Pius Adesanmi

General Buhari: A Whole Former Head of State! By Pius Adesanmi

If you are in your thirties and above and anybody is deceiving you that the just and fair Nigeria we are struggling for will happen in your life time, please do not deceive yourself. Struggling for the dreamable, refusing to relinquish the imaginable, hanging on stubbornly to the possible, as…
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Columns

A Race Through Race in Missouri, By Pius Adesanmi

Contrary to popular opinion, race is not always the elephant in the room in America. Sometimes, it is just a three hundred-pound gorilla in a car. Dateline: Spring 2008. Professor Abdulrasheed Na'Allah, now Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, was convener and host of that year’s annual meeting of the…
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Issues of the Day

Orangutans, Meerkats, and Marilyn Ogar’s Carrot, By Pius Adesanmi

I have good news for Ms. Marilyn Ogar, spokesperson for the Department of State Services (DSS) and unworthy aspirant to the unfilled shoes of Alozie Ogugbuaja in the annals of Force public relations in Nigeria. Contrary to the harsh judgment of her performance in a recent Channels Television interview by…
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Issues of the Day

No Wonder Rere dey Run, By Pius Adesanmi

Aso Rock Villa. Living Room of the President’s private residence. Israeli, American, French, Chinese, Cambodian, Somalian, Sudanese, and Ghanaian security operatives protecting the Nigerian president are in the background. They try to make themselves unobtrusive. Also in the background, chanting Quranic hymns on mats imported from Chad, are marabouts from…
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Issues of the Day

How to Mark Time as a Northern Elder while Waiting for the Presidency, By Pius Adesanmi

Sometimes when an op-ed touches a raw nerve and enjoys wide circulation in Cyberia, there's the one reader who bypasses known public channels of communicating with me, invites himself into my gmail inbox, and insists on not leaving till he gets an answer to a particular query. This type of…
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