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Nigeria’s Seaside(s) can become a cash cow

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I have just returned from a holiday (18th September, 2010) from a seaside resort, somewhere in the southwestern part of England. This is the third of such seaside holidays in two years. At each holiday, I always wondered, how we Nigerians have failed to develop our tourism industry. Tourism within Nigeria can become a cash cow, and has the potentials of creating massive employment opportunities.

Most Caribbean countries survive on tourism. My cousin, who resides in Saint Marteen (Netherland Anthills), a tiny Island in the Caribbean, tells me that his employer’s make more profits each time tourist(s) ships berths. Another of my kinsmen, who resides inAntigua, makes his money by selling souvenirs to tourists. The interesting part of the story is that, he comes to Nigeria to buy most of the items he sells to tourists. Caribbean Islands are tourists delight, partly because of the beaches, seasides, tropical climates/weather conditions, etc. These tourist attraction centers are in abundant supplies in Nigeria.

The question remains why have we under exploited this important sector of our economy. Another thing that I realized during my vacation was that, there were a lot of hotels (various sizes; 1 star, 2star, 3star, 4star and 5 star hotels) in the city that I was. It appeared all the buildings in the town were, a hotel, pub (beer parlor), restaurant, club, fast food joints, souvenirs shops, casino house, cinema, etc. Imagine a situation where, the entire Victoria Island Lagos is full of hotels etc. Then came the various boat rides. A lot of ferries were present to take people for sailing into the high seas or within the shorelines. All these were for a fee.

There were those surfing the water and those using the small boats for sailing. Two categories of people were involved. Those preparing for sporting activities, and those on leisure trips. I also lost count of flying boats etc. In addition, I noticed that there were many fishing trawlers/boats off loading fresh seafoods. Adverts were displaced all over the place, for those wishing to join the sailing clubs, fishing clubs, and other water related sporting activities.

As I took time to enjoy my vacation/holiday, a thought was going on in my mind, that these activities can be replicated in Nigeria, and perhaps more. Imagine were there are ferry services, for tourists from River Niger to Oguta lake or to River Benue etc. Please permit me to suggest, to fellow Nigerians, to consider investing in our tourism industry. People living near the seasides (Oguta, Onitsha, Asaba, Lagos, Port Harcourt, etc) should think of what, and how to attract people in their areas. Sailing, surfing, and other water related sporting activities should be developed. Nigerians can engage in such sporting events, and train to participate in international tournaments.

In addition to Nigerian seasides, there are other tourists attractions all over the country or places that should be designated tourist centers, examples are; Enugu coalmine, Ogbunike cave, Ojukwu bunker, Obudu cattle ranch, etc. I will suggest villages/towns where these places are located, to do more awareness to attract people. When tourist(s) visits a place, they spend money on hotels, buying souvenirs, local products etc, and these expenditures in turn increase the economy of the local people. I will also suggest to secondary schools, higher institutions, and universities to add excursions (visits tohistorical places, industrial establishments etc) as part of their academic curricular.

As a young boy in secondary school, our teachers arranged an excursion for us to visit Port Harcourt Petroleum Refinery at Eleme. Members of our class learnt a lot from that excursion. Since then (over twenty years), I have not revisited the refinery again, but its still fresh in my memory.

Cultural dances/festivals taking places within various communities should be made known to people (thru adverts, leaflets, etc). Village heads should make their contacts available to the public. Communities/towns with tourist centers should nominate trusted people as tour guides.  I suggest a directory of cultural festivals to be compiled. Individuals and government should start investing in our untapped tourism industry. May God bless Nigeria.

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Nigeria: 2011 – Jonathan and Northern Politicians at war on words

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Abuja — The Northern Political Leaders Forum has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of political intolerance, warning that such undemocratic acts could undermine the country’s nascent democracy, national unity and political stability, according to a statement signed by former Senate president, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu yesterday.

However, a reaction signed by Sully Abu, Director of Media and Publicity, Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo Presidential Campaign Organisation counselled all politicians to heed the advice of President Jonathan to run issues-based campaign as he would not be intimidated by any manner of underhand and diversionary tactics from the political opposition under any guise.

