - 108,641 (2,927) (48,556)Greece - 107,470 (2,517) (-)
    Slovakia - 107,183 (868) (68,859)Venezuela - 102,621 (901) (97,562)Tunisia - 96,769 (3,260) (70,851)Myanmar - 92,189 (1,972) (71,343)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - 89,085 (2,728) (53,734)Bahrain - 87,137 (341) (85,357)China Mainland - 86,551 (4,634) (81,649)Kenya - 84,169 (1,474) (55,610)
    Paraguay - 83,479 (1,771) (58,949)Libya - 83,417 (1,196) (54,209)Algeria - 83,199 (2,431) (53,809)Denmark - 81,949 (846) (64,757)
    Slovenia - 79,563 (1,547) (-)Kyrgyzstan - 73,178 (1,275) (64,711)Uzbekistan - 73,145 (610) (70,337)Ireland - 72,798 (2,069) (25,186)
    Malaysia - 68,020 (365) (56,969)West Bank - 67,996 (-) (-)Nigeria - 67,838 (1,176) (63,430)Lithuania - 64,621 (547) (25,278)
    North Macedonia - 62,945 (1,792) (40,188)Singapore - 58,230 (29) (58,139)Ghana - 51,667 (323) (50,547)Puerto Rico - 51,647 (1,122) (-)
    Afghanistan - 46,717 (1,797) (36,907)Kosovo - 40,117 (1,026) (25,586)El Salvador - 39,130 (1,120) (35,839)Albania - 39,014 (822) (19,284)
    Norway - 36,591 (334) (27,414)Montenegro - 35,849 (504) (24,637)South Korea - 35,163 (526) (28,065)Luxembourg - 35,129 (330) (26,156)
    Australia - 27,923 (908) (25,409)Finland - 25,462 (399) (16,800)Sri Lanka - 24,532 (122) (17,817)Cameroon - 24,117 (437) (22,177)
    Gaza Strip - 22,196 (-) (-)Côte d'Ivoire - 21,261 (131) (20,912)Uganda - 21,035 (205) (9,044)Sudan - 17,810 (1,249) (10,302)
    Latvia - 17,687 (210) (1,806)Zambia - 17,665 (357) (17,059)Madagascar - 17,341 (251) (16,657)Senegal - 16,107 (333) (15,627)
    Mozambique - 15,770 (131) (13,778)Angola - 15,251 (350) (7,932)French Polynesia - 14,559 (76) (5,167)Namibia - 14,416 (151) (13,600)
    Guinea - 13,119 (76) (12,045)Maldives - 13,049 (47) (11,968)Estonia - 13,019 (122) (7,608)Congo (DRC) - 12,772 (333) (11,585)
    Tajikistan - 12,231 (86) (11,640)Cyprus - 10,883 (49) (2,057)Cabo Verde - 10,816 (106) (10,366)Jamaica - 10,810 (258) (6,364)
    Zimbabwe - 10,129 (277) (8,643)Malta - 10,101 (146) (7,887)Haiti - 9,294 (233) (8,023)Gabon - 9,191 (59) (9,037)
    Mauritania - 8,601 (177) (7,732)Botswana - 8,531 (31) (7,692)Cuba - 8,381 (136) (7,658)Syria - 7,973 (422) (3,624)
    Guam - 7,821 (113) (5,846)Bahamas - 7,543 (163) (5,934)Andorra - 6,790 (76) (5,932)Trinidad and Tobago - 6,685 (120) (5,807)
    Hong Kong SAR - 6,500 (110) (5,361)Eswatini - 6,442 (122) (6,017)Malawi - 6,028 (185) (5,465)Uruguay - 6,024 (78) (4,483)
    Rwanda - 5,948 (49) (5,544)Belize - 5,854 (148) (3,151)Nicaragua - 5,784 (159) (4,225)Congo - 5,774 (94) (4,988)
    Djibouti - 5,680 (61) (5,587)Iceland - 5,433 (27) (5,187)Guyana - 5,423 (151) (4,436)Suriname - 5,319 (117) (5,197)
    Equatorial Guinea - 5,153 (85) (5,009)Central African Republic - 4,911 (63) (1,924)Aruba - 4,872 (45) (4,705)Somalia - 4,445 (113) (3,412)
    Mali - 4,326 (146) (3,044)Thailand - 4,026 (60) (3,822)The Gambia - 3,726 (123) (3,582)South Sudan - 3,047 (60) (1,290)
    Togo - 2,946 (64) (1,885)Benin - 2,844 (43) (2,515)Burkina Faso - 2,816 (68) (2,426)Curaçao - 2,503 (7) (1,191)
    Guinea-Bissau - 2,419 (43) (2,255)Sierra Leone - 2,413 (74) (1,838)Yemen - 2,148 (614) (1,491)Lesotho - 2,109 (44) (1,278)
    New Zealand - 2,060 (25) (1,607)Chad - 1,649 (101) (1,493)San Marino - 1,612 (46) (1,299)U.S. Virgin Islands - 1,538 (23) (1,453)
    Niger - 1,484 (70) (1,205)Liberia - 1,452 (82) (1,311)Vietnam - 1,351 (35) (1,195)Liechtenstein - 1,270 (16) (1,088)
    Jersey - 1,054 (32) (705)Gibraltar - 1,030 (5) (920)São Tomé and Príncipe - 991 (17) (933)Mongolia - 793 (0) (354)
    Turks and Caicos Islands - 750 (6) (720)Taiwan - 685 (7) (568)Burundi - 681 (1) (511)Papua New Guinea - 645 (7) (588)
    Comoros - 611 (7) (586)Monaco - 573 (3) (497)Faroe Islands - 503 (0) (494)Mauritius - 501 (10) (416)
    Eritrea - 491 (0) (438)Bhutan - 414 (0) (386)Isle of Man - 369 (25) (324)Cambodia - 329 (0) (304)
    Guernsey - 287 (13) (253)Barbados - 278 (7) (255)Saint Lucia - 259 (2) (138)Cayman Islands - 250 (1) (236)
    Bermuda - 214 (9) (182)Seychelles - 173 (0) (162)Brunei - 151 (3) (145)Bonaire - 142 (3) (138)
    Antigua and Barbuda - 141 (4) (130)Northern Mariana Islands - 106 (2) (32)Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 85 (0) (79)Dominica - 77 (0) (63)
    British Virgin Islands - 72 (1) (70)Macao SAR - 46 (0) (46)Fiji - 42 (2) (33)Grenada - 41 (0) (30)
    Laos - 39 (0) (26)New Caledonia - 32 (0) (30)Timor-Leste - 30 (0) (30)Vatican City - 27 (0) (15)
    Greenland - 18 (0) (18)Solomon Islands - 17 (0) (5)Saint Pierre and Miquelon - 16 (0) (12)Falkland Islands - 16 (0) (13)
    Montserrat - 13 (1) (12)Saba - 5 (0) (5)Anguilla - 4 (0) (3)Marshall Islands - 4 (0) (2)
    American Samoa - 3 (0) (0)Wallis and Futuna - 3 (0) (1)Vanuatu - 1 (0) (1)Samoa - 1 (0) (0)
    . Health insurance Index
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    . Nigerian News Index

