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  • Respect and Abuse!!!
    In today's Nigerian (and most African) society with everything going, from politics to terrorism to religious and ethnic intolerance and corruption of epidemic proportions, it is very helpful if we as a people learn to start respecting other people's opinions, views, position, outlook, and rights, etc. Oftentimes disagreements and heated…
  • In defense of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
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    Adeyinka Makinde: Below is my answer to your sentimental write up on the need to deprive Jews of Jerusalem. I feel like giving you an education on political realism but do not have the time to do so. I leave you to your political idealism. It took me about two…
  • The world needs a saved person not just preachers of salvation
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    THE WORLD NOW NEEDS A SAVED PERSON NOT JUST A PREACHER OF SALVATION Ozodi Thomas Osuji THE SON OF GOD CAN THINK IN THREE POSSIBLE PATTERNS: UNIFIED WITH GOD (CREATING), SEPARATED, FORGIVING OF THE UNIVERSE HE MADE WITH EGO THINKING In the world of time, on earth, the son of…
  • When the self concept is discarded the Christ is reborn in one
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    WHEN THE SELF CONCEPT IS DISCARDED CHRIST IS REBORN IN ONE The concepts of redemption, salvation, deliverance, healing, Christ self, death and resurrection are familiar to most Christians but are seldom understood. What do they really mean? Each of us has a self-concept, an idea of who one thinks that…
  • When Man Says: "I'm God"
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    The purpose of this essay is to warn, to tell my countrymen and women to stop seeking a god on a white horse to rescue the nation. There isn't a single god in Nigeria or anywhere in the whole wide world (www). The prayers for a Savior have gone unanswered.…
  • The Teflon President with 9 lives on his way out!
    The Teflon President with 9 lives on his way out! You probably know who I am talking about because there are just too many Presidents and CEOs in America. I am trying to sound a bit legalistic now because I often regret why I did not study Law and be Board-certified like my best friend Omo Olorun Modupe of New…
  • Observations on the ego and Igbos egos
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    From Ozodi Osuji's book of aphorisms: THE EGO IS A PERSON THAT YOU WANT TO BECOME BUT NOT WHO YOU ARE If you pay attention you will notice that the ego is who you want to become but not who you already are. The ego is a picture of a…

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  • The individual is responsible for his fate
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    THE INDIVIDUAL IS TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS LIFE'S OUTCOME Ozodi Thomas Osuji We are tempted to blame other people for our problems. We look around and find many reasons why we should blame other people. We see what they did to us that seem to have harmed us and use…
  • Black folks are about to be cured of their complacency
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    LIFE IS ABOUT TO CURE BLACK FOLKS OF THEIR COMPLACENCY Ozodi Thomas Osuji My 1970s college generation fought for black equality but today young black kids take freedom for granted and are into drugs, sex, homosexuality and other stupidities; they do not care to fight for justice. Well, white nationalists…
  • When the self concept is discarded the Christ is reborn in one
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    WHEN THE SELF CONCEPT IS DISCARDED CHRIST IS REBORN IN ONE The concepts of redemption, salvation, deliverance, healing, Christ self, death and resurrection are familiar to most Christians but are seldom understood. What do they really mean? Each of us has a self-concept, an idea of who one thinks that…
  • And His Name Was Naija
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    No one knew that one day the world would need oil no more There was once a Man. His name was Naija. And he was a prodigal. Wasteful, reckless, profligate; his friends were the trusted Europeans. He drank oil, he slept in oil, and he smelled of oil always and…

Book Review

  • The Making of a Genius: Book Review
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    The Making of a Genius: Book Review Martin Luther King Jr. once said that: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter’. I borrowed this wandering leaf in respect of Obodo Jude’s new book-that which I see as a master piece…

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