Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lagos State Government To Relocate Computer Village To Katagowa

Computer Village needs no introduction as pretty much every Nigerian has either done business there, been there or heard about the popular Tech market.

 Recent development suggests that the market as we know it might be moved as the Lagos State Government in a series of tweets confirmed the relocation of Computer Village to ICT Park, Kantangowa in Agbado/Oke-Odo Area.

P.S - This isn't the first time the Lagos State Government is discussing a relocation plan, the screenshot below dates back to 2013.
computer to be moved to katangowa
However, judging by the recent actions by the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, it is quite possible that the relocation might come sooner than expected.

The stated reasons for relocation includes;
  • Need to control environmental degradation
  • Housing stock deficit
  • and traffic congestion in the Ikeja axis.
Note that the Katangowa market is quite bigger than the current Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land. However, it's setting is quite disorganized with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes A.K.A Akube.

Anyways let's see how thing unfolds, though its quite favorable for because Katangowa is way closer to me than Ikeja.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Lets Talk About 08030004900 - The Number That's Killing People

Since last week we’ve heard of stories of people jumping into Lagos Lagoon for some unknown reasons and people quickly attributed the multiple suicide to this number 08030004900 calling people.

Since then I have received various warning messages across whatsapp and Facebook telling me not pick whenever the number calls. But trust me to be stubborn as always...the alledged killer number called me and i picked but was disappointed to hear the regular MTN promotional rubbish.

killer number
I recently logged on to Nairaland and saw a story about someone who received call from the number and died. Check it out below;
Nollywood script writer, director & producer Chike Bryan Nnamani, a father of five, has died after he received a call from home while on his way to work, suddenly developed a stroke and died hours later after he was admitted at Lagos State Teaching hospital.

What You Should Know About 08030004900
  • The number 08030004900 is an MTN Nigeria number used for promotions
  • Its mtn short code. Instead of calling with 4900, they call with a regular looking number
  • It’s only meant for marketing purposes only, hence can't be called
  • 4900 is a short code used by MTN for their caller tunez promotional services and the full digit is is 08030004900
  • This number doesn't kill people
  • People who jumped into Lagos lagoon did that for reasons known to them, so sad we can't ask them now.
A friend even said he received a call from the number and when he picked, he heard INCANTATIONS...Can you believe that?? Couldn't help but laugh..

Stop spreading rumors all over, no sorcery attached to that number.