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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 2:34pm 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. 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
Punch is not being sensational. Rather, they are discerning. If you think Niger will leave Benin Republic ports which are far more efficient than Nigerian ports just because we built a rail then you must have another one coming.
Besides, the route from through Benin is shorter than Nigeria for Niger. So there's no benefit for Niger using Nigeria's port except you have a plan to shutdown Benin Republic ports.
Secondly, the trans-saharan trade does not favour Nigeria in any wise. The major proponents are the Arabs and there's nothing historically or presently we have to offer them in terms of trade. We are better served by the trans-atlantic trade.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 2:35pm On Jun 10
Seniorwriter:
Not surprised

Clueless & Incompetent

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.


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.

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!


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.


We need young visionary leaders.

@Seniorwriter
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.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 2:41pm On Jun 10
saxha:


Ode ni e. Answer this, why did he block the Benin border then?

Which Benin border did he block? The Benin in Edo State?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 2:43pm On Jun 10
topboss:



SO HE WILL USE MONEY BELONGING TO BIAFRANS...


Biafran money?
This country na wa o.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 2:50pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Punch is not being sensational. Rather, they are discerning. If you think Niger will leave Benin Republic ports which are far more efficient than Nigerian ports just because we built a rail then you must have another one coming.
Besides, the route from through Benin is shorter than Nigeria for Niger. So there's no benefit for Niger using Nigeria's port except you have a plan to shutdown Benin Republic ports.
Secondly, the trans-saharan trade does not favour Nigeria in any wise. The major proponents are the Arabs and there's nothing historically or presently we have to offer them in terms of trade. We are better served by the trans-atlantic trade.

For which map is Benin shorter?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 2:51pm On Jun 10
atonement12:

Shut up, you hypocrites that keep living in denial in the face of evil!

I kuku know d shape of ur head grin

By their bile we shall know them.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Ykc2(m): 2:53pm 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. 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
these dullard president is talking about his cousins in niger republic and your here talking about China Silk roads,buhari built railways to niger republic so during election his bandits brothers will come from niger republic and vote you get it? nothing last forever one day yorubas will be tired of fulani too
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by monex(m): 3:04pm On Jun 10
2mercy:


https://punchng.com/buhari-defends-1-9bn-nigeria-niger-republic-railway-project/

Your president unfortunately doesn't understand Nationalism. He is actually no better than IPOB.

If the borders don't make sense then call for a referendum so borders can be designed on tribe affiliations. IPOB also think the borders dont make sense.

Without nationalism, I am much closer to the Yorubas of Benin republic than to my fellow Nigerians of fulani extraction in Kano.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Sammerboi: 3:07pm On Jun 10
Na Federal republic money you dey use developed your first cousins own house. Na only God fit punish dis old man.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by xelly: 3:10pm 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. 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

Do you have railways in Nigeria? You give out when you have enough and have means to control it's effect.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by domchike(m): 3:11pm On Jun 10
They wil borrow money build infrastructure in Niger while the rest of Nigeria pays

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:12pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


For which map is Benin shorter?
The West African map
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Reference(m): 3:17pm On Jun 10
illicit:
Good enough

For your imaginable standards of 'intelligence', yes.
Providing international infrastructure that is not functional in your country.
Like going abroad to buy an aircraft or a sea going vessel when you donot have an airport or habour.

You will have thought the normal way to development will be to build capacity first.
Waking up from the grave you will think all the commercial and industrial hubs in Nigeria were linked by rail lines and a spur to Niger was to male a stronger web.

But alas, what do I know.
Perhaps the criteria for electing the President will be that he does not come from within 30 miles of any border town so that we can get our resources where it matters most to US NIGERIANS, presently swimming in poverty and destitution.

