27 May 2013

Charlyboy: Help! Our youth are dying of religiosity

See how most of them have abused the social media, just checkout your blackberry broadcast and face book pages these days, just to mention a few. Checkout the ridiculous unsolicited massages you get these days, that only requires you to type in “Amen” and receive a miracle in seven days, what rubbish.
Hi, it’s Me again doing what I do best, doing Me. The unbelievers still think I should apologize for being and doing Me, little do they know that they are the ones to bloody apologize for wanting me to be someone else. I have chosen to live my life lovingly and truthfully. I choose to believe in my dreams and follow them the best I can, that I may inspire someone along the way is a beautiful golden bonus. 
For starters, this write up ain’t about me, but about those people who are lost in the wilderness, those group of people who are disconnected from the realities on ground. Our “Future leaders” indeed. It is about our young and able youth who are practically waiting for Jesus Christ to come down, who are growing into dumb bells, sagging in their blue jeans, showing off their flat bottoms. Look at them, not even aware how they kill themselves. It is more crazy to see how they have become so intellectually lazy. In our young country over 70percent of the population is under 30, yet unreliable statistics say that about 48million young people are unemployed and about 4million joins that number every year. 
The army of frustrated youth in Nigeria is growing astronomically; drugs now rising, violence, cultism, killings, prostitution, desperation, and hopelessness have become a permanent fixture in the lives of our youth. This is the Nigeria of today.
Religion is a good thing, it is meant to nurture our spiritual content, be you a catholic, a Protestant, Baptist, Muslim, Buddhist, Pentecostal, most world religion are based on the precept and concept of love. Yes I believe in God, a supreme being if you may. I believe in Jesus Christ our lord and saviour, but I do not believe in the Nigerian Christians. I cannot stand most of them; it is laughable how they have turned our universal God, to a Nigerian. For some, they see God as a babalawo, a native doctor whose job it is to always perform miracles as long as you give him money through the “man of god” by donating to the church, paying tights, building a chapel in your house, always attending every church functions etc etc. Most of our so-called Christians have no fear or respect for God, they use his name in vain, they lie, kill, they cheat, all kinds of evil are committed in his name, because they know he is a merciful God and his ways are beyond our comprehension. Can the Pagans try that with their oracle? Do you know that the Pagans dread and respect their juju more than the Christians dread and respect God? Pagans who swear by their juju will hardly break their oath, but what about our Nigerian Christians who swear by the bible, either taking an oath of office or at weddings. See how they break their vows or abuse their offices. 
Don’t get this twisted, religion is not the problem, it is Nigerians hypocrisy and very shameful ignorance. Most Christians have lost all sense of objectivity and rationalization when it comes to religion because they are either poor or desperately looking for something. If criminals were punished and laws are enforced, most of the hypocrisy associated with religion in Nigeria will cease to exist because punishment for criminality, which includes most sin will be immediate. 
Secondly, because most of us have lost fate in our leadership we have turned to religion for solace. Now, I expect our pastors, men of god, imams in unity to condemn our rouge leaders, since we no longer have law enforcers. Religion is like the law. The law is not the problem because we have good laws, but what about the defenders of the law and those it is binding on. That is how we sat down and allowed some riffraff’s and scoundrel in power to be treated as Gods chosen, when really they steal our land, our money and totally corrupt our youths. Religion teaches good things, like love but the people we look up to for religious guidance are so busy misinforming their followers for their own personal gain See how religiosity has turned our youths into a bunch of uncreative and lazy jackasses. 
Do you know that the average Nigerian youth, religious or not, does not believe in Nigeria? Do you know that 80percent of the Nigerian youth believes that to make it in Nigeria, you must sacrifice your mother or loved ones? Do you know what honesty means to most Nigerian youth? Stupidity. But the worst mindset of all, is that success in life is Gods musical chairs, not about hard work, being tenacious or staying focused, for where? Prayer is the solution to everything in this life. You dont have to study to pass your exam, pray. You don’t have to work hard to succeed, just pray, then if it’s not working, bring our mother. You don’t need to have fuel in the car to get to your destination, just pray. Meeeeeen wahala dey. 
Many of our youths now are just floating, making plans or strategizing is not in their agenda anymore. They believe that prayer is the solution to all problems. See how most of them have abused the social media, just checkout your blackberry broadcast and face book pages these days, just to mention a few. Checkout the ridiculous unsolicited massages you get these days, that only requires you to type in “Amen” and receive a miracle in seven days, what rubbish. 
They believe if they can fast for a certain number of days place money on the alter when a prophetic message is given, claiming the blessings, then success is theirs. Religion has given them too many answers for so many things, that they are unwilling to let go, most of them are just lost, others have doubts even about themselves and their future. We really are in deep spiritual crises, we are raising a nation of very ignorant youth. God gave every human being a conscience, which is far superior to the intellect. If the conscience is silenced in us, we are Doomed. 
The most trendy place to find a soul mate is in the church, however you have more Gigolos in attendance looking for their next prey. Most churches, especially from the Pentecostal extraction are notorious for fixing blind dates and arranging marriages when even their own pastors find it difficult to happily stay in their own marriage, what an irony. Many of us especially the youths just go to church to transact our own business, nothing more. God is watching sha. Yes, it is good to believe in God, but we don’t need all these unnecessary rituals. God is not a native doctor. 
How can I be swayed by sweet talks, jerry curling, bible quotes, miracle staging, 419 pastors and the so called men of god. God forbid, but our youth have been taken in by these set of people who cajole and mesmerize their congregation for their own selfish end. For them, it’s a business. Religion is good, but being holier than the pope, and too much religiosity in one’s life is bad. 
The kind of religiosity we have now is one that puts the youth to sleep, it’s not the kind that allows them to question, least they be called demonic, it’s not the kind that’s after social justice or after the welfare of its people. Religion has been turned into superstition. If you are still unemployed, it’s not because of the high rate of employment in the country, but because of your sins. Hummmmm! For me I don’t bloody see the difference between the politicians and the men of god, one controls the social and political end of the game, yes it’s all a game and the joke is on us because we have refused to awake from our slumber. The other controls the spiritual and metaphysical realm selling the gospel of prosperity than the gospel of spirituality, na God go judge.
One of the many reasons our dear youth are so F–king docile these days, is because they no longer are creative, they have become group souls, they no longer ask questions, that’s the reason they take all kinds of cheating because many of them envisage to be in a position of power someday too, so they can also oppress those who had oppressed them in the past. All they need to do is pray so that their miracle will happen soon. My final thought on this? I still believe that the salvation of the Nigerian enterprise lies in the hands of our exceptional youth, after all I am a product of this environment, but this environment does not live in me.
Source: dailypostnews

