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Do You Know What A Luta Continua Means?, By Pius Adesanmi

...the most important aspects of what Samora Machel meant by a luta continua, what he specifically defined the struggle against, have been left out of its Nigerian appropriation by generations of Nigerian students. When the Nigerian student – or even the Nigerian – casually vents, “aluta continua”, tribal hate and…
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What’s On Your President’s Plate In Nigeria?, By Pius Adesanmi

You can see that the Empire of Trifle that I have sketched out here has characterised the Presidential Daily Agenda of every President since 1999. Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and, now, Buhari have all been enablers of trifledom. Outside of President Trump’s support base, there is a lot of worry about…
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The Nigerian Presidency as a Foster Parent of Crimes, By Pius Adesanmi

The only reason that the identities of the owners of the Ikoyi billions cannot be revealed and an institution of the Nigerian state – NIA – must be given marching orders to own the crime is that there is unity of purpose in the confederacy of illicit interests. They are…
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Nigerian Army, Innovation and the Key in the Dog’s Teeth, By Pius Adesanmi

Given the history of the Nigerian Army, you are not really talking to your boys, are you? You are warning Nigerians in general: use social media to talk about the Army in a way we don’t like and you shall see! Never be too quick to commend a Nigerian official…
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There Is A Future For Us Beyond the Orangutans, By Pius Adesanmi

You have to constantly own the right to project into a future when we would have won the battle and there would be real, 21st-century human beings in a credible 21st-century Senate who are there for their constituents. When this happens, what will you do about the precedent you are…
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Thoughts on President Buhari’s Medical Advice to Nigerians, By Pius Adesanmi

A citizen who reads that he or she is being advised to get medical care in crumbled and ramshackle clinics and hospitals by a President just returning from a publicly-funded medical safari in London is also sick because such a citizen has just been emotionally and psychologically violated. From what…
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