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5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by TechCapon(m): 3:50am On Aug 29, 2019
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Forbes celebrated Abuja based “entrepreneur” and CEO of Invictus group, Obinwanne “Invictus” Obi Okeke who rose to fame after he appeared on the cover of Forbes in 2016. Later that same year, he appeared on Forbes Africa “30 under 30” list as a billionaire and “inspiring” entrepreneur. Early in the month of August, he was arrested by the FBI after a 13-month investigation and the aftermath of that arrest has been massive. He reportedly stole over $11 million (N3.7 billion) from Unatrac Holding Limited. Apart from the 77 Nigerian fraudsters arrested and declared wanted by the FBI, hard-working Nigerians are also feeling the heat of his fraudulent activities.

In this post, TechCapon will take out time to explain 5 major ways Nigerian entrepreneurs will be affected by his arrest.



1. NIGERIANS WHO DO ONLINE BUSINESSES AND FREELANCERS WILL BE AFFECTED:

Those honest Nigerians who engage in several online businesses and transaction should brace for the hard times ahead. This is because the level of trust foreigners now have for Nigerians at the moment is next to zero.

2. FUTURE NIGERIAN STARTUPS WILL FACE CHALLENGES IN GETTING FUNDS

The biggest challenge facing Nigerian Startups and entrepreneurs is accessing of funds. That challenge is even about to get more critical as new Startups will face a massive challenge in accessing funds from investors such as Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists because our reputation is already destroyed.

3. CHALLENGES IN GETTING VISA APPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIAN TRAVELLERS



Massive sweep in Via rejections has already started hitting Nigerians really hard. Especially for the USA and Europeans countries. Since our reputation has already been destroyed, foreign embassies will make it more difficult to gain access to their countries slamming the door shut in the face of honest Nigerians.

4. REDUCTION IN INVITATIONS TO LEADERSHIP GATHERINGS

Invictus Obi attended almost all the major leadership gatherings for African Entrepreneurs. He spoke at the Wharton Africa Business Forum. The forum brings successful entrepreneurs together to discuss ways to push Africa forward. A year later Invictus was a speaker at Yaba TEDx in Lagos (DNA OF THE NIGERIAN ENTREPRENEUR). After his widely publicized arrest, big organizations will definitely think twice before inviting other Nigerian entrepreneurs for any major event.

5. ESCALATED VICTIMIZATION AND INTIMIDATION OF YOUNG MEN BY SARS

This is the most obvious one on the list as we see it happen every day. Almost every young man on the street who dress well is a yahoo boy as far as policemen are concerned. You drive a Mercedes Benz your name is sorry and better don’t wear dreadlocks while driving it. That’s what the country has been reduced to for Nigerians.



Do you know other ways the arrest of Invictus Obi can affect honest Nigerians, let us know in the comment section?

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/5-ways-how-the-arrest-of-invictus-obi-will-affect-nigerian-entrepreneurs/

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Nobody: 3:55am On Aug 29, 2019
Only a loser admits that his destiny lies in the hands of another.
Wilbur and Orville wright (inventors of the aeroplane) broke so many bones and were actually banned from making another invention due to the dangers but here we are. If them like make 200 invictuses scam Yankee.. I go still make am. Him own no disturb my own.
If America no give visa so what?
If them no allow us seminars and whatever so what?
They can lick my black blokos for all I care.
We have been surviving and we can survive this.
America no be heaven.
Upon their big tech small country like naija dey pepper them. Shameful

As for Invictus and Co one wish for una.
May lubricants be far from you when you need it most
Especially when receiving it from the rear

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by 3rdavefarms(m): 5:06am On Aug 29, 2019
Techapon is not greedy today , because he is always first to comment on his own thread

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Gentlewarrior1(m): 5:15am On Aug 29, 2019
This guy really Bleep up sha

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Kendumazy(m): 6:40am On Aug 29, 2019
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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by superior1: 6:41am On Aug 29, 2019
I am a frequent traveler and already used to the harassments once I produce my green P. Let just say the dude only added sugar to a tea cup full with sweetner

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by nabegibeg: 6:42am On Aug 29, 2019
All of them na thief dem be

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Jesuspikin8: 6:42am On Aug 29, 2019
Anyone who thinks I'm criminal because some modafucker called Invictus is one, can shove that opinion up their ass undecided

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Nobody: 6:42am On Aug 29, 2019
can someone tell us what's so special about the so called US, or is it not the same US that are fighting White Supremacist, US giving Visa is like signing your dead warrant cos you can be shot anytime

