Twitter’s 280 character limit; 2541 Boko Haram terrorists to be prosecuted | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

2,541 – The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said a special prosecution arrangement has been put in place and trial will commence for this number of suspected Boko Haram members currently detained at Wawa Barracks in Kainji, Niger State, and Maiduguri prison in Borno State.

$375,000 – According to the Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Prof. Zacheus Adeyewa, the Federal Government is owing the university this amount that was spent on research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country in 2014.

280 – Twitter announced a new, major update on Tuesday. The social platform doubled its character limit to reduce frustration for people Tweeting in English.

N637,704 billionThe federal, state and local governments shared this amount in September. The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris said the amount indicates a rise in revenue.

$30 billion – The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Director–General, Segun Awolowo announced that this amount of revenue is the Federal Government’s target from non-oil sources. This will be an increase of $25 billion from the current $5 billion.

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