If Donald Trump was a career politician, he would have fallen with the weight of the massive opposition against him. But since he isnt, he doesnt care about the kinds of things that matter so much to career politicians and the media, namely, opinion polls and political correctness.
To all those suggesting Buhari is dead, one question I have is, what will you say if he comes back hale and hearty at the end of his 10 days bed-rest, what will you say? For all you know, Buhari is sipping kunu and laughing at some comments floating about online and in Nigeria’s political scene.
In the post linked to below, The Punch reports that Lagos has just defeated the Federal Government on issue of control of Federal lands in the states. That issue is central to the grazing reserves long planned by some, which would have involved the Federal Government taking ancestral lands from Southern Nigerians and dedicating it for cattle grazing, a profession dominated by Fulanis who are from the North.
Today we continue our expose on the amazing similarities between Igbo and anglicized Japanese words and phrases. We will be focusing on the phrase ‘I chigo ichie.’
In Igbo ‘I chigo ichie’ literarily means you are now an ichie title holder. For those who may not know the ichie are members of the Igwe’s (Igbo king’s) traditional cabinet. It is seen a prestigious achievement to be selected as an ichie in the Igwe’s cabinet. Another word for ichie is nze. The phrase can also be used as an idiom to denote that one has had a major advancement in life. For instance Dr A becomes Professor A. When we meet them we can say. ‘Congrats on your new professorship. I chigo ichie.’
in Japanese, ‘Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会 “one time, one meeting”)’ is a four-character idiom (yojijukugo) about a cultural concept of appreciating meetings with people. The term is often translated in English as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.” The term in Japanese reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, noting the fact that many meetings in life are not repeated.
This is yet another similarity between Igbo and Japanese words and phrases that suggests that these two languages have some form of ancient linkage.
Donald Trump is facing criticism for proclaiming his inauguration day a ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’. Some say that in doing that he has copied the Kim dynasty that frequently uses the phrase ‘patriotic devotion’. The insinuation is that because the Kim dynasty uses the word patriotic devotion frequently, it is somehow unpatriotic and undemocratic for President Trump to use it.