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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by FlyoruB: 11:39am On Mar 21
austin2all:


oga pls leave lagos and show us your own state.
ode

Oga did you even read the content of the post you quoted or you blind? NONE of the pix I've attached within this thread is of Lagos. NOT ONE!

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Basic123: 11:44am On Mar 21
greatnation2:

My bro Oyo is bigger than Anambra but less developed, Anambra is fourth largest economy in Nigeria after Lagos, Rivers and ABJ, your bigger Oyo was missing when CBN listed states that control 90% cash in Nigeria

Lagos, 6 other states control 90% of cash transactions in Nigeria – CBN

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/lagos-6-other-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions-in-nigeria-cbn/

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Lagos and six other states control about 90 per cent of cash transactions in the country. The other states are Rivers, Anambra, Abia, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/lagos-6-other-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions-in-nigeria-cbn/

Even recent reports published by NBS on cash transactions by states in Nigeria for last five years small Anambra doubled Oyo state cash transactions, Enugu even performed better than your massive Oyo grin grin grin, it's not about size of a state it's about economic value, no man's land (Lagos) is smallest in land mass but largest economy in Nigeria

Africa: 10 cities to watch
Everyone is talking up Africa’s potential for growth –
but in a continent with more than a billion people,
where should foreign companies focus their
attention?
According to research by Frontier Strategy Group,
Africa will have 73 cities of 1-5m people by 2025.
Matthew Spivack, head of MENA research, picks out
five top urban markets across the continent – and
five up-and-coming prospects. Some are very well-
known; others may surprise you.
First, the ‘Big 5′ - cities which are broadly politically
and economically-stable, and already major FDI
destinations. They are:
- Accra, Ghana
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Luanda, Angola
- Nairobi, Kenya
No major surprises here. Johannesburg is the biggest
city in sub-Saharan Africa’s leading economy, and,
as Frontier notes, is reaching the size of a large
European city. Its nominal ‘GDP’ output is $51bn;
Munich, in Germany, has a GDP of $64bn.
Lagos has a smaller economy, at $40bn – but that is
expected to jump when Nigeria rebases its economic
statistics this year . By 2015, Frontier says, “risk-
weighted business opportunities in Lagos will far
outpace that of the city’s nearest
competitor” (Johannesburg).
It’s the ‘Next 5′ – large cities with rapidly expanding
economies, but serious business climate deficiencies
– that offer some of the biggest potential rewards –
provided multinationals can stomach the risks. They
are:
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Ibadan, Nigeria
- Kinshasa, Congo-DRC
- Mombasa, Kenya
Some of the world’s largest companies have already
made inroads into these economies. Diaego, one of
the world’s largest brewing companies, paid $225m
for Ethiopia’s state-owned brewer Meta Abo last
year, to tap into Addis Ababa’s growing consumer
market. What’s more, the African Union is
headquartered in the city, making it the political
capital of Africa, Frontier says. That’s a bit of a
stretch, but the business buzz in Addis is undeniable.
Fellow beer group Heineken is spending $325m in
Kinshasa, Congo’s capital. Frontier says: “while
poverty and an underdeveloped infrastructure
reduce market size in Kinshasa, staggering
population growth and consistently higheconomic
growth means the city of 10 million cannot remain
ignored by many MNCs.”
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, arguably
offers the best investment prospects of all. Taking
into account its size, short-term stability and growth,
Frontier ranks it as the third best risk-weighted
business opportunity in all of Africa by 2015.
An emerging trade hub in east Africa, it is
increasingly handling more cargo than Mombasa, the
region’s other sea trade centre. And Japanese
carmaker Honda Motor has recently shown an
interest, teaming up with a Tanzanian company and
preparing to build an assembly plant to expand sales
in the city.
There are risks to expanding in all of these markets,
of course – Frontier highlights the usual concerns
about infrastructure, corruption, and regulation. But
Africa is the fastest growing and most rapidly
urbanising region in the world. The risks of staying
out could be greater still.
Related reading:
S Africa: strike overshadows 2012 GDP, beyondbrics
Africa’s neglected frontier looks bright, FT
Nigeria: No. 1 in Africa by 2014 ? beyondbrics
Africa: no longer a leap of faith, beyondbrics
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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 11:45am On Mar 21
greatnation2:

