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An Open Letter to a Citizen Trapped In the Port Harcourt Rubble, By Pius Adesanmi

Dear Citizen X, It is tough to know which tense to use for you, present or past. The earthquake in Haiti and the Thai cave disaster are pointers to the fact that you may very well still be alive nearly ten days after Nigeria happened to you – she happens…
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ASUU: A Personal Voyage Around A Strike, By Pius Adesanmi

...the way I see it, ASUU and the students and the frustrated parents are all collective victims of the tragic and colossal failure of leadership in Nigeria. This point is not limited to the current irresponsible administration of President Buhari. The one before and the one before and the one…
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Shortage of Oxygen: Is Nigeria Still Human?, By Pius Adesanmi

I mourn the dead in Plateau. To their surviving family members: May you find peace and healing. Avoid the Facebook walls and Twitter timelines of non-humanists if you are online. Do not allow their primitive political sentiments to ruin the dignity of your loved ones who are no longer with…
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#Education In Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail, By Pius Adesanmi

A Nigerian senator is a waste of human space. Yet, at a total package of $540k/year, he is dangerously close to making twice the package of a Canada 150 chair. Recently, Canada’s federal government launched a new Canada 150 Research Professorship. This prestigious endowed chair is aimed at enhancing Canada’s…
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An Excellent Case For Buhari’s Second Term, By Pius Adesanmi

They say, compassionately and patronisingly, that Nigerians just do not understand that it will take Buhari more than a term and even his putative successor in 2023, Osinbajo, more than a term to make a dent on the afflictions of Nigeria. If only other Nigerians had their gifts of insight!…
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The Beatification of Ignorance, By Pius Adesanmi

Our countryside does not harbour spaces of ignorance and hostility to knowledge. They were spaces of sophisticated indigenous knowledges and philosophy. The merchants of poverty in the leadership performed the social engineering that drove knowledge away and replaced it with food and unthinking. Everywhere you turn to in online Nigeria…
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