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Lol, i just heard this evening that @paxful will start charging 1$ or 1% which ever is higher of the two options on every internal transfer of bitcoin and customers will only have 5 times to make free internal transfer in a month, like LMAO @raypaxful
#Paxful #Bitcoin #Crypto
It still baffles me and leave me in shock why @paxful and @raypaxful will decide to charge such an outrageous fee on a Bitcoin transaction, 1% which means 10$ on 1000$, 100$ on 10000$, 1000$ charges on 100000$ bitcoin internal transfer 😀.
Even BANKs does not charge such an outrageous amount on money transfer, what’s now the essence of Blockchain ? What’s essence of Bitcoin 🤷🏽‍♂️ ?
Do you guys really beleive you have the user base enough and have become so indispensable that made you think people will accept this ?
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Snr leaders of @NigBarAssoc rigged the leadership elections in 2018. As a result, @officialEFCC launched an investigation in which staff of the Association were arrested. In 1 case a young mother of 2 was detained for over 2 weeks while the ppl who rigged the election walk free.
Unknown to the Bar, the ppl who masterminded the rigging of that @NigBarAssoc election in 2018 kept an ofc in Bolton White Hotel in Garki, Abuja, financed by the Association. A lot happened that was beyond the law & beyond reason - all in order to capture the Bar
Since last yr, @NigBarAssoc got @PwC to second a staff to the Association at a reported monthly pay of N1.8m. This staff seconded to the Association passed out from the NYSC scheme last Tuesday. Meanwhile the best paid staff of the Association is paid less than N300k.
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Every month, @cfmemories (Ncheta Ndigbo) organises an event in Enugu called Nkata Umu Ibe, meant for Igbo people to talk intelligently about issues. You can catch all the videos here -
A year ago, a group of five girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School in Onicha did all Igbo people, and indeed all of #Nigeria proud by winning an award for an app they developed to detect fake drugs
Yesterday, their mentor, @uchesilver, was the speaker at #NkataUmuIbe. For bringing her, I must express my deep appreciation to @pokigbo and @nnannaude as it is important for Igbo youth to have proper role models.
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Let's talk briefly about the law of unintended consequences.

According to Friedrich Hayek, the law of unintended consequences is that actions of people, and especially of governments, always have effects that are unanticipated or "unintended."
This law of unintended consequences is one of the building blocks of economics.

A simpler analogy for my lazy generation is in #GameOfThrones Season 5 when Cersei gave the High Sparrow power hoping that he would use that power to get her perceived enemies off her back.
He did what she wanted, but quickly turned the tables on her and had her put away.

Eventually, the only way she could get out of his grip was to stroll from one end of town to the other in her birthday suit.
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Blame casting won't help. Nigeria has suffered from substandard leadership, which was often a mirror of the citizenry at each epoch.

The Post-Independence generation was feckless, post-Civil War fatalistic and post-Oil Boom reckless.
So, today's Nigeria is what you get when 'No Skin Pain' is joined by 'Siddon Look' who is followed by 'I Don't Care.'

