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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 12:18

The mystery of human intelligence

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THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE This evening I felt a need to go native; by that I mean listen to African music; I call it going native because my normal music faire is classical music. I came of age in the 1970s Lagos, Nigeria so the music of that era is my music. Who best represents the music of that period than Fela Kuti? Thus, I turned on Fela Kuti on YouTube at 10 PM (November 25, 2017) and have been listening to it in the last five hours. As I listen to this artist's wonderful music, a question keeps…
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…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:16

Epilogue to living love

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EPILOGUE This third volume of living love ends the trilogy of writing on the nature of love; love is union and union is God. The three volumes are over fifteen hundred pages long. They will eventually be republished in one volume as the main source on the metaphysics Ozodi Osuji gave to the world. The book(s) really did not say anything new for what is between its covers can be found in other books on metaphysics and religion. The only difference is that it is written in simple prose, not poetry and or parables, as other religions' so-called holy books…
Jewells Olson: I think that you already understand this phenomenon but our conversation, yesterday, made me restate it in writing and share it with folks. IF WE PUT FEAR INTO OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MINDS WE HAVE FEARFUL DREAMS AT NIGHT; IF WE PUT LOVE INTO OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MINDS WE HAVE LOVING DREAMS WHEN WE SLEEP; IF WE PUT DESIRE FOR POWER AND WEALTH INTO OUR SUBCONSCIOUSN MINDS WE HAVE DRAMS WHERE WE ARE POWERFUL AND WEALTHY; IF WE SEE OURSELVES AS POOR WE HAVE DREAMS WHERE WE ARE POOR. DOES THIS PHENOMENON TRANSLATE TO OUR DAY LIVES? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Clearly,…
THE AMERICAN POLITICIAN IS THE ERRAND BOY OF THE RICH Ozodi Thomas Osuji The American politician, from the president to senators, congressmen, state governors, state legislators and county and city politicians are the errand boys of the super-rich. They have to obtain the enormous amount of money they need to have to run for political offices. To become the President of the USA you need just about a billion dollars to compete nationwide; to be a senator, depending on the state, you need, at least, twenty million dollars. You go down the line and the cost decreases. Most aspiring politicians…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:43

Resignation as an African Abomination

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“African leaders do not resign, that’s cowardice and the fact that UK Prime Minister-David Cameron has just resigned confirms everything I have said about him—he is weak and a coward.”President (now Ex) Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in 2016. The recent confusion about what is happening in Zimbabwe, with President Robert Mugabe refusing to resign, (now he has finally resigned, 21 November 2017) even when pressured and being pampered has again brought to the fore the obstinacy that exists in Africa when it comes to resigning or relinquishing power voluntarily. In Mugabe’s case, as a friend from Kenya wrote to me,…
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…
Monday, 20 November 2017 05:13

To live in ego is to live in hell

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IN CONCLUSION...to live as an ego is to live in hell, a luxury that a rational person cannot afford Ozodi Thomas Osuji To live in the ego is literally to live in hell, a painful hell, a hell of one's own making; no one else did this thing to one but one! It is one who sentenced one's self to the prison of the ego. If one did it to one, the question is this: why don't people understand that to live in the ego is to in jail and hell, why do they struggle to be in ego hell?…
Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:06

Pastor or Husband: Who's In Charge of the House?

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Essay contains some profanities. Readers' discretion is advised. Frank was jealous of his wife's Pastor. An older Nigerian student who had emigrated from Nigeria a few years earlier and was enrolled at a college located in this writer's Georgia community, Frank was such a remarkable character he could not be easily forgotten, The big news was that Frank knocked the front teeth out of Pastor Smith's mouth in retaliation for simple loss of consortium. Consortium is the benefits a man derives from being married to his wife. The benefits include but are not limited to sex, companionship, groping, association, syndicate,…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:17

A reinterpretation of crucifixion and resurrection

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A REINTERPRETATION OF CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji DREAM November 15, 2017 4: 15 AM In this dream, in the presence of my father, Johnson, I agreed to take poison and die for the good of him and his family. I wanted to be sacrificed to the gods for the good of my father's family. On my way to the place where I would be sacrificed I changed my mind and decided that I do not have to die for other people and felt angry at a god that requires people to be sacrificed to him before he does…
Monday, 13 November 2017 02:57

How Do You Love God You've Not Met or Seen?

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HOW DO YOU LOVE GOD YOU'VE NOT MET OR SEEN? A mutual friend introduced us (she and me) to each other. We live miles apart in North America. She is in New York, and I and I am in Georgia. We've never met face to face, though we had spent hours on the telephone, chatting and catching on news about home, our families, and tidbits on our checkered lives. Time came to say good bye, and as we were preparing to hang up, something happened that provided the purpose of the instant essay. SHE: We'll talk again. ME: How do…
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…
THE ILLUSION THAT SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY CAN MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY Ozodi Thomas Osuji During the nineteenth century Science as a methodological approach to phenomena became the dominant western epistemology. An idea is to be accepted only if it is observable, verifiable and preferably replicable in laboratories. Since much of religion is written in metaphors religious ideas could not be subjected to scientific verification. Thus, by the 1890s psychology came into being. Psychology aimed at accepting only those ideas about human nature, thinking and behavior that can be observed to be objective and are verifiable as true. Psychology began with Sigmund Freud's…
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…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:46

Donald Trump is a one-trick Pony and a Bully

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I use this write-up to formally apologize to all of the fans of this column who feel concerned enough to remind me that my prediction that Donald could not win in 2016 and that if he won, he was going to be a chaos President and a disaster like Jeb Bush has brilliantly predicted. I respect all of you for reminding me, but I also reserve the right to remind you that close to 70 percent or slightly higher of the major pundits in America and pundits around the world including Fox News and even his Republican apologists and collaborators…
FOR AMERICA TO BE SAVED HER PEOPLE'S PSYCHOLOGY MUST CHANGE Ozodi Thomas Osuji History shows us that each past empire began with certain assumptions about human nature and people. It does not follow that those assumptions were explicitly delineated or even known to the people but they were implicit in the people's behaviors. Greece and Rome, for example, had the assumption that people are different and that some are meant to be used as slaves. In his politics, Aristotle clearly accepted slavery as a necessary part of society. Some people had to work to produce the goods needed for the…
We who pray are aware that God is real and really answers prayers that meet His acceptable conditions. This essay argues that not all prayers are answered, that God isn't under any compelling obligation to grant our requests, and finally that a prayer shall meet certain conditions before being answered. Nigeria has not met the conditions and .until she does so, she would continue to flounder, wobble, quaver, quiver, and sway as the nation faces more trying problems This is not to rehash what is already known about Nigeria. Ours is a nation the world has considered to be the…
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…
THE ILLUSIONS OF SEPARATION, INDIVIDUALITY, SPACE, TIME AND MATTER AND THE REALITY OF UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS Ozodi Thomas Osuji An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people.[1] Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are the best-known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see…
IT IS MY MIND THAT INTERPRETS STIMULI AND DETERMINE HOW I RESPOND TO THEM; I CAN REINTEROPRET THEM DIFFERENTLY AND RESPOND DIFFERENTLY Ozodi Thomas Osuji There are few objective things in our world, such as a wall, a mountain and a tree. Beyond the objective things are many things that we really do not understand and have to have mere ideas of what they mean to us. We interpret the nature of what we do not know. As we interest something to be we respond accordingly. Even if our interpretation turns out to be false we still respond according to…
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…