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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:13pm On Jan 24, 2017
TheRealestGuy:


There's something called scale of preference and opportunity cost you know...
What Nigeria needs urgently now is constant electricity and working refineries...
And this trend of calling everyone haters is absurd...
Moreover, I cannot commend this as there are no timelines given...you cannot be planning something and there are no timelines....

Since food, Power and Employment are the only problems you see, maybe we should close all ministries, sack all ministers except those of Agriculture Power and Employment. .

You want timelines, blame the journalists. Full project life cycle is included in the agreement documents signed with the Chinese. If you want it, i believe the ministry can provide. #FreedomOfInformation

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by demio007: 2:14pm On Jan 24, 2017
Mad government. Borrow money to lunch satellite?

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by TheRealestGuy(m): 2:15pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


Since food, Power and Employment are the only problems you see, maybe we should close all ministries, sack all ministers except those of Agriculture Power and Employment.

Urgently is the key word, comprehend what you read...

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Horus(m): 2:15pm On Jan 24, 2017


Guests visit the control center of Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited in Abuja
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:17pm On Jan 24, 2017
TheRealestGuy:

Urgently is the key word, comprehend what you read...
This is also Urgent, because the previous Satellites are outliving their lifespan.
Take everything in perspective
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Bahddo(m): 2:19pm On Jan 24, 2017
femi4:
yes, We ll have more gas. Also, addressing corruption will improve MW generated. Apart from security, no other sector has received fund from fg than the power sector since 1999
dude, all the generation stations we have now cannot generate more than 7000MW if they are all working at full capacity.

Nigerian needs at least 60,000MW to have constant electricity to cater for domestic and industrial needs. But we can start small. 1000MW addition a year is better than nothing. That means more infrastructure, and then good management to follow.

You talk of corruption as of it is limited to the power sector. So there isn't corruption in the communications sector that they want to waste limited funds on?

Let's face the most important things first. If we have constant electricity, we'd be able to advance technologically and future generations can even learn to build satellites.

NB:
- South Africa generates about 52,000MW, and they aren't as populated as us.
- US generates 1000+GW, that is, more than 1,000,000MW, for a population about twice ours.
And you think militants are the real reason we don't have constant electricity.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by dabrightt: 2:19pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


If communication and connectivity is not your concern, I wonder where you are from?
Apart from communication, satellite could also provide Nigeria with the ability to enhance food security through monthly crop monitoring, assist with burgeoning urban planning demands and, through the development of engineering skills, advance the country's technological capability. Ignoramus
Hatred can be put to better use if you only try.
can you just tell me how the first satellite affect nigeria economy hope you remember nigerian exchange rate to dollar don't u knw that is not wat people want right nw...I am sure u are nt living in nigeria presently...if you are that means you have PH(donated) your brain to m m m

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:21pm On Jan 24, 2017
dabrightt:
can you just tell me how the first satellite affect nigeria economy hope you remember nigerian exchange rate to dollar don't u knw that is not wat people want right nw...I am sure u are nt living in nigeria presently...if you are that means you have PH(donated) your brain to m m m
I usually do not respond to mindless internet fiddlers.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by tripoli007(m): 2:22pm On Jan 24, 2017
CeoNewshelm:
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu on Monday said Nigeria has planned to build and launch two additional satellites to space to improve local communication capacity.


This is coming as the Minister warned that Nigeria must not scare away MTN as lawmakers investigate alleged illegal money transfers just three months after the government fined Africa’s biggest telecoms firm over $1 billion.


Shittu said the new satellites will be build using a $550 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China, which will cover 85% of the cost while Nigeria will finance the other 15 per cent.





The minister, thereby call on domestic and foreign investors to take part in the funding.


Recall that the minister had during a town hall meeting in Kaduna on the one year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, said legislation would be made to protect investment, patronage and compel Nigerian institutions to host their information locally.


He said then that Nigeria would launch two additional satellites to space to improve local communication capacity because businesses in Nigeria were skeptical of linking the only satellite Nigeria has because of fear of crash.

http://www.newshelm.com/2017/01/nigeria-to-launch-2-new-satellites-with.html


Trust me this one will also dissapear just like the 1st one ... Bunch of looters

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by dabrightt: 2:24pm On Jan 24, 2017
datrailblazer:


without satellite how do you think you can comment on this post?
And that makes them to borrow money to get a satellite when alot of things are there to correct...this is a way to embezle money legally

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Horus(m): 2:25pm On Jan 24, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlw8oJYqDr0

Nigerian govt. to launch additional satellite
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by dabrightt: 2:25pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:
[s][/s]I usually do not respond to mindless internet fiddlers.
TRUTH IS BITTER BRO stop Pretending

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Originalsly: 2:26pm On Jan 24, 2017
mmsen:


Communication is vital to business.

