Nigerian Affairs

Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:40

The Afrika Restaurant

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This Is a true story of Dan Iloegbu who thought he had honest--to-goodness Nigerian friends. Names are changed to protect friends. Dan’s friends were Igbo and Yoruba men he grew up with in Lagos and with whom he drove taxi cabs in America. I have spent hours writing the story. It is left up to readers to guess the purpose of this essay and suggest what lessons, if any, to learn therefrom. Driving the Yellow Cab had been Dan’s main profession since he came to America in the late 80”s or early 90’s. He cannot remember the exact year of…
Negative energy can be found almost everywhere. Negative energy is a concept used in Physics to explain the nature of certain fields, including the gravitational field and various quantum field effects, but I have tried to adapt it to our situation in Nigeria. There are people complaining about life constantly, practicing bad habits and bringing you down. The emotions they spread influence your thoughts and actions in a bad way so avoiding the sources of negative energy is obligatory if you want to be more successful. Everyone can be easily affected by negative emotions and the only exceptions are people…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:00

Commotion in Enugu Schools

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I write with a heavy heart. Reports reaching this reporter state that parents in Enugu are rushing to schools to whisk out their wards as soldiers and police are on premises trying to force students to get vaccination for monkey pox. The rumor is that the government is trying to use the threat of monkey pox to wipe out southerners. Two things make this narrative/report pitiful. No government, not even Buhari's, would be that audacious in genocide. I can, sitting in my comfortable home office, dismiss this as nonsense, but for a less educated couple in Coal Camp Enugu, it…
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 21:50

The Dilemma of Nigerian Restructuring!

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APOLOGIES and ACKNOWLEDGMENT: In writing this article, I trawled through the social media seeking the comments, reactions, ideas, etc. of my people, Nigerians. I took the liberty of using some of their opinions, ideas and reactions freely without making their names public. Hence if you feel you have read this or that sentence before, and you think that somebody else wrote or said it, that is the reason. My own contribution to the article, however, is about 75%. Thank you. So, after much talk and thoughtful resolutions the power structures of Nigeria are rethinking about how to restructure Nigeria? Even…
Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:24

How is the peace of God obtained in this world?

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HOW IS THE PEACE OF GOD OBTAINED IN THIS WORLD? Forgiveness and love is the path to the peace of God Ozodi Thomas Osuji Peace is the absence of war. At war you see somebody do something to you that you do not like and you fight back. War means perceived attack on one and ones counter attack on the person one see attacking one. In war people engage in offense and defense, defense and offense; it is a vicious cycle with no end for if you consider yourself the victim and justify attacking the person you see attack you…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 22:14

A blueprint for the economic development of Alaigbo

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A BLUEPRINT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ALAIGBO Ozodi Thomas Osuji This summer, while in Europe, I gave the Nnamdi Kanu movement to bring about what he calls Biafra into being a great deal of thinking. God, how I hate the name Biafra; I do not know its origin and do not call myself a Biafran. I am an Igbo man, therefore, call me an Igbo man, and call my place of origin Alaigbo. Anyway, I thought about Mr. Kanu’s dreams. I tried to communicate with him to get a clear understanding of what his goals, objectives and plans and…
Saturday, 23 September 2017 08:24

A proposed constitution of Alaigbo

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A PROPOSED CONSTITUTION OF ALAIGBO Ozodi Thomas Osuji In 1492, Christopher Columbus led the Spanish to discover the Americas. In 1500 the Portuguese landed at Brazil. The Pope gave the Americas to Spain and Portugal. Thus, the new world became the playground of Spain and Portugal. Spain was the greatest power in Europe. In 1517 Martin Luther began the Protestant Revolution in Germany. Henry VIII of England converted to Protestantism in 1532. Spain tried to win England back to Catholicism and the Pope; he sent his Amada to go defeat England and in 1588 the English defeated the Armada. Thereafter,…
There is a great desire on the part of President Buhari and his henchmen to arrest, detain suffocate and may be even kill Mr. Nnamdi Kanu the head of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The belief is that once Mr. Kanu is out of the way, Biafra would be killed. Those who think thus are unaware of the history of Biafra. There was once a man by the name of Emeka Ojukwu who preached the gospel of Biafra. He was the most hated name in Nigeria except in the eastern provinces where he was worshipped. Ojukwu was forced out of…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:28