Now things have come to a head. All the cans (of worms) kicked down the road by the 2 earlier generations are being fired back upstream by the last generation.
Now, no one is at ease. Each generation resents the ones before or after. Without institutions to diffuse the starkness of our national distress, our institutional memory is clogged with generational buck-passing and blame casting, like we currently do.
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Meanwhile in UN that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres, his @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric has started a noon briefing for his friends. Inner City Press put in 8 new questions, none of them answered - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked, "September 26-1: On Cameroon what is the SG's response to the letter Maurice Kampto sent to Inner City Press for publication, questioning Guterres' credibility vis a vis Biya?"…
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @NeverAgainGC Banned Inner City Press asked, "On Sri Lanka, why did your Office refused to answer weeks of questions from Inner City Press about #ShavendraSilva being made head of army then handed the answer to FP as teacher's pet? Is the belated decision even true?
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I just left the UN.
🇳🇬And into the #Nigeria embassy, some PhD's friends are in town. Indeed, Buhari must go
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#Nigeria needs a paradigm shift from the roles assigned to women - cultural and religious perceptions against women that hinders their maximum exploits in science, politics, economy, education and policy making spaces.
Women in rural suffer the most, they battle with chronic societal mindset, where they are seen as booties of suffering, abandoning their dreams to domestic chores, many forced into early marriages and some never had the opportunity to dream at all.
A woman's role should go beyond giving rise to offsprings, beyond her biological responsibilities. A woman deserves to be fulfilled. Whatever she desires to aspire, she should get. To be happy and have peace
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Now in UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 444th day by @AntonioGuterres & @MelissaFleming, @StephDujarric began by joking about Cape Verde, where Guterres' son Pedro uses his father's name to make money: no response to questions. Thread
@antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @simonateba @allimadi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked: immediately provide the "if asked" information about the case of sexual exploitation by a Civilian Contractor in UNMISS / South South cursorily e-announced on Sept 19. No answer: Guterres & Dujarric cover up UN rapes
@antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @simonateba @allimadi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @rebeccarat @karenmcveigh1 Banned Inner City Press asked: Given the SG's claims this week to have been tough on #China, what is his response to those who have accused #HongKong police of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests?
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In UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press has been banned 436 days without any appeal by @AntonioGuterres, it's @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC's spox
@MonicaGrayley and not @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric to whom ICP submitted written Qs, UNanswered - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC @MonicaGrayley @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info Banned Inner City Press has asked immediately explain ASG Bintou Keita's comments that all is peaceful in the country in contrast to the Commission of Inquiry on #Burundi describing abuse and rape. Why is UN Peacekeeping still using Burundi peacekeepers?
@antonioguterres @UN_PGA @mfespinosaEC @MonicaGrayley @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @iburundi @MuneezMissy @BhirwaHirwa Banned Inner City Press asked On Egypt, what is the SG's comment and action if any on the arrest of Omar Magdy Shendi, the son of Magdy Shendi, a prominent journalist & editor of newspaper Al-Mashhad? Egyptian security forces stormed Shendi's house in a dawn raid
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Happening now at #NFELTPX19: Presentation on Outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria 2018-2019 season: epidemiological features and lessons learnt by Rimandeyati Yashe
The major lesson we learn during our study was that the availability of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) guidelines and preparedness plans at the lower levels did not translate to usage- Rimandeyati Yashe at #NFELTPX19
States should institute measures to ensure prudent use of antimicrobial agent in poultry production- Abubakar Isyaku urges in his presentation on AMR Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Chickens in Sokoto, 2019, at #NFELTPX19
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Nigerians have gathered outside the Nigerian consulate. They are getting into the busses so that they can be transported to the airport. First flight out of SA is at 9am. We understand over 600 Nigerians have opted to leave SA due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
Many mothers with their children are queuing to get a seat on the bus as quick as possible. Over 600 Nigerians have taken up the option to leave the country due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
One bus has already taken the first load. There are two more busses stationed outside. No one is allowed to speak to the media. A clear instruction from the consulate they say. #XenophobicAttacks
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In UN briefing room he's banned Inner City Press from, @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric gives 1st Q to @AJEnglish @BaysOnTheRoad, who after alerting @AntonioGuterres to #Cameroon stakeout does NOT ask about UNCA smiling tour in China - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @AJEnglish @baysontheroad @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @MatthewLeeICP @Vy_mbanwie @AbdulghaniMD @BaliNyonga @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked What are the SG's and USG @MelissaFleming's view of the ethics of UNCA officials' trip to China amid #Xinjiang, #HongKong and bribery by CEFC China Energy he's linked to? See,…
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @AJEnglish @baysontheroad @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @MatthewLeeICP @Vy_mbanwie @AbdulghaniMD @BaliNyonga @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @SaraCarterDC @MelissaFleming Banned Inner City Press has asked, what are comment and actions if any of SG @AntonioGuterres and his USG @MelissaFleming on that In Tanzania, all trade and business has been banned inside the country's main camp for #Burundi refugees?
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#NFELTPX19 is finally here!!!

