U.S. Affairs

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…
Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:05

In Defense of Race Relations in America

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Fellow citizens of the United States, let us call a spade a spade. The current acrimonies, of lies, divisiveness, and all sorts of blackmails, deceptions, and slanders coupled with disrespect to the person holding the highest office in the land, President Barack Obama and the White House is not politics but pure racism. This is done deliberately by those we thought should know better in Washington. If we must preserve and guide our rights and freedom to speak and speak freely, think, associate and hold an opinion, the current cloud of uncertainty hovering over our nation must be made to…
Thursday, 06 September 2012 04:20

The Story of Democratic National Convention Day1

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For those that missed Day 1 of the DNC at Charlotte North Carolina here are some of the Highlights of the opening Day activities. Some of the Democratic Party heavy weights delivered remarkable messages that have demonstrated that Republicans are wrong when they said that President Obama could not run for reelection with his records from the past four years in office. The speech delivered by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland slammed Mitt Romney with a charge that he practices what Strickland called “Vulture Capitalism” a term that refers to Mitt Romney’s past business ventures where his former company made…
After reading Dr. Wumi Akintide’s article captioned: "Anne Romney, Chris Christie, John Mccain and Paul Ryan Have Just Made the Most Persuasive Reason for Giving 4 more Years to President Obama" posted on www.nigeriaworld.com of August 31, 2012, I felt energized by the way this comprehensive writer captured what many of us have been thinking about the ongoing Republican Political Convention Speeches that just ended last Thursday in Tampa of Florida. Dr. Wumi’s position is that Obama is the anointed son of America needed at a difficult time that America is facing currently. He goes on to suggest that Obama…
Barack Obama came to office with the support of the overwhelming majority of black persons (over 95% of them voted for him) and white liberals. You would think that he was mindful of his base and worked his little behind off on their behalf. But before you know it he ignored them. It was as if his base did not even exist. He focused on ways to please conservatives, even appointing them to his cabinet. When Republicans asked him to jump he asked them how high he could jump. The man acted as if he were drunk and a fool.…
On Thursday evening/night I read Cyprian Ekwensi's novel, Jagua Nana. On Friday evening I decided to write a review of it and completed it at around 11 PM. I decided to sleep on what I wrote and see if there is something else to add to it. I woke up Saturday morning at 6AM and decided that there is nothing to add to the review and posted it on the Internet. I then fooled around the internet for a while, wrote a bit on anti-social personalities and thought aloud who is the best Nigerian writer of fiction. It was almost…
Friday, 13 July 2012 19:28

Mitt Romney cannot match Obama

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The US presidential elections start officially after Labor Day, in the first week of September. That is the time when all the party’s national conventions would have nominated and elected their electoral candidates. Obama would then become he official democratic presidential candidate and Romney would become the official republican presidential candidate. Until then both candidates are presumptive nominees. It is difficult to see how either would not be the candidate of his party. But from this arm chair observer Mr. Romney does not look like he belongs in the same ring with Mr. Obama. On the surface it would seen…
Four years ago we elected Mr. Barack Obama in the belief that he would do three things forAmerica: He would end gridlock and restore bipartisanship inWashington He would restore America’s prestige abroad He would be bold to tackle long lasting problems that past administrations were too timid to engage. The Audacity of Hope This game has been played into the fourth quarter and the opponent, the Republican Party), is still alive and there is but just one point separating the two teams. The President has the ball and any turnover could bring unpleasant results. What should the president’s team do?…
Why is Barack Obama afraid to do the right thing? Is he really another African self-centered coward or what? African leaders do not enter politics to go serve their people’s welfare; they go to seem very important persons by merely being politicians. They can be in office for a million years and one cannot point to anything they did to serve their peoples social interests (has Goodluck Jonathan done anything that serves Nigerians public good?). This Obama man is disgusting in his fecklessness. See, Assad’s boy is killing his people and Obama keeps quiet. He sleeps well at night knowing…
As one watches the barrage of negative adverts going Obama’s way one is tempted to have pity for him. Whenever I open my yahoo webpage I see Newsmax (a conservative outfit) saying something negative about Obama. And this is just a warm up, for the super-pacs are about to lunch their billion dollars attacks on the man they see as an “other”, as not an American, as a socialist...conservatives, especially Tea Party ones hate Obama with special venom; it is difficult to not see what they are doing as motivated by racism and refusal to accept a black man as…
Summary The mind of an incumbent president or king of a nation is important to God. It influences how God favors or punishes that nation. When the ruler upsets God by choosing evil, the whole nation suffers from the punishment. It is important that President Obama be offered good counsel so that he can lead the nation to repentance and back to the blossom of God. Introduction We are now in the era of political posturing in America, and Obama is faced with issues that challenge the chances of his return to the White House. Apart from discussing the finer…
Those who claim most fervently to love humanity are the ones who hate humanity the most. In this number are Christianity’s most devoted Catholics and Evangelicals and most orthodox Muslims. Their anger today is now turned on Mr. Obama just as it had been turned on Martin Luther King and Christ in their days. These same people averted their eyes when Apartheid was reigning supreme in South Africa and when slaves and slavery were the coins of the realm in America; and Africa was devastated by the inhuman traffic. They preached that God made some apostles, some slaves and some…