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A CONTINENT OF IDIOSYNCRATIC TRAJECTORIES

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). The second most largest and populous continent in the world is Africa. With about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers (6%) of Earth’s total surface area and (20.4%) of its total land area. She has a population of 1.2 billion in 2016 and account for about (16%) of the world’s human population. ...

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AFRICA FUELED STEREOTYPES – from the doctor’s desk

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD),   The second largest and second most populous continent in the world is Africa. With about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers (6%) of Earth’s total surface area and (20.4%) of its total land area. Africa has a population of 1.2 billion in 2016 and account for about (16%) of the world’s ...

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TRUMP’S QUAGMIRE – from the doctor’s desk

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When Donald Trump first declared his presidential bid, the Internet’s Content Farmers aggregated the real estate magnate and reality star’s most “awkward,” “ludicrous,” and “irrational” tweets, perhaps predicting his loose online record would come back to haunt him. Trump has succeeded in large part because he has retained his vulgar vigour and translated it into the political showground. The existence ...

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XENOPHOBIA: NELSON MANDELA WEPT  

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).           Xenophobia is the dread of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange; it can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in-group towards an out-group, including fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to ...

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Western Media and the Islamophobia Snowstorm

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).           Phobia, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. It may be hard for the afflicted to satisfactorily determine or communicate the cradle of this fear, but it exists. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ...

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STRIKING THE BALANCE: PATRIOTISM AND WOMEN SLAVERY

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).             Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual identifies as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed regarding diverse features relating to one’s own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. Amid the recurrent misperception, frustration ...

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PASSION TO SERVE OR “DEM ALL CRAZY”

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).             Values are shorthand method of recounting our individual and collective motivations and what is imperative to us. They include the principles that governing our decision-making and initiative the behaviour we exhibit. Values can be positive or potentially limiting; positive values include trust, openness, honesty, and integrity. Potentially limiting ...

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MICHELLE LAVAUGHN ROBINSON OBAMA AND OTHERS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). Super patience is synonymous with composure, stability, self-possession; submissive-ess, sufferance. Patience, endurance, fortitude, stoicism imply qualities of calmness, stability, and persistent courage in trying circumstances. Patience may denote calm, self-possessed, and unrelenting bearing of pain, misfortune, annoyance, or delay; or painstaking and untiring industry or (less often) application in the doing of something: to ...

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DONALD J TRUMP AND THE AMERICA NEMESIS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   Donald John Trump was born in New York City on the 14th of June 1946 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971 he took control of his family’s real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son and renamed it “The Trump Organization”. However, ...

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BLOOD MONEY

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).              Periodically, some interesting words get into our lexicon, and we start wondering about its entomology. Kleptocracy is simply government of thieves or essentially a nation being ruled by thieves. Officially, it is a derivative “from Greek: κλέπτης – kleptēs, “thief” and “is a term applied to a government ...

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AFRICA DILEMA WITH FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTORS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).             Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) usually encompasses short-term positions in financial assets of international markets and is comparable to investing in domestic securities. FPI allows investors to take part in the profitability of firms operating abroad without having to manage their operations directly. This is a related concept to ...

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SUSTAINING THE NELSON MANDELA HYPOTHESIS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). Afri was a Latin name used to refer to the inhabitants of Africa, which in its widest sense referred to all lands south of the Mediterranean (Ancient Libya).This name seems to have originally referred to a native Libyan tribe. The name is usually connected with Hebrew or Phoenician ʿafar ‘dust’, but a 1981 hypothesis ...

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