Mourinho Says Ibrahimovic Could Retire At United

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Mourinho has hinted at Zlatan Ibrahimovic spending the remainder of his career with United, since he got him on free transfer from Paris.

The former Sweden international has already been a big hit with the Old Trafford, scoring 16 times in 25 matches.

Ibrahimovic had been linked with leaving England for either the USA or China, before picking United.

He said, as quoted by Sky Sports: “I’m really happy for him. Maybe some people thought he was a top scorer but not anymore at 35 years old. But for him, 35 is the same as 25, Ligue 1 is the same as the Premier League.

“He scores goals, he plays well and I’m really happy for him because he will end his career on a high, which is amazing. He’s not ending his career in America or in China, he’s ending his career at the top of the top.

“I’m really pleased with him. His record is good and he can improve. With no penalties, which is amazing too because normally the other guys that are top scorers around the world, they score a lot of penalties. He has had one penalty in 17 Premier League matches so I couldn’t be happier.”

Mourinho also suggested that he thinks Ibrahimovic is a better player now than when he previously managed the Swede.

The former Chelsea boss won the Serie A title with Ibrahimovic at Inter in 2009 although says he prefers the player he is coaching now at Manchester United.

He told SFR Sport: “What he does is phenomenal. He is not just about goals, he is about the passion he brings to training sessions.

“With me, I keep saying that I had him when he was 25, 26 years old, maybe 27. Now I have him in the last period of his career and I prefer this player.”

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Naira May Succumb To N500/Dollar From Next Week

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There are strong indications that the naira may further succumb to the 500 mark to the United States dollar at the parallel market as from next week as the greenback scarcity persists.

This is coming after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had cut supply to foreign exchange operators.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To A New Record Low Against Dollar As CBN Prepares To Eliminate Parallel Market

The local currency was trading around N495 to the dollar on the black market on Thursday, compared to 485 per dollar last week due to dollar shortages.

The naira was quoted at 310.5 to the dollar on the official interbank window on Thursday by commercial lenders.

A trader said: “There is an acute shortage of dollars in the market because of supply being slashed by half to Bureau de Change operators from international money transfer agents, pushing the naira down.”

It was learnt that the BDC operators are now getting $8,000 each per week from Travelex against the usual $15,000 each per week.

READ ALSO: CBN On The Verge To Eliminate Forex Black Market

The naira had tumbled against the dollar to 490 on Monday from 487 last Friday, as acute shortage of the greenback continued to batter the economy and the country’s foreign exchange markets.

Before falling to 487 last Friday, the local currency had consecutively closed flat at 485 for four days in the previous week.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To All-Time Low Of N490 Per Dollar As Christmas Draws Near

The severe shortage of the dollar has put the naira under persistent pressure at both the official and parallel forex markets.

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President Buhari Issues ‘Warm’ Christmas Message To Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, in a warm Christmas message to Nigerians, said the immediate priority of his administration was to alleviate poverty in the country.

While asking Nigerians to keep hope alive, the President also appealed to them to continue to pray for the country for it to overcome its current challenges.

The message read:

Dear Compatriots,

I heartily rejoice with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, I believe that it is very appropriate for us to reflect on the love of God aptly espoused in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

During his earthly sojourn, Jesus Christ repeatedly reminded his disciples and followers of peace that comes in the midst of trials and tribulations on earth.

There is no better time than now in our nation’s history to pray for divine guidance to get over our current challenges.

We can have peace in Nigeria if we all learn to tolerate and appreciate one another, respect constituted authority; and be our brothers’ keepers in word and deed.

During this period, we should remember to offer special prayers to God for all our heroic citizens who paid the supreme price to restore peace and security in the North East and other flash points in the country. Let us also remember in our prayers the security forces in the frontline in the continuing battle to rid our nation of terrorism and violence.

We must not forget the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in our midst and those who have suffered untold hardship as a result of activities of insurgents and terrorists.

Our immediate priority is to alleviate the poverty of Nigerians by quickly stimulating the economy. I assure Nigerians that our government is doing its best to make life easier for all.

Let us therefore, renew our hope in the God-ordained unity, progress and prosperity of our great nation.

I wish all travellers safe movements and a memorable holiday as we celebrate with our family and friends.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

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NYSC Reacts To Abduction Of Corps Member

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The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) wishes to inform the general public that the Scheme is aware of the abduction of a Corps member, Grace Oghene Edegware.

Grace, who hails from Delta state and deployed to Lagos State for national service, is reported to have been abducted along with three other passengers in Kwali Area Council of the FCT while traveling on Wednesday.

