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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by omofunaab(m): 2:25pm On Nov 16, 2016
lekkie073:
only three places are urbanized in anambra....awka onitsha and nnewi.

All other places are villages. As at 2008 a whole idemili south local govt doesnt have a single atm not to talk of bank.



LMAO , you are right. .

awka is more like the administrative capital with just few industries .

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Klinee: 2:26pm On Nov 16, 2016
masseratti:
okay, River state then should be ahead of Akwa Ibom and Anambra. OYO and Ogun state are more Urban that Akwa Ibom and Anambra.
My friend Shut up!! how can river state be ahead of Anambra
? you even mention oyo and ogun . nawa for u ooooo

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by omofunaab(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16, 2016
AkinPhysicist:


cool grin for your mind now you have made a rebuttal grin cool

They can never make a superior arguments. .
They don't have the sense

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Nobody: 2:31pm On Nov 16, 2016
AfonjaStinks:


Kaduna ??

Kaduna ??

Kaduna ??

Kaduna ??

Kaduna ??

Abeg, give me that weed you've been smoking

Kaduna-Zaria axis is quite built up...due to the high concentration of federal and state institutions there.

Then there is the fact that it is 2-3 hours away from Abuja.
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Kayrich(m): 2:31pm On Nov 16, 2016
Olu20090:
You we're doing well until you missed Enugu. Enugu of all places? SMH

Also kano missed.
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by scholes0(m): 2:33pm On Nov 16, 2016
lol, How can someone be listing places like Agbor, Bende, Arochukwu and Ohafia as examples of urbanized environments?
Places that aren't as big as Ore in Ondo state or Offa in Kwara.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by suledes(m): 2:35pm On Nov 16, 2016
@ovoko, stop posting rubbish. You have been misleading forumites with your fallatical research post.

Why would you rate without including kano.
Kano city is the commercial hu of the North.

Nawa for you ooo.

Ovokoo:
Here is a list of states in Nigeria that are highly urbanized beyond the state capital or the largest city.

http://ovoko.com.ng/10-most-urbanized-states-in-nigeria/

10. Kaduna

Kaduna state is probably the most urbanized state up north. The former capital of Northern region can boast of Kaduna which is the capital as well as Zaria, Kachia and other places.


9. Oyo

Not only is Oyo state highly urbanized but its cities are also large and highly populated. Apart from Ibadan which is reputed as the largest city in Nigeria in land mass, the state also boast of towns such as Oyo, Ogbomoso and smaller towns which includes Shaki, Iseyin and Igbo ora.

8. Akwa Ibom

The oil rich state of Akwa Ibom does not play with its towns as it can boast of Uyo which is the state capital and also a contender of the most beautiful city in Nigeria. It also boast of smaller towns such as Eket, Ikot Ekpene and Oron.


7. Abia

Abia state is home to the industrial and commercial city of Aba. Apart from this famous city, Aba boast of Umuahia which is the state capital as well as other smaller towns such as Arochukwu, Ohafia and Bende.

6. Ogun

Ogun state has been growing in leaps and bounds owing to its close proximity in Lagos. Ogun state can boast of things that other states except Lagos and Abuja cannot boast of. Apart from Abeokuta which is the state capital, other towns have held their own in different parts of the state. Some notable mentions include Ijebu Ode, Sagamu and Sango Otta which due to its close proximity to Nigeria’s economic capital, probably houses the largest industrial estate in Nigeria. The lagos/Ibadan axis of the state is also another place waiting to explode as it has seen a monumental migration of powerful religious centers and an upsurge of residential estates.


5. Rivers

The reason is because Port-hacourt is miles ahead of other town in the state but when you look outside the state, you will come to appreciate some of the other cities that Rivers state boast of which are more urbanized and wealthy than some state capitals. The likes of Omoku, Bonny Island, opobo, Khana , Okrika, Ahoada and smaller towns like Okwuzi/Mgbede are also pulling their weight.

4. Delta

The oil state is usually referred to as a mini Nigeria owing to the conglomeration of diverse ethnic groups in the state. These groups are also proud of their respective homeland and have made it something to be proud of. There are cities and mini cities scattered all over the state. From Warri, which is the economic capital to Asaba which is the political capital. Other smaller cities such as Agbor, Ughelii, Sapele are also holding their own.

3. Anambra

Anambra state is the third on our list because of the fact that it houses the commercial capital of the east, the automobile capital of Nigeria as well as the state capital. Beyond Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka, other smaller towns such as Ihiala, Ekwulobia, Obosi, Oba, Aguata, Nkpor etc are relatively urbanized.

