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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by slowice(m): 3:42pm On Jan 09
Chinese guy behind the governor acting like they re about to hit a jackpot..... I hope say the governor read wetin him dey sign wella
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by cue64: 3:51pm On Jan 09
docadams:
OP, the Gelegele seaport has been in the pipeline for a long time. Hope the project sees the light of day. Is there a motorable road to Gelegele from Benin. Also does the govt have any intention of rehabilitating the Siluko River Port . It was really a very useful port when it was functional and immensely boosted the localeconomy of the Iguobazuwa-Siluko axis. It also provided alternative means of transportation of goods from Lagos to Benin back then.
bros ehn if I ever get to meet U ehn, I will buy U enough Booz, to the extent U no go fit waka, some years ago during the past administration me and my brothers discussed alot about this exact port U just mentioned, coz we where planning to start a palm farming and a plantain plantation, in large scale and the our village where ir would be located was actually along that siluko road, intact my brother actually told me that in the 70's when cocoa farming was a big thing to our family they actually made use of that port..uts so sad that so many things in this country, or should I say this region is been neglected...its actually time we start to think about been export oriented actually.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by enomakos(m): 3:59pm On Jan 09
samuk:


You are funny, that was the port the European used in most of their trade with the Benin Empire starting around 1485AD. There is a BBC documentary on YouTube about this port and the Benin European relationship done in the 1970s. This was the route that was also used to established the Lagos monarchy about 300 years ago. It is estimated to be less than an hour journey by boat from the port to Lagos.
how safe is this route to lagos now?
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by enomakos(m): 4:03pm On Jan 09
docadams:
OP, the Gelegele seaport has been in the pipeline for a long time. Hope the project sees the light of day. Is there a motorable road to Gelegele from Benin. Also does the govt have any intention of rehabilitating the Siluko River Port . It was really a very useful port when it was functional and immensely boosted the localeconomy of the Iguobazuwa-Siluko axis. It also provided alternative means of transportation of goods from Lagos to Benin back then.
what happened to the port? what is closed by the govt or just abadoned?
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by JuanDeDios: 4:37pm On Jan 09
samuk:


You are funny, that was the port the European used in most of their trade with the Benin Empire starting around 1485AD. There is a BBC documentary on YouTube about this port and the Benin European relationship done in the 1970s. This was the route that was also used to established the Lagos monarchy about 300 years ago. It is estimated to be less than an hour journey by boat from the port to Lagos.
I'm not funny. I guess I haven't come across it or didn't pay enough attention in geography class. Recall also that it hasn't been in use for 40 years or so.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Jesusloveyou(m): 4:42pm On Jan 09
publicenemy:


WHO IS THIS DUNCE?
he is a member of (ipob) idiotic pig of Biafra

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by docadams: 4:47pm On Jan 09
enomakos:
what happened to the port? what is closed by the govt or just abadoned?

Abandoned and hyacinth took over
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Jesusloveyou(m): 4:47pm On Jan 09
cue64:
bros ehn if I ever get to meet U ehn, I will buy U enough Booz, to the extent U no go fit waka, some years ago during the past administration me and my brothers discussed alot about this exact port U just mentioned, coz we where planning to start a palm farming and a plantain plantation, in large scale and the our village where ir would be located was actually along that siluko road, intact my brother actually told me that in the 70's when cocoa farming was a big thing to our family they actually made use of that port..uts so sad that so many things in this country, or should I say this region is been neglected...its actually time we start to think about been export oriented actually.
that is the damage of pdp ,they never take anything serious, but APC government is talk and do.

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by usibengate(m): 5:39pm On Jan 09
Good one, I'm happy for Edo State

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Notatribalist(m): 6:02pm On Jan 09
PapaBrowne:


Well, I won’t respond to you the way you wrote. I would just ignore and be civil.

The problem with this kind of victim mentality is that it accords so much power to your perceived enemies which automatically suppresses your own power.

The rule of the game is to ensure that you don’t have to depend on the FG for anything concrete. The problem with every other port in Nigeria is that they are all import dependent. Everybody views port operations from the perspective of how they can access goods from overseas.
If you tweak that perspective and start thinking how you can ship goods first to other African countries and then subsequently to the rest of the world, then you’ll be unto something.
Lagos ports that everybody complains about doesn’t even export one tenth of what Onne and Delta ports export. These 2 ports control 85% of Nigeria’s exports even though it’s just oil.

The great thing about the Gelegele port plan is that it is tied to the massive industrial park which is already being built. And the industrial park is tied to AZura power plant which has been fully built. And the AZura plant is tied to the presence of a gas pipeline hub in Oben that connects much of the gas in the Niger Delta to the rest of the country.

So yes, I think the hegemony up North would try to prevent this from happening, but the Governor is smart and has Dangote heavily invested and we all know that anything Dangote touches moves with speed. So yes, this will see the light of day.
are you a lecturer? I so much love your write up..

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by nathanccr(m): 6:07pm On Jan 09
PapaBrowne:
This guy is a doer.

While other states would typically be begging the federal government to come and build for them, Obaseki is pushing ahead and ahead.