The statement read in part: “Recently, he falsified history by declaring openly that zoning in the PDP does not include the office of president and the vice-president. Section 7.2c of the PDP constitution states clearly that “in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness, the party shall adhere to the policy of rotation and zoning of party and public elective offices and it shall be enforced by the appropriate executive committee at all levels.

“The recent public humiliation of respected political leaders of the South East, among which were a former Vice-President, Senate President, former Governors, Ministers and highly respected leaders is symptomatic of dictatorship which is going out of fashion in other countries of Africa and the Third World.”

Furthermore, the forum said that, last month, the administration caused the cancellation of a meeting of Northern Governors and other political leaders scheduled to take place in Kaduna.

The NPLF equally noted that the First Lady publicly berated the Governor of Rivers State, stressing that despite widespread public outcry and condemnation, no apologies were extended to the governor and people of Rivers state.

“Unfortunately, the administration has extended this climate of high handedness to the armed forces. History shows that unnecessary politicisation of the armed forces is a recipe for disaster.

“We call on the Nigerian people and the international community to prevail on President Jonathan to immediately desist from these anti-democratic and unconstitutional activities which may undermine our democracy, national unity and political stability,” the NPLF warned.

The statement by Abu reads:”The attention of the Goodluck Jonathan/ Namadi Sambo Campaign organisation has been drawn to a series of wild allegations by the self-styled Northern Political Leaders Forum, which border on sheer blackmail and political mischief.

Allegations of the involvement of the government of President Jonathan in actions which the Forum claimed were “capable of undermining democracy and the country’s constitution” have become characteristic.

“The allegations were designed to impugn the integrity of the President. In that endeavour, the Forum is bound to fail woefully in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians.

Agencies of government do not have to wait for any prompting or directive to perform their statutory functions and no one should cast aspersions on the president in this regard.

Nowhere in the statement is the Forum concerned about the welfare of Nigerians. The focus of the Forum mainly is how to stop President Jonathan from contesting the 2011 presidential election.

In contrast, President Jonathan’s mission is how to transform Nigeria and to touch the lives of the populace in a positive way.

We seize this opportunity to emphasize that President Jonathan is running on a national, not sectional nor zonal platform and call on his opponents to do the same.

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Nigeria: troops ready to hunt down child kidnappers

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PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria deployed hundreds of soldiers to a town in lawless Abia State on the fringes of the Niger Delta on Thursday to hunt down an armed gang holding 15 school children hostage, residents said.

Roughly 400 soldiers in armoured vehicles sealed off the town of Aba, where the kidnapped youngsters are believed to have been held since gunmen hijacked their bus on the way to school on Monday.

“They are everywhere and have taken over the streets. They have cordoned off the area. People are not allowed in or out of the town. Several shops, banks and schools remain shut,” one resident, who did not wish to be named, told Reuters.

Kidnapping for ransom is relatively common in and around the Niger Delta, a deeply impoverished area despite being home to Africa’s largest oil and gas industry.

However, the abduction of a large group of children, some of them as young as 3, has caused outrage in Nigeria as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from Britain on Friday.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who faces an election early next year, condemned the kidnapping as “utterly callous and cruel” and said security forces would take “all necessary steps” to secure the children’s release.

Initial reports suggested the kidnappers were seeking a ransom of 20 million naira, although newspapers said on Thursday that demand had dropped to 350,000 naira , raising hopes of an end to the drama.

Three French oil workers were kidnapped from a drilling supply ship last week, and police in nearby Rivers state say a group of five women were kidnapped two weeks ago by a gang believed to be from Abia State.

There has been no word on the fate of either group, although in most instances in Nigeria hostages are released unharmed after ransoms are paid.

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Australians urged to rethink Nigeria travel

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Australians have been urged to reconsider travelling to Nigeria as the west African nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says the threat of terror is high, and has reissued its advisory to “reconsider your need to travel”.

Nigeria is celebrating 50 years of independence from the United Kingdom on Friday local time, with events occurring in the capital Abuja from Thursday.

Australian officials in Nigeria were told to stay home during independence celebrations on Thursday, and Australians in Nigeria are being urged to do the same.

