U.S. Affairs

I will be the last person to write off or condemn the Republicans as merely playing politics with the current but apparent stalemate or cul de-sac on Syria. What they are saying right now is what the majority of Americans are reflecting in most opinion polls. I have seen on Syria. Americans just don’t want their country becoming the 911 or the self appointed Police Man of the world. It is an unsustainable ambition for any nation under the Sun, and Americans should not be foolhardy enough to believe there is never a limit to American Power. I submit in…
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 02:04

Republicans On The Road To Perdition

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---If they defund Obamacare and shut down the Government Major political parties in the most important bastion of Democracy like the United Kingdom and the United States frequently go thru the phase the Republican Party is currently experiencing. The party is increasingly falling out of favor with the great majority of voters in America because of their policies and insensitivity but are just too arrogant or abrasive to admit it, or do a corrective action plan before it is too late. The Democrats under the able leadership of the longest-serving President in American History, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had kept the…
The first part of this series began in November of 2008. In it, we called for a change of racist attitude and behaviour of the Cable Network News, CNN towards other nations, their leaders, and their people. The second part published in September of 2012 called on the citizens of the United States to call a spade a spade in the then political climate that has continued non-stopped to this August day, 11, 2013 in the country. The edition in reference at that time described all the acrimonies, of lies, divisiveness, and all sorts of blackmails, deceptions, and slanders coupled…
Dialogue alone, as suggested by many pundits and commentators including the first American black President and the first black Attorney-General , will not and cannot prevent the Trayvon Martin tragedies from occurring again especially in states where the stand-your-ground Laws, a replica of the Florida statute is already a “fait accompli”. I can tell you that minorities in those states have become endangered species in the hands of legal owners of concealed and deadly weapon who can first shoot to kill and then ask questions later. For such gun owners the obnoxious Law encourages them to not retreat if they…
From the day that the trial of George Zimmerman for killing a black youth, Trayvon Martins, began, I made a bet that he would be acquitted. I simply assumed that a white jury would find him not guilty. Just as I had expected, today, he was not found guilty. The man killed a black boy and walks free. Why not? He killed a person that has no social value and as far as white folks are concerned he did not do more than swat a fly to death. I also made a bet that while the man would be acquitted…
I seize this opportunity to thank hundreds of you who have written to acknowledge and praise the accuracy of most if not all of my predictions on the last Presidential Election and the fact that Obama was going to win with a decent margin, come rain or shine regardless of anything the Republicans might have been doing to make him a one-term President. So sure was Mitt Romney that he did not see the need to prepare a concession speech on election night. The Republicans are still on their way to self-destruct because they are already in a hole and…
Hubris – Selling the War on Iraq” documentary recently aired by MSNBC and moderated by the one and only Rachel Maddow, is a big eye opener to America and the rest of the world. I know the documentary could be dismissed with the wave of hand by individuals like Dick Cheney and some of his cohorts on the extreme right of the political divide who still believe and argue blindly that the 9 year Iraq War was worth every dime spent on it and the toll in bloodshed and collateral damages. Poor Saddam. He did not have a nuclear weapon…
A few years ago, I led a delegation of clergy and lay persons to a meeting at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. After I was introduced to speak, two well educated ladies walked up to me and asked, “where is Tennessee?”. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked, bewildered, baffled and amused at the same time. I responded to their question with a question. 'Are you serious or joking?' They responded, “We are serious. We think it is probably in that part of the country where rednecks are still lynching folks and people walking bare footed”, they…
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:10

Obama's Luo People

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Since Barack Obama became President of the United States, interest has increased about the Luo people of Kenya and the other Luo speaking nationalities in general. So, who are the Luo people? Of the over 42 ethnic groups that make up Kenya, the Luo are one of the most important. The Luo ethnic group is the third largest community in Kenya and makes up to 14% of the entire population. Also found in Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan, they are part of a larger group of ethnolinguistically related Luo peoples from South Sudan to Tanzania. They speak the Dholuo language. Luo…
Friday, 25 January 2013 06:43

