Saturday, 7 January 2017 MMM clone GMAfunds crashes as alleged Nigerian owner flees to Dubai
Weeks after pyramid scheme MMM froze out participants from withdrawing their money, a similar service known as GMAfunds has collapsed, leaving thousands of "investors" stranded. In December 2016, another service known as Helping Revolution crashed with people's funds. Both
Although they are not as popular as MMM, GMAfunds and Helping Revolution trapped an estimated 100 million to 200 million naira in participants' funds in the system, Somtoo Okoye blog sources say.
Unlike MMM which gives people 30% of their deposits, GMAfunds promises a 100% return for participants as well as 20% deposit and 20% referral bonuses. It also accepts use of Bitcoin currency.
GMAfunds website does not indicate if it has any affiliation with Russian owner of MMM Sergey Mavrodi who founded MMM Nigeria, MMM South Africa, MMM Zimbabwe and the likes.
However, some top players in the Internet marketing circle have pointed accusing fingers at a young Nigerian entrepreneur named Seun Ogundele for not only fiercely promoting the services but founding the GMAfunds and Helping Revolution pyramid schemes.
Seun who travelled to faraway Dubai, United Arab Emirates earlier this week, says he is arranging his team of lawyers to challenge his accusers in court.
This development is coming days after MMM Nigeria says it will unfreeze participants' monies starting from January 14 2017.
Friday, 6 January 2017 Dangerous driving: Ibadan driver exchanges pleasantries from roof-top while speeding
In a clip shared by Ibadancity Announcer, a driver was spotted in Sango area of Ibadan, Oyo State throttling at a relatively high speed while shouting pleasantries and seeking passengers with his head rising over the rooftop from the window.
Thursday, 22 December 2016 Video: Soldiers fight for water as relief materials finally arrive Sambisa forest battlefront
The Nigerian Army has rebuffed a video that went viral earlier this week showing some Nigerian soldiers dying of thirst and hunger where they were fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.
According to a statement by Army spokesman S.K Usman, "We wish to state that the video clip was shot more than six months ago by some mischievous and disgruntled elements when 29 Task Force Brigade captured Alagarno Forest and environs in Borno State." However, information on ground suggests that the Army has finally reacted to the ailing troops by sending food and relief material to Sambisa Forest battleground where Nigerian forces are positioned.
Another video that surfaced today shows soldiers scrambling for items as help finally arrives when a helicopter carrying water, food and other relief materials barely landed in an unnamed military location in Sambisa.
Thursday, 22 December 2016 Soundcity won't employ me, they said dark people are not attractive, Nigerian girl cries out
Pretty black OAP, vlogger and blogger Black Satino wept emotionally after she was denied not one job but several job opportunities because of her skin color.
The one that broke the camel's back was that the Nigerian lady went for an interview at music TV station Soundcity weeks back and was abruptly turned back because "social media would say" negative things if a dark skinned lady is allowed to anchor their programmes or appear on TV.
SMH. What's with Nigerians and obsession for light skins these days?
Thursday, 22 December 2016 Very touching video: Man offers financial help to pure water seller who makes $2 per day
Facebook user Dion Osagie queried a woman who hawks cold sachet water and softdrinks in his street and found out the mother of 5 who said her hubby is a farmer, earns about 700 naira ($1.42 US dollars) daily.
He "touched" the woman's life by giving her 10,000 naira, the equivalent of $20 US dollars (choi! Naira no get value again) to support her family and urged other people to follow suit.
Monday, 12 December 2016 Thought you were ill? Fans puzzled after Wizkid purportedly goes weed smoking with American rapper
Last week, Wizkid announced that his doctors advised him to cancel his shows and rest from work till the next year.
However, on Sunday night, American rapper Ty Dolla $ign, told fans he was going "brazy" with the 26-year-old singer (brazy means going crazy with party, drugs, women or work) and concerned fans got worried about Wizkid's health issue.
Saturday, 22 October 2016 55 dead, hundreds injured as train glides off railway in Cameroon
A passenger train heading to the port city of Douala from Cameroon capital Yaounde derailed from its track, killing passengers on the spot while injuring 575 others. The incident took place on Friday 21 October 2016.
According to an anonymous railway worker: "There are many injured. We are still in the phase of evaluating the situation.
