Captain Blood: Searching For Its Origins


“Captain Blood” is the “internal name” of the Wole Soyinka, co-founder and spiritual head, of the Pyrates Confraternity (PC) also known as the National Association of Seadogs (NAS). Soyinka is more affectionately addressed internally as “Capoon Blood” or “CB” (its abbreviation), a name which also well known to the general public. The PC is the internal image of the organisation and NAS is the public image creating some interesting bifurcations within. What is most unusual about the name Capoon Blood is its elusive origins. Continue reading

Scamming with the Name of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


Someone boldly parading as Oby Ezekwesili and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (at varying times but using the same lines) on Facebook is asking ‘new’ “friends” by way of private intimate and salacious conversation to pay N40,000 upfront in order to get a N5 million loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is no doubt yet another approach to the infamous “419” (advance fee fraud) scam Nigeria is, unfortunately, associated with. Continue reading

National Association of Seadogs: Capoon or Capone?

The Leaders of the National Association of Seadogs (NAS) a.k.a. the Pyrates Confraternity are commonly known in public as “Capoons”. The word Capoon is a slight corruption of the “Cap’n” which in turn is a slight corruption of the word “Captain”. The leaders of the international body and chapters of NAS  are thus Captains, colloquially Capoons. Some scribes of NAS have even chosen to use the more formal term “President” to match corporate ambitions.

It begins to be puzzling when the Leaders of NAS eschew the aforementioned nomenclature ascribed to them and choose to adopt the term for leader, “Capone”. Continue reading

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