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  • Ondo State Election and the Politics of Vote Buying
    “Politics cannot be effectively played or carried out without money. Even in those ancient days when politics started, some form of money was involved. At least, money or forms of it, was used in moving from one place to the other. In fact, people involved in moving from place to…
  • Why I am not a liberal or conservative but a social democrat
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    WHY I AM NOT AN AMERICAN LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE BUT A SOCIAL DEMOCRAT Ozodi Thomas Osuji The American liberal is a curious animal. He is found at the forefront fighting for the civil rights of minorities. The American conservative seldom thinks about the rights of minorities, certainly he does not…
  • Isn't This How Lies destroy Marriages?
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    The purpose of this essay is to correct the wrong impression many people have about Nigerian marriages. It used to be that folks blamed women for troubles Nigerian couples often experience as they negotiate the contractual agreement known as the marriage vow. I have written many essays that heap insult…
  • Are Politicians Feckless People?
    In the two countries that I have some knowledge of, USA and Nigeria, citizens have very little respect for political leaders who manage their affairs. They do not trust them because they think they are fickle. Are they feckless also? Take the case of Donald Trump’s Presidential victory and the…
  • Are You thinking About Nigeria And Your Life?
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    Let’s assume you’re from Nigeria, and you know what’s happening in the country and to your fellow countrymen and women. What do you think as you examine the statements below? Throw the statements around at dinner table as you talk with your family and friends. This Christmas season is the…
  • Judging Donald Trump
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    This morning I wrote an essay titled the second coming of Christ into our lies. When I ended it I said that I am now going to refocus my attention to the world of the here and now and leave metaphysics alone. Metaphysics does not improve our world. A little…
  • Is President Muhammadu Buhari Working Hard to Become the Last President of One Nigeria?
    The first indication that President Muhammadu and his administration would focus on the West and the North. was in his first inaugural address when he ignored the old Eastern Nigeria when he named the nation’s founders but forgot or neglected the name of the former premier of Eastern Nigeria Dr.…

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  • Islam should be replaced with a humane religion
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    WHAT IS RELIGION? The word religion is derived from the Latin word Religio. Religio or in English religion is human beings attempts to find out if they were created by a non-earthly force and if so, since they currently seem disconnected to him, find a way to re-connect to him.…
  • Our thinking and behaviors determine our lives outcomes
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    From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal THINKING, MIND AND BEHAVIOR ARE THE DETERMINERS OF ONES LIFE'S OUTCOMES Dream November 19, 2016 6: 11 AM In this dream I was walking besides a roadway with a wall separating it from a field and a woman (my ex-wife?), on the other side of…
  • Living Consciously and other matters
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    From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: CONSCIOUS LIVING VERSUS UNCONSCIOUS LIVING You hear that there are those living consciously and that there are those living unconsciously. What exactly does that statement mean? Let me explain what the statement means by drawing from my life. Hitherto, I lived unconsciously with forces I…
  • A way to change your personality is for you to identify with a non physical self or idea
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    The formation of the human personality, the individual's habitual pattern of behaving, was influenced by his inherited body; I would say that the individual's biological constitution probably is responsible for over 90% of his personality while 10% is due to his social experience. Because personality is largely a product of…

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  • Writers, Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa
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    Writers, Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa First published January 5, 2010 Forgetting is the final instrument of genocide. To witness genocide is to feel not only the chill of your own mortality, but the degradation of all humanity… even the most brilliant photography cannot capture the…

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