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How can Biafra be achieved?

The euphoria of last weekend’s Neo Black Movement’s 77/77 celebrations on July 7 was palpable. Shortly before then was the NBM 39th convention at Calabar, donation of writing desks to schools. Then was the Soweto Day remembrance of the June … Continue reading

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WHY IS JIHAD ESSENTIAL IN ISLAM TODAY?

Utopia is a word that came into English vocabulary after the writing of a 1516 book by Sir Thomas More. Its etymology is from a Greek phrase for “no place”; ou for ‘no’ and topos’ for ‘place’. In More’s book, … Continue reading

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WHY IS EDUCATION SO SYNONYMOUS TO THE YORUBA?

There are between 40 – 50 million Yoruba in West Africa and the diaspora. This race of Africans has a peculiar knack for education, most especially in their homeland root, Nigeria. No matter how indigent, a parent wants the child … Continue reading

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the concept of Hell in African belief

​Religion is the yolk of a people’s culture. Islam cannot be separated from the pre-islamic customs of the people of that region, keeping beard or wearing hijab. Christianity, which was an extension from Judaism, was largely Roman at first judging … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Borrowing from the title A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens, which swung the theme of a story between Paris and London during the French Revolution. This was centuries ago when Europe was dirty, slummy and shabby. Throughout … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF IFA?

Ifa is made up of Odus, which are either “Oju Odu” or “Omo Odu”. The Oju Odu (main ones) are sixteen, from Eji Ogbe the first to Ofun the last. Meanwhile the “Omo Odu” are made up of the combination … Continue reading

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What Relevance Is the Spiritual/Matter to Society?

In the West, using America as a case study especially, the church could be said to be dead in the spirit as dodo. The new wave of Christianity is no more than Americanism, which entails, looking expensive, glittering and – of … Continue reading

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