Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON JUNE 12: IN CASE YOU NEED A REMINDER (REALLY?) | by Ayo Sogunro

Twenty-two years ago, on June 12, 1993, Nigerians voted for a man to be president in what was supposedly the last electoral act of a transition process that had started a few years earlier. Unfortunately, the mandate was stolen and the elected man wasn’t sworn in as president. In fact, that transition process would drag … Continue reading

Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

TO SADIQ ABACHA — ON BEHALF OF WOLE SOYINKA | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Dear Sadiq Abacha, I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery—however misguided—in defending the honour of your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural construct of ours—for children to rise to the defence of their parents, no matter what … Continue reading