Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE APOTHEOSIS OF AYO FAYOSE | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigerian politics is a study in melodrama.  Our leaders focus on short-term solutions and we, the people, focus on short-term problems. One of such short-term problems is Mr Ayo Fayose. Like Mr Rotimi Amaechi under the Jonathan administration, Fayose has developed a reputation for turning up where there’s trouble brewing and hell waiting to be raised. Still, … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE NIGERIAN SHAREHOLDING ARRANGEMENT | by Ayo Sogunro

This is the concluding part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. The Nigerians I compare to corporate Directors in our continuing discussion on the Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy are the elected members of government. These are federal legislators, governors and deputies, the vice-president and, of course, the … Continue reading

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ON NIGERIA’S INFLUENCERS AND MANAGERS| by Ayo Sogunro

This is the fourth part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. In a democracy, every citizen participates in policymaking through decentralised systems, periodic elections, feedback processes, referendums, legislative fiscal oversight and, importantly, uncomplicated impeachment and recall processes. But, as our continuing discussion on the … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE JUNIOR STAFF OF THE NIGERIAN CORPORATION | by Ayo Sogunro

This is the third part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is the third article in a series dealing with what an issue I have termed the “Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”, an examination of the parallels between the structure of corporations and participation in Nigerian … Continue reading