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Nigeria has a lot to celebrate, says U.S. envoy

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United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, said yesterday that Nigeria has a lot to celebrate, as the government rolls out the drums to herald the Golden Jubilee of the country’s independence.

Mr Carson, who arrives Abuja tomorrow at the head of a delegation from the U.S. government, spoke yesterday during a telephone conference from Washington with select Nigerian journalists in Abuja and Lagos.

According to the envoy, who said he would be accompanied on the trip by the Head, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rajiv Shah, and the Executive Director, African Development Banks (ADB), Walter Jones, said he does not share the opinion that the country has nothing to celebrate.

He said: “Let me say that Nigeria has a lot to celebrate. Nigeria is not only the largest in Africa, but it comprises 36 states, that, in the last 50 years, have gone through a serious turbulent political history, in which a major civil war was fought between 1969 and 1971. The country not only came out of that united and stronger, but also worked its way back from successive military leaders into the democratic space it is presently.

“Equally, it has been a major contributor to the economic health and vitality of the West African sub-region; a major contributor to the world oil exploration and production that services the world’s major reservoirs as well as major contributor to the stability of crisis-torn areas, like Sierra Leone and Dafur.

Reasons to celebrate

These are all things that Nigeria should be proud to celebrate.

“The country should be proud of its contributions to arts and education in the society. Nigeria has some of the world’s greatest writers, who have been recognized by Nobel with prizes. We hope that the traumatic periods of the civil war and military leadership would be relegated to history for ever and a foundation on which Nigeria will build a much more successful society would be formed. It is important to look forward to have a vision of a future, which more democracy and economic opportunities as well as greater advantages for the entire citizenry.” He described the decision of the Obama administration to join in the celebrations was a reflection of the importance it attaches to the U.S.’ relationship with Nigeria, pointing out that the country is regarded as not only one of two or three most important partners in the continent, but also as the largest regional economy and most dynamic in commercial and business in West Africa.

On the importance of the 2011 elections, the envoy said it is not only extremely important to the people, as it would provide the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates of their choice, but also for Nigeria to solidify her commitment to democracy.

He said the desire of the U.S. government is to see that the forthcoming elections are free, fair, transparent and reflect the aspirations and will of the people, adding that as Africa’s largest democracy, the success of the exercise could be enormous paradigm shift and a signal to the world that Nigeria is firmly committed to democratic principles, where the democratic institutions are growing stronger and its commitment to democracy is growing deeper.

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Nigerian culture thrives 50 yrs after independence

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LAGOS — Femi Kuti takes the stage and launches into his politically tinged music the same way his famous father used to, carrying on a tradition some say represents the best of Nigeria 50 years after independence.

“Being an artist in Nigeria … is still part of the struggle,” the son of the late Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti who is also a respected musician in his own right told AFP in an interview at his club, the New Africa Shrine.

“My songs are a fight against corrupt governments,” he added ahead of his performance, which saw him play into the early hours of the morning, his dancers gyrating in cages as he sang in pidgin English, widely spoken here.

Nigeria’s well-known struggles with corruption and poverty have deeply stained the reputation of Africa’s most populous country, which celebrates 50 years of independence on October 1.

But its politically engaged artists, writers and musicians have been a source of great pride, with their work and activism earning praise throughout the world.

The list includes writers like Chinua Achebe, author of what some call the great African novel, “Things Fall Apart,” as well as Wole Soyinka, the continent’s first Nobel laureate in literature.

Both have been outspoken critics of Nigerian political leaders, and Soyinka last week launched a political party ahead of elections early next year.

Ken Saro-Wiwa, the environmental activist in the oil-rich Niger Delta region executed by the government 15 years ago, was also a writer.

Young novelists like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have won international recognition as well.

Femi Kuti’s father Fela harshly criticised the government in the oil-rich nation and even formed a commune, the Kalakuta Republic, that he declared independent from Nigeria.

“It’s because of this music that people are enlightened and children will be enlightened tomorrow, so there is great hope,” Femi Kuti said of his father’s work.

A new generation of artists appears to be emerging as well, with galleries in Lagos, a teeming city of some 15 million people, drawing increasing attention.

