The Methodology of Contemporary African History
The way and manner religious institutions are behaving and selling God lately, we no longer know who created who, weather God created man or man created him for a purpose. This book is written to sensitize the masses against the growing ugly trend of 419 schemes happening on the internet; in churches and other religious bodies; in GSM companies, stock and investment companies; at the grassroots; and within political structures. It has been estimated that every second at least 10,000 scams are happening in the world. Someone out there is either selling dreams or buying one. This book contains hilarious stories of 419 schemes that will make you both laugh and think. This book will also make you realize that although 419 is a Nigerian criminal code, it is not only a Nigerian thing but a global thing. 419 is happening everywhere, even as you pick up your phone and send strings of text messages to your service providers, either to enter a lottery draw or answer a ‘simple’ question on a TV promo to win a million. Anyone can be a victim of 419 schemes, even Albert Einstein, even the Pope, Nelson Mandela, George Bush, or Bill Gates. It is all about what we desperately desire and our greedy human instincts. 419 has many different faces. 419 is the selling of false dreams. This book aims to help the African youth to abstain from falling for or promoting any acts of 419. Wealth from such an ugly means cannot be used to enhance creativity and achieve the developmental goals we need in the continent. 419 destroy trust in human and business relationships; 419 causes emotional wrecks and, in extreme cases, death of the victim by suicide; 419 is an abuse of time and creative energy. To the perpetrators of 419 scams, I say: stop selling dreams and get a life, for when you hypnotize others you hypnotize yourself too. For all of those religious fanatics and hypocrites, selling God and false dreams, I say to you stop such ugly acts and find better things to do with your lives and time.