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Nairaland / General / Breaking: Okonjo-iweala Emerges WTO DG by echepops(m): 12:41pm On Oct 28
Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonji-Iweala has emerged the new Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

According to sources from the European Union, she emerged victorious in the contest over her South Korean rival Ms Yoo Myung-hee, by a wide margin.

Okonjo-Iweala’s victory is expected to be announced formally by the WTO later today.


Nairaland / General / Stripe Acquires Paystack For $200M+ To Expand Into The African Continent by echepops(m): 2:31pm On Oct 15
Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, like Stripe, provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API.

Paystack currently has around 60,000 customers, including small businesses, larger corporates, fintechs, educational institutions, and online betting companies, and the plan will be for it to continue operating independently, the companies said.

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but sources close to it confirm that it’s over $200 million. That makes this the biggest startup acquisition to date to come out of Nigeria, as well as Stripe’s biggest acquisition to date anywhere. (Sendwave, acquired by WorldRemit in a $500 million deal in August, is based out of Kenya.)

It’s also a notable shift in Stripe’s strategy as it continues to mature: typically, it has only acquired smaller companies to expand its technology stack, rather than its global footprint.

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com


Nairaland / General / In Full, Donald Trump Vs Joe Biden In First Presidential Debate by echepops(m): 5:51am On Sep 30


President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden met in the first of three scheduled debates, this one at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. The topics addressed were the Supreme Court, as Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with Republican senators, the covid-19 outbreak; the economy; race; the candidates’ records; the climate; and the integrity of the election.

Trump frequently interrupted both Biden and Wallace, taking swipes at Biden’s son, going over his allotted time and ignoring other rules. Trump, when asked about whether he would condemn white supremacists, failed to fully do so, telling the Proud Boys group, “Stand back and standby.” He also continued to cast unwarranted doubt on mail ballots.


Nairaland / General / Official PS5 Price And Release Date by echepops(m): 10:28pm On Sep 16
Sony finally unveiled the PS5 price and release date during its PS5 event on September 16. We now know the PS5 is $499.99 / £449.99 / AU$749.95 and the PS5 Digital Edition is $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95.

Both consoles will release on November 12 in the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. But won't release until November 19 for the rest of the world.


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Celebrities / Cardi B Files For Divorce From Offset, Her Husband Of 3 Years by echepops(m): 6:47am On Sep 16
Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset on Tuesday (Sept. 15) after being married for three years, according to the Fulton County Magistrate in Georgia.

The filing on Fulton County website spells out Cardi B and Offset's real names in the contested divorce case titled "Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar vs. Kiari Kendrell Cephus." The court documents obtained by Billboard indicate that Cardi is asking the court to award her primarily legal and physical custody of their child. Their hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.

This comes just five days before their third anniversary. The all-star hip-hop couple's marriage certificate is dated on September 20, 2017, according to Fulton County court documents. They secretly married before the Migos rapper proposed to her onstage at Power 99's Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia in October.

Billboard has reached out to both Cardi and Offset's reps.

In her Vogue January 2020 cover story, the "WAP" hitmaker explained why she stayed with Offset despite numerous cheating scandals and fans' criticisms about her decision.

"When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me," she explained. "But it’s real-life sh--. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation. Then, if you get back with them, it’s like, how could you? You let all of us down. People that be in marriages for years, when they say till death do us part, they not talking about little arguments like if you leave the fridge open. That’s including everything."

They have one child together, two-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Source: https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/hip-hop/9449345/cardi-b-files-for-divorce-from-offset


Investment / Re: MBA Investors Forum by echepops(m): 3:24pm On Sep 13
Hi house,

Please I'm trying to confirm if days on a weekend are counted as parts of days for a top up (ONLINE INVESTORS). That's for the 5 day grace given. Will Saturday & Sunday also counted as days, or its only weekdays that are counted as days for the 5-day top up.