Management wishes to inform the public that NYSC is already liaising with the police, towards rescuing the Corps member and reuniting her with her family, friends and colleagues.

We appeal to well meaning Nigerians, who have information that can facilitate her rescue, to kindly avail the police and the NYSC of such information.

We stand in solidarity with her family, and pray for Almighty God’s intervention in this trying moment.

Management

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p class=”align-left”>However, it has been gathered that the kidnappers – suspected to be fulani herdsmen – have demanded N15m ransom from family of the victims.

READ ALSO: 2016 Batch B Stream II To Commence Orientation In January 2017 – NYSC

While they demanded N5m from the family of the two sisters, the kidnappers demanded N10m from the father of Grace Oghene Edegware, a graduate of Accountancy from Delta state Polytechnic, Ozoro, who was deployed by NYSC to Lagos state.

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WHO Endorses Ebola Vaccine “rVSV-ZEBOV”

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An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) that co-funded the study. 

According to results published on Friday in The Lancet, the vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year.

READ MORE: SHOCKING! Man Dies Aboard Arik Air’s Flight From Owerri To Lagos

Read below as published on the website of WHO:

The vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, was studied in a trial involving 11 841 people in Guinea during 2015. Among the 5837 people who received the vaccine, no Ebola cases were recorded 10 days or more after vaccination. In comparison, there were 23 cases 10 days or more after vaccination among those who did not receive the vaccine.

The trial was led by WHO, together with Guinea’s Ministry of Health, Medecins sans Frontieres and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, in collaboration with other international partners.

“While these compelling results come too late for those who lost their lives during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, they show that when the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless,” said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation, and the study’s lead author.

The vaccine’s manufacturer, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, this year received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the United States Food and Drug Administration and PRIME status from the European Medicines Agency, enabling faster regulatory review of the vaccine once it is submitted.

Since Ebola virus was first identified in 1976, sporadic outbreaks have been reported in Africa. But the 2013–2016 West African Ebola outbreak, which resulted in more than 11 300 deaths, highlighted the need for a vaccine.

The trial took place in the coastal region of Basse-Guinée, the area of Guinea still experiencing new Ebola cases when the trial started in 2015. The trial used an innovative design, a so-called “ring vaccination” approach – the same method used to eradicate small pox.

When a new Ebola case was diagnosed, the research team traced all people who may have been in contact with that case within the previous 3 weeks, such as people who lived in the same household, were visited by the patient, or were in close contact with the patient, their clothes or linen, as well as certain “contacts of contacts”. A total of 117 clusters (or “rings”) were identified, each made up of an average of 80 people.

Initially, rings were randomised to receive the vaccine either immediately or after a 3-week delay, and only adults over 18 years were offered the vaccine. After interim results were published showing the vaccine’s efficacy, all rings were offered the vaccine immediately and the trial was also opened to children older than 6 years.

In addition to showing high efficacy among those vaccinated, the trial also shows that unvaccinated people in the rings were indirectly protected from Ebola virus through the ring vaccination approach (so called “herd immunity”). However, the authors note that the trial was not designed to measure this effect, so more research will be needed.

“Ebola left a devastating legacy in our country. We are proud that we have been able to contribute to developing a vaccine that will prevent other nations from enduring what we endured,” said Dr KeÏta Sakoba, Coordinator of the Ebola Response and Director of the National Agency for Health Security in Guinea.

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#360EndOfYearReview: 5 Most Disappointing Albums Of The Year

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This year quite a few albums were released with some of the artists going all out and some going all average while some just came through completely flat.

You might think differently but from Oritsefemi to Reekado Banks, who else made the 5 most disappointing albums of the year?

Here are our top 5 picks.

  1. Spotlight- Reekado Banks

It is no surprise that Spotlight isn’t quite the sum of its parts. Aside from Tiwa Savage’s R.E.D album, one would have to go back to the hey days of The Entertainer (D’banj) and Mushin 2 Mo’Hits (Wande Coal) to find stellar albums overseen by Don Jazzy. For an artiste who hasn’t exactly been churning out the hit singles in their numbers and with plenty still to prove, this record should have been dynamite. It isn’t. Far from. Don Jazzy will always be fine but he doesn’t do this particular ‘’child’’ many favours here. READ Album Review: Reekado Banks – Spotlight

  1. YAGI- Lil Kesh

Lil Kesh YAGI Album Review

The title of YAGI states its intentions clearly and Lil Kish does not depart from it at all. He puffs and boasts and brags and tires himself all too soon, preaching the gospel of his young and fabulous life. What you see is exactly what you get and Y.A.G.I plays like the fun, cool, imperfect vanity project you knew it would be. Olamide has put out similar stuff in the past but Kesh packs enough heat to redo the material without sounding like a clone of the original YBNL. READ Album Review: Lil Kesh Is Young and Getting It

