Category: Society

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Why MMM Nigeria Is A Ponzi And Pyramid Scheme

The terms “Ponzi scheme” and “pyramid scheme” are widely used interchangeably when referring to MMM, but there’s a difference between them. Similarity between a Ponzi scheme and pyramid scheme Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes...

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Happy 56th Independence Day To The Dysfunctional Nation Nigeria

I’ve been off blogging on Thescripton for a while and there’s no better date to get back to writing about the political, societal and economic situation in the nation than today. Today is Nigeria’s...

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Restrictions On Naira ATM Cards Abroad—A Horrible Move

Some banks in Nigeria have stopped Nigerians from being able to withdraw with their ATMs cards abroad. Others have reduced the daily withdrawal limit to $300. In fact, Zenith bank Nigeria reduced its monthly...

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Comparing The 2: Niger Delta Militants and Boko Haram

Boko Haram and the Niger Delta militancy are clearly a result of a failed government. Some people make the mistake of comparing Niger Delta militants to Boko Haram. It’s like comparing “semi-good to extremely...

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The Problem With Sahara Reporters

With a social media of over 2 million followers, Sahara Reporters no doubt is one of the biggest news agency in Nigeria… According to Wikipedia, it promotes citizen journalism by encouraging everyday people to...

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This Northerner Thinks Differently Of Northern Nigeria—Read

When Sahara Reporters made a post about Buhari’s statement admitting that old age would limit his performance–the comment section got flooded with comments(as expected). Some comments were full with great perspective… Some were ignorant… Some...

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Where’s The Nigerian Dream? Spoiler: We Have None

According to James Truslow Adam’s definition of the American dream in 1931: “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social...