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Tobi Akinyimika signs two year scholarship deal with Championship side Watford

NIGERIA-eligible teenage striker Tobi Akinyimika has signed a two-year scholarship deal with English Championship side Watford that will lead to him joining up with the club's U18 team for the forthcoming season.

 

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Today, we travel to Oyo State as part of our Make Nigeria Better series to examine its economic potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] With a population of about 8m Oyo State is the sixth most populous in the Nigeria. It also has the largest landmsss of all the states in the south of the country with area of 28,454 square kilometres. It is thus no surprise that Lagos State for instance, hires land in Oyo State for agriculture. Going forward, Oyo may have to do a bit more of that, given that Lagos has no land for agricultural expansion

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Forest hope to sign Nigeria-eligible former Arsenal academy striker Chuba Akpom this summer

ENGLISH Premier League side Nottingham Forest have stepped up the pursuit of Nigeria-eligible striker and former Arsenal's Hale End Academy product Chuba Akpom with a view to signing him before the start of the forthcoming 2024/25 season.

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better bandwagon rolls into Plateau State to look at its economic potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Most Nigerians may not know it but during the colonial era, the British actually planned to establish a European settler colony in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Because they found the Jos climate highly suitable, the Europeans wanted to establish an enclave there. Just imagine what kind of economy this would have allowed Plateau State to have

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Canuk to hold virtual emergency general meeting on August 31 to review its status

 

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) will be holding an online emergency general meeting (EGM) on Saturday August 31 to review its constitution and consider acquiring charitable status.

 

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Today’s Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Adamawa State a territory nicknamed the Land of Beauty because of its scenic hills

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Adamawa State is by far the biggest waste in Nigeria when it comes to tourism. This is a state made up of undulating hills, scenic plateaus and mountains. America’s Grand Canyon, Canada’s Banff National Park and Australia’s Ayers Rock have nothing on Adamawa State but alas, almost no tourism revenue is generated from this natural resource

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University of Bath graduate Tobi Sijuade qualifies to represent Nigeria at Paris Olympics

UNIVERSITY of Bath recent graduate Tobi Sijuade has qualified to represent Nigeria in the 50m freestyle swimming event at the forthcoming Paris Olympics after making to clock the official required time for the event just in time for the games.

 

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Today’s Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Bayelsa State nicknamed Glory of All Lands where we examine its economic potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] In terms of population, Bayelsa is the smallest state in Nigeria, meaning that it has a lot of uninhabited land, which could be used for development. It should bethe epicentre of the federal government’s blue economy plans because Bayelsa has an abundance of rivers, creeks and waterways

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Nigeria faces stiff challenges for the services of Herve Renard as the US now wants him too

NIGERIA is facing a stiff challenge in its quest to employ French coach Herve Renard in the run-up to the 2026 World Cup as the US Soccer Federation is after his services too after national team head coach Gregg Berhalter was relieved of his services this week.

 

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Today’s Make Nigeria Better Series takes us to Sokoto State, the epicentre of the jihad that brought literacy to the country

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Known as the Seat of the Caliphate, Sokoto State is the spiritual home of Nigerian Muslims. It was the centre of Usman Dan Fodio’s jihad which fundamentally changed modern day Nigeria. Such a state should never have anything to do with poverty

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