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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 4:14pm On Mar 20, 2013
ba7man: Do you know how much G.E.J gets per barrel of Oil sold in this country?? Why do you think they all want to die in that position as president?? Because he's silent doesn't mean he's a fool, he's in a position of overwhelming Power. Whatever Tinubu has is change to G.E.J.
Someone just listed SOME companies owned by Tinubu from what he looted from Lagos state govt. Show us that of GEJ.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by ba7man(m): 4:16pm On Mar 20, 2013
Sincere 9gerian:
FG is not state govt that lack effective legislature to serve as checks on what the executive does. The FG is being policed by a vibrant national assembly. In that NASS, the opposition are as vociferous as ever. Some members of the current NASS are forever looking for things to use in embarrassing the executive. No over-inflated contract will just sail thru like you just insinuated.
On the contrary, those supposed to police this process are paid to look the other way to ensure over-inflated contracts are approved. They all benefit from it.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by ba7man(m): 4:22pm On Mar 20, 2013
Sincere 9gerian:
Someone just listed SOME companies owned by Tinubu from what he looted from Lagos state govt. Show us that of GEJ.
G.E.J can never be as obvious as that. He's highly underated and he's playing by the book. That 4percent kick-back is the foundation of corruption in this country and its effect is what filters down to the masses (where you have to inflate and pay money to get anything done). This is classified information and you don't expect G.E.J to start flaunting it in the faces of Nigerians.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 4:23pm On Mar 20, 2013
ba7man: How can you compare the expertise, finances and logistics required to construct an over-head rail system running for several kilometers to constructing buildings on one spot??
Perhaps if Tinubu had not been distracted by trying to establish his personal kingdom, he could have done more in 8yrs and possibly complete the Lagos light rail. That is the koko
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 4:26pm On Mar 20, 2013
ba7man: G.E.J can never be as obvious as that. He's highly underated and he's playing by the book. That 4percent kick-back is the foundation of corruption in this country and its effect is what filters down to the masses (where you have to inflate and pay money to get anything done). This is classified information and you don't expect G.E.J to start flaunting it in the faces of Nigerians.
That was what Buhari said of the politicians of the second republic when he sacked them. But later, those politicians, including the president Shagari, turned out to be mostly poor church rats.

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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by ba7man(m): 4:30pm On Mar 20, 2013
Sincere 9gerian:
Perhaps if Tinubu had not been distracted by trying to establish his personal kingdom, he could have done more in 8yrs and possibly complete the Lagos light rail. That is the koko
I'll agree with you on this one, Fashola tried to throw a spanner in his wheels and he threatned his 2nd term bid in return to make him back-off. Tinubu can be a "smash and grab" kind of individual. He's a visionary though but that progress must be of benefit to him directly.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 4:32pm On Mar 20, 2013
ba7man: On the contrary, those supposed to police this process are paid to look the other way to ensure over-inflated contracts are approved. They all benefit from it.
That can NEVER be true. I wonder how much will be enough to bribe an over 400 member NASS for every project.

Your statement is also an indictment on ACN and CPC members in the NASS.

It is only a silly president that will attempt to bribe a NASS that is hugely divided along partisan and ethnoreligous lines. The president will not be that foolish because it could easily back fire.

If the executive had skeletons in its cupboard, it would have hesistated in dealing with Farouk Lawan and his likes in the NASS.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by ba7man(m): 4:42pm On Mar 20, 2013
Sincere 9gerian:
That can NEVER be true. I wonder how much will be enough to bribe an over 400 member NASS for every project.

Your statement is also an indictment on ACN and CPC members in the NASS.

It is only a silly president that will attempt to bribe a NASS that is hugely divided along partisan and ethnoreligous lines. The president will not be that foolish because it could easily back fire.

If the executive had skeletons in its cupboard, it would have hesistated in dealing with Farouk Lawan and his likes in the NASS.
They have key members don't they?? Some are more relevant than the others. They will convey the goodwill to their camp. I don't know how true this really is but NASS members belived Farouk lawan had it coming and if he had fought back during his prosecution, it would have exposed bigger cans of worms. He had being cutting shady deals while leaving the rest in the dark. I know the NASS isn't guilt free, so all these tales might just be true. Hey, this is Nigeria, anything can happen.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Ngwakwe: 4:54pm On Mar 20, 2013
See how polite your discussions or rather debates are presented.