The ideal political structure for Alaigbo

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Fidelis Ekeimo, Eze Paschal, Ikechukwu Vin Ugochukwu, Maiwada Sanusi and others, here is the piece on my conception of how Alaigbo ought to be organized that I promised to send to you folks. I sent it to you via Messenger and also posted it at Facebook. I look forward to hearing your feedback on it. Thereafter, I will redraft it and forward it to those in a position to decide the fate of Igbos in the coming struggle to restructure Nigeria or dissolve it. Ozodiobi THE IDEAL POLITICAL STRUCTURE FOR ALAIGBO Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you examine societies with successful…
“Prof. (Ishaq) Oloyede of JAMB has remitted 5billion to government early in August and yesterday announced another 3billion is ready to be remitted this week making it 8billion. The Finance minister made this announcement and some of us may have seen it. In 40 years of JAMB no kobo has ever been remitted to government. Interestingly, Oloyede, (a former Vice - Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, before his appointment as the current Registrar and Chief Executive of Nigeria's Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has neither increased fees nor changed anything else really. I know he is trying to…
Sunday, 17 September 2017 17:38

Nnamdi Kanu ojukwued his followers!

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NNAMDI KANU OJUKWUED HIS FOLLOWERS! Ozodiobi Osuji Western military tradition requires a defeated general to stand tall, chin out, look straight and walk to his conqueror and hand to him his instrument of command (sward) and take the consequences the conqueror intends to meet out to him, which may include imprisonment or death. In this light, during the American civil war (1860-1865) when General Grant defeated General Robert E Lee, Lee mounted his horse, dressed in his full general's uniform and rode off to hand in his sward to Grant. Lee accepted his fate; he did not run away! Emeka…
IS THIS WHY NIGERIA DECLARED IPOB A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION? Ozodiobi Osuji Nnamdi Kanu clearly violated the conditions for his release from jail. From what I know about these things what needed to be done was to send the police to go pick him up and return him to jail. A few dozen policemen, particularly those trained in what in the USA are called SWAT methods, could have gone to his house and in less than fifteen minutes apprehended him and returned him to the jail. In a well-organized society you cannot be allowed to flaunt the conditions of your probation…
WHERE ARE THE DIASPORA INTERNET BIAFRANS NOW THAT THE UNEMPLOYED IGBO YOUTH IN NIGERIA THEY ENCOURAGED TO DISOBEY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED BY THE NIGERIAN ARMY Ozodiobi Osuji Anyone with eyes to see can easily see that the typical Igbo desire to feel superior to other people. Generally, he sees his actual self in body as not good enough, rejects it and uses his imagination to construct an alternative ideal self that he wants to seem superior to other selves. Once he posits his compensatory superior self he pursues it. In pursuit of that false, neurotic (deluded) self…
Is it just me or have other people noticed the manner in which Nnamdi Kanu dresses these days? This morning I saw a picture of him at Facebook. I swear he looks like Mmawu, Igbo masquerade! He had wrapper tied to his groins, Amayanabo jumper shirt, Jewish Rabbi shawls on his neck and front part and assorted jewelry on his neck and arms and other clothing materials. He had his trademark hand fan (in his republic's flag colors), his walking stick (why is a man in his forties walking around in a cane, is he sick?) and his hat of…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 21:12

Corrupt People Cannot/Do not Make Good Leaders!

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This statement by the late great Madiba, Nelson Mandela, a true African son and only one of its kinds is what I consider the apt title to this piece. It is an obvious and incontrovertible fact! Why we chose to notice and acknowledge it Nigeria is beyond me, because it is also an incontrovertible fact that most, if not all, our leaders are corrupt to the core. For me, I am yet to know a Nigerian leader since Independence who is or was not corrupt; and I am not limiting myself to the top leaders alone, but right from the…
"Nigerian leaders on Friday (28 February 2014) called on Nigerians to work harder towards ensuring the country’s unity", with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo averring that Nigeria will not break up. Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said for Nigeria to have survived the first 100 years despite the various challenges of nation building, the country would not break up. They should tell us what they mean by ''to work harder''? To me, this means that Nigerians should keep slaving and dying for their masters and oppressors to keep Nigeria one for them to continue looting! Also, recently, the Senate President, bemoaned the…
The twenty pound policy was an attempt by Nigeria to wriggle out of a messy situation it had in its hand because of failed governance; man’s inhumanity to man that resulted in genocidal behaviors, which led to a war and loss of millions of lives; and economic misery for what was/is known as Biafra. The policy was not intended to be fair or it would have been propounded differently; it was intended to be just or it could have been implemented differently; It was not intended to rehabilitate the Biafrans who had been defeated in the field of war and…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:52

