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There Is A Future For Us Beyond the Orangutans, By Pius Adesanmi

You have to constantly own the right to project into a future when we would have won the battle and there would be real, 21st-century human beings in a credible 21st-century Senate who are there for their constituents. When this happens, what will you do about the precedent you are…
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Thoughts on President Buhari’s Medical Advice to Nigerians, By Pius Adesanmi

A citizen who reads that he or she is being advised to get medical care in crumbled and ramshackle clinics and hospitals by a President just returning from a publicly-funded medical safari in London is also sick because such a citizen has just been emotionally and psychologically violated. From what…
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Federalism Is Doing Like This, By Pius Adesanmi

With virtually every state in Nigeria seizing the opportunity of a moribund and directionless centre to further bastardise the already bastardised federalism we practice, it is little surprise that even at the centre, federalism and governance are understood essentially as unbridled chaos and impunity. One of the more curious consequences…
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If You Can Destroy One Street Light Without Consequences…, By Pius Adesanmi

...in a society where you can destroy a street light with zero consequences because you are a big man, you can also steal N200 billion meant for special intervention in Universities without PREMIUM TIMES reports that due to rampant abuse and corruption, President Buhari has ordered the scrapping of special…
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Jeffery Ikeaka – Defying the Double Tragedy of the Nigerian Millennial, By Pius Adesanmi

Jeffery Ikeaka is a brilliant and powerful speaker. Extremely articulate. Very well read. Infectious passion for Nigeria. The more he spoke about his vision and dreams and passion and work in Nigeria, the more I heard what he has done in Boko Haram IDP camps and his plans for more…
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Rotimi Amaechi, Abdullahi Ganduje, China: Afoju to Re Cinema, By Pius Adesanmi

Before the Kano announcements by Amaechi and Ganduje, what I would have expected from the Nigerian state is a thorough and complete audit of our loan history with China. You don’t just go about piling up these loans from administration to administration. Apala crooner, Haruna Ishola (not to be confused…
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