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The Nigerian Presidency as a Foster Parent of Crimes, By Pius Adesanmi

The only reason that the identities of the owners of the Ikoyi billions cannot be revealed and an institution of the Nigerian state – NIA – must be given marching orders to own the crime is that there is unity of purpose in the confederacy of illicit interests. They are…
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Nigerian Army, Innovation and the Key in the Dog’s Teeth, By Pius Adesanmi

Given the history of the Nigerian Army, you are not really talking to your boys, are you? You are warning Nigerians in general: use social media to talk about the Army in a way we don’t like and you shall see! Never be too quick to commend a Nigerian official…
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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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