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Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 5:45pm On Mar 06, 2021
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has called on the Federal Government to join hands with the state in ensuring that the oil rich Tongeji Island, in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, is not claimed by the neighbouring Republic of Benin.

Abiodun, who cautioned that Nigeria should learn from the Bakassi Island issue, said governments at both levels must provide social amenities for the residents of the island to prevent Benin from taking advantage of its proximity to the Tongeji and claim ownership.

The governor made the call on Thursday, in his address at the 2-day Interactive Session of the National Boundary Commission with Boundary Committees of states in the South West, held in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The interractive session had in attendance, the Ogun State deputy governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, her Lagos State counterpart, Femi Hamzat, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government, Wale Ahmed, Ondo State deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, his Oyo and Ekiti States counterparts, Rauf Olaniyan and Bisi Egbeyemi respectively. Osun State deputy governor was represented by Hon. Nathaniel Agunbiade.

Abiodun hinted that the Ogun was determined to make life more meaningful for its resident living on the Island, stressing that the Federal Government must collaborate with the state in giving the residents a sense belonging by providing access road and bridge for them amongst other infrastructural needs.

He noted that for harmonious co-existence and development in the border areas of the country, there is need for continuous use of peaceful means in resolving boundary issues.

He disclosed that the establishment of the Lagos-Ogun Joint Development Commission was at an advanced stage, while the state was also working with Ondo to activate the Deep Sea Port project in the mutual interest of the two states and the country’s economic development.

“We can hardly talk about production or boundary that we will not be talking about land. Recently, there are lots of communal issues between herders and farmers. All these have to do with utilization of the available land. It is therefore important that all of us must continue to adopt peaceful means of resolving the boundary issues.

“The fact remains that if we do not resolve boundary issues peacefully, the people of the border communities will suffer from both ends. There will be no development in such a place and even investors will not be attracted to such locations”, he stated.

Abiodun, however, said Ogun would continue to be committed to peaceful resolutions of boundary matters, saying “it is critical to the development of the State and its neighbours”.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director General, National Boundary Commission, Adamu Adaji, said the interactive session was meant to serve as a way of sensitising stakeholders on the activities of boundary managers at various levels.

He added it was also means to provide opportunity for relevant stakeholders in the zone to interface with the Commission on ways to strategize and fast-track resolutions on issues of internal boundaries.

Adaji noted that the National Boundary Commission was established as a specialised border problem solving institution to address the shortcomings of the previous ad hoc commission, submitting that the creation of more states had created many boundary issues in the country.

Source: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/join-us-to-claim-ownership-of-oil-rich-tongeji-island-abiodun-tells-fg/

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 5:48pm On Mar 06, 2021
Give it to Benin Republic, are they not all Oduduwa people, I thought you guys wants freedom from Nigeria, you can start by letting Benin Republic Annex that one, later they can Annex a whole state and much later they can Annex the whole South West, or what do you really want.

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 5:55pm On Mar 06, 2021
These paranoid screeds are irrational. If you dont want to lose the island don't go to ICJ and kill over it. There's no evidence Benin wants or even has a reasonable claim to the island anyway.

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Amotolongbo(f): 5:57pm On Mar 06, 2021
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AlexBells:
Give it to Benin Republic, are they not all Oduduwa people, I thought you guys wants freedom from Nigeria, you can start by letting Benin Republic Annex that one, later they can Annex a whole state and much later they can Annex the whole South West, or what do you really want.
[/s]I think certificate of sanity should be a requirement while registering to be a member of this forum

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 6:02pm On Mar 06, 2021
Yoruba1stson:
nyamiri you need to get sense now, i don't know why the descendants of ape like to disgrace their tribe on every post.
We know nyamiris no get sense but you need to try to act like those with sense.
E pain you Abi, Omoluabis, I'm supporting your struggle oo, I didn't mean to vex you ooo, kpele lol

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 6:04pm On Mar 06, 2021
Amotolongbo:
[s][/s]I think certificate of sanity should be a requirement while registering to be a member of this forum
Heyaaaa kpele, sorry, I was just trying to reinstate the good relationships between Yorubas in Nigeria and Benin, besides are they not the one who had been kind with providing you with IDP camps

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 6:06pm On Mar 06, 2021
Abiodun hinted that the Ogun was determined to make life more meaningful for its resident living on the Island, stressing that the Federal Government must collaborate with the state in giving the residents a sense belonging by providing access road and bridge for them amongst other infrastructural needs.

