Most notably, the United States Code prohibits perjury, which is defined in two senses for federal purposes as someone who:
Tweet on Twitter The age old question goes what makes one an African? Is it the culture or the dark skin the common languagebirthright or ancestry? Language is what binds us as Africans together around a common culture and common purpose and identity.
Before colonialism African women wore their traditional headgear which indicated their marital status and or social standing. In Zulu culture the women of the royal family wore special headgear that denoted their social standing. In traditional African culture women have always covered their hair as part of custom.
When the colonialists came to Africa they neither respected African traditions or valued them and banned traditional African headgear for women. As a result the only women who wore headgear in a work setting in southern Africa were maids and nannies. Growing up I never embraced the head covering which I viewed as oppressive because I associated all things that were African suppressing my desire to be the modern African woman.
Today i believe that as an independent young African woman that the desire to wear or not to wear a headgear is a deeply personal one. Years of colonial indoctrination led me to believe that my traditional headgear was inferior to wearing the chemical infused permed hair.
In the united states the women of the conscious community are known for wearing headgear and covering their hair as a nod to African culture. It is not uncommon as well to find women in have unkempt hair wearing headgear and so i always associated headgear with these kinds of women as well.
Common names for the hear gear across Africa: South Africa — Doek.Nigeria: a Mistaken Identity It’s no news that the entirety of the Nigerian system is in shamble and absolute chaos that it defies all forms of remedy. Every year, a lot of students in Nigerian universities in a bid to address this perplexing state, write their long essays with the enthusiasm that it would make an impact.
I think its about time our intellectuals became more interested in getting some of this kind of stuff out to a wider audience. Because this is the only way we can start re-engineering the mindset of our people.
The age old question goes what makes one an African?
Is it the culture or the dark skin the common language, birthright or ancestry? The world famous Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o famously stated in his writings that “the slavery of the language is the slavery of the mind”.
Matrimonial Causes Act. Chapter Laws of the Federation of Nigeria An Act to make provisions for matrimonial causes.
17 th day of March, Part I. Jurisdiction. The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria’s human rights landscape in Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding.
In some jurisdictions, contrary to popular misconception, no crime has occurred when a false statement is (intentionally or unintentionally) made while under oath or subject to penalty.