Nigerian Affairs

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…
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…