Nigerian Affairs

This article is borne out of the frustration and disappointment expressed by many Nigerians at the poor performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of the country. More important, there is a Presidential Election taking place in 2019, when the use of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by the Nigeria's Voting population would be Golden. The use of PVC becomes an important, critical instrument for electing the presidential candidate, who would be occupying the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja for the next 4years. This is to say that many Nigerians of voting age take the utility of PVC in the election…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:17

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 self that you want to become to be existentially important and socially accepted as an important person. The ego is always a picture outside who you are that you are trying to become. You constructed that ego picture; you did so with information from your experience and other people; the…
NEBUCADINAZER ADIELE I S EMOTIONALLY EIGHT YEARS OLD! Ozodi Osuji I know that Nebu has delusion disorder; he feels totally inferior, deny it and compensate with false sense of power and importance. He is totally convinced that he is an important, intelligent person. Actually, he is not intelligent; his IQ is low average, about 85; he is not capable of university education. I also know that he is a pathological liar; he is a sociopath and psychopath, a criminal. His thinking and behavior is full of what we call criminal thinking and behavior; he easily sees his self as innocent…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 05:57

The Atiku Conundrum

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That Mr Atiku Abubakar resigned from the APC a few days ago certainly did not come as a surprise to me and many other Nigerians; it has always been a matter of when he will leave the APC and not if he will dump the APC. I suppose every Nigerian who considers him/herself a political pundit or analyst now will be talking about the Return of Atiku to mainstream Nigerian politics from now on till 2019 when we would have had the Elections; in the buses, the markets, the pepper soup joints, the exclusive recreational and social clubs that provide…
TALK ABOUT THE ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICANS BY ARABS IN LIBYA; STOP TALKING ABOUT THIEVES Ozodi Osuji In the news is the outrage that in today's Libya Arabs are selling off Nigerians and other Africans; they sell them for $400 per person. That is, slavery is now going on in Libya. The enslavement of Africans in Arabia began around 700 AD; Arabs enslaved Africans until the nineteenth century when Europeans, especially the British fought them to stop slavery (see Thomas Pakenham, The Scramble for Africa). Last week, the British Government demanded to know from the Libyan government if it is true…
Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:55

Chukwuma, the igbo njakiri king

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CHUKWUMA THE IGBO NJAKIRI KING My perception of Chukwuma Agwunobi is that he is a useful idiot. I did not see him as capable of stealing. I have seen him once. In real life he is as quiet as a dove. He did not say a word during the over one hour he and I sat down with Pamela Mojekwu in her hotel. Pamela, my wife and I did all the talking. Chukwuma sat there, timid, shy and, apparently, afraid to say a word. Apparently, he is one of those persons who in public do not say much but in…
Atiku Abubakar must be Nigeria's most frustrated politician. Oddly, by all accounts, he must also be considered one of her most successful and accomplished public officials. Afterall he was Vice President of the Federal Republic, from 1999 to 2007, when he served as deputy to erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo. Prior to that, Atiku had a successful---and lucrative---stint as a senior official in Nigeria's Customs Service. As Obasanjo's deputy, Atiku was clearly destined for greatness. Somewhat bucking the tradition of the office he held, he was put in charge of economic affairs in that government, specifically overseeing its controversial and very…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:38

Nebu Adiele, the igbo cowardly Mandela

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NEBU ADIELE, THE IGBO COWARDLY MADELA Ayo Ojutalayo: I just read your post below in which you said that the ghost said that he chased me away. Interesting! If you are a grown up person you write your bit and when you feel that you have said all that is in you on a particular subject you keep quiet. Your ghostly friend has been part of Nigerian Internet forums since he came to the USA on Visa Lotto in the 1990s. Jabbering at Nigerian Internet forums is probably his only avenue for affirming his useless existence. If he did not…
Monday, 20 November 2017 16:09