Anambra is fourth largest economy in Nigeria after Lagos, Rivers and ABJ

Abeg on what basis is Anambra the 'fourth largest economy'? Soludo that uttered that crap did not even give any indices to support such wild assertion. What is the combined worth of the economy of the state? What is the total GDP of Anambra relative to other states in Nigeria? What is her IGR? VAT contribution nko? Industrial capacity and wealth contribution relative to other states? These are indices that determine the overall worth of a state's economy (not the steupid cash transactions you keep touting). Also, abeg what economy is in Abuja to put her ahead of Rivers or any other more productive state for that matter? Drunkard statement.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 11:45am On Mar 21
Lmaoooo...these shitgbo clowns still grasping at straws?

Thread wey we don finish work on since yesterday.

Elo sun grin cheesy

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 11:47am On Mar 21
@Basic123: Don't mind those people. They are empty vessels. None of their cities, not one single one, featured on the list of cities to watch in Africa. Na only mouth dem get.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 11:47am On Mar 21
Basic123:
...lolz...igbos sha...we thank God.at least you get anambra.

we own lagos,ogun and oyo state...........you will not happy with that but go and die if you are so pained.You can call them no man's land.A blessed land is a no mans land.Do you have any no man's land over their....No!!!.

when a child is cool,everyone wants to lay claim to it.but the child will know who his real parent is
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My friend give me one reason why your massive Oyo grin grin grin failed to make list of 90% states that control cash transactions in Nigeria according to CBN

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 11:48am On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:


Abeg on what basis is Anambra the 'fourth largest economy'? Soludo that uttered that crap did not even give any indices to support such wild assertion. What is the combined worth of the economy of the state? What is the total GDP of Anambra relative to other states in Nigeria? What is her IGR? VAT contribution nko? Industrial capacity and wealth contribution relative to other states? These are indices that determine the overall worth of a state's economy (not the steupid cash transactions you keep touting). Also, abeg what economy is in Abuja to put her ahead of Rivers or any other more productive state for that matter? Drunkard statement.


Oh! You saw that clown too? grin Muffuguh probably thinks he's chatting with his fellow i_pork youths cheesy

We go pull out stats tear him yansh now. Make I near PC first. I think most of these guys here are new lol. They don't know our old monikers. Haha

The guy who replied him sounds clueless

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 11:51am On Mar 21
Jetleeee:


Oh! You saw that clown too? grin Muffuguh probably thinks he's chatting with his fellow i_pork youths cheesy

We go pull out stats tear him yansh now. Make I near PC first. I think most of these guys here are new lol. They don't know our old monikers. Haha

The guy who replied him sounds clueless

That's how they do. They just throw empty and steupid claims around and start repeating it without any proof to back it up. Make Soludo show us the data and indices to back up his claim. Dem sabi make empty mouth die.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 11:51am On Mar 21
greatnation2:

My bro Oyo is bigger than Anambra but less developed, Anambra is fourth largest economy in Nigeria after Lagos, Rivers and ABJ, your bigger Oyo was missing when CBN listed states that control 90% cash in Nigeria

Lagos, 6 other states control 90% of cash transactions in Nigeria – CBN

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/lagos-6-other-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions-in-nigeria-cbn/

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Lagos and six other states control about 90 per cent of cash transactions in the country. The other states are Rivers, Anambra, Abia, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/lagos-6-other-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions-in-nigeria-cbn/

Even recent reports published by NBS on cash transactions by states in Nigeria for last five years small Anambra doubled Oyo state cash transactions, Enugu even performed better than your massive Oyo grin grin grin, it's not about size of a state it's about economic value, no man's land (Lagos) is smallest in land mass but largest economy in Nigeria


Abeg provide links for the emboldened. Thanks.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Basic123: 11:53am On Mar 21
greatnation2:

My friend give me one reason why your massive Oyo grin grin grin failed to make list 90% of states that control cash in Nigeria according to CBN
lolz

na federal character.mr man.
anambra represent S.E
lagos represent S.W

grin
greatnation2:

My friend give me one reason why your massive Oyo grin grin grin failed to make list 90% of states that control cash in Nigeria according to CBN
lolz

na federal character.mr man.
anambra represent S.E
lagos represent S.W
Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 11:55am On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:


That's how they do. They just throw empty and steupid claims around and start repeating it without any proof to back it up. Make Soludo show us the data and indices to back up his claim. Dem sabi make empty mouth die.

