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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Do you gamble because you don't have sufficient money? on: July 21, 2023, 02:47:05 PM
I was in argument with someone. His view is that people who gamble are those that what they have is not sufficient for them and so they try to make more money from gambling. He said if you have sufficient money to take care of your needs that you won't think of gambling. He made reference to some rich people, who don't gamble because they have sufficient money to even gift to charity but that those rich who still gamble are only addicted to it not just because of the money. Therefore, that the percentage of the rich gambling is very small compared to those in middle class and lower class.

So my question is, is the percentage of the rich gambling lower than the middle and lower class?
2  Economy / Gambling discussion / How real?That football players required to bribe before they are allowed to play on: July 09, 2023, 03:03:20 PM
Hey guys, reading little story on Kylian Mbappe who on Thursday visited Cameroon on a charity with the deaf and other familiarization visit to his father's home town. He spoke with Joseph Dion Ngute, the Cameroon's Prime Minister, he was honoured visiting and I believe this is just like the humanitarian work some influential people do

But one striking revelation was that he would have been a cameroonian player if they weren't asking his father to pay them money before allowing him to play while he still trying to fix his career and French allowed him without payment.

"At first, I wanted my son to play for Cameroon, but someone at the Cameroonian Football Federation charged me money that I didn't have to make him play," he explained. " The French charged nothing."

I have also heard of some local stories about how some coaches require money from new footballers before they allow them on trier both in their clubs and national teams. Is this happening globally for new players who are still seeking to find a spot in clubs?

Do you think Cameroun miss Mbappe or it is Mbappe that missed Cameroun ?
3  Economy / Economics / Ruto Calls for a new financial architecture on: June 26, 2023, 04:19:16 PM
So at the New Global Financing Pact in French, president William Ruto of Kenya was afterwards hosted by Macron (France president), Ruto was asking and suggesting for a global financial transaction regime where the procede would be in the care of a new financial organisation different from IMF, World Bank or any other financial institution but a brand new financial architecture of equals where power and governance is not in the hands of few people. I have miss the video but I'm sure the outcome of the submit is in the public space likewise the videos of them.

My question therefore is, with the call of Ruto, do you think IMF and World Bank as the global financial institutions have not performed very well in Africa economy to support in different ways or why do you think he is making that call ?
4  Local / Nigeria (Naija) / Guys, What's up with one of us (nelson4lov)? on: June 08, 2023, 11:58:49 AM
I just come across this our guy account (nelson4lov ) , I come realise say I no too dey see him post for forum and the thing just push me to check him account. I see say him no even dey forum a longtime now, for more than a year now.

His last active time here na April 17, 2022, 10:01:52 PM

For the sake of being a brother's keeper, I say make I ask if anybody know what's up about nelson4lov inactive for forum abi him just take a break?

Hope all is well with him?

Just checking.
5  Local / Nigeria (Naija) / Guys, do we now have two president? on: May 05, 2023, 09:19:31 AM
I hope say all of us don hear how Tinubu wey dem say na president elect go ph go commission bridge on the invite of governor Nyesom wike of Rivers State. Because of this,Wike declare holiday for Rivers because of person wey dem never sworn in as president, miracle no dey tire us for this country. The thing tire me because shenanigans just dey look for favour up and down to be relevant.

Menh....IMO and legally, I think say e dey wrong and abuse on the seat of presidency to see Tinubu dey commission federal project wey President Buhari never hand over. Unto which capacity wey go make Tinubu dey go commission project, this na real lawless country full of nepotism, confraternity, affiliation politics wey everything can go because you belong together.

I just dey think say if to say no be the same APC political party wey President Buhari and Tinubu dey, shey him for go do that commissioning of bridge?

I'm sure that for cause another catacata if to say no be the same party.

Wetin we reason?
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Do you blame someone for your gambling losses? on: April 28, 2023, 12:24:46 PM
Court sentences mother, son to 7 years imprisonment and what did they do? Court sentences mother, son to 7 years imprisonment

The mother and the son after gambling away 5.6 million naira, that is about $8,000. When the reality dawned on them, they gave false information in petition, accusing someone of fraudulently transferring the fund from their Opay account to the sport betting account without their authorization.

Could this be a case of making someone pay for what they didn't eat or a case of double standard.

Bet as you can sustain and not allow your emotions have a better part of you.

