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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by stieyven(m): 4:58pm 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.
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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Gwayas(m): 5:08pm On Jun 10
Only the last quote made a little sense,if not all what he said were all useless.
2mercy:


https://punchng.com/buhari-defends-1-9bn-nigeria-niger-republic-railway-project/
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by WayoProphet: 5:09pm On Jun 10
I see buhari doing more massive projects in Niger Republic, I see people agitating. I see Nigeria divide. This I have seen.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by orisa37: 5:29pm On Jun 10
Let us have Rail lines from ABUJA TO BENIN REPUBLIC AND FROM ABUJA TO YAUNDE CAMEROON.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:30pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

I meant uranium not oil. Niger does not export oil but it does uranium. What Buhari is saying is meaningless.

Oil has been discovered in Niger, and they have started exporting. Pls check again.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:33pm On Jun 10
Thank you o

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.




Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:35pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

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

You are the one who doesn't know about it. Oil is in Agadem, not Agadez.

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

Go and learn African Geography.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:36pm On Jun 10
AceRoot:


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.

Thank you o
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by plaindealer: 5:39pm On Jun 10
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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by misterjosh(m): 5:44pm On Jun 10
In his mind he has said something intelligent undecided
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 5:44pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Oil has been discovered in Niger, and they have started exporting. Pls check again.
Check what? Niger has a refinery with a 35k barrel capacity while it's oilfields produces about 15k barrel.
So where's the differential for export? Can you show us the exports?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 5:48pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


You are the one who doesn't know about it. Oil is in Agadem, not Agadez.

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

Go and learn African Geography.


Niger does not export oil. Show us their oil exports. They're even struggling to provide feed for their refinery
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:56pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Niger does not export oil. Show us their oil exports. They're even struggling to provide feed for their refinery

Rather bring forward evidence to prove your own argument.

I dey wait!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 5:57pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Check what? Niger has a refinery with a 35k barrel capacity while it's oilfields produces about 15k barrel.
So where's the differential for export? Can you show us the exports?

Stale data!

What is your source pls?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 5:57pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Stale data!

What is your source pls?

Wikipedia. And others
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by peculiar2233: 6:00pm On Jun 10
Otuegbe:
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
U dey mind am... Dat guy is so dumb to be an ordinary local govt chairman not to talk of rulling d most populous Black Nation

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 6:03pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Oh! So you have important matters sef.

Oni iranu omogrin
Eni iya! A lai leko! I know nothing is 'important' to you except supporting wicked rulers- you and other political micreants like you will soon reap what you are sowing! Ako tile ta omo!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by sulaak(m): 6:05pm On Jun 10
drediamond:


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.

If Lagos can build the blue line, I see no reason the 17 Southern states cannot leverage the finance and resources to build the Southern lines. We need to start holding these state governor to account, especially now that Nigeria has an incompetent president, the state needs to step up their game.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:06pm On Jun 10
atonement12:

Eni iya! A lai leko! I know nothing is 'important' to you except supporting wicked rulers- you and other political micreants like you will soon reap what you are sowing! Ako tile ta omo!

Afoju omo grin

Now that you have shouted enough, I can invited you to go and check my posts, if they have been pro-government. Follow my moniker an see for your self o.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 6:06pm On Jun 10
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:07pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:


Wikipedia. And others

First, post it here na. You dey fear?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:12pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Ok

https://www.worldometers.info/oil/niger-oil/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_industry_in_Niger

I knew it! Guy, these are stale data. Who is talking about 2016 pls? Bring something more recent pls.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 6:13pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


First, post it here na. You dey fear?
Fear what? Are you going to beat me?
Niger was even planning to build a pipeline from Agadem to Chad in preparation of expanding their oil production. That's because there's a pipeline from Chad to Cameroon port.
It has not materialized as expected but that's to show you that Lagos, Nigeria can't be a preferred destination for oil export because of a rail.
Or you self reason. Between rail and pipeline, which one is faster, efficient and cheaper to transport crude?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:15pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Ok

https://www.worldometers.info/oil/niger-oil/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_industry_in_Niger

As at 2016 it started exporting to Chad and Cameroon. Recently it signed MoU with Nigeria, and other countries. Go and check.

