OLUOMACHI’S CHOICE

Michael Jimo… Given a choice, some teenage girls in Nigeria today will most certainly opt for a career in music or become a notable Nollywood actress. In their thinking, the entertainment industry remains one of the surest paths to instant fame and fortune. It is no surprise, then, that some of them secretly wish to become an Ini Edo, a Genevieve Nnaji, an Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a Tiwa Savage or some reigning princess of the screen or billboard, forgetting that without the requisite smashing look, talent and hard work, their desire…

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LESSONS FROM GRANDMA

Michael Jimoh. You can count on your fingers the number of artists/painters whose beginning in art had some maternal influence. Henri Matisse is one famous example. Matisse was recuperating on a hospital bed when his mother presented him with a set of art materials to relieve his boredom. He fell in love with art. Thus did the career of one the greatest painters of the 20th century begin. Juliet Ezenwa Pearce is another. In her pre-teens and teenage years, she was fascinated by the wall decorations her grandmother painstakingly lined…

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE – A Poem by Prof Ben Ezeohagwu

The Sound of Silence, Gripping, engaging, sustaining, Poetical, musical, novelty, In its diversely existing, Permeating Symphonic tones.   The Sound of Silence, Pulsating, weaving, dispensing, Moving, working, transforming, In its Powerfully performing Pervading harmonic notes.   The Sound of Silence, Awesome, gladsome, wholesome, Engendering, manifesting, penetrating, In it’s wonderfully demanding , Exhibiting dynamic beats   The Sound of Silence, Tremendous, enveloping, definite, Tending, tripping, rising, In its dispersely uniting, Discerning metaphoric feats.   The Sound of Silence, Gathering, gracious, distinct, Resonant, cordial, balanced, In its concordantly varied Guiding ordered regularity.…

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‘THE WRETCHED AMONG US’ – A POEM, BY PROF BEN EZEOHAGWU

The wretched among us: Rapists, terrorists and suicide bombers. Deny and enslave the powerless, Their freedom, voices and progress, Through threats, bombings and killings. The wretched among us: Oppressors, tyrants and Junta. Abuse and frustrate decent folks, Their dignity, sanity and Justice, Through violence, policies, Lawlessness. The wretched among us: Baboons, Hyenas and  cabals. Crumble and impoverish the nation, Of her resources, culture and economy, Through greed, sabotage and selfishness. The wretched among us: Assassins, ritualists and saboteurs. Endanger and deprive the society, Of its peace, joy and health, Through…

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HANDWRITING FEATURES OF MANY A NIGERIAN POLITICAL LEADER – PROF BEN EZEOHAGWU

According `to Neurographia Dictionary of Handwriting Psychology (2016 Edition), Graphology or graphoanalysis denotes: “Scientific study and analysis of handwriting specimens as a medium for ascertaining human personality traits.” This Specialist psycho-linguistic  discipline (graphology) is not new in developed nations of the world.  Graphology or (Graphoanalysis) is relatively four decades old in Nigeria.  In over three decades of my graphological practice in Nigeria, I have discovered untold gruesome personality types of a great many Nigerian Political leaders. This truthful remark is derived from handwriting analyses of autographs, signatures or scripts of…

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BUCHI EMECHETA . GOODBYE TO A LITERARY ICON

Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Enecheta OBE [21 July, 1944-25 january 2017] was a Nigerian –born British novelist, based in Britain since 1960. She has written plays and an autobiography as well as for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen [1974], The Bride Price [1976], The Slave Girl [1977], and The Joy of Motherhood [1979]. Her theme of child slavery, Motherhood, Female Independence and freedom through education, won her considerable critical acclaim and honours. Emecheta, once described her stories as “Stories of the world,…

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EDUCATIONIST BACKS LAGOS STATE GOVT’S MOVE TO MAKE YORUBA, A COMPULSORY SUBJECT IN SCHOOLS

The Lagos State government has been hailed for its decision to make the Yoruba language compulsory from primary to junior secondary schools. An educationist and public affairs analyst, Mr Kayode Adebayo has described the move as the right step in the right direction because when you go to many homes nowadays, Yoruba has been relegated to the background such that virtually everywhere, English language predominates in everything, and with this, the Yoruba culture is getting lost. The major vehicle for cultural transmission is the language and wherever the language of…

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GRAPHOLOGY : CHEMISTRY OF GRAPHIC THOUGHT WAVES AND NEURAL IMPULSES IN HANDWRITING ANALYSIS: Prof Ben Ezeohagwu

   Handwriting is the graphically frozen movements of human thoughts and neural impulses brought about by the neuromuscular psychic process as a fine psychomotor skill that originates in the brain.By examining a handwriting sample, an expert graphologist is able to identify relevant features of the handwriting (script) and the way the psychographic features interact.  The features and interaction between them provide the information for graphoanalysis (Handwriting analysis).  No single handwriting feature proves anything specific or absolute by itself; a single feature of the handwriting specimen alone can only identify a…

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