How to open a blogger

Alot of people have been asking me how to open a blog or what is about the blog? The first question i'll like to ask you is that do you have any interest, i mean do you have anything you can write about, relationship, marriage, education, food, vocation e.g carpentry, electricity, could be on friendship, poems,just articles on a specific issue, internet, ur likes, ur dislikes anything at all you can think of, anything at all you know you won't run out of words, thats why it should be something you like to do naturally, or something you have a keen interest in, then you are ready to go,there so many types of bloggers, but i use google blogger and i recommend it for you all because its so user friendly and you can go about it very easily, but the first step is to open a google account go to, open a new account, which will give you a gmail account too, then go to the home page of google and check out blogger, then you can open a blog account too, I have an advice for you on what to call the name of your blogger, through years of searching the web, i have come to understand that its not so cool to just use your name to open a blogger or a website why?it dosent depicts what you do on such site, so my best bet for you is to use a name that tells what your site is offering, if you want to talk about clothes, then ur site should be like or do you understand. If you have any problem send me a comment or subscribe and i'll get back at you as soon as possible. watch out for how to make money with your blogger,

Challenges facing the Nigerian youth

Challenges facing the Nigerian youth in a globalisied world

Globalisation is a new historical reality that is propelled by knowledge and technological advancement. The rapid expansion of markets across national boundaries and the socio-political effects it brings, has grave implications for developing countries including Nigeria. There is consensus that less developed and technologically disadvantaged countries shall be unable to take advantage of the increased opportunities that globalisation provides and are to be increasingly powerless and marginalised. (Bolton, 2007; Anao, 2002).

Evidently, successful integration into the global economy shall be a tall order for Nigeria, considering the perceived challenges that confront majority of Nigeria’s overwhelming youth population. These include:

Restricted access to functional and qualitative education

Despite enormous progress made in educational outcomes, there are still many young people who lack basic skills needed to support their post-school life. Though high enrolment are reported in many States under the UBE scheme, early dropouts, grade repetition and poor education quality mean that many enter adolescence poorly prepared and ill-equipped for work and life.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (2006) 33% of persons aged 15 years and above could not read or write in any language. Higher literacy rate (79.6%) was recorded for urban areas. The primary school completion rate at the national level is dismal. Only 47% of children had access to secondary school (69.3%, urban and 37.5%, rural); The South West reported highest figure of 69.4%, followed by South-South (48%) and South East recording the lowest (32.3%). As many as 43.4% expressed dissatisfaction with their secondary education. The level of satisfaction was highest in South West (74.8%) and lowest in North East (42.1%).

Furthermore, there are proven significant shortfalls in available educational infrastructure to provide access to a functional and qualitative [VOCATION-ORIENTED] education for all Nigeria children and youths if the Millennium Development Goals are to be met.

Worse still, the curriculum content and delivery of our school system are hardly consistent with post-school employment requirements. Currently, the consequences of our failure to effectively implement the 6-3-3-4 education system are stirring us at the face. ICT penetration has been insignificant for the majority of children and youths, except for the rich.

Grossly limited access to employment

Succinctly put, transition from school to work remains a major challenge, such that many young persons end up either unemployed or underemployed in the informal sector with little or no protection and prospects (UNECA, 2006). Currently, the expansion of employment opportunities is far below the growth in the youth population, partly because of lack of commensurate investments and appropriate technologies.

Prolonged dependence on imported goods, ranging from tooth picks to tissue papers, polished rice to house hold furniture, paints, cars, textiles and second hand wears etc in preference to anything “Made in Nigeria” goods, has tacitly undermined genuine attempts to boost local production efforts.

Locally manufactured goods are perceived as substandard, fake, imitation, corrupted and unreliable. Nigeria’s 140 million population has in stead provided ready market and supported the economy and labour force of other countries. Cheap and substandard goods “from abroad” have for long been dumped on gullible Nigerians; all depleting the forex needs of the nation and displacing local workforce. India, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia are worthy examples of economies that have developed from within. Nigeria must chat its course in a determined and aggressive manner if she must assert its identity and survive.