Some over zealous party faithfuls are coming to give it ethnic presentation
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by gratiaeo: 6:40pm On Mar 20, 2013
I never see people like southwesterners, ask them about Fashola light rail they will ask you about Ojukwu civil war or GEJ fuel subsidy promises. Nawaoo, shifting the goal post
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by taharqa: 7:56pm On Mar 20, 2013
ba7man: Doc, relax. Jakande conceived the idea, Tinubu revived it but work started under Fashola. Stop making it seem like its been on-going for over 30 years. That would be a lie.


So Tinubu spent solid 8 yrs to 'revive' the IDEA of a railway in Lagos?? Choi!!! That has got to be about d most Ridiculous thing ('excuse') I hv eva heard on NL!....

Anyways, I dey enjoy 2 of una discussn (abi na debate) sha...
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Rossikk(m): 8:54pm On Mar 20, 2013
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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by OmoTier1(m): 9:01pm On Mar 20, 2013
^^^^ Chei! See am dem disgrace insincere9igerian cheesy cheesy cheesy Shame don catch am!
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Clerverly: 9:02pm On Mar 20, 2013
Here are some pictures grin grin grin. I am from South East but whenever I see a man of the people, I take notice especially where i stay and pay my tax. Fashola is the only action and well bred Governor we have in this contraption called Nigeria. Insincere9igerian this pix are not for you tongue

Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by karlmax2: 9:09pm On Mar 20, 2013
Sincere 9gerian:
That was what Buhari said of the politicians of the second republic when he sacked them. But later, those politicians, including the president Shagari, turned out to be mostly poor church rats.
and they dont have oil blocks too just like some buhari supporters would make us believe buhari doesnt have an oil block, ,that is to show you that buhari is a big fat lair and very evil,shagari that he buhari labelled currupt doesnt equally have a house in abuja,but the ptf theif was able to rent a house in abuja and has a party he single handedly funds.again i ask where does he get money from to fund his party and other lost elections
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Rossikk(m): 9:24pm On Mar 20, 2013
Lagos light rail Phase I will be ready in June 2013

West Africa’s first public rail transit system

January 9, 2013

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The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 said the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June this year(2013).

He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services of the light rail project immediately.

The first phase would run from Marina and terminated at Okokomaiko area in Ojo Local Government.

Fashola spoke during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state which took him and his cabinet members to Orile-Iganmu, Alimosho and Ejigbo areas among others to assess the level of works being done by contractors.

The governor, who inaugurated the trackwork of the blue light rail at Alaba Suru, Coker-Agunda Local Council Development Area, said the level of work on the road and those of the National Theatre and Alaba-Mile 2 rail stations, would ensure early completion

He said, “In order to finish the project, the contractor did not go on vacation during the festive period. This will ensure that the project is delivered on time for the use of Lagosians.

“The first section of this rail, which started from National Theatre, Orile-Iganmu to Mile 2 Bus Stop, would be fully completed with the tracks laid.

“Construction work will continue on the project from Orile-Iganmu to Marina, the expansion work on the road from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko will also be intensified.

“This is what we do with the loan collected by the government. We don’t use our loan to pay salaries and other recurrent expenditure, what we do with our loan is to provide capital projects that would serve the residents.

“When the project is completed, the state would be at par with other major cities of the world.”

Fashola also explained that the factors that necessitated the slow pace of work in Ago Palace Way, Okota, Isolo had been removed as owners of properties on right-of-way, who went to courts to stop the government from demolishing their properties, had agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

Fashola assured the residents that with the owners agreeing to accept compensation from the government, the pace of road construction in the area would be faster.

He said, “The community has grown, so we have to expand the road. At Ago Palace Way, some of the properties needed to give way; everybody wants good road, but nobody wants it to pass through his house, so some of the owners took us to court. But we have settled out of court and we need to pay compensation.

