Best Places to Live in Nigeria (part 4)

February 19, 2020 |

6. Ibadan

West Africa’s self-styled biggest city is commonly called the famous ‘ancient city’ of Ibadan. It is one of the most excellent places to live in the country.

Sited in the Southwestern part of the country as well as the Oyo state capital, it is one densely populated city full of tourist attractions, higher institutions (such as the University of Ibadan (formally known as the University College Ibadan). It is about 45 minutes away from the country’s commercial capital Lagos with a lot of real estates as well as property development having sprung up along its path.

This city boasts of quality road networks, beautiful and nicely secured estates, not only local but also international shopping malls aside from a nightlife fitting different age groups.    

7. Owerri

You are searching for a city which boasts of all the things in equal measure? Secured estates, bubbling nightlife, functional road networks, higher institutions, etc.? You do not have to look any further than this Imo state capital city Owerri.


Popularly famous as the ‘Heartland’ Owerri, it is located in the middle of Aba the industrial city to the east, Port Harcourt oil city to the west, Enugu coal city to the south as well as Onitsha that houses the most prominent market from West Africa to the north.

8. Benin

It is among the historic cities in the nation and home to the hospitable people of Bini,  Afernai, and Esan among the other ethnic groups. It is also known as Edo State’s capital city.

Agriculture is considered the dominant business venture there. Also, the state itself is famous for being home to popular higher institutions, not just state, federal but privately owned.

Edo people’s cultural inclination is equal to that the capital is full of tourist attractions, including festivals that include The Igue Festival, and Ukpe.

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