Lack of access to business support funds and migration

Aggravated by lack of economic opportunities like soft loans or grants to start businesses, most ill-prepared youths migrate to urban areas or to other countries at great risk, even untimely death, to seek often elusive greener pastures. Dashed hopes easily propel most vulnerable ones to crime, prostitution, drugs, robberies, cult-related activities, militancy etc.

Lack of access to reliable health support

As in most developing countries, youths in Nigeria are vulnerable to debilitating diseases and various health problems associated with inadequate national healthcare services, poverty and promiscuity. The high incidence of HIV/AIDs among Nigerian youth is a matter of national concern. This poses one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development..

Over-dependence on oil

According to the United Nations Security Council’s Global Policy Forum, “Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is also one of the best endowed in terms of natural resources. Yet, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. As is the case with many oil-rich developing countries, oil reserves have proved a mixed blessing for Nigeria. Since 1974, only 14 years after independence, oil production for export has been by far the main source of revenue for the government. (Either by choice or default) ... The oil industry has expanded in Nigeria at the expense of other previously important production sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing. This has created regional imbalances and an increasingly unequal distribution of wealth between different sectors of society, deepening the potential for conflict in this complex multi-ethnic nation. “

Report from Essential Action & Global Exchange - "Oil for Nothing: Multinational Corps, Environmental Destruction, Death &: Impunity in the Niger Delta".

This persistent trend has accounted largely for Nigeria’s woes and has justifiably agitated the citizenry, particularly its teaming youth population. The implication has been overdependence on expatriates who dominate and man the industry to the detriment of nationals. A holistic response, backed with the requisite political will is urgently required to return the country to the part of rectitude.

Over exposure to negative western cultures

Aided by the proliferation of information technology through cable networks, the internet, advanced mobile communication facilities, the world has indeed become a global village. The negative consequences however is that most Nigerian youths who are not productively engaged are hooked on to strange western cultures emulated through these media that alienate them further from their traditional roots. Drug use and abuse, violence, promiscuity, access to ammunitions, gangsterism etc, are known to be negative behaviours that are learnt and made lifestyles through these channels.

Distanced from cherished cultural values

The well acknowledged decay of time tested and highly regarded traditional value systems are pointers to the generational gap created in contemporary Nigeria to the detriment of its youth, who will emerge as the custodians of our respective cultures and leaders of tomorrow. This gap erodes the identity and rich cultural heritage that has remained a source of our national pride among the comity of nations. Embedded in this heritage is the culture of duty, hard work, social and civic responsibility, sense of dignity in labour, productivity, honesty, transparency, respect for elders and the status quo.

Over exposure to the culture of greed and corruption

Today’s youth are the real victims of Nigeria’s resource-curse dilemma. They were born and raised during the darkest era of Nigeria’s economic history, characterised by greed, misrule, recklessness in the management of national resources, deprivation marginalisation in the name of QUOTA SYSTEM and unbridled poverty in the midst of plenty. They were indeed born into a culture of institutionalised corruption in every facet of the national life and were psychologically sedated to imbibe the lifestyle of greed, selfishness, fraud, examination malpractice, a get-rich-quick-at-all-cost mentality, disrespect for law and order. These are Nigeria’s endangered youth population, to who Nigeria must restitute to secure its future.

Ethnicity and lack of National consciousness

Our multi-ethnicity has been one of our greatest assets as a nation. It has also been our greatest challenge in the process of nation building. There is a low national consciousness and loyalty. Nigerians often refer to themselves, first as Northerners, Southerners, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Ijaw, and Efik, before seeing themselves as Nigerians. To them, being Nigerian is secondary. This can not be said of the American or even the Ghanaian. This speaks volumes and will remain a major challenge to the enterprising Nigerian youth who stand the risk of being reminded any day, anywhere in his motherland that he/she is a stranger, whose landmark contributions to national development can be deliberately sidelined because of where he/she comes from