You are following the old underestimation of the oil reserve which has been corrected a few years ago
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:18pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Fear what? Are you going to beat me?
Niger was even planning to build a pipeline from Agadem to Chad in preparation of expanding their oil production. That's because there's a pipeline from Chad to Cameroon port.
It has not materialized as expected but that's to show you that Lagos, Nigeria can't be a preferred destination for oil export because of a rail.
Or you self reason. Between rail and pipeline, which one is faster, efficient and cheaper to transport crude?

Exporting to Chad and Cameroon is selling to those countries o, not as routes.

Rail transport of goods is not ordinary "a rail" in word economy.
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by atonement12: 6:20pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Afoju omo grin

Now that you have shouted enough, I can invited you to go and check my posts, if they have been pro-government. Follow my moniker an see for your self o.
"Follow your moniker"?- too late! Oniranu! son of Janus(two face) Ala gaba gebe!
If you have not subtly supported evil, I wouldn't have quoted you!
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by babaolofin: 6:24pm 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

All this your analysis is the same with excuses given by Buhari . They are for nomadic education graduates. There's no any logic or economic benefits other than the fact that he has cousins in Niger Republic.

There is no any benefit to Nigeria other than Buhari helping his AREWA brothers in Niger and Chad. He said he doesn't want Benin Republic where Yoruba have cousins to benefit from Niger oil exports and International trade. He closed Lagos Borders against Yoruba cousins while he constructs railway line to his own Cousins country.

Everything he said was against Benin Republic as if Niger and Chad are not Parasites on Nigeria already . They want to run pipeline from Refinery in Chad to Nigeria to help his brothers.

Obasanjo is the major problem of the Yorubas. An old man from Abeokuta told me in 2010. He is an Oluwo. He said Obasanjo will never be allowed to become Olori Oluwo and they did that.

There is no any justification in what Buhari is doing for Niger Republic and Chad other than as AREWA brothers who may be useful during war between North and South. They will be disappointed.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 6:28pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


As at 2016 it started exporting to Chad and Cameroon. Recently it signed MoU with Nigeria, and other countries. Go and check.

You are following the old underestimation of the oil reserve which has been corrected a few years ago
Oya show evidence that Niger exported oil to Chad and Cameroon
Show evidence there's an MoU with Nigeria to export oil thru Nigeria. Mind you, Amaechi claimed he went to beg them to allow him build that rail. I hope it's not true begging spree you're referring to as MoU.
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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by Agbegbaorogboye: 6:31pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


Exporting to Chad and Cameroon is selling to those countries o, not as routes.

Rail transport of goods is not ordinary "a rail" in word economy.
Why will Niger sell oil to Chad and Cameroon when they have oil too. Do you even know what you're saying? It's just like Nigeria selling oil to Angola.

Ok. Explain rail in world economy
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:32pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Why will Niger sell oil to Chad and Cameroon when they have oil too. Do you even know what you're saying? It's just like Nigeria selling oil to Angola.

Ok. Explain rail in world economy

Okay so you don't know that Nigeria sef is buying from Niger?
Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by drediamond(m): 6:33pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:


Wikipedia. Anid others

Lol, you two fellows should please just let this go. You both have a point, but it is not only about oil.

I was skeptical before about the project but with better understanding I think it was the right decision. If we do not do this soon enough we might regret it later.

The project is strategic to counter Benin's influence economically in Niger.

Opening up maradi through the north to the southern part of Nigeria will enable business transport goods and agricultural product easily between the two nations and capture the vast terrain market, as well as chad and beyond. Benin will be no match. Also more than half of central and eastern Niger will prefer to trade through kano and the rest of Nigeria if there is a better alternative.

Remember the Acfta deal, We offer a bigger market to Niger and can use this as leverage and capture their import and export business.

We need to start wielding our influence in the region for our advantage.

Also if there are no other ongoing rail projects in Nigeria then we can start to criticize heavily.

Can you imagine if in the future all Niger and chad imports and exports business goes through Cotonou? We will be here still blaming the government for their lack of foresight or vision.

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Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by MoIbrahim: 6:35pm On Jun 10
Agbegbaorogboye:

Oya show evidence that Niger exported oil to Chad and Cameroon
Show evidence there's an MoU with Nigeria to export oil thru Nigeria. Mind you, Amaechi claimed he went to beg them to allow him build that rail. I hope it's not true begging spree you're referring to as MoU.

Okay so the oil will pass through Chad to which port? Or to Cameroon's port in a pipe so that Cameroon will barrel it at their own port fir shipping? Pls na!

Pls check again about our MoU with Niger
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