Pius Adesanmi

We Are All Otukpo! By Pius Adesanmi

Whenever former Senate President, His Excellency Chief Distinguished Senator David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark, makes national headlines, it is usually about setting back Nigeria by a few centuries. And whenever you discuss characters like David Mark, who came to national attention when Ibrahim Babangida made him Military Governor of Niger state…
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Issues of the Day

President Jonathan’s Aviation Goat, President Jonathan’s Campaign Yams, By Pius Adesanmi

My grandmother of blessed memory, Mama Isanlu, was not like Unoka! She was not always owing everybody in Isanlu and looking for corner-corner ways to pay only her big debts first. I tell her story here. Listen to it: She was not like Okonkwo either. Yam, the exacting king of…
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Columns

Jonathan’s Latest Evil And The Good of Bad, By Pius Adesanmi

Shortly before he withdrew totally from discussing and keeping abreast of Nigerian current affairs, a friend once advanced a thesis that has since haunted my consciousness and kept me awake at night. What worries me is not just the suspicion that his nightmarish proposition may damn well be right, it…
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The 2015 Presidential Election: Broken Bottles with Jagged Edges will Shred Your Butt, By Pius Adesanmi

No matter who wins, there will be plenty of economic and political issues to deal with. We need to focus on the future of the future and stop the distractions posed to serious reasoning and issues by the two leading candidates. (Okay sir, we hear you. Since you have no…
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Samuel Oghale Oboh, the Nigerian who Conquered Canadian Architecture, By Pius Adesanmi

Sam Oboh - Fellow and 2015 President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. On Friday January 23, 2015, I attended the investiture of Samuel Oghale Oboh as the 76th President of the prestigious Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, which effectively placed a Nigerian at the pinnacle of the profession…
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Fayose’s Death Wish for Buhari: Go to Afao Ekiti, Go to Aso Rock, By Pius Adesanmi

In human tales, in animal tales, in riddles, in proverbs, in legends, in myths, in every genre, in every department in which his ancestors ever exercised their imagination and creative genius to produce a worldview, they created tragic protagonists - humans, animals, ghomids, iwin, anjonu of every colour and shape…
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Issues of the Day

Bastard Doyin Okupe and Other Jonathanian Headaches in Self-Naming, By Pius Adesanmi

What’s in a name? Nothing, says Western culture, for a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Everything, say the cultures of Africa, for every name is a messenger, running errands of family history and circumstances of birth for its bearer. That is why an African seldom jokes…
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