Nigeria-youth i would like to ask us this question "AFTER SECONDARY SCHOOL WHAT NEXT"? I know the obvious answer to that question is ofcourse to gain admission to the university, or a college of some sort, but we have come to undrstand that because of the population of our dear country Nigeria, not everybody can get into a university at the same time, so therefore it becomes survival of the fittest, i for one had to stay for five years before i finally started my real BSC degree. My point is that while at home we should endeavour to get something doing, go for a course in computer, study a language, learn an art work, improve on a skill, just do something and like i said no knowledge is wasted, dont be surprised somewhere along the line you'll need those skill. "WHEN OPPOURTUNITY MEETS WITH PREPARATION IT EQUALS TO SUCCESS". After secondary school, we should have other objectives and aims of things or visions we can achieve, because Nigeria is highly populated, so the competition is high so we need proper preparation in other to be above our pairs, in job interviews its not only about what you study but how vast you are, thats what they're interested in. IF YOU WASTE TIME, TIME WILL WASTE YOU.


I have come to understand that getting into the university is one major problem Nigerian-youth face, well not to worry, am not saying that i want to provide more schools, thats not even the issue, here in school, in a course am taking called economic development, the issue of Nigerian playing down on informal education is something that is causing great concern, am not saying that formal education is not good, as a matter of fact i come from the school of thought that says that formal education is very essential, however i'll try to explain the types of education we have to us. Formal education is that which you take in the four walls of a classroom or the college or university, while the latter is not restricted to the classsroom, informal education is something that is passed from one generation to the other, it usually goes in the act of what you can do, i have come to understand that underplaying on informal education is what countries like China avoid, as a matter of fact, the asian countries thrive more on informal education, and we can see clearly what impact that has on their economy, formal education is good no doubt, but we need to wake up to the reality that informal education will go a long way to profit us and our economy, Nigerian-youth while you're still trying to get admission or something why dont you give yourself another form of education that might not necessarily be within a four wall?LETS THINK ABOUT IT.


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Nigeria is a mixed economy that is to say its not totally a capitalist country, neither is it a centrally planned economy far from that, well this is my point, if nigeria musst grow like most developed nations then the first vital key after our population is the human resources, the minds of the people in such country, the human resources talks about how creative and innovative the minds are, for a country to be developed it needs a developed mind, for a country to be developed, the people of such country need to have developed themselves to the point where they have no choice than to develop their country. the development of a nation starts from the people as a matter of fact from the mind of the poeole.
My point is Nigeria should begin to find way to develop its own human resources, which would become positive in the long run, however the people themselves should begin to imbibe the attitude of developing themselves.
For the nigerian youth we should not forget that other people in other nations are not better than us, its how much they have put their brains to work, in fact we have the same brain nevertheless we are not using it maximally, Let us THINK RIGHT


Happy independence to Nigeria, or as they say Happy birthday,Nigeria is 48 years old today. hmm 48 years after independence wow i must confess we might not be where we want to be but we are not where we used to be. at least Nigeria can boast of so many things, its ademocratic government we thank God for that, our banks having gone through reconstruction its fully on its feet, our banking sector is growing wonderfully, the entertainment industry.
president yar'Adua said we should renew ou faith in the country and our ex president Obasanjo is wishing Nigeria good luck.
As nigerian youth let us put our faith in the country and let us fashion how we can make it greater, we can make it together.


Most Nigerians complain about the government, the government did this and the government did that, its all we hear from most nigerians, but thats not suppose to be the case, an ex American president once said and i quote "DONT THINK OF WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT THINK OF WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY".
This is what can make a nation great, not the complains, no matter what you think, every country has its up' and down so Nigeria cant be an exception.Most nigerian youth wake up every morning, with no intention of achieving anything, my advice for the one that browse is to stop wasting money going to the cyber cafe to find negative ways of making money, thats not the way to success. There a thousand and one ways you can make legitimate money on the web and before you know it you are gradually making something out of your life.
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