Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa.

It’s really sad to see the news coming out from South Africa, this is it “Phobia” many seen not to know how deadly phobia can be. Sometimes we keep quite just because it’s not happening to us.

The international media chooses which news is worth highlighting, based on each countries national interest.

We all frown on atrocities when it affects our on interest while we turn the other way when it’s not in our interest.

The South Africa government owe Africa an apology.

Mr President, Nigerians are very angry. This is the time Nigeria need to sure the world it’s giant of Africa, you need to to show reciprocity. The South African deputy minister of police needs to be sacked and bared for life from any African country….. If you don’t do something, Nigerians may resort to self help. Don’t let it get to that. You must act decisively NOW!!

The Yam Eaters

By Emeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

I think it’s time to go renew my SIA License…..

After the humiliation suffered by on of the elite Nigerian politician in Germany at a new yam festival.

The Nigerian political elites are trying to push a bill upon resumption of parliamentary proceedings after the summer recess, which would give them security protection when ever they travel abroad.

Of course we all know that apart from the president and Vice foreign governments won’t want to waste state resources on clowns.

This clearly shows that the average Nigerian politician only cares about themselves, when it comes to issues that affects them the rally round themselves. They put their part affiliation aside for their common interest.

Actually on a second thought, this is another means of milking the national treasure all in the name of securing themselves. I could imagine the amount of money the will budget for security firms abroad, and we are not taking of 30k Naira minimum wage.

But anyway the say in every disappointment there is a blessing.

If you get badge abeg keep it ready and up to date, it looks like the share of the National cake is coming your way soon. Since the ones back home are not ready to hold their leaders to account.

Addressing the The Igbo Crime Culture from Fredrick Nwabufo and the political correctness.

By Emeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

Just as the News broke yesterday on the list of 77 cyber crime suspects wanted for arrest both in America and Nigeria.

The Nigerian social media space was trending as usual with ethnic profiling, ethnic bashing, regional bashing, and religious bashing.

A columnist on Sahara Reporters Fredrick Nwabufo wrote an article titled The Igbo Crime Culture (2)

In one of the paragraphs he said

“Crime has no ethnic face, but does that imply condoning or rationalising a persistent ill?

I have said it before, we have a problem. The Igbo have a problem.”

Yes Fredrick Nwabufo you are right crime has no ethnic face, same way there is nothing like an Igbo crime culture.

It’s like saying Fulani crime culture, Muslim terrorist culture or Yoruba Juju occult crime culture.

There is a general problem in Nigeria where the youth out of its quest for wealth indulge in crime to become rich and celebrated.

But Fredrick and co in trying to sound politically correct decide to see it as an Igbo problem.

Am sure that while Fredrick Nwabufo and co where making their research the skipped other ethnicities and nationals caught and convicted on different crime charges.

I can list some names for Fredrick and co to research on (Zain Qaiser, (Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, Rasaq Aderoju Raheem and Femi Alexander Mewase (Nigeria), who were extradited from South Africa for Internet fraud schemes, including romance scams, re-shipping scams, fraudulent cheque scams, work-at-home scams as well as bank, financial and credit card account takeovers, are collectively facing hundreds of years in prison after being found guilty in Mississippi.)

(Max Butler (Idaho), known as Iceman and then Max Ray Vision, hacked US government Web sites in 2001 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. In 2007, after using WiFi to commit attacks, programme malware and steal credit card information, Butler pleaded guilty to wire fraud, stealing millions of credit card numbers and around $86 million in fraudulent purchases. Butler, who is due for release in 2019, was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay $27.5 millionin restitution.)

Kevin Mitnick (America), who used social engineering and phone phreaking to get free long-distance calls and access to secret information, was sentenced to a year in prison, followed by three years’ probation, for hacking and stealing $1 million of software. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, possession of unauthorised devices and unauthorised access to a federal computer, and served a total of five years in prison.)

(Michael Calce (Canada), aka MafiaBoy, launched several high-profile denial-of-service attacks against companies like Yahoo, Amazon, Dell, eBay and CNN, reportedly causing losses of approximately $1.2 billion. At only 15 years old at the time of offence, the Montreal Youth Court sentenced him to eight months of ‘open custody’, a year of probation, restrictions on his Internet usage, and a small fine.)

(Matthew Hanley and Connor Allsopp (England) were sentenced to 12 months and eight months respectively for their involvement in the TalkTalk data breach in which they stole banking and sensitive information for over 150 000 customer accounts. The breach is estimated to have cost TalkTalk £77 million, including a record £400 000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office.)

(George Garofano (Connecticut) was behind the “Celebgate” phishing scheme in which he admitted to using a phishing scam to break into more than 250 iCloud accounts, including those belonging to Hollywood A-listers. He was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.)

https://www.itweb.co.za/content/WnxpEv4DVDBvV8XL

The list are too many to for me to mention on here, kindly visit the above site to view more.

I went on Twitter and I was amazed on how Nigerians were bashing each other trying to make it look like it’s a one region problem, some made it an Igbo problem.

