Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON CLASSTHINK AND THE “OTHER” NIGERIA | by Ayo Sogunro

I have previously written on our “classthink” mentality in Nigeria. Classthink explains why those of us who are members of the educated middle class often overlook the circumstances of poor Nigerians when discussing government policy. We weigh government policy from the perspective of our immediate environments. If the policy works for us, then it is … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE NIGERIAN SHAREHOLDING ARRANGEMENT | by Ayo Sogunro

This is the concluding part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. The Nigerians I compare to corporate Directors in our continuing discussion on the Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy are the elected members of government. These are federal legislators, governors and deputies, the vice-president and, of course, the … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON NIGERIA’S INFLUENCERS AND MANAGERS| by Ayo Sogunro

This is the fourth part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. In a democracy, every citizen participates in policymaking through decentralised systems, periodic elections, feedback processes, referendums, legislative fiscal oversight and, importantly, uncomplicated impeachment and recall processes. But, as our continuing discussion on the … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE JUNIOR STAFF OF THE NIGERIAN CORPORATION | by Ayo Sogunro

This is the third part of the article series, “The Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is the third article in a series dealing with what an issue I have termed the “Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy”, an examination of the parallels between the structure of corporations and participation in Nigerian … Continue reading