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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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Sule Lamido on President Buhari: the Death of Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

...a primitive Fulani ethnic supremacist is still openly canvassing Fulani blood purity as the most important qualification for the Nigerian presidency. If you are an adult Nigerian, you know that we are just lucky that Sule Lamido spoke openly. There are hundreds of thousands more in the closet where that…
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John Shagaya: the Necessity of Reflection, By Pius Adesanmi

You will have to first understand that a state cannot use division into mournable and unmournable bodies as part of her practice of statehood. National energies will be channeled in the right direction the day the Nigerian state understands that 26 bodies in Italy and 72 bodies in Benue are…
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Shit and the Sum(mary) of a Presidency, By Pius Adesanmi

What we understood as ten-year-olds is, apparently, rocket science for Garba Shehu and the Buhari administration. On President Buhari’s watch, Nigeria is swimming in an ocean of blood. Hundreds and hundreds have been hacked to death in the last two years by murderous Fulani herdsmen. This administration’s handling of it…
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