"We cannot give even a provisional toll." Another source added: "There was a loud noise. I looked back and the wagons behind us left the rails and started rolling over and over. There was a lot of smoke," The incident took place in the town of Eseka, 120 km west of Yaounde, Bollore Railways, the company which owns the ill-fated train said. The Camrail train had been carrying 1300 passengers instead of its capacity of 600, an official statement revealed.
Friday, 21 October 2016 Sudanese model and blogger, Nyla Lueeth, dazzles the Internet with her sheer black beauty
Last month, I brought you pictures of Khoudia Diop, a Senegalese model with an extreme shade of black. The latest beauty along the line of black colors to come across Somtoo Okoye blog is the very pretty blogger, stylist and model, Nyla Lueeth.
Nyala who hails from Khartoum, Sudan, boasts of about 320 Instagram fans as of the time of filing this article. Despite her popularity, the lady only crossed 17 years old as she was born on October 13, 1999 She has been praised for not bleaching her skin like even fairer girls her age do.
Photos of the three wives of Oba of Benin (see their names)
Thursday was the coronation of HRM Eheneden Erediauwa, as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom, with the title Oba Ewuare ll N'Ogidigan.
The traditional has three wives to his names. Their names, Somtoo Okoye blog reliably gathered are Princess Iroghama, (Obazuaye N’Erie), Princess Iyayiota, (Obazuwa N’Erie) Princess Ikpakpa (Ohe N’Erie).
Oba of Benin biography (via NTA): Oba Eheneden Erediauwao was born in 1953 (aged 63). He has a B.A. in economics and sociology from the University of Wales, and a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He served as a former Nigerian Ambassador to both Norway and Angola. Since 1987 he has been active in leading positions within the Nigerian business community, especially the gas and oil industries.
He was formally installed as the Edaiken of Uselu, Benin Kingdom on March 12, 2016, thus making him the next Oba after completing the traditional rites.
Monday, 26 September 2016 Police arrest SARS officer who killed Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested the killer of Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni, the 20-year-old undergraduate who was shot dead during a police pursuit of an alleged Internet fraudster named Baddo, last week.
The officer who shot and killed Joseph as well as the wanted "Yahoo Yahoo" suspect, Baddo, who reported to a nearby police station afterwards, are now under lock while facing prosecution.
Narrating how the Business Administration student was killed at Ogoja Market along LASU-Igando Road, Lagos on Monday 19 September 2016, Joseph's cousin who was with him at the time of the incident narrated: "Around 9.30am on Monday, we strolled out to buy a can of soft drink. We were returning home when we learnt that some policemen were chasing somebody.
"We decided to go through the back of the market. As we turned back, my brother was hit by a bullet in the head and he fell down immediately.
"As I tried to call for help, I saw that the policeman that shot him had aimed his gun at me. I fled the place immediately." The victim's father, Patrick Eidonojie-Ugbeni, demanding justice for his late son, fumed: "The Badoo they were chasing showed up on Friday at the SARS office with his lawyer and parents. I met the Officer-in-Charge of SARS as well.
"They shot my son in the head and they claimed that he had a gun and that they shot him in self-defence.
"How is that possible when he was shot in the head from behind? All I want now is that the police should release the post-mortem result and the police report on the incident." Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos confirming the arrest of the SARS officer who shot Joeseph said: "The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be investigated by the homicide section. We will come out with the full report at the conclusion of investigation."
Saturday, 24 September 2016 Make Una Leave Patience Alone, Charly Boy writes
Controversial grandfather, musician and socialite Charles "Charly Boy" Oputa in his latest opinion article, addresses the recent reports over the probing of funds found in bank accounts linked to former Nigerian first lady, Patience Jonathan. The funds are said to be in the millions of dollars aka billions of naira.
Charly Boy writes: [b]Make una leave Patience
The latest unconfirmed gist heating up the social media is about former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who is spitting fire on EFCC for freezing her accounts containing about 6.3 billion Naira, claiming that she is being deprived of her right to her hard-earned money.
Yes o, however you wan look am, she worked for that money!
Why are people suddenly upset?
Isn’t it the same Naija people who have been shouting, “bring back our corruption”, since the country slipped into recession?
Dia ris God ooooo!!!
Since 1978 or so, we have been living on corruption money, and hailing the thieves.
Haba Naija, I tire for una.
Abegi make we hear word and make we read something useful on this social highway. Una dey provoke say dem see billions for Mama Peace account.
When will we ever learn?