  1. Authentic- J Martins
Album Review: J Martins' Authentic Struggles to Stand Out

Album Review: J Martins’ Authentic Struggles to Stand Out

Still, you cannot fault a guy for trying. The bulk of Authentic is in keeping with J Martins’ highlife origins. Up tempo sounds and cheesy, at times incoherent lyrics mix with passable production bonafides to make for a disc that is only occasionally exciting and tries not to overstay its welcome. When he is stuck, he makes another song with pal DJ Arafat, hoping the Ivory Coast singer will hold our attention. Sometimes he does, other times he doesn’t. Still the hustle continues. We understand it. Doesn’t mean we have to embrace it. READ Album Review: J Martins’ Authentic Struggles to Stand Out

  1. Corporate Miscreant- Oritsefemi

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Oritsefemi returns this year with another dud titled Corporate Miscreant. As albums go, this one is many notches higher than his last offering, the atrocious Money Stops Nonsense and the improvement in quality of his output is commendable. But he is still quite a few steps removed from delivering a decent effort. Corporate Miscreant has its highlights but for the most part it is clunky, screechy, awash with too much autotune plus too little direction, and definitely overstays its welcome.

  1. W.E.E.D- Solid Star

The problem with W.E.E.D is the problem with Solid Star and artistes of his ilk. They are in it strictly for commercial reasons and will try whatever sound is resonating with the people. There is nothing wrong with wanting to make money and seeking attract a wide audience but a little character wouldn’t hurt. Even after 23 songs, Solid Star is still as blank as he’s been since he first arrived. Nothing new to see here. Read Album Review: Solid Star – W.E.E.D

Also read #360EndOfTheYearReview: Pana, Mama, Pick Up… Peep the 10 Biggest Songs Of The Year

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I Hope Other Governors Can Emulate Fayose – Pastor Adeboye

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has admonished other state governors in Nigeria to emulate their Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in standing up for and protecting the interest of their people.

This he said on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti at the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi 111.

READ ALSO: Governor Fayose Goes Prophetic, Releases 22 New Predictions For Nigeria In 2017

The prominent clergy man, who stated this before attending a crusade at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, described Governor Fayose as a great defender of his people and their cause.

Pastor Adeboye also commended Fayose for taking great risks to defend and protect the interests of his people.

His words: ”Your Excellency, we thank God for your life, courage, boldness and being willing to take the risk so that your people can be protected and I know you know what I am talking about.

“You can be sure that we are praying for you and you will succeed.‎ I hope other governors will stand for their people like you and defend their people and say enough is enough‎.”

Adeboye, who prayed for the restoration of the lost glory of Ekiti, also commended Oba Adejugbe for leading his people in the way of the Lord.

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War Against Boko Haram: Army Chief Buratai Lauds Nigerian Soldiers For Their Bravery

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The Chief of Army staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has lauded the efforts and sacrifices of the gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army currently engaged in the war against Boko Haram insurgency in the North East and other parts of the country.

READ ALSO: Army Alerts Nigerians To Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

The Chief of Army staff gave the commendation in a Christmas and New Year message issued to the personnel.

The statement read: “I congratulate you for your bravery, doggedness and loyalty in these endeavours. I want to urge you all to maintain the momentum and remain steadfast as we continue to professionally and responsively carryout our constitutional roles.

“On my part, I will continue to ensure that troops’ welfare and that of their families, remains my utmost priority.

“Let me reassure you of the Federal Government’s commitment to providing the Nigerian Army with the requisite support for us to perform our duties.

“The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, has pledged his total support to the Armed Forces to bring all ongoing operations to an end in favour of our dear country.

“This festive season heralds peace as well as a time for merriment, sober reflection and introspection. I enjoin us all to continue to pray to the Almighty God for the repose of the souls of our fallen comrades and the wellbeing of the families of our brave fallen heroes,” the army said.

While thanking the officers and men for the good job they had done in 2016, he said they should look forward to “making greater progress in 2017.”

“I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

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The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (2)

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The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (2), By Sunday Adelaja

Yinka Odeyemi – Number 2 MMM Promoter In Nigeria

READ MORE HERE: The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (1)

It is clear that Mr. Yinka Odeyemi has been brainwashed by his leader, because he just keeps repeating the same things that his leader told him. It is also easy, from his words, to see that greed is his main purpose for joining this organisation. Now he has become an instrument of lies and deceptions, telling people they will come out of poverty when they are taking their money away, even though they give them immediate gratification. This is another reason why scams like MMM must be rigorously fought against. He refuses to tell the truth about the end result of such schemes.

