Miscellaneous / Satiric

2016 BUDGET: A QUICK TIMELINE OF PUBLIC STATEMENTS

The Budget of Hopefully “We are determined to ensure that our resources are managed prudently and utilized solely for the public good. To set the proper tone, one of our early decisions was the adoption of a zero based budgeting approach, which ensures that resources are aligned with Government’s priorities and allocated efficiently.” President Buhari, … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

SORRY, BUT BUHARI IS NOT FIGHTING CORRUPTION | By Ayo Sogunro

Nigerians have an understandable—if somewhat childish and sometimes nasty—habit of singling out a trait in one of their rulers and examining critical arguments from the perspective of that trait every time. Take the Jonathan administration, for example: when critics raised an issue, Jonathan apologists would direct the argument to “But he is a nice (or … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON BUDGETS, SYSTEMS, AND OTHER BOTHERS | by Ayo Sogunro

President Buhari gave a nice budget presentation speech earlier this month—and the National Assembly closed it off with an equally nice prayer. The least we can say is, we now know that the Nigerian economy is safe in the hands of divine guardians—if they are not still busy trying to resolve the more pressing situations in … Continue reading