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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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 / The Pontifical Papers

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