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‘My Story Should Give Poor Nigerians Hope’ – Hushpuppi

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Suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has asked poor Nigerians to be optimistic of change and take solace from his story.

He said his story should give hope to people who are suffering because of widespread hunger and poverty in Nigeria.

Hushpuppi made the latest statement in a video which surfaced on social media, after he was arrested recently in Dubai and extradited to the U.S to face criminal charges for allegedly using the Internet to steal millions of dollars from people and institutions around the world.

The 37-year-old Nigerian who was resident in Dubai was known for living an extravagant lifestyle and flaunting it on social media. Mr Abbas said in the video that;

“Una suppose use my story do documentary to give people hope,” .

“But una feel say people no deserve hope, na suffer they must dey use to. Una believe say na wetin I deserve na to suffer.”

Mr Abbas spoke in Pidgin English in the five-minute video.

He said many Nigerians were living under the crushing effect of poverty because of bad government in the country.

He said his mum hails from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, but that she has never benefited from the huge money made from the oil exploitation in the region. He said;

“What about people in Badagry, people in Agege, enjoyment reach their side?

“What about people wey dey Ebonyi state? Not for once I don watch news, I don hear say one development don reach Ebonyi. All those places dem no be Nigerians, dem no deserve enjoyment?”

It is clear he recorded the video before his arrest as a response to Nigerians on social media who were questioning his source of money and also criticising his flamboyant lifestyle.

He said Nigerians were coming after him on social media because of the “meat” he was “eating” abroad.

“Una come look say meat wey I dey chop for abroad na him dey affect Nigeria, na him make Nigeria no good, I no deserve to chop meat, I no deserve to wear better clothes, I no even deserve to look like human being.”

He said he was making money as “a social media influencer” from countries that were paying him heavily to “host parties, (and) events”.

Mr Abbas in the video talked about his personal struggle with poverty, how he got hit by a commercial motorcycle and how he lost his younger sister and a step-mother because of poverty and illness.

“I no enjoy one single enjoyment from government, my papa no enjoy one enjoyment. For my own generation, I am the only one that has escaped from poverty,” he said.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari owes his father explanation on why there was so much poverty in Nigeria.

In a separate video, Mr Abbas is seen chatting over a meal with a group of persons, where they were boasting about the enormous money he had.

The people in the video looked like his close friends, from their interactions.

“Hushpuppi’s driver is paid N700,000 a month,” one of the persons on the meal table said. “People that are abusing him, you are working house boy job, they are paying you N35,000.”

Mr Abbas cut into the chat to confirm what the fellow had just said, adding that his driver earned more than a “commissioner” in Nigeria and that his cleaner earned N250,000.

They all laughed over it.

One of them mocked Mr Abbas’ critics, saying they would have done better by begging ‘Hushpuppi’ to employ their fathers as his driver.

Mr Abbas is seen in yet another video shot inside Dubai airport, where he was enthusing about the beauty of the airport and the “enjoyment” that comes with money.

Next, he filmed himself on a ride inside a Rolls-Royce headed towards the airport where a private jet was waiting to fly him to Paris.

“Thank you, Jesus!” He said inside the luxury car. Meanwhile, another Rolls-Royce was carrying his luggage to the plane.

“This life is too good to be real,” he screamed with childish excitement. “Paris, I am coming in a private jet. Paris, stand up, for the real one is coming through.”

He ate assorted fruits inside the flight and read Forbes magazine.

The video ended with Mr Abbas arriving at Paris–Le Bourget Airport and checking into a 5-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotels, Paris.

In a criminal complaint filed against him, the American authorities said Mr Abbas financed his opulent lifestyle through money he made from Internet scams and that he belonged to an international criminal network which almost scammed an English Premier League soccer club of about $124 million.

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BBNaija2021: See all the female housemates (Photos)

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The total number of housemates for this year’s edition are 22; 11 male housemates and 11 female housemates.

Upon introduction, the excited ladies all expressed their readiness to give in their best during this period of time as they hope to entertain their fans to the fullest.

Nigerians on their part have already begun to scramble for their favorite housemates.

Undoubtedly, determination and success are written on the faces of these ladies.

Therefore here are all the female housemates for the BBNaija show season 6 tagged ‘Shine Ya Eye’:

MARIA 

 

ANGEL 

 

PEACE 

 

BEATRICE 

 

JACKIE B 

 

TEGA 

 

ARIN 

 

LIQUOROSE 

 

PRINCESS

 

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BBNaija2021: Disappointed Male Housemates Snubs Female Housemates (Photos)

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The male housemates of the 6th edition of the BBNaija reality show are high disappointed by the looks of their female housemates.

Angel was the first female housemate to be introduced into the house and was greatly snubbed.

The 21-year-old Akwa Ibom lady entered the house to a sad looks on the faces of the male housemates.

There was no show of excitement and reluctantly showed her where to sit down.

The Akwa Ibom housemate reveals that, she’s a writer and she then described herself as being bossy. She also has 11 tattoos.

Peace, who followed after Angel, also got the same treatment.

Is this the prank the guys have planned to play on the female housemates???

Don’t get it twisted, let’s see how it will all play out.

 

 

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BBNaija2021: See The First Five Females To Grace The House (Photos)

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The 6th edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show kick off yesterday, 24th July 2021, and it was tagged Shine Ya Eye”.

The reality show started by the revealing of 11 male housemates into the Big Brother house.

However, we are now witnessing the unveiling of the remaining housemates as it is taking place today, 25th July 2021.

So far, five beautiful ladies have been introduced into the Big Brother house, also known to me as the house of cameras.

From what am seeing, the female housemates are definitely full of vibes and are fully ready to light the house up for the 3 months period.

The moment is here, see the first five female housemates to grace 6th edition of the BBNaija reality show:

Peace

Angel

Tega

Arin

JACKIE B 

 

 

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