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Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:09pm On Oct 22, 2015
This thread is specifically for any positives coming from Yorubaland, how to move the region forward, the Yoruba diaspora and Yoruba success stories in general so we can discuss. Please let's endeavour to keep up this page.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:13pm On Oct 22, 2015
Deputy Consul-General Says Lagos, Ogun Economically, Politically Important To China




The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday promised to pass relevant laws that would complement the efforts of the state government in projecting the tourism and cultural heritage of the state.

The Chairman, House Committee on Culture and Tourism, Mr Felemu Bankole, made the promise during an oversight visit by the committee to the state’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Akure.

Bankole, representing Akoko South West II constituency, commended the efforts of the ministry in projecting the cultural heritage of the state for global attention.

He also the commended the ministry for sustaining the indigenous cultural and traditional heritage in the face of modernism, adding that laws would be passed to enhance the maximum performance of the ministry.

Earlier, Mr Kayode Akinmade, the Commissioner for Information and supervisor of the ministry, had said that tourism had the potential to enhance the economic growth of the state.

He solicited for approval of funds to sustain the cultural heritage of the state. (NAN)



http://dailyindependentnig.com/2015/10/deputy-consul-general-says-lagos-ogun-economically-politically-important-to-china/

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by zimoni(f): 10:13pm On Oct 22, 2015
You promised to create the thread on the Ogun State 70th company commissioning thread.

It's a good idea.

I will be posting here regularly. This is what matters to us not APC/PDP brouhaha.

God Bless Yorubaland.

God Bless Nigeria.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by eleko1: 10:13pm On Oct 22, 2015
cool cool
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:17pm On Oct 22, 2015
I like the way OIC (odua investment company) is using Wema Bank.
it shows we should patronize our own first, living by example. wink

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by coolitempa(f): 10:18pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:
This thread is specifically for any positive news coming from the south-west so we can discuss.Please lets endeavour to keep up this page


Cc okutanla,wytecat,WIZGUY69,segend,ayekooto,coolitempa,scholes0,FFKfuckedBIANCA,alaoeri,cool83


You guys should help me name the rest

Great thread... cool cool cool cool

Superstar1, Pentiumpro, MrMba, Eshinwaju.. wink

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:19pm On Oct 22, 2015
WIZGUY69:
I like the way OIC is using Wema Bank.
it shows we should patronize our own first, living by example. wink



They're the owners of premier hotel,wemabod estate and Lagos airport hotel

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:19pm On Oct 22, 2015
Lalasticlala. if you can take it to FP for publicity sake.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:20pm On Oct 22, 2015
WIZGUY69:
Lalasticlala.
if you can take it to FP for publicity sake.



Frontpage ke.This is not a topic,its long term

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:20pm On Oct 22, 2015
coolitempa:

Great thread... cool cool cool cool
Superstar1, Pentiumpro, MrMba, Eshinwaju.. wink

Gbawe.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:22pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:




Frontpage ke.This is not a topic,its long term


Yea. I know.
I mean to show others that don't frequent politics section that might want to contribute.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OkutaNla: 10:23pm On Oct 22, 2015
Very interesting piece. smiley

http://tribuneonlineng.com/oyo-igr-potential-beyond-n7bn-—-adesina


Oyo IGR potential beyond N7bn — Adesina

September 23, 2015

Olawuwo Adesina, coordinator of the Oyo State Stakeholders’ Forum, speaks with NURUDEEN ALIMI, on the options available to the state government to maximize its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).


As the coordinator, Oyo State Stakeholders’ Forum, can the state government generate more revenue, considering that you recently said the state short changed itself by poorly harnessing its IGR potential.

There is the need for Oyo State to develop a comprehensive IGR improvement strategy. Government must seek to broaden IGR base and bring critical innovation to the traditional sources such as taxes, fines and fees, licenses, earnings and sales, rent on government properties, interest and dividends, reimbursable, and miscellaneous as mainstay of its IGR. I fervently believe that Oyo IGR initiative should be industry driven. If Lagos State could earn close to half a trillion in IGR and Ogun State is already talking of netting N10 billion in IGR every month as from this year, Oyo State can go ahead and simulate Lagos and replicate its economic model. It is what Ogun State is doing. If Ogun can build its industrial drive on its proximity to Lagos, we can do the same.

There is no reason the state government should not expedite action and complete the inland container depot otherwise known as dry port, at Erunmu on its own and make it functional. Oyo State is one of the eight beneficiaries of this elaborate project which is capable of creating jobs in abundance and localising activities of shippers and their partners in the state. The value chain here is elaborate. We can imagine the upsurge of economic activities it will bring to the state. All these will translate into high taxes and rates. Fast tracking completion of the dry port is like bringing the Apapa Wharf or the Tincan Island Port to your backyard. Also vast natural resources waste away across the state.

