The Plateau state police command have recovered the corpse of a student of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Mercy Naan, who was declared missing on May 3rd. A statement released by the command’s spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, says Naan who is 2nd year student of the department of Marketing, was declared missing by her parents on […]Female student’s corpse found in UNIJOS hostel — Joyce Eyen AkwaIbom
Burna Boy has advised Nigerian musicians not to overly overhype their talents solely on streaming numbers. According to Burna Boy if viral posts and songs like ‘Baby Shark’, ‘Gangnam style’ can have amazing streaming numbers then no one should get overly excited about streaming numbers.WAR ALERT! Burna Boy Shades Davido And Wizkid… Says They Are Not TALENTED! — Basehitz Media
Loom, a new Ponzi scheme which has been described by a top-notch media as a new dangerous money-making scam, is presently taking over the Nigerian internet, targeting young people on social media.
According to Daily Mail, ‘the scheme has surfaced online all over the world, with names such as ‘loom circle’, ‘fractal mandala’ and ‘blessing loom’.
Premiumtimes reports that the first step of the process is being invited to join a WhatsApp group chat, usually by a friend or relative.
Then you are asked to ‘invest’ N1,000, N2,000 or N13,000 with a promise that you will make eight times the amount back once you recruit new entrants.
After you have paid in the money, you are asked to invite at least one person to join the system.
There are four levels in Loom Nigeria – Purple, Blue, Orange and Red.
Each time eight people join the loom, the person in the centre (Red) will get the target amount and leave the group.
Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker has warned that the scheme is just a pyramid scheme disguised as something new.
Mr Cocker said the ‘loom’ is one of the first scams that has been seen to spread successfully on social media targeting young people who won’t recognise it as being a pyramid scheme.
‘Any scam targeting people through social media is effective, because as you receive contacts from people you know, you lower your guard,’ Mr Cocker said.
‘It would be pretty easy for a scammer to release a similar kind of programme and release it into social media and see how far it can go.’
Veteran rapper; Ruggedman has claimed the music industry is not supporting up and coming street artiste; Naira Marley over his claim that internet scam (yahoo yahoo) is not a crime.
The singer took to Hip TV’s street program to make the declaration after he was invited to be part of the program.
He said Naira Marley shouldn’t have said what he said because the words mean he is celebrating cyber crime.
He also said if only Naira Marley understands the blemish cyber crimes has subjected Nigerians to in other countries, he wouldn’t conceive such a thing.
He also used the medium to call the “Issa Goal” singer a fraudster no one is supporting in the Nigerian music industry.
It would be interesting to see what the reaction of Naira Marley to Ruggedy’s accusation would be.
Emem Jimmy, a 200 level Political Science student of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) was shot dead by notorious phone snatchers at the weekend along Wilson Idiong street, close to the Obio Akpa campus of the University in Oruk Anam local government area of the state.
According to eyewitness report, the deceased attempted to resist the unknown gunmen from snatching his phone before he was shot dead.
The Head, Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Protocol of the University, Mr Akaninyene Ibanga, who confirmed the incident, said the victim died though he was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A statement from the Ibanga read;
“Late Emem was shot between the hours of 8.30 – 9pm at Wilson Idiong Street, off Ikot Okoro Road, Obioakpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area in an attempt to resist unknown gunmen from snatching his phone. He was rushed immediately to the hospital for treatment which the University Management took over the hospital bills just to save his life but on Saturday late Emem could not survive the struggle with death, so he finally passed on at about 12.30pm.”
Policemen in Ogun State have arrested a 28-year-old man, Oni Olohunwa, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Baraka Taiwo, to death at a party.
The suspect and the victim were both at a party, on Sunday, but the victim got drunk and started misbehaving.
The suspect, while trying to caution Taiwo, got into an argument with him and stabbed him in the chest and back. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died while receiving treatment.
“Despite all the research been carried concerning the human brain there is still so much that is unknown and…” Mrs Kathy kept on explaining how the brain is still a mystery to scientists and biologists alike.
