Why Nigeria continues to be disorganised | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

Why Nigeria continues to be disorganised | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigeria continues to be proof that the whole can be lesser than the sum of the parts; we are individually great but collectively poor. This is not just about economic poverty, but also about the general state of our governance. We have some of the most expensive cars being driven on the worst roads. Our … Continue reading

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The Nigerian culture that Runsewe does not know | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

The Nigerian culture that Runsewe does not know | by Ayo Sogunro

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Segun Runsewe, has been on my mind lately, and not with admiration. He represents the typical policy dysfunction that is a trademark of our political system: one where people with the least understanding of a nuanced issue are given the task of directing it. Incompetent … Continue reading

The ‘new and improved’ trouble with Nigeria | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

The ‘new and improved’ trouble with Nigeria | by Ayo Sogunro

Political news in Nigeria is generally depressing. This is not because it is bad news – which it mostly is – but because it is, tiringly and achingly, an endless torrent of reality show drama featuring politicians and their antics. There is no political discourse, no ideological direction, and no intellectual proposals. Our news is … Continue reading