The Nigeria Police Force as a Metaphor

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The media buzz last week was President Jonathan’s “unscheduled” visit to the Police College Ikeja (PCI), Lagos. As a public relations stunt, it was a huge success. But beyond the razzmatazz, TV cameras and punditry lies the need for a deep national reflection on not just the collapse of infrastructure and institutions across the country, but also the absence of a reformative national ethos. Unfortunately, this collapse and lack of a reformative national ethos finds expression even outside Nigeria. While the debate on President Jonathan’s visit to the PCI was still on, I spoke with a friend at Georgetown University,…
It is not a new thing to hear that people are gunned down to death. In moments of big and plural crises, particularly war times, guns are displayed and used to subdue the other. That is understandable. But nowadays, the way gun carriers get loose with their guns to end other people's lives is worrisome. In America, to gun down someone to death is like having a fun of life. Pity indeed. I blow your head off. I got him rolling and kissing the grass can sometimes get said in many other ways to poke fun on how those gunned…
Monday, 12 November 2012 00:00

The Obama Victory – Potential Benefits for Africa

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The election of Barack Obama as President-Elect of the United States, while a monumental achievement in the history of American electoral politics, is likely to signal a transformation in American foreign policy towards Africa. As the first American president to have a direct family link to Africa by way of his father who was from Kenya and someone with existing family ties to that East African country, one would expect that American relationship with Africa will change for the better. One will certainly hope that the Obama administration will begin to put pressure on African leaders to transform the continent.…
Monday, 19 November 2012 08:44

Obama Poll successes: Lessons for Nigeria

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The good news from the modern world that Barack Hussein Obama has been re-elected for the second term as the President of the United States of America is really good news, especially for the African leaders to rethink of their responsibilities to their people. The analysts were on the precipice that the election would be close; nonetheless, it is obvious that America politics has interestingly focused on issues. Obama polled 303 Electoral votes and 56,249,290, that is, 50% of the popular votes. While his opponent, Mitt Romney polled 206 Electoral votes amounted to 54,804,177 votes making up of 49% of…
The Republican Party has once again failed to win the US presidency. Although President George Bush II was declared the winner in the 2000 presidential election against democrat Al Gore, it was a controversial election which required the ruling of the US Supreme Court to justify the Bush Presidency. Nevertheless Democrat Al Gore won the plurality of all the popular votes cast in that election. The US Supreme Court halted the recount exercise which was going on in Palm Beach Florida through and declared George Bush the winner. A new trend appears to be emerging, a trend which started with…
Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:19

Voters Close The Deal For Obama/Biden

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Thanks to God first and foremost then to Bill Clinton, Chris Christie, then to Chief Justice Roberts and Hurricane Sandy among others. I am predicting for the final time an Obama victory which will come as breaking news on early projections of election results by CNN as usual before 12 mid night or shortly thereafter on November 6. I am neither a Bishop Olabayo of Taborah fame nor a Pastor T. B. Joshua of the Synagogue who are both famous or shall I say notorious for predicting the outcome of world events like the American presidential election without the benefit…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 14:01

The dream lives on...

