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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Niger Delta, Nigeria. A Hopeless Youth and A Failing Government ?

Niger Delta, Nigeria A Hopeless Youth and A Failing Government.

A lot of noise has been in the air over Kidnappings in the "oil rich" Niger Delta in Nigeria. I wonder where everybody is putting their brains these days.
I thought these people should have learnt from the Palestine/Israeli disputes. Killing and Destruction has never really been the way since the world became very sophisticated.
Any one who witnessed the previous elections would agree with me that these same Kidnappers were the guys the Politicians hired to steal ballot boxes and carry out atrocious acts for their sakes. Now that they are on the other side of the coin. It’s difficult to stop them and rumors have it that Some US anti terrorist forces had to be Imported to help in operations. Though there have been few responses to this allegations by Nigerian Gov. Officials, Not a lot wouldn't blame President Olusegun Obasanjo much if he resorts to International Security Aid. Cause the situation down there is really scary.
The Youths failed to realize that they will not get substantial help from being violent and deadly. I don't think any can blame them much too cause they have little or no education to sustain them.

However I think they should have propelled most of their energy to making sure they look out for and elect the right person to their senate and push for some serious lobbying. Get some international help politically instead of militarily or better put "Terroricaly".
They should put the fire instead on their Governors whom if really devoted to their cause would take it upon themselves to build good schools, Roads, Good basic amenities with the huge allocations from the Federal Government.
In my opinion if what they are asking for which is larger control of the resources in that region is granted what we'll have is larger crime profiles, More lootings of public funds and more violence. If the Governors are dedicated to their cause they would make sure the roads that are constructed if ever are not partial in any way. I mean there are cases in where the State Govs. Concentrate large efforts in developing their home communities with higher grade materials and standards while those done for other are done nonchalantly that they don't even last a year before needing serious renovations. And that’s if it is done et al.

• There was also a funny case where the Nigerian President went to lay a faculty of Technology foundation stone several years ago just into his first tenure at the delta state univerisity Ole campus in ole. All they have to show for it today is a stone.

If any one is to be blamed it's the leader(the President) for giving them a stone instead of a school.

These people are tired of neglected promises.
The Government has failed in terms of showing the people that they care.
The Government on its part have seriously been “Immature“about it response to these attacks. And I hope they change their attitude. When the president said the previous kidnappings where the first and the last, I thought he was going to massively resurrect all development project in the region and seeing them to fruition. If they intend to give the youth a different impression. But that wasn't the case. Instead there are military raids, how do you expect people to stop being violent by making their environment a war zone. Where has it happened? Especially when you are not dealing with Individuals.
I will suggest that the Gov. begin to look into the rapid improvement of life in the region where its country is surviving from. Giving the new generation a better dreams and things to achieve is the way to go, else when these set of militants are killed another generation will rise when they find nothing better to do with their lives and of course they will be smarter in they way they’ll carry out their operations, they’ll learn from history.

By continually neglecting their predicament which is too obvious to the world is pushing them to the wall and it’s not the better way to go either. There should be more focus on this part of the country now than ever if the Nigerian President is going to keep his words when he says there will be no more abduction of foreign oil workers.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Naija360(Nigerian hot or not) wow

Guys I didn't expect the response to be that much but thank you thank you, you're all too sweet. I never Imagined Nigerians loved fun this much.
Anyway there have been some really interesting response to the gist flowing around regards naija360.com. Every one is going there. Even guys from Kenya. Though just one at the moment.
Features are really taking up some good chunk of my time to churn out. I think I'm going to get a partner.
But sadly I have to clear my desk at the office else I'll be in trouble. But once I'm done with the projects at hand I'll focus fully on adding more features... Plus I'll also like to announce the we have chosen nairaland.com as our official forum. So I guess we'll be starting a new thread at nairaland for our naija360 jists, plus those dying to make suggestions and help make naija360 a better place can get a chance to do so.

I better get back to work and finish up before time runs out.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Now that it looks better

Naija360 does make me feel better now though it took little or no effort to modify the look to what it is right now. I must admit I feel great about my work on this one. What's left is a few more features working and we'll splash the news to everybody else. In the meantime, there's been twenty registrations and I'm trying hard to get the tell a friend feature to work for email addresses outside the domain. I can't wait to see people having fun on something I created. My head keep growing bigger when I see people signup. Yesterday for instance saw three new users.
Features are added each day and I take out four hours off my day to fix bugs, write new features, and respond to anything that requires my attention on the site.
Naija360 will rock real soon...

sign up and have fun. :)

Friday, February 17, 2006

The birth of naija360.com

Been a while since I had time to write anything. I've been too busy writing code to even think straight. How ever I met the 14 day deadline/wager for the cloning of a Hot or Not site for the Bangladesh Indians. But there was a little challenge. My contact was fired the day before the deadline leaving me with 14 days and nights of rush work and substantial working application. I had no Idea what to do with the program at first and was a little disappointed.
After a day of laying lazily on my bed brain storming how I could sell the code. I thought hey! Why not convert this code content to read Nigeria and start a Nigerian hot or Not site, I didn't hesitate on the idea since it ordinarily gave me some fufilment in my hard work.
Another thing tough was that the first program was heavily stereotyped so I needed to pull out some functions and reconfigure the code and names to fit Nigerian. Still working on a new User Interface though. But of course there has been some signups. But the full package will be out soon.
I really hope I'm able get the necessary help to pull this off successfully.
It also gave me the confidence in my abilities to sit, plan an application and work on it alone. Though working alone is not the best in most cases.
Right now new ideas are coming to me and I feel the power to pull them off.

With time I'll blog on the full functionalities and what the obstacles were while the work was going on and how I overcame them.
till then, visit and get an account. It's a fun site.