Essays / The Pontifical Papers

A FINAL FAREWELL TO GEJ | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Dear Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON, Congratulations on your successful exit from Aso Rock without the use of force or the tragedy of untimely death. In fifty-five years of Nigerian post-independence history, only Olusgeun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar have been able to achieve this feat. But, before you handover, here’s a final farewell … Continue reading

Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

THE NIGERIANS THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT—A Rejoinder by Ayo Sogunro

“They” in this title refers to all the defense men, the pen-brandishing king’s men, the unrelenting, self-appointed applauders, the cozy and established, comfortable, myopic and collective children of corruption, the distant crowd of Presidential addicts, the any-government-in-power cinema crowd of Nigeria, who seem to be in competition among themselves to achieve the favours of President Goodluck Jonathan. … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

WHY ARE WE PROTESTING, SEF? | An Occupy Nigeria Justification by Ayo Sogunro

Sometimes, It Really Gets Confusing Everybody is talking. Some people are shouting. Others are carrying placards and others are burning tires. Some are writing articles. Others are on the TV setting out analysis. At least, one person is dead. Why all the noise? The president says we are hoodlums. The protesters say they are educated … Continue reading