The consequenes of Nigerians cowardice

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Every behavior the individual indulges in has consequences for him and for society. Nigerians and Africans are living in abject fear. They want to live at all costs. They are afraid of harm and death. To avoid harm and death they are willing to tolerate slavery and abuse by other people. They tolerated slavery from Arabs and from Europeans in the Americas. Historically, their lives were nothing but tolerating other people's enslavement of them. Now they seem to be ruling themselves. They have continued with that fear based lives. They are afraid and want to live at all costs. Their…
This is a follow up to the essay I wrote this morning on Igbos political naiveté. We must put our heads together and figure out a way to make Igbos politically realistic and get them to fight realistic political wars instead of wasting their times and energies on unrealistic causes, such as the struggle for Biafra. IGBOS POOR POLITICAL JUDGMENT IS SHOWN IN THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP Ozodi Thomas Osuji During the US 2016 Presidential election many Igbos, both in Nigeria and in the diaspora, supported Donald J. Trump. They even had demonstrations all over Alaigbo supporting Trump! I…
Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:57

Igbos need to learn real politics

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IGBOS POLITICAL NAIVETE AND THE CALL FOR REFERENDUM FOR IGBOS TO SEPARATE FROM NIGERIA Ozodi Thomas Osuji Recently, there were changes of governments in the USA, Britain and France. The three countries have new presidents or prime ministers and foreign ministers. These folks will be making decisions that affect Igbos; their positions on whether Igbos should be allowed to have a referendum matters. They are in a position to pressure the Nigerian government to allow referendum or not. The Hausa Fulani know this fact and so probably are doing something about it. They have stated their opposition to referendum, for…
THE PARANOID PERSON SEES ANALYSIS AS ATTACK ON HIS FALSE, GRANDIOSE SELF. Ozodi Thomas Osuji I do analysis that appears critical of Igbos. Igbo intelligentsia writes to me thanking me for having the courage to state their real issues. Every week I get letters from well-meaning Igbos thanking me for what I said about Igbo problems. On the other hand, some Igbo chaps that clearly are paranoid apparently believe that I hate Igbos and want Igbos dead. The paranoid person invented a false, grandiose self for him and houses it in body and desperately wants that false self to survive…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:37

The Death of the Nri 419 Scam!

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THE DEATH OF THE NRI 419 SCAM (HISTORY) Ozodi Thomas Osuji Today, the result of DNA studies conducted by a group of Jews to find out if Igbos are really Jews, as some deluded Igbos claimed, came out (see reference, below). The result is that Igbos are not even remotely related to Jews in DNA structure! I did not have to study DNA to know that fact. When Igbos began making the baseless claim that they are Jews all I did was look at their language and concluded that they are not Jews. Igbo language is part of the Kwa,…
Sunday, 06 August 2017 23:05

On the Ozubulu church massacre

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REGARDING THE SUNDAY MORNING MASSACRE AT SAINT PHILIPS CHURCH OZUBULU Date: August 6, 2017 TO: Jerome Niang From: Ozodiobi Osuji Subject: The Killing at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state, Nigeria At 5 AM, Alaska Time, I had calls from Nigeria about the killings at a church at Ozubulu. Some folks in my village attended Zikston Grammar School at Ozubulu so they keep in touch with the town. They sent to me pictures of the gruesome killings at Saint Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu. I could not believe what I was looking at. Apparently, some thugs brazenly went into a…
SOCIETIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LEVELS OF SELF AWARENESS; IGBO SOCIETY AND IGBO PEOPLE LACK INTROSPECTION AND WISDOM When you look at Igbos you observe that they are driven to succeed, as the world considers success to be. They want to achieve great things; they want to have prestigious social positions and have money. The moment they have some money they begin boasting about their wealth and looking down on those they believe that they have more money than. As you see them do these things you immediately conclude that they are very childish. Just about all non-Igbos see Igbos as…
“As a man thinks, so is he. As he continues to think, so he remains.” – Napoleon Hill I recently saw a video encouraging wives to be grateful to side chicks because the latter save them from the onerous task of servicing their husbands after a long day of full-time work and household chores. While one can appreciate the proposal to outsource this ‘chore,’ such an attitude smacks of a general complacency and acceptance of the nationally-crippling habit of womanizing. Defined here as the attitude of engaging in numerous casual sexual affairs with women, womanizing is the constant pursuit of…