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To desire freedom is an instinct
an article by Omosun Sylvester, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria

"To desire freedom is an instinct. To secure it requires intelligence. It must be comprehended and self—asserted. - E.C. Riegel

http:/ is one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria . It aims to do this by inviting people to take part in inspiring discussions and in sharing of ideas. Its goal is to inspire people to stand for Peace dialogue in Nigeria , and by doing so to initiate a chain reaction of the effected audience inspiring more people that will help make Peace in the Niger Delta and other part of the country a reality

My first thrust towards achieving this goal is to use http:/ to start discussions on the Delta conflicts that begin by looking at and envisioning the things that would be possible if Peace talk in the creek is a reality.

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger that announces peace!" (Bible - Isaiah 52) "He who walks with peace - walk with him!" (Koran)

I chose the use of the blog; http:/ since it allows me to start discussions that people in various parts of the world can take part in. it is easier and more effective than local daily newspaper

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. --Peace Pilgrim

If I have the resource I could visit every lecturer in each University and also ask every scholar around the Nigerian Federation to submit some lines of poetry or creative article about “the gateway to peace” (mostly centered on the Niger delta) to the new Government of our dear country.

Once the compilations of these ideas are collected, the lines will be collated together into an anthology of Peace.


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To desire freedom is an instinct
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This report was posted on June 6, 2007.