A 2019 investigation by sunnewspaper showed the state failed woefully. If the islanders were smart they'd vote to become their own local government. The state and local government they're apart of dont care about them so they should get wise. The allocation the island gets could provide basic infrastructure and make them more politically relevant.

Facts about the island:
Only 1 dilapidated school that serves primary 1-6.
Expecting mothers deliver babies in Benin Republic.
No acess roads
No electricity
No market

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 6:07pm On Mar 06, 2021
Yoruba1stson:
nyamiri stop disgracing your tribe
E still dey pain you, I hope you are not in IDP camp, if you know the origin of Nyamiri you wont use it on anyone while your people are begging for shelter in Benin Republic

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Yoruba1stson: 6:11pm On Mar 06, 2021
AlexBells:

E still dey pain you, I hope you are not in IDP camp, if you know the origin of Nyamiri you wont use it on anyone while your people are begging for shelter in Benin Republic
aah aah nyamiri with cow brain also is talking, go find your fellow pigs in your erosion ravaged land to play with

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 6:11pm On Mar 06, 2021
Yoruba1stson:
aah aah nyamiri with cow brain also is talking, go find your fellow pigs in your erosion ravaged land to play with
Heeeeaaa kpele IDP people lol

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Yoruba1stson: 6:15pm On Mar 06, 2021
AlexBells:
Heeeeaaa kpele IDP people lol
aah aah mr nyamiri sorry ooh
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by AlexBells(m): 6:17pm On Mar 06, 2021
Yoruba1stson:
aah aah mr nyamiri sorry ooh
Lol, I hope you not in IDP camp

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 6:25pm On Mar 06, 2021
while the state was also working with Ondo to activate the Deep Sea Port project in the mutual interest of the two states and the country’s economic development.

This would be interesting.

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by slivertongue: 7:15pm On Mar 06, 2021
well Benin can have it. the life of inhabitants would be better
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Monogamy: 7:16pm On Mar 06, 2021
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Monogamy: 7:18pm On Mar 06, 2021
AlexBells:
Give it to Benin Republic, are they not all Oduduwa people, I thought you guys wants freedom from Nigeria, you can start by letting Benin Republic Annex that one, later they can Annex a whole state and much later they can Annex the whole South West, or what do you really want.

Make use of this free gifted things.

Stop allowing your anus to inspire you

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Monogamy: 7:19pm On Mar 06, 2021
Blue3k:


A 2019 investigation by sunnewspaper showed the state failed woefully. If the islanders were smart they'd vote to become their own local government. The state and local government you're apart of dont care about them so they should get wise. The allocation the island gets could provide basic infrastructure and make them more politically relevant.

Facts about the island:
Only 1 dilapidated school that serves primary 1-6.
Expecting mothers deliver babies in Benin Republic.
No acess roads
No electricity
No market

What's your point?

That the Island should be given to Benin Republic?

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 7:37pm On Mar 06, 2021
Monogamy:


What's your point?

That the Island should be given to Benin Republic?

You're not the sharpest knife in the drawer it seems. The point is the island should become it's own local government. The answer to second question would be no.

