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  • Reforming the Federal Government Budgeting Process in Nigeria
    Reforming the Government Budgeting Process in Nigeria By Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye Four months into the 2016 financial year, the Federal Government of Nigeria still does not have an approved Budget. So, the government has been spending funds that have not been appropriated and the capital projects planned for this year…
  • Great Marital Lessons from Nigeria
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     GREAT MARITAL LESSONS FROM NIGERIA After speaking with a few Nigerian married women at Abuja and Lagos and some married Nigerian men in Atlanta and New York, I have come to appreciate signals. According to a yellowing dictionary I picked up at America’s Thrift Store for $1.00 (N317), a signal…
  • Donald Trump is an "Amufilaperin" per excellence: He is far more culpable than Hillary on the "Gender Card" issue
    The longest reigning Deji of Akure, Kabiyesi Erinlakatabu Oba Afunbiowo Adesida the First my grandfather who reigned from 1897 to 1957 had a reservoir of proverbs and stories that became part of his imperishable legacies in Akure till tomorrow. Few of those proverbs and words of wisdom still resonate with…
  • If you give up your desire for worth you become free
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    Society And Culture Is A System For Giving People A Sense Of Worth That Hide Their Existential Worthlessness Ozodi Osuji If you examine your life and what motivates you what you will see is that you are, inter alia, motivated by desire for worth and significance. Why are people so?…
  • Education Ain’t Cheap!
    The decline in government funding of higher education, the economic downturn, the long decades of unforgivable neglect, along with rapidly rising costs of the different services and products that universities have to provide, have led to steady increases in student and parents outlays over the last two or three decades.…
  • Forgiveness does not change the character of the person you forgave
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    The crux of A course in miracles is forgiveness. Clearly, it asks us to forgive people. That message is taught in all parts of the book. We shall examine lesson 121 as a sample of its teaching on forgiveness. The question that I want to ask here is this: does…
  • Escape from slavery (to the ego).
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    We generally talk about slavery when we are talking about some human beings enslaved to other human beings, about people who work for slave masters without being paid for their labor. That, too, is slavery but only the tip of the iceberg. True slavery is to be human. If you…

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  • Weep Not, Child : by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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    Weep Not, Child : by Ngugi wa Thiong'o Book Description ISBN-10: 0143026240 | ISBN-13: 978-0143026242 | Publication Date: July 30, 2009 This is a powerful, moving story that details the effects of the infamous Mau Mau war, the African nationalist revolt against colonial oppression in Kenya, on the…