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  • Superstar “Lagbaja” Taking African Music to a New Height.
    Lagbaja's name in real life is Bisade Ologunde. The young man born and raised in Lagos began his music career in 1991. He is one hell of a Yoruba man whose real picture posted on the Internet to suggest he is not up to something criminal or cynical to always…
  • As The World Watches…
    Have you watched your TV lately? Have you seen the destruction of lives and property in Gaza? What have you done? These are the questions all of us ought to be asking ourselves and others. Some of us believe that we cannot do anything to help. This is the biggest…
  • 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…

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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…