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The Nigerian Youth: Struggling in A Society That Is Gradually Supporting Yahoo Boys



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A few days
ago, Noble Igwe was trending on Twitter simply because he called out possible
locations where internet fraudsters usually stay and while going through the comments
on twitter, a sane person would understand that our society is becoming
hypocritical when it comes to judging our corrupt politicians and internet
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Online Businesses Being Misinterpreted as Fraud

As a
student of the University of Port Harcourt, I get to meet a lot of people in
school daily while I work with my laptop in class and once they spot some
Google AdSense earnings, they actually begin to think I’m into internet fraud
and start asking me for the latest “format”. I politely respond that I am a
digital marketer and a blogger. It’s quite appalling and despicable that a
young person will sit down and gradually plan how to steal from someone. 

The “Nigerian Factor”

I’m a
youth, I understand that the Nigerian society doesn’t favor anybody unless you
have connections, you were born with a silver spoon or God just helps you.
Nigerian youths should step up their game. 
Young people all over the world are making their mark despite how the
society treats them. In Nigeria what do we have. A bunch of scammers. How many
people have lost jobs with foreign clients simply because they have the tag
“Nigeria” on their nationality?
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I sat down
to discuss with a group of friends and asked them what they thought about the
“yahoo” trend that has taken the minds of young people in the Nigerian society.
The reply I got was mind blowing and left me shocked for minutes. According to
him, these internet fraudsters are bringing back the money the whites allegedly
stole from us. My question is which money was stolen? Is it the same money that
politicians are laundering and sending to foreign countries?

I was very
disappointed and I had to walk out of the scene. Unfortunately, he is not the
only person with that mindset.  The idea
of working online and online business is being misinterpreted everyday as
internet fraud. Every young guy wants to drive the latest G-Wagon and use the
latest iPhone and the only means they resort to is scamming people because
those that they have seen doing it seem to be successful.

How Our Society Has Changed

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Greed has
changed our society. People cry foul about our politicians being corrupt while
in their own homes corruption is a lifestyle and when someone comes out to say
something about it, they openly accuse the person of being a snitch.

An armed
robber is a thief armed with a gun, a yahoo boy is a thief armed with a Laptop.
There is no difference. Both of them illegally take what is not theirs with a
weapon. I wish young people can understand that everyone is moving at their own
speed and life isn’t an exam. You aren’t competing with anybody else but
yourself. Why should you go and ruin someone’s life and expect to live a happy

Let us call
a spade a spade. We should stop supporting evil.

What Lies Ahead for The Nigerian Youth

this common belief among young people – snitches get stitches. It’s quite
wrong. Once people see something evil and wrong they should stop supporting it.
A couple of entertainers have been bashed continuously because they openly
spoke out about this evil norm destroying our society. Why give a criminal
chieftaincy titles? Why support a fraudster because he’s your friend or he
gives you money?

Nigerian society is quickly losing its values and something has to be done to
make sure that the younger generation does not join the bandwagon.

Disclaimer- The Images used in this publication are mere representations and does not in any way refer to any of the individuals displayed in the pictures as “Yahoo” Boys.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]


Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion



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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

Google Stadia

This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

Google Stadia Controller

Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

Google Stadia Reader Opinion

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.

Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

Google Stadia Reader Opinion – Join The Conversation

Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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Checkout The Xiaomi Fast Charge Tech That Charges A Phone Full In 17 Minutes



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The new Xiaomi Fast Charge Technology looks to eliminate one major problem we all face daily and that is slow charging.

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At the moment, Oppo’s SuperVOOC is the fastest wired charger with its 50W speeds at 10V/5A, but Xiaomi is coming up something crazier and different that can charge a dead battery to 100% in just 17 minutes.

Here is a video posted by Xiaomi’s brand president Lin Bin, it shows a phone with 4000mAh battery charged fully in just 17 minutes.

Xiaomi has compared this to OPPO’s 50W (10V/5A) Super VOOC Charging that charges 3700mAh battery up to 65% in 17 minutes.

This was introduced as the world’s fastest smartphone charging tech that can charge the phone up to 92% in 30 minutes.

For comparison, Huawei’s upcoming 55W Super Charge fast charging technology for the Mate X’s 4500mAh battery will need just 35min to fully charge the device.

Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo technology is currently in testing stage and will take some time to reach the market… it will be announce few hours from now at an event.

An interesting move I must say, I feel this is a good innovation. I hope other companies adopt this technology quickly

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