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Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:53

On Igbo identity disorder

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WHO EXACTLY IS AN IGBO? Ozodi Thomas Osuji This morning I read at Facebook a girl from Agbor, Nkechi Bianze, saying that her tribe is Ika and not Igbo. She fumed from both sides of her mouth saying how angry she is at any Igbo who calls her an Igbo; indeed, she asked why Igbos have the audacity to call those who do not see themselves as Igbos as Igbos. On the issue of her having what seems an Igbo name, Nkechi, she presented an interesting logic that goes like this: you (I am assuming that she is referring to…
The aim of this essay is to demonstrate that religion is a blight/affliction and a bane/curse rather than a blessing in our home. Nigeria will be a failed State if the religions Nigerians are practicing fail to deliver the people from destroying themselves. All religions are good if the worshipers can readily adhere to the true tenets of that religion, to do what the religion is saying. A good religion consists of the Basic Instruction Governing Our Dealings With Others. We Nigerians are in the mess we are in because our religion is a farce. There is no end to…
ALWAYS LOOK AT ANY ISSUE FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: 1. THE EGO'S PSYCHOLOGICAL(SCIENCE/REASON) PERSPECTIVE And 2. THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LOVING PERSPECTIVE (IRREASON) Both perspectives are correct on their terms; the ego is adaptive to the world and the Holy Spirit's perspective responds to a different interpretation, from the perspective of ego transcending, irrational perspective of love. THE CONTRADICTION OF SPIRIT (LOVE) AND MATTER (HATE) The contradiction between spirit (love/union) and matter (hate/separation) cannot be eliminated while people live in body. As long as people live in bodies they will have spirit and the capacity for love but also have the influence…
Who says the Hausa/Fulanis are seriously at a disadvantage in education and wisdom compared to their Igbo and Yoruba brothers and sisters in the South? Whoever is saying that is probably living in the past or is totally out of touch with the reality of the Nigerian situation or has never met distinguished northerners like Alhaji Dangote, Lamido Sanusi, late Abubakar Rimi, Professor Jega, Professor Yadudu, El Rufai, Jerry Gana, Kwankwaso and Dogara to mention a few. Anyone saying that can be said to be very insular in their views and perception or has not been sufficiently exposed to the…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 06:40

Why Africans will eventually rule the world

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BY THE END OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BLACK PEOPLE WOULD BEGIN TAKING OVER THE WORLD Ozodi Osuji By the end of this present century, twenty first century, black persons would begin taking over control of this world. The takeover will take several hundred years, if not thousands of years before it is completed. This is not a prediction but a statement of what is inevitably going to happen; by the end of the twenty first century Africans would have acquired the basics of scientific culture and would be ready to make civilizational moves; they would simply take over Europe, Asia,…
Monday, 27 March 2017 17:07

Much Ado About a Certificate?

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I have written many times on a singularity, or perhaps we should call it a genetic aberration or bane of development and progress in our dear country – it is the inability to find the Truth; nobody speaks the Truth; nobody wants to hear the Truth. Even when the Truth is glaring us in the face, we almost always manage to deny it, and successfully too. Lies, deceit, deception, fraud, propaganda, all these lead to Corruption, hence the reason we are still stymied by poverty, underdevelopment, and an acute lack of progress in everything we do. A people beyond redemption,…
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN LIVING AND TEACHING EGO OF LOVE Ozodi Osuji If one completely lets go of ones ego one would exit from this world; this is what forgiveness accomplishes; if you forgive what is done to you by other people you overlook the reality of this world, the attack and defense reality of the world and become defenseless. If you are defenseless (forgiving) you escape from this world of attack and defense and first return to the awareness of a different world, the world of light forms and, ultimately, to the formless world of light (God, and his…
Even though America is arguably too embarrassed to admit it, it is now widely known or speculated by Intelligence experts like Michael Steel of Britain who prepared the powerful dossier that may yet help America to nail the speculation that the Trump/Putin lovefest, co-operation and collusion may have been far criminally intrusive than initially envisaged. Both Mr. Steel and Malcolm Nance, the Director of Terror Asymmetric Project and FBI Director James Comey have all stated that Russia may have quietly caught up with America or beaten America to second place in Cyber Technology just like Russia did when she became…
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:07

