FACTS OF THE DAY

22 May 2017

Members of both houses of the Nigerian parliament earn an average of $540,000 each in yearly pay and allowances – 10,000 times the national minimum wage.

qz.com

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There are 490,000 private security guards in South Africa – almost twice as many people as the country’s police and armed forces combined.

dailymaverick.co.za

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Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia has resulted in deals worth $350 billion, including $110 billion-worth of military equipment.

washingtonpost.com

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As new figures show London gun crime is up 42% and knife crime 17% on the previous year, the Met is to lose 4,000 police to government budget cuts.

thetimes.co.uk

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35% of the 400,000 people in the UK who work in food manufacturing are migrant workers from other countries.

foodmanufacture.co.uk

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A British child born in 2017 has only a 50% chance their parents will still be together by the time they reach 15.

thetimes.co.uk

 

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