I love Mrs Kathy and Biology but sometimes she teaches like we are in the University and not in secondary school which is really frustrating and unbearable and not to mention the truckload of assignments we get after every class.
“Can I get a pen?” Poopola whispered after poking me to get my attention
“No!” I replied trying to maintain a straight face
“Why?” he whined
“Well, you asked and I reserve the right to deny your request”I said with a little smirk
“Come on! be serious, I’m not playing” he whined further
“This is 45 minutes into the class and now you remember to write?” I asked, stunned that Poopola had not been writing since the beginning of the class.
“Nah! Vicky just sent me something and I wanna reply her” he said smiling sheepishly
“Mr Friday and Mrs James! Having your own class I see” Mrs Kathy scowled at us
Yep! that’s me, My name is Uche Friday and Mrs James is actually my male best friend Poopola James but that fact always seems to fly over Mrs Kathy head since she always refers to Poopola as Mrs like some joke only she herself laughs at.
We recently just graduated from JSS 3 to SS1 and its been kicking our butt ever since, senior secondary school ain’t as simple as our previous junior classes but it does have its perks; we get to wear long sleeved shirts and trousers instead of shorts and the juniors now call us “Senior” instead of our names. So yeah! That’s an upgrade in the reps department.
“No mam” I replied without stuttering since the whole class had now turned their attention towards us.
“This is your last warning, young men” Mrs Kathy trying to sound scary but her size makes it kind of funny and hard to take her seriously.
“I just love break time” Poopola yelled after the bell rang signaling break had begun
“Poopola!” a girly voiced yelled from behind us
“Vicky girl!” Poopola yelled back at her which prompted snickers among some close by students
Poopola and Vicky had this weird but really nice relationship which I envied, Vicky liked Poopola unconditionally like he was her long lost twin or something and he also like her equally. There is not a day that goes by without me hearing stuff like “Vicky this…” or “Vicky is the most beautiful of them all…” blah blah
“I didn’t get a reply from you, oh hey you” she said and waved at me realizing my presence
“I couldn’t not after Mrs Kathy had warned us” he explained
“Yeah, that guy is always putting you in trouble” she said with venom in her voice and I’m guessing that shes talking about is me. I don’t really like Vicky and she also returns the favour
“Actually it was your horrendous voice that-” Poopola hit me so hard with his elbow I thought I was gonna throw up.
“Don’t mind him, he’s not feeling himself today and I’m guessing its malaria” Poopola offered while chuckling and Vicky giggled along side like he was a stand-up comedian and had said a million dollar joke.
“You’re gonna pay for that” I croaked still clutching my stomach
“Anyway, did you read what I wrote to you” Vicky asked smiling like she had won a contract
“of course I did and yeah id love to be your boyfriend” he said grinning like she had just offered him the fountain of youth
“Oh my God! Im so happy” she hugged and ran way, no like literally she ran away
“I love her so much” he commented
“You’re 15! You don’t really know what love is” I said shaking my head
“And you do?” he asked with a raised voice
“Nope but I know you guys are just infatuated with each other and not really in love with each other” I said
“So what are we gonna get today?” Poopola questioned as we headed for the school cafeteria and not arguing with what I had said earlier
“im thinking okpa” I suggested
“Hell no! The beans in that upsets my stomach” he argued
“Its not really beans you know, its a seed under cowpea or something like that” I said calmly
“Don;t care! Beans, cowpea; they’re all the same thing” he said
“Okay lets just get doughnuts and a bottle of zobo” I suggested
“Now you’re talking!” he grinned like a fool
The zobo was so chilled and refreshing I drank it in one gulp before I even ate the doughnuts which prompted Poopola giving me a weird stare like I had
“What! The weather is very hot today” I said smiling
“I’ve noticed you do that all the time and you always prefer drinks to food” he said
“Well its good to stay hydrated” I said looking at the empty bottle of zobo which I had squeezed the life out of.
We headed back to class and after four more subjects, they bell was rung for dismissal and we packed our bags and headed for the school bus already parked outside the classroom waiting to convey students to their various homes.
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