Ending ones unhealthy neurotic dances

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: LIFE SHOULD NOT BE SICKNESS TO BE ENDURED All my life, I have lived with constant stomach upset; that stomach pain is registered on my face; my face looks strained and has been that way all my life, this is no longer acceptable to me. Sadly, this situation is so while I study and talk spirituality; apparently, spirituality does not help me straighten out my bodily issues. Those who talk spirituality invariably die from the bodily issues they have and neglected to pay attention to. Jane Roberts, Helen Schucman, Kenneth Warpnick, Wayne Dyer, Jesus Christ,…
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:12

Live your own independent point of view

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SEEK AND LIVE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT POINT OF VIEW Ozodi Thomas Osuji Here are some truths that cannot be denied; if you look at Africans they seem uneducated and ill informed; they seem to be living in a different century, may be in the thirteenth century (before the age of discovery and science); their views are simply not up to par with what you would expect in people living in the twenty first century who are educated in the scientific method and are up to snuff on modern science. Many Africans talk in religious terms (Christianity and Islam) that, at…
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:06

Accident or Determinism

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COINCIDENCE OR SERENDIPITY OR SPIRITUALITY? Ozodi Thomas Osuji This morning I woke and out of nowhere it occurred to me that since the Nigerian state has kept Nnamdi Kanu in detention for an extended period of time and, apparently, plan to keep him there much longer and there is nothing that he can do to get out, I decided to write to him a letter urging him to use his time in prison to write a book delineating what his Biafra struggle is all about. Moreover, it would help him kill time if he did that writing. I also suggested…
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MOTIVATING DESIRES OF YOUTH DISAPPEAR Ozodi Thomas Osuji In youth we have pleasant illusions that we have it in us to change the world. With that desire in us we are motivated to accomplish great things. We go to school and obtain useful education. Thereafter, we secure jobs, marry and have children. We devote ourselves to trying to actualize our youthful desires. Our youthful desires pretty much take us into our mid-thirties. Thereafter, one begins to realize that the world is not for one to change it and that despite ones ideals that the old…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:34

Do not ever seek approval from other people

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YOU BEGIN WITH SENSE OF DEFICIT AND MAKE THE MISTAKE OF ASKING OTHER PEOPLE TO MAKE YOU LESS DEFICIENT Ozodi Thomas Osuji In childhood, I began out with a sense of deficit; I believed that there is something wrong with my body. I ended up asking other people to tell me that I am good enough. I wanted to be like those that I perceived to be good so as to make me seem good. I wanted to attach me to those that seem good so as to feel good. At school, I wanted to be like the children of…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:19

The politics of state robbery in Nigeria

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Late last month, as a section of the country awaited the triumphant return of James Ibori, an ex-governor of Delta State, who was jailed, incidentally, in the UK for his egregious looting of his state's treasury while in office, the Nigerian media landscape was abuzz with stories about the mind-boggling salaries, allowances and other perquisites of office that elected officials and state functionaries in the country enjoy. According to the report in Vanguard newspaper, forty-seven former governors from 21 states in the country, draw as much as N37.4 billion from the public treasury. There are twenty-one serving senators currently receiving…
To say that Nigeria's National Assembly has been living in infamy since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999 is to understate the severity of the country's democratic woes. While less endowed but well-meaning and development-conscious counterparts on the continent are devising means of advancing the culture of popular representation through openness and improvement of the lives of their people, Nigeria's so-called "distinguished" senators and "honourable" members are perpetually scheming for secrecy, swindling the electorate and the country and generally making lives more miserable for their constituents. So detrimental has their conduct been that should anyone be bothered enough…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:13

The succession battle in Osun!

