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Opinion

The Tyranny of Consensus, By Pius Adesanmi

...People have been so intimidated, so blackmailed by the president's supporters who claim that the exercise of one's civic duty to query, to question, to demand answers about the president's condition is tantamount to treason, that everybody is silent. I congratulate the president, the president's supporters, and the presidency. They…
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Columns

The Coconut on the Head of Nigerian Christianity, By Pius Adesanmi

If Ambode's story is true, it is a warning to Nigerian Christianity. You wrote the script. You created the class apartheid in Church. Live with the monster you created. Depart from the script and a coconut will be cracked on your head. Ambode versus The media is reporting that Ogbeni…
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Columns

Donald Trump: Africa Is Not the Owner of this Corpse, By Pius Adesanmi

You have been saying that we should stop blaming colonialism, imperialism, and neocolonialism for our woes. Ok, when you gather around Anderson Cooper tonight for the screaming festival he moderates and calls debates on his show, remember not to blame Africa for the possible tape recording of James Comey by…
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Columns

The Great Example of Ahmadu Bello University, By Pius Adesanmi

The case of ABU is an example to all vice chancellors and heads of our polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria. The change that is being mouthed by politicians cannot happen in society unless it happens first in our spaces of knowledge production for it is our historical mission…
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Columns

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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Columns

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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