2. Abuja

Abuja is Nigeria’s political capital and it has come to be a competition for Lagos state. Abuja is the second most urbanized state/territory after Lagos as it boast of development and economic activity in every nook and cranny of the capital. Popular places in Abuja are Wuse, Maitama, Garki, Gudu and so many more.

1. Lagos

Lagos is by far the most urbanized and economic capital of Nigeria. It is the only conurbation that exists in the whole of Nigeria. With every city in Lagos merging together to form a megapolis. Every part of the state/city is urbanized but popular cities in Lagos includes Ikeja, Lagos Island, Osodi, Amuwo odofin, Alimosho, Iyana Ipaja, badagry amongst others.

Source: http://ovoko.com.ng/10-most-urbanized-states-in-nigeria/


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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Nobody: 2:40pm On Nov 16, 2016
Oyo state? Like seriously? Iseyin is even that has no toilets is even mentioned. Iseyin in Oyo smells of sh!t (what they called igbe in Yoruba). Iseyin should be renamed igbeyin.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by wristbangle: 2:46pm On Nov 16, 2016
The list is almost very correct but I think Oyo, Ogun and Rivers should be ahead of Anambra State.

Anambra has 3 basic cities (Awka, Nnewi and Ontisha) unlike Oyo which have Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Saki, Ogun have Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Abeokuta, Mowe-Ibafo, Agbara, Sango Ota while Rivers have PHC, Onne, Bonny Island, etc. Looking at the Industries, population, land mass, infrastructure and other factors, one will agree with me that Anambra supposed to be 6th or 7th on the list.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Kayrich(m): 2:47pm On Nov 16, 2016
Lists not bad. There are still states which deserve to be in the list. Akwa ibom shouldn't be there but why didn't I see Kano and Enugu.
I think Ogun was there cos of activities the lagosian has brought to sango, ifo, mowe, ibafo & magboro excluding not highly unbanized Abeokuta, Shagamu, Ijebuode and others. I would have say Ogun shouldn't be added.
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Abdulwaliyy7: 2:49pm On Nov 16, 2016
veekid:
[size=19pt]wor happen to Ekiti state [/size]
chaii, no allow people hear this. abeg
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by wristbangle: 2:52pm On Nov 16, 2016
jon1:
Oyo state? Like seriously? Iseyin is even that has no toilets is even mentioned. Iseyin in Oyo smells of sh!t (what they called igbe in Yoruba). Iseyin should be renamed igbeyin.

Lol u are not serious. Iseyin is like a village becoming town na and your assertion is wrong that the town does not have accessible toilet.

Those saying Kano suppose to be on list are wrong. The OP said states not cities. If u watch Kano state closely, only Kano city/municipal is developed while other places in the state are chronic rural settlements.

Kayrich:
Lists not bad. There are still states which deserve to be in the list. Akwa ibom shouldn't be there but why didn't I see Kano and Enugu.
I think Ogun was there cos of activities the lagosian has brought to sango, ifo, mowe, ibafo & magboro excluding not highly unbanized Abeokuta, Shagamu, Ijebuode and others. I would have say Ogun shouldn't be added.

Kano and Enugu doesn't deserve to be on the list. These states only have one or two developed cities in it.

Bro, u are wrong about Abeokuta. The city is urbanised. Along the university area, amosun need to construct dual carriage road way to pave way for the horrible traffic in that axis.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Donsammi(m): 2:53pm On Nov 16, 2016
9jakohai:


Kaduna-Zaria axis is quite built up...due to the high concentration of federal and state institutions there.

Then there is the fact that it is 2-3 hours away from Abuja.
very correct..

and the fact the abj-kD is a race track ...


fear that road ...
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by masseratti: 2:55pm On Nov 16, 2016
Klinee:
My friend Shut up!! how can river state be ahead of Anambra
? you even mention oyo and ogun . nawa for u ooooo
my friend av being to Anambra state Rivers, Oyo and Ogun, unless you don't know what the word Urban means, don't quote me if You can't be civil and stop acting like village nollywood actors, that can't make a point without saying shut up.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by eitsei(m): 2:58pm On Nov 16, 2016
Adetee17:
So u're tellin me oyo is more urbanized than akure'...SMH
is akure a state? Other than akure, is there other places worthy of mention?
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by omokab: 3:00pm On Nov 16, 2016
Develpeast:


He isn't talking about states with more beautiful cities but most urbanized states. Many of these states are just one local government urban areas while some states have more. Notice IMO and Enugu are not there because though they have finer capitals, they don't have many places that are urbanized.

