Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON STUPID LAWS AND CLEVER LEGISLATORS | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigeria’s National Assembly is the bastard of Nigerian democracy—and that’s putting it mildly. Now, “bastard” is a historically hateful word, and should not be applied to fellow humans. But, I have used it here to convey the intensity of the National Assembly’s disregard for both the wishes of the Nigerian people and the values of … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

AND SO, FOLKS, I WENT TO MEET THE PRESIDENT | by Ayo Sogunro

There is something fundamentally wrong with my car. Some two weeks ago, while navigating my way to the Fashola organized “Valentine Dinner with Buhari”, I knocked off my front bumper. This weekend, on my way to “Meet the President” at Victoria Island, Lagos, a piping in my car’s radiator sprung a leak, consequently the car overheated … Continue reading

Essays / Miscellaneous / The Pontifical Papers

GONE BLOGGING, BACK SOON | A Short Memoir by Ayo Sogunro

As a university student, I gained a reputation for being rather clever, and the satisfactory nature of this reputation encouraged me to develop an even more satisfactory habit of imparting some of my versatile knowledge to friends and colleagues in the form tutorials. In the course of time, I had gained a wider reputation as … Continue reading