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Date of Canuk family fun day to Southend-on-Sea beach changes to August 10

DIASPORA body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) has changed the date of its coach trip to Southend-on-Sea beach to Saturday August 10 in response to requests from its membership.

 

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Our Making Nigeria Better series moves on to Borno State today, where we examine its huge potential. This is another state that is sitting on billions of dollars worth of dead capital

 

Ayo Akinfe

[1] First of all, do you know that Borno State gets more sunshine than any other in Nigeria as its huge landmass of almost 71,000 square kilometres is in the Sudan and Sahel Savannah. Why does Borno not have one of the largest solar farms on the planet?

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Organised labour urges Tinubu to approve minimum wage of no less than N250,000

NIGERIAN trade unions have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to set the new minimum wage at N250,000 ($165) per month so it reflects the present inflationary trend in the country and allows workers to live meaningful lives.

 

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In today’s edition of Making Nigeria Better, we look at the economic potential of Anambra State. This is a state with the most millionaires in Nigeria, so should never have a problem attracting investors to exploit its potential

Ayo Akinfe

[1] By now, Nnewi should have been turned into the Detroit of Africa with every automobile manufacturer on the planet attracted to the city. Ever car company on earth should have a local manufacturing plant in Nnewi

[2] Were things well run, as of today, Anambra State should be generating at least $100bn internally. It should have long withdrawn from the shameful federal allocation money sharing regime, becoming the first Nigerian state to do so

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Foreign ministry claims as many as 200 Chinese firms are interested in investing in Nigeria

AS many as 200 Chinese companies have expressed an interest in investing in Nigeria according to foreign minister Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar who believes that the economy provides good returns on investment that appeals to investors.

 

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Spurs emerge as favourites to sign Nigeria-eligible fullback Michael Kayode from Fiorentina

ENGLISH Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspurs have emerged as the favourites to sign Nigeria-eligible right fullback Michael Kayode over the coming weeks as the race to sign the Fiorentina teenager heats up now that the transfer window is open.

 

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Three presidential aircraft put on sale to pay for two new ones for Tinubu and Shettima

NIGERIA'S federal government has put three of the aircraft in the presidential fleet up for sale as part of a plan to cut the excessive spending on maintenance that is a huge drain on scarce government revenue.

 

Despite Nigeria's current economic crisis, she has a huge presidential fleet made up of airplanes and four helicopters and selling off the three aircraft would half the number of jets it has.

 

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As part of our Make Nigeria Better series, let us look at the economic potential of Kogi State and see how it could become one of Nigeria’s cash cows

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Kogi is one of the least developed states in Nigeria in terms of infrastructure. It lacks basic roads, rural areas are inaccessible during the rainy season and it struggles to attract private sector employers

[2] Despite being home to the historic confluence of the rivers Niger and Benue, Kogi State is shamelessly more or less wholly dependent on federal allocation handouts for its survival

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Michael Olise agrees five year deal with Bayern Munich as Nigeria still hopes to get him

NIGERIA-eligible playmaker Michael Olise has entered into a €60m (£50.7m) agreement with German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich that will see him contracted to the Allianz Arena side until 2029.

 

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For Nigeria to work, we need to get the country’s 36 states functioning. Let us kickstart this process by looking at the economic potential of Cross River State

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Cross River is Nigeria’s second largest cocoa producing state with an annual crop of about 80,000 tonnes. It also has the advantage of bordering Cameroon which has an annual crop of 180,000 tonnes. Calabar should be a major chocolate processing centre with the likes of Mars, Cadbury and Nestle all owning processing plants there

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