While I am no fan of the APC government or this minister in particular launching satellites for this purpose is perfectly understandable.

It is for the private businesses to launch satellites. ...and the FG to give them the license to operate such. Same as.... trucks are vital to business.... you are a manufacturer... is it the responsibility of the FG to provide you with trucks?... or to provide the conditions for you to operate the trucks?

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Nobody: 2:27pm On Jan 24, 2017
As usual Captain Obvious and his gang has struck again!

What good did the previous birds do us and why are Nigerians still having this absurd "my bulky ignorance is equivalent to you knowledge" mentality.

We don't need satellites, we want them and there is no law preventing anyone from a want just don't mistake your want for a need.

We need electricity
We need food
We need a better health systems and infrastructures.
We need a good maintenance culture.
We need a continuity in governance and infrastructures.
Please take your loan and increase our investments in the agroindustries.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:29pm On Jan 24, 2017
dabrightt:
TRUTH IS BITTER BRO stop Pretending
Read your initial comment again, this time very slowly and tell me if the English or idea makes any sense to you.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by femi4: 2:29pm On Jan 24, 2017
Bahddo:
dude, all the generation stations we have now cannot generate more than 7000MW if they are all working at full capacity.

Nigerian needs at least 60,000MW to have constant electricity to cater for domestic and industrial needs. But we can start small. 1000MW addition a year is better than nothing. That means more infrastructure, and then good management to follow.

You talk of corruption as of it is limited to the power sector. So there isn't corruption in the communications sector that they want to waste limited funds on?

Let's face the most important things first. If we have constant electricity, we'd be able to advance technologically and future generations can even learn to build satellites.

NB:
- South Africa generates about 52,000MW, and they aren't as populated.
- US generates 1000+GW, that is, more than 1,000,000MW, for a population about twice ours.
And you think militants are the real reason we don't have constant electricity.
You lack understanding of what a Comm Sat can bring to the nation.

To mention a few: Food security, Natural disaster prediction, resource monitoring etc.

On the other hand, calculate the funds pumped into the power sector from 1999 till date and tell me why we are still talking about generating 60000MW. This is a sector that gets money year in- year out, yet nothing to show for it. That's a wrong approach in solving the problem. You can't expect a different result from using same method.

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Saintp(m): 2:30pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


If communication and connectivity is not your concern, I wonder where you are from?
Apart from communication, satellite could also provide Nigeria with the ability to enhance food security through monthly crop monitoring, assist with burgeoning urban planning demands and, through the development of engineering skills, advance the country's technological capability. Ignoramus
Hatred can be put to better use if you only try.

Bros, I don't think there is anybody who will say launching satellite is not good but we have a million more priority ahead of it at this moment. For goodness sake, 550m USD can get us 2 medium sized modular refineries which will solve our immediate fuel problems and boast our naira. etc So why take loan for something like that when there are more pressing issues?

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by optimus09: 2:32pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


If communication and connectivity is not your concern, I wonder where you are from?
Apart from communication, satellite could also provide Nigeria with the ability to enhance food security through monthly crop monitoring, assist with burgeoning urban planning demands and, through the development of engineering skills, advance the country's technological capability. Ignoramus
Hatred can be put to better use if you only try.
Mr prof,what is communication and technology without power?How do i enjoy the streams if there is no power for my gadgets and equiptment.most of you just want to write something,behave as if you know it all.Guess u are the ignoramus.The west conqured the issue of power from coal,sunlight to reactors before launching their satellites.So ......better u shush if u know nohin.

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Horus(m): 2:33pm On Jan 24, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OX4bmqZYs

Special Report on Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT)
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:36pm On Jan 24, 2017
optimus09:

Mr prof,what is communication and technology without power?How do i enjoy the streams if there is no power for my gadgets and equiptment.most of you just want to write something,behave as if you know it all.Guess u are the ignoramus.The west conqured the issue of power from coal,sunlight to reactors before launching their satellites.So ......better u shush if u know nohin.
Ignoramus spotted. Next please...
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:37pm On Jan 24, 2017
Saintp:


Bros, I don't think there is anybody who will say launching satellite is not good but we have a million more priority ahead of it at this moment. For goodness sake, 550m USD can get us 2 medium sized modular refineries which will solve our immediate fuel problems and boast our naira. etc So why take loan for something like that when there are more pressing issues?
I have answered this kinda question earlier. Read up bro.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Bahddo(m): 2:38pm On Jan 24, 2017
femi4:
You lack understanding of what a Comm Sat can bring to the nation.