Eight years of the 'Personalisation' of Government.
This is the result.
We will see the 'wonderful' economic and commercial figures from that glorious enterprise over the next decade.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:20pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


I kuku know d shape of ur head grin

By their bile we shall know them.
Have you find time to check the "shape" of your own head. Hypocrite!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by excel101(m): 3:21pm On Jun 10
[quote author=Saifullah01 post=102575465]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 Africa]what haue we done with the oil we have.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Lionofthedesert: 3:28pm On Jun 10
saxha:


Ode ni e. Answer this, why did he block the Benin border then?

Were n se e Is BENIN border the only one blocked ? oponu..
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:28pm On Jun 10
atonement12:
Have you find time to check the "shape" of your own head. Hypocrite!

I kuku know d shape of ur head cheesy

Once somebody does not buy your agenda, na big big insult, no attempt to convince. That's why your politics is in disarray. We know una
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:30pm On Jun 10
Seniorwriter:
Not surprised

Clueless & Incompetent

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.


That's not valid in any form un byless 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.

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!


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.

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!
So
We need young visionary leaders.

@Seniorwriter
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"!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:32pm On Jun 10
Seniorwriter:
Not surprised

Clueless & Incompetent

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.


That's not valid in any form un byless 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.

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!


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.

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!
So
We need young visionary leaders.

@Seniorwriter
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"!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by AceRoot(m): 3:32pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


For which map is Benin shorter?

Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:32pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

The West African map

See the crevice between Nigeria and Benin. And remember that the oil is not at the border between Niger and Benin.

Between Nigeria and Benin, who takes goods to every part of Niger? And it is passing through all the way to Lagos.

This is ordinary economics o.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by saxha: 3:34pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Which Benin border did he block? The Benin in Edo State?

Benin republic.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Mftivi: 3:35pm On Jun 10
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.
bros you go school ?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Mexzy4sho(m): 3:36pm On Jun 10
Mftivi:
bros you go school ?


U go school??
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by saxha: 3:36pm On Jun 10
Lionofthedesert:


Were n se e Is BENIN border the only one blocked ? oponu..

Arindin, which Border is the most important to Nigeria? Be sincere, kin to fun e lepe. cheesy cheesy
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:37pm On Jun 10
saxha:


Benin republic.

How please? Is the border still closed?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:39pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


I kuku know d shape of ur head cheesy

Once somebody does not buy your agenda, na big big insult, no attempt to convince. That's why your politics is in disarray. We know una
Hypocritical bigot! You started talking about shape of head, and you say somebody is insulting you.
Who is a politician? Never been interested in this fraudulent/scam democracy you practice in Nigeria!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:39pm On Jun 10
[quote author=AceRoot post=102582175][/quote]

The oil in Nigeria is in Agadem (the part I cycled blue), not at the border between Benin and Niger. And we all know that the shortest distance between two points is always a straight line (mathematics).

Most people talking don't even know the detail. Amaechi has been saying this thing everyday, but people have made up their minds on what they want to hear.

Please study this thing, and forget the political noise for 2023. This is reality.

Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Sharpsecret01: 3:41pm On Jun 10
2mercy:


https://punchng.com/buhari-defends-1-9bn-nigeria-niger-republic-railway-project/
hypocrite....u have cousins in niger and the yorubas have cousins in benin but igbos dont have cousins in south south

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:42pm On Jun 10
atonement12:
Hypocritical bigot! You started talking about shape of head, and you say somebody is insulting you.
Who is a politician? Never been interested in this fraudulent/scam democracy you practice in Nigeria!

Go and check your first post, you will see how the insult there revealed the shape of your head.

Ode do!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by saxha: 3:43pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


How please? Is the border still closed?

YES!
You can imagine the temerity from Buhari.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Grgton(m): 3:43pm On Jun 10
Mikecold:
Buhari the biggest ethnic religious bigot

But we talking on nairaland are supposedly the bigger bigots
you are the bigot, not me !! I don't even have time for such nonsense.. I don't care where you are from, for as long as you don't reason like cow

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