This week, the most popular discussion on Nigerian social media is Yahoo Yahoo, also known as cybercrime or Internet fraud.
It all began last week when popular Nigerian musician Nairamarley posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime”. Roughly meaning that Nigerian cyber criminals are paying back our colonial masters for enslaving our forefathers.
Oh yes, I’m just as consfused as you. Anyway, check the post below.
— Israel Oladipupo O. (@LadiSpeaks) April 21, 2019
Well, he didn’t stop there. Watch the video below.
– ' Pray for internet fraudsters instead of criticizing them, so there will be free circulation of money in Nigeria ' – Naira Marley – @nairamarley
– Video credit : mrseptin911 pic.twitter.com/Ry5TDWCkd0
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) April 23, 2019
To crown it all, he accused popular singer Simi — who has openly condemned Yahoo Yahoo — of snubbing him at an industry event.
— thelionheart_t (@thelionheart_t) April 22, 2019
Do you think Naira Marley is right about is relationship between Yahoo and Slavery? pic.twitter.com/T5TCIVcNoq
— Olufemi Joseph (@Iamfemijoseph) April 23, 2019
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) April 23, 2019
— BlueprintAfric (@blueprintafric) April 23, 2019
All dis trending kmt..can y’all answer my question pls. Am I yahoo boy?
— Naira Marley (@nairamarley) April 23, 2019
Naira Marley Unleashes A Diss Song Directed At Simi And He Titles This One "Simi See Trouble Am I A Yahoo Boy"
.#blueprintafric #Africa #Blueprintafrictv #Entertainment #simi #nairamarley #yahoo #yahooboy pic.twitter.com/PEYzf1bpma
— BlueprintAfric (@blueprintafric) April 24, 2019
Many people seem to agree with Nairamarley
I have unfollowed Simi on Instagram and am ready to block anyone that says Yahoo is a crime 😎😎
Yahoo is a crime but you are begging yahoo boys for money? You are just a lazy criminal 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/rZcgumGk3U
— ShinaPeller Means Excellence 🇳🇬 (@Mikypool4u2c) April 25, 2019
Look y'all, I think we've lost this war on Yahoo Yahoo. I really do. pic.twitter.com/Cp38o05vZS
— Gboye (@mcgboye) April 26, 2019
Being a Yahoo boy is not a crime, you are simply collecting your fore fathers salary from their masters great great great great great grand children
— Ed.edgebeatz (@ededgebeatz1) April 9, 2019
Yahoo Yahoo is not a Crime
Yahoo is spiritual talent with Grace pic.twitter.com/mnsLWZpQCj
— Gitter Pikin (@46c8f2b8be90487) April 25, 2019
Yahoo yahoo is a crime… I don’t care how harsh the country is, it’s not an excuse to rob people of their hard earned money.
It’s not as if they even scam the politicians who are looting public funds…
That’s how 1 poor old woman lost her life savings.
It’s a shameful act!
— عم مبينة|Uncle Jay (@Jayjabz01) April 19, 2019
If your excuse for a crime does not hold up in a court of law then know its a very stupid one. Let Nairamarley or kilonje? keep talking shit about Yahoo and slavery. Dimwit. 🤦🏽♂️
— Ferdinand. (@Poltergeyst_) April 23, 2019
Olamide says he doesn't glorify yahoo yahoo but is hiding behind Naira Marley's boxers to mock Simi for preaching against it.. Your idol
— Nkemjika❁ (@CAN_Divine) April 23, 2019
This nairamarley guy is uncultured and properly dense. Just out here seeking unnecessary attention.
— Dolcezza🍬✨ (@Omolabake_G) April 22, 2019
Yahoo boys stay trying to equate themselves to robinhood 😂
Bitch you use your money to pay for sex and wear fake Gucci!
There's nothing noble in what you're doing! You are a thief!
— UDEME (@K7BILA) April 23, 2019
So @nairamarley Endorsed yahoo boys?I mean you support people swindling others for their hard earned money, oh God I pray this moment that anybody who supports Yahoo boys shall be duped of their entire life savings,the pain my family got from this yahoo boy will be nothing
— IzzyT (@am_islamiyyah) April 22, 2019
It is so shameful that cultists and yahoo boys are the ones controlling the Nigeria music industry. Everyone speaking against them, are being bullied. Tunde Ednut, Simi, Rugged Man 😏😏😏
— IDOWU🇳🇬🇫🇮 #cfc# 💯 (@teejaybaba) April 23, 2019
Stories of fraud victims
Everything in this country is meant to kill you, even in your old age. Thread.