To mention a few: Food security, Natural disaster prediction, resource monitoring etc.

On the other hand, calculate the funds pumped into the power sector from 1999 till date and tell me why we are still talking about generating 60000MW. This is a sector that gets money year in- year out, yet nothing to show for it. That's a wrong approach in solving the problem.
And you'd use your generator to constantly monitor the satellite feedback? We don't need another satellite.

We need electricity, we need fuel, we need food. Give Nigerians those, and they would build you a spaceship before January 24, 2117.

How much have been pumped into getting more generation stations? Tell me, so we can look up how much have been spent on maintaining Aso Rock alone. Then we'd look up countries that are faring better and see how much they have spent on infrastructure for power generation.

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by NaWetinDey(m): 2:41pm On Jan 24, 2017
Good move. They should digitize everything and they should make internet more available and cheaper. Once they get power supply right plus this satelitte stuff, then Nigeria is ready to fly. Full real time satellite coverage of Nigeria is about mostly everything.

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by NaWetinDey(m): 2:42pm On Jan 24, 2017
Good move. They should digitize everything and they should make internet more available and cheaper. Once they get power supply right plus this satellite stuff, then Nigeria is ready to fly. Full real time satellite coverage of Nigeria is about mostly everything.

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Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by dabrightt: 2:44pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:
Read your initial comment again, this time very slowly and tell me if the English or idea makes any sense to you.
It will make sence to anyone that has healthy brain
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Nobody: 2:48pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


If communication and connectivity is not your concern, I wonder where you are from?
Apart from communication, satellite could also provide Nigeria with the ability to enhance food security through monthly crop monitoring, assist with burgeoning urban planning demands and, through the development of engineering skills, advance the country's technological capability. Ignoramus
Hatred can be put to better use if you only try.
Are you sure that you're okay?
Power supply is the number 1 thing we need right now. When there's constant power supply, the country will grow both financially and technologically.
You're talking about hatred. Mtchew okpo
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by sinola(m): 2:49pm On Jan 24, 2017
CeoNewshelm:
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu on Monday said Nigeria has planned to build and launch two additional satellites to space to improve local communication capacity.


This is coming as the Minister warned that Nigeria must not scare away MTN as lawmakers investigate alleged illegal money transfers just three months after the government fined Africa’s biggest telecoms firm over $1 billion.


Shittu said the new satellites will be build using a $550 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China, which will cover 85% of the cost while Nigeria will finance the other 15 per cent.





The minister, thereby call on domestic and foreign investors to take part in the funding.


Recall that the minister had during a town hall meeting in Kaduna on the one year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, said legislation would be made to protect investment, patronage and compel Nigerian institutions to host their information locally.


He said then that Nigeria would launch two additional satellites to space to improve local communication capacity because businesses in Nigeria were skeptical of linking the only satellite Nigeria has because of fear of crash.

http://www.newshelm.com/2017/01/nigeria-to-launch-2-new-satellites-with.html



of what economic importance is it to us.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by optimus09: 2:50pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:
[s][/s] Ignoramus spotted. Next please...
So simple wellmax you know nohin.Talking about communication and technology without constant power is like talking about reading in the university without SSCE.maybe thats what uve got grin
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by Nobody: 2:51pm On Jan 24, 2017
wellmax:


No serious Government will face JUST ONE Problem and ignore other ones. Growth and development comes by attending to all issues as much as you can.
If we don't have our own, we will pay for satellite information from other countries. Its as simple as that.

There are more critical issues, issues like extreme hunger and a failing economy. There should be a scale of preference, impoverishing ourself just to seem like we belong is just tantamount to lying to ourselves. it's just synonymous with that adage about going broke just to look rich.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:53pm On Jan 24, 2017
SnowJay92:

There are more critical issues, issues like extreme hunger and a failing economy. There should be a scale of preference, impoverishing ourself just to seem like we belong is just tantamount to lying to ourselves. it's just synonymous with that adage about going broke just to look rich.
and you are yet to see a connection here with having a Satellite in orbit?
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by wellmax(m): 2:54pm On Jan 24, 2017
Polyphony:

Are you sure that you're okay?
Power supply is the number 1 thing we need right now. When there's constant power supply, the country will grow both financially and technologically.
You're talking about hatred. Mtchew okpo

Power is number 1, but power is not our only problem.
No serious government will wait until power is 100% before thinking of something else. Dude please think.
Re: Nigeria To Launch 2 New Satellites With China Loan - Shittu by tdayof(m): 2:56pm On Jan 24, 2017
This is a good development. To you all shouting about power. Let the ministers too go and take loans.

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