But while the country’s serious-minded artists and musicians garner much of the praise, popular culture in Nigeria has also become highly lucrative.

Its fast-growing African film industry, known as Nollywood, has become the third most important non-oil export sector and the second largest employer after agriculture, according to the World Bank.

“Nigeria can lead Africa … only if it were not for corruption,” said Ken Okoli, an arts and sculpture lecturer at Amadu Bello University in northern Nigeria.

Mahmud Ali Balogun, a filmmaker, said Nigerians seem to have a “boldness to express ourselves” that accounts for such success in film and music.

The sheer size and diversity of Nigeria — 150 million people from some 250 different ethnic groups — creates a mix that leads to art that provokes, some say.

“It’s the only country on this planet with this diverse kind of culture,” said flute player Tee-Mac Omatshola Iseli.

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Nigeria must not sink the true federalism

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On April 1st,1953,Chief Anthony Enahoro, a back bencher in the Central House of Representatives as it was called then introduced a private member’s Bill demanding for self-government for Nigeria by 1956. His historic motion was developed and later realised on 1st of October,1960 with collected efforts and cooperation of our early nationalists and founding fathers of Nigeria which include Sir Ahmadu Bello,the Sardauna of Sokoto,Dr.Nnamdi Azikwe,Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr.M.I.Okpara, all of the late memories. These are leaders with the values of patriotism,with uncompromising emphasis on intergrity of character. These people meant well and seek for a country with milk and honey, a true federalism where democracy flourish, where fundamental human rights are respected, where there is free and qualitative education, good health services without need to travel abroad for medical treatment every months, undistrupted electricity supply, regular supply of drinking water and good road network linking all states of federations.
But what we are now experiencing is exactly the opposite of all listed above. If there is a life after death : What do we think our past nationalists and founding fathers in heaven will be saying by now? Are we saying now,that, after 49 years of independence we cannot produce a leader that can lead us to a “good government and welfare of all persons in our country…”as firmly and solemnly resolved in our constitution. Where are those men and women to transform our resources into greatness? How are our leaders want to be remembered? Do these present leaders have REAL vision for Ngieria? They keep on talking about vision every year without serious goals, planning or implementing integrity and dedication. What are the outcomes of the National Political Reforms Conference inaugurated on February 21,2005 by President Obasanjo? No miracle will happen if these set of greed and selfish leaders are in realm of power.They should be VOTED out. They should remember the great words of Franklin D. Roosevelt that” Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement,in the thrill of creative efforts”. Where are those past leaders that stole billions of Nigerians money?. Meanwhile, we should get it clear that, the difference between a poor country and the rich or developed nation is not the age of that country. If anybody compares our years of independence with that of other developed countries as an excuse for our under-development, it is either, that the person is suffering from dementia or does not meant well for Nigeria as a nation. Is the giant of Africa not sinking down? Greatness is not based on rhetorics but on achievements. Judging with the country’s God gift in natural and human resources; the largest crude oil producer in Africa,the second largest oil reserves in Africa and this reserves make us the tenth most petroleum-rich nation in the world, its strategic geographical location, with its inherently sizable market that could provide trade opportunities for all countries of the world. Nigeria could compete with ANY developed nations of the world if all these opportunities are well managed and utilised.
To know that nature is not cruel to us, according to a recent publication of America Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ) , Nigeria had an estimated 36.2 billion barrels of proven oil reserves as of January, 2009. To be sincere with ourselves: Can we name five important things that the country have achieved since 49 years ago? What have we gain from the six successful military coups and four failed ones? Everybody embraces and tolerate bribery and corruption. Is it Unity, Peace and Stability to talk about? Is it good militarism or democratic governance? Is it the present state of our education or health sectors? Nigeria name is fading in the world of sports? To qualify for the first edition of soccer world-cup in an African soil is a problem. Nigerians now prefer to watch english premier soccer league than Nigerian soccer league matches.Many Nigeria professionals left the country to escape improverishment and political repression. Who do you think will come and invest where there is no security to human lives? We cannot boast of good road or railway network in the country. We cannot conduct a free and fair election and declare the winner. We don’t even love each others in all our actions. With LOVE, all these problems wouldn’t have exist!.Our developing rate is as slow as snail. Time waits for nobody. Time and resources wasting culture is not new in all sectors. A government worker can hardly spend four hours judiciously and productively from his or her eight hours daily working agreement. All these have both short and long time effects on nation’s productivity.China clocks sixty recently.A country that was once rated among the poorest nations of the world few years ago has now become the heart-beat of the world. Tell me a place in the universe where there is no Chinese product?. Malaysia came to Nigeria forty-nine years ago and took away palm-eedlings. Now, Malaysia is the largest exporter of palm oil in the  world while we the ”good samarithans” are still a net importer of palm oil. Are we not sinking?