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) April 24, 2019
It’s easy to say ‘It’s just Yahoo’ but I know a victim who committed suicide – Nigerian lady https://t.co/thEzGmFobZ
— Wuzup Naija (@WuzupNaija) April 25, 2019
Lol i've been a victim of internet fraud before and a lot of money was stolen from me. A lot. I remember being devastated and blaming myself for being so stupid but it wasn't my fault, i know that now. No matter how u want to twist and turn yahoo(internet fraud), it is stealing.
— Your crush (@Deolzz) April 24, 2019
— Naija Campus Gist (@NaijaCampus) April 24, 2019
Yahoo (Internet Fraud) Justification Saga:
👉No Reputable Company should give Naira Marley any endorsement
👉No law-abiding Nigerian should download or listen to Naira Marley's music
👉Let's Boycott Naira Marley's music shows
👉@officialEFCC take note.#NairaMarley #Tundeednut
— Seye Oyekunle (@seye_oyekunle) April 24, 2019
We need to keep speaking about Yahoo, not just Man U and Man City
Not just about Ambode or other politicians.
We need to do more than #WednesdayMotivation
This generation belongs to us. We need to keep speaking to keep it sane
Kudos to Simi Falz The Bahd Guy Ruggedman pic.twitter.com/IYgwVWLhT0
— Abraham Akomolafe (@akomolafetobi) April 24, 2019
I hope yahoo boys start getting disgraced in “real” public not just on online streets.
— Abike (@Jollz) April 26, 2019
Take yahoo yahoo off the street without providing jobs meins crime rates will hit the ceiling. I’d rather have these boys scam whites than rob us.
My own celestial thinking pic.twitter.com/sGQyUGPvH5
— P O R C E L A I N (@Yurickane) April 23, 2019
Read more reactions here. Read on for more trending topics on social media this week.
Chris Ngige has a message for Nigerian doctors
On Wednesday, speaking on the brain drain in the Nigerian medical sector on Channels TV, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said he’s not worried because the country has enough doctors. Watch the video below.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) April 24, 2019
Nigeria's Minister of Labour & Employment who happens to be a medical doctor as well, Chris Ngige is not worried about the brain-drain in the medical sector.
He says when there is surplus, you export!
— Slay-Papa O. (@TweetAtAustin) April 24, 2019
Chris Ngige doesn't think there's a problem with doctors leaving Nigeria.
Doesn't think there's a brain drain, & would rather see doctors remit money back to Nigeria than to actually address the cause of their exit.
Another useless minister.
— 'jibolayemi (@Chexfactor) April 24, 2019
How Chris Ngige- one of the most respected governors in S.East Nigeria suddenly became a source of riducle in this govt has to be the single biggest mystery of governance!
From saying minumum wage is enough for a family of 4…. now doctors can leave Nigeria (Surplus doctors)
— the Morris Monye factor (@monye_morris) April 24, 2019
Fix what needs to be fixed n stop forming savagery. Your best brains r leaving the country because they cannot thrieve here due to d harsh economic conditions your government has presented them with. Chris Ngige u need to be worried.
— Ani (@Anie_billions) April 24, 2019
CHRIS NGIGE: I’m worried Nigeria have surplus Doctors, in-fact they are free to leave to ease where.
ME: why won’t he ask our able doctors to leave their fathers land when already APC and Buhari knows they’re incapable to build health facilities.
APC is a disaster period😭
— Its_me_Tracy❤️💋💄 (@Tracy_SlayQueen) April 24, 2019
There are about 70,000 registered Doctors in Nigeria. More than 35,000 of them are not practicing in Nigeria.They have left the country. This is from the minister of health himself.
