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Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by 2mercy: 11:57am On Jun 10
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has defended his decision to construct railways and roads extending into Niger Republic.

Buhari said this during an interview on Arise Television which aired on Thursday.

The President said borders were arbitrarily drawn by the French colonialists without taking into cognisance the cultural similarities of the people of Niger and Nigeria even as he revealed that he has first cousins in Niger Republic.

He argued that the people of the South-West similarly have cousins in neighbouring Benin Republic.

The President said another reason the railway is being constructed is to boost the friendly relationship with Niger which has helped Nigeria to prevent Boko Haram terrorists from gaining unfettered access into Nigeria.

Buhari added, “If you recall, when I came, I went to Chad, I went to Niger, I went to Cameroon. Look at what happened with Boko Haram. If we were not in a good relationship with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, Boko Haram would have done worse things to us and you say I am going to Niger.

“I told you the border between us and Niger is 1, 500km. And Niger (sic). I spoke to one French man and I had to tell him this. He spoke nonsense and I told him look, in 1885, you sat down and drew lines (boundaries). I said I have first cousins in Niger. There are Kanuris, there are Hausas, there are Fulanis in Niger Republic just as there are Yorubas in Benin. You can’t absolutely cut them off.”

He argued that the new rail would help Nigeria to compete with Benin Republic which has cornered entrepot trade in the region.

Buhari said Niger, which is a landlocked nation, has discovered oil, and Nigeria does not want them to do trade through Benin Republic.

“We want them to come through Nigeria. We want them to send their exports through Nigeria,” the President said.
https://punchng.com/buhari-defends-1-9bn-nigeria-niger-republic-railway-project/

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by illicit(m): 12:00pm On Jun 10
Good enough

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Bola146(f): 12:05pm On Jun 10
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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 12:05pm On Jun 10
The President said borders were arbitrarily drawn by the French colonialists without taking into cognisance the cultural similarities of the people of Niger and Nigeria even as he revealed that he has first cousins in Niger Republic.

He argued that the people of the South-West similarly have cousins in neighbouring Benin Republic.



Where are all those fools and zombies that are happy every day here that the same hypocrite fulanis redrew the borders of Igboland and are forcing us to accept it? Have you seen that the fulanis are hypocrites? This fool doesn't want to accept British drawn international borders but wants us to accept his people's hypocritical locally drown borders that ceded Igbo people into other states. Wike of Rivers states must be the daftest and dumbest human ever to love. Long live the great Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for opening the eyes of Igbo zombies.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Eazi1(m): 12:06pm On Jun 10
Legal money laundering

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by realstars: 12:09pm On Jun 10
Bubu Running His Mouth Bla Bla Bla,

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Otuegbe: 12:11pm On Jun 10
But you don't want Yorubas to mingle with their cousins in Benin Republic.

Buhari know Wat he is doing.
Hypocrite .
Igboho will soon open the boarders

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by heniford2: 12:13pm On Jun 10
Na tax paying money the wan use do that thing chia

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by heniford2: 12:13pm On Jun 10
Na people tax paying money the wan use do that thing chia

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Maxymilliano(m): 12:14pm On Jun 10
He builds roads and railways to Niger because his first cousins are there.

What a caring and visionary man cool

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Saifullah01: 12:14pm On Jun 10
Although true he said that, but I feel punch is emphasising the sensational part over the economic reason he provided which is a fair point.

Niger has no access to the sea and if Nigeria gets its act together infrastructurallyn, we will be the preferred route for Nigerien oil (and uranium). Imagine the attendant jobs and revenue that will accrue to Nigeria as a result of this. Not to speak of the geopolitical influence.

