Tag: 419

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 10, 2020

“Yahoo Yahoo” is trending and here’s what Nigerians are saying about it

by Toluwanimi Onakoya Microblogging platform, Twitter has been abuzz with talks on “Yahoo Boys” following the news of the arrest of ...

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EditorJune 23, 2018

Yahoo Plus: Nigeria’s 419 scam network is spreading into Ghana

By Olivia Ndubusi Internet fraud from Nigeria is not new, yet the sophistication of local cyber criminals has intensified and ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2017

Opinion: Exposing the Shell Oil job scam

by Gbenga Odunsi   A Nigerian narrates his encounter with scammers In recent times, Nigerians have had their own fair ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 29, 2017

The Thread: His only wrong was helping a stranger — and he became a victim of fraud

Living as a Nigerian in Nigeria means that staying woke comes with the territory. Otherwise, you’ll become the quintessential maga ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 24, 2017

“Internet fraud has taken over Nigerian music” | 10 things we learned from Ayomide Tayo’s eye-opening article

Still on the front burner of social media conversation is the advice Falz gave his fellow music artistes: quit selling ...

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EzinneJune 23, 2017

The Thread: “Music is not to blame for Nigerian children turning to Yahoo”, Funmi Iyanda chides

Nigerians love a good fight, even if about irrelevant things, like whether Falz was right to say that musicians should ...

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EzinneJune 3, 2017

The Thread: “Short man, tall crime” “Yimu, all man for himself” | Twitter NG’s explosive reactions to Dammy Krane’s cry for help

Nigerians generally like to live large; we can’t wait for that moment when we will “blow”. Nigerian musicians take it ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 4, 2016

The Thread: Come see wetin ‘mago-mago’ dey cause

A corper attempted to jump an ATM queue, and what happened next, we swear, he never hesperredit. You guys I ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2016

The Thread: “I’ve been scammed…” | #SalamIsScam

@Yve_Diaries- real name Kene- is mourning the loss of her 100k with nothing to show for it. According to her, ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMarch 9, 2016

Ex-Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye rearrested, charged with 419 scam

Former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, was on Tuesday, re-arrested by the Economic and Financial ...

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Ada IgboanugoFebruary 18, 2016

Two Reverend Fathers arraigned for ‘issuing dud cheques’

Two Catholic priests — Reverend Fathers Silas Nweke and E.C. Obiorah — were on Wednesday, arraigned before a Federal High ...

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June 8, 2014

Book review: Will Ferguson’s novel, ‘419’ is a journey into the Nigerian psyche

by Taofeek Ramat 419: a novel is a Nigerian metaphor, a realistic one. I am amazed that the current governments, ...

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September 29, 2013

Tonnie Iredia: Government’s 419 Biometrics

by Tonnie Iredia   Beyond costs however, there are too many unanswered questions. First, what image does the proliferation of ...

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July 5, 2013

Joe Igbokwe: Salisu Buhari, a member of UNN governing council? No way!

by Joe Igbokwe Please, let somebody tell President Goodluck Jonathan to use his left hand to throw away Salisu Buhari ...

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February 28, 2013

Femke becomes Funke: Underwhelming scamming talent

by Femke van Zeijl The biggest scam you [Nigerians] have managed to pull is leading the world to believe that ...

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June 27, 2012

Taking 419 to the big leagues: firms offer up to $10 million discounts on Nigerian oil

by Tolu Orekoya Nigerian scammers have spread their wings and graduated to the big leagues, invading the oil sector. In ...

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June 15, 2012

Opinion: The local and global franchising of 419 Nigerian churches

by Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu To say that Nigeria is a 419 republic would be an understatement.  Practically everywhere you look ...

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