Posts by konye:

An informed evaluation of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967: A social science case study

Written on December 15th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

� How do the Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler opportunity and grievance model, and the James Fearon and David Laitin’s civil war hypothesisassess the Nigeria Civil war (Biafra war of secession, 1967 – 1970)? Was the declaration of Biafra’s Independence largely as a result o...
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Do We Need Aliens to Achieve World Unity? History Shows That Humankind Unites When There is a Common Enemy

Written on August 5th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Unfortunately, the common good of humanity has always been hampered by divided religious views, cultural views, political views, race, ethnicity and gender. Since the beginning of time, humanity has suffered wars, enslavement, repression, suppression, abuses&#...
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Africa – China: A relationship of hope?

Written on July 28th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

After many years of enduring the rigors, manipulation and exploitation of Western colonial powers, Africans are hoping that patronage, peace and progress may come at last from the East, aligned by China. After centuries of slavery, wars and poverty, China has stepped forward to offer what appears to...
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Religion and Nigerian Universities: A shadow of a disturbing future?

Written on April 3rd, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

In recent years, a closer look at the Nigerian tertiary institutions reveals a worrisome skew from the epicentrum of scholarly life. Religious groups (both Christian and Islamic) have mostly filled the emblematic and substantial spaces vacated by civil intellectual, scholarly and erudi...
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Involving marginalized tribes for a better Nigeria: The country should be home to a people with a fair sense of equality

Written on February 25th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Nigeria as a country has seen very little socio-economic and geo-political development since its independence in 1960. Now it is no new-fangled thought that when political marginalization exists amongst tribes and ethnicities in a country, collective growth and relative progress is diff...
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Good Morning America (Day of the Inauguration of Barrack Obama)

Written on January 21st, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Today we have become America. We have rowed our boats through the turbulent and trying seas of time, and with dreams and hopes we have paddled to the shores of America- the America built on the creeds of equal rights and justice. We have arrived at the America that existed in the dreams of Ma...
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The Konye Obaji Ori (United Africa) Manifesto

Written on January 19th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Since the dawn of neocolonialism, my nights have been filled with the ballads of Nzingha- the Amazon queen of Matamba, the sonnets of Nehanda- the Mbuya of Zimbabwe and the odes of Yaa Asantewa- the queen mother of Ejisu of Ashanti. I seem to have become the spirit of their poetries and the ...
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How Sugar Began to Taste Bitter and Sour

Written on December 14th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

That morning, the rain forest woke up with songs. By noon the Atlantic flourished in its hoary and azure under the feldspar sun. Birds flew under the dense white clouds that gathered over the aquamarine sky. The sun was in full luster. By evening, ships had begun to arrive at the shores. And...
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Issues of the Tradition of Early and Arranged Marriages.

Written on December 6th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

Zainab ran away from home, not because she was a rebellious child, a truant or a wayward girl. She was only 12 years old, and her parents had accepted her bride price from Alhaji Sabo, a man who was old enough to be her grandfather. She ran away from home because she did not want to ...
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