7  Local / Nigeria (Naija) / Either the Presidency or CBN should update Nigerians on old #500 and #1,000 on: March 10, 2023, 02:59:07 PM
This our country don dey become crush oo. The government and CBN never really let us know where we dey go with the naira especially 500 and 1k wey government been announced say don seize to be legal tender. Since 3rd of March wey supreme court don finally rule on the application of the states wey drag government enter court, say the 5h and 1k go still be legal tender until 31st December of this year, the status of those notes still dey cause problem among naija people because some dey refuse to collect them while others dey collect and with condition say you go either buy costly on their own price before them go collect the old 5h or 1k and some self go refuse to give you change. I understand say those states wey carry the matter go court dey use the old and new notes together without ish but some states no be like that and for such state say bank dey dispense old notes but dem no dey gree collect am. Na this confusion make me say either government or CBN need to update Nigerians on the status of the old 5h and 1k.

So how the matter of accepting the old 5h or 1k notes be for your end?
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / Have you experienced this kind of gambling on: December 08, 2022, 09:07:37 AM
I have experienced some guys who are chronic gamblers making unimaginable predictions from football player's jersey numbers, basket ball, hockey, rugby etc jersey's numbers. I have experienced this and their prediction is only based on these numbers shown on TV sports analysis consistently and regularly.
These chronic gamblers feel that when these jersey numbers keep flashing on your TV stations maybe during the sports news, analysing the jersey numbers on different clubs and display of the jersey numbers may be a sign that such number will appear as draw for the week and they do their permutations on that.

This is for example what I'm saying with the jersey numbers not about the person but numbers precisely.

The pictures are different and analysed differently for the week.
Like 7,19
Another week 10,7,17
Another week 10,7,17,10 (probably 10 confirmation of banker  Grin for this week)
Another week 8,7,8,10 (probably 8 confirmation of banker for this week)
Another week 16,15
Another week 10

So this particular guy in Nigeria around 5 years ago followed some Jersey numbers he has been monitoring for the week and according to him 3 of the numbers where consistently and regularly appearing on different TV stations for the week and he concluded some numbers and went to stake them 3/3 in the weekend draws and behold! When the matches were played all turned out draws and this guy cashed out from different pool shops where he did the stakings. It was a big winning story in the area alongside few guys he gave the numbers to try their luck.

My question is, have you experienced this kind of gambling with Jersey numbers ?

Note: The pictures are just to illustrate my point with the jersey not particular about who was wearing it and I didn't need to link any source because any jersey number will do or can be imagined, at most written with bare hands.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Nigerian System and UK System on: August 10, 2022, 10:26:36 AM
Just recently , the Nigerian ex deputy senator (Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice) were arrested in UK on allegation of organ harvesting. It appears the couple wanted to secure a kidney transplant for the daughter in UK who had been diagnosed of kidney failure.

The wife got released while the senator will still be in UK custody till ending of October. The lesson about to be drawn out is that in Nigeria, it is unheard that a local counsellor would be in police custody if you at least belong to the ruling party not to mention a "whole" senator in Nigeria but the UK system works, they have held down different prime ministers to step down for violating their laws.

The difference is that the UK system is judiciously following the law and their law respects no human while the Nigerian system is highly selective, in justice it is very partial.

The organ harvesting case of senator Ike Ekweremadu would have been a normal in Nigeria because he is a law maker but the law he makes, caught up with him in UK. I still remember the Nigerian government was not able to jail James Onanefe Ibori (Formal Governor of Delta State) for money laundering but the UK system did that perfectly well and he got his term served out.

So do you think Senator Ike Ekweremadu would go the way of ex governor James Ibori, being convicted and confined to serve a jail term in UK?
10  Other / Politics & Society / Politics and Investment on: June 11, 2022, 01:48:43 PM
For a long time, I understand and can explain politics by a simple definition as a means of sharing scarce resources and I think this explanation in humility and honesty is not far from what politics is. At every point, you need some constituent that either elect or receive something for a larger or smaller group, this is the light of means of sharing scarce resources amidst dialogue, compromise (including bribery), lobby and other terms to arrive at the point to share, represent or and receive. In other words, some people called politicians (That is the actors of politics) have not done any other tangible or known jobs that is not "politicking". To those actors politics is seen as investment that they do and they stake out money like gambling or trading with the hope to get more in return and they would do anything to ensure that money staked , "invested" does not go without a return. Typical idea of investment.

