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5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:08pm On Dec 29, 2016
Whether in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world, there is always a best place to live in – in terms of security and safety, serenity, road network, air travel, job opportunities, business opportunities, availability of power supply or its alternatives, recreational facilities/hotels and lodging, and standard or cost of living among other things.

These are currently changing, but these are the 5 best Nigerian cities to live as at today, without any bias toward the others not mentioned here, they may qualify for inclusion in the next review:
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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:11pm On Dec 29, 2016
review:

i. Abuja


Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria is every man’s dreamland. It is located in the center of the country, and the seat of power for all Nigerians. It was deliberately planned to be an architectural masterpiece and to compete with the most beautiful and standardized cities in the world. Living in Abuja can be costly because it is the government seat of Nigeria, and accommodates the wealthiest folks in the country. The biggest companies want to have a headquarter in Abuja and the best international hotels are located there. So living in Abuja can be quite expensive, even in low places like Iyanya among others. Housing is costly and food is costly because of the daily influx of people into the city.

But Abuja has the best security in the country and more or less the safest place for tourists and expatriates considering the heavy presence of policemen and soldiers in the city. Remember the president and lawmakers and federal ministers are all resident in Abuja, hence the heavy security mounted day and night there.

The hotels are of international standards, the road networks are exceptionally great, CCTV cameras mounted at every street to minimize crimes, business opportunities abound everywhere, the power supply is very stable, airports are standard, and everything is just fine here. But standard of living is high and may be difficult for low-income earners in terms of accommodation and lodging, feeding, and other things.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:13pm On Dec 29, 2016
ii. Lagos

Lagos was once the capital of Nigeria before the government seat was moved to Abuja in 1991, but Lagos remains the commercial center of the country. It is also the pace-setter for several other states in the areas of security, commercialization and industrialization, road network, and business opportunities.

But living in Lagos can be very tedious and tough for newcomers because of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Everyone is in a haste in Lagos, and everyone seems to have come for the money. Bankers, traders, dupes, scammers, drivers, prostitutes, househelp, kidnappers, and security men – they have all come for the money in Lagos – hence the active life of the city. People don’t sleep in Lagos because there is more money to be made, and more social life to live up to.

Housing is scarce and costly in Lagos due to the overpopulation. The city boasts of 20 million people, with thousands more coming in everyday. People even live in shacks and under the bridge as well as in creeks to earn a living. Power supply is averagely stable in parts of Lagos, and water supply is good, but general cost of living is averagely very high. Security is good in Lagos even though there are pockets of kidnappings here and there. There is an international airport to anywhere in the world, and there are hotels to cater to your lodging and travel needs.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:15pm On Dec 29, 2016
iii. Ibadan

Ibadan is an ancient, laid back city in Oyo State – the center of the Pan Yoruba race. Ibadan is much more serene and peaceful and even very dull compared to Lagos. It has all the trappings of an ancient city, but it is more or less the biggest city in West Africa. Business is always dull in Ibadan, and it is a dead city from the perspectives of those struggling all their lives in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.

Housing is very cheap in Ibadan, except in GRAs and areas dominated by wealthy industrialists. The road network was terrible, but has now been greatly improved under the previous and current administrations. Power supply is terrible and affects businesses here, but people manage to get by with power generators.

Ibadan is the most peaceful city in Nigeria and the cheapest to live in in terms of acincommodation, lodging, food, and basic necessities of life. The first university in Nigeria – the University of Ibadan, is located here, and the standardized UCH is here. There is no more any active airport in Ibadan, but it is very safe and serene to live in. Business opportunities also abound in the city, but this cannot be compared to Lagos or Abuja.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:17pm On Dec 29, 2016
iv. Benin City

Benin City, in Edo State is regarded as the city of peace and hope – the cradle of the Bini and Edo peoples. It is known for its cultural artifacts and traditional way of life. It is one of the safest cities to live in within Nigeria with very low crime rates, although the people could be desperate when it comes to money and business competition. The security is good in the state and the people generally good-natured.

Living condition in Benin City is on the high side, but they enjoy average power supply and business opportunities are high. It is a serene city to dwell in, and there are number of hotels and lodging to cater to your accommodation needs. There is high security in the state from police departments, although pockets of violence, ritual killings, and robberies still manage to occur from time to time. The road network is good and there appears to be an airport, but much more than all, it is one of the best places to live in Nigeria.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Rollwitu(f): 7:19pm On Dec 29, 2016
v. Abeokuta

Located in Ogun State, Abeokuta is the ancient city of the Egbas, the Ijebus, and others descended from a common ancestry. The Olumo Rock is the main feature of Abeokuta, and the name literarily means “under the stone/rock” to depict how its ancient people hid in rocks during ancient tribal wars. It is a very traditional place to live in with lots of fascinating attractions to delight the eyes and mind.