We have just witnessed ten years of democracy rule (1999-2009) and we can cannot conduct a free and fair election where true representatives will be emerged.Those emerged are not responsible to the electorates.Democracy cannot survive in absolutism. Democracy is not a static concept as practise by our representatives. Democracy is the best  and most human form of power. It is for archievers to emerge as representatives and not those fake and greedy politicians.They can’t give what they don’t have. How many times have our representatives find time to meet their subjects at the local level. Rigging is still prominently an outstanding feature in our political life. Everybody wants power by all means. The standard of living of ordinary Nigerians has dropped to the lowest ebb.Over 70percent of Nigerians are living below abject poverty line. Shameful as we are suffering in the midst of plenty. Ethnic and religious conflicts are mixed-up with politics. The issue of national revenue or allocation,national unity and stability leads us to the true solution to Nigeria problems which is –True Federalism.

As Professor Wole Soyinka rightly said, “The man dies in all who keeps silent in the face of tyranny”.The foundation of any country is the education of its youth. Which foundation are we now laying if our education is in a mess? It is now time to demonstrate the capacity of our brains to rescue our nation from its doldrum and make her a great nation.Nigeria is blessed with well educated and skilled professionals to drive the country forward. There is no country in the whole world where we don’t have Nigeria professionals.It is now time to act if we do not want a political and social catastrophe of our beloved nation. How long shall we remain in silence? Gani is gone! NANS kept mute for three months of Universities strike! How long shall we get rid of corruption, 419 syndrome,armed robbery or kidnapping in our system? How can we keep the country from not splitting apart?.How can we stop violation of human rights?. The 1999 Constitution which was signed by General Abdusalam Abubakar stated that :” We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria : Having firmly and solemnly resolved :TO LIVE in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble soverign nation under God….AND TO PROVIDE for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all people in our country on the principles of freedom,equality and Justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the Unity of our people….”. These are all misinterpreted in the concepts of Nigeria polity. We need a true fedralism where each arm of government does his own functions independently,where government is based on the principles of fairness, equity and justice. In a true federalism,the national wealth should be distributed more equitably without any grievances to threaten its unity.In federalism, the country’s liquid and solid mineral resources have to be jointly exploited by both the federal government and the state involved under mutual agreement and best criteria sharing formula. This give a lasting solution to Niger-Delta issues.

A true federalism that will generate growth, healthy competetitions and developments among all states or regions of the federation. It is high time that states should be granted independent powers and responsiblities to perform successfully. True federalism  empowers states to make treaties, respond directly to the interest of their citizens. They should be able to pass,enforce and interprete laws within their own legislative, executive and judiciary juridictions as done in United States of America. The wastages in central government structures and cost of governance are too much to sustain the nation. Each states should fashion or work out its own wages and salaries scale or structure and pay what it could afford to its civil servant. We need federal and states police that will be well-paid, better trainned and well-equipped. With this in place,the issue of day-light armed robbery, kidnapping and 419 fraud will be taken care. This new arrangement will help the police to achieve their long time Mission Statement of “The creation of a safer and more secured environment conducive for meaningful socio-economic development through crime prevention and control”. In this true federalism,the central government will still retain certain jurisdictions over states in respective of federal policy, federal tax,international relations, aviation, census, federal elections, immigration, defence, currency and national security. Reforms should be made on the following sections of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999,as soonest those areas discussed above, especially on the subject of elections to the offices in the state should exclusively of state juridiction, mine and minerals allocations,the independent of federal and state police, issues of trade and commerce, prisions shoud be concurrent respectively. A new Nigeria is POSSIBLE in our time. We must not become object of ridicule to the world. Nigeria must not sink.

