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  • Party Supremacy and Elected Officials
    Before an election the supremacy of the party over electoral candidates is unquestioned and unquestionable. But after the election the elected officials become the leaders of the nation and their political party loyalty shifts to the nation. Their political affiliation and loyalty is still held but the interest of the…
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Legal Ruling to Stop Discrimination
    SMALL BUT SERIOUS DEBATE NOTES on Same-Sex Profile: You will discover how critical the issue of same-sex relationship debates has gained the world's attention since the USA Supreme Court ruled to accord same-sex marriage equal recognition and benefits much like other traditional forms of marriage namely between a man and…
  • Why it is very difficult to heal mental disorders
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    Why is it difficult to cure mental disorders? It is largely because mental health categories are based on adult reasoning whereas mental disorder was formed before the child had developed his reasoning faculty to its fullest. Since the child's pattern of thinking and behaving is set in child and he…
  • President Buhari, crack the whip now!
    Of Buhari's presidency so far, one thing is clear: the pace is inversely proportional to the quantum of public anger bred by decades of horrible post-colonial leadership. And at no time is this sense of indignation and cynicism more intense than in the last sixteen years. But surprisingly, whether in…
  • That Little Dangerous Tongue
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    We can learn a valuable lesson from our daily walks, even from someone you think has nothing significant to contribute. The words of King Solomon, the second greatest Hebrew monarch after his father David, resonate with thunderous echo. Solomon said: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue..."…
  • What If American slaves had been emancipated and enfranchised sooner to produce many more black Presidents like Obama?
    One of the things my sojourn and education in America have reaffirmed and taught me is the ability to think out of the box. I put the statement that way to acknowledge that I did not get that ability from America alone. I got it from my ancestral home in…
  • A Response to Dr. Osuji's Portrayal of Igbos as Paranoid
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    Igbos are a seriously misunderstood people. We bet we Igbos are survivors; we are not primitive or paranoid as some people make us to be. First, people ought to learn to avoid the habits of insulting people to get them to do what they want done. Secondly, you provide positive…

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  • Should we forgive Dylann Roof?
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    On June 17, 2015 Dylan Roof, a twenty one year old white male, walked into a Charleston, South Carolina AME Church, a historic African American church built in 1820 and pointed his gun point blank at folks studying the bible and killed nine of them and injured others. Mr. Roof…
  • Living from the loving self
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    Clearly, to have an ego, especially a big ego is to have anxiety from fear of not living up to it or worrying whether other people acknowledge it or not. The big ego does not do well at school and other learning situations for it fears making mistakes; it does…
  • Punish criminals but know that in God they are innocent
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    The core of A course in miracles’ teaching is that if you want to see the Holy Spirit’s reinterpreted world you have to completely let go of our ego world; if you value a bit of our ego world and let go of other parts of it you will keep…
  • Paranoid, narcissistic and anti-social personality disorders in igbos
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    (Still on the Dr. Ariyo affair) In the past, I went over the subject of paranoia, narcissism and antisocial behavior in Igbos. Apparently, folks have not listened. Let me take the opportunity of the Dr. Ariyo affair to restate what I said elsewhere. If you are an Igbo and 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…