Living in this city is cheap because of abundant houses and food supplies, and it also hosts a people warm toward one another. The road network is averagely good and power supply is stable. The security is also good and there is very low rate of crime in the city, with everyone acting as vigilante to the other.

There are hotels and guest houses to cater to your lodging, and recreational facilities to meet your needs. Business opportunities here could be drab just like in Ibadan, but the people manage to get by. There is no major airport, but transportation by land is never a problem

clarification
I am not Yoruba, am Hausa
Secondly it's a repost so not my personal view
But original author gave some strong points, that's why I asked if you all agreed or not
And it's not tribalistic thing because if I was I wouldn't have posted a topic like this with no single northern state (counting Abuja as middlebelt)

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Godfullsam(m): 7:52pm On Dec 29, 2016
No states from the north, south east and south south

Let IPOD catch you...

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Noneroone(m): 7:53pm On Dec 29, 2016
...from a yorubaman who is not in tune with current trend and reality.

5 best cities to live in are:

Abuja
Enugu
Lagos
portharcourt
Owerri

calabar and jos would have been there but loss of oil status for cross river state leading to low commercial activities and destitutes in calabar while insurgency dealth once peaceful jos a blow making it insecure and ultimately reducing its liveability.

Anyone following current trends will notice these new generation/ emmerging ones

Uyo
Asaba
Awka
Akure

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Noneroone(m): 7:56pm On Dec 29, 2016
Godfullsam:
No states from the north, south east and south south

Let IPOD catch you...
IPOD is no catching, he is catching himself with a consolation thread.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Oxtonguy: 8:00pm On Dec 29, 2016
I no agree my own list be no1 lagos no2 abuja no3 port-harcourt no4 ibadan no5 kano no6 enugu

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Janetessy(f): 9:19pm On Dec 29, 2016
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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Vickiweezy(m): 9:20pm On Dec 29, 2016
Stupid analysis @op..
Have you ever been to port-harcourt?
You just wan hype yorubaland

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by robonski15(m): 9:20pm On Dec 29, 2016
As far as i am concern ENUGU should be on that list..

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by nlanded: 9:20pm On Dec 29, 2016
For me, the best cities to live in are;

Enugu - clean, well organised, large, lovely inter-city road network, commercially buoyant

Uyo- compact and close nitted, clean, affordable and still growing commercially

Calabar- affordable, cool place to be

Sango Otta, Ogun- affordable, cool place to be

Abuja and Lagos are already established cities so I would just include them for that sake.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by modivaz(f): 9:21pm On Dec 29, 2016
U missed one. BORNO...thank you

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Nobody: 9:21pm On Dec 29, 2016
Op, Ibadan, Benin and Abeokuta should get out of your list.

Mitcheew!.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Moneyyy: 9:21pm On Dec 29, 2016
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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Edenoscar(m): 9:22pm On Dec 29, 2016
I am certain that list was compilled by a yoruba man, where is ibadan and abeokuta located? angry

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by admax(m): 9:22pm On Dec 29, 2016
ok
Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by ogorwyne(f): 9:22pm On Dec 29, 2016
OP u need to visit more places. Enugu really has to be there. Abeokuta sef, na wa. which kain brown brown roof full there like that?

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by bettercreature(m): 9:22pm On Dec 29, 2016
Lagos is not the best city to live
We are suffering.
No peace in lagos

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by opethom(m): 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
i rep Ibadan

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by MrHenshaw: 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Rollwitu:


v. Abeokuta

Located in Ogun State, Abeokuta is the ancient city of the Egbas, the Ijebus, and others descended from a common ancestry. The Olumo Rock is the main feature of Abeokuta, and the name literarily means “under the stone/rock” to depict how its ancient people hid in rocks during ancient tribal wars. It is a very traditional place to live in with lots of fascinating attractions to delight the eyes and mind.

Living in this city is cheap because of abundant houses and food supplies, and it also hosts a people warm toward one another. The road network is averagely good and power supply is stable. The security is also good and there is very low rate of crime in the city, with everyone acting as vigilante to the other.

There are hotels and guest houses to cater to your lodging, and recreational facilities to meet your needs. Business opportunities here could be drab just like in Ibadan, but the people manage to get by. There is no major airport, but transportation by land is never a problem


l guess by your assessment.

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Nobody: 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Enugu should be number 1

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Virginkpekus(f): 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Wetin Do enugu? undecided

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Eyor1(m): 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Hmm, una don Yorubarise this post.... Where una keep Port Harcourt?

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Nobody: 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
wah of aba? angry

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Nobody: 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Benin city...ok o

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by Donbigi2(m): 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Godfullsam:
No states from the north, south east and south south

Let IPOD catch you...

Read again

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Re: 5 Best Nigerian Cities To Live In - Do You Agree? by wtfCode: 9:23pm On Dec 29, 2016
Iidiotic op

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