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.
The burning issue of Climate Change as it affects the various facet of human life relatively, particularly in the developing African countries such Nigeria, has taken center stage in the political economy discourse in contemporary time. Thus, this paper explores the political economy of climate change in Africa with a focus on Nigeria. Though, it is believed that African countries contribute the leant of any country to global warming yet that are relatively affected than any other continent. The research is anchored on the Marxian political economy paradigm or a explanatory tool for understanding the development of climate change issues and adaptation in Nigeria. It as found that the level of development of countries in terms of technology and other socio-economic various contributed to the management of climate change.
The early Christian sermons that Luke summarized and recorded form to a very great extent the basis for a reconstruction of the kerygma, and from this point of view, the gospel records were made. Luke's account of how Christianity made its way among Gentiles without discarding the more vital points of Judaism did much toward establishing unity. The account of Paul's arrest in the city of Jerusalem and the trials that followed clearly vindicate Paul in the eyes of any impartial reader. The end of the book is somewhat disappointing because one would expect to read about Paul's trial in Caesar's court, but the account ends rather abruptly. Some people think that Luke intended to write a third volume of his history but was unable to do so. Of this we cannot be certain. However, we are indebted to Luke in no small measure for the two accounts of Christianity that he did write.
In life as grown-ups, we know that it is pertinent to emulate particular attributes that point to bravery and greatness. A stance we have sincerely maintained as a principle, believing also in its worth thus, that it shall be one of the greatest treasures that we would leave behind when we are finally gone. Significant of these attributes is the fact that it is life when we are no longer here, for only our good or bad deeds count as our legacies, when we would have departed this tough world for our ancestral sweet home - Heaven. A principle which also gave birth to this work, A Million Miles Away. About six years ago (17th October, 2003), the 33rd Osana of Keana kingdom was enthroned, an event which opened the gate way to the entire society to say what they deemed fit on the personality involved, Senator Sir Emmanuel Onyatikpo Elayo. A Million Miles Away is one of those works, adapting its unique dimension. It is basically an academic searchlight that beams all through the tunnels of the life events of the personality in his over seven decades in this world. Perhaps for the authors, the Philanthropic and Magnanimous qualities of the personality in question captured their interest in him. As such, it then behoved on us that no matter how much it rains on a leopard its beautiful spots do not wash away, rather they get brighter. And so like the leopard’s spots, it is also difficult to erase the ink when it has been printed on the slates.
The crisis in Nigeria’s health sector was in evidence when victims of the August 26, 2011 bombing of the United Nations House, Abuja, were flown to South Africa for medical treatment neither the National Hospital, Abuja, reputed to be the best equipped public health establishment with country, nor the university teaching hospitals ere deemed good enough. The referral to a South Africa health facility is handy a surprise, given the frequency of foreign medical trips by Nigerian Public offices, as acknowledges by President Jonathan at the 50th anniversary of the region medical association in April 2010. But Current Finance Minister; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, wants lost implications and with other consequences of the poor health care delivery system to be considered. This article seeks to consider the challenges facing health care delivery in Nigeria and articulates the challenges to include inadequate health facilities, decay where they exist, lade of motivation, high turnover of qualified personnel incessant strike actions among others. The paper concludes by positing that these difficulties are well-known and should be the focal point of remedial actions by the their tiers of government by providing basic infrastructures, stable power and better conditions of service.