I don't know if in other countinent of the world whether the above view of politics is same there but this is typical of modern day African politics with Nigeria as an example. The Nigerian political system is saturated with deep pockets politics and money bags parading in corridor of power. This is the reason that a ruling political party president form for indication of interest to run as candidate of the party is sold for #100,000,000, equivalent of $167,000. The form was bought by 23 candidates. I guess you can do the mathematical calculation to know how much that accrues to. Further to it, out of the 23 that bought the form , 10 were screened out of the contest (of course the money is non refundable).

Consequently, 13 candidates were approved for the contest but at the eve of the primaries, the need to step down interest to run arose and there began the intrigues of politics, the bribes, the lobby and promises and cajoling to outsmart some with money in return for form bought and appointments in future. This is the situation of Nigerian politics and the just concluded party primaries heading for the election in 2023.

The question is with these kind of situation of deep pocket politics where people see it as investment to indicate interest in purchase of forms and later stepping down to get an additional benefit like an investment, what do you think ?
11  Economy / Economics / CBN to stop circulation of Naira note on: May 21, 2022, 11:17:59 AM

Naira notes will be out of circulation soon, says CBN official

IMO I think this is double standard for Nigerian government. What is the major difference between bitcoin and CBDC if not that governments in the world that preach hate for bitcoin only want to have control and monitor the people's transaction through their regulation.

If the Nigerian government push people into e-naira while they are stopping "bitcoin trading" and banks connected accounts, they are invariably speaking with both sides of the mouth
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Make your plans and follow it, the year has started running already on: January 10, 2022, 12:50:40 PM
Today is the 10th day of January of the much awaited 2022, haha. It has started running already.

I may be correct to say some people made resolutions to stop certain things they have been doing in the past like some habits that they have tried hard to change while some have made plans to do new things or do things they have done in the past a little bit different now, that is to do things in a new way.

Alright my concern really is on the financial aspect. There are people who are waiting for this year to show face because they had resolved to start investing in cryptocurrency or to increase the level of their investment. This is to remind us about those determination that burnt in your heart during the tail on of last year, you couldn't wait for this year to appear and fortunately for you and all of us, the year is gloriously in our faces. So what are you doing already ?

Advise: Don't go on with the procrastination of last year and the years that have past. The time is now. It is time to work for that goal you resolved to achieve, those coins you wanted to buy and the ones you want to DYOR.

Don't sweep those plans of yours under the carpet. Get fired up to achieve this year. I wish all the best out of this year
13  Economy / Trading Discussion / You don't need to hodl a particular coin all your life on: December 24, 2021, 11:41:49 AM
How long have you been hodling a particular coin while the coin has been making progress for your profit taking and yet dropping in your eyes ?

Some people don't understand the hodling technique, they are hodling a particular coin and never sell to rebuy again or to sell and buy another coin. You can sell this coin and buy that other coin that is how to turn over your money.

I didn't tell you to sell your bitcoin and not to buy again. I only say you sell the bull and buy the bear  Grin
14  Other / Politics & Society / Another great Nigerian in the making on: October 30, 2021, 06:25:19 AM

The son of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has broken a medical record of successfully performing navigated Lumber spinal fusion using a robot surgery.

On Thursday, the WTO boss announced that her son was one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.

Dr Uchechi Iweala breaks medical record in US

This is a great news for Nigeria and a huge success for the surgeon in his career. Nigeria has been known for performing excellently in foreign land despite her challenges at home because of imbalance in political ideology.
15  Other / Off-topic / Facebook Plan To Rebrand Name To Meta on: October 28, 2021, 08:01:55 PM

Facebook Rebrands Name To Meta

There are feeling from critics of Facebook that the name changing is made out of hiding from public criticism. Do you think this planned rebranding will change anything on the PR crisis or is going to remain despite the name changing ?
16  Economy / Trading Discussion / Nigeria to finally launch Enaira today on: October 25, 2021, 07:31:20 AM
After the delay because of 61st independence anniversary

This news of launch of the Enaira has been coming but delayed because of one logistics or another and the anniversary celebration but now it is getting to be launched by the CBN. This is suppose to reduce the pressure on fiat and make the naira easily accessible on the digital space meaning anybody from whatever planet can easily make transaction on the naira home and abroad.
How do you see this launch and how do you think it will impact on the Nigerian economic especially as it is going to help create easy payment platform.

negative or positive
17  Economy / Economics / Elon musk now the richest man in earth on: October 16, 2021, 05:04:00 PM
Elon Musk has entered rarified air in the world billionaire rankings. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not only currently the richest person in the world, but is now worth as much as fellow billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined.

