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27 Apr 2019
For weeks now, there has been a lingering debate about whether internet fraud popuarly known as 'yahoo yahoo' is an actual crime. The conversation started when Nigerian songbird, Simi asked internet fraudsters known as Yahoo Boys to stop listening and promoting the songs of Nigerian artistes. According to the "Tiff" crooner, the perpetrators of yahoo…
26 Apr 2019
Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday went on a manhunt for suspected internet fraudsters and arrested 32 persons. Aged between 15 and 39, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, during an early morning sting operation carried out by men…
25 Apr 2019
For some weeks now, the social media sphere has been rife with the debate of whether cybercrime popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo is an actual crime. The debate was sparked after Nigerian songstress, Simi asked Yahoo boys to stop listening to the music of Nigerian artistes as they do not need their support. Following Simi's…
8 Apr 2019
A Twitter user has called out Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold for reportedly aiding and abetting internet fraudsters popularly referred to as “Yahoo Boys”. The allegation is coming on the heels of Gold’s wife, Simi slamming Yahoo boys as bringing shame to Nigeria and making the country a laughing stock. Simi who is also a singer…
7 Mar 2019
A 32-year-old physiotherapist, Rachael Godwin, has recounted how her boyfriend, an online fraudster popularly called ‘yahoo boys’ almost used her pants for money ritual.
27 Jan 2019
Mug shots of young Nigerians intercepted by security operatives over their involvement in Internet fraud and other cyber crimes are becoming commonplace on the pages of newspapers, as well as on online platforms.
20 Jan 2019
Award-winning Nigerian songwriter and singer Harrysong, has waded into the issue of stealing and using pants for ritual purposes, which he described as crazy. The entertainer condemned the criminal act while advising ritualists and yahoo boys who are desperate to make quick money to find an alternative and legal means of making money. He said, “Something…
20 Jan 2019
Nigerian rapper Lil Kesh who came under heavy backlash for his song, "Logo Benz" which featured YBNL boss, Olamide has said he does not regret singing the song despite the controversies surrounding the song. Speaking with Sunday Scoop, Kesh said they were inspired to do the song by the happenings in society. He said, “Logo Benz…
27 Nov 2018
As the gale of ritual killings continues by suspected Yahoo Boys sends jitters down the spines of parents of Delta State University...
20 May 2018
Controversy was the order of the week as we saw people come under offensive torture for expressing their thoughts on matters arising. From criticising people for calling out advanced fee fraud to getting arrested for sleeping, here is what happened in our week: Noble Igwe Yahoo Saga Over the weekend, Noble Igwe came under serious…
21 Nov 2017
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