This article was written by Sunday Adelaja. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Yinka Odeyemi – Number 2 MMM Promoter In Nigeria

Yinka Odeyemi is the Number 2 MMM Promoter In Nigeria

Even though questions were asked of him on how long the MMM in Nigeria would last, his answer reveals the fact that he and the other promoters know what they are doing, and that MMM will crash, with the millions of people involved losing their money. Mr. Yinka Odeyemi did not deny that the scheme would crash, but he was only busy telling people to postpone their hell for a later date, instead of helping them avoid it.

READ ALSO: Before MMM, Nigerians Were Already Greedy And Vulnerable

Mr. Yinka Odeyemi has talked himself into prosecution as well, by any legal standard. He was asking more people to bring in money so that they don’t lose their money at that point when it was just a small amount, but that they should get as many as possible, so that when it crashes, they would have not just brought from their family, but from their teachers, friends, neighbours, etc. creating an even greater tragedy. He confessed to teaching people the so-called ideology of MMM, which is the ideology of fraud, deceit and false hope.

It is a pity that these young Nigerians are so gullible and ignorant that they go on the internet and upload a video of themselves, hoping that they will not be prosecuted. But we all know that evil which goes unpunished only multiplies itself. That is why I call on EFCC to find a way of questioning people like Mr. Yinka Odeyemi.

On one hand, they are telling people they want to help them, but on the other hand, they are telling them there is no guarantee, while taking their money. So if there is no guarantee on the return of money, is that not a scam? What they do not know is that Mr. Mavrodi came up with the idea, which he had already been convicted for earlier. After he got out of prison, he came up with the trick of warning the participants from the outset that he was not to blame if they lost their money, thereby placing all the responsibility on the participants.

It is a pity that these young Nigerians are using grammar and big words like ideology, network, distribution, etc. to confuse the ignorant masses. Listening to them, I sometimes think they themselves are confused, and are ignorantly bringing more confusion to the already ignorant masses.

READ ALSO: MMM: Nigerians Are Not Greedy, Merely Desperate

Mr. Yinka Odeyemi and others admit to being the masterminds of recruiting innocent Nigerians into the MMM scam. He and his team must become the scapegoats to prevent future occurrences. From their words, they are already qualified for lengthy jail terms.

Yinka Odeyemi, in this video, gave his job description as one convincing people about trust and patience. Even now that the company is on the verge of collapse, it is because of the activities of people like him that gullible participants hold on to false hope of thinking that they only need to have patience until the company resumes again in January. This is a result of his brainwashing them with false propaganda on trust and patience.

Please pay attention to the fact that I am not making all these conclusions and observations out of the blue, but taking their words and commenting on them.

“The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.” – Proverbs 28:22

Owolabi Temitope – Number 3 MMM Promoter In Nigeria

Mr. Owolabi Temitope is another promoter that tried to mix up unrelated information to confuse the unsuspecting public. He likened their activities in MMM to crowd funding. For anyone who knows what crowd funding is, it is clear that this is just a way to make their fraud look legitimate. Crowd funding is actually legitimate and a different way of support, which is through donation, without any expected returns or percentages. But in the case of MMM, it is what it is – a scam. So presenting MMM as crowd funding is like calling the colour black, white, and white, black. It is an intentional misinformation to gain people’s trust.

Moreover, Mr. Owolabi Temitope describes exactly what they’re doing, that they are not having any production process in place. He confesses that they only pay people with the money that new people bring in, which is the standard definition of a Ponzi scheme.So these people are using the ignorance of the Nigerian populace to sell their fraudulent activities, because most people don’t even know what a Ponzi scheme and pyramid is. Those who don’t have that information are unsuspecting, only believing what they are told. That is what makes this very dangerous.

READ ALSO: Why Every Nigerian Must Know About MMM (1)

Mr. Owolabi Temitope admits that he is one of those who trains the so-called guiders to mislead the public, making them to part ways with their money. On the other hand, they try to secure themselves by saying there is no guarantee, after they have brought in their money. What they are trying to say is, we have the right to run away with your money without you having any right to ask for it back, since we have warned you earlier that there is no guarantee.

As I have said earlier, this kind of scheme thrives off people’s trust, as Mr. Owolabi Temitope confirmed that this scheme works through people’s referral to their family members and friends. They abuse the trust of people, taking advantage of the unsuspecting customers.