Enugu+Anambra IGR combined not even up to Ogun state IGR. And these clowns want to size up diks

grin

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Basic123: 11:56am On Mar 21
Jetleeee:


Abeg provide links for the emboldened. Thanks.
dont mind him jare.
List of Nigerian states by GDP - Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/.../List_of_ ... The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's 36 states ranked in order of their total GDP in 2010.
Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 11:57am On Mar 21
Basic123:
lolz

na federal character.mr man.
anambra represent S.E
lagos represent S.W

;Dlolz

na federal character.mr man.
anambra represent S.E
lagos represent S.W


Bro, It's an insult to even put Ogun and Anambra in the same sentence not to talk of Lagos. Please stopeeeeeet!

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 11:58am On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:


That's how they do. They just throw empty and steupid claims around and start repeating it without any proof to back it up. Make Soludo show us the data and indices to back up his claim. Dem sabi make empty mouth die.

Anambra state is forth largest economy in Nigeria tongue tongue tongue

CBN: Seven states control 90% of cash transactions


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Lagos and the six other states control about 90 per cent of cash transactions in the country. The other states are Rivers, Anambra, Abia, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) The CBN Deputy Governor, Operations, Tunde Lemo, who disclosed this, said this was the…
https://www.businessdayonline.com/cbn-seven-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions/

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Basic123: 11:58am On Mar 21
The following table presents a listing of Nigeria 's 36 states ranked in order of their total GDP in 2010. [1] Rank State GDP (in millions of USD) 1 Lagos State US$33,679 2 Rivers State US$21,073 3 Delta State US$16,749 4 Oyo State US$16,121 5 Imo State US$14,212 6 Kano State US$12,393 7 Edo State US$11,888 8 Akwa Ibom State US$11,179 9 Ogun State US$10,470 10 Kaduna State US$10,334 11 Cross River State US$9,292 12 Abia State US$8,687 13 Ondo State US$8,414 14 Osun State US$7,280 15 Benue State US$6,864 16 Anambra State US$6,764 17 Katsina State US$6,022 18 Niger State US$6,002 19 Borno State US$5,175 20 Plateau State US$5,154 21 Sokoto State US$4,818 22 Bauchi State US$4,713 23 Kogi State US$4,642 24 Adamawa State US$4,582 25 Enugu State US$4,396 26 Bayelsa State US$4,337 27 Zamfara State US$4,123 28 Kwara State US$3,841 29 Taraba State US$3,397 30 Kebbi State US$3,290 31 Nassarawa State US$3,022 32 Jigawa State US$2,988 33 Ekiti State US$2,848 34 Ebonyi State US$2,732 35 Gombe State US$2,501 36 Yobe State US$2,011 References 1. ^ "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)" . Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Terms of Use • Privacy • Desktop Search List of Nigerian states by GDP
Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 12:01pm On Mar 21
Ashiwajufoward this one na troll. grin cheesy Once you see them striking through posts, you know they've lost it

He should just provide links or kipchot! No one is interested in any back and forth bullcheet

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 12:01pm On Mar 21
Jetleeee:


Enugu+Anambra IGR combined not even up to Ogun state IGR. And these clowns want to size up diks

grin

Are you minding them? If you are not trading or a civil servant, you have no future in those parts. That's why the more ambitious ones amongst them have to emigrate to the better side with a more robust economy and better prospects.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 12:08pm On Mar 21
Any fact you're looking for is here. Backed up with links and tables

No be for yansh we dey comot stats like some people cheesy

http://www.nairaland.com/3343812/south-west-contributions-nigerias-economy-other

They couldn't say chit on this thread. Awon olofo grin

If you want to compare your backward villages to the SW, do that when we aren't around

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 12:08pm On Mar 21
greatnation2:


Anambra state is forth largest economy in Nigeria tongue tongue tongue

CBN: Seven states control 90% of cash transactions


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that Lagos and the six other states control about 90 per cent of cash transactions in the country. The other states are Rivers, Anambra, Abia, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) The CBN Deputy Governor, Operations, Tunde Lemo, who disclosed this, said this was the…
https://www.businessdayonline.com/cbn-seven-states-control-90-of-cash-transactions/