“These are the things that residents do not see. I have heard complaints that the work is slow; some say the contractor has left; but the reason is that a citizen took us to court.”

He said works would be accelerated to complete the expansion of the road expected to serve as a link between Okota and Festac areas.

http://dilemma-x.net/2013/01/09/nigeria-lagos-light-rail-phase-i-will-be-ready-in-june-2013-west-africas-first-public-rail-transit-system/
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by YoshiMaster: 9:36pm On Mar 20, 2013
Thanks Rossikk for the pics, made me tingle a bit.

I pray it is completed on schedule and well maintained, this will be HUGE!
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Rossikk(m): 9:48pm On Mar 20, 2013
Yoshi-Master:
Thanks Rossikk for the pics, made me tingle a bit.

I pray it is completed on schedule and well maintained, this will be HUGE!

You're right Yoshi-Master. It's a huge undertaking. It will be the second intracity rail network in Africa South of the Sahara after South Africa.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 10:21pm On Mar 20, 2013
Omo_Tier1: ^^^^ Chei! See am dem disgrace insincere9igerian cheesy cheesy cheesy Shame don catch am!
You should rather be ashamed that your "performing party" cannot complete the railway project, that ought to have been completed in the 80s, after 14 SOLID years of ruling Lagos. It is even worse that after 14yrs the govt is talking about completing first phase? What about other phases? Even the first phase has not been completed.

This same pictures have been posted over and over again. The Op did not ask for old pictures (the same pictures that made front page several times early this year) but for UPDATES.

Fashola should complete this laudable project as soon as possible. The 14yrs wait is disgraceful

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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by peleson: 11:23pm On Mar 20, 2013
grafikii:
Sorry I can't stand on 3rd mainland bridge to snap pictures o
Liar! Kai! So people can lie like this?? No rail line anywhere close to 3rd mainland bridge . No new rail at all atall.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by peleson: 11:24pm On Mar 20, 2013
grafikii:
Sorry I can't stand on 3rd mainland bridge to snap pictures o
Liar! Kai! So people can lie like this?? No rail line anywhere close to 3rd mainland bridge . No new rail at all atall.
Please front page suen
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by koruji(m): 12:57am On Mar 21, 2013
Hehehehehehehehehe...it is a laugh riot.
Blindness of the mind is worse than blindness of the eyes!!!

Sincere 9gerian:
FG is not state govt that lack effective legislature to serve as checks on what the executive does. The FG is being policed by a vibrant national assembly. In that NASS, the opposition are as vociferous as ever. Some members of the current NASS are forever looking for things to use in embarrassing the executive. No over-inflated contract will just sail thru like you just insinuated.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by koruji(m): 2:06am On Mar 21, 2013
Double wahala for dead PDP and the mouthpieces of dead PDP.
Yeye dey smell like head of dead fish.

Sincere 9gerian:
You should rather be ashamed that your "performing party" cannot complete the railway project, that ought to have been completed in the 80s, after 14 SOLID years of ruling Lagos. It is even worse that after 14yrs the govt is talking about completing first phase? What about other phases? Even the first phase has not been completed.

This same pictures have been posted over and over again. The Op did not ask for old pictures (the same pictures that made front page several times early this year) but for UPDATES.

Fashola should complete this laudable project as soon as possible. The 14yrs wait is disgraceful

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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by hercules07: 5:19am On Mar 21, 2013
koruji: Double wahala for dead PDP and the mouthpieces of dead PDP.
Yeye dey smell like head of dead fish.


He forgot to note that OBJ and PDP put enough stumbling blocks in the way of Tinubu, it was Yar Adua's that finally allowed the LASG to start that project with the approval of their takeover of the road.

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Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by alienvirus: 5:47am On Mar 21, 2013
hercules07:

He forgot to note that OBJ and PDP put enough stumbling blocks in the way of Tinubu, it was Yar Adua's that finally allowed the LASG to start that project with the approval of their takeover of the road.
That means Yaradua was better than Gej of today despite his phlegmatic nature. Damn!
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Demdem(m): 9:50am On Mar 21, 2013
alienvirus: That means Yaradua was better than Gej of today despite his phlegmatic nature. Damn!