I Fear For Nnamdi Kanu’s Life

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We may not see Nnamdi Kanu alive any more. I hope that I am wrong for I think he has done great things for both Nigeria and Biafra. For Nigeria he is the instrument that is motivating Nigerians to rethink the type of governmental structure it has. Should the Handshake Across the Niger come to fruition it would be a result of Mr. Kanu’s bringing awareness to the Igbo and Yoruba (Ohaneze and Afenifere). For Biafra his assertiveness has made President Buhari listen to the Igbo problem (PMB has now visited Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu). These were states that PMB…
The motion on the floor seems to be “the Igbo (Oha Na Eze) and Yoruba (Afenifere) should meet in Enugu to consider if they have a common ground in the effort to stabilize Nigeria.” On the “yea” side are Messrs. Attueyi and Kassim among others and on the “nay” side are Messrs. Kayode and Deinde and others. I am coming from the “yea” side. But first let me comment on what I hear from those opposed to the idea. A general distrust of the Igbo. This distrust is in statements such as I don't have to wait before I tell…
I was initially planning to do a profile of Pastor Gandhi Laoye the Senior Pastor of Jesus House, a Redeem Christian Church of God in the District of Columbia Area but located in down town area of Silver Spring in Maryland. I was privileged to attend a Marriage Thanksgiving Service of my niece Shade Akintan in that Church on October the 28th, 2017. I was planning to just share my experience and personal encounter with God in that Church that day as I witnessed up close and personal what God had been doing using Pastor Gandhi as his chosen vessel…
Friday, 10 November 2017 17:51

Igbos desire for prestige is pathological

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IGBO DESIRE FOR PRESTIGE IS PATHOLOGICAL! Ozodi Osuji If you observe Igbos what you see are a people who seek to be seen as very important persons; their desire for prestige is total. It is like someone told them that they are nothing and they try very hard to seem important and powerful. Apparently, they feel totally inadequate and inferior and compensate with desire for social importance. They feel existentially like they are shit and seek existential importance in practically everything that they do. Love is the only way for human beings to obtain existential importance but Igbos do not…
President Buhari will like his administration to be remembered as the administration that finally stopped corruption in Nigeria. He is deep into the third year of his government and where is his much publicized corruption war? Is he winning or losing this fight? Mr. Obafemi Awolowo, the former minister of finance under President Gowon was quoted as saying that if two trees fall in the forest, one on top of the other; that the one on top needed to be cut up and removed before getting to the one below. Mr. Awolowo was speaking of the fight against corruption in…
Monday, 30 October 2017 17:53

Think about these matters

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From Ozodi Osuji's Thinking corner: THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE COULD BE SQUEEZED INTO THE SIZE OF A PARTICLE Did you know that if you squeezed all the matter in the universe, including our earth, the nine planets around the sun, the sun, the Milky Way galaxy and it's over 200 billion stars and trillions of planets, the other 200 billion galaxies and their trillions of stars, if you squeezed the entire physical universe they would all fit into particle! How large is a particle? Consider the period at the end of this sentence. It contains trillions of atoms. Each of those…
Sunday, 29 October 2017 19:25

The Real World of Nigerians.

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The Real World Nigerians Live In. Sometimes I imagine myself as an alien; a being from outer space, visiting Earth incognito, and the first country I landed in in my spaceship was a country called Nigeria, and after a few decades living among them, concluded that it is an interesting yet confounding and hazardous country where they have enough but whose greedy and selfish people (leaders and followers) ensure that nobody, not even those selfish and greedy amongst them, ever have enough. It is a conundrum to the alien, who can never understand why a people can be so self-destructive,…
Sunday, 29 October 2017 02:18

Nnamdi Kanu and Igbo political behavior

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NNAMDI KANU AND IGBO POLITICAL BEHAVIOR Ayo Ojutalayo: Why did you repost this material from August? What is up with that? Listen, I have done my best to be of service to Igbos and have given up. I have simply thrown my hands into the air. There is no hope for Igbos. Most Igbos are, as you guys say, mumu and munguns. They have no brains in their heads. They are idiots. There is nothing anyone can do to really help them. This is especially so in the world of politics. In politics, Igbos do not know anything. This is…
The African and Power; Power and The African. Proverbs. 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. I am neither a psychologist nor an anthropologist, but my over sixty years of living with my people, studying them and researching them have led me to many conclusions about them. Of course, I may be wrong in my assumptions and hypotheses, since they are not backed by scientific facts and data, but nevertheless, these are my conclusions, based on objective observations and analyses. They are by no means cast in…
A DREAM AND ITS INTERPRETATION 2:25 PM October 20, 2017 In this dream I was in a room and saw a black boy of about six years whom I took to be Ezem's son, Chukwudi, rummaging through a cupboard in a room. Later, I saw him with a pair of eye glasses and asked him why he took it from the cupboard and took it from him. I walked into a room with several people, including my mother, in it and told them that these eyeglasses belonged to Akakporo and that I had taken it from the boy who took…
The truth shall make us free says the Bible. We all must try to speak the truth and give credit where credit is due. I am fully aware that there is always a political overlay and undertone in writing this kind of article, but I feel compelled to write it and damn the consequence because all that it takes for evil to triumph is for concerned citizen to see evil and look the other way. I am neither a politician nor a card-carrying member of any political Party in Nigeria. I therefore feel qualified to speak up in the hope…
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…