You this lunatic, you've switched to this moniker now? You've been taken to the cleaners severally over this your jaundiced cash transactions crap you keep touting. Actually, Soludo made a big mistake. He should've just declared Anambra economy as number one in Nigeria. Afterall he only needed to say so for it to be so. undecided

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 12:10pm On Mar 21
Jetleeee:


Enugu+Anambra IGR combined not even up to Ogun state IGR. And these clowns want to size up diks

grin
97% of the industries in Ogun are owned by non Yorubas, Ogun state government doesn't look back taxing them, 99% of industries in Anambra are owned by Igbos, Anambra state government tax them low


Recession: Obiano abolishes taxes in Anambra
http://sunnewsonline.com/recession-obiano-abolishes-taxes-in-anambra/

It can only happen in southeast

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 12:13pm On Mar 21
greatnation2:

97% of the industries in Ogun are owned by non Yorubas, Ogun state government doesn't look back taxing them, 99% of industries in Anambra are owned by Igbos, Anambra state government tax them low

It can only happen in southeast


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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 12:17pm On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:


You this lunatic, you've switched to this moniker now? You've been taken to the cleaners severally over this your jaundiced cash transactions crap you keep touting. Actually, Soludo made a big mistake. He should've just declared Anambra economy as number one in Nigeria. Afterall he only needed to say so for it to be so. undecided

Olosh was disgraced on his FK081 moniker, he shamelessly came back with Anambra1st son, still ended up being disgraced. Then later he came back with one Obaino moniker like that.

If he likes, he should come back with Ojukwu, he'll still get the regular e-slaps he's destined to receive grin cheesy

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 12:17pm On Mar 21
[quote author=Basic123 post=54800548][/quote]

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS 2010-2015

BANK CREDIT AND DEPOSIT BY STATES IN NIGERIA



Bank credit/deposit in each state may be used as an indicator of the level of activity and well being of operators (households and businesses) in a particular state as it shows what residents are borrowing and the amount deposit in banks


http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/report/384

Bank Deposit by states in Nigeria


From the report bank deposit by states in Southeast from 2010-2015

Bank deposit in Anambra state #1'844'434.75
Bank Credit # 258'716.37
Balance #1'585'718.38[/b]


Bank deposit in Enugu #1'651'741.09
Bank credit #370'012.75
Balance #1'281'728.59

Bank deposit in Imo # 936'606.57
bank credit #218'853.32
balance #717'753.35

Bank deposit in Abia from #1'031'355.42
bank credit #391'675.25
balance 639'580.17

Bank deposit in Ebonyi #330'841.52
bank credit #93'627.5
balance 237'214.02

[b]Southeast total balance from 2010-2015 #4'461'997.51



From the report bank deposit by states in Southwest from 2010-2015
excluding nation commercial center

Bank deposit in Oyo #1'617'678.48
bank credit #598'298.6
balance #1'019'379.88


Bank deposit in Ogun #1'204'873.59
bank credit # 558'073.3
balance # 649'800.29

Bank deposit in Ondo #821'901.84
credit #306'621.05
balance #515'280.79

Bank deposit in Osun #648'726.72
credit #417'073.72

Balance #231'653.05

Bank deposit in Ekiti #301'136.23
credit #123,254.46
balance #177,881.77


South west total balance from 2010-2015 #2'593'995.78


Pics Anambra state

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by janefrancisca(f): 12:19pm On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:


Are you minding them? If you are not trading or a civil servant, you have no future in those parts. That's why the more ambitious ones amongst them have to emigrate to the better side with a more robust economy and better prospects.
Biko ,apart from trading and civil service jobs, what other jobs do they take up "in the side with better prospects and more robust economy" ?
Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 12:19pm On Mar 21
greatnation2:

97% of the industries in Ogun are owned by non Yorubas, Ogun state government doesn't look back taxing them, 99% of industries in Anambra are owned by Igbos, Anambra state government tax them low


Recession: Obiano abolishes taxes in Anambra
http://sunnewsonline.com/recession-obiano-abolishes-taxes-in-anambra/