      1. Nigerian pop star Davido: 'Africans were made fun of. Now everyone wants us'   The Guardian
      2. End Sars protests: The Nigerian women leading the fight for change   BBC News
      3. A Window Opens in Business Ties Between Russia and Nigeria   IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters
      4. Nigerian Authorities Worry as Citizens Flout Coronavirus Rules   Voice of America
      5. Nigeria to push CNG as alternative transport fuel, reduce reliance on gasoline   S&P Global
      6. Nigeria police rescue 10 people after ‘baby factory’ raid   Aljazeera.com
      7. Gruesome Boko Haram Killings in Northeast Nigeria   Human Rights Watch
      8. 'Moment of truth' for Nigeria as dry season triggers piracy spike   TradeWinds
      9. Christmas songs, December holiday parties, carol and travels   BBC News
      10. Adewale Adeyemo: US President-Elect Joe Biden nominate Nigerian born 'Wally' for Deputy Treasury Secretary   BBC News
      11. At Least 110 People Feared Dead in Attack on Farmers in Nigeria   Voice of America
      12. Nigeria’s new banking act: A step in the right direction?   The Africa Report
      13. Naira exchange rate: Nigeria's naira is crashing against the US dollar   Quartz Africa
      14. Why has Nigeria failed to defeat Boko Haram?   Aljazeera.com
      15. Former Bruin joins Nigerian National Team   Nashville Post
      16. 'You can’t be president for life': Disputed Houston election splinters Nigerian women’s club   Houston Chronicle
      17. Nigeria’s Biggest Bank in Talks to Buy Atlas Mara Assets   Bloomberg
      18. More than 100 killed in ‘gruesome’ Nigeria massacre   Aljazeera.com
      19. Threats, detentions and frozen assets: Nigeria's protesters depict pattern of intimidation   Reuters
      20. Naira Hits 4-Year Low as Nigeria Central Bank Adjusts Rate   Bloomberg
      21. Nigeria: Businesses need lower interest rates to kick-start recovery   The Africa Report
      22. Hard Numbers: Nigerian farmers massacred, Belarusian protesters arrested, Moderna's hope, New Zealanders charged in volcano tragedy   GZERO Media
      23. Nigerian army general convicted, demoted for viral video   Africanews English
      24. Nigeria: The Milkmaid Is Nigeria's Official Submission for 2021 Oscars   AllAfrica - Top Africa News
      25. Pope condemns “terroristic massacre” of Nigerian farmers   Metro US
      26. Nigerian wonderkid Adeyemi breaks Salzburg Champions League record   Goal.com
      27. Nigeria Has the Potential to Grow into a Major Fintech Hub [Report]   The Fintech Times
      28. ">Pope condemns "terroristic massacre" of Nigerian farmers   Reuters Africa
      29. Nigeria/France – BUA banks on Axens tech to buck energy trends   The Africa Report
      30. Nigeria: The Zabarmari Massacre   AllAfrica.com
      31. 'Continued border closure negates AfCFTA's liberalisation agenda'Nigeria   Guardian
      32. Nigeria to Set Up Hybrid Solar Projects for Seven Universities   Mercom India
      33. Asanka Gurusinha appointed head coach of Nigeria | ESPNcricinfo.com   ESPNcricinfo
      34. Nigerian retail industry can't grow without proper franchise system   Nairametrics
      35. Covid-19: Nigerian record worst consumption expenditure in over 12 quarters   Nairametrics
      36. Nigerian Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda: China is our second home   CGTN
      37. Global Game: Sri Lanka World Cup winner to coach Nigeria   International Cricket Council
      38. Indian High Commission facilitates another air bubble flight in Nigeria   Nairametrics
      39. NSCDC, Nigeria Immigration recruitment update: Latest on Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps and Immigration Service recruitment exercise   BBC News
                             
