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Politics / Re: Oil Reliance Fuels Nigeria’s Poverty, Say Analysts by ranlaen: 1:20am On Feb 20, 2012
Jokes Etc / Facebook To Close by ranlaen: 1:18am On Feb 20, 2012
http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/27321/facebook-will-end-on-march-15th/
PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March of 2012. Managing the site has become too stressful.

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Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th of next year, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts. That gives users (and Facebook addicts) a year to adjust to life without Facebook.

“After March 15th, 2012 the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back after Facebook goes out of business.”

Zuckerberg said the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset.

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But Zuckerberg remains unruffled by these accusations. He said he will stand by his decision to give Facebook the axe.

“I don’t care about the money,” said Zuckerberg. “I just want my old life back.”

The Facebook Corporation suggests that users remove all of their personal information from the website before March 15th, 2012. After that date, all photos, notes, links, and videos will be permanently erased.

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Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 5:21pm On Feb 18, 2012
udezue:

Lmao @ y'all.
i no fit laugh myself .
when people make money their god this is the result.
Politics / Re: Orient Petroleum Oil Blocks Are also In Igga, Enugu, Not Anambra As They Claim by ranlaen: 4:58pm On Feb 18, 2012
make una wait first make i go buy popcorn watch tis nollywood movie titled "igbo cvil war - oil money"
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 4:30pm On Feb 18, 2012
NRI PRIEST:

very few Anambra see themselves as Igbos! And for the fact we were lumped into the same state with Enugu doesnt mean we are the same! My towns name was Rumuoji but it was changed during the old eastern Nigeria to Umuoji so that it can sound Igbo! Even Nri used to be called Runri untill one Igboman called Zik changed it yo Nri or Nshi!  We arent Igbos,simply.
haba even before biafra is reborn the seeds of civil war looms grin
Politics / Re: Aworis, Edo, Igallas, Itshekiri, Ijaws, Beroms And Jews Are Closer To Igbos by ranlaen: 4:07pm On Feb 18, 2012
i agree jews and igbos are very close .
united by their love for money
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 4:03pm On Feb 18, 2012
haba how much oil is there even that there is so much talk,no one fit say exactly.
when ondo and edo open well i no see so much song and dance .
u go think say the oil there pass saudi arabia reserve .
igbos like money pass god even if nah 20 naira worth of oil. grin grin
take am easy no kill yourself over unverified amount of oil.
Politics / Re: Oil Lesson101: 1st Oil Well In Nigeria! Ebonyi State! by ranlaen: 3:15pm On Feb 18, 2012
Well one question is was there commerically viable oil there to start with .
Finding oil is nothing ,finding commerically viable amount is different.
Also over the years techniques for drilling has improved as well as more accurately mapping basin which means  more oil is found and its possible to go deeper.
Just check out all the new finds in less then a decade  ghana,chad,niger,north camroun,falklands,ughanda etc.
Chad has been drilled for many years esp. since it shares the a basin with libya but nothing was found and now the chad basin has a lot.
Even the british that has been drilling for a century all over the world discovered a massive amount of gas that can fuel the country for 56 yrs right under its nose in north west england ,all because techniques have improved  ,despite having drilled there for many years searching.
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1094708/fracking-brilliant-huge-shale-gas-reserves-found-uk/
Politics / Re: Soon All Nigerian Region Will Produce Oil. by ranlaen: 2:47pm On Feb 18, 2012
BlackPikiN:

Which all region?

Na where oil dey for NW, NC and NE?