Here is an example, if a customer's last ROI date is Wednesday, Sep 9th, 2020, Ideally, the next 5 days are;
Thursday Sep 10th,
Friday Sep 11th,
Saturday Sep 12th,
Sunday Sep 13th and
Monday Sep 14th.

In this case, will Sep 14th Monday be the last day of grace for the top up or will it be;
Thursday Sep 10th,
Friday Sep 11th,
Monday Sep 14th,
Tuesday Sep 15th and
Sep 16th Wednesday being the last day of grace for the online top-up?

Please advise. Thank you.
Phones / Re: Where Can I Buy Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra? by echepops(m): 4:20pm On Aug 26

will Chinese version work here in Nigeria?

of course, my 8GB RAM RN8Pro is Chinese and works perfectly here

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Nairaland / General / Apple Is Now Worth $2 Trillion by echepops(m): 7:55pm On Aug 19
Among its many accomplishments, the iPhone, the iPad, iTunes, the App store, Apple can now boast of one more: It is now worth more than $2 trillion, making it the first company in the United States to reach that milestone.
The iPhone maker’s stock briefly hit the $2 trillion mark Wednesday. Shares have surged almost 60% this year and are at an all-time high. Apple (AAPL), currently trading at nearly $470 a share, is about to become more affordable for average investors to purchase, too.

The company’s stock will split four-for-one at the end of the month, which will cut the price of a single share to about $117. The value of Apple remains the same since the company will simply have more shares trading at a lower price.

Tesla (TSLA) also recently announced a stock split, a move that could attract more millennial and Gen Z investors.

Apple reached the $2 trillion mark just over two years after passing the $1 trillion level.

It’s not the first company in the world to be valued that high. Saudi Aramco topped that mark in December when it went public, but plunging oil prices have hurt the company’s stock. Apple passed Saudi Aramco earlier this month after reporting strong earnings.

Two other US tech giants, Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) are moving closer to the $2 trillion mark too. Both are valued at about $1.6 trillion. Google owner Alphabet (GOOGL) is also worth more than $1 trillion.

Apple’s success has also vaulted CEO Tim Cook into the ranks of billionaires, one of the few CEOs to reach that level without having started the company he leads.

The market has brushed aside concerns that lawmakers have about the clout of Apple and other large tech giants, as well as worries about how some of President Trump’s immigration policies will hurt Apple and other major tech companies.

Investors are in love with Apple due to surging sales for subscription services like Apple Music, iCloud, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. There is also growing excitement about the impending launch of the iPhone 12, which is expected to have 5G connectivity.

Apple and other top techs for that matter are also holding up much better than many other companies during the global recession that has been brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/08/apple-is-now-worth-2-trillion.html?m=0


Nairaland / General / Re: Who Do You Think Is Coming? by echepops(m): 5:52pm On Aug 16
Strange thunderstorm..

Lighting could be visible from the photo

God help us all
Nairaland / General / Re: Who Do You Think Is Coming? by echepops(m): 3:34pm On Aug 16

That's Alien(Elon) musk trying to go back to his home planet after being stranded in Africa

grin grin grin
Nairaland / General / Re: Who Do You Think Is Coming? by echepops(m): 3:27pm On Aug 16

Sounds legit, it could be Thanos too

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Nairaland / General / Who Do You Think Is Coming? by echepops(m): 2:53pm On Aug 16
Nairalanders, who do you think is coming?


Health / Re: Dr. Stella Emmanuel On COVID-19: 'With Hydroxychloroquine I Cured 350 Patients' by echepops(m): 5:29am On Jul 29
OP, your video has been removed by YouTube for violating their terms of service.

And the Instagram link is not working as well.
Can you give us another link?

Sadly, the video has been removed on all platforms it was posted on. According to them, it's false information.

Lalasticlala mods please delete this thread. It's quite sad tho
Celebrities / Ruggedman Narrates How He Saved A Stranded Lady Who Was Being Assaulted by echepops(m): 8:57am On Jul 28
Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman narrates how he saved a stranded lady who was being assaulted by Street hoodlums.

