Idlemindset / Satiric

IDLEMINDSET | NIGERIAN TWITTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CLINTON LOSS

FRESH FACTS have emerged indicating that Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in Tuesday’s elections may not be unconnected with the lack of support from a number of Nigerians on Twitter. Divisions in Nigerian political twitter since 2014 have now gone global. According to some arguments on Nigerian political twitter, the Obama government had frustrated efforts by … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

[Sunday Punch] BUHARI’S ANIMAL FARM AND THE ZERO-SUM GAME | by Ayo Sogunro

“Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back?” Once again this argument was unanswerable. Certainly the animals did not want Jones back; if the holding of debates on Sunday mornings was liable to bring him back, then the debates must stop. ― George Orwell, Animal Farm Last week, a presidential aide posted photos of the … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

[Sunday Punch] REVISITING THE KING’S SPEECH | by Ayo Sogunro

I have followed, with some concern, the conversations and arguments by Nigerians following last week’s publication of President Buhari’s UK interview with the Telegraph. Some Nigerians—particularly migrants confronted with racial realities—are worried about the consequences (and lack of empathy) of the president’s statement, other Nigerians are happy that the president is “saying it as it … 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