Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kiss-ing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, By Pius Adesanmi

April 4, 2014

Pius Adesanmi This column is kiss-ing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala this week. It will in fact be the shortest piece I’ve ever offered on this platform.... read more


By the Way, What is SLS doing About Reno Omokri? By Pius Adesanmi

March 29, 2014

PIUS ADESANMI I am not done with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s post-suspension politics yet. I stated last week that he is poorly served by the combination... read more


Seeking Intervention Funds to Seal Lamido Sanusi’s Lips , By Pius Adesanmi

March 23, 2014

PIUS ADESANMI Led by Nasir El Rufai, Lamido Sanusi’s throng of friends, admirers, and supporters don’t seem to like him very much. There are some... read more


Caribbean Self, African Selfie, By Pius Adesanmi

March 17, 2014

Pius Adesanmi Keynote lecture delivered at the inauguration of the Connections Week of the Caribbean and African Association of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver,... read more


Igbo Re, Ona Re: The Nigerian Constitution and the Awo Road not Taken, By Pius Adesanmi

March 5, 2014

PIUS ADESANMI (Keynote lecture delivered at the Obafemi Awolowo Birthday Anniversary Symposium Convened by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation. Lagos, March 4, 2014)…... read more


The Struggle for Meaning: Ukraine, Iyaloja and all that Jazz, By Pius Adesanmi

February 24, 2014

PIUS ADESANMI If you cannot even come together against the local terrorism of an Iyaloja in Lagos, how do you hope to ever rise against... read more


Sanusi’s Head, Nigeria’s Roof, By Pius Adesanmi

February 21, 2014

Pius Adesanmi [Reader, the piece below was addressed to my social media audience on Facebook today in reaction to the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi saga. It... read more


Your Headache, My Panadol? By Pius Adesanmi

January 25, 2014

Pius Adesanmi In my Facebook inbox, in my gmail inbox, you have been relentless in your messages. Some of you have asked me: Prof, what’s... read more


Fifty Billion-Dollar Blues, By Pius Adesanmi

December 13, 2013

Pius Adesanmi Aso Rock Villa. Yoruba music-themed day in one of the expansive presidential reception rooms. Ebenezer Obey is crooning from a sophisticated sound system:... read more


On the purported slight of Nigeria at Mandela’s Funeral, By Pius Adesanmi

December 10, 2013

Pius Adesanmi “Fellow Liberians: As I speak to you today, I am most gratified by the caliber of the delegations of our own African Governments,... read more


How Mandela’s Funeral Will Impact Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

December 7, 2013

Pius Adesanmi Our columnist, Pius Adesanmi, has been blogging on Facebook since Nelson Mandela passed on on Thursday. Find three of his random thoughts, which... read more


Aiye, Vigilance, APC! By Pius Adesanmi

November 17, 2013

Pius Adesanmi Aiye! The English language calls you “earth” or “world” because she lacks the resources to convey what you really mean. In his endless... read more


On Convoys: In Memory of Festus Iyayi, Winner of the 1988 Commowealth Prize for Literature, By Pius Adesanmi

November 13, 2013

PIUS ADESANMI (Excerpt from a public lecture I delivered in 2009) “There is Elizabeth Udoudo, a mother of two children aged five and three years... read more


The Sacking of that Ghanaian Minister: Implications for Goodluck Jonathan in One Long Paragraph, By Pius Adesanmi

November 9, 2013

Pius Adesanmi John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, the location where my bread is currently buttered, sorry, where my kenkey is currently... read more


Wish Me What You Live Abroad or Get thee Behind Me, Buddy! By Pius Adesanmi

November 1, 2013

In recent lectures, interviews, and essays, I have suggested consistently that our struggle for Nigeria has shifted to the psychology of the Nigerian. I have... read more


Boda Nigeria, Bros Naija, and Soul Tinz, By Pius Adesanmi

October 16, 2013

Pius Adesanmi Nigeria, the country on whose account we are gathered here today for a feast of reflections, is older than me. This age gap... read more


Letter to Nuhu Ribadu, or Reflections on the Destiny of a Mosaic Generation, By Pius Adesanmi

September 28, 2013

PIUS ADESANMI Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, although you are a Moslem, your cosmopolitanism is such that you surely are familiar with one of the most famous... read more


Colonel Texas Chukwu: Teachable Moment in Civics, By Pius Adesanmi

September 21, 2013

Pius Adesanmi President Jonathan, his Commander-in-Chief, does not know; Mr. Labaran Maku, Minister of Defence, does not know; Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, Chief of Army... read more


Parable of the Shower Head, By Pius Adesanmi

September 12, 2013

Pius Adesanmi I never come again. I still dey faraway. Make you wait till I reach where I dey goooo… I wasn’t going to Fela’s... read more


Do Not Disturb: Intelligent Nigerians in Conversation, By Pius Adesanmi

August 9, 2013

PIUS ADESANMI (to the accompaniment of Sonny Okosun’s “Papa’s Land”) “Ol’boy, e don happen o!” “Ehn, wetin happen? Abati don get im own BMW gift... read more


APC: The Cradle Memos, By Pius Adesanmi

August 1, 2013

Pius Adesanmi What would Atiku Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida have to change today if they boarded the APC train? Buddy, you were born today a product... read more


2015: Here Comes the Bride! By Pius Adesanmi

July 15, 2013

Pius Adesanmi Beijing. The upper five floors of the most expensive hotel in town have been temporarily renamed “Abuja Floors” because the management of the... read more


Eebu O So: Tinubu, Buhari, and their Supporters, By Pius Adesanmi

July 7, 2013

Pius Adesanmi It’s been ‘eebu tins’ (insult extravaganza) in the arena of political discourse and public commentary since this column decided to award itself an... read more


Grandpa in Politics: The Necessity of Sober Reflection, By Pius Adesanmi

May 25, 2013

Pius Adesanmi The good news for Professor Ango Abdullahi is that no Nigerian who has followed his history of public utterances since the 1980s runs... read more


Where Did David Mark Get the Funds for His Private University? By Pius Adesanmi

May 17, 2013

Pius Adesanmi David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark, Nigeria’s Senate President, is one of those extremely wealthy soldiers produced by Ibrahim Babangida’s settlement philosophy. Fate has blessed... read more