Tuesday, 12 February 2013


British youths looting a shop during a riot.

Many youths in different nations around the world especially 3rd world nations might never be fortunate throughout their life time seeing their governments establish a national insurance scheme like that of the United Kingdom which prepared a grand design for its unemployed through the social insurance scheme that pays its citizens  unemployment benefits while out of work.   As a young man with a Bsc. in political science and a higher degree in commercial administration who graduated at the mid of the financial crisis, I have not being able to secure a job in an era where major global financial institutions  and governments have acknowledge to be the worst economic recession since the Second World War. Having known how the British government have instituted a social security scheme which helps to sustain its unemployed youths by receiving  income benefits , I was a fan of the British model, thinking Britons of my age and probably my qualification surely have no reason to be unhappy with their government. But I got it independently  wrong when I saw the riots of August 2011 in the UK on my screens led and executed by youths similar to the Arab spring.

I was not going to let the subsequent 2012 London Olympics i saw on my screens which Britain showcased to the world in its opening day the traditional and natural evolution of the hard working British men and women went through in history from a cave man like era to the medieval society, straight into the industrial revolution, the determination to rebuild after 2nd World War, the sweat and challenges in administration and the brick by brick construction of a society  that led to its modern day existence truly explains to anyone paying attention on how focused and hardworking the British people had been over the millennium drag my attention to believe everything was perfect with the British pride.  Before I changed my perception about Britain's Insurance programs, I decided to draw my attention closer to the "force" that made it possible for the English youths within the British society in different towns and cities of the UK went on rampage.

 And there I got the answer in the process of pondering over and asking questions to why a young British generation without much challenges compared to what their grandfather went through during and after the Second World War recession had to cope with. Britain was a nation which many African countries tried to copy its social security programs but failed woefully, why would the youths want to pull down the walls that upheld these structures which has been providing for their needs virtually every Fridays? If so, then something must be within or inside the structures that were not known or taken cognizance of by the British administrators, its public, the academia, which I found to be the ugly side of the British pride.

Any attempt to Google out British pride from the world wide web, one is flooded with a barrage of suggestions which expresses the British pride in its successes, doggedness, dynamism and the greatness of the British people, which i consider not to be a bad idea. But buried within the British pride are youths that do not suggest any success, dynamism or doggedness  which the world saw during the UK riots. Not to quickly apportion blame to the youths that went on rampage and the younger generation that possess the ugly side of the British pride that am about to speak about, the government officials and its behavioral scientist in the universities should  be held partially responsible for not being able to decipher the dangers associated with the British pride, which causes the selection and determination of what kind of job a British young man should do. Or can one probably suggest that those in government and academia too grew up under such circumstances and did not read the fine prints.

Just as the Prime minister David Cameron said during the 2011 August riots, that British youths were lazy, he is simply validating the facts on what British pride has made out of its citizens for other nationals from Africa, Eastern Europe especially the Polish that have taken over the UK menial jobs under the illusion of government policy which give priority to British citizens in terms of job placements even when those that dropped out of college and high school knew that the level of their certificates does not equal the job they desire. The British pride within their conscience translates to an attitude in the everyday life of a young British that foreigner are meant to do menial jobs and as such, the culture of job "discriminatory attitude" serves as one of their genetic composition. A wonderful scenario is unfolding rapidly as the Polish language was found in a recent research conducted to be the second most spoken language in the UK, due to the integration of many Eastern European nations into the EU. Flocks of young Polish citizens have taken over the menial jobs in the UK, and one can sincerely hope that the British government can consistently hold on by providing executive jobs for their citizens even without the necessary qualification or else another riot might be looming in the future as it considers to break away from the EU. Even the well educated Black Africans that migrated to Britain are finding it harder to compete with the Polish citizens who are willing to earn lesser than the minimum wage.

 The British pride has grown to become an attitude which is considered as necessary and spoken of in  like manners as in "If I do not get the job I desire I sit at home and earn my benefits" forgetting that its the necessary qualification one possessed that suits the executive jobs. But that seems to be the order of the day among the "lazy" British youths according to the Prime minister.

Related Topics: Acts of extremist and its impact on society

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


                                           Nigerian troops in action in Maduguri metropolis.

The Nigerian public were not informed that Abubakar Shekau and Abu Qaqa the leaders of the notorious terrorist group in Nigeria and six of their high ranking lieutenants were captured in a desert village in northern Mali. The security details of the operation were perfect before and after the leadership of the terror groups hide-out was known to the Nigerian military contingent just three weeks within their commencement into the war against terrorism in the Sub Sahara Africa. The only individuals that were aware of the operation to strike the hideout of the militant group where the President, Senate President, Speaker of the House, National Security Adviser Chief, Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Army Staff and the Commandant of the Nigerian troops in Mali. The Nigerian military in conjunction with a few Malian military strike force were able to apprehend the group and in their  possession where coded documents on its plan for Nigeria in years to come and how its striking force are to carry out operations before the year 2020. The capture and the coded documents found, have dealt a blow to the groups plan and it is clear that a gradual draw-down to a complete ceasefire would be expected to end by the year 2020 when the terrorist group will disarm completely and the nation will be safe from the terror acts.

The documents contain serial attack mocks programs and were constructed in drills, I have been able to decode it and here is the best information given to the data. It was found that candidates were arranged in classes and various examination halls without proper security checks due to the time frame set for the exams and the security challenges in the northern part of the country made it possible for the lapses which Boko Haram got, to unleash the highest mayhem and murder Nigeria ever recorded since the advent of the sect. Being the only known terrorist group in the country all attention was paid to it as the source behind the deaths of candidates in about 5 states in the north. Candidates and persons came with cars and motorcycles parked at various positions around various examination venues in most of the volatile states in the Northern part of the country and that was what the terror group capitalized upon to inflict pains on the Nigerian population. It was not in the security details of the matriculation board to protect the candidates but the board worked earnestly to protect and safe guard its questionnaires months before the examination date which took place all around different centers in the country.

                                                        Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram leader

 The exam body left the security of lives to the weak and incapable Nigerian police which was a prey to the deadly terrorist group known as Boko Haram. The examination board depended on the military men mounting various check points in volatile states in the mid north and far north of the country. A military apparatus that have been stretched to the limit and have found it difficult to even know the difference between a Boko Haram member and a Maduguri university student because the militant group survives within the local population and many among the military men deployed are not indigenes.

45 minutes into the examination, at exactly 10: 47am a loud noise broke the serene silence and the assault began in one of the centers North –East of Kaduna. It was a calculated attempt by the sect in various centers to attack simultaneously. The terrorist groups stormed the venue with different sort of weapons ranging from AK47  shooting sporadically into classes and halls while others among them were throwing home made improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in to various halls to achieve results as expected. The security men watching over the candidates in order for them not to commit examination mal-practices were found running for their dear lives. Commotion was the order of the day as the gate man who locked the gate after every student had entered was no where to be found, emergency exit for candidates were not part of the structures erected in the building which made the armed suicide bomber had a field day.

In Kano, the government school was encircled by the Boko Haram militants even though the streets to the school has various military check points and at the entrance gate to the exam venue there was a size-able security presences. That did not deter the terrorist group which had planned meticulously days before the examination and had kept a car filled with 30 kilograms of bombs. As their usually trade mark, they created a detour by throwing IED’s from a fast moving car towards the school fence and some landed within the school premises exploding and damaging the principal’s office and other empty classes but their aim was to draw the attention of the security men guarding the school which they achieved.

As the sound of the explosion was heard in the hall candidates were scared but had no option but to keep