The government should, as matter of urgency, conduct an inventory of raw materials including mineral deposits available in all the 33 local government areas and get investors to tap into them. I am aware the state has mineral potential that can be capitalised upon. The state government can use its nexus with the APC federal government to resuscitate the marble industry. It is a disservice to use the moribund Leyland plant as school.

The state government can begin to tap into industrialisation by getting foreign consortium to resuscitate the plants and many others that dot the state land space. The state government by now should evolve strategy to encourage the emergence of the Ogunpa/Agbeni commercial axis of Ibadan as West African market and spell out its full potential so that it can compete with Idumota in Lagos.

A deliberate government policy can achieve utmost commercial viability of the area. Perhaps I should tell you that the quantum of money circulated in the Idumota commercial precinct is much more than what the commercial banks have in their vaults. The international market in Ogbomoso is also grossly underutilised.

I am happy the governor noted sharp practices in the administration of the IGR. I will suggest government puts a ceiling of not more than 10 percent of IGR to defray operational cost. This should be accompanied by clearly spelt out indicative implementation plan, the purpose of which is to set the direction for the way forward and to guide the IGR board in its development of a detailed implementation plan.

So, what is your take on the state initiative to increase the IGR to N7 billoin monthly over the next four years?

There are two things you do when it is about to rain. You will pray that the rain tarry and you will also quicken your step. That is what Governor Abiola Ajimobi is doing right away with the issue of IGR and overall finance portfolio of Oyo State. He hinges hope on subvention and improved allocation from the federal government and at the same time, he is working assiduously to boost the IGR generation. So the governor has no option other than to pursue a re-engineering of the state economy as he has begun. He seeks to cut on expenditure by reducing number of ministries to 15 from 23. But this has effect on what is paid to political appointees and not workers whose wage bill in the last four years has increased by close to 100 percent as the governor continues to increase salaries of workers and institute welfare packages.

As a government with human face, the governor is not considering retrenching the workforce; instead government is concerned with the option of increasing revenue base of the state. Presently, Oyo State is generating an IGR of N1.2 billion and the government plans to increase it progressively to N2.2 billion by 2016, N3.6 billion by 2017, climaxing at N6.1 billion by 2019. But ideally, the government is thinking of N7.6 billion to put the state on a sound financial footing, but I still take this as the state short changing itself. The state can generate far more than this right away. The state can accrue as much as Ogun State in terms of IGR which should be around N10 billion per month. As a pace setter state Oyo should rank as one of the ten highest IGR states in the country. This is more so because IGR has become a critical fiscal enhancement tool for states in recent times amid dwindling oil revenue from the Federation Account. You are aware that federal allocations had been dwindling since 2011 leading to a worsened extent that many states found it difficult to pay their workers.

Oyo State should be able to generate revenue exceeding the allocation from the Federation Account by seeking to make Oyo State the economic hub of the nation ahead of Ogun State. The state can attract and retain spill over of economic activities from Lagos State.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:23pm On Oct 22, 2015
For those who do not know,this is the Official GDP of all southwest states.

GDP in the Southwestern Region of Nigeria
The Region contributes about 35% of the country’s GDP estimated at $180bn, out of which Lagos State contributes 72% at $129bn and other States sharing the remaining $51bn.


Ekiti ---------- N3.5bn
Lagos ------- N129bn
Ogun -------- N5.3bn
Ondo -------- N28.32bn
Osun -------- N3.54bn
Oyo --------- N8.85bn




I got this from DAWN Commission's facebook page


*Modified: its suppose to be in Dollars not Naira, they probably made a mistake

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OkutaNla: 10:24pm On Oct 22, 2015
Emphasis on the bolded:


If Lagos State could earn close to half a trillion in IGR and Ogun State is already talking of netting N10 billion in IGR every month as from this year, Oyo State can go ahead and simulate Lagos and replicate its economic model. It is what Ogun State is doing. If Ogun can build its industrial drive on its proximity to Lagos, we can do the same.

Ogun state is getting really ambitious. cheesy

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by codedslayer: 10:24pm On Oct 22, 2015
Nice one.