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Let me start by declaring that, no matter the difficulties encountered on Osun State's journey to greatness, I'm of the tribe of Caleb; a harbinger of good report and nothing seems capable of obliterating this perception buttressed by what is on the ground. Having said that, let me also confess that I did not originate the title of this article. It was a product of interactions between passengers in a commercial bus, yours sincerely inclusive - on a recent trip from Ijebu-Jesa to Osogbo in Osun State. The discussions went back and forth until the discussants decided to look ahead,…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:08

Canada @ 150: Lessons for Nigerian youth

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On July 1, 2017, Canada, the world's second largest country after Russia, will be 150 years old. There is a year-long celebration of this milestone for a nation that prides itself on being one of the best, if not the best country in the world. Before the European colonialization in the early 16th century, Canada was inhabited by aboriginal people (the indigenous people of Canada). Canada's history of colonialism dates back to July 24, 1534, when French explorer, Jacques Cartier, in the name of King Francis I of France, set up a French colony in New France, the area colonized…
No thanks to the unholy machinations of an unscrupulous cabal in the presidency which formed a satanic partnership with a shamelessly crooked senate, Ibrahim Magu, nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari as substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), was for the second time denied confirmation for that post by the senate on the strength of the same ill-motivated Department of State Service (DSS) security report that informed the first purported rejection. It bears repeating that Magu's first rejection last December drew intense outrage across the country with most Nigerians describing it as the classic case of corruption fighting…
THE WORST MISTAKE MADE BY THOSE INTO METAPHYSICS IS TO IGNORE PHYSICS Ozodi Thomas Osuji I have read where those who are into metaphysics and new age religions deemphasize physics. This is a mistake. We on earth live in a three dimensional universe; we live in space, time and matter. Our bodies are made of matter (64 of the 92 elements in nature are found in our bodies). We walk in space and time. Simply put, we are part of the world of space, time and matter; those three do affect our bodies. Our bodies do get sick (from shear…
As a backdrop to this subject, I would urge many of you reading this article to go watch on You Tube a video of an interview of Mr. George Wallace with the great Mr. Louis Farrakhan on the Definition of Double Standard and whether or not Nigeria was the most corrupt nation on Earth. My initial title to this article was, "It's done, it's over, it's cooked for America" but I modify the title because I know that Presidents come and go but America would survive the worst of Presidents and reinvent the wheel as it has happened many times.…
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:09

Fear is never justified

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Fear assumes that one is a body that can be harmed and destroyed; ultimately, fear is predicated on fear of death. A course in miracles says that we are not body, that body is a dream figure we take on in our dream that we are separate from God and from our real self, the son of God. It says that our true self is eternal, permanent and changeless. It says that we choose to separate from God and each other but could not do so in reality, eternity, in unified spirit self and went to sleep and seem to…
Monday, 20 March 2017 05:00

Anger is never justified

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ANGER IS NEVER JUSTIFIED, SAYS A COURSE IN MIRACLES (The Journey towards enlightenment) Ozodi Thomas Osuji MY ANGER IS ROOTED IN MY SENSE OF ABANDONMENT CAUSED BY MY PHYSICAL ISSUES In childhood I kept quiet and mostly stayed to myself but if you dared to tell me what to do I asked you who the hell you think that you are telling me what to do; If you tried to force it, such as when my uncle Bernard insisted that I go to do farming for our grandmother I felt angry and simply refused to go to their farm to…
Listen, if anything that I do not want to experience can happen to me, say, you can do bad things to me that I did not want to experience, you can say whatever you want the universe is unfair to me and if the universe is unfair God does not exist. God can only exist if there is justice in the universe. Justice in the universe requires me to experience only what I want to experience. If Arab and white folks can choose and enslave Africans and if some Africans can kidnap some Africans and sell them to Arabs and…
Saturday, 18 March 2017 07:57

America is a fake democracy

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The word fake, that which is not real, has probably been around for as long people are around; however, it gained currency during the 2016 US presidential election cycle. Suddenly, social media was inundated with what they called fake news. All kinds of fake news were spread about Hillary Clinton; she was presented as a murderer who had murdered many associates and anyone who stood on her way just so she gets and retains power. Donald Trump took to calling the stalwarts of America's mainstream media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN fake…
ABSTRACT: This paper aims at accomplishing two objectives: explain the nature of leadership in broad terms; look at Nigerian leadership and suggest ways to transform Nigerian leadership from its present negative state to positive state. The reader should glean useful information on the nature of leadership and examine whether the suggested solutions to Nigeria’s leadership problem is useful.Throughout human existence people have practiced leadership within their groups, big or small. There have always been people who initiate activities and gather people to do them with them. Indeed, if you observe children even before age ten you will see some of…