Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON INEFFECTUAL BUFFOONS | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigeria’s social media is not necessarily the brightest platform for intellectual engagement. This may sound like an insult, but it is not. This realisation is why I have, for some time now, been quietly sipping my tea and reserving my opinions on public issues for my barber. Yet, in the last few hours, the latest … Continue reading

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Essays / The Pontifical Papers

SORRY, BUT BUHARI IS NOT FIGHTING CORRUPTION | By Ayo Sogunro

Nigerians have an understandable—if somewhat childish and sometimes nasty—habit of singling out a trait in one of their rulers and examining critical arguments from the perspective of that trait every time. Take the Jonathan administration, for example: when critics raised an issue, Jonathan apologists would direct the argument to “But he is a nice (or … Continue reading