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 / 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

IT’S NOT A FENCE, SILLY. IT’S A RIGHT! | by Ayo Sogunro

A lot of us Nigerians need lessons in vocabulary development. It has become quite alarming that the word “fencist”, and its variations, is being brandished as a description for Nigerians who—whether from a lack of conviction in the candidates or a sense of personal privacy—do not show direct or open support for any of the … Continue reading