It’s a Nigerian and a world problem, cyber crime unfortunately is one of the problems that come with the digital age.

As for Nigerians I totally agree with this Twitter user:

@cchukudabelu Just like you can’t get the Nigerian Police to stop taking bribes, you can’t stop any Nigerian who has decided to defraud people.

Unless you want to keep venting on social media till you die, you better find something else to do.

Meet an Igbo man…. part 2

By UBA ACHO

THE MAN WHO SAVED KANO

During the 1972 Cholera Epidemic in Kano, millions of lives were on the line. A man rose to the challenge and developed a World Health Organisation-approved Cholera Vaccine, which was used to combat the 1972 Kano Cholera Epidemic 😷, saving lives and generations. That man’s name is Professor Augustine Njoku Obi, an Igbo man.

Remember this was just two years after the unfortunate uncivil war, where same people from Kano were principal perpetrators of the Igbo genocide for three years.

One of the major sociocultural principles of Ndi Igbo is Ndukaku/Ndu Ka aku, Ndukuba/Ndu Ka Uba, Ndubuisi, Ezi aha Ka ego, Eziokwu bu Ndu. A fundamental Igbo man or woman and society never extols wealth and money over life, dignity and legacy. If you’re Igbo, wherever you are, don’t forget this 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾

Meet an Igbo Man

By UBA ACHO

Meet Chinedu Echerou, an Igbo man, born in Nigeria, schooled in Nigeria and Harvard. He invented HotSpot.com for 300US cities to find direction in Subway stations.

Apple bought his company for $1bn.

Chinedu has since returned to Nigeria to invest in Agriculture and African Food company.

Ndi Igbo are a great people, and like every great people, you find the Great, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

All those using their brain, intellect, hard and smart work to make black race, Africa, Nigeria and Ndi Igbo proud, Ofo ndu na Ofo Aku na Uba kam na agoro unu, na Eke, Orie, Afo and Nkwo ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

UK power cut: National Grid promises to learn lessons from

I have always wondered what it’s going to be like if there is a power failure in the UK. I woke up this morning to News of power failure in some parts of the UK.

It’s amazing how does part affected was on a stand still for some hours. I could imagine the panic,confusion and embarrassments.

National Grid has said it will “learn the lessons” after nearly one million people across England and Wales lost power on Friday.

The director of operations Duncan Burt told the press that its systems “worked well” after the “incredibly rare event” of two power stations disconnecting.

He said he did not believe that a cyber-attack or unpredictable wind power generation were to blame.

Regulator Ofgem said it could take enforcement action, including a fine, after train passengers were stranded, traffic lights failed to work and thousands of homes were plunged into darkness during the blackout.

The power outage happened at about 17:00 BST on Friday, National Grid said, with blackouts across the Midlands, the South East, South West, North West and north east of England, and Wales.

Industry experts said that a gas-fired power station at Little Barford, Bedfordshire, failed at 16.58, followed two minutes later by the Hornsea offshore wind farm disconnecting from the grid,power was restored by 18:30 BST.

This is the type of news our African/Nigerian leaders will refer us to anytime we cry about steady electricity supply.

You will hear people like Femi Adeshina say even in the UK there are power outage, you people will always complain.

Wailing wailers. 😂

Nigeriologists The Bane Of our Development

By Uba Acho

In 1999 the Nigerian military under Obasanjo/Atiku regime wiped off the entire village of Odi in Bayelsa state or reduced to state if nothingness. You said nothing and did nothing. Rather you tag them these Niger deltans, deal with them, they’re militants.

In 2016 the Nigeria military and police, shot and killed protesting IPOB members, some were buried in an unknown mass grave. You said nothing and did nothing. Rather called them miscreants, low lives, constituting nuisance, they should be crushed.

In 2018 the Nigerian military shot and killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims. You said nothing and did nothing. You tagged dangerous breed of Muslims, how dare they block the passing route of almighty Brutai, smoke them out.

Today in Lagos the Nigerian military and police are tear gassing and shooting at the #Revolution_Now protesters. You said nothing and doing nothing. Rather you’re taunting them, making jest and fun of them for daring.

We watched as they arrested and hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa.

We watched as they arrested, incarcerated and attempted killing Nnamdi Kanu.

We watched as they’ve just abducted Omoyele Sowore, now in incarceration. One day they will come for you or me, and we will have no one to speak or march for us.

Millions have become emergency experts on Nigeriology, armchair and social media experts on the best way to do it, the best way to get Nigeria and the system working. They know everything wrong with Nnamdi Kanu and his method, they know everything wrong with Swore and his strategy. But all they ever have to offer is theory, another theory and more and more theories from the comfort of the computers and homes, but can never raise a finger or move or muscle.

Anyone doing anything that doesn’t involve loss of lives to challenge and distort the status quo in Nigeria, to irritate the bourgeoisie political class to stimulate the sociopolitical and socioeconomic consciousness of the people will always have my support. I supported Nnamdi Kanu and his movement #IPOB, I’m supporting Omoyele Sowore and his #Revolution_Now movement.

