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

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[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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Financial experts believe Nigeria has the potential to have a $6trn economy if inflation is controlled

FINANCIAL experts have forecast that Nigeria has the potential to have a $6trn gross domestic product (GDP) if the numerous sectors of her economy are properly harnessed and inflation is brought down to single digit figures.

 

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Today our Making Nigeria Better campaign takes us to the Niger Delta where we look at the economic potential of Rivers State

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[1] Rivers is not just any state in Nigeria. It is our fountain of wealth and ideally should be the bellwether of the Nigerian economy. There is no reason for it not to be competing with Lagos State when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI)

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US businessmen plans to invest $100m in venture to rid Nigeria of abandoned vehicles

AMERICAN-based businessman Otunba Saheed Ashogbon has announced plans to invest $100m in Nigeria to help clear the country's roads of unwanted vehicles which will then be recycled and the scrap metal put to productive use.

 

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Ademola Lookman eyes return to Premier League as Chelsea and Man United chase him

SUPER Eagles winger Ademola Lookman could be returning to England this summer as Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are both said to be looking t sign him from Atlanta before the start of the 2024/25 season.

 

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Continuing with this our journey across Nigeria, today we visit Zamfara State and examine its economic potential

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[1] Zamfara is arguably the poorest state in Nigeria as it has no private sector whatsoever, no industry and has not tapped into any of its natural resources. At the moment, Zamfara is more or less wholly dependent on federal allocation handouts for its survival

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Diaspora remittances surge by 90% during May boosting foreign exchange inflows by 163%

NIGERIA witnessed a 90% surge in diaspora remittances during the month of May with Nigerians living abroad sending back home a whopping $365.44m helping the total amount of foreign exchange inflows into the country to surge by 163%.

 

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