Now you get?
thank God that I have visited most of this state. In term of urbanisation you can not compare Abia to OYO state and kaduna as he said. After umuhia and aba tell me more of what relate to urban development in abia? In oyo state after ibadan, there is ogbomoso, Oyo, iseyin, saki and the likes of egbeda. In kaduna you still have. Saria, kanfansha,sango kataf and others

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Klinee: 3:04pm On Nov 16, 2016
masseratti:
my friend av being to Anambra state Rivers, Oyo and Ogun, unless you don't know what the word Urban means, don't quote me if You can't be civil and stop acting like village nollywood actors, that can't make a point without saying shut up.
Then why commenting if u have not been to any of those States mentioned or is it that you did not understand the word "URBANISED". I think Anambra should come after Lagos as most urbanised States.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by scholes0(m): 3:05pm On Nov 16, 2016
wristbangle:
The list is almost very correct but I think Oyo, Ogun and Rivers should be ahead of Anambra State.

Anambra has 3 basic cities (Awka, Nnewi and Ontisha) unlike Oyo which have Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Saki, Ogun have Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Abeokuta, Mowe-Ibafo, Agbara, Sango Ota while Rivers have PHC, Onne, Bonny Island, etc. Looking at the Industries, population, land mass, infrastructure and other factors, one will agree with me that Anambra supposed to be 6th or 7th on the list.

A very Honest Submission.

In My Opinion,

1- Lagos
2/3- Ogun
2/3- F.C.T
4 - Oyo
5 - Rivers
6 - Anambra
7 - Osun
8 - Delta
9 - Akwa Ibom
10 - Kaduna

In general SE states tend to be denser settled that Western states, but is mostly comprised of village type settlement, but Western states are much more urbanized. with bigger urban centres acting as Urban nodes.
On overall population SW states seem to have an edge and more populated on average, especially since Ogun, Lagos and Oyo have all zoomed off since the last population census.

Three notoriously popular One city states in the South are Edo (benin), Imo (Owerri) and Cross River (Calabar) ---- lol
In the North- Kano is notorious for being another one city state.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Anambra1stSon(m): 3:08pm On Nov 16, 2016
lekkie073:
only three places are urbanized in anambra....awka onitsha and nnewi.

All other places are villages. As at 2008 a whole idemili south local govt doesnt have a single atm not to talk of bank.

I can see you've not cross River-Niger before, Major cities in Anambra Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Onitsha metroplitan comprises of Onitsha, Oba, Nkpor, Obosi, Nkwelle, Opoko, Ogbaru, Nzugbe, Ogidi and Ogunike, Awka sub towns Amaobia, Umuokpu, Enugu Ukwu, Abagana, Nnewi sub town Nneobi, Awka Etiti Ozubulu, emerging cities Ekwulobia/Oko, and Iheala


PICS This is Oba one of the towns in Idemili south LGA

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by masseratti: 3:08pm On Nov 16, 2016
Klinee:
Then why commenting if u have not been to any of those States mentioned or is it that you did not understand the word "URBANISED". I think Anambra should come after Lagos as most urbanised States.
can you read at all? i guess You can, little patience will do, now go baco to my previous post, you will clearly see where i said i have been to the states i mentioned, unless you are confusing the word Industrialized/commercial with the word Urban.
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by masseratti: 3:10pm On Nov 16, 2016
scholes0:


A very Honest Submission.

In My Opinion,

1- Lagos
2/3- Ogun
2/3- F.C.T
4 - Oyo
5 - Rivers
6 - Anambra
7 - Osun
8 - Delta
9 - Akwa Ibom
10 - Kaduna

In general SE states tend to be denser settled that Western states, but is mostly comprised of village type settlement, but Western states are much more urbanized. with bigger urban centres acting as Urban nodes.
On overall population SW states seem to have an edge and more populated n average, especially since Ogun, Lagos and Oyo have all zoomed off since the last population census.

Three notoriously popular One city states in the South are Edo (benin), Imo (Owerri) and Cross River (Calabar) ---- lol
In the North- Kano is notorious for being another one city state.
osun before kaduna? and kano? where do you guys get all these from? I give up.
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by scholes0(m): 3:13pm On Nov 16, 2016
masseratti:
osun before kaduna? and kano? where do you guys get all these from? I give up.

Osun has Osogbo, Ede, Ilesha, Ile-Ife, Iwo.

List the cities in Kano state, make we hear.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by wristbangle: 3:16pm On Nov 16, 2016
scholes0:


A very Honest Submission.

