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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:44pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


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

Ode do!
Olodo! I'm still asking you, what is the shape of you owkn head? Shapeless? undecided
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by jaxxy(m): 3:45pm 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 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.

What did wike say? Borders doesn't mean u can't relate or even be related sometimes. Imo and abia was once imo. Same goes for many other places. Doesn't mean Niger will become part of Nigeria, Benin rep or Cameroon or any such thing.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:46pm On Jun 10
atonement12:
Olodo! I'm still asking you, what is the shape of you owkn head? Shapeless? undecided

You know na. It is anything apart from the shape of bicycle seat grin

Oponu eniyan
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 3:50pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


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.
Oil is in agadez region in the north west. We're looking to build rail up to maradi in the South Central.
It's easy to see that Niamey the capital is closer to Benin than Nigeria and more importantly, agadez is closer to Benin Republic than maradi.
It's geography not economics.
The economics aspect of it clearly shows in who has a more efficient port. I hope you know Benin Republic port is more efficient.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 3:51pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


You know na. It is anything apart from the shape of bicycle seat grin

Oponu eniyan
Eleribu! Asiwere! Alakori. Cheap hypocrite!
Just wait for me as I attend to important matters cheesy
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Elyonherbal: 3:51pm On Jun 10
Where do u have ur first cousins.. Abeg remove Edo State..
PrudencyFeats:
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
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 3:52pm On Jun 10
Markbrowny:


You’re a big Mumu.

Watin concern Ikwerre and Igbo for here
Brown roof amala, gbegiri, and ewedu grubber, who invited you into this?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:53pm On Jun 10
atonement12:
Eleribu! Asiwere! Alakori. Cheap hypocrite!
Just wait for me as I attend to important matters cheesy

Oh! So you have important matters sef.

Oni iranu omogrin
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 3:53pm On Jun 10
jaxxy:


What did wike say? Borders doesn't mean u can't relate or even be related sometimes. Imo and abia was once imo. Same goes for many other places. Doesn't mean Niger will become part of Nigeria, Benin rep or Cameroon or any such thing.
If not that you are daft and dumb, i would have responded to clarify for you.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:55pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Oil is in agadez region in the north west. We're looking to build rail up to maradi in the South Central.
It's easy to see that Niamey the capital is closer to Benin than Nigeria and more importantly, agadez is closer to Benin Republic than maradi.
It's geography not economics.
The economics aspect of it clearly shows in who has a more efficient port. I hope you know Benin Republic port is more efficient.

Agadem is different from Agadez. Oil is in Adadem, not Agadez. Check again.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by obaaderemi: 3:58pm On Jun 10
The railway line to Niger will serve little economic purpose.
Pipelines are a cheaper and more efficient way to transport oil. Buhari is building that rail line for other reasons not economic.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 3:59pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Oil is in agadez region in the north west. We're looking to build rail up to maradi in the South Central.
It's easy to see that Niamey the capital is closer to Benin than Nigeria and more importantly, agadez is closer to Benin Republic than maradi.
It's geography not economics.
The economics aspect of it clearly shows in who has a more efficient port. I hope you know Benin Republic port is more efficient.

And taking the oil first to capital Niamey before moving it to the port is like having an item manufactured in the SE and going to Cameroon first coming to the capital of Nigeria Abuja before going to Cameroon
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 3:59pm On Jun 10
[quote author=DonCandido post=102578289][/quote]

Another amala, ewedu, and gbegiri grubber trying so hard to defend his fulani masters.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 4:01pm On Jun 10
Hisroyalbadmeat:
shut up, you are the dumbest rat for insulting governor wike,die it angry
Go and clean off your amala, ewedu and gbegiri rotten mouth first, you supporter of APC terrorist fulani slave.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by BiafIntel: 4:03pm On Jun 10
Newton85:
Muhammadu Buhari is clearly a Fulani ethnic jingoist with undeniable pro-Fulani/North agenda, but please, how did the Fulanis re-draw the borders of Igboland? Care to educate me on this?
Daft and dumb people like you are not worth being educated. Remain your idiocy and fulani slavery until Biafra is restored.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by AceRoot(m): 4:08pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


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.

You make very valid points here. Two other factors could be the terrain + topography of the route, and the reach of the dreaded Islamic terror group(s) nearby.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by jaxxy(m): 4:16pm On Jun 10
BiafIntel:

If not that you are daft and dumb, i would have responded to clarify for you.

The Typical hate filled response as usual.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Bombolistic: 4:18pm On Jun 10
Thank God for this interview People will now see that the bubu does not mean well for Nigerians. We are yet to conquer the fulanis, now he wants to add Niger wahala. vote wisely in 2023
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Chinemeremjosh0(m): 4:21pm 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
I don't have time to read all this Turenchi of urs! U're nothing but like father like son! Otelectuals everwhere
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by sulaak(m): 4:23pm 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

I have no problem connecting Niger and Chad to Nigeria rail infrastructures, I think it's a good idea, but the first priority of a nation is its economic well-being, connecting Calabar to Lagos will link the industrialized South-West (Lagos and OgunState) with the commercial South East and the Oil producing South-South, thereby creating an industrial corridor of the South that can leverage those disparate industrial sectors.