Of cos. Yaradua no doubt was physically challenged which impeded his acheivement but the able bodied retardeen is simply daft.
@ post,
Good to see work is progressing and construction not behind schedule.
Welldone fash.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by taharqa: 10:49am On Mar 21, 2013
This project is just a few kms within certain parts of Lagos ONLY, yet even d very short Phase1 has not even gone half way afta at least 14 SOLID yrs; on d oda hand, unda just over 2 yrs, the much longer and much more complex Abuja-Kaduna Modern Rail Guage is almost 60% complete and still kicking; the abandond and similar Abuja Intercity Rail System has also bn resuscitatd and also more than 50% complete; the perpetuali abandond by previous Admins Ajaokuta-Aladji-Warri Standard guage (since 1991) has just bn expanded and finally COMPLETED; a new Lagos-Ibadan Double Standard Guage that is just starting; just as the existing over 3000kms narrow guage system that has bn declining since d 1980s and totali dead for sm time, is bn resuscitatd (a whole branch, Lagos-Kano, has already bn completely rehabilitatd whilst d oda branch, PH-Maiduguri, is ALMOST complete) as trains are moving on them, conveging hundreds of thousands of humans and dier goods, afta about 10-15yrs of bn dead; feasibility studies of 10 diff new Modern Routes are bn SIMULTANEOUSLY done truout d country , an unprecedentd feat since every previous Govt since d 1970s hv be 'mouthing' d need to open new Modern Routes without even making any attempt to do d 1st tin dat ought to be done if they were serious- Feasibility studies. All these has/is been done by GEJ unda just ova 2 yrs, yet Resident IJIOTS like Demdem d Goon, Ekoile d Tout, Koruji d Turncoat, etc keeps telling us that he 'is not doing ANYTHING', and what's worse, asking us to instead look to Oga Fash and his ACN party for 'Performance'- even if same people hv not bn able to complete Phase1 of a relatively short rail project (d ONLY one they are handling) afta 14 Solid years. It is this Braze HYPOCRISY that @Sincere9jarian is against, not d project itself; so y'all shldn't pretend you dont know what d fvnk he is talking about..... Every one wud be happy when all d rail projects (which are unprecedentd) going on in d country are finishd- weda by FG, Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers, Cross River, etc. BUT EVERY LIAR AND HYPOCRITE MUST BE STONED AT EVERY CHANCE
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by taharqa: 10:55am On Mar 21, 2013
Demdem:

Of cos. Yaradua no doubt was physically challenged which impeded his acheivement but the able bodied retardeen is simply daft.
@ post,
Good to see work is progressing and construction not behind schedule.
Welldone fash
.
See what I was just talking about!!! Demdem, so work is 'not behind schedule', afta 14 still working on Phase1 of that short project?? Yet, you open dat yr dirty mouth to say GEJ is slow afta attaining 60% in a much longa and complex project afta bout 2 yrs!... God is watching you o Demdem, and he punishes LIARS severely...
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Sincere9gerian: 11:08am On Mar 21, 2013
taharqa: This project is just a few kms within certain parts of Lagos ONLY, yet even d very short Phase1 has not even gone half way afta at least 14 SOLID yrs; on d oda hand, unda just over 2 yrs, the much longer and much more complex Abuja-Kaduna Modern Rail Guage is almost 60% complete and still kicking; the abandond and similar Abuja Intercity Rail System has also bn resuscitatd and also more than 50% complete; the perpetuali abandond by previous Admins Ajaokuta-Aladji-Warri Standard guage (since 1991) has just bn expanded and finally COMPLETED; a new Lagos-Ibadan Double Standard Guage that is just starting; just as the existing over 3000kms narrow guage system that has bn declining since d 1980s and totali dead for sm time, is bn resuscitatd (a whole branch, Lagos-Kano, has already bn completely rehabilitatd whilst d oda branch, PH-Maiduguri, is ALMOST complete) as trains are moving on them, conveging hundreds of thousands of humans and dier goods, afta about 10-15yrs of bn dead; feasibility studies of 10 diff new Modern Routes are bn SIMULTANEOUSLY done truout d country , an unprecedentd feat since every previous Govt since d 1970s hv be 'mouthing' d need to open new Modern Routes without even making any attempt to do d 1st tin dat ought to be done if they were serious- Feasibility studies. All these has/is been done by GEJ unda just ova 2 yrs, yet Resident IJIOTS like Demdem d Goon, Ekoile d Tout, Koruji d Turncoat, etc keeps telling us that he 'is not doing ANYTHING', and what's worse, asking us to instead look to Oga Fash and his ACN party for 'Performance'- even if same people hv not bn able to complete Phase1 of a relatively short rail project (d ONLY one they are handling) afta 14 Solid years. It is this Braze HYPOCRISY that @Sincere9jarian is against, not d project itself; so y'all shldn't pretend you dont know what d fvnk he is talking about..... Every one wud be happy when all d rail projects (which are unprecedentd) going on in d country are finishd- weda by FG, Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers, Cross River, etc. BUT EVERY LIAR AND HYPOCRITE MUST BE STONED AT EVERY CHANCE
Thank you so much. This is the post of the day.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by sEyi6: 12:02pm On Mar 21, 2013
Not a lover of propaganda but I must say this is commendable. A thread was created to get details of how much progress has been made on a huge project, but was turned to comparism of political leaders and 'bad mouth' of a project that seems to be intimidating. Pictures were uploaded(though lately) for doubting Thomases, showing real progress in the project being put in doubt. But started whining in an entirely different way.
Give credit to this initiative and to the brains behind it, it's the first of it kind in the country and not even the stronger Federal government with more resources has done anything similar.
I strongly wish some of us can keep mute on things/projects we are not happy about due to our envying nature rather than talking ill of them even when being proved to be outstanding and progressive.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Demdem(m): 12:17pm On Mar 21, 2013
taharqa: See what I was just talking about!!!

Fool, what are u talking about?

Demdem, so work is 'not behind schedule',

Are u blind to see pictures of on-going work and comments of the governor as regards this project or what exactly are u saying?


after 14 still working on Phase1 of that short project??

When u say 14yrs, u mean Asiwaju started the project and it has dragged on till now eh? What a shameless goat u are. Even if it was conceived by our fathers, that cant be counted as achievement or work done until block is place on block. goon start counting from that day fashola started work. He may have conceived it like 5yrs or more ago but of cos work didnt start then. If u can count this as 14yrs then start counting for the fourth mainland bridge then. that probably would be like 20yrs right plus? ODE.

Yet, you open dat yr dirty mouth to say GEJ is slow afta attaining 60% in a much longa and complex project afta bout 2 yrs!

Again fool, i deal with specifics. what projects specifically did i condemned and where is my comment on that? i need u to produce this and show to the whole world that u arent a bastard.
show me the exact projects from the retardeen that i have condemned. u are free to condemn me but if u must do, apply ur brain and not ur anus.
Besides that doesnt mean that the retardeen isnt daft which i have always maintained.



... God is watching you o Demdem, and he punishes LIARS severely...

and Gods wrath will surely descend on u if u cant substantiate ur lie fool.

To the rest of the fools out there, Jakande's idea is different from what Fashola is presently doing.
Re: Lagos Light Rail Project. (UPDATES) by Demdem(m): 12:44pm On Mar 21, 2013
$£yi:
Not a lover of propaganda but I must say this is commendable. A thread was created to get details of how much progress has been made on a huge project, but was turned to comparism of political leaders and 'bad mouth' of a project that seems to be intimidating. Pictures were uploaded(though lately) for doubting Thomases, showing real progress in the project being put in doubt. But started whining in an entirely different way.
Give credit to this initiative and to the brains behind it, it's the first of it kind in the country and not even the stronger Federal government with more resources has done anything similar.
I strongly wish some of us can keep mute on things/projects we are not happy about due to our envying nature rather than talking ill of them even when being proved to be outstanding and progressive.

u dey mind the fools. Now someone will accuse me of bringing Retardeen into Fashola thread.
This project is on point and pictures are available for all to see. Besides its not an hidden project. Its what is being seen by millions of people daily and can testify to in contrast to many of FG that needs a tour to foolishly publicize.

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