Monthly Archives: June, 2008

Mr Uche Annaji, computer scientist of the CBN, spammer or Joker

this one has taken another dimension:

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I am Mr Uche Annaji a computer scientist with central bank of Nigeria. I am 26 years old, just started work with C.B.N. I came across your file which was marked X and your released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that you have paid VIRTUALLY all fees and certificate but the fund has not been release to you.

The most annoying thing is that they cannot tell you the truth that on no account will they ever release the fund to you, instead they let you spend money unnecessarily. I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can release this fund to you if you can certify me of my security, and how I can run away from this Nigeria if I do this, because if I don’t run away from this country after i made the transfer, I will be seriously in trouble and my life will be in danger.

Please this is like a Mafia setting in Nigeria, you may not understand it because you are not a Nigerian. The only thing I will need to release this fund is a special HARD DISK we call it HD120 GIG.

I will buy two of it, recopy your information, destroy the previous one, punch the computer to reflect in your bank within 24 banking hours. I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file, after which I will run away from Nigeria to meet with you. If you are interested , do get in touch with me immediately
You should send to me your convenient tell/fax numbers for easy communications and also re confirm your banking details, so that there won’t be any mistake.


Mr Uche Annaji.
Computer Scientist.


Yahoo addresses e-mail to begin offering new email domains: ymail and rocketmail

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer
1 hour, 35 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo Inc. is offering free e-mail accounts under two new designations in an effort to attract Web surfers unhappy with their current addresses.
The Sunnyvale-based company expects to begin registering new addresses under the domains of “ymail” and “rocketmail” around noon PDT Thursday at

It will be the first time that Yahoo has offered e-mail accounts under umbrellas other than its own company name since it became a correspondence conduit in 1997.

Yahoo began offering free e-mail shortly after its $80 million acquisition of Four11 Corp., which included the rocketmail domain. Rocketmail users at the time of the acquisition were allowed to keep their existing accounts, but Yahoo hadn’t accepted any new addresses under that name until now.

The diversification into new e-mail designations is being driven by the difficulty that people are having as they try to find an appealing e-mail handle under the Yahoo domain.


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Precious memories: Professor Kwesi Andam

The first time I set my foot on the soil at Kwane Nkrumah University of Science and Technology was in 2003 and since then I fell in love with the institution. I was so happy to see an institution with modem buildings, a serene environment that spells education, a Library with recent books, magazines and journals, well equipped laboratories(engineering) etc., polite students and University staff. I was so surprised to see all these right in the heart of Africa, in Kumasi, Ghana, where people line up at bus-stops, walk about gently, drive gently, where University students dress up like students(especially the females), where the roads at pot-hole-less. Permit me to say I was stunned.

Two years later, I was back again for 3–weeks seminar, during which I met Professor Allottey, the name which immediately rang a bell from my University Physics days. whom I had thought to be European/American all along. Permit me to say that I was so surprised that this man was ‘black’.

AndamThen I met Professor Kwesi Andam, who spoke with the language of a true Professor. I could almost see the vision emanating from his eyes, as he delivered his speech, starting with his birth, childhood, academic years, his wife, his married life and family, his professional career.

His academic days challenged me most, as he described his PhD project, which he described as extremely tough(then), but extremely simple(today) considering the various technologies that have made life simple. He noted that making life simple was the purpose of technology, and that the University was a major player in producing graduates that would make the world a better place. I was really challenged by his ‘do it yourself’ attitude as he asked: ‘when will Africa begin helping herself’. 

I beheld a man who worked for all he had, a man who knew where he was going, what he wanted to do and what he had been / was doing about it all. He told us of his vision for the KNUST, the progress they have been making, all in the technological line. He spoke of Africa, of Europe and America, he covered the whole world just in a couple of minutes. I was so challenged that day, t’was as if I should grow wings and fly.

Some few minutes ago, I was checking up on the photos section of the KNUST webpage , only to read that Professor Andam is no more. Worse, it has been months since he passed and I never heard.

I am at a loss of words at this moment because we have lost another gem.

Dear Professor, may your gentle soul rest in Peace, and you can be sure that the seeds you planted in all of us during your short speech (over 15–countries were represented) will live forever.

Andam funeral