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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by OROSUNBOLB(m): 9:44pm On Nov 14
If these countries - Benin and Niger fail to abide by our rules, they will become the 37th and 38rh States of Nigeria respectively through the use of force.

We mean business this time around,the era of father Christmas is over !
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by BreconHills: 9:45pm On Nov 14
Fairview1:
So long as I am not the type who always cry over the things I can't change, there's only one thing I see on this issue of this Border Closure. Its a calculated political gimmicks which those at Nigeria helm of affairs used to enrich themselves. This may be unbeknownst to our presidential economic council.

Border closure is of no economic benefit to the Nigeria Economy, most especially as it regards the current situation of the country!

The people who control the power used that to impede the importation of foreign goods, particularly on the area of Rice Importation,drive consumer demand at the local market, hence steeping the price of locally produced commodities thereby making more money for themselves or the government or so they said.


These are some of the scenarios that are well written on the script. Many more are yet to be revealed.

Local production of food and agricultural products, reduction in smuggled petroleum products and reduction in terrorist and violence robbery. All these arent good enough? What's wrong with Nigerians making money out of rice instead of the vietnamese.

I get that Nigerians dont trust government, heck young people dont even trust older people. The result of distrust at this scale is a whole raft of conspiracy theories.

But some things are clearly evident. We can not continue to equate progress with the absence of pain and inconvenience. There is always a price to pay.
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by stealmatic(m): 9:47pm On Nov 14
hammerD:
IT IS EITHER THE BORDER OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR IT REMAIN CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

ME, I DONT TRUST BUHARI, BECOS EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAVE ISLAMISATION UNDERTONE WITH HIM.
how is he islamizin d country or d situation,sens u no get only to cm on nairaland to say wat ur parents r discusin in d other room.just mind urself olodo
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Area4Area: 9:54pm On Nov 14
Hoojay:


do you have any idea of the price per bag and whats your location
Local rice 12- 15k depending on brand and foreign 23-25k here in Onitsha
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by JonDon12: 10:02pm On Nov 14
SenatePresdo:
And Ghanaians are there still doing gra gra.

I wish we've common Boundary with Ghana so that we could close it till the next 10 years or more.

Shame no dey catch una. Una dey 21st century dey close Border. Una country useless so tay the only solution to unemployment na to stop commerce between small countries like Benin , Togo. Shame.

P.S, I am a Nigerian. Have been to Ghana, Beninm, Togo and probably more Nigerian states than most of you guys.

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by JonDon12: 10:07pm On Nov 14
ahmEenu:
like if you think the border should remain closed till 2030

I wish we could build a border between North and south Nigeria. Stop all una beggars from coming south. Your region wey dem "Born to rule" Na una dey beg past. Please when Nigerians are talking, let no northerner talk. U guys dont contribute anything. Day of reckoning is coming when Nigeria go split. Already una be beggar. We go Next Level una.

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Area4Area: 10:13pm On Nov 14
JonDon12:


Shame no dey catch una. Una dey 21st century dey close Border. Una country useless so tay the only solution to unemployment na to stop commerce between small countries like Benin , Togo. Shame.

P.S, I am a Nigerian. Have been to Ghana, Beninm, Togo and probably more Nigerian states than most of you guys.
Our shame and not yours
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by GENEGIRIA: 10:17pm On Nov 14
tell them jare. na nonsense full naija. people are talking like fools upanddown grin grin grin grin let them close the border indefinitely grin grin nigerians are already suffering grin
JonDon12:


Shame no dey catch una. Una dey 21st century dey close Border. Una country useless so tay the only solution to unemployment na to stop commerce between small countries like Benin , Togo. Shame.

P.S, I am a Nigerian. Have been to Ghana, Beninm, Togo and probably more Nigerian states than most of you guys.

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Hoojay: 10:18pm On Nov 14
Area4Area:
Local rice 12- 15k depending on brand and foreign 23-25k here in Onitsha

No wonder, Onitsha is more or less hub for Rice nau

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by emmanuelpopson(m): 10:21pm On Nov 14
which border was closed...I do believe they see us Southerners as fools.. Buhari kinsmen who is a HOR member testified to having seen Daura which is a border town to Niger like 18kms opened to smugglers at night. the video is there on line...
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Antoeni(m): 10:36pm On Nov 14
There is No Going back, they should Enjoy And Endure the Closure While it Last.
May PMB Succeed
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Banmeallday: 10:43pm On Nov 14
Nigeria had no business closing borders...They are in violation of Ecowas treaties/laws
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by ahmEenu(m): 11:12pm On Nov 14
JonDon12:


I wish we could build a border between North and south Nigeria. Stop all una beggars from coming south. Your region wey dem "Born to rule" Na una dey beg past. Please when Nigerians are talking, let no northerner talk. U guys dont contribute anything. Day of reckoning is coming when Nigeria go split. Already una be beggar. We go Next Level una.
STFU. who said I'm from the north. come to Lagos and see igbos begging in every nook and cranny.
if you don't get d f*ck.
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by JonDon12: 11:22pm On Nov 14
ahmEenu:
STFU. who said I'm from the north. come to Lagos and see igbos begging in every nook and cranny.
if you don't get d f*ck.