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Onlinealaba(m): 6:43am On Aug 29, 2019
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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by coluka: 6:43am On Aug 29, 2019
Bloggers will use every inventive way to milk this invictus story until it becomes like that whale they butchered in bayelsa

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by zed7: 6:46am On Aug 29, 2019
While we condemn his actions, our atrocities are not as bad as the Soith American countries that destroyed the U.S with their drug trade. Panama, and Columbia have done 100 times what we will ever do.
Nor be we bad pass, our problem is just self hate. We hate each other and condemn each other. Even in something like a romantic affair, men and women scheme to outdo each other and bring each other down.
The question now is who do this to us for Naija? Other African countries ain't like this.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Ultimatezlant: 6:46am On Aug 29, 2019
My own is what if FBI decides to do background check on those 80 boys (I believe like 5 more boys would be connected with each of the 80).

With the way trump take foolish he could just blacklist Nigeria from USA altogether

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by naijadrivablog: 6:46am On Aug 29, 2019
E go follow affect bloggers?

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by hedonido: 6:47am On Aug 29, 2019
Rubbish. Even if you can't get laid in a brothel, Invictus is the cause. Lame 'hardworking' buffoons bitching around looking for who to crucify for their failure. Because na today Nigeria spoil and na Invictus spoil Nigeria.

Bloody losers everywhere.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Biritiko: 6:47am On Aug 29, 2019
Oloriburuku Invictus

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by TheWrita(m): 6:48am On Aug 29, 2019
The Nigerian image mess is mostly the fault of our leaders,their actions,inactions and utterances.The decision makers dont have time for invictus and co.They are watching our policies or lack of.The rudderless and planless governments that have been in power have done major damage that may never be repaired again.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by olaarie(m): 6:48am On Aug 29, 2019
Plagiarized post. This has been on YouTube for the last 3 days. Sit down and think on what to write too.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by kokomaster3d: 6:48am On Aug 29, 2019
Shibaraba:
Only a loser admits that his destiny lies in the hands of another.
Wilbur and Orville wright (inventors of the aeroplane) broke so many bones and were actually banned from making another invention due to the dangers but here we are. If them like make 200 invictuses scam Yankee.. I go still make am. Him own no disturb my own.
If America no give visa so what?
If them no allow us seminars and whatever so what?
They can lick my black blokos for all I care.
We have been surviving and we can survive this.
America no be heaven.
Upon their big tech small country like naija dey pepper them. Shameful

As for Invictus and Co one wish for una.
May lubricants be far from you when you need it most
Especially when receiving it from the rear

True. Dont let anything or anyone determine your destiny.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by naijadrivablog: 6:48am On Aug 29, 2019
skedman:
The igbo are the one who will face this challenge
They know them

And you think that tribes of Nigerians are written on the International passport

To Foreigners, we are all Nigerians. Whether it is those on death row in Saudi Arabia or 77 fraudsters in USA and so on, or Pressers in Nigeria, CONDEMN criminals and not TRIBE.

Let me ask you, of all the arrests of fraudsters in Nigeria, how many are Igbo? Does that not also affect our International image

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by loadedvibes: 6:49am On Aug 29, 2019
Quiet op

This is surely your opinion, without Invinctus Obi our leaders are already doing a good job at making life difficult for the common man.


Which is why I support the beating of our politicians anywhere they are found outside the country.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Nobody: 6:50am On Aug 29, 2019
Afonjas, una no dey tire for all these indirect/subtle attacks on Igbos to paint them black? Same Igbos want to go with their wahala and "fraud" to their Biafra, you say NO. Who are you people fooling? Look at EFFC internet fraud arrest in Nigeria, 90% are Yorubas.

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Roon9(m): 6:50am On Aug 29, 2019
You will think yahoo isn't affecting you until you try to convince an elderly man or woman on a business proposal. Just looking at their faces you'd just know what they are thinking

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by Dpharisee: 6:50am On Aug 29, 2019
A ship sank in Cross River with hundreds of Nigerians missing, how come we are not talking about it, how come it's how to nail a particular tribe that is our priority.

How come IPOB and Invictus stories continue to make the headlines day after while no articles are written on the fate of those Nigerians in that ill-fated ship.
How come government officials are making statements about how EFCC should extradite all the Igbos indicted by FBI to America but no official statement has been released on the tragedy.

How come no federal search and rescue mission has been launched for the victims of that ship mishap, instead a lot of time is focused on subtle anti Igbo sentiments.
Why is Nigeria like this?

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Re: 5 Ways How The Arrest Of Invictus Will Affect Hardworking Nigerian Entrepreneurs by AntiWailer: 6:50am On Aug 29, 2019
Ok

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