                            

          1. Senate Confirms Mahmood Yakubu As Electoral Board Chairman [Premium Times] The confirmation is for a second and final term.

          2. Why We Killed 78 Rice Farmers in Borno - Boko Haram Leader [Daily Trust] The factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has confirmed that his group was responsible for the killing of rice farmers in Kwashebe Zabarmari axis of Jere Local government Area of Borno State.

          3. Buhari Summoned Over Zabarmari Massacre [Premium Times] The lawmakers want the president to brief them on the state of security in Borno State.

          4. Buhari Urges Use of Gas As Alternative to Petrol [Premium Times] Mr Buhari directs the Minister of State Petroleum Resources to commence the handover of mass transit buses to Organized Labour.

          5. Again, Senate Asks Buhari to Sack Service Chiefs [Premium Times] This is the third time the Senate will ask the president to sack the Service Chiefs who, they said, are bereft of new ideas to tackle insurgency.

          6. Communities in Oil-Rich Niger Delta Pin Hopes On Shell Climate Case [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -- Green groups are taking the oil giant to court in a bid to force it to cut emissions, with locals in Nigeria seeking an end to gas flaring

          7. 'Nigeria Spent U.S.$6,2 Billion on HIV Patients in 2019' [Daily Trust] The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Gambo Aliyu, yesterday said Nigeria spent $6.2bn (equivalent N2.36 trillion) to identify and treat 70 percent of the estimated 1,080,000 persons living with HIV last year.

          8. Nigerian Govt Built Nine New Dams in Four Years - Official [Premium Times] Ministry warns against dumping of refuse in dams

          9. Court Jails Swedish-Nigerian Woman for Child Trafficking [This Day] A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, has sentenced a Swedish-Nigerian woman, Ms. Stephany Isaksson, aged 43, to four-year jail term for child trafficking.

          10. The Milkmaid Is Nigeria's Official Submission for 2021 Oscars [This Day] The Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) has announced "The Milkmaid", a film by Desmond Ovbiagele as the official submission for the 93rd Academy Awards in the International Feature Film (IFF) category of the Oscars.

          11. Proposed Medical Free Zone to Curb Capital Flight, Says Nepza Boss [This Day] The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Export Process (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba has said the proposed medical free zone project will revolutionalise the healthcare sector and put an end to medical tourism in the country.

          12. Buhari Transmits Finance Bill 2020 to House [This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Finance Bill 2020 to the House of Representatives for consideration and passage into law.

          13. Bauchi Community Records 47 Snake Bites in Seven Months [Premium Times] Adamu Suleiman, Secretary, Duguri Ward Development Committee (WDC), in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, says the community recorded about 42 snake bites from May to November 2020.