Yes, a country deserves the kind of leadership it gets because those who rule us are from amongst us, they are not from Ghana or Togo. How many times will we let a thief into our house? The first time should be enough. The second time, lets take that as one chance. The third time means we are stupid. If we, the followers are not like our leaders, why haven’t we done anything to stop the looting of our resources??
Countries that don’t have brave youths, prosecutors, fearless judges, good policing and fearless citizens will instead, have plenty of thieves, many killers and even stupid leaders.
Since we have settled for people deceiving people and it has become our way of life let’s roll over and die or accept everything we see that assaults our intelligence and impoverish us.
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them?
We have been living on corruption money long before now and we didn’t care.
I know that looters will be looted, while time and tide will make most of us mercenaries .
For long, our leaders have used deception and misdirection as their tools. We don’t believe in hard work, when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.
As for us the masses, we are all waiting for our turn to steal something from some place, Kai, our mumu is vexing me joor.
So how can we effectively create this new dawn when most of us are all guilty.
Now Baba has come to fight corruption, but I can swear that he is alone in this fight. Because most of the people in his kitchen are corrupt. Yes o.
Till there are grave consequences for people who break the law, people who steal public funds, known corrupt people who are till today in leadership positions, nothing will change. This too will come to pass and nothing go happen. Dem go settle, and back to business as usual.
Has anyone one been thrown into prison since this war on corruption started? My people, abegi, make we use our brain.
I just pray that one day one day, there will be no hiding place for people who ruined this country.
For those who took what they didn’t earn, may judgement await them!
It is only from then that things will begin to truly change.
Friday, 23 September 2016 Is Cossy Orjiakor publicly doing runs girl business on Instagram?
For non-Nigerians, a runs girl/runs boy is someone who sees themselves as a neater, classier, and usually more expensive prostitute.
I'm not saying "actress" Cossy Orjiakor is one or is soliciting for clients on social media; but then, how do we explain these recent updates on her Instagram?:
And then again, when was the last time she featured in a movie? My Nollywood-freaked friend who usually reads my blog says she doesn't know her. Not hating or anything, but I think it's high time we stopped celebrating mediocrity and promoting fuckery in the name of hyping some of these so called celebs.
Monday, 19 September 2016 Police rescue 14 kidnapped workers of Obijackson's oil company
The Nigerian Police Force has rescued unharmed, 14 oil workers who were kidnapped by armed men along the Elele-Omoku in Rivers on September 2 2016. The personnels who were working for Nestoil Plc, a company founded by Okija, Anambra State-born billionaire Ernest "Obijackson" Azudialu, were rescued on the morning of Sunday 18 September.
In a statement signed by its spokesman Nnamdi Omoni on Monday, the Rivers State Police Command narrated: "The Oil Workers were rescued unhurt due largely to the efforts of the Command’s Tactical Units, who, at the early hours of Sept. 18,engaged the hoodlums, in a fierce gun battle which lasted for one and half hours, leading to the rescue of the victims.
"The hoodlums took to flight abandoning their hostages. Efforts are on to arrest and bring them to justice.
"They have been debriefed and are receiving medical attention in the hospital.
"Investigation is on-going at the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit."
Nepotism: Nigerians blast EFCC on Facebook over "secret" recruitment
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found itself at the wrong end of the sword after some Nigerians took to their Facebook page to berate the anti-graft agency over what many termed "secret" recruitment and nepotism.
Some users claimed that the EFCC never informed the general public about their recruitment while a few other lamented painfully on how information on the job recruitment exercise was published on the EFCC website only on the same day of the exercise.
See what transpired when the EFCC wrote about succesful candidates from the basic test:
Friday, 16 September 2016 I Go Dye shades Buhari, says Nigerian citizens are like a greedy wife
Popular comedian I Go Dye shared this photo of himself and former Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan before attempting to link the country's state of economic recession with relationships between a man and woman.
He wrote: Nigeria is like some women in a relationship once they ve a good husband,like the president who is ready to transform the country, they will never be patient with him, they will complain and do everything that will make them leave relationship, because they ve seen a man putting on clean white clothes telling them sweet stories and fake promises that will make them smile all day,what they didn't take from their ex husband that made them left the relationship, they will bear the worst in silent and keep defending the fake guy with empty promises. Always value what you have.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Architect Joseph Kyaagba rocks prisoner's outfit, celebrates birthday with inmates
Former Special adviser to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Special Duties, Joseph Kyaagba, stepped out in prisoners attire on his 58th birthday to celebrate with prisoners and wardens at the Makurdi medium security prison on Sunday 11 September 2016.