LIVING AS A MOUNTAIN GOAT

These days, I have but one aspiration, and that is to be like the Mountain Goat with little or no care in the world. I at some point even had fantasies of reincarnating as one before reincarnation buffs effectively burst my bubble in claiming I can only reincarnate in human form, either as a lesser […]

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THE PASSOVER QUESTION

Years ago, while in College, I told a classmate I am Jewish, but he found it difficult to understand what I meant. I also didn’t understand how and why it was difficult for him to grasp what I’d just told him, until years later. Apparently, he didn’t understand how someone could be Jewish without being […]

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IGBO TRADITIONAL WEDDING

A man and/or woman isn’t considered married among the Igbo, if (s)he hasn’t completed all of the rites required by the prevailing culture (Odibendi) to do. Hosting a lavish wedding party, following a solemnization in church or a Nikkah by Muslim faithfuls, or even at the registry is totally besides the point, as it is […]

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ANCIENT IGBO GPS

I have always wondered what local technology, besides word of mouth, existed in times past, by which people kept track of the movements of people, living in this age of the Global Positioning System, GPS, where we tend to have become blind navigationally without it; besides using it to track our gadgets, cars even humans […]

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ONE NATION UNDER GUNS

Overtaken by insomnia as usual, and finding the “War For The Planets Of The Apes” I was watching rather dull, I decided to scan through my twitter feeds, commenting on news and information I found interesting, and moving on for those I didn’t feel inclined to add my thoughts to, until I came across news […]

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BIBLE STORIES (44): ISRAEL

Once alone, Jacob “… wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day” (Genesis 32:24). I have read several reviews of this story, with a few claiming it may not have been physical as such, and might’ve been a vision Jacob had. I would stick with the simplistic here, and not rush to […]

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LAW STUDENTS AND OBEDIENCE

A situation is trending all over social media in Nigeria. The case of a student at the law school who wasn’t called to the bar because of inappropriate wear. The entire scenario, as is typical with all social media controversies, has now degenerated into religious spat. What is the issue? A lady, Abdulsalaam Firdausa Amasa […]

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