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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 03:23

Obama Gives Africa The Homosexual Disease!

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This paper points out that so far Barack Obama has not done any good for Africans in both the economic and political spheres. Having ignored Africans he now plans to blackmail them into accepting homosexuality or else he stops the paltry economic aid America gives Africa. Let him stop his aid. Republican Administrations will repeal all his policies; a few years after he is swept out of the Oval Office there would be no evidence that he ever occupied it. Africans must not accept the Obama's homosexual agenda and its attendant diseases. Obama Gives Africa The Homosexual Disease! by Ozodiobi…
Monday, 12 December 2011 16:38

Why Biafra And Not A Confederal Nigeria

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The language is plain enough for all to understand what Biafran advocates want but it seems like some people still fail to comprehend it. For those who fail to get the message it may bear repeating over and over again. We, Biafrans want a clean-cut separation from Nigeria; free, independent and sovereign state, doing our own things our own way. That is simple enough and it is the language of self actualization, Self Determination and that is the language we speak. Some people seem to feel uncomfortable, even disappointed with that but we actually careless about those people's feelings. We…
1. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the politics and pure economics of the debate on petroleum products subsidy in Nigeria. The paper is divided into three parts. In this first part, I will examine the politics of the debate. Part II will look at the elementary economics (Economics 101) of petroleum products subsidy, otherwise known as fuel subsidy[i], in Nigeria. In part III, I will undertake an advanced economic analysis of fuel subsidy in Nigeria from a global perspective using available data and statistical tools and then examine different options to address the issue. I…
Author: David Baronov. Publisher: Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008. Pages 248 For a start, African focused biomedicine and how it originated, particularly in Ghana and Nigeria is fascinating to trace; more importantly how African medicine is transforming western biomedicine is something we need to follow in the cultural context of medical globalization. Dr. David Baronov's book brings out the colonial, historical, and cultural insight, including how tropical biomedicine was invented in Western Africa, and tested for success in Ghana, during the Ashanti colonial war to enter the interior of Africa. African pundit mosquitoes served as biological weapons of mass graves…
I have been following the controversy and the looming diplomatic crisis between the US and Nigeria over the proposed prohibition and criminalization of same sex marriage by Nigeria with keen interest and it is my sincere opinion as a human rights lawyer that the issue is being over emphasized by either side to the extent that both countries are losing sight of more important areas that promote mutually beneficial relationship between them. For instance, the past one and a half years have witnessed positive developments in the relationship between the US and Nigeria. Both countries have agreed among others, to…
Saturday, 10 December 2011 21:03

Keep Homosexuality Out Of Africa

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This brief essay is written in response to Dr. Ola Kassim and other Diaspora Nigerians railing against the Nigerian Legislature passing a Bill against homosexuality. The paper agrees with the National Assembly’s proposed Legislation. If on account of what the legislature did the West wants to stop giving Nigeria foreign aid so be it; Nigeria does not need their aid if it is used to blackmail Nigerians into doing what they find horrible. Being open minded does not mean allowing ones brain to fall out! KEEP HOMOSEXUALITY OUT OF AFRICA by Ozodiobi Osuji “Homophobia is a neurotic disorder with worldwide…
Thursday, 08 December 2011 20:10

When will Africa Emerge from the Dark Ages?

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Every continent had its dark ages; Europe had it; it began when the Roman Empire fell and lasted to the renaissance; it is a period when little or no science and technology came out of Europe. The other continents have found a way to get themselves into living in the light (scientific knowledge), whereas Africans continue living in darkness (lack of scientific knowledge). It is now time for Africans to leave darkness behind them and start living in the light and quit making childish excuses for their seeming eternal backwardness. WHEN WILL AFRICA EMERGE FROM THE DARK AGES? Ozodi Thomas…
Thursday, 08 December 2011 02:17

Defending the 3year-term for the Boko Haram member

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Only recently Nigeria’s judicial system sentenced to three years in prison a confessed member of and spokesperson for the Boko Haram separatist group in Nigeria. And suddenly there are a lot of supposedly ignorant critics crying foul of the judgment. It’s pitiful enough but becomes very pathetic when these “critics” are from the southeast or the Lower Niger Delta (Biafra Land) area. In trying to comment on what jail term the convicted Boko Haram member should get remains quite irrelevant so long as we would not take time to understand what really constitutes criminality. The most important question here will…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 02:07