It can only happen in southeast


Ode. See wetin we talk? Just like Soludo, you are throwing around numbers you can't even backup. 97% of Industries in Ogun owned by non-Yorubas? 97%?? Where did you get that data? Don't even bother coz I know you pulled it out of your butt, just like Soludo. Ogun state has not even started taxing a substantial number of the industries in her territory as they're still enjoying their tax holidays. By the time those companies come under the tax bracket then Ogun IGR will go thru the roof. If you people like, don't even tax anyone sef who cares, just make sure you tell your people to quit flooding the SW to overburden our infrastructure.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Jetleeee: 12:20pm On Mar 21
This ugly, yam-legged gbologs is back. Hoe-losh don change her picture. Lwtmb grin grin cheesy

Skrep!!

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 12:28pm On Mar 21
AshiwajuFoward:

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Your elders are warning you guys, lazy youths from western enclave are busy fighting Igbos online grin grin grin Igbos are leading

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/06/open-letter-asiwaju-bola-ahmed-tinubu/
From Oyo to Osun, Ogun to Ondo, Ekiti to Kwara and Lagos, hardly will one see any serious industry or manufacturing concern owned by a Yoruba person. I am not talking about portfolio businesses or one-man business concerns. Most industries in Oyo State are owned by the Lebanese. The native business and industry gurus who dominated the landscape- Nathaniel Idowu, Amos Adegoke, Lekan Salami, Alao Arisekola, Adeola Odutola, Jimoh Odutola, Chief Theophilus Adediran Oni and others- are all gone with no credible replacements. I’m sure you remember the tyre factory of the Odutolas and how Jimoh Odutola was even asked by the Governments of Kenya and Ghana to set up a similar factory in their countries. Chief Theophilus Adediran # Oni , popularly called T.A # Oni & Sons started the first indigenous construction company in Nigeria. He willed his residence- Goodwill House, to the Oyo/Western state government, to be used as a Paediatric Hospital, which is now known as T.A Oni Memorial Children Hospital at Ring Road in Ibadan. This sprawling family Estate and residence was cited on a 15acre piece of land, 65 rooms, with modern conveniences, Olympic Swimming Pool and stable for Horses, etc.

People like Chief Bode Akindele started companies like Standard Breweries and Dr Pepper Soft drink factory at Alomaja in Ibadan. Broking House built by the late Femi Johnson, an insurance magnate, still stands glittering in the mid-day sun as an epitome to a rich history that Ibadan has. The most serious and only notable Yoruba entrepreneur we have now is Michael Adenuga. I say this quite consciously because most of the other names are oil and gas barons. Most of what stood as testaments of industry in Oyo State are gone- Exide Batteries, Leyland Autos and many others. In its place are shopping malls and road side markets but no nation develops through buying and selling alone- especially when you’re not actually producing what you’re selling. Hypermarkets and supermarkets have taken over because of the need to feed our insatiable consumer-appetite and foreign tastes. In one instance, an ancient landmark in the form of a hotel was demolished to pave way for a mall. That is how low we have sunk. If our past is better than our present- if we always look back with nostalgia frequently, then there is a problem.

[b]The case of other states is not different. Osun’s case is pathetic. Ditto for Ondo and Ekiti. Ogun State can boast of some factories at Sango-Otta and Agbara axis but most of them are not owned by the Yorubas. There is no significant pharmaceutical company owned by any Yoruba except for Bond Chemicals in Awe, Oyo State- and its wallet share is very insignificant. For Lagos State, more than 70% of the manufacturing concerns and major industries in the State are owned by the Igbos. If the Igbos were to stop paying tax in Lagos State, the IGR of Lagos State will reduce by over 60%. In contrast, Sir, go to the South East and look at the manufacturing concerns in Onitsha, Aba and Nnewi. Please don’t forget those were areas ravaged by civil war a mere forty something years ago The Igbos have certainly made tremendous progress but the Yoruba nation has regressed. I wish to state that this letter is not meant to whip up primordial considerations or ethnic sentiments but just to put things in proper perspective.[/b]

