HUMANITY AND THE SINS OF AMBODE | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

HUMANITY AND THE SINS OF AMBODE | by Ayo Sogunro

Sometime last week, the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria visited the rarely remarked Otodo Gbame, a fishing settlement at the Lagos waterfronts. This foreign leader had gone there to assess what has become an