Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON THE MINISTERIAL LIST AND SOME UNNECESSARY DRAMA | by Ayo Sogunro

Why I Want To See The Ministerial List I’ve heard that people are wary of serving under President Buhari, mostly because they are worried about his anti-corruption reputation, his stance on declaration of assets, and similar other vices unheard of in a Nigerian president. Well, I am not one of those people. Other than an … Continue reading

Essays / Guest Writers

GUEST WRITER | IS DEMOCRACY THE BEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT FOR NIGERIA? | RICHARD CHILEE

The argument about whether, or not, democracy is the appropriate form of government for Nigeria has been on the forefront in many discussions I have engaged in. Quite recently, my friend, who has a penchant for analyzing democratic governments and their shortcoming, gave me the opportunity to debate on this salient topic. Presently, I think … Continue reading

Dramatic / Satiric

THE BUHARI METHOD: A CONCERNED CITIZEN INTERVIEWS THE PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON | by Ayo Sogunro

This week, a Concerned Citizen caught up with—erm, Mr. Fe Made—the imaginary Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian President, for an imaginary interview. Here, Mr. Fe Made shares imaginary opinions on the Nigerian political scene and the challenges of publicising a very reticent president. Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THESE “100 DAYS” OF SOLITUDE | by Ayo Sogunro

The 100 days assessment period may not matter to the APC party stalwarts, but it certainly matters to us Nigerians. It is important to clarify this point as we move towards September 5 and the unofficial expiration of President Buhari’s “honeymoon period”. It is also important to clarify this because of the recent media debacle between … Continue reading