23 May 2013

Footage of Michael 'Mujaheed' Adebolaja (British Nigerian) after hacking a British soldier to death

Michael 'Mujaheed' Adebolaja, a 20-year old British Nigerian is identified as one of the two men who hacked to death a serving British soldier in a street near an army barracks in London yesterday.
Adebolaja, an alleged a Muslim convert, who answers his Muslim name 'Mujaheed', meaning one who fights jihad and goes about preaching the word of God in the last few weeks, was filmed by an onlooker and broadcasted by Britain's ITV news channel with hands covered in blood and holding a bloodied knife and praising God for the murder.
In the clip, Adebolaja, looking agitated and angry, said: "I apologize that women had to witness that, but in our lands our women have to see the same thing.
"You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don't care about you."
He could have been referring to Afghanistan, where British troops are part of the international force supporting the Kabul government in its fight against Taliban insurgents.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who cut short his trip to France to chair an emergency national security meeting, said the attack appeared to be a politically motivated attack.
"It is the most appalling crime," Cameron said. "The police are urgently seeking the full facts about this case but there are strong indications that it is a terrorist incident."
"We have had these sorts of attacks before in our country and we never buckle in the face of them," he added.
London was last hit by a serious militant attack in July 2005, when four young Islamists set off suicide bombs on the public transport network, killing 52 people and wounding hundreds. A similar attempted attack two weeks later was thwarted.
British counter-terrorism chiefs have recently warned that radicalized individuals, so-called "lone wolves" who might have had no direct contact with al-Qaida posed as great a risk as those who plotted attacks on the lines of the 2005 attacks.
Local residents expressed shock at Wednesday's killing.
"That this can happen in the centre of a busy town, it's really really shocking and traumatizing for everybody, all local residents," a witness who gave her name as Tenisan told Reuters in a nearby street.
Ahmed Jama, a 26-year-old resident, laid flowers down at the scene as a sign of respect to the families involved.
"This has nothing to do with Islam, this has nothing to do with our religion. This has nothing to do with Allah," he said "It has nothing to do with Islam. It's heartbreaking, it's heartbreaking." See video;
Video of suspected terrorist