China is currently reviving the ancient silk road that connected East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe through road constructions, seaport development, railways etc. in central Asia countries, Pakistan, Iran and even Europe (read about it)

If Nigeria were to get her acts right we should be reviving the ancient trans-Sahara trate routes strategically building influence in the countries that currently occupy those routes (Timbuktu, Agades, Tripoli etc) non of these North African countries or middle eastern countries would have "nothing on us". But we are to busy fighting ourselves to see the potential in ourselves

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by DDDEnterprises: 12:19pm On Jun 10
Alright. We've heard you.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by PrudencyFeats: 12:19pm On Jun 10
The same way you are also talking nonsense.... you sat down with Gowon and drew lines forgetting my first cousins are in Rivers state, Akwa Ibom state, Cross River state, Benue state, Kogi state Delta state and even in Edo state

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by fuckingAyaya(m): 12:23pm On Jun 10
First cousin's

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Mikecold: 12:25pm On Jun 10
“I told you the border between us and Niger is 1, 500km. And Niger (sic). I spoke to one French man and I had to tell him this. He spoke nonsense and I told him look, in 1885, you sat down and drew lines (boundaries). I said I have first cousins in Niger. There are Kanuris, there are Hausas, there are Fulanis in Niger Republic just as there are Yorubas in Benin. You can’t absolutely cut them off.”


As far back as 1885 this man is still dragging Niger as cousins

But igbos that where split from their eastern cousins In the Same Nigeria in 1960's you say they should forget them

Meanwhile when is Yoruba asking for railway to their own Benin Republic cousins?

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Mikecold: 12:30pm On Jun 10
Saifullah01:
Although true he said that, but I feel punch is emphasising the sensational part over the economic reason he provided which is a fair point.

Niger has no access to the sea and if Nigeria gets its act together infrastructurallyn, we will be the preferred route for Nigerien oil (and uranium). Imagine the attendant jobs and revenue that will accrue to Nigeria as a result of this. Not to speak of the geopolitical influence.

China is currently reviving the ancient silk road that connected East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe through road constructions, seaport development, railways etc.

If Nigeria were to get her acts right we should be reviving the ancient trans-Sahara trate routes strategically building influence in the countries that currently occupy those routes (Timbuktu, Tripoli etc) and non of this North African country or middle eastern countries would have "nothing in us"
Yoruba Muslim when una go get sense

Always ready to garnish Buhari poop and eat


When is buhari opening the boarder in Yoruba Benin Republic that has Economic benifit to Nigeria

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Racoon(m): 12:32pm On Jun 10
See the idiocy of having imbeciles like this man in govt? Of what economic importance is Niger Republic to Nigeria apart from sharing neighbouring corridors with BH terrorists? Just hear the trash he is talking.

The President said borders were arbitrarily drawn by the French colonialists without taking into cognisance the cultural similarities of the people of Niger and Nigeria even as he revealed that he has first cousins in Niger Republic.

The President said another reason the railway is being constructed is to boost the friendly relationship with Niger which has helped Nigeria to prevent Boko Haram terrorists from gaining unfettered access into Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Racoon(m): 12:32pm On Jun 10
BiafIntel:
Where are all those fools and zombies that are happy every day here that the same hypocrite fulanis redrew the borders of Igboland and are forcing us to accept it? Have you seen that the fulanis are hypocrites?

This fool doesn't want to accept British drawn international borders, but want us to accept his people;s hypocritical locally drown borders that ceded Igbo people into other states..............
This is the idiocy of the failed recycled president and the hoarders of zombies fronting for him.They got no sense.Brainless bunch!

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Mikecold: 12:32pm On Jun 10
BiafIntel:




Where are all those fools and zombies that are happy every day here that the same hypocrite fulanis redrew the borders of Igboland and are forcing us to accept it? Have you seen that the fulanis are hypocrites? This fool doesn't want to accept British drawn international borders, but want us to accept his people;s hypocritical locally drown borders that ceded Igbo people into other states. Wike of Rivers states must be the daftest and dumbest human ever to love. Long live the great Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for opening the eyes of Igbo zombies.
I swear

A whooping $1billion + of oil money spent to give North and Niger Infrastructure

But you that have the money prefers it should be burnt, what stops them from also agitating they need rails to their cousins in east too

The rails would also benefit you

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Xscape1993(m): 12:33pm On Jun 10
There is nothing absolutely that he will not defend ooo.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by InaNla(f): 12:36pm On Jun 10
Ok

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by majamajic(m): 12:36pm On Jun 10
When I remember that Rotimi Amaechi and Ebere Jonathan were all igbos , I shake my head

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Nuelito: 12:36pm On Jun 10
Noted
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Jerrick(m): 12:36pm On Jun 10
Who else noticed Buhari has started talking more often than before? grin News headline be like…..Buhari this, Buhari that. Mad people everywhere, whatever strategy you think you want to use again it won’t work! You left your people in the cold hands of death, to be slaughtered and massacred… Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba or whatever tribe. Human lives are as important as making sure everyone is safe but here we are, UAR *sigh*

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by LogotechNg: 12:36pm On Jun 10
Story story story oo....