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” – Proverbs 13:11

Ola Favored – Public Relations Personnel

From the video presentation, Ms. Ola Favored only acted as the moderator, but she also wore an MMM t-shirt, meaning she is part of the system. The dangerous thing about her position is that she knows about the alarms and the red flags, but she refused to believe the facts in her hands. She rather foolishly followed those she trusted. Though there were no satisfactory answers given to the questions she asked, yet she went with the ride. She had made up her mind to believe the lies and follow her friends. Moreover, she made herself available as the face of deception of the masses in the interest of her company, MMM. There is no doubt that she too will have some questions to answer from the EFCC operatives.

Nemesis Will Come Calling

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny.” – Frederick William Robertson

I know that EFCC and other security agencies in the country might be unwilling to get themselves involved in this tragedy, because there are so many other cases to deal with in Nigeria. I however, believe that this type of scam is more dangerous to the very fundamentals of the society than some of the cases that they are taking to be their priority. If there will be no prosecution and punishment for this crime, then we are giving a carte blanche for similar offences in the future.

READ ALSO:‘MMM Is A Fraud, Don’t Patronize It’ – CBN Warns Nigerians

The interesting thing though about this kind of crime is that the fugitives will not escape justice. Even if Nigerian law enforcement agencies will not prosecute them, nemesis will catch up with them. First of all, they have gotten so many people involved who are on the verge of losing their money or have lost their money that it will rather be God’s favour if they are locked up in EFCC. That would be their best case scenario.

The alternative is that in a country like ours where jungle justice is celebrated, these so-called MMM promoters will need some extra deliverance sessions on their various prayer mountains. Otherwise, we all know what could happen if the masses get a hold of them in any of the streets of Lagos or Abuja.

I am feeling a lot of empathy for the parents, siblings and relatives of these young people, because by putting their videos and picture out there, they have simply endangered their loved ones. Even if they personally manage to run away, I am not sure all the family members and relatives will be able to escape the people’s wrath.

I want to use this opportunity to address the Nigerian youth, especially the unemployed and desperate ones. Some of you may be thinking that what I am doing is a waste of time, spending so many hours and days deliberating over MMM. This is only my fourth article. There are more to follow after this one. I know what I am doing. I am securing the future of our youth and the destiny of our nation, by bringing insight and illumination to them.

READ ALSO: MMM Resurfaces In Kenya Barely Days After Leaving 3 Million Nigerians Heartbroken

The next generation needs to know what is bad and why it is bad, what is wrong and why it is wrong, what to and not to be engaged in, what is worth you investing your time and life in and what isn’t worth investing your time and life in. It is my belief that the future generation that will read these articles will also learn how to stand for what is right, and how to fight by critical thinking and with the weapon of truth and the arrow of a pen.

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sunday Adelaja is a Nigeria born leader, transformation strategist, pastor and innovator. He is based in Kiev, Ukraine. He can be contacted at sundayadelajablog@gmail.com.

This article was written by Sunday Adelaja. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (1)

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The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (1), By Sunday Adelaja

Before I started writing these series on the activities of MMM Nigeria, as it is my custom with everything I do, I took the time to do my research on the philosophy of the company, the promoters of the company in Nigeria and the brains behind its operation.

This article was written by Sunday Adelaja. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Chuddy Anayo Ugorji – the number one MMM promoter in Nigeria

Chuddy Anayo Ugorji is the number one MMM promoter in Nigeria

In this article I want to introduce the public to the promoters of this scheme called that has become a sudden nightmare for millions of Nigerians. I will also like to use the opportunity to call the attention of the law enforcement agencies, especially the EFCC, to find these individuals who due to their unthoughtful activities have brought woes to millions of Nigerians.

READ ALSO: Before MMM, Nigerians Were Already Greedy And Vulnerable

Who Are the Nigerian MMM Promoters?

Let me quickly state here that I would not be putting forward the identities of these people if they had not put themselves out in the spotlight as promoters. Since they are already out there in the public, I am only pointing out the obvious. The names of these infamous heroes are:

1. Chuddy Anayo Ugorji – the number one MMM promoter in Nigeria, who has purportedly made five billion naira in one year;

2. Yinka Odeyemi – the number two MMM promoter;

3. Owolabi Temitope – the number three MMM promoter;

4. Ola Favored – the MMM Nigeria Public relations personnel.

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” – Luke 12:15

READ ALSO: MMM: Nigerians Are Not Greedy, Merely Desperate

Why Are Scammers More Dangerous Than Armed Robbers?

