Entries on Socialism
Religious crisis in Nigeria is fast becoming epidemic, unbearable and uncontrollable. It is also becoming a lifestyle, especially in the Muslim dominated Northern parts of Nigeria. So much life has been wasted in the past ten years and property worth billions of dollars has destroyed. Development is now at the lowest level due to religious unrest. Religious crisis should become a big concern to every Muslim because it is now a very ugly feature of the Muslim dominated states Northern Nigeria. The crises, many attributed to differences in religion as well as ignorance of other peoples’ rights. Similarly, there are also problems of inability among many, to differentiate Islamic state and Muslim state. It is against this backdrop that the paper explains Islamic state and non-Muslim rights in an Islamic state. This is to establish that none of the states in the North is Islamic, and to expatiate that even in a state which is termed Islamic the non-Muslims residing within it have their rights and privileges that must be respected. If the average Muslim is well guided by the place of Dhimmi as well as the proper meaning of Islamic state and Muslim state the religious crisis will be highly controlled or even brought to a stop. The research therefore sees lack of understanding of Dhimmi among a problem that leads to religious crisis in the Northern parts of Nigeria and is poised to address it in such a way as to bring harmonious living among Muslims and non-Muslims in the Muslim dominated Northern areas of Nigeria.
Religious crisis in Nigeria is fast becoming epidemic, unbearable and uncontrollable. It is also becoming a lifestyle, especially in the Muslim dominated Northern parts of Nigeria. So much life has been wasted in the past ten years and property worth billions of dollars has destroyed.
Gerontological social work, or social work with the aged or older adults, is a rapidly expanding field of practice, globally and in Nigeria. Of course, the population of the elderly rose from 4.6 million in 1991 to 7million in 2006. The Nigeria government is currently indicating interest in social and medical gerontology. To effectively rise to the occasion, social workers in Nigeria, who work with older adults need to have specialized knowledge about social conditions that confront older adults in Nigeria, including their problems, formal and informal care networks, health care issues poverty employment, housing and mental health. They need to have adequate knowledge about the normal and successful aging processes, and changes that are functions of aging process. Since the population of category referred to as the elderly is rapidly increasing, social workers in Nigeria also need to possess adequate knowledge of the demographic characteristic of older adults.
Masquerade is an integral part of Igala traditional practices. Masquerade phenomenon stems from Igala traditional world view. In their world view, they believe in life, death and after death. They believe that if any of them dies, his soul ascends to the spiritual realms and takes another body and reappears in masquerade form. This concept according to Egwuda-Ugbeda (2003, p357) “emphasizes the continuity of life and the recycling of life which is referred to as reincarnation. The dead come back into this world again by being born to an offspring or a very close relation, or through masquerade”
INTRODUCTION Philosophy as the love for wisdom beams its searchlight towards every aspect of human endeavour where knowledge could be acquired. However, to effectively carry out this task, it is sub-divided into different branches, with each focusing on a given aspect of reality. These divisions or branches of philosophy include Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, Aesthetic, and Metaphysics, etc. This work, however, centres on the branch of philosophy known as metaphysics. The aim is to undergo an extensive exposition of the meaning, nature, scope, and relevance of metaphysics to man and society. Accordingly, our discourse on the subject is categorized in that order. Experience has shown that the majority of those who misconceive and dread philosophy do so mainly with regard to the metaphysics aspect of it. Their grouse with metaphysics is that for them metaphysics is synonymous with occultism and mysticism. Besides, they complain that metaphysics is rife with abstract and hair-splitting terms. Part of the aim of this work is, therefore, to demystify metaphysics by presenting it in the simplest manner such that every class of people in the society can read and comprehend it without the assistance of a professional philosopher. Apart from presenting a detailed explanation of the meaning of metaphysics, other issues such as the sub-divisions of metaphysics as well as the basic elements or fundamental questions of metaphysics were adequately treated. The work was concluded with a consideration of the relevance of metaphysics to man and society.