I will suggest that the 17 states of the South work together and contribute the funds to build the rail infrastructure themselves because I don't see this government building any major infrastructure that will integrate the South.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 4:26pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


And taking the oil first to capital Niamey before moving it to the port is like having an item manufactured in the SE and going to Cameroon first coming to the capital of Nigeria Abuja before going to Cameroon
Mtcheew. You're just arguing what you know nothing about. Niamey is close to Benin Republic. So your analogy is meaningless. The point to note there is the road from agadez to Niamey is good same with from Niamey to Cotonou.
From Agadez to Cotonou is shorter than from Agadez to Lagos. End of story

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by drediamond(m): 4:30pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


And taking the oil first to capital Niamey before moving it to the port is like having an item manufactured in the SE and going to Cameroon first coming to the capital of Nigeria Abuja before going to Cameroon

I think many people do not know the geopolitical balance of this project.

Benin republic saw a loophole to capture all the trade routes and corner all the transportation architecture of Niger.

The uranium and oil fields of Niger are far closer to Nigeria's seaports than Benin. And Mardi is the second-largest city in Niger and central to distribution to Niger.

It will be foolish not to lobby and offer a better proposal to Niger to get more control of their transport needs by accessing Nigeria's seaports which mean more businesses for Nigeria.

And by the way, the 3billion dollar eastern railway is already ongoing which starts from Port Harcourt and a deep Bonny seaport is part of the deal.

The government has surely failed in a lot of areas but with regards to infrastructure, I think we can look with an objective lens.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 4:31pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Agadem is different from Agadez. Oil is in Adadem, not Agadez. Check again.
I meant uranium not oil. Niger does not export oil but it does uranium. What Buhari is saying is meaningless.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Icumsa45(m): 4:34pm 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.

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!

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!
So

We need young visionary leaders.

@Seniorwriter

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.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Chinemeremjosh0(m): 4:36pm On Jun 10
Indeed Nigeria is a zoo Republic with terrorists simpatizers as leaders

Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 4:36pm On Jun 10
drediamond:


I think many people do not know the geopolitical balance of this project.

Benin republic saw a loophole to capture all the trade routes and corner all the transportation architecture of Niger.

The uranium and oil fields of Niger are far closer to Nigeria's seaports than Benin. And Mardi is the second-largest city in Niger and central to distribution to Niger.

It will be foolish not to lobby and offer a better proposal to Niger to get more control of their transport needs by accessing Nigeria's seaports which mean more businesses for Nigeria.

And by the way, the 3billion dollar eastern railway is already ongoing which starts from Port Harcourt and a deep Bonny seaport is part of the deal.

The government has surely failed in a lot of areas but with regards to infrastructure, I think we can look with an objective lens.





The uranium fields are closer to Benin Republic. Besides, Buhari mentioned oil which Niger does not export. It produces oil mainly for its refinery not export
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Coldshisha: 4:37pm On Jun 10
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.

Ok what is your city's name, who are you set of leaders and how are they better than Tinubu and Lagos State
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by DonCandido(f): 4:40pm On Jun 10
BiafIntel:


Another amala, ewedu, and gbegiri grubber trying so hard to defend his fulani masters.





DRY.

USED AND DISCARDED.

TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by drediamond(m): 4:44pm On Jun 10
sulaak:


I have no problem connecting Niger and Chad to Nigeria rail infrastructures, I think it's a good idea, but the first priority of a nation is its economic well-being, connecting Calabar to Lagos will link the industrialized South-West (Lagos and OgunState) with the commercial South East and the Oil producing South-South, thereby creating an industrial corridor of the South that can leverage those disparate industrial sectors.

I will suggest that the 17 states of the South work together and contribute the funds to build the rail infrastructure themselves because I don't see this government building any major infrastructure that will integrate the South.

I agree with you to some extent. But Nigeria has already secured a 3billion dollar financing for the eastern railway project which starts from Port Harcourt and will pass through many eastern cities. A deep Bonny seaport is part of the deal.

The same CECC company that built Lagos Ibadan project is already working on the eastern rail project.

The road block is the east west railway project that will link lagos to calabar, it will pass through west to south south states and port harcourt then ends in Calabar.

I think the senate has not given the go-ahead for the loan financing.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Lionofthedesert: 4:45pm On Jun 10
saxha:


Arindin, which Border is the most important to Nigeria? Be sincere, kin to fun e lepe. cheesy cheesy

Answer yourself na asinwin......daun kin to gbewo jade fun e......Am sure u r one of those fayawo marafucker enriching Benin republic at the expense of Nigeria....
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Loveknitting(f): 4:50pm On Jun 10
Racoon:
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.



you didn't red the part he said he's first cousins are there.

May God help nigeria abeg
The president is completely ignorant about Nigeria problems.

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