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  • The Inanity of “No Vacancy” of Political Positions
    “MAKURDI—the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has declared ahead of the forthcoming general elections that there would be no vacancy in Aso Rock come 2015. Moro urged all those aspiring for the position of president to jettison the idea and allow President Goodluck Jonathan to compete all the good…
  • Steve Jobs : by Walter Isaacson : Book Review by Ozodi Osuji
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    Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011), 630 pages Book Review by Ozodi Osuji Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are the face of the computer industry; they did for the electronics industry what Alexander Graham Bell did for telegraph, Thomas Edison did for electricity, John Rockefeller did…
  • Mr. Buhari's Problem:
    Mr. Buhari is quoted as saying: "…Yes, I am a politician. Yes, I am in the opposition. Yes, there is the tendency for my statement to be misconstrued as that of a politician rather than a statesman. But I owe it as matter of duty and honour, and in the…
  • Massachusetts, My Massachusetts
    This piece was inspired by Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s acceptance to house some of the young kids who entered US illegally without their parents. Some states have refused to house them but as is usual, Massachusetts has gone beyond the surface and seen these children as also the children of the…
  • Can spirituality be studied with the scientific method?
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    This paper points out that whereas many aspects of the various religions of mankind are not amenable to scientific verification that some religious concepts can be verified with the scientific method. It selected some concepts in religion and said that they are rational and can be considered scientific ideas. The…
  • The various approaches to the ego and consequent civilizations
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    If you are on planet earth you have an ego self, a sense of being a separated self, separated from the whole self (also called God) and separated from other people.  If you did not have an ego separated self you would not be on earth. Indeed, we can say…
  • Impeach or Distract & Obstruct Obama : A rallying point for the Republicans in 2014 but their Waterloo in 2016!
    I thought the Republicans should have learnt their lessons in 6 out of 8 years of Obama and keep off messing around with the President. I thought they should have begun to understand where they went wrong and then start to make corrections. Their situation is analogous “to those who…

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