Read more here > https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/07/nigerian-rapper-ruggedman-narrates-how.html?m=0

Nairaland / General / NDDC Contracts: House Of Reps Mandates 30 Members To Appear Before Committee by echepops(m): 8:19am On Jul 28
According to reports, the House of Representatives has mandated over 30 members to appear before a committee for allegedly receiving NDDC contracts worth N100 billion naira.



Health / Dr. Stella Emmanuel On COVID-19: 'With Hydroxychloroquine I Cured 350 Patients' by echepops(m): 7:47am On Jul 28
A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr. Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the US on Monday.

Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Emmanuel claimed that antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine; zinc; and antibacterial drug, Zithromax, were effective cures for the virus.

The Nigerian spoke during a news conference held by a group of American doctors under the aegis of: “America’s Frontline Doctors,” in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.

Watch the video here ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDLOpbhltrM/?igshid=w2uwlqi58ibi

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Nairaland / General / Covid 19: FG Reportedly Orders NBC To Shut Down BBNaija by echepops(m): 8:36am On Jul 25
The Federal Government has reportedly ordered Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) off the air, over fears of a possible spread of COVID-19 among housemates.

According to TheCable, Armstrong Idachaba, acting director-general of the NBC, on Wednesday, told senior management members that he had been directed by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, to shut down the show.

Insiders disclosed the NBC management was not well disposed to the move to shut down BBN, with some of them saying there was no basis for it.

A director is said to have reminded the meeting that NBC had already sought explanation from Multichoice on a possible violation of COVID-19 protocols with the airing of the show. The letter was sent on July 1, before the show began.

MultiChoice replied with detailed explanations on measures taken in collaboration with the Lagos state government, whose agency, Lagos State Safety Commission, gave the green light for the show.

Also, MultiChoice said in the letter that housemates had been screened prior to the show and that the BBN House had been decontaminated and adapted to ensure sufficient physical distancing, in addition to eliminating the use of live audience.

All housemates went through a mandatory two-week isolation during which COVID-19 symptoms would have manifested if they had the disease.

A second director is said to have told the meeting that participants of the show had maintained the safety protocols, notably generous use of hand sanitisers, since it started on Sunday.

Idachaba, who is reportedly fighting to be confirmed as the substantive DG, was asked to request the minister for a written directive.

However, the acting DG was said to have told the meeting that he would have no other option than to carry out Mohammed’s order.

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/07/fg-reportedly-orders-nbc-to-shut-down.html?m=0


Religion / Re: Overcoming Sexual Related Sins As A Young Christian. by echepops(m): 11:44am On Jul 12
All scriptures are from KJV.

Sexual related sins ( fornication, masturbation, anal sex, MouthAction, pornography, e.t.c) is one of the major sins the devil is using as a weapon against our youths.

There is the spiritual side to this, which has to do with demonic manipulation (demonic influence, demonic oppression or demonic possession) and there's the physical aspect which is through the weakness of the flesh, however I'll focus mostly on dealing with it when it's as a result of the weakness of the flesh.

The first step in overcoming the weakness of the flesh is by cutting off ties with anyone who encourages us to engage in such acts, no matter who the person is even if he's a Christian brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, mentor, e.t.c.

1st Corinthians 5: 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 - Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 

11 - But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

1st Corinthians 15: 33 - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 - Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Matthew 5 : 29 - 30.

Remember the kingdom of God suffers violence and only the violence can take it by force (determination)

Prayers aganist Sexual Sins
(if you are addicted to any form of sexual sin, be it fornication, adultery, Masturbation, etc.,take this prayer seriously)

In the Mighty name of Jesus, I renounce all sexual sins that I have been involved with in the past, including fornication, masturbation, pornography, perversion, fantasy and adultery in the name of Jesus. O God release me from every curse afflicted on me as a result of adultery, perversion, fornication, lust, incest, rape, molestation, illegitimacy, harlotry, and polygamy in the name of Jesus.