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Flailing economy… Stiff Republican opposition… Highly Liberal agenda… Heavy funding of opponent… Racism… WIN! Even as the pundits are spinning President Obama’s win as a fluke resulting from narrow wins in key states, we must pause to acknowledge the enormity of the feat. This is a president who has been unable to deliver on major 2008 campaign promises due in large part, to a Republican Congress. Indeed, his lack of delivery caused many 2008 supporters to turn away from him in this election. Coupled with a flailing economy, he was guaranteed failure. A poor economy has sunk the reelection aspirations…
This election more than any other has caused me to reflect on the nature of the battle between good and evil; moreso on the Christian message that good always triumphs over evil or the better person wins. As a Sunday school teacher, it makes great teaching and the building of upright citizens to admonish them to do good because “good guys always win.” We throttle out the story of Daniel in the Lion’s den, the four Hebrew boys in fiery furnace, even Lot’s escape from Sodom and Gomorrah as examples of how the good guy wins in the end. But…
We are now in the last days of 2012 US elections. I have predicted a landslide for Mr. Obama and everybody else has predicted a tight election with many predicting a slight edge for Mr. Romney. Words are no longer that important, or at least, not as important as body language. It is the body language that tells what a person actually believes and feels. Here are the body languages that tell me that the Republicans are feeling a lot of heath: In my Massachusetts the Republican senate candidate pulls out of an agreed upon debate citing Sandy Storm and…
Notes: I seize Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, NH, Arizona, for Obama and concede North Carolina and Indiana to Romney. I am sticking to my 55/41 prediction on the popular vote for the following reasons: Obama’s wins in large population states like California, NY, MA, Pennsylvania is such that it cannot be made up with wins in the small population states such as South Dakota and Wyoming. Romney’s wins in the South such as N & S Carolina, Texas, etc would be considerably reduced by the large minority populations in those states where minorities make up as much as 20% of…
Sunday, 21 October 2012 20:47

Final Election Prediction

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Aduba’s final election results prediction of the popular vote. I will publish the electoral vote prediction a few days before November 6. I call out Mr. Seyi Awofeso in particular to post this at a visible place in his office. We shall have a discussion on November 8. Aduba Population %Obama %Romney Obama Romney Obama Tot Romney Tot White (.5) Male (.25) .4 .6 0.1 0.15 Female (.25) .53 .47 0.1325 0.1175 Total White 0.2325 0.2675 (0.5) Non White (0.5) Hispanic (0.17) .65 .35 0.1105 0.0595 (0.17) Black (0.15) 0.90 0.10 0.135 0.015 (0.15) Jews (0.04) 0.55 0.45 0.022 0.018…
Mr. Seyi Awofeso has a long history of being wrong about Mr. Obama and his current call of Tuesday’s debate between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney in favor of Mr. Romney will prove as misguided as his former position that Mr. Obama was not qualified to be president because he did not meet the “US born” requirement for the office of the United States President. Except for a few people in the fringe this his position is not mentioned anymore. No US attorney, not a politician and no political analyst holds this view and no one has tried to prove…
During the first Presidential debate Obama appeared subdued, timid, as if there is no life in him, as if he wished that he was not at the debate and was merely enduring it; he talked professorially, that is, without passion, as if he has no fight in him, as if he does not believe in what he is talking about but has learned it and could give a dispassionate lecture on it. Apparently, no one told him that he is the commander in chief of the country’s armed forces; he is the leader of trained killers and the least he…
Friday, 05 October 2012 17:27

Obama: Symbol Of Black Self Admiration

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This essay says that the election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America gave black people world wide a sense that they are now as good as their past slave masters and colonizers, white folks. Obama is a symbol of black folks self admiration. Black folks therefore support him regardless of how qualified he is for the office or how well he is doing in office. They vilify any one who criticizes his obvious mediocre performance in office. Their behavior is understandable but it is about time that black folks paid attention to excellence in…
This paper presented an idealistic (philosophy) look at the events of this world and used the present American Presidential election as a spring-board to elaborate on its solipsistic philosophy. Essentially, the paper pointed out that the world of matter, space and time is not real, is a dream in our spiritual mind and that we ought to not take it too seriously, and that we ought to love the dreamer, our real self, who is spirit, and overlook, ignore and forgive his dreams. Solipsistic Philosophy And The American Presidential Election Ozodi Thomas Osuji There is a presidential election going on…
Thursday, 13 September 2012 17:01

To Sleep Through the Night

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I can’t say that I’m against the death penalty. I only know that I love my children so much that I feel that the person who should become so wrapped up in evil and carry out the act of ultimate theft, murder, should be called upon to surrender his ghost, after a trial, on a specific date, at a specific time. May Allah the Merciful forgive me if I’m wrong. What gives me pause is the number of times a man, generally a Black American man, has been selected to be without a lifetime of freedom and have, at a…