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Social Shaming and the Measure of Nigeria’s Civilisation, By Pius Adesanmi

The measure of Nigeria’s civilisation lies in how she treats the powerful and the rich. They must not be touched. This explains repeated acts of impunity. If judges turn their private domains to bureaux de change and do not deny the presence of the funds, there is a culture which…
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Oladimeji Olaleye: Portrait of an Undergraduate as a Role Model, By Pius Adesanmi

Social media is a powerful intellectual weapon that can positively change your life if you know how to use it. Use it like Oladimeji. Stop using it to defend those who stole all the money that would have allowed Nigerian universities to be innovative enough to have international travel bursaries…
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Hampered by the Visionless, Hampering the Visionary, By Pius Adesanmi

Visionless appointees may be hampering President Buhari (who isn’t doing well anyway). However, the bigger problem is that Nigeria hampers the visionary. Our social dynamic sets up the visionary for failure at every level of life in Nigeria. In an Aso Rock Villa novelty match recently refereed by my friend,…
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Arrangee Parenting: Where the Change Begins With You, By Pius Adesanmi

If we collectively resolve to make change begin with us by reversing elite parenting, the positive results will feed into every other sector of our national life. No matter how tempting it is, this is one change that we cannot afford to live in Buhari’s hands. It must begin with…
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In Defense of President Buhari’s Harem of New Media Appointments, By Pius Adesanmi

Just when I was going to weigh in on the side of my friend, Farooq Kperogi, and frown on the Presidency's hair-splitting definition of "new media" which has yielded a confusing harem of special assistants, advisers, and consultants, turning my own aburo, Tolu Ogunlesi, into a hard-to-find needle in that…
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Switzerland Must Not Return Unsupervised Loot to Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

If you return this money to the Nigerian state unsupervised, you have just given APC and President Buhari the seed money to prosecute the 2019 election. The closest any part of that money will get to the Nigerian people will be via stomach infrastructure when bags of rice, salt, beans,…
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