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

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[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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Bayern Leverkusen tell Man United to come up with £47m if they want Victor Boniface

ENGLISH Premier League giants Manchester United have been told by German Bundesliga champions Bayern Leverkusen to come up with $47m if they want to secure the services of Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface.

 

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In today’s edition of Making Nigeria Better we travel to Kaduna State to examine the economic potential of the territory and see what it can offer

Ayo Akinfe

[1] First of all, Kaduna metropolis is the gateway to northern Nigeria. It has road links to all the other states that make up the old Northern Region. This should have been expanded into rail links, with a thriving Northern Nigeria Railway Company

[2] Kaduna city should also be the centre of Islamic finance in Nigeria. Every Arab and Middle East bank should have a branch there, offering loans to farmers, industrialists, food processors, etc at 2% interest rates

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Nigerian-born lawyer Sandie Okoro named as University of Birmingham's new chancellor

NIGERIAN lawyer Sandie Okoro has been named as the eighth chancellor of the University of Birmingham succeeding Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea who is standing down this month after 10 years in the role.

 

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Diezani's husband files suit against her asking that she stop using his surname as they are divorced

EMBATTLED former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been dragged to court by her ex husband retired Admiral Alison Madueke who is seeking a legal declaration to prevent her from using his surname any more.

 

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Today, we visit Osun State as part of our Make Nigeria Better series. Again, we have another state here that is sitting on a lot of economic potential

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[1] For starters, Osun State is home to the historic Yoruba town of Ile-Ife, which should be turned into a tourist hub on the same scale as Ibiza. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to know that the Osun State government needs to invest massively in Ile-Ife’s infrastructure like hotels, trams, restaurants, hospitals, roads, nightclubs, swimming pools, etc

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Ethiopian Airlines reveals that Nigeria Air project has collapsed as Abuja loses interest in it

ETHIOPIAN Airlines has revealed that its planned joint venture with the Nigerian government to launch a continental airline to be known as Nigeria Air appears to now be dead as Abuja is no longer interested in pursuing the partnership.

 

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Today, we travel to Abia State as the Make Nigeria Better bandwagon rolls across Nigeria. This state alone can generate more then Nigeria currently earns from crude oil revenue if it is firing on all cylinders

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[1] Abians are arguably the most industrious people in Nigeria. Especially those our Abriba people and all the others from the old Bende District who have a monopoly on the clothing and footwear industry which they run from Aba

[2] To cash in on this, I think the Abia State government should fund the construction of 12 technical vocational training colleges across the state aimed at making it the new fashion capital of the world

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Man United offer Napoli cash plus striker Rasmus Hojlund in exchange for Osimhen

MANCHESTER United have offered Italian giants striker Rasmus Hojlund along with a sum said to be substantial in exchange for Victor Osimhen in what looks like a desperate bid to bring the Super Eagles front man to the English Premier League.

 

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Our make Nigeria Better Series takes us to Benue State today and we look at the goldmine that is being sat upon there

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Known as the bread basket of the nation, Benue State arguably produces more food than any other state in the federation. It should be home to the world’s largest food processing plants with zero unemployment

[2] Do you know that Nigeria accounts for 70% of global yam production and Benue State is our major producer. Yam alone should fuel the economy of Benue State, with the state producing pounded yam, yam flour, yam meal, etc

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