It is alarming to see some Nigerian participants in the scheme expressing sentiments such as: they didn’t have any options, there is economic recession in the country, etc. To say that economic recession and difficulty are enough reasons to go and rob a bank is understandably wrong in the eyes of most people. What about carrying arms to stop people on the highways to take away their possessions? Can that be justified by reason of economic recession in the land? Well it is misleading and mischievous for any well-meaning Nigerian to explain away the involvement of the youth in scams, “yahoo yahoo”, or pyramid schemes for the reason of economic crisis.

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what every man wishes, that he also believes to be true.” ― Demosthenes

I personally think that getting involved in get rich quick schemes is much more dangerous than robbing a bank or robbing cars on the highways. The reason is because when someone attacks you in the house with a gun, at least you know that this is a thief coming, you are not mistaken about the identity of those individuals, you know who they are, and you know they are dangerous. Here in lies the greatest hazards of Ponzi schemes, because they come to you in a subtle manner, making you to drop your guard. They kind of lure you to the state where you lose every sense of self-preservation, and your protective instinct is numbed. This therefore makes you more susceptible to the devastating effect of loss.

It is danger you did not anticipate, and you cannot prepare for. In this case however as with MMM, the weapons that are being used on the unsuspecting citizens are those of deception, flattery, lies, pretense and dissimulation. These are the most dangerous weapons to detect, talk less of resisting. This method of robbery is made worse by the fact that they can only be adopted against an individual by those who are close to him or her and those he or she trusts the most.

The height of this danger is that this kind of crime targets the very foundation of the society which is trust. When there is no trust, there is no basis for relationships, commerce or even service. So when I say that this type of crime does not have justification and that it is even more dangerous than armed robbers who carry guns and weapons or those who rob banks, it is because trust stands at the foundation of any society. When there is no trust there is no relationship. When there is no trust there is no family, no business, no commerce. When there is no trust, there is danger. Where there is no trust, there is no industry. If people will always live under the fear that somebody is going to deceive them, then they will never be able to speak the truth to each other anymore. Lies and deceptions will become the order of the day in that society.

READ ALSO: Why Every Nigerian Must Know About MMM (1)

Scams, Fraud and Get Rich Quick Schemes Destroy the FOundations of Society

As important as trust is in a society, what get rich quick schemes do is even worse than just damaging trust – they damage trust among the closest of people. Meaning that people will now be afraid to trust their friends, family members, parents, and children. The betrayal of trust is always replaced by anger, distrust, aggression, lies, manipulation, deception, betrayals and fear. Basically it will be impossible to do business, because people don’t trust each other. It will be even dangerous to buy or sell because you don’t know what they are selling to you or what you are buying. It will even be dangerous to let your family members or relatives go into the street because you don’t know into whose hands they will fall prey to deception.

Without trust a society becomes:

Unreliable,

Everything becomes uncertain,

There will be doubt and ambiguity in the atmosphere,

There is no predictability,

An honest person will be difficult to find,

There will be no congruity,

There will be no integrity,

There will be no win-win relationships in the society because one party wants to win all the time by deception,

Compassion is lost,

Openness is thrown out of the window,

The idea of honour is totally forgotten because there is no honour among thieves.

So the danger of get rich quick schemes is much more far-reaching than it first appears. This is why I strongly believe that promoters of such schemes have to be prosecuted and severely punished to the same degree as armed robbers and thieves. I understand that a lot of Nigerians tend to condemn more the physical, visible act of violence than the invisible and subtle effect of decay which comes through vices like dishonesty, scamming and craftiness.

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“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

For the sake of other young Nigerians, and for the sake of the future generation of our youth, I will like to make an in depth analysis of the MMM Nigeria founders argument for promoting this scheme. In a YouTube video published on September 10, 2016, and posted by Obiorah Chikodili under the title, “MMM Nigeria founders reviews MMM. Is it a scam”. I will be using the words of these leaders in this video to prove to them why MMM is a scam. These are the same presenters whose names were mentioned above.

Chuddy Anayo Ugorji – Number One MMM Promoter In Nigeria

In his own words, Chuddy Anayo Ugorji is admitting to being the first person to introduce MMM to Nigeria. That is enough to take him to court. Mr. Ugorji did not find out if the organisation he is getting involved with is legal or not. If he had done a little research, he would have found out MMM has been declared a fraudulent company in many nations. In his own words, he knew it was not registered in Nigeria and yet still signed up for it. People like Ugorji used the marketing tool of emotions to appeal to Nigerians by saying it is because of the poor economic situation in Nigeria that he brought it in. He equally propagated to have brought people into this scam; that he looked for promoters and those who would push the scam throughout the nation and that is how he found his first leaders.

