WOW! See Nigeria’s new position in the Scrabble World Rankings

In September, we introduced you to Wellington Jighere, who is Africa’s first world Scrabble champion. Thanks to his genius and some other scrabble talents out of Nigeria, the country is now number one in the Scrabble world rankings.

Before now, USA was the number one country in the world when it came to Scrabble. Boasting 2845 points as opposed to the USA’s 2805, Nigeria has now overtaken them with 40 points.

One of the events that catapulted Nigeria to that position was the 2018 African Scrabble Championship, which concluded four days ago in Kenya, with all 11 Nigerian players at the championship placing among the top 40.

The captain of Nigeria’s senior Scrabble team, Moses Peter won the championship ahead of Wellington Jighere, who was the first runner-up. Delightfully, Nigerian players also placed third, fifth, eighth, ninth and tenth at the championship.

From the look of things, Nigeria will continue dominating Africa in Scrabble for a long time.

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WONDERFUL: You won’t believe what these two Ghanaians did with their president’s birth-date.

Christmas has come early for at least two Ghanaians who decided to choose lottery numbers that tallied with the country’s former president, John Mahama’s birth year, 1958 – and it worked for the as they won substantial amount of money.

According to Adomonline, Mahama paid a visit to Moshi Zongo and other communities in Kumasi over the weekend and details of his birth were shared. Some residents who love betting decided to stake bets using his numbers and they won.

A charcoal seller, Akua Laariba, who won her bets using the former president’s birth year said, “If you don’t have money, you don’t have a say, if not for the lottery my daughter, who has gotten nursing training admission, would’ve gotten pregnant.”

She said that her burden has been banished by the two ‘magic’ numbers, 19 and 58.

“When John Mahama came to Moshi Zongo, I went there and it was there, I learnt of the year he was born, so, I decided to stake it.

“I staked with 10 cedis and won  2,000 cedis. I’ve gone for another charcoal consignment and deposited 1,000 cedis in the bank to cater for my daughter’s education,” she added.

Another Kumasi resident, who placed her bets with Mahama’s birth year, Ayishetu, said, she heard about those winning bets by using Mahama’s birth year and decided to stake GHS5.

“I was at the store and I heard of it. I had to look for a secluded place to stake. I got 1,000 cedis,” she said with excitement.

Lotto seller, Kwame Bekoe, recounts several attempts he made on hearing of other people winnings. He said, “Since I missed the registration plate numbers stories, I had to fall on the birth year. I staked [and] lost 30 cedis each on Thursday and Friday. Finally, I won on Saturday. Some other friends also won. I think he (Mahama) is a lucky man.”

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OMG! Check out how this 8-year-old boy earned N7.9 Billion on social media in a year

An eight-year-old American boy who reviews children’s toys online has been named as the world’s highest earning YouTube creator. Ryan ToysReview, an American kid who loves Lego, trains, cars, Disney and his 17 million followers who generated him over 26 billion views

 

 

And thanks to his content, young Ryan has managed to earn $22 million (£17 million) in 2018 with appearances from his parents and twin sisters. Ryan’s earnings, which do not include tax or fees charged by agents or lawyers, have doubled compared with the previous year when he was placed in eighth place after bringing in $11 million (£8 million) in revenue between 2016 and 2017.

 

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Ryan, who publishes videos most days with his mum, dad and twin sisters under the name Ryan ToysReview, is estimated to have earned £17 million ($22m) in the last year. Read more: ‘Find the next Blue Peter and Grange Hill’: Minister launches £60m Children’s TV fund The channel has racked up 26 billion views and 17.3 million followers since launching in March 2015 with a homemade video of Ryan playing with Lego.

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A video in which Ryan, then five or six-years-old, finds toy eggs on an inflatable water slide has been viewed 1.6 billion times. Asked why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan replied: “Because I’m entertaining and I’m funny.” Biggest earner All but around £1 million of the income comes from adverts shown before videos, with the rest from sponsorship deals. Read more: Wannabe YouTubers expect to earn more than investment bankers Forbes, which compiled the estimates, said his sponsorship income is relatively low as “the result not only of how few deals Ryan (or his family) chooses to accept, but also the fact that his pint-sized demographic isn’t exactly all that flush”.

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As he is still a child, 15 per cent of Ryan’s earnings are put into a bank account that he will be able to access when he turns 18. While his income has doubled in the last year, it is expected to rise sharply again after he began selling an exclusive range of toys and clothing with US supermarket Walmart. A video of Ryan visiting Walmart to look at his own product range has been viewed 14 million times. YouTube rich list The school child has out-earned some of YouTube’s biggest names, including Jake Paul, PewDiePie and Logan Paul.

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The 10 Richest YouTubers of 2018

1. Ryan ToysReview – $22 million (£17 million)

2. Jake Paul – $21.5 million (£16.8 million)

3. Dude Perfect – £20 million (£15 million)

4. DanTDM – $18.5 million (£14.5 million)

5. Jeffree Star – $18 million (£14 million)

6. Markiplier – $17.5 million (£13.7 million)

7. Vanoss Gaming – $17 million (£13 million)

8. Jacksepticeye – $16 million (£12.5 million)

9. PewDiePie – $15.5 million (£12 million)

10. Logan Paul – $14.5 million (£11 million)

 

The tooth fairy rewarded him with $20 under his pillow for the lost nasher. Equivalent to his income every 30 seconds.

Inn’t Ryan a genius…..Kindly share your views and opinion about a child engaging in this kind of online business in Nigeria at a tender age

Nigerian Army Says You Should KEEP OFF From This Area To Avoid Being Shot

Its about that time of the year when the Nigerian Army will carry out its shooting exercise.

Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its School of Military Police, Zaria, would conduct Annual Range Classification from Monday to November 23 and advised residents to keep-off the area.

Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School, Lt. Adekunle Adeyemi-Akinleye, stated in a statement in Zaria.

Adeyemi-Akinleye said that the exercise would be conducted at its shooting range located at Tohu and Kabama villages in Dogarawa, Sabobgari Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

He said: “Annual Range Classification is a routine activity aimed at assessing the proficiency of the troops on their weapons handling.

“The exercise will involve firing of live ammunition using small arms. The authority has put in place safety measures and precautions to ensure a safe and hitch-free exercise.

“However, residents of Dogarawa village are advised to stay away from the range general area within the scheduled period.”

According to Adeyemi-Akinleye, residents of the affected communities are urged not to panic seeing movement of troops and hearing the sound of gunshot.

He said that it was a routine exercise for soldiers of Nigerian Army School of Military Police.

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