I read the article over and over again and I won't lie.... Didn't find any sense
I only got to understand that Buhari has First cousin's from Niger
Hope the $1.9 billion defence made sense y'all?

Trash

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Seniorwriter(m): 12:37pm On Jun 10
Not surprised

Clueless & Incompetent
Saifullah01:
Although true he said that, but I feel punch is emphasising the sensational part over the economic reason he provided which is a fair point.

Niger has no access to the sea and if Nigeria gets its act together infrastructurallyn, we will be the preferred route for Nigerien oil (and uranium). Imagine the attendant jobs and revenue that will accrue to Nigeria as a result of this. Not to speak of the geopolitical influence.

China is currently reviving the ancient silk road that connected East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe through road constructions, seaport development, railways etc. (read about it)

If Nigeria were to get her acts right we should be reviving the ancient trans-Sahara trate routes strategically building influence in the countries that currently occupy those routes (Timbuktu, Agades, Tripoli etc) non of this North African country or middle eastern countries would have "nothing in us". But we are to busy fighting ourselves to see the potential in ourselves
Stop trying to defend nonsense....if FG want to create an economic bilateral relationship with Niger then the expenses to create the locomotives for such regards should be made bilateral and not put the burden on the unsuspecting citizens of Nigeria.
Do you know how far half of that amount can do to our ailing Medical Sector or Electricity Generation sector? SMH @how you are trying to defend incompetence.

Mexzy4sho:


If he had explained it to us like this in the first place, the condemnation would have reduced.

Most of these rejections by the people is because of lack of information.
That's not valid in any form unless the Niger FG also shares part of the costs, we citizens are paying taxes unjustly because of some personal sentiments...very lame and useless excuse.
Alabama1237:
Na people tax paying money the wan use do that thing chia
Exactly my grouse with all the hardship and after completing they'll keep looting the proceeds if there'll be any though..because I don't see how Nigeria will gain from such even Benin Republic as industrious as they are gain more from us because of the differentials in population!

atonement12:
If your " young visionary leader" is of fulani descent, you will get the same result.
The regions should take their destiny into their own hands in order to progress.
A young visionary leader will not be a bigot because good and exemplary leadership looks out for a bigger picture and think out of the box.
atonement12:

This is same denial of reality since pre-independence that has put middle-belt and Southerners in their precarious situation today.
You systemically try to downplay the major impact of culture, tradition, religion, education, tribal loyalty and sentiments in effective and competent leadership.
All this would be put in the right perspective by young visionary leaders that will create strong institutions and better policies rather than allow absolute power to corrupt individuals absolutely!
atonement12:
Why have the majority in a certain region, including their.youths, rejected strong institutions/restructuring and policies since pre-independence?
It's obvious you're a "kinsman"!
Your question is needless...leaders (senate & house of reps) are saddled with the responsibilities to create good policies to create strong structures so it's not a question of some citizens not wanting it.
Howbeit as regards your notion of me been a kinsman ill say yes I'm a kinsman in the writing profession lineage with competent clout!

Icumsa45:


Buhari and APC supporters love to defend mediocrity, that's how one guy called coldshisha defended Tinubu as the best thing since sliced bread , shortly after the Lagos they were hyping ranked 139th out of 140 as worst cities to live in.
They have a narrow mindset and shortsighted in seeing a bigger picture.
Howbeit we need to keep critical thinking and call out our clueless present incompetent leaders and come 2023 look out for a young visionary leader to vote for irrespective of his party , tribe or religious affiliations.
I sincerely hope young visionary technocrats find and see a leeway to contest for the next election.
We can't afford to continue with the past & present political charlatans hovering over the Nigerian political space.
So
We need young visionary leaders.

@Seniorwriter

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by rawtouch: 12:37pm On Jun 10
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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by money121(m): 12:37pm On Jun 10
Ok

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