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Our Making Nigeria Better series takes us to Ekiti State today where we examine the economic potential of the territory

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Ekiti State has one of the lowest internally generated revenue (IGR) figures in Nigeria. The paltry sum of $13m a year the state generates is just over 10% of the $110m Ekiti gets in Federation Account Allocations and this needs to change immediately. In my opinion, the only way to do this from what I can see is through agriculture, agro-processing, solid minerals and tourism

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Lagos property developer Cruxstone offers UK diasporans special deal

LAGOS luxury property developer Cruxstone has launched a new real estate and hospitality package specifically designed for UK diasporans that involves the company not only selling them choice properties but also furnishing them as hotel apartments with high rental returns.

 

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Tinubu re-elected as Ecowas chairman with a mandate to resolve the Sahelian crisis

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has been re-elected as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) at today's meeting of the regional sub-group with a mandate to sort out the growing political crisis in the Sahel region.

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better bandwagon rolls into Niger State, where we examine the economic potential of the territory

Ayo Akinfe

[1] For starters Niger State has the largest landmass in Nigeria with an area of 76,363 km2. This is more than double the whole of the southeast geo-political zone with its 29,525 square kilometres and almost as much as the entire 79,665 square kilometres that makes up the southwest. Niger State should be one endless stream of farming plantations

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Kemi Badenoch tipped to run for Tory leader as she scrapes home along with seven other Nigerians

NIGERIAN-born trade and industry secretary Kemi Badenoch has once more been forecast to be one of the leading Conservative Party leadership contenders to replace Rishi Sunak after narrowly managing to retail her North West Essex seat in Thursday's elections.

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Taraba State to examine the economic potential of the territory. This is another untapped goldmine Nigeria is sitting on

[1] I would argue that Taraba is the “most wasted state in Nigeria.” It is by far the most beautiful state in the country, it has an abundance of wildlife and were we a thinking people, we would have developed Taraba State into another Serengeti or Masai Mara

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Ayinde out of Super Falcons Olympic squad after picking up knee injury in training

SUPER Falcons midfielder Halimat Ayinde has pulled out of Nigeria's Olympic women's football squad after sustaining a knee injury during training with her Swedish club Rosengård that is likely to keep her out of action for several weeks.

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better bandwagon travels to Delta State to examine the economic potential of the territory

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Back in the 2000s, a programme named Delta Beyond Oil was launched. This programme appears to have fallen by the wayside, so I say it is time to revive the scheme and end this parasitic dependence on petroleum for survival. Delta State has historically produced rubber, palm oil, timber, cocoa, etc. We need mega processing plants at Warri, Sapele, Ughelli, Asaba, Patani, etc to turn all these raw materials into finished products

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Two Nigeria-eligible teenagers sign professional contracts with Premier League giants Arsenal

ENGLISH Premier League giants Arsenal have signed professional contracts with two young Nigeria-eligible players over the last week offering both teenagers the opportunity to progress into the senior squad.

 

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Today we visit Imo State as our nationwide Make Nigeria Better series continues. This is another state with huge economic potential and we examine what it has to offer

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Imo is one of the most urbanised states in Nigeria with a landmass of 5,530 km2 and a population of about 5m people. With a population density of about 900 people per square kilometre, Imo is never going to be a big agricultural producer, so the emphasis simply has to be on services, manufacturing and tourism

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