In this struggle to get Nigeria and Africa working for the betterment of us all. If I’m not one of the players on the pitch facing the hard tackles and knocks, be sure I will be that ardent fan and supporter at the stands cheering the players on, for we are on same team.

Which side are you?

El-Zakzaki granted bail again by the court.

So after the Noise making that led to the unnecessary death of a young journalist, police DCP, and uncountable numbers of Shiites. EL-Zakzaky is still granted bail one more time.

While i was stating the obvious, some people accuse me of liking to argue and supporting a Muslim sect above the other.

You know what? The law is the law, it doesn’t not care about your emotions or sentiments black is alway black and white is always white no matter how you look at it.

Am I optimistic the government will release him on bail this time around? No

In fact I will be shocked if Buhari release this man. We all know it’s a religious war that Buhari is fighting and nothing to do with the National interest.

Related News: https://punchng.com/breaking-court-grants-el-zakzaky-permission-to-travel/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Should I give up my citizenship?

By Chukwuemeka Samuel Nwaiwu.

Should I give up one of my passport just for the love of country?

While Nigerians celebrates one of its own been made a junior minister Kemi Badenoch born in Wimbledon, UK, she was raised in Lagos Nigeria Before moving back to the UK at the age of 16.

Toni Chike Iwobi (born 26 April 1955), better known as Tony Iwobi, is an Italian politician for who was elected to the Lega Nord. Toni was elected to the Italian Senate in the 2018 general election.

Godson Chikama Onyekwere was born in Nigeria to an Igbo family from Umuahia, Abia State. He moved to Poland in 1993, and in 2001 became a Polish citizen. In 2008, he became a member of the Łódź City Council. In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran in the Polish parliamentary election. In 2010, he was re-elected for the City Council with 4736 votes, the second best result out of almost 800 candidates.

Ezeajughi, a native of Anambra State, Nigeria, was elected mayor on April 16, 2019, by the College of Councillors on Brent, London.

Meanwhile in Nigeria, The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal has nullified the election of a member of the House of Representatives, Ikengboju Gboluga.

section 66(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

The section states that, “No person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if: (a) subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, has made a declaration of allegiance to such a country.”

While the world is becoming a global village Nigeria is yet to tap into the trend of opening up its political space.

While researching I bumped into this article: https://thefirmaadvisory.com/new-blog/2018/7/18/does-dual-citizenship-disqualify-a-person-from-seeking-or-holding-elective-office-in-nigeria

Decision of Nigerian Court:

The question of dual citizenship and forfeiture of same has attracted judicial attention in Nigeria because of the Constitutional provisions. One of the most outstanding judicial authority on this matter is the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Dr. Willie Ogebide v. Mr. Arigbe Osula (2004) 12 NWLR Part 886 page 138 paras C-E where Onnoghen JCA (now JSC) in the same case opined in:

“… it is clear and I hereby hold that the acquisition of dual citizenship by a Nigerian per say is not a ground for disqualification for election to the National Assembly particularly where the Nigerian citizen is a citizen by birth. That is the clear meaning of the provisions in sections 66(1) and 28 of the 1999 constitution when taken together. The only Nigerian citizen disqualified by the said sections is one who is a citizen of Nigeria by either registration or naturalization who subsequently acquires the citizenship of another country in addition to his Nigerian citizenship…” (Bold for emphasis)

While leaders in Nigeria have constantly encouraged Nigerians in diaspora that they have a huge role as well as the huge potential in terms of national development. section 66 of the 1999 Constitution does not encourage people like me whole have lived abroad and have family abroad. How do I just drop everything I have worked for and move back to Nigeria just because I want to assist the nation politically?

I can understand that the writers based their thinking on National security and the possibility of espionage, where one can possibly be a work for another country he or she swore allegiance to.

The case of Ikengboju Gboluga is a case I will love to follow until the end.

Understand And Respect Nature

By Uba Acho.

Nature do not understand sin and forgiveness. Nature only understands balance & imbalance. Cut down the trees in your community and watch nature pay you visit with erosions, your air polluted and subsequent health issues that follow, and watch as some of your rare breed of animal 🦔 species go extinct.

Distort the balance in nature and it’s only natural that nature come hunting for you.

What Nollywood taught you to be Evil Forests, were actually hectares and acres of land designated by our ancestors to protect and preserve some natural habitats. Some special herbal and medicinal trees 🌳 and plants 🌱 were preserved and protected in such forest reserves. That’s why it’s mostly the native medical doctors #Dibia_Mgborogwu_Na_Mkpa_Akwukwo that Pay visits to such forests.

We cut down our trees for outdated form of electrification for electricity we don’t even have. We cut down our trees for so called community liberation that never came, we still wake up to face same hash realities of life everyday.

Maintain balance in nature, for we are part and parcel of nature.

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