Cc: subway101, MrMba,After1, Ebukaobi.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:24pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:




They're the owners of premier hotel,wemabod estate and [i]Lagos airport hote[/i]l











Lagos hotel was the one I was talking about in the other thread.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:25pm On Oct 22, 2015
OkutaNla:
Very interesting piece. smiley

http://tribuneonlineng.com/oyo-igr-potential-beyond-n7bn-—-adesina







Oyo state due to its population looks like it might be giving Ogun state a good run for its money with regards to IGR

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by demelza: 10:25pm On Oct 22, 2015
WIZGUY69:

Yea. I know.
I mean to show others that don't frequent politics section that might want to contribute.
Taking it to frontpage will bring them kids in here. It should be left here.
@Op Hope you've returned the female handbag you were carrying in the IPOB protests. Nice thread

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by coolitempa(f): 10:27pm On Oct 22, 2015
For starters, in my opinion the completion and modernisation of the Lagos - Ibadan expressway should be prioritised. It remains the gateway to the rest of the SW. Why can't resources be pulled together by our leaders to finish this eyesore

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:27pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:
For those who do not know,this is the Official GDP of all southwest states.

GDP in the Southwestern Region of Nigeria
The Region contributes about 35% of the country’s GDP estimated at $180bn, out of which Lagos State contributes 72% at $129bn and other States sharing the remaining $51bn.


Ekiti ---------- N3.5bn
Lagos ------- N129bn
Ogun -------- N5.3bn
Ondo -------- N28.32bn
Osun -------- N3.54bn
Oyo --------- N8.85bn




I got this from DAWN Commission's facebook page


shocked Egbon!

Please recheck that of ondo again. 28b

how comes?

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:27pm On Oct 22, 2015
demelza:
Taking it to frontpage will bring them kids in here. It should be left here.
@Op Hope you've returned the female handbag you were carrying in the IPOB protests. Nice thread



Lmaooo so you still remember that grin grin cheesy.I got soo many mentions for that comment.A lot of people don't look at your name before responding

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by wytecat: 10:28pm On Oct 22, 2015
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coolitempa:


Great thread... cool cool cool cool

Superstar1, Pentiumpro, MrMba, Eshinwaju.. wink
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by WIZGUY69(m): 10:28pm On Oct 22, 2015
demelza:
Taking it to frontpage will bring them kids in here. It should be left here.
@Op Hope you've returned the female handbag you were carrying in the IPOB protests. Nice thread


lol.

OK na
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:29pm On Oct 22, 2015
WIZGUY69:



shocked Egbon!

Please recheck that of ondo again. 28b

how comes?


Seriously its 28b,i'm surprised too.It means Ondo state after lagos is the southwest state that contributes most to the Federation account

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OkutaNla: 10:29pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:
For those who do not know,this is the Official GDP of all southwest states.

GDP in the Southwestern Region of Nigeria
The Region contributes about 35% of the country’s GDP estimated at $180bn, out of which Lagos State contributes 72% at $129bn and other States sharing the remaining $51bn.


Ekiti ---------- N3.5bn
Lagos ------- N129bn
Ogun -------- N5.3bn
Ondo -------- N28.32bn
Osun -------- N3.54bn
Oyo --------- N8.85bn




I got this from DAWN Commission's facebook page

Oga, are those figures meant to be in naira or dollars?
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by coolitempa(f): 10:30pm On Oct 22, 2015
WIZGUY69:



Gbawe.

Aresa... grin

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:30pm On Oct 22, 2015
The gap between Lagos and other southwest states need to be bridged.Its unhealthy

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:32pm On Oct 22, 2015
OkutaNla:


Oga, are those figures meant to be in naira or dollars?


Its naira.Look at this

Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by wytecat: 10:32pm On Oct 22, 2015
I think that should be next on Buhari's agenda.
coolitempa:
For starters, in my opinion the completion and modernisation of the Lagos - Ibadan expressway should be prioritised. It remains the gateway to the rest of the SW. Why can't resources be pulled together by our leaders to finish this eyesore

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by demelza: 10:32pm On Oct 22, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:




Lmaooo so you still remember that grin grin cheesy.I got soo many mentions for that comment.A lot of people don't look at your name before responding
They totally missed the joke and I almost ran out of oxygen reading the responses. Too funny. Nice one!
Lets not derail this beautiful thread.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by wytecat: 10:34pm On Oct 22, 2015
Fantabulous!
Aareonakakanfo:
This thread is specifically for any positive news coming from the south-west so we can discuss.Please lets endeavour to keep up this page


Cc okutanla,wytecat,WIZGUY69,segend,ayekooto,coolitempa,scholes0,FFKfuckedBIANCA,alaoeri,cool83


You guys should help me name the rest
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OkutaNla: 10:37pm On Oct 22, 2015
Lagos
GDP
• Year 2010
• Total US$74.67 billion[9]
• Per capita $5,573[10]

Oyo
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $16,12 billion[4]
• Per capita $2,666[4]

Ogun
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $10.47 billion[1]
• Per capita $2,740[1]

Ondo
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $8.41 billion[1]
• Per capita $2,392[1]

Osun
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $7.28 billion[2]
• Per capita $2,076[2]

Ekiti
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $2.85 billion[1]
• Per capita $1,169[1]


Source: Wikipedia

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