Mr. Ugorji said on November 17, 2015 that he had officially launched MMM in Nigeria. How can you have an official launch without an official registration? In any civilised country where there is a law system and a credible judiciary, this number one MMM promoter Mr. Chuddy Anayo Ugorji has already condemned himself. It is one thing to say that ordinary people who are just participants got lured into it without realising what they were getting themselves into, but people like Mr. Ugorji knew exactly what he was doing, so he intentionally led people into a criminal act.

When he was asked about the legality of MMM, he avoided the question by claiming that MMM is not a business, and not an investment. So what is it? How do you make your money? Are you printing money from some factory somewhere or has it been rained down from heaven? But he was collecting his money from people, so how does he do that when he says MMM is not a business venture? So this man is intentionally lying and must be prosecuted. It has been reported that Mr. Ugorji had personally withdrawn over five billion naira from the MMM system during his one year of operation in Nigeria.

He talked about MMM as being a platform where people donate money to each other, so why couldn’t they do the same thing among themselves without MMM? Why did they need MMM to do this for them? Where have these rich Nigerians, who have too much money to donate to people just like that, been? Where is the 30 percent profit coming from? Where do they get money to rent their offices, buy their computers, live large?

Mr. Ugorji was trying to use the tactics of intimidation by saying that if the government is thinking right, they should partner with MMM. The talk about donation from the rich to the poor is mischievous. The people who are taking money to MMM are not the rich Nigerians. They are the poor Nigerians who borrow money and use their last savings in the hope of getting greater returns. So it is making the poor poorer because when the operations stops, the money disappears into the thin air and into the pocket of the organisers, while the millions of participants are left to bear the consequences.

Mr. Ugorji claims that they don’t pull money from the bank or the economy, so where do those bringing money into the business bring it from? Of course from the banks, their savings, their funds, etc. By claiming that MMM operates only on the level of trust is also fraudulent because they abuse trust by taking advantage of your trust to later let you down and break that trust when they refuse to perform at the end of the day.

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There are screen shots of the outrageous amounts of money Mr. Chuddy has made from this scam.

The moderator, Ola Favor, actually raised the question of the failed MMM South Africa. Instead of using that as enough reason to desist from the operation, they kept coming up with lies and deceit about why people should get involved in MMM Nigeria.

Mr. Ugorji said his plan and MMM’s is to put smiles on the face of Nigerians, which is another lie and deception. They first of all lure you in throught the high percentage on offer, making you to believe that they are actually helping you but they eventually betray that trust by taking away everything from you. So, people are first lifted up to the sky and then dropped from that height to the ground which shatters them.

The focus of Mr. Ugorji is to recruit more and more guiders and promoters of his scheme. His interest is not in how to produce something for people, but how to recruit more operators who will deceive and collect people’s money through trading on and abusing their trust. That is what the essence of a scam is. He must be prosecuted.

“He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.” – Prov 15:27

Sunday Adelaja is a Nigeria born leader, transformation strategist, pastor and innovator. He is based in Kiev, Ukraine. He can be contacted at sundayadelajablog@gmail.com.

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Sam Allardyce Hoping To Tighten Crystal Palace Leaky Defence

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Sam Allardyce says his first task as Crystal Palace boss will be to tighten up a defence that has leaked 32 goals in 17 Premier League matches this season.

Allardyce was appointed Palace manager on Friday, penning a two-and-a-half year deal after the club parted company with Alan Pardew on Thursday.

“I’ve got a very important job in stopping the goals going in at the other end first, to be perfectly honest,” Allardyce said. “Attacking players when you’re in possession are fantastic because this season the strengthening in that area by the club and by Alan has brought a lot of flair to the team and I think that has brought quite a few more goals than perhaps they were looking like scoring last season.

“But at the other side of it is when we’re not in possession we’ve just got to stop conceding goals and make sure that those goals we score win us games now. It sounds simple, but it’s not that easy and that’s what we’ve got to try and turn around. [The target] first and foremost is just to say ‘let’s stop losing’. That’s the object, to try and find the basis of consistency that brings us some results.”

Allardyce was quick to praise the ambition of Palace chairman Steve Parish, and the club’s American owners, whom Pardew claimed just three weeks ago “perhaps don’t know a lot about football”.

“The club seems to be very ambitious,” he said.

“Certainly the chairman and the owners seem to be taking the club forward in the right direction.”

 

He said: “We’ve got to try and make sure we protect the players we’ve got and the rumours that may float around that people might be interested in our players is also of great concern when you’re a manager because that is very disruptive and can put a player off his game.

“Particularly in the position we’re in we don’t want any of that.

