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  • On the killing of two New York city police officers
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    ON THE KILLING OF TWO NEW YORK POLICE OFFICERS Ozodi Osuji This afternoon I took a glance at CNN to catch up on what is going on in the good old USA. They were reporting that a twenty eight year old black man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked to a parked police…
  • Hypersensitivity disorder and the human personality
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    Yesterday, in talking about changing our thinking and beliefs to change our lives I noted that those who write on this subject generally take into account sociological causation of our thinking disorders but ignore the role played by physiological and existential issues in the etiology of thinking disorders. The observations…
  • Hypersensitivity disorder and the human personality
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    Yesterday, in talking about changing our thinking and beliefs to change our lives I noted that those who write on this subject generally take into account sociological causation of our thinking disorders but ignore the role played by physiological and existential issues in the etiology of thinking disorders. The observations…
  • THe Lawlessness and Impunity Nigerians must change with our votes in 2015
    The picture you are looking at is only a tip of the iceberg about what needs to change in Nigeria. An Okada motorcycle rider gives a ride to a very obedient cow on his motor bike in a village along the road to Nassarawa on the outskirts of the nation’s…
  • Change your beliefs change your life
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    OUR BELIEFS INFLUENCE OUR BEHAVIORS AND HOW OTHER PEOPLE REACT TO US Ozodi Osuji SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF THINKING Many of those who write on how to change your thinking to change your life attribute most of what is wrong with folks thinking patterns to social causation. For example, if…
  • The Caged Obama Is Free, Free At Last.
    The Barack Hussein Obama we elected in 2008/2009 is now the president of United States and the nation will be better for it. It took 6+ years to free him from the shackles that held him but it is worth the wait. To many people Obama was held hostage by…
  • Buhari vs Jonathan 0001
    Mr. Muhammadu Buhari has laid a strong blow on Jonathan’s head capable of staggering the president. The impact of the blow would be seen in the future and would depend on if Buhari follows up with more blows and also on how Mr. Jonathan responds to the body blow. Within…

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  • Every person needs a philosophy
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     Every person needs a philosophy, a frame of reference to which he refers everything that happens to him and in the world. A good frame of reference is not necessarily true but referring the events of this world to it enables one to make sense of the things that happen…
  • Existential Psychotherapy for Africans
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    PURPOSE This paper was originally written for an Igbo-Nigerian who presented with paranoid personality disorder; the purpose was to help him learn about his personality issues and heal them. Whereas the paper was originally meant for a particular person, clearly other persons have similar issues as he does and could…
  • America may provoke a disasterous war with Russia
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    In 2002, just before George Bush embarked on his preemptive war against Iraq, I noticed that American newspapers lined up with him, saying something to the effect that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. There was a drumbeat of support for Bush. Congress hastily passed a resolution authorizing Bush…
  • An Irritating Apologue – Ibadan People Do Not “Serve” the Same Leader Twice
    An Irritating Apologue – Ibadan People Do Not “Serve” the Same Leader Twice I always take exception and umbrage at hearing that slogan “Ibadan ki sin eniyan le’meji......". (Ibadan people do not serve the same leader twice). What about other Oyo State people? It is as preposterous as it is denigrating. The insinuation and connotation, from the literal translation, is that Ibadan people…

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