Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THESE “100 DAYS” OF SOLITUDE | by Ayo Sogunro

The 100 days assessment period may not matter to the APC party stalwarts, but it certainly matters to us Nigerians. It is important to clarify this point as we move towards September 5 and the unofficial expiration of President Buhari’s “honeymoon period”. It is also important to clarify this because of the recent media debacle between … Continue reading

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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

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I HAD VALENTINE WITH BUHARI OR, MAYBE, SOMEONE PRETENDING HARD TO BE HIM | by Ayo Sogunro

On Valentine’s Day, I attended a political event. This was remarkable because I had long established a reputation for declining invitations in general, and being a political nuisance in particular. But it was Valentine’s Day and my “madam” wasn’t in town; and so I figured there were worse ways to spend the evening than at a dinner … Continue reading

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BUHARI POTTER AND THE LABYRINTH OF POLITICS

Hey, do you know who I dislike? General Muhammad Buhari—the Nigerian military Head of State who, while in office, churned out dick move after dick move until he became widely acknowledged as a generally certified asshole. Do you know who I dislike almost as much? General Muhammad  Buhari of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, and later, the Congress for … Continue reading

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YOU’RE STILL ON CERTIFICATES, EH? YOU HAVE NO EFFIN’ CLUE! | by Ayo Sogunro

If you think the availability or not of General Buhari’s certificates are the main issue in Nigeria’s electoral process, then you need to get your head out of that placard-carrying ass. There are graver issues at stake, with terrible possibilities for Nigeria’s future. Now is the time for us—as citizens—to start scrutinising the serious issues, instead … Continue reading