Asiwaju, I will like to also talk about the state of education in the Yoruba nation. Our education has gone to the dogs. We have a bunch of mis-educated and ill-educated young men and women roaming the streets. Ibadan, for instance, had the first University in Nigeria and the first set of research centres in Nigeria ( The Forestry Research Institute, the Cocoa Research Institute (CRIN), The Nigerian Cereal Research Institute Moor Plantation (NCRI), the NIHORT (Nigerian Institute of Horticultural Research), the NISER (Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research), IAR&T (Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training), amongst several others). Ibadan was the bastion of scholarship with people like Wole Soyinka, JP Clark, D.O Fagunwa and Amos Tutuola as residents. In the May/June 2015 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, Abia came tops. Anambra came 2nd while Edo was 3rd. Lagos placed 6th while Osun and Oyo was 29th and 26th. Ekiti was 11th, Ondo State was 13th and Ogun State was 19th. In 2013 WASSCE, only Lagos and Ogun States were the Yoruba States above the national average. If we do an analysis of how Lagos placed 6th in 2015, you will discover that it was substantially because of other nationalities resident in Lagos. For proof, please look no further than the winners of the Spelling Bee competition which has produced One-Day Governors in Lagos State. Since inception in 2001, other nationalities have won the competition six times (Ebuka Anisiobi in 2001, Ovuwhore Etiti in 2002, Abundance Ikechukwu in 2006, Daniel Osunbor in 2008, Akpakpan Iniodu Jones in 2011 and Lilian Ogbuefi in 2012). Sir, there is something seriously wrong about our state of education. From the vintage times of Obafemi Awolowo who initiated ‘free education’, we have regressed into a most parlous state.

Let me talk about roads, housing and infrastructure . The first dualized road in Nigeria, the Queen Elizabeth road from Mokola to Agodi in Ibadan was formally commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 1956. The first Housing Estate in Nigeria is Bodija Housing Estate (also in Ibadan) which was built in 1958. The state of roads in the Yoruba nation has become pathetic. Our hinterland are still largely rural. Even some state capitals like Osogbo and Ado-Ekiti are big villages when you compare them to towns in the South East. How many new estates have been built over the last decade? Even Ajoda New Town lies in ruins.
We have abandoned the farm settlement strategy of the Western Region and only pay lip service to agriculture. Instead of feeding others like we once did, others now feed us. We plant no tomatoes, no pepper and the basic food that we require. The Indians have bought the large expanse of water body that we have in Onigambari village. The water body in Oke Ogun of Oyo State can provide enough fish to feed the whole of the South West. From being a major cocoa exporter many years ago, one can point to just a few vestiges of factories that still deal with Cocoa in the Yoruba nation. 80% of Cocoa processing industries in the South West have been shut down. The Chinese have taken over the cashew belt at Ogbomoso in Oyo State. They have even edged out the indigenes as brokers. They now come to the cashew belt to buy from the local farmers, sell on the spot to other Chinese exporters who now process the cashew nuts and import them back into Nigeria at a premium. Sir, there are only 7 major cashew processing plants in Nigeria and you can check out the ownership. The glory has departed from the Yoruba nation.

Apart from Asejire, Ede, Ikere Gorge and Oyan dams built ages ago, where are the new dams to cater for increased population and water capacity for the Yoruba nation? How have we improved on what our heroes past left us? Maybe apart from certain areas in Lagos State, others can’t even supply their citizens with pipe-borne water.

Our youth which we used to take pride in are largely a mass of unemployed and unemployable people. Have you noticed the abundance of street urchins, area boys, touts and ‘agberos’ that we now have all across the Yoruba nation? Have you noticed the swell in the ranks of NURTW (I mean no disrespect to an otherwise noble union)? Have you noticed the increase in the number of Yoruba beggars? There was a time that it was taboo for a Yoruba man to beg- but no more. The spirit of apprenticeship is dead. There was a time that people who learn vocational skills celebrate what we referred to as ‘freedom’. While that is largely moribund now in the Yoruba nation, the Igbos still practice it with great success.

The only thing we can boldly say the Yoruba nation controls is the information machinery- the press. We own largely the newspapers- the Nation, Punch, Nigerian Tribune, TV Continental and a few others. It is because of our control of this information machinery that we have rewritten the narrative in the country with the misguided self-belief that things are normal and we are making progress. A look beyond the surface will prove that this is so untrue.