15 May 2013

Lagos state bans hijab in public schools

Olayinka Oladunjoye

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday insisted that the usage of other appendages, including Hijab, a head scarf for female Muslim pupils will not be allowed in the state public schools.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday insisted that the usage of other appendages, including Hijab, a head scarf for female Muslim pupils will not be allowed in the state public schools.
The State Government maintained that pupils in its public schools would only be allowed to wear conventional uniforms to school.
State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, disclosed this at the ongoing ministerial briefing to commemorate the sixth anniversary of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s administration.
She said, “I summoned a stakeholder’s meeting that was chaired by the Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Alhaji Oyinlomo Danmole. The Muslim students were represented at the meeting, Lawyers were represented. We discussed the issue at length and we reached certain agreement.
“We agreed that students could only use their Hijab when they want to go for prayers, when they want to read Qur’an, and when they are going for Jumat prayer on Fridays.
“It was agreed that no student should wear Hijab on her uniform. Doing so, will cause confusion and break down of the law.
“Whoever wishes that his daughter should be wearing Hijab while going to school and within the school should send such child to a private Muslim school,” Oladunjoye emphasised.
She noted that the knotty issue which had been on since she assumed office required urgent solution which had resulted to the latest decision.

We in the north will take over from Jonathan – Farouk Aliyu

The face-off between the North and Niger Delta campaigners for Jonathan’s re_election in 2015, deepened yesterday with a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu, boasting that the north would remove the President through their enormous voting strength and not through the barrels of the gun.
There has been a wide gulf between ex-militants and northern groups over the re_election of President Jonathan in 2015 although he has not yet declared interest in the said election, claiming to be engrossed in the development of the country for now.

While the former fighters have threatened to make the country ungovernable if Jonathan is not returned in 2015, the north has stated that they will not support him for jettisoning the zoning arrangement, which would have retained power in the region after he might have served out the remaining term of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Aliyu, a former minority leader in the House of Representatives, expressed regret that Jonathan had allowed his kinsmen to insult and intimidate the rest of Nigerians because of his re_election bid.
Describing himself as one of those who fought for Jonathan’s Presidency with the Save Nigeria Group, the Jigawa State politician wondered where the likes Asari Dokubo and his cohorts were when opposition mounted against the President’s inauguration as acting president.
In the conference text entitled, “Ungrateful President and his people”, Aliyu chronicled the different selfish actions and utterances by Jonathan since taking over the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership to show that he was more interested in the welfare of the Ijaw than other Nigerians.
Angered by the actions of the President, the northern politician pointed out that unlike in 2011 when the people of the area rejected their own and voted massively for Jonathan, they would reject him at the poll in 2015 to teach him a lesson that a Nigerian leader should not be sectional or tribalistic in the administration of the nation.
“We in the north will take over from Jonathan through the ballot box and not through the barrels of the gun as some elements threatened recently. By the grace of God, we shall take over from him,” Aliyu boasted.
“We call on President Jonathan to dissociate himself from those who are beating the drums of war and to call them to order so as not to truncate the democratic governance in Nigeria, which all Nigerians fought for.
“We know that it is only the President of a country that can boast that nobody can arrest him and nothing happens. But now, some people are threatening the law enforcement agencies and the National Assembly to dare arrest them and see what they will do without the President saying anything.
“As at today, we are all Nigerians and the President has the responsibility to treat us as Nigerians. But we are worried that he has kept mute over those planning genocide, hatred and destruction of lives and property because of their selfish interest.
Reminded that Chief Edwin Clark had corrected the impression created by Dokubo’s statement that there would be war if Jonathan loses in 2015, Aliyu flayed up, describing the Ijaw leader as one of the problems of Nigeria.
According to him, Clark has not done as much as he has been doing to bring about peace and unity in Nigeria.
Turning to the threat by militants that they would stop their oil resources from flowing to all parts of Nigeria in the event that Jonathan loses out in 2015, Aliyu stated that the oil resources of Nigeria belonged to all Nigerians and not an exclusive preserve of the Jiaw or any ethnic group.
He said, “We in the north believe that the oil in Bayelsa or Delta belong to us in Jigawa or any other state in the north. We shall therefore do anything humanly possible to defend that our oil in Bayelsa or anywhere else in this country.
“As long as we remain as Nigerians, we shall stake claim to the oil resources just as other Nigerians are benefitting from the mineral resources found in Jigawa or Sokoto State.
By Soni Daniel
Source: Vanguard