Can he sustain it for how long?

My question is can Elon musk sustain this new found financial spot for how long? We have seen bill gate coming back to this spot from time to time and occupying it for a longer time. Now that Elon musk is said being the richest in the world , is he going to keep to this status longer or we are yet going to hear another story of selling off assets because Elon musk is now known as a public stage man Grin Roll Eyes So what do you think?
18  Other / Beginners & Help / I don't know if this will still help us to recover lost passwords and our coins on: September 12, 2021, 01:23:15 PM
Charlie and Chris Brooks run Crypto Asset Recovery, a small business in New Hampshire.
They have helped to recover some amount of lost passwords and coins.

Reading further, the Crypto Asset Recovery site made mention of to my amazement and I was glad to see that a thread in 2011 was linked to it on the site called Nakamoto's Forum and undoubtedly; that is here, this wonderful forum with lots of opportunities.
This is the thread titled: Let's add up the KNOWN lost bitcoins

Excerpts from the site

For Chris and Charlie Brooks, finding lost passwords to cryptocurrency wallets requires figuring out how their clients' minds work - and that effort can help their customers retrieve a slice of what the pair estimates is about $4.7 billion worth of recoverable bitcoin stranded in locked wallets.

The Brookses narrowed it all down to 72 posts that described the loss of at least half of a bitcoin. They determined that 14% are potentially recoverable cases and that from their own work in recovering wallets for clients, they can decrypt about 35% of passwords. That led to their conclusion that about 2.45% of lost bitcoin is retrievable. With a range between 68,110 and 92,855 bitcoins, that would make up to $4.7 billion in bitcoin recoverable based on the asset's price of about $50,372 on Friday.

One of our most recent cracks had about $250,000," in a blockchain wallet, said Charlie, who majored in computer science in college. He's put school aside for now to work at the business. "This is something I've always liked. I would follow along with my dad ... Online treasure hunting, it seemed really cool

We get as good a list of passwords as we can from a client and then we put our heads together and spend some time extrapolating the way that they make their passwords and try to get in their mind when they are actually creating a password," said Charlie. "That's the most helpful thing, just seeing their practice," he said. "That's the cornerstone of our business, essentially."
The duo will run "hundreds of millions or billions of variations" of password patterns and test those against the encrypted version of the wallet, said Chris.
"If you don't have a very good [password] guess, there are more possible passwords than there are atoms in the universe, and I'm not being facetious when I say that," Chris said.

I also think sometimes when we lose our passwards we can do a near guess of it from our bunch of passwards or stuff close to that and that has been one of the secret of the duo father and son.

I don't know if this particular link was on the above thread HERE

Lets see if this will help anybody , thanks
19  Economy / Trading Discussion / A pharmacist turned blockchain entrepreneur on: September 11, 2021, 04:59:04 PM
I stumbled on this site that was talking about Bitmama and I got interested and read through to understand what that was all about. She is a Nigerian who have found love with blockchain and hence left her profession to "wear the clothes" of her passion. Of course I hope we understand that there is difference between profession and passion...

people assumed I was an elderly woman. So they started calling me ‘Bitmama’ — a combination of bitcoin and mama — and the name stuck.

Read the full interview of Ruth Iselema
20  Economy / Economics / Covid-19 vaccination becoming a criteria to live in the world on: September 11, 2021, 12:01:53 PM
I now see a situation that the world is changing and is coming to a level where if you don't have a covid-19 vaccination clearence or means to verify that you have been vaccinated or have received the latest jab of the vaccine, you won't be allowed to buy or sell. I had in my mind that face mask was going to play this "devil's advocate" but no, the vaccination is getting serious with huge restrictions and therefore looking like it is the devil's advocate.

Apart from the many countries that have been making public statement about the need and compulsory nature of taking the vaccine, I heard in the news barely 24 hours ago about America making it mandatory for big company owners to be vaccinated and show a prove of vaccination of their employees. This is more serious with America taking such steps to ensure compliance , more countries will follow this direction and gradually it will get to smaller businesses, SMEs and then to restrictions on entering banks, malls, fuels stations and etc which will replace face mask. Covid-19 Vaccination is becoming a serious phenomenon and even in Africa and Nigeria, it has started gaining grounds even as the doubt of its existence or and severity is still in doubt from larger percentage of the population.
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