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Tinubu’s 7-Point Agenda: Matters Arising, By Pius Adesanmi

Here is a summary of Tinubu's 7-point agenda: 1) National industrial policy 2) Infrastructure plan 3) Tax credits and subsidies 4) Credit-based economy 5) More electricity generation 6) Government-backed home mortgage system 7) Investment in agriculture I find this amusing in Tinubu's address: “We must realise that no populous nation…
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Of Ports, Oil, and the Northern Political Establishment, By Pius Adesanmi

Agriculture is the future. I have been warning these oil-obsessed Northern leaders to rise up to the potential of the North to feed the whole of Africa and a significant part of the world. Raise the agricultural base of the North to the global 21st-century standards we have here in…
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The Police Is Your Friend, By Pius Adesanmi

...the vacuum created by under-policing or non-policing as part of the criminal social engineering of the Nigerian elite is filled by something more sinister. Government officials withdraw the police from the people and give them the Army in replacement. There are two research questions I have to start asking Nigerians…
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Vacancy, By Pius Adesanmi

If every outrage is tolerable and defensible because you support the president in power (everything you would not have countenanced under Jonathan suddenly has legitimacy for you now), if every violation is rationalisable for you because you have empathy for the political party in have no business in the business…
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Saraki, Sowore and Nigeria’s Barabbas Moment, By Pius Adesanmi

In both men, we are offered two opposed visions, two opposed possibilities for our country. Both men represent a symbolic struggle. That struggle is bigger than them. Where we stand, what we say or do not say, represents a position we are taking in that struggle. Our stance represents a…
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Nigeria’s Solution to the Problem of Electric Cars, By Pius Adesanmi

How can they be attempting to place orders for cars in 2040 when they cannot guarantee that they will be alive even tomorrow? Never mind. Members of Nigeria's political elite are not intelligent enough to think like that. Their singular focus will be to be the first elite in the…
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