Theme: Applied epidemiology: providing evidence for public health action
Stay with us for updates as we highlight the great strides in Health Security in Nigeria.
Watch live:
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines Looking through the #NFELTPX19 agenda, I can see a stellar list of speakers who will impart new knowledge and skills and advance public health science- @solaruna at the 4th Annual NCDC/NFELTP Conference
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines @solaruna @NigeriaFELTP @drasatrust @USCDCNIGERIA @InfectiousDz .@NAIISNG is a national representative HIV population-based survey conducted in Nigeria's 36 states and FCT. We targetted over 100,000 households and about 170,000 participants- Stacie Greby at #NFELTPX19
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As @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts taking questions from those he lets in, banned Inner City Press has asked what are the SG's comment and actions if any on that China’s military deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong on Thursday? thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @simonateba @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked On #Nigeria, what are the comments and actions if any of the SG and separately DSG Amina J. Mohammed that a Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to review an appeal by Sowore, the man behind Nigeria's #RevolutionNow movement
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @simonateba @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press has asked, without answer so far, Please immediately state the status of Colin Stewart, staff's allegations of harassment Inner City Press has previously asked you about.
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I remember the precise day and the precise moment when #Nigeria broke my heart.
It was about the time President Yar'Adua resumed office and there was a Christmas petrol scarcity. Nigerians who travelled to their home towns for the holidays found themselves stranded as the fare back home doubled or tripled.
I don't know why this incident struck a chord. I think it's because in Nigeria, Christmas is the one time when people rejoice. Traffic eases. Food flows. Family bonds are strengthened. But that year, after 12 months of stress, peace & rest were wickedly taken away.
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#Nigeria FX reserves have been falling off since July. As foreign capital has flowed out over August the CBN has had to actively intervene to keep the NGN in line. We already had a 'queue' issue' which CBN penned as an administrative issue. Is this a convenient coincidence?
Fundamentally despite a pickup in oil at year start, Nigeria swung into a CA deficit of over $1bn. Although some is shifting parts but our services deficit has surged again as the $ illusion is back and we are seeing ourselves as Americans again.
Worse oil is no longer the biggest driver of CBN reserve inflows. In 2018 oil accounted for 26% of CBN USD inflows (1q19: 23%) vs over 90% before 2015. Non oil flows in particular CBN purchases at the spot and swap market are now a big driver half of non-oil FX flows
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Happening Now: HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed addresses a Press Conference on the $9.6Billion judgement against #Nigeria by a court in the UK at the National Press Center ,Radio House,Abuja.
Present at the #PressConference with HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed is the Hon. Minister of @FinMinNigeria, @ZShamsuna, Hon. Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN & Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele.
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#PoliticalKarma has a brutal sense of humour & #Africa’s history offers lessons for powerful men who want to get ahead by retarding the legal process - those who degrade it often end up in need of it, usually to save them against their own collaborators.…
In many parts of the continent, the #RuleOfLaw is undergoing chastening times, with ruling parties inventing convenient devices to eliminate uncertainties of democratic competition, kettle their opponents (both real and imagined), disrupt vocal civics & enable abuse of power.
Kenya's Chief Justice narrowly survived a suspicious car crash in Dec 2018. The next month, #Nigeria's ruling party decapitated the Chief Justice's tenure on the eve of an election. Gabon just suspended judge who agreed to hear petition on medical certification for @PresidentABO
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Some Nigerians have been arrested in the US for fraud, and have been promptly thrown under the bus by a Nigerian government representative. Is that right?
Back in the days when Roman legions marched across the earth and imposed the will of the Emperor on one and all, a concept emerged, first mooted by the prolific consul, Cicero. The concept was simple, “Civis Romanus sum.”

I am a Roman citizen.
It was that idea that was used by apostle Paul a century. He was arrested in Jerusalem for preaching heresy (yes, Christianity was once a heresy).

Paul spoke to the commander of the garrison, introduced himself as a Jew born in Tarsus and crucially said, “Civis Romanus sum.”
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From a broker this morning: "The Case for Egyptian Equities: Our Egyptian coverage is trading at 8.9x 12-month forward earnings, with a 2019-21 EPS CAGR of 20% [...], with a market cap weighted upside of 39%. Egypt’s discount to EMs is near an all-time high". #Egypt
And similar arguments can be made for most of our investment universe, like #Nigeria #Pakistan etc. But as long as global investors continue to prefer to invest in negative yielding treasuries instead of almost certain growth discounts will remain.
Main question here is how long this irrationality will prevail.
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