In My Opinion,

1- Lagos
2/3- Ogun
2/3- F.C.T
4 - Oyo
5 - Rivers
6 - Anambra
7 - Osun
8 - Delta
9 - Akwa Ibom
10 - Kaduna

In general SE states tend to be denser settled that Western states, but is mostly comprised of village type settlement, but Western states are much more urbanized. with bigger urban centres acting as Urban nodes.
On overall population SW states seem to have an edge and more populated on average, especially since Ogun, Lagos and Oyo have all zoomed off since the last population census.

Three notoriously popular One city states in the South are Edo (benin), Imo (Owerri) and Cross River (Calabar) ---- lol
In the North- Kano is notorious for being another one city state.

I don't think Osun suppose to be on the list sir.

I think this is how the list suppose to look like

1. Lagos
2. FCT
3. Rivers
4. Ogun
5. Oyo
6. Anambra
7. Abia
8. Delta
9. Akwa Ibom
10. Kaduna

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by scholes0(m): 3:20pm On Nov 16, 2016
wristbangle:


I don't think Osun suppose to be on the list sir.

I think this is how the list suppose to look like

1. Lagos
2. FCT
3. Rivers
4. Ogun
5. Oyo
6. Anambra
7. Abia
8. Delta
9. Akwa Ibom
10. Kaduna

Rivers can not come before Ogun.
The reason I say that is because PH dominates the urban landscape of that state. The only other place trying there is Omoku.

In Ogun Abeokuta has become nothing other than the Political capital, several other cities there are bubbling.
Osun is a mostly urban state (going by the population of its urban centres, if we keep infrastructure/facilities criteria at bay) but if infrastructure/modernization is factored in, it MIGHT fall off the list.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by Ilovemystate: 3:22pm On Nov 16, 2016
wristbangle:
The list is almost very correct but I think Oyo, Ogun and Rivers should be ahead of Anambra State.

Anambra has 3 basic cities (Awka, Nnewi and Ontisha) unlike Oyo which have Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Saki, Ogun have Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Abeokuta, Mowe-Ibafo, Agbara, Sango Ota while Rivers have PHC, Onne, Bonny Island, etc. Looking at the Industries, population, land mass, infrastructure and other factors, one will agree with me that Anambra supposed to be 6th or 7th on the list.
Afonja seriously having nightmares over Anambra Imagine comparing their Brown roof cities to Anambra


I Ibadan Oyo state

2 Abeokuta , Ogun state grin grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by zizytd(m): 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2016
I live in Anambra bt grew up in Lagos. In truth Anambra just have three main cities, Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka. After these three main cities Ekwulobia and Nkpor are closely followed. States like Ogun ,Oyo and Rivers r urbanised states more than Anambra. Let's remove sentiments. Am from Anambra we never reach those states. Even Awka is lacking many things.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by jkross(m): 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2016
Am sure you are yet to visit many of the places you mentioned...and you dont know what urbanization is...most of these places are semi rural areas...and semi urban
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by KingRex1: 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2016
checkolatunji:



Your brain sharp no be small, I been think say na only SW get brown roofs nii bor I dey wrong. So, brown roof dey land of the rising sun too? Oga ooo hypocrites everywhere you go just like MTN grin

Lol, they're comin' for you
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by HULSH(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2016
I'm bemukiary bewildered that Kano State, is not there
Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by wristbangle: 3:26pm On Nov 16, 2016
scholes0:


Rivers can not come before Ogun.
The reason I say that is because PH dominates the urban landscape of that state. The only other place trying there is Omoku.

In Ogun Abeokuta has become nothing other than the Political capital, several other cities there are bubbling.
Osun is a mostly urban state (going by the population of its urban centres, if we keep infrastructure/facilities criteria at bay) but if infrastructure/modernization is factored in, it MIGHT fall off the list.

Yeah omoku is trying but we can't brush away bonny island, Onne and few others. To be honest PHC has really taken the wide margin dev of River state.

U are right about ogun state statistics.

About Osun, I feel they have more of developed towns not city per say except osogbo and Ile-ife. Ilesa, modakeke, Ila, owu, ede are towns.

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Re: 10 Most Urbanized States In Nigeria - Ovoko.com by wristbangle: 3:29pm On Nov 16, 2016
Ilovemystate:

Afonja seriously having nightmares over Anambra Imagine comparing their Brown roof cities to Anambra


I Ibadan Oyo state

2 Abeokuta , Ogun state grin grin grin grin

The brown sections represent the ancient factions of the cities which is just 20 percent. Those who have been to Ibadan and Abeokuta can testify to this claim. And those brown roofs u are seeing doesn't connote those houses are archaic.

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