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  • From idealism to realistic scientism
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    FROM IDEALISM TO REALISTIC SCIENTISM Ozodi Osuji There is eternal debate between observers as to whether people are born the way they are or whether they learned it, nature versus nurture. It seems that no one can quite resolve the argument for one side because both sides have arguments in…
  • WAEC Results and Its Message
    There is no good news in 2015 WAEC examination results. There are no silver linings. The trend from 2013 to 2014 to 2015 showed decline in the percentage of passes or number of candidates or both. 2015 WAEC examination results have attracted commentaries from those who want to divert attention…
  • Dr. Kayode Fayemi & Captain Sagir Koli: The Unsung Heroes of the Ekitigate Scandal
    My first posting in the Federal Civil Service from January 3rd 1968, was to the civilian section of the Federal Ministry of Defense at the Republican Building in Lagos. My title was "Assistant Secretary" in charge of Army Matters. I served briefly under Alhaji Damcida as Permanent Secretary and later…
  • Nigeria Should Forget Corruption, Concentrate on Education
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    The purpose of instant is to focus attention on Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa's richest country is sick with many ills that are turning this nation of 170 million citizens into an anarchical society. The question as to what proportion of Nigeria's problems is attributable to the political leaders' ineptitude and what…
  • Requiem for a Hero
    “I was actually in that valley on March 28, 2015. I did not want Nigeria to slide into a theatre of war, with his fellow county men and woman dying, and many more pouring into other nations in Africa and beyond, as refugees. In fact, it became so disturbing that…
  • Supreme Court of injustice
    President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the sympathy of the multitude of Nigerians and foreign friends who want him to succeed, the multitude yearning for the change he earnestly promised, that change the country can’t wait to see and which his administration has consistently insisted would be faithfully delivered. And he alone,…
  • Igbos are a godless people
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    (And so are most people!) Ozodi Osuji It is difficult to say that a whole people are a godless people, especially Igbo people who in every moment talk God this or God that and indeed give their children names that has God in it, such as Chukwuemeka (God has done…

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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…