          14. EFCC Urges Court to Revoke Fani-Kayode's Bail [Premium Times] Counsel to the EFCC wants the bail granted Femi Fani-Kayode revoked because the latter has continued to be absent in court for his trial.

          15. One Killed, Five Injured As Hoodlums Clash in Ibadan [Premium Times] "The hoodlums came from neighbouring streets. They used pistols, animal bones, bottles to stab and wound people," a witness said.

          16. Abuja Panel to Hear Case On Extrajudicial Killing [Premium Times] The case dates back to the 2018 killing of a youth corps member, who was allegedly shot by a SARS officer at a checkpoint in Abuja.

          17. American University Appoints Ganduje, Caught On Video Collecting Bribe, As Professor [Premium Times] Mr Ganduje was appointed as a visiting professor to ECU based on his "accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development."

          18. Governor Umahi Sacks Pius Anyim's Kinsmen [Vanguard] BARELY two weeks after the kinsmen of former Governor Sam Egwu were sacked from the administration of Governor David Umahi, another set of appointees from former Senator Anyim Pius Anyim's Local Government Area of Ivo were some minutes ago relieved of their appointments.

          19. Zabarmari Massacre - Angry Northern Youths Blast Garba Shehu Over 'Security Clearance' Comment [Vanguard] Angry northern youths under the umbrella of Youths Progressive Alliance (northern zone) have reacted to comments made by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu who was quoted to have said the 43 rice farmers who died at the hands of Boko Haram in Borno state did not get security clearance to go to their farms.

          20. Immediate Past NCAA DG , Capt Usman Mukhtar Passes On At 63 [Vanguard] The immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and a former Commissioner of Nigeria Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, Captain Usman Mukhtar is dead.

          21. The Zabarmari Massacre [This Day] The response to the last weekend bestial killing of dozens of rice farmers in Zabarmari should go beyond lamentation and making the usual calls on the President to wake up to his duty as the Commander-in-Chief.

          22. Onu - Nigeria to Launch Another Satellite Soon [This Day] The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has revealed that the federal government is planning to launch another satellite into space to stop television stations from paying huge amounts of money to foreign satellite firms for live coverage of events.

          23. NGO Begins 'Giving Season' to Fight Cancer [Vanguard] GivingTide International has thrown its weight behind the war against cancer with the goal of establishing the first Comprehensive Cancer Centre, CCC, in Nigeria.

          24. Lawan Frustrates Moves to Force Senate to Adjourn Sitting [Vanguard] PRESIDENT of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday during the plenary session, frustrated moves to push the lawmakers to adjourn sitting.

          25. CBN Introduces Special Bills to Mop Up Idle Cash in Economy [Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced a special bill to mop up excess liquidity (idle cash) in the economy.

          26. Buhari Presides Over 26th Virtual FEC [Vanguard] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 26th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

          27. Autogas - Automobile Conversion to Cost Owners N250,000 in Nigeria [Vanguard] The Federal Government has disclosed that automobile owners will pay up to N250, 000 for conversion targeted at enabling them run on gas.

          28. Tanker Explosion At Magboro Bridge Lagos [Vanguard] There was tanker explosion at Magboro Bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway early Wednesday morning.

          29. CBN Issues Fresh Directives On Foreign Currency Payment of Diaspora Remittance [Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN) has issued fresh directives to International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) on foreign currency payment in cash to beneficiaries of diaspora remittances.

          30. Kano Govt Says Kwankwasiyya Group Has No Platform to Contest LG Elections [Vanguard] Kano -- Kano State government says the Kwankwasiyya movement's claim to have withdrawn from the forthcoming local government elections in the state is nothing but a face-saving scheme, considering that it has no platform to partake in the January local government polls.

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                      Pharmacist Salary in Nigeria

                      Monthly Pharmacist Salary in Nigeria (2019)
                      Salaries of Pharmacists in Government Hospitals/Teaching Hospitals

                      Entry level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N165,000 – N200,000 (One or two teaching hospitals pay N300,000 for entry level).
                      Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N250,000 – N450,000
                      Experienced (5 years and above): N450,000 – N800,000

                      Salaries of Pharmacists in Private Hospitals

                      Entry level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N50,000 – N150,000
                      Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N150,000 – N250,000
                      Experienced (5 years and above): N200,000 – N400,000
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                      Monthly Doctor Salary in Nigeria (2019)
                      NYSC
                      50,000

                      Salaries of Doctors in Housemanship (Intern)
                      120,000 - 200,000

                      Salaries of Doctors in Federal Government Hospitals
                      800,000

                      State Hospitals
                      800,000