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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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Nigerian Banks, Billionaires and Your Sorry Ordinary Ass, By Pius Adesanmi

Innocent Chukwuma and GTB are family members in this game. It is poverty that makes you invest in Yoruba-Igbo feuding when there is no such thing going on in this matter. One percenters are too rich and busy to think like you. No matter how this pans out, the debts…
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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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