I blind and command all spirits of lust and perversion to come out of my stomach, genitals, eyes, mind, mouth, hands, and blood in the name of Jesus.

According to the word of God, I present my body to the Lord as a living sacrifice unto you O my Lord.

I release the fire of God to burn out all unclean lust from my life in the name of Jesus.

I break all ungodly soul ties with former lovers and sexual partners in the name of Jesus.

I cast out all spirits of loneliness that makes me to engage in an ungodly sexual relationships in the name of Jesus.

By the authority in the name of Jesus, I command all spirits of hereditary lust from my ancestors to come out of me, go into the abyss and never come back again in the name of Jesus.

I command the spirit of lust injected into me by the spirit husband/ wife to be destroyed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.

I command the spirit of lust injected into me by the spirit witches and wizards to be destroyed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.

I take authority over my thoughts and bind all spirits of fantasy and lustful thinking in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I receive the spirit of holiness in my life to walk in sexual purity in the name of Jesus.

According to the word of God in 1st John 2:16, I loose myself from the spirit of the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. I overcome the world through the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ; because according to Romans. 6:6-12, I am crucified with Christ. I mortify my members, sin cannot reign in my body and I will not obey its lust. Amen.


Nairaland / General / No Reasonable Man Will Marry A Lady That Has More Than One Ear Piercing by echepops(m): 12:18pm On Jul 05
No reasonable man will marry a lady that has more than one ear piercing says Nigerian Journalist, Abdulhamied.

Sense or nonsense?

Nairaland / General / Kanye West Declares He Will Run For US President In 2020 by echepops(m): 7:54am On Jul 05
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, rapper Kanye West declared his candidacy for US president.

The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.”

Do you support a Kanye Presidency?

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/07/kanye-west-declares-he-will-run-for-us.html?m=0


Nairaland / General / Nigerian Big Boy, Hushpuppi Reportedly Arrives At Pennsylvania Prison In USA by echepops(m): 7:35am On Jun 24
The now extra popular internet fraudster, Raymond Hushpuppi, has arrived at the Pennsylvania Prison. This update was given by Nigerian Investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo.

While she was updating her audience on the state of health of former Governor Abimbola Ajimobi, she made it known that Hushpuppi has arrived where they want him to be, (for the rest of his trial probably).

Hushpuppi was extradited from Dubai to the US for scam-related matters and there is reportedly evidence against him to nail him to the cases before him.

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/06/nigerian-big-boy-hushpuppi-reportedly.html?m=0


Nairaland / General / Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegations, Plans To Take Legal Action by echepops(m): 4:02am On Jun 22
Justin Bieber has refuted allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman going by the name of "Danielle" in 2014.

The woman, who tweeted from an anonymous account Saturday night (June 20) that was removed from Twitter shortly after Bieber publicly commented on the situation, claimed the incident took place at a hotel in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2014.

"I don’t normally address things as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career but after talking with my wife and team I have decided to speak up on an issue tonight," Bieber wrote on his own Twitter account Sunday night (June 21).

"Rumors are rumors but sexual abuse is something I don’t take lightly," he continued. "I wanted to speak out right away but out of respect to so many victims who deal with these issues daily I wanted to make sure I gathered the facts before I made any statement."

"In the past 24 hours a new Twitter appeared that told a story of myself involved with sexual abuse on March 9, 2014 in Austin Texas at the Four seasons hotel. I want to be clear. There is no truth to this story. In fact as I will soon show I was never present at that location," said Bieber. "As her story told I did surprise a crowd in Austin at Sxsw where I appeared on stage with my then assistant side stage and sang a few songs. What this person did not know was that I attended that show with my then gf Selena Gomez."

Bieber posted links to news articles, as well social media photos and screenshots of emails and lodging receipts, from the time period in question.