Naija govt have spent almost $200million to find oil for Lake Chad for almost uncountable years and nothing to show for it.
same was said about benue basin  and look at the confirmed reports of oil/gas in massive amounts if you bother to read the report posted above.so much so the russian president already signed gazprom to it.
The chad basin is shared with niger and chad and has already oil pumping from it.Its just common sense that any region sharing the basin has commerical oil thus the recent surge in oil exploration there.Also north cameroon sharing th same basin has found oil so its impossible to imagine the rest of the basin is without oil.
Problem was nnpc lazily has set 1500m for drilling over the years which is ok for niger delta  but all the oil found so far required drilling to more then 2000m .
Politics / Re: Poor Power Supply by ranlaen: 1:23pm On Feb 18, 2012
Think its common in many parts of the country we have a serious energy crisis .
Politics / Re: Under Hausas And Yorubas Nigeria Became The Corruption Capital Of The World. by ranlaen: 1:20pm On Feb 18, 2012
history has shown all tribes have produced people who killed this country.
Politics / Re: Soon All Nigerian Region Will Produce Oil. by ranlaen: 1:14pm On Feb 18, 2012
Seunn11:

The oil politics is killing this country. For the records, there is oil in abundance in most states in Nigeria just like most states have arable land.
But, we should not exploit it all at the same time. Logical?
Oil politics is silly.


Strangely enough there is already people screaming that the government on purpose did not explore the benue/niger basin previously so as not to tap into the their own reserves but yes its wise not to tap all the basins at same time .
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 1:01pm On Feb 18, 2012
afam4eva:

Oil is not everything. Even if there's no oil every part of this country deserves to be on their own.
How many countries will come out of a break up?
Considering how many tribes and sub tribes we have in Nigeria i can see 10 + countries at least emerging .US/EU will never allow this for one.
Considering the new finds of oil in places like chad basin,benue basin,anambra basin the US will rather keep nigeria as one rather then deal with hostile oil  nations next to each other .
Once you got oil then you catch the eye of the west immediately and a unified nigeria with more oil is so much better for them .Only 1 government they need to keep under check rather then try and control  at least 4 with oil (ondo from yoruba side ,abia/anambra from igbo,whole niger delta ,benue/borno from north),2 of which are landlocked and will need permits to ship out the oil .
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 12:50pm On Feb 18, 2012
•  ANAMBRA BASIN-ONSHORE    9
•  BENUE BASIN- ONSHORE     16
•  BORNO BASIN- ONSHORE    12
•  BENIN BASIN
–  DEEPWATER/ULTRA DEEPWATER  8
•  NIGER DELTA  BASIN
–  ONSHORE      6
–  CONTINENTAL SHELF    6
–  DEEPWATER/ULTRA DEEPWATER  4 TABLE 1A: APPROVED ONSHORE BLOCKS FOR YEAR 2005 LICENSING
ROUND 
BASIN/TERRAIN BLOCK AREA AVAILABLE DATA
(Onshore Terrains) OPL (KM
2
) DATA LOCATION
ANAMBRA 901 2392.49
ONSHORE 902 2589.58
(9 Blocks) 903 2552.7
904 2506.47
905 2599.81
906 2550
907 2394.62
914 1674.75
2-D seismic and well data Elf and DPR
917 1310.57
based on Elf's previous activities
BENUE 802 2583.7 Shell,  Elf
803 2583.18
804 2586.23
2-D seismic and well
806 2585.722 data based on ELF,
807 2588.77 SNEPCO and CNL'S
ONSHORE 808 2583.18 previous activities Chevron and
(16 Blocks) 809 2580.64 DPR
810 2583.68
811 2578.1
813 2575.55
814 2578.59
815 2573.02
816 2578.09
819 1634.2
823 2583.18
841 2535.6BASIN/TERRAIN BLOCK AREA AVAILABLE DATA
(Onshore Terrains) OPL (KM
2
) DATA LOCATION
CHAD 704
2539.4
ONSHORE 706
2558.9
(12 Blocks) 708
2539.4
2-D seismic and well NNPC/FES
709
2526.5
dat based on
710
2533.8
NNPC/FES
711
2545.4
previous activities
721
2564.9
722
2558.4
723
2571
733
2611.42
734
2610.48
735
2130.84
NIGER DELTA 135
939.97
2-D seismic and well
ONSHORE 228
1584.73
data based on NNPC, Shell, Mabon
(6 Blocks) 231
236.83
Mabon's reprocessed and DPR
234
1214.21
data and CNL's
235
1480
previous activities.
236
1651.98
    TABLE 1 B: APPROVED OFFSHORE BLOCKS FOR YEAR 2005 LICENSING ROUND
B ASIN/
TERRAIN
BLOCK AVAILABLE     
DATA WATER
B LOCK
DEPTH
NIGER DELTA 241 1,257.44 2-D seismic and
0-100m
CON. SHELF 454
2,521.14
well data based on Shell and DPR
0-100m
(6 Blocks) 233
125.74
Shell, CNL and
0-100m
471
1,369.97
TGS/NOPEC's TGS/NOPEC
0-100m
239
64.67
previous activities Chevron and
0-100m
240
47.65 DPR 0-100m
DEEP
OFFSHORE
257 425.70 3-D seismic PGS
1000-2000m
(12 Blocks) 258 233.74 2-D Seismic Mabon
1000-2000m
Former 313
319
1,112.97 2-D Seismic 2000-3000m
Former 314
314
1,112.97 3-D Seismic PGS 1000-2000m
321
1,112.97 2-D Seismic PGS 1000-2000m
Former 315
323
1,033.49 1000-2000m
315
1,033.49 3-D seismic PGS 1000-2000m
Former 317
325
1,265.00 3000-4000m
327
1,265.00 2-D/3-D seismic Veritas 3000-4000m
Former 319
328
894.72 3000-4000m
Former 251
251
939.69 2-D Seismic/ Mabon/ 2000-3000m
252
939.69 3-D Seismic Veritas 2000-3000m




