Issues of the Day

By the Way, What is SLS doing About Reno Omokri? By Pius Adesanmi

I am not done with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s post-suspension politics yet. I stated last week that he is poorly served by the combination of his advisers and his personal arrogance and this explains why he has been travelling on the dead-end road of justifying and rationalizing the one area of…
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Seeking Intervention Funds to Seal Lamido Sanusi’s Lips , By Pius Adesanmi

Led by Nasir El Rufai, Lamido Sanusi’s throng of friends, admirers, and supporters don’t seem to like him very much. There are some bitter in-house truths they are obviously not telling him and it is starting to show in his extremely poor post-suspension public engagement strategy. This explains why they…
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Caribbean Self, African Selfie, By Pius Adesanmi

Keynote lecture delivered at the inauguration of the Connections Week of the Caribbean and African Association of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, March 10, 2014 I bring you warm greetings from Accra, Ghana, where I am currently based. I understand that winter has been particularly brutal this year.…
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Sanusi’s Head, Nigeria’s Roof, By Pius Adesanmi

Dis Nigeria sef! You miss a day’s news cycle and you wake up to news that you’ve missed ten lifetimes’ worth of odoriferous higi-hagaric kookaburra (apologies to Patrick Obahiagbon). Yesterday morning, I was ferried from Johannesburg to Pretoria at the instance of Anesh Maistry, Deputy Director, Foreign Service, at South…
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