He said he did not stay at the Four Seasons, the location of the alleged incident, but spent the night of March 9, 2014, at an Airbnb and March 10, 2014, at the Westin.

"Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed. However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action," Bieber wrote.

Source: https://stephenechefu.blogspot.com/2020/06/justin-bieber-who-has-been-accused-of.html?m=0


Nairaland / General / Re: "I Stan With Hushpuppi" Says Bobrisky by echepops(m): 6:46pm On Jun 14
Before nkọ

Is he not your brother

Read what he wrote tho.

Move to front page mods
Nairaland / General / Re: "I Stan With Hushpuppi" Says Bobrisky by echepops(m): 2:07pm On Jun 14
You are both wastes of sperm.

Did you read what he wrote? angry
Nairaland / General / "I Stan With Hushpuppi" Says Bobrisky by echepops(m): 2:03pm On Jun 14
From the desk of Nigeria's Number 1 male barbie, Bobrisky;

I "stan" with Hushpuppi!


Politics / Re: June 12: President Buhari Addresses Nigerians On Democracy Day (Live Updates) by echepops(m): 7:05am On Jun 12
President Buhari addresses the nation in a broadcast this morning in commemoration of the Democracy Day.

NTA really needs to change their logo mehn! Happy #DemocracyDay y'all

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Phones / Re: How Come No One Is Talking About The New Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro 5G by echepops(m): 5:39pm On Jun 09

It currently doesn't support MTN LTE BAND B7(2600). .This model is China Version...if you don't mind this...then feel free to order and use boss

Yeah from what i gathered, it won't work on GLO network at all. But as it stands 5G aint launching in Naija anytime soon, so make i just chill small mehn
Phones / Re: How Come No One Is Talking About The New Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro 5G by echepops(m): 5:31pm On Jun 08

Hey just picture this in your mind you and I have two different company that makes the same thing and we also sell our products in the same place to the same people, meanwhile you've been selling your products there before I came in and everyone there thinks yours is the best because you started making it first now that I've come to sell to the same people you've been selling to they might be nervous if mine will be good enough meet standards or even better in addition to that I'm selling for a lower price. Now let me ask you this won't you be cautious when getting my product when it's almost too good to be true!? You will that's how it is.
It'll take time for me to win them over but before I do that I'll be very careful not to waste money and produce so much when demand is not rising in places like India you won't even be making this complain because it's way cheaper over there and one of the widely used devices there other than oppo & vivo and over there you seldomly see anyone inquiring about this Tecno and Infinix smartphones I still don't know why people aren't seeing that these guys are just riding on our intelligence. They'll just ship memory card and tiger battery to us as phones and we'll happily purchase it why won't they keep bringing it in to satisfy you as for me I'll never make the mistake of buying any of these transsion devices in the country just imagine in 2017 I bought Infinix note 4 pro for 70K+ then I never knew there were better options for same or less the price till I lost my phone and only after losing my device did I find out about the global smartphone market if you need help getting a good smartphone depending on what you do the most I can assist you with that.

Lol well said, Redmi 10x Pro 5G costs 160k for the 256GB/8GB version which is a very fair price. I still dey weigh my options sha
Phones / Re: How Come No One Is Talking About The New Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro 5G by echepops(m): 12:21pm On Jun 07
that would be a very good move

E fit happen next year sha, not this year
TV/Movies / Re: The Best TV Series Right Now.... by echepops(m): 11:09am On Jun 03

FBI over Money Heist tho, that show is underrated.

Shouts to Maggi, O.A and the rest of the crew. Real gees
TV/Movies / Re: The Best TV Series Right Now.... by echepops(m): 11:07am On Jun 03
I am fighting this stay at home boredom by binge watching YouTube videos and interesting TV series.

At the moment I am obsessed with



What series are you watching?
If friendzone was a human.. Shouts to Wade real quick grin


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