Seems soon whole Nigeria will have oil  grin
Note this licences for 2005 for new wells and does not take into account already existing wells esp. in delta,bayelsa.
This is even a 2005 report they discovered much more gas and some more oil in benue basin but seems the government is convinced the chad basin is the future so much so madam oil minister believes once the chad basin starts producing we should be tossing out 4m/barrels a day.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 12:40pm On Feb 18, 2012
afam4eva:

Why exactly. I think it's a good thing. This will make our selfish Igbo leaders to want to secede so that they will loot our oil money but i trust Igbos, we will surprise them. It's times like this that i like the Igbo spirit of stubbornness. At times i wonder if black magic was used on the Niger Delta people.
before you sucede better check how much oil is there first!
Politics / Soon All Nigerian Region Will Produce Oil. by ranlaen: 12:31pm On Feb 18, 2012
just intresting  thread in recent years,
Before oil/gas was more or less thought to exist in commerical levels only in SS.Of course with discoveries in ondo,abia,edo and anambra we now have wells in all this states.
But what about the north and middle belt.
Well turns out benue has a huge amount in its basin  probably the biggest deposits onshore in nigeria that has been confirmed and its keenly sort out by chevron
https://www.indigopool.com/nigeria/channel/pdf/GEOLOGY_OF_NIGERIA.pdf
But the real story is probably borno.
Now why borno .Well few years back huge amount was discovered in chad ,to be precise in what is called the chad basin.The chad basin is shared by niger,nigeria and chad with nigeria having over 1/4th of the basin in borno.
So it would make sense that borno should have oil.sadly initally NNPC was slow to react because they drilled there many years ago but turns out they did a rubbish job about it and never drilled deep enough .
There is  actually oil there and its been confirmed,so much so the government is investing heavily in drilling there.
Its believed Nigeria could be able to pump 4m/barrel a day in a few years and the chad/benue basin may rise the reserves  by another 10 b to 40b barrels.
If you remember when the Russian president came he was mostly intrested in talks not about the southern oil/gas but about benue/chad basin which means there is pretty much a lot there for him to cast his eye not at the new gas exploration in south but in the north!In fact he signed gazprom to explore the benue basin.
So maybe this is the news nigeria needs.We can stop fighting who has oil when all have oil and focus on putting a true leader in power who will manage the country properly!
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 12:15pm On Feb 18, 2012
https://www.indigopool.com/nigeria/channel/pdf/GEOLOGY_OF_NIGERIA.pdf
Intresting read about blocks found as of 2005 .Note the huge amount of blocks  in benue which has attracted chevron and others.
It seems elf found the  blocks first in anambra but abandoned it since only 1 was oil rest was gas.
more intresting is the chad basin which i heard of a few years back and BP was already in chad trying to start exploration .
Turns out the basin does indeed extend deep into Nigeria with nnpc trying to tap it .
http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/generaltopics/?p=78447
So seems borno might be joining oil producers soon as will benue.
Though NNPC is a lazy company and suprised borno has not found someone else to do it apparently they botched the job in the past by not drilling to required depth and declared no oil in chad basin only for the british to find it years later in chad itself.
Maybe this is the solution for nigeria let SS,SE,SW,north all have oil and gas then maybe we can stop fighting who is stealing oil from which tribe and actually focus on the real problem corrupt politicans !
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 11:54am On Feb 18, 2012
Onlytruth:

The last time I read about it, it was about  1billion barrels. I believe it is big enough to warrant the private refinery.
I think that offshore produces more because there are less environmental and community interferrence in the process, not necessarily because the reserves are more.
if it is indeed 1 billion barrels then thats pretty descent .on average they tap till its 2/3rd done then it becomes not viable (this is something a oil worker in arbeeden told me years ago) so means there potential to tap close to 650m barrels which is not bad.Thats like 18 months of the entire nigeria capacity so it should be viable for next 20 years if it is indeed 1 b barrels.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 11:43am On Feb 18, 2012
Anyone actually knows how much oil there is before you start  hailing a new dawn.
The last 3 states to join oil producing are not pumping out much at all compared to what states like delta and bayelsa are doing.
also orient is pretty unknown with a pretty poorly done website with spelling errors .
mind you its either a smart move since its unknown and will be easier to handle then bigger names or there is not enough for a big name to bother to fight for it and leave it for smaller companies.
I think the onshore oil is not really that much as compared to the offshore.
Politics / Re: Thngs Dey Happen In Ekiti - Fayemi, Keeping To His Promise. by ranlaen: 3:55am On Feb 18, 2012
everytime u see roads been build i see lebanese faces.Don't we have nigerians that can build road and the quality is so bad i doubt we can do any worse.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 3:47am On Feb 18, 2012
Kay-Dee:

^^^ you mean Oloibiri
thats in ogbia LGA or have they changed the LGA again ?
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 3:33am On Feb 18, 2012
Dede1:


You are a moronic numbskull. I suggest you pay rapt attention to the history of shell d’arcy in southern protectorate. Igbo land still remain the first place crude oil was struck in the cesspit called Nigeria, olodo.

I am very happy youths from the northern region of Nigeria are seriously talking about disintegration of Nigeria. When disintegration happens, a low-life such as you shall know who actually had crude oil.


Is life so fustrating for you that you need the internet to feel strong grin
pointless post clearly showing fustration.
by the way oil was first found commerically in ogbia,bayelsa state which has majority ijaw  as well as ekpeye people .Your president is from there!
totally out of context with the OP subject though .
Politics / Re: Under Hausas And Yorubas Nigeria Became The Corruption Capital Of The World. by ranlaen: 3:10am On Feb 18, 2012
16 November 1960 to 1 October 1963   Nnamdi Azikiwe, Governor-General
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966 Nnamdi Azikiwe, President
16 January 1966 to 29 July 1966 Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Head of the Federal Military Government Mil Deposed and murdered
1 August 1966 to 29 July 1975 Yakubu Gowon, Head of the Federal Military Government Mil Deposed
29 July 1975 to 13 February 1976 Murtala Mohammed, Head of the Federal Military Government Mil Assassinated
13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979 Olusegun Obasanjo, Head of the Federal Military Government Mil 1st term, transitioned to civil rule
1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983 Shehu Shagari, President NPN Deposed
31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985 Muhammadu Buhari, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council Mil Deposed
27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993 Ibrahim Babangida, President of the Armed Forces Ruling Council Mil Resigned
26 August 1993 to 17 November 1993 Ernest Shonekan, Interim Head of State n-p Deposed
17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998 60px Sani Abacha, Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council Mil Died in office
8 June 1998 to 29 May 1999 Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council Mil Transitioned to Civil Rule.
29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007 Olusegun Obasanjo, President PDP 2nd term
29 May 2007 to 5 May 2010 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President PDP Died in office
9 February 2010 to 6 May 2010 Goodluck Jonathan, Acting President PDP Acting for Yar'Adua
6 May 2010 to Present Goodluck Jonathan, President

