Another end of the week, another set of Twitter trends. Since today is Sunday, let us say a little prayer-may almighty God permit us to see more weekdays and weekends! Amin!
Of course, you already know, there is never a dull moment on Nigerian Twitter. Without further ado, here are the hot trends for last week!
Nigerians got more insights into the fraudulent activities of Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Hushpuppi after the Dubai police released footage confirming his arrest. He was arrested alongside 11 others. Among them was Olalekan Ponle, aka Woodberry. Hushpuppi and his gang committed fraud amounting to 1.6 billion dirhams (N168bn). Police seized items worth more than 150 million Dirhams from the gang after taking possession of 21 personal computers, 47 smartphones, 15 flash drives, and 5 hard disks. The Dubai police also disclosed that 1, 926, 400 victims were allegedly scammed by Hushpuppi and his gang.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 25, 2020
I hate you people pic.twitter.com/tgeDqNLhfB
— YabaLeftOnline Media (@yabaleftonline) June 25, 2020
Still related to Hushpuppi, a video emerged during the week showing Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, having dinner with the internet fraudster. In the video, Hushpuppi claimed he pays his driver 700k and his cleaner 250k. Daddy Freeze remarked in the video “Instead of make you beg Hushpuppi make him use your papa do driver…Nigerians did not spare Daddy Freeze as they dragged the radio presenter who is popular for slamming pastors whom he accused of preying on common Nigerians who fund their lifestyle through tithes.
Hushpuppi saying his driver collects more money a month than a local government chairman in Nigeria. His driver on 700k/month & cleaner 250k/month. Daddy Freeze giggling happily 😂 pic.twitter.com/ko56jUUxNy
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) June 25, 2020
If it is to abuse RCCG and Winners Chapel, Daddy Freeze would have been everywhere today dancing and singing like Dino Melaye. Today, he is silent. Not even a simple condemnation of fraud.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 25, 2020
Again fraud-related- 6 Nigerians were declared wanted by the American Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for their involvement in business email compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 million in losses. The Nigerians are: Richard Izuchuckwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpor, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, Nnamdi Orson Benson, and Michael Olorunyomi. What perhaps angered Nigerians was that Nigerians on the list were used has fraud poster boys despite the fact that there are 6 Russians, 20 Chinese, and 37 men of Arabic descent. If you are involved in internet fraud, please STOP!
I checked this list, there are 39 men of Arab origin, 16 Russians, 20 Chinese/Southeast Asian guys, and just 6 Nigerians.
But guess who FBI chose as the poster boys for this crime? The 6 Nigerians.
What "-ism" is this? https://t.co/VSDvG8ECDS
— Mayowa (@Mayoveli) June 27, 2020
Some Nigerians appear not to be happy with DSTV as they demanded the digital TV network to introduce Pay AS YOU GO (PAYG) or PAY PER VIEW in Nigeria. A user with the handle @Morris_Monye called out DSTV on this.
From this day, I have decided not to pay any DSTV subscription again till they start a pay-per-view option.
I urge you to join me too…
If your problem is football, there are various streaming apps you can watch from.
Enough is enough!
— the Morris Monye factor (@Morris_Monye) June 27, 2020
– An average American spends over $2,600 a yr on cable TV.
– The cost of tv sub in the UK cost up to £960 per yr
Dstv premium package in Ghana cost about ghs4,080
But Nigerians think paying ₦15,800 per month for premium package is cheating.
Poverty is the problem not DStv!!!
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) June 27, 2020
Access Bank would be wondering what hit them this weekend as Nigerians dragged the bank that recently acquired Diamond Bank. They accused Access Bank of indiscriminate deduction of stamp duty.
— Taiwo Olabode (@pizzle001) June 28, 2020
A rare picture showing Access Bank customers in front of the bank on Monday Morning. pic.twitter.com/JAgQK2SohX
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) June 27, 2020
N-Power, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at lifting Nigerians out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support, has finally opened for applications. Have you applied? If you not, find details on how to apply here.
Dear Intending N-Power 2020 Applicants,
Here is how to prepare for the N-Power application.
1. Portal opens 11.45pm, June 26th, 2020.
2. Application is FREE. Do NOT pay anyone to apply on the N-Power portal.
3. Get a printout or accurate details of your BVN.#NPowerNG pic.twitter.com/q9enxbvzCP
— N-Power (@npower_ng) June 25, 2020
— S-T-E-V-E-N (@danjumbosteven) June 26, 2020
Welcome to Manchester United
Last week, DJ Cuppy omo Ote$ cried and announced that she was dumping Arsenal. Now she has disclosed that her new club is Manchester United. So DJ Cuppy Welcome to Manchester United.
Welcome aboard 😁
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 27, 2020
— BlackMonkey (@Bash_Borlarh) June 27, 2020
Ajibola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo State died from coronavirus complications this week. There were rumours on social media that he had died much more earlier. RIP Sir.
I was so sorry to hear the news of the passing away of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi which sad event took place earlier today. pic.twitter.com/8t5yYotGhx
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) June 25, 2020
— Olufemi Ajayi (@femmy_18) June 28, 2020
On a lighter note, Online Comic act, Mr Macaromi featured Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo in one of his skit. Ogogo was looking fresh as ever.
My Inspector-General in-law 🤣🤣😩🙆🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/Aji8C7XANp
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) June 28, 2020
Gives me great joy to see that the legendary Ogogo is trending on here. Top notch performance! Same with Prince Jide Kosoko about some weeks ago. They and many others inspired us while growing up and even till now. Privileged to have worked with them.
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) June 28, 2020
Have a great week ahead…Be happy, work hard, and avoid Internet fraud.
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