Essays / The Pontifical Papers

[Sunday Punch] A NOTE ON PRESIDENTIAL-ONLY ECONOMICS| by Ayo Sogunro

Like most Nigerians of my age, I’ve never really been a big fan of economic theory. The subject seems so complicated, so diverse and, often, so violent. It astonished me for a long time that revolutions could rise and governments could fall on economic theories. Yet, as I would grow to understand, economics is a … Continue reading

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Essays / The Pontifical Papers

[Sunday Punch] ON GENDER EQUALITY AND THE IGNORANCE OF HIGH PLACES | by Ayo Sogunro

Over a week ago, the lawmakers of Enugu State had the opportunity to consider what was termed the “Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women and other Matters Related Thereto Bill.” These lawmakers, however, were not in the mood for opportunities—equal or otherwise—and the bill was “stepped down.” I have not seen a copy … Continue reading

Miscellaneous / Satiric

2016 BUDGET: A QUICK TIMELINE OF PUBLIC STATEMENTS

The Budget of Hopefully “We are determined to ensure that our resources are managed prudently and utilized solely for the public good. To set the proper tone, one of our early decisions was the adoption of a zero based budgeting approach, which ensures that resources are aligned with Government’s priorities and allocated efficiently.” President Buhari, … Continue reading