Sunny Ofehe and The Place Of Dialog In The Niger Delta

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For several years Sunny Ofehe has stood as the conscience of a world that is not only impervious to the pains and sufferings of others but seems to take delight in inflicting the pains. He has been speaking in a very clear language and insistently that in all conflict situations such as in the Niger Delta, sensitivity, dialog, honest and sincere negotiations will always win over insensitivity, violence, impunity, intimidation and outright deceit. It is a well known fact that for decades, starting from 1958 when the first set of barrels of crude oil was shipped out of Oloibiri in…
Science tells us that we are the product of events in the environment. In the beginning was the big bang. The Big Bang produced matter, space and time. In time those produced the galaxies, stars and planets. The planets produced biological life forms, human beings included. On earth human beings are not only produced but shaped by their natural surroundings. Nature produced people, produced their genes, bodies, personalities and everything they do. In effect we are the product of nature; to say that we have free will and played any kind of role in our evolution is delusion disorder. Animals…
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 07:15

Use love to guide your behavior

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Do you want to be peaceful and happy? If the answer is yes then use love to guide your behavior. In everything you do let love for you and for all people guide it. Before you do anything pause and ask: how would love have me do it? If you are truly using love to guide your behavior love would have you love you and love other persons; love would have you serve your self interest and other people’s self-interests, not in an either or manner but both. Love would never tell you to negate your self-interests in a misguided…
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 07:11

Escape From Depression

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The realities of some people’s lives make them acutely aware of the meaningless and pointless nature of existence on earth. They are aware that to live in body is to live only to die. They are aware that body is nothing (body has no worth and value). The affairs of the body fill them with disgust. This awareness makes these persons depressed. This occurs very early in their lives, in my case before age six. These people are existentially depressed. They seek ways to avoid the awareness of their existential depression. One way to escape from existential depression is to…
It is said that science is now so complex that individuals find it difficult to even comprehend information produced by members of their own specialties talk about understanding what other fields are producing. In the past it was possible for a college educated person to understand all that was accepted as knowledge. A PhD in 1800 AD probably gave the person a fair understanding of all that exists as knowledge, science and philosophy, in the Western world. Thus, Western philosophers used to know pretty much all there was to know in their world and on that basis wrote their philosophies…
Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:37

Why Owerri Is Now Rated As Nigeria’s Dirtiest City

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Owerri the capital of Imo State in Nigeria has been named the dirtiest city in Nigeria in a report published on Tuesday by Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria. Excrement in the street, graffiti, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and lack of sanitation exercises are the typical problems which Owerri city suffers, the report said. Another is the pure water sachets, cans, the mass booze-up, which brings hundreds of teenagers on to the streets at weekends, leaving litter strewn on streets. The report also stated that 88 percent of those questioned believed more public awareness of litter problems and regular cleanup…
I love Nigeria my beloved country that opened its doors to me and my family so that we could walk into the greatness of its freedom and its founding values. Every time I look at our beautiful flag and place my hand over my heart for the pledge of allegiance and sing our National Anthem, i am reminded of my duty to join others to demand responsibility and accountability of the government to the people. All it takes for evil to thrive in a society is for few good men to say nothing. I choose to ask with high voice,…
Saturday, 03 December 2011 08:48

PDP and its macabre dance in Bayelsa State

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Events in Bayelsa State, in the past two months, have given the lie to the People’s Democratic Party’s pursuit of internal democracy and reformation. That the drama is being staged in the home state of President Goodluck Jonathan has also cast a doubt on the President’s commitment to electoral reform. In spite of denials, many people believe that Jonathan has a hand in the travails of Governor Timipre Sylva. The Bayelsa episode has no semblance of transparency, which is the hallmark of Jonathan’s electoral reform and the PDP has not come out in clear terms to justify the disqualification of…
This essay says that in a world where God exists, and he is just and gave his children freedom to experience whatever they want to experience, that people experience only what they want to experience. In that light those who oppress others and those who are oppressed want to experience their current states and both experience the consequences of flaunting God’s will that his children should do like he does, love, hence live in conflict. A return to obeying the will of God, which is love, means a return to loving all people (a return to union) and the result…
Monday, 28 November 2011 16:12