Blue3k:
These paranoid screeds are irrational. If you dont want to lose the island don't go to ICJ and kill over it. There's no evidence Benin wants or even has a reasonable claim to the island anyway.
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Agboriotejoye(m): 8:57pm On Mar 06, 2021
If the island belongs to Nigeria how in da hell will Benin claim it?
International engagements don't work that way

I also doubt Buhari will be interested in securing an oil rich Island for the South given his search for oil in the north has been fruitless so far.
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 10:53pm On Mar 06, 2021
Agboriotejoye:
If the island belongs to Nigeria how in da hell will Benin claim it?
International engagements don't work that way

Paranoia, ignorance and the fact he didn't talk to legal term about the issue.
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Agboriotejoye(m): 11:16pm On Mar 06, 2021
Blue3k:


Paranoia, ignorance and the fact he didn't talk to legal term about the issue.

What do you mean by all of the above? He's a gov. I suspect he might be referring to something else
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Blue3k(m): 11:22pm On Mar 06, 2021
Agboriotejoye:


What do you mean by all of the above? He's a gov. I suspect he might be referring to something else

You're wrong if that's the case. You should be able to understand this by reading the article and his previous statements on the matter. He seems to really believe Benin is secretly plotting to take the island from him.

Abiodun, who cautioned that Nigeria should learn from the Bakassi Island issue, said governments at both levels must provide social amenities for the residents of the island to prevent Benin from taking advantage of its proximity to the Tongeji and claim ownership.
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Omoslim26: 11:30pm On Mar 06, 2021
Yoruba1stson:
nyamiri you need to get sense now, i don't know why the descendants of ape like to disgrace their tribe on every post.
We know nyamiris no get sense but you need to try to act like those with sense.

You sound as useless as the person you quoted

and why must you tag him to Igbo abi brain is paining you ni

that guy you quoted is Yoruba

it's a faceless forum for crying out loud when will you guys understand dat some frustrated idiot can create a moniker claiming to be one thing or the other just to be mischievous or masturbate on bigotry thinking it will help him forget about his useless frustrated life

direct your madness to directly to the rubbish moniker you are quoting

and no ever tag am with Igbo again if you no want make

Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by adedehinbo(m): 11:53pm On Mar 06, 2021
Oil in ogun State too? Make we break up tomorrow na
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Gbagura: 12:35am On Mar 07, 2021
adedehinbo:
Oil in ogun State too? Make we break up tomorrow na
Infact the oil in tongeji Island is very vast and deep. That's why I laugh those ignorants saying southwest doesn't have oil. We also have bitumen in large deposits at odeda in ogun state. The bottom line is to exhaust Niger delta oil then breakaway from Nigeria to enjoy our oil in peace grin

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Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by Agboriotejoye(m): 6:00am On Mar 07, 2021
Blue3k:


You're wrong if that's the case. You should be able to understand this by reading the article and his previous statements on the matter. He seems to really believe Benin is secretly plotting to take the island from him.

Don't be an oversabi. What the gov is saying is that Benin Republic might claim the land as theirs due to the fact that
1. It's on the Nigeria/Benin border and might not be clearly mapped out yet.
2. The name suggests the inhabitants are the egun people who are indigenous to Benin Republic. So if a plebiscite was to hold there, it might favour Benin.
What the gov is saying is that the govt take steps to have solid presence on the island such as to discourage any such thoughts coming from Benin Republic
Re: Why Is Nigeria Paranoid About Benin Republic Taking Tongeji Island? by stonemasonn: 6:05am On Mar 07, 2021
Agboriotejoye:

Don't be an oversabi. What the gov is saying is that Benin Republic might claim the land as theirs due to the fact that
1. It's on the Nigeria/Benin border and might not be clearly mapped out yet.
2. The name suggests the inhabitants are the egun people who are indigenous to Benin Republic. So if a plebiscite was to hold there, it might favour Benin.
What the gov is saying is that the govt take steps to have solid presence on the island such as to discourage any such thoughts coming from Benin Republic
They should better join Benin republic ooo, Nigerians are takers not givers.....Naija'll ruin the land and its people.

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