Mtcheew. Lie to urself small boy, dont lie to me. Am a lagosian by birth. Anyhow waste someone else time

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by ahmEenu(m): 11:38pm On Nov 14
JonDon12:


Mtcheew. Lie to urself small boy, dont lie to me. Am a lagosian by birth. Anyhow waste someone else time
STFU and go f*ck yourself. .



later if Dem say people make wey go skul come out, you self go carry yourself come out. tribalistic fool.
.
because u be lagosian by birth means I'm a northerner.
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Fairview1: 1:52am On Nov 15
BreconHills:


Local production of food and agricultural products, reduction in smuggled petroleum products and reduction in terrorist and violence robbery. All these arent good enough? What's wrong with Nigerians making money out of rice instead of the vietnamese.

I get that Nigerians dont trust government, heck young people dont even trust older people. The result of distrust at this scale is a whole raft of conspiracy theories.

But some things are clearly evident. We can not continue to equate progress with the absence of pain and inconvenience. There is always a price to pay.


True!

But in as much as I agree with you on some points there are still some areas where I will beg to disagree!

@TheBolded. No Nigerian is making any money other than the political bigwigs as this was not intended to capture the middlemen on the strret. The value chain of the locally produced commodities are not going down well as they are supposed to. Reason why there's no balance on the market price.

You and I know Nigeria can not afford to produce the quantity and quality of grains needed to feed Nigerians without depending on the so called Vietnamese or imported rice. We are way too huge to rely on the locally produced rice.

There are so many things which some people aren't seeing about this border closure. Its not anything about increasing the efficiency of goods produced within. There are some political games behind it.


You never imagined why bags of local Rice which was selling for less than 14k and 15k 20k all of a sudden skyrocketed to 21 and 25k respectively.

If not for anything else, at least the locally produced rice should be selling for 14 or 15k, then we know truly, our government are genuinely encouraging homegrown products. This doesn't end here, it cuts across several other product lines. Rice is just the frontier and I hope you know what happen if proper measures are not accelerated on time.


A looming inflation!

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by airminem(f): 6:39am On Nov 15
hammerD:

U have a dirty mind, I never said anything aside an innocent D. cheesy
cheesy

Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by nasoeb: 7:48am On Nov 15
Fairview1:
So long as I am not the type who always cry over the things I can't change, there's only one thing I see on this issue of this Border Closure. Its a calculated political gimmicks which those at Nigeria helm of affairs used to enrich themselves. This may be unbeknownst to our presidential economic council.

Border closure is of no economic benefit to the Nigeria Economy, most especially as it regards the current situation of the country!

The people who control the power used that to impede the importation of foreign goods, particularly on the area of Rice Importation,drive consumer demand at the local market, hence steeping the price of locally produced commodities thereby making more money for themselves or the government or so they said.


These are some of the scenarios that are well written on the script. Many more are yet to be revealed.
Obviously senseless as the author
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by BreconHills: 8:39am On Nov 15
Fairview1:



True!

But in as much as I agree with you on some points there are still some areas where I will beg to disagree!

@TheBolded. No Nigerian is making any money other than the political bigwigs as this was not intended to capture the middlemen on the strret. The value chain of the locally produced commodities are not going down well as they are supposed to. Reason why there's no balance on the market price.

You and I know Nigeria can not afford to produce the quantity and quality of grains needed to feed Nigerians without depending on the so called Vietnamese or imported rice. We are way too huge to rely on the locally produced rice.

There are so many things which some people aren't seeing about this border closure. Its not anything about increasing the efficiency of goods produced within. There are some political games behind it.


You never imagined why bags of local Rice which was selling for less than 14k and 15k 20k all of a sudden skyrocketed to 21 and 25k respectively.

If not for anything else, at least the locally produced rice should be selling for 14 or 15k, then we know truly, our government are genuinely encouraging homegrown products. This doesn't end here, it cuts across several other product lines. Rice is just the frontier and I hope you know what happen if proper measures are not accelerated on time.


A looming inflation!

The current price of rice is a function of our penchant for foreign rice that is creating price pressure on limited supplies of imported rice and inducing local sellers to rebag local rice as foreign rice to increase their margins and smoothen the reduction in their earnings. This is simple short term mechanics.

The ban on imported rice and the support of domestic producers is in order. You said there is no downward value disteibution along the value chain. This is false. The increased earnings that the rice growers make is spent within the local economy at the bottom of the earnings pyramid unlike the monies earned by importers which is spent outside the country or on luxury items.

It is the right of every citizen to distrust or criticize the government but you cannot remake the laws of economics. You say there are some political games behind it. This is speculation. What we need are numbers and I have explained the reasoning behind the numbers you have provided. There is a significant increase in domestic production and this can only be because it makes economic sense. There has also been an increase in mills and large investors are no coming into production aggregation, milling, storage and distribution. What you are seeing unfold is the development of end to end grains industry. This is good for Nigeria and short term inconveniences can not change fundamental facts. Nigerians were not born with rice in between their teeth.

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Toeyean1507(f): 9:52am On Nov 15
pinkyruledworld:
Special Happy Birthday

Toeyean1507
Thanks so much, ma'am. I really appreciate this
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Fairview1: 12:12pm On Nov 15
nasoeb:

Obviously senseless as the author

Sorry bros, can't you point out my mistakes without hauling insults? That's very sad you know. Simple correction would have best served me other than this.
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by nasoeb: 12:24pm On Nov 15
Fairview1:


Sorry bros, can't you point out my mistakes without hauling insults? That's very sad you know. Simple correction would have best served me other than this.
Sorry, I was wrong.

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Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by Fairview1: 1:17pm On Nov 15
nasoeb:

Sorry, I was wrong.


Its okay. Thanks!
Re: Nigeria Meets Benin, Niger Over Border Closure by nasoeb: 3:33pm On Nov 15
Fairview1:



Its okay. Thanks!
You welcome

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