Ojukwu and The New Biafra

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Saturday November 26, 2011 marks a glorious end and a hopeful and courageous new beginning for Biafra and Biafrans. Emeka Ojukwu the first Biafra Head of State passed on to glory and joined the rest of Igbo/Biafran ancestors who had gone on ahead. Ojukwu in life was a quintessential and accomplished military general who put his safety and life on the line in defense of the lives and dignity of his people and homeland when the enemy – Nigeria embarked on the pernicious mission of total annihilation of the entire people. He was a brave soldier and an excellent fighter…
Saturday, 26 November 2011 22:36

Odumegwu-Ojukwu: Hero or villain

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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu is a man that inspires conflicting emotions in people. To some he is a born leader and hero. To others he is an ambitious man that tried to break up the federation of Nigeria. Where Odumegwu-Ojukwu is concerned, no one is a neutral. The conflicting opinions on him are consistent with his inconsistent personality and history. Odumegwu-Ojukwu is an educated man that entered a profession that many Nigerians regarded at the time as a profession for the uneducated, a southerner born in the north who fought a three-year-long war against the north, a man who once led an…
Things happen when a person is ahead of his or her own time! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of America gave what is today celebrated as "I Have A Dream Speech" in America. Chief Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu of Nigeria provided what is called "THE AHIARA DECLARATION Speech" in Mbaise of Imo State of Nigeria. The point is that some people are born or reared up to be more equal than others, not in ethics and theology of humanity before God and the Law, but in the character they unleash, in the solemn vision they hold, in the artistic dreams…
The Harmattan is a dry and dusty West African trade wind. It blows south from the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March. In some countries in West Africa, the heavy amount of dust in the air severely limits visibility and blocks the sun for several days, comparable to a heavy fog. The effect caused by the dust and sand stirred by these winds is known as the Harmattan haze. The interaction of the Harmattan with monsoon winds can cause tornadoes. Humidity drops to as low as 15 percent and can…
Saturday, 26 November 2011 19:23

Yesterday, Today, and For Ever More

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Many paper pundits in many mass media outlets: print, electronic, radio and TV have written or asked the question such as "Today Waziri Who is Next?" This question needs to be rephrased as follows: Two days ago Ribadu, yesterday Ugwuonye, Today Waziri; who is next? This has been the reason behind what I have been writing and advocating for about a month now. At the time I focused almost exclusively on Mr. Ugwuonye's incarceration and maltreatment and abuse. Several times I used the worn out expression that injustice to anyone is injustice to everyone. But before I go on I…
Saturday, 26 November 2011 19:20

Tribute to General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

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Please permit me to begin this tribute to General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu with a paragraph of quotation from William Shakespeare, who noted: “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. As, first the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse's arms And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school. And then the lover, sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress'…
Prior to the 1966 coup which ushered in General JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi, very few people in Nigeria had ever seen soldiers before. They were mostly confined to the barracks. Most of us in those days did not even know that Nigerians soldiers were sent to the Congo. Even now, most history books never recorded the exploits and bravery of Nigerian soldiers in the West African Auxiliary Force who distinguished themselves in the First and Second World Wars on the side of the British colonial masters in Burma and East Africa. That is another story. Then came the first time I saw…
When I was a teenager, my Dad would take me to Leventis Supermarket in Port Harcourt with him on Saturdays. The very first thing he does was to ask for ice cream, and then we will stroll around the supermarket, making purchases, licking our ice cream. I still like ice cream. In a hungry search for one, I walked into Pick and Smile Supermarket, Wetheral Road, Owerri last week .It was 7 pm in the night. Pick and Smile reminds me of the then Leventis Supermarket in Port Harcourt. Wao! Some white families shopping at night with their police escorts!…