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  • Igbos are really screwed in Nigeria!
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    IGBOS ARE TRULY SCREWED IN NIGERIA AND NEED TO SEPARATE FROM NIGERIA Ozodi Thomas Osuji I left Nigeria after secondary and, more or less, did not keep up with what is going on in the country beyond cursory glance at the news. Lately, however, I have been paying attention to…
  • The human tragedy is our belief that we have separated selves
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    What it means to be a human being is the belief that one has a separated self housed in body. One defends that self and defence makes it seem real to one. One sees other separated selves doing good or bad things to one. If they do good things to…
  • You cannot obtain worth in ego and body but in God
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    If you observe people closely what you see are people who believe, at the deep level, that they have no existential significance; they feel totally worthless and valueless. But instead of accepting this fact they deny it and compensate for it. Thus, everywhere on earth, people seek significance and worth.…
  • DONALD TRUMP & IBRAHIM BABANGIDA: Two Birds of the same feather
    DONALD TRUMP & IBRAHIM BABANGIDA: Two Birds of the same feather I do acknowledge a yawning gap between the America and Nigeria that cannot be ignored or swept under the carpet. I do see, however, some striking similarities between a former President of Nigeria and the current President of the United States. Their attitude to power and how they have both…
  • Bello And Those Who Sowed Early Seeds of Nigerian Disunity
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    Bello And Those Who Sowed Early Seeds of Nigerian Disunity If you cannot stand up and speak the truth, you are as good as a dead and forgotten Nigerian. The purpose of this piece is to show that the disunity of Nigerian as a nation began soon after independence when Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria was advocating the…
  • Solve igbo demands realistically to retain Nigeria
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    Solve igbo demands realistically  to retain Nigeria THE IGBO ISSUE MUST BE SOLVED FOR THERE TO BE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA Nigeria is like an ostrich that buries its head in sand while its house burns. The fact is that if there is fire it must be put out. The real question is how best to…
  • You do not write unless you have something to write on
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    Writing is an interesting phenomenon. You do not write if you have nothing to write on. But if you have something to write on you will have nothing else to do but write and you must write or else you have no peace. Thus, in the last several years all…

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  • What Does It Matter Whether President Buhari Is Alive or Dead?
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    What Does It Matter Whether President Buhari  Is Alive or Dead? This essay is a tribute to all Nigerian fathers on Father's Day I am afraid to write this essay on death and dying. To me, life is more consequential than death. A thing is consequential if and only if it is important, significant, momentous, far-reaching or substantial. Life is consequential…
  • Bello And Those Who Sowed Early Seeds of Nigerian Disunity
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    Bello And Those Who Sowed Early Seeds of Nigerian Disunity If you cannot stand up and speak the truth, you are as good as a dead and forgotten Nigerian. The purpose of this piece is to show that the disunity of Nigerian as a nation began soon after independence when Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria was advocating the…
  • You cannot obtain worth in ego and body but in God
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    If you observe people closely what you see are people who believe, at the deep level, that they have no existential significance; they feel totally worthless and valueless. But instead of accepting this fact they deny it and compensate for it. Thus, everywhere on earth, people seek significance and worth.…
  • You do not write unless you have something to write on
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    Writing is an interesting phenomenon. You do not write if you have nothing to write on. But if you have something to write on you will have nothing else to do but write and you must write or else you have no peace. Thus, in the last several years all…

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