Edo State would be the first state to successfully build a world class Port.

The beauty is that the Gelegele Port is not built with imports in mind but with exportation of manufactured Agro/ Allied Produce.
The port is tied to the N200billion Benin Industrial Park which is already being built.
The park is tied to the 1000MW AZura power project. The first phase of 450MW has been test run and would be ready for commissioning in a few months.
Bros, na MOU dem call am oooo
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by charliboy654(m): 6:55pm On Jan 09
JuanDeDios:

You mean there's a water route from Benin to Lagos? I didn't know that.
Yes na, there's even a water route from Delta to Lagos.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by charliboy654(m): 6:58pm On Jan 09
joenor:
I just nor know why, Delta State Seaport them nor gree open am... Our govn here, na to dey sun teeth
That one na person?
The painful thing is that he will still win 2019 election.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by cue64: 7:02pm On Jan 09
Jesusloveyou:
that is the damage of pdp ,they never take anything serious, but APC government is talk and do.
I actually dont like to talk about apc or pdp, regardless of which party is in power of from which region the person is from all we want is development and the earlier we start holding this people to ransom and making them realise we hold the power no them the better the country would be for us.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by DeRay98(m): 8:22pm On Jan 09
lionjungle3000:


Dump things with no ability to reason.

No let am pain you too much, Edos are not hateful like you Easterns.
Obaseki is not a career politicians but an economist with experience in investment in Nig who was co-opted into politics by oshiomhole to change the shape of Edo political leadership and purposeful leadership.

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by ambyzown(m): 9:17pm On Jan 09
nathanccr:

Bros, na MOU dem call am oooo

The first phase of the Azura Power Project also started with an MOU less than 3 years ago and is already partially functional. So yes, this MOU is as good as a done deal in respect to the port being built.
GO has a vision for Edo State and if he is allowed to carry out this plan, Edo State will be the envy of all.
Remember what Donald Duke did for Cross Rivers State?

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by lionjungle3000: 9:18pm On Jan 09
ipodstinks:
Actually, your the dunce. See english self.

First, let me help you with your English grammar "You are the dunce" is the correct grammar not "your the dunce." Two, when you use English in a sentence, the first letter "E" must be in capital not lower case. Three, there is nothing in English syntax that allows use of "self." in the form that you used it; makes absolutely no sense. Illiterate Afonja! I taught English to secondary school students.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by ipodstinks: 9:29pm On Jan 09
lionjungle3000:


First, let me help you with your English grammar "You are the dunce" is the correct grammar not "your the dunce." Two, when you use English in a sentence, the first letter "E" must be in capital not lower case. Three, there is nothing in English syntax that allows use of "self." in the form that you used it; makes absolutely no sense. Illiterate Afonja! I taught English to secondary school students.
Shut up and carry your primary school grammar go sit one side. Dunce.The students you claimed you taught have lost their ways already.

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by writeprof(m): 10:03pm On Jan 09
lionjungle3000:


If you think this project will ever come to life, then you are mentally challenged. No SS or SE port will ever come to life without war...the plan is to only keep SW ports opened to make SE and SS dependent on One Nigeria while they continue to steal their oil. Keeping only SW ports opened makes Yorubaa to support One Nigeria because they are benefiting. Why do you think Yorubaas support One Nigeria despite the deaths and sufferings in the land? Even if Fulanis slaughter 5 million in Benue, Afonjas don't give a damn. This is what we call Strategic Compensatory Psychology.

Edo people ask yourselves...why have They not open the ports in SS(Port Harcourt, Calabar, Onne and Warri) to function to the capacity of Lagos ports, yet they are telling you that another one will be built in the same SS? Edo people use your sense nah.

Watch as Afonjas will attack me...because they know deep in their heart that this port will never come to fruition and are angry I'm exposing them.

Your postulations are not wrong. Koko port, Sapele Port, Warri port, and the ones you mentioned are all wasting away because I've been asking myself who is deceiving who with this Gelegele Port thing?
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by grandstar(m): 12:10am On Jan 10
But Edo state has no oceanfront!
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by nathanccr(m): 12:31am On Jan 10
ambyzown:


The first phase of the Azura Power Project also started with an MOU less than 3 years ago and is already partially functional. So yes, this MOU is as good as a done deal in respect to the port being built.
GO has a vision for Edo State and if he is allowed to carry out this plan, Edo State will be the envy of all.
Remember what Donald Duke did for Cross Rivers State?
I pray it all works out. I just want the best for this country, datzall.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Edoloaded: 7:01am On Jan 10
grandstar:
But Edo state has no oceanfront!

It's more like a river port
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by joenor(m): 8:58am On Jan 10
Nor be back door he dey use win..
charliboy654:

That one na person?
The painful thing is that he will still win 2019 election.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Oblang(m): 9:05am On Jan 10
vineyardfarms:
WHAT YOU SAID IS TRUE. THE SW HAS BEING A BOTTLE -NECK TO OTHER SEAPORT DEVELOPMENT. IT TAKES 3 -4 MONTHS TO CLEAR CONTAINER @ ONNE SEAPORT WHILE FEW DAYS AT LAGOS PORT.