“We’re certainly trying to recruit and make the squad a little bit bigger with a little bit more strength in depth would obviously be a key area for me. The players who are here are good enough but also if we can add to that then let’s try and do it

 

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JESE MISTAKE : PSG Admit They Made A Mistake By Signing Jese From Real Madrid

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PSG have hinted that they made a mistake when they signed Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid last summer.

The Spanish forward, who came through the ranks at the Bernabeu, made the move for a fee of around €25m but he has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular under Unai Emery in the French capital.

Jese has been tipped to join LaLiga outfit Las Palmas on loan next month and PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes the forward’s departure may be the best thing for all parties concerned.

When asked about the 23-year-old’s mooted move to Las Palmas, Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien:”Emery said  something very fair to me, which has always been my vision: ‘When you make a mistake, it’s better to try to correct it than to live with it.’

“So if we’ve made mistakes, we’ll try to correct them. The door isn’t closed.”

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Football Headlines : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Everton are poised to make a formal approach for Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, the out-of-favour Manchester United players.
  • Southampton have moved to ward off suitors by placing a £60m valuation on their Dutch centre-back and captain Virgil van Dijk.
  • Wayne Rooney will be offered £700,000-a-week to swap Manchester United for the Chinese Super League, with two clubs in China keen on the striker.
  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman is weighing up a possible swap deal involving Ross Barkley and Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko.
  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has emerged as a £14m target for Valencia.
  • Southampton and West Brom are both keen on signing Hoffenheim defender Fabian Schar in January.
  • Barcelona swooped for a nine-year-old Scottish footballer playing for Paisley – but got rejected.
  • Everton are set to bid £4m for Ipswich centre-back Adam Webster.
  • Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof has been seen signing a fan’s Manchester United shirt in his home town of Vasteras in Sweden, ahead of his reported switch to Old Trafford.
  • Barcelona’s contract talks with Lionel Messi have hit a brick wall, with the Argentine star aiming to become the world’s highest-paid player.
  • Burnley are ready to turn their backs on a deal for Joey Barton as their former midfielder faces a 10-match ban for betting.
  • Juventus want Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos in a £76m deal as the Serie A champions hunt for the new Andrea Pirlo.
  • Chelsea and Tottenham are ready to raid Barcelona’s academy with a swoop for promising 18-year-old left-back Marc Cucurella.
  • Liverpool are set to rival Marseille in the race to sign Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi.
  • Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru wants to join Arsenal after a blistering start to the season for Belgian side KAS Eupen.
  • Crystal Palace will pay new boss Sam Allardyce £4m if he keeps the Eagles in the Premier League.
  • Former Manchester United manager David Moyes claims Gareth Bale was his No 1 target during his time at Old Trafford.
  • Danny Welbeck has returned to Arsenal training after a seven month lay-off but manager Arsene Wenger has urged caution with his injury-prone striker.
  • Hull boss Mike Phelan is hopeful winger Robert Snodgrass and five other key players will commit themselves to the club beyond their one-year contract extensions.
  • Julian Draxler says he is ready to move as Liverpool consider swooping for the Wolfsburg star.
  • Sam Allardyce will be handed a £20m war chest to keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
  • Jordan Rhodes and David Nugent could be on their way from Teesside in a Middlesbrough January clear-out.
  • Arsenal are reportedly lining up a shock January move for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
  • Ryan Giggs claims he got the lowdown on Antonio Conte from Manchester United star Matteo Darmian.
  • Claude Puel insists Southampton will resist whatever cash is waved in front of them for defender Virgil van Dijk next month.
  • Cameron Borthwick-Jackson says he talks to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho regularly as he seeks to gain experience at Wolves.
  • John Barnes believes Jurgen Klopp has brought a swagger to Liverpool that could aid their Premier League title challenge – but they do need to defend better.
  • Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday insists their Ibrox squad is good enough to challenge Celtic without any new signings.
  • West Ham have been linked with a £8.5m move for Serbian midfielder Luka Milivojevic from Greek champions Olympiakos.

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Inter Milan Interested In Liverpool Midfielder Lucas

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has reportedly a January transfer target for Inter Milan.

Inter Milan were rebuffed in their attempts to sign the Brazilian during the summer but according to The Mirror, they are ready to reignite their interest at the turn of the year.

Lucas is considered to be an important part of Jurgen Klopp‘s squad at Anfield but he has been restricted to just three starts in the Premier League.

The Brazilian has made another five appearances off the bench – and featured in each of the club’s EFL Cup matches – but Inter allegedly feel that they can tempt the Merseyside giants into a sale next month.

It has been claimed that the San Siro outfit – who sit in seventh place in the league standings – are ready to offer £4m plus extras in order to try to sign the 29-year-old.

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