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A 21st-Century Voyage Through Uche Secondus’ Acceptance Speech, By Pius Adesanmi

Your Excellencies, The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR Your Excellency the former Vice Presidents Atiku Abubakar and Nnamdi Sambo Your Excellencies the former Senate Presidents, Anyim Pius Anyim and David Mark His Excellency the Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu Your Excellencies…
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Embezzling Meaning: Friendly Conversations With a Compatriot, By Pius Adesanmi

I told my friend: go back to your LGA Chairman or whoever funded this building. Tell them to find more funds. Invest in solar panels on the roof of the building. Redesign the building for accessibility so that disabled members of the community can partake of the commonwealth. Tell them…
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Thoughts On Libya: What Africa Needs to Do, By Pius Adesanmi

The African Union and many African states are jackasses with no political willpower or moral authority to do anything meaningful about the tragedy in Libya, hence the largely disgraceful response from Africa thus far. They have not even expelled Libya from the AU. I was on a national radio program…
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Empowerment: Ad Hoc People, Ad Hoc Country, By Pius Adesanmi

Once the Mai Shais of Kano are done with this largesse, I hope they do not think that Ganduje owes them any responsibility for social and economic policies that could really help them. He has provided an ad hoc solution. Nigerians just like to trivialise issues unnecessarily. Frankly, it is…
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An Open Letter to Osita Chidoka, By Pius Adesanmi

Dear Osita: I must congratulate you for an exhilarating debate performance yesterday. You shone like a million bright stars. Such was your brio that we should not even be here today discussing the possibility of your winning the forthcoming election. It should be a no-brainer, a foregone conclusion. However, we…
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Reflections on Rotimi Amaechi and Nyesom Wike, By Pius Adesanmi

Two men, twenty wasted years in the life of a state, twenty wasted years in the lives of the citizens! Yet they are there in the streets of Port Harcourt, fighting against the backdrop of the very urban poverty and planlessness that are evidence of their combined failure of leadership.…
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El Rufai, Tambuwal, and the Retraining of Fish, By Pius Adesanmi

Some 60 percent of the teaching corps in our primary schools nationwide are simply not retrainable. You cannot retrain them. Besides, where and how does Tambuwal propose to retrain his own dead wood? With what resources? These are people who allocate more resources to every imaginable frivolity than education. We…
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