We have an emergency situation in our hands and the utterances of Chris Ngige is an embarrassment
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) April 24, 2019
We were abusing @fkeyamo because of foolish comments, now see Chris Ngige…
He is even a doctor!!! pic.twitter.com/nRcGlKkhHA
— Timilehin Rapheal Omo – Olusola™❁ (@El_PrisciTO) April 24, 2019
Chris Ngige why 😭😭 how can we talk about building Nigeria and our best hands are outside Naija. How I take enter this country sef?? pic.twitter.com/qMIxx7gXyL
— coolest guy (@coolestguy2891) April 24, 2019
If I was the President, In a statement I would debunk what Chris Ngige said about Doctors leaving the Country, and then reassure Doctors of my immense support. I will therefore make the Country conducive for Doctors to thrive.
— Sally (@is_salsu) April 26, 2019
When Chris Ngige said that Nigeria have surplus doctors, this is what he meant 😁 pic.twitter.com/PhoYXGEUuj
— Filet (@filet__) April 26, 2019
Read more here.
Kenya’s Evans Kidero arrested, again
Evans Kidero, former governor of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, was arrested today alongside former Chief of Staff George Wainaina and former Councillor Paul Matunga.
The arrests come following investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over irregular payment of Sh68 million (about $671,000) by the Nairobi City County government to a law firm.
Apprently, this isn’t the first time the EACC is arresting the former governor for corruption charges.
Evans Kidero arrested over Sh68m paid to law firm
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) April 26, 2019
EACC and DPP wants Kenyans to believe the tale that Evans Kidero authorized the defence of a fictitious case in 2010 and payment of fees to the Advocate on 13.6.2011. All these before he was elected Governor Nairobi County in March, 2013? Someone is playing games with our taxes! pic.twitter.com/wKOD7j3NDx
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) April 26, 2019
DPP Noordin Hajji directs arrest of former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero and 16others over Irregular Payment by Nairobi City County of 68,000,000 to a Nairobi Lawyer. #Kidero pic.twitter.com/xA522fQWtV
— Radio Jangwani 106.3 (@Jangwani106) April 26, 2019
Why is it that Evans Kidero is the only EX Governor under the spotlight every now and then..someone somewhere is after him
— Franky🤫 (@mburu_254) April 26, 2019
I was there in 2017 when Dr. @MigunaMiguna consistently rubbed in on our face how Dr.Evans Kidero and his Chief of Staff ,Wainaina have plundered Nairobi County..but all in our zombified brains, we ignored him as a passing cloud. Now,Chickens are on their way home to roost.
— Migire Migire (@MigireMigire) April 26, 2019
What else is new?
"Evans Kidero" The sole purpose is to have him spend the weekend behind bar's n give githeri media a field day on how the war on graft is unstoppable n big fish spends weekend cooling his heels behind bar's. Short term outcomes just like a drop in the ocean or a storm in a teacup
— Tijey (@Tijey5) April 26, 2019
You know the fight against corruption is a fallacy when.
1. Evans Kidero is arrested every month
2. Arrest are done on Fridays
3. Noordin Haji issues press statements instead of pressing charges
4. "other" suspects are sought
5. Money "lost" is quickly counted and rounded off. pic.twitter.com/0wpV8AfVaY
— Yawa Jomoko (@yawajomoko) April 26, 2019
"Evans Kidero" being arrested isn't breaking news anymore.headlines should be 'in this months episode of Kidero's arrest….'
— absolom macharia (@absolohazard1) April 26, 2019
Following the arrest and released of Evans Kidero is like watching a football game more than ten times. No difference, no emotions just same results. Arrest on Friday, Noordin Haji issue a press statement, other culprits yet to be arrested and Kidero released on Monday
— Obwoge Justus (@PrinceObwoge) April 26, 2019
Every damn time!!
EACC: You're going to jail
Evans Kidero: pic.twitter.com/X0ClcdclCL
— Clinton Chogo (@itschogo) April 26, 2019
You will all know that an arrest is a scam when its done on a Friday.
This is how Dr Evans Kidero will be smilling on Monday. pic.twitter.com/9UR4QlsJ24
— President Elisha (@wera_elisha) April 26, 2019
Everytime Evans Kidero is arrested he is always sharp ready in a suit… pic.twitter.com/9YEhE5KhSo
— Brianghary (@brianghary) April 26, 2019
Evans Kidero and being arrested all the time pic.twitter.com/IeZ0EsM8rk
— ___Glitch (@BorNNy_En) April 26, 2019
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