THAT MONOPOLY HAS COME TO AN END. CALABAR PORT HAS STARTED TO RECEIVED FLAT BOTTOM SHIPS, SERVING TINAPA AND TRADE ZONE. THE GOVERNOR OF CROSS RIVER STATE IS ALSO EMBARKING ON SEAPORT OF THEIR OWN TEMPORARY STOP BY POLITICAL SPONSORED ENVIRONMENTALIST. THE TIDES ARE TURNING AND I WISH OUR GOVERNOR GODS GUIDANCE.

Hope u won't come tomorrow and start saying sw are frustrating other ports...

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by theDEVILisHERE: 9:54am On Jan 10
As long as the British disease called "Nigga Area" aka Nigeria exist there shall be no functional Port except in Lagos
Cause Lagos is under the control of the caliphate

The Caliphate, a group of black idiots who are under the spell "Leviathan" placed on them by the Devil's (non black's) so they could aid them in their mission on earth, EVIL.

Not to worry cause Biafra is here to put a stop to such nonsense
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by vineyardfarms: 10:11am On Jan 10
Oblang:


Hope u won't come tomorrow and start saying sw are frustrating other ports...

THE TIDES ARE TURNING AND THE MONOPOLY OF THE SW WILL COME TO AN END. AKWA IBOM AND BAYELSA DEEP SEAPORT AND CROSS RIVER ARE ON TRACK. IBOS WILL DIVERT THEIR TRADE. WHAT HAPPEN TO WARRI AND SAPELE SEAPORT I WILL REMIND YOU WHEN THERE WILL BE LESS TRAFFIC AT WHARF.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by PapaBrowne(m): 10:47am On Jan 10
samuk:


You are funny, that was the port the European used in most of their trade with the Benin Empire starting around 1485AD. There is a BBC documentary on YouTube about this port and the Benin European relationship done in the 1970s. This was the route that was also used to established the Lagos monarchy about 300 years ago. It is estimated to be less than an hour journey by boat from the port to Lagos.

Pls can you share a link to the documentary. I’d love to watch it.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Oblang(m): 11:15am On Jan 10
vineyardfarms:


THE TIDES ARE TURNING AND THE MONOPOLY OF THE SW WILL COME TO AN END. AKWA IBOM AND BAYELSA DEEP SEAPORT AND CROSS RIVER ARE ON TRACK. IBOS WILL DIVERT THEIR TRADE. WHAT HAPPEN TO WARRI AND SAPELE SEAPORT I WILL REMIND YOU WHEN THERE WILL BE LESS TRAFFIC AT WHARF.

OK its good for the country. What I'm saying is that hope when u see lagos port still flourishing, u won't still come with ur usual antics that Yorubas are frustrating other ports....

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Antoeni(m): 10:06am On Jan 11
PapaBrowne:
This guy is a doer.

While other states would typically be begging the federal government to come and build for them, Obaseki is pushing ahead and ahead.

Edo State would be the first state to successfully build a world class Port.

The beauty is that the Gelegele Port is not built with imports in mind but with exportation of manufactured Agro/ Allied Produce.
The port is tied to the N200billion Benin Industrial Park which is already being built.
The park is tied to the 1000MW AZura power project. The first phase of 450MW has been test run and would be ready for commissioning in a few months.
I see true sincerity of purpose

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Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Antoeni(m): 10:13am On Jan 11
Bluffly:
I now see why Africans can never be respected worldwide. There is nothing and I mean absolutely nothing we do by ourselves. Despite the amount of foreign Education in this country, our engineers and technologist are very very unbearably dormant. Nothing to show for, no research or innovation. I weep for the Africa.
Charlie sorry wipe ur tears,be positive ,u hear.
Re: Gelegele Seaport Development To Begin As Obaseki Signs Mou With China Harbour by Goke7: 11:34am On Jan 11
PapaBrowne:


Well, I won’t respond to you the way you wrote. I would just ignore and be civil.

The problem with this kind of victim mentality is that it accords so much power to your perceived enemies which automatically suppresses your own power.

The rule of the game is to ensure that you don’t have to depend on the FG for anything concrete. The problem with every other port in Nigeria is that they are all import dependent. Everybody views port operations from the perspective of how they can access goods from overseas.
If you tweak that perspective and start thinking how you can ship goods first to other African countries and then subsequently to the rest of the world, then you’ll be unto something.
Lagos ports that everybody complains about doesn’t even export one tenth of what Onne and Delta ports export. These 2 ports control 85% of Nigeria’s exports even though it’s just oil.

The great thing about the Gelegele port plan is that it is tied to the massive industrial park which is already being built. And the industrial park is tied to AZura power plant which has been fully built. And the AZura plant is tied to the presence of a gas pipeline hub in Oben that connects much of the gas in the Niger Delta to the rest of the country.

So yes, I think the hegemony up North would try to prevent this from happening, but the Governor is smart and has Dangote heavily invested and we all know that anything Dangote touches moves with speed. So yes, this will see the light of day.

this is the kind of posts we should be seeing on this forum daily instead of all the hue, cry and hate. Brilliant post. well done

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