We are largely divided. For the first time in the history of the Yoruba nation, religion is about to divide us further- and it is starting from Osun State. You are married to a Christian. My own father-in-law is an Alhaji. That is how we have peacefully do-existed but the fabrics are about to be torn to shreds because of poor management of issues. Afenifere has been reduced to a shadow of itself. OPC that once defended Yoruba interests has gone into oblivion. Yoruba elders have been vilified in the name of politics and partisanship. It is no longer news to see teenagers throwing stones at their elders because of their political indoctrination. Even under the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yorubas never belonged to just a single party- yet our unity was without blemish. Now, our values have gone down the drain.

Asiwaju, I believe I have said enough. The task is Herculean but I believe Providence has brought you here for such a time like this. It is time for the Yoruba nation to clean up its acts. What do we really want? How can we quickly right the wrongs? The Yoruba nation is in a state of arrested development. The Yoruba nation is gasping for breath and crying for help. Will you rise up to the occasion? I am aware you understand that all politics is local and charity begins at home. Our fathers gave us a proverb: ‘Bi o’ode o dun, bi igbe ni’gboro ri’. I know there are no quick fixes but I also know that if there is anyone who has the capacity to do something about our current situation, that person is you. This should be the legacy you should think of. Your legacy is our future.

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by codedslayer: 12:29pm On Mar 21
greatnation2:

97% of the industries in Ogun are owned by non Yorubas, Ogun state government doesn't look back taxing them, 99% of industries in Anambra are owned by Igbos, Anambra state government tax them low


Recession: Obiano abolishes taxes in Anambra
http://sunnewsonline.com/recession-obiano-abolishes-taxes-in-anambra/

It can only happen in southeast


Frank Ojukwu, the ugly Obiano houseboy. You are still being disgraced even with all your hundreds of monikers. Soon you will log on with your Tundebricklayer handle and tag everyone Tunde. What about your ilovemystate handle? Lmaooo. No wonder your wife ran away when she knew you are one jobless nonentity. Lol

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by Basic123: 12:31pm On Mar 21
greatnation2:


NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS 2010-2015

BANK CREDIT AND DEPOSIT BY STATES IN NIGERIA



Bank credit/deposit in each state may be used as an indicator of the level of activity and well being of operators (households and businesses) in a particular state as it shows what residents are borrowing and the amount deposit in banks


http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/report/384

Bank Deposit by states in Nigeria


From the report bank deposit by states in Southeast from 2010-2015

Bank deposit in Anambra state #1'844'434.75
Bank Credit # 258'716.37
Balance #1'585'718.38[/b]


Bank deposit in Enugu #1'651'741.09
Bank credit #370'012.75
Balance #1'281'728.59

Bank deposit in Imo # 936'606.57
bank credit #218'853.32
balance #717'753.35

Bank deposit in Abia from #1'031'355.42
bank credit #391'675.25
balance 639'580.17

Bank deposit in Ebonyi #330'841.52
bank credit #93'627.5
balance 237'214.02

[b]Southeast total balance from 2010-2015 #4'461'997.51



From the report bank deposit by states in Southwest from 2010-2015
excluding nation commercial center

Bank deposit in Oyo #1'617'678.48
bank credit #598'298.6
balance #1'019'379.88


Bank deposit in Ogun #1'204'873.59
bank credit # 558'073.3
balance # 649'800.29

Bank deposit in Ondo #821'901.84
credit #306'621.05
balance #515'280.79

Bank deposit in Osun #648'726.72
credit #417'073.72

Balance #231'653.05

Bank deposit in Ekiti #301'136.23
credit #123,254.46
balance #177,881.77


South west total balance from 2010-2015 #2'593'995.78


Pics Anambra state
..In the book of you igbos...there are 5 states in SW.one day, you guys will stop deceiving yourself.
Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by AshiwajuFoward: 12:34pm On Mar 21
janefrancisca:
Biko ,apart from trading and civil service jobs, what other jobs do they take up "in the side with better prospects and more robust economy" ?

Mining opportunities
Our region has the largest number of SMEs in the entire country (= job opportunities)
Startup accelerators and ICT HUBS
Highest concentration of industries (= job opportunities)
Agriculture opportunities (poultry hub of the entire country, the real cash crops -- Cocoa, Rubber, Tobacco yakpa, land sef boku)
We have the largest service industries, e.t.c

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Re: Drone View Of Owerri (Photos) by greatnation2: 12:34pm On Mar 21
Anambra

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