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_of_Nigeria.
So it looks like we were ruled by igbo leader for more then just 6 months!!!It been debated for years who had more power the prime minster or president which zik was.
Truth be told its voting along south- north and tribal divisions that has ruined nigeria .We often vote along that line rather then for who is more competent to do the job.Ghana was saved by a half ghanian even.
This is how we ended up with GEJ.
Politics / Re: Mend Want Chibuike Amaechi To Become South South President. Nwokocha as VP by ranlaen: 2:54am On Feb 18, 2012
me i want peter rufai to be president of south south west nigeria.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 2:51am On Feb 18, 2012
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=24162409

based in anambra and from their offical website pretty little info.Not a major player at all it seems but at least it looks home grown.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 2:48am On Feb 18, 2012
sheyguy:

@ranlaen, i thought the oil derivation revenue to states has always been based on what comes out of each state and not total total oil reserves.
Anyway, Congrats to Anambra for such a feat. I hope it does not turn out to be another ND style pain in the azz.
it is suppose to but we know abia,edo,ondo get pretty little compared to older niger delta producers might be likely  due simply to them pumping out more.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 1:35am On Feb 18, 2012
inufele2:

Why are you people so obsessed with oyel? only lazy sods thinks about nothing but oyel! oyel!! oyel!!!
Anambra joins oil producing states so what? surprisingly we don't see major oil companies in Anambra exploiting these new found oil but one wuru wuru company. don't worry jona will change the allocation formula so you guys can have more money to share.
Ask me?
Whenever someone posts something about oil some few bad apples run in to start screaming about it been their oil and wahawaha dissolve nigeria etc.
They did not even ask how much oil is there in first place.I remember when they opened 3 wells in edo immediately some people started screaming protect our oil ,so far it never  turned out to bring in that much .
GEJ will change allocation based on what comes out of it so if its a whole lot it be a whole lot if its little then it will be little simple.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 1:17am On Feb 18, 2012
alex_101:

I don't think this is a good idea IMHO embarassed. I'd rather wait for the disintegration of the dungeon called nigeria before extracting oil from any part of Igboland. Let us enjoy what we're getting, at least for now.
so what of all the free oil other states have been and still is providing to feed you?Should they stop giving you oil from today?
Abeg must every single post involve someone coming out to say something about dissolving Nigeria.Go carry gun fight and stop hijacking threads.
Politics / Re: Maps Of Oil Fields In Nigeria by ranlaen: 1:10am On Feb 18, 2012
You are all wrong the oil belongs to the aso rock and senate(friends and family included) rest are just ants by their table.
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil Producing States by ranlaen: 1:03am On Feb 18, 2012
The Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria is made up of the following oil producing states:
Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers.
So yes they will be an increase in allocation but it depends how much is been pumped out (not reserves)
some states only got a small increase when joining oil producing states like ondo ,edo and abia.
I think the ones that  been pumping  for many years seems to get a much bigger bonus maybe due to them be much more depleted like akwa ibom,delta and bayelsa
Politics / Re: Anambra Joins Oil-producing States by ranlaen: 12:58am On Feb 18, 2012
The Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria is made up of the following oil producing states:
Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers.

So yes they will join the number to make it 10.
mind you allocation is determined by a number of factors one of which is how much is currently taken out(not reserves) which explains why some states still have a poor allocation increase.
/points to edo,ondo,abia

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Politics / Re: South East Gets Lowest Allocations Compared With to the North, Why? by ranlaen: 11:26pm On Feb 17, 2012
Dede1:

You are not qualified to tell Igbo man where Igbo land started and stopped. I tried to make sense out of your drivel but failed. If Igbo person is a native of a land beyond Agbor, it is Igbo land unless you want to go to war with Republic of Igbo land to say otherwise.

See who is threatening war ?someone hiding behind his pentium 3.You get liver to even stand in front of people to declare war.Go sit down ,come talk when we see you on NTA news declaring your igboland republic.

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