7,396 prisoners in Lagos; Trump’s fortune plunges by $600 million | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

N140 billionThe amount the Senate Committees on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport claim they have recovered in their probe of the Nigeria Customs Service.

7,396The total number of prisoners in Lagos prisons, which is the highest in the country and double the capacity the state is able to hold. Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that Lagos prisons are overfilled by nearly 100 percent.

$600 million – According to Forbes Magazine’s list of 400 richest American billionaires, US President, Donald Trump’s fortune dwindled by this amount earning him the 248th spot on the list, a massive drop from the 156th spot he earlier held.

N3.5 billion – The Federal Government of Nigeria released this amount for a vaccination programme against communicable diseases.

15.98%Nigeria’s inflation rate dropped to this number from September’s 16.01%. It is the eighth consecutive time the country’s inflation rate is dropping in 2017.

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