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END OF YEAR MESSAGE

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2016 was a significant year for us at Nigeria-Canadian Newspaper. So it was for our countries (Nigeria and Canada) and elsewhere around the world. Our newspaper continues to experience steady growth and recognition around the world. Our coverage and readership also grew along with improvement in our content and quality. To cap it all, our Publisher/CEO, Ngozi Ugoh, was recognized and honoured with ...

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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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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] THE EMERGING JEWS OF NIGERIA

By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). THE EMERGING JEWS OF NIGERIA Africa, for all its beauty and rich history, has always been a complex and often harsh continent. It has been generally agreed that ethnic conflicts is one of the greatest obstacle to meaningful development in Africa due to the general negative outcome. Nigeria with over 300 ethnic groups, the ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] STEMMING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION BY ARAB STATES

FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK By Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   STEMMING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION BY ARAB STATES Humans are groomed and nurtured in a society which serves as an agent of socialization; various childhood and adolescent experiences with friends, to the cautioning and warnings of adults and elders, to our parent’s naggings and corrections. All these help to ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] THE NEW MINISTERIAL TEAM AND THE CHANGE MANTRA

By Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). THE NEW MINISTERIAL TEAM AND THE CHANGE MANTRA Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best known thought in the world”. Mathew Arnold (1822-1888) Essays in Criticism. Encapsulated in rhapsodic ebullience hallmarked by serendipity were Christopher Columbus on discovery of the Western Hemisphere, Luigi and Lucia Galvani on the theory of  ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] SUSTIANINING THE NELSON MANDELA HYPOTHESIS

By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   SUSTIANINING THE NELSON MANDELA HYPOTHESIS 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 ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] CORRUPTION WAR: MASSES VERSUS THE ELITES

By Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). CORRUPTION WAR: MASSES VERSUS THE ELITES The old wise saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step” has overtimes been enacted and re-enacted. Yet many do not make this simple but crucial quote part of their everyday lifestyle. Life itself is a journey, with everyone living each second of their lives ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] ACCOUNTABILITY: GOVERNMENT VERSUS THE PEOPLE

ACCOUNTABILITY: GOVERNMENT VERSUS THE PEOPLE By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   The chief architect of America independence declaration, Thomas Jefferson in 17870 advocated that the drafters of the constitution to clearly identify the rights of the people and government accountability.  Jefferson believed past governments had been harsh and restrictive to the populace, governed questionable areas with no just power ...

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How to handle past hurts

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By Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi As Fred and his wife, Moni got down from their car, they saw Onome. Moni said hello and involuntarily looked at Fred. He greeted Onome briefly and followed Moni into their apartment. Moni remembered the past and all the pain came over her again but she determined she would not allow her emotions to colour her ...

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Tips about Friends

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There are many Scriptures in the Bible about friends, friendship, and associations. There are also Scriptures that warn us to stay away from bad friends or friends that can influence us negatively. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, ...

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