Written by, Adewale T. Akande, Author and Road

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Nadia Buari, Majid Micheal disappoint Lagos fans

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AGAINST popular expectation, Ghollywood stars, Nadia Buari and Majid Michel opted for a late arrival at the star-studded premiere of two Royal Academy of Arts flicks which held last weekend at the Silverbird Cinemas. The Ghanian thespians who were supposed to be the main attraction at the red carpet failed to show up until the premiere had gotten underway.
While Uche Jombo’s new flick, Holding Hope stars Nadia Buari, her counterpart, Majid Michel plays a lead role in Emem Isong’s Bursting Out.

In the build-up to the event, the attendance of the duo had generated frenzy and was subject of speculation following the row over working permit threatening the existing relationship between Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry.
It would be recalled that Ghanaian authorities had slammed a $1000 price work permit as a pre-condition for Nigerian actors willing to carry out any work in Ghana, while Nigeria had reciprocated through the Coalition of Nollywood Guild and Association of Nigeria (CONGA) with a $2000 fee.

It was not immediately established why both actors chose to arrive late . However, their lateness did not remove glam and glitz from the premiere which paraded A-list Nollywood stars and other celebrities. Some of them include Genevieve Nnaji, Uche Jombo, Stephanie Okere, Chidi Mokeme, Desmond Elliot, Monalisa Chinda, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Ebube Nwagbo, Uche Iwuji, Ngozi Nwosu, Anita Hogan, Zizi Cardow.



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Despite all Scam warnings – Greedy men is still being fooled

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Despite constant reports of 419 scam swindles in the media, people continue to be fooled. It should be noted that con artists have been perfecting their scams skills for decades. It may be hard to believe but this type of scam has been around since the 1920s when it was called the Spanish Prisoner Con.

Back then the letter requesting funds were mailed the old fashioned way rather than arriving via email. The schemes were somewhat different in that they involved breaking the heir of a wealthy family out of a Spanish prison. Large sums of money were usually promised to anyone willing to help finance an operation designed to smuggle the heir out of the jail. The plan was in place but money was needed to bribe the guards, provide a means of transportation or whatever else the scammers might dream up. Each attempt in this escape plan ordeal would end in failure but the next one was certain to succeed! , as usually promised by the artist.

The specific details of the fraud may differ but it’s essentially the same thing as every other 419 scam we see in recent days. Every year there is a new angle to play and it’s a sure bet that someone will take the bait.

Falling for such scam normally will leave the worst kind of taste in the victim’s mouth. Not only will you have been ripped off but you will have willingly allowed it to happen and been an active participant. At Codewit.com scam alert segment we will continue to expose the scammer’s techniques and we do advice that that get-rich-quick schemes don’t work instead, the victim usually is left with nothing but a hard lesson. Don’t be greedy. Don’t fall for such scam.  

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Scam -Get rich quick proposals
In this classic scam someone from another country needs your help. They claim to have an extraordinary amount of money that needs to be transferred to the country of origin.

For your trouble, you can keep a hefty percentage of the loot. To get the money into your account someone needs to be bribed. That’s where you come in. Once you send this advance fee the money will be deposited into your account. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. In reality, you’ll never see a dime. Nigerian scams take many forms. The bottom line is that you need to send a little money to get a lot in return. One variation involves an internet lottery you never knew you entered. Another is a bid on your online auction for far more than your item is worth. They’ll pay with a money order that will be for more than the agreed on price. They will quickly realize their mistake and ask you to return the extra funds to them. If you decline the request will turn into demands or threats. They’ll want you to pay quickly because their initial payment will turn out to be a counterfeit money order. These scams are often easy to spot. Some are more elaborate. Just remember, no one in their right mind sends a stranger a large amount of money over the internet. Don’t be greedy. Don’t fall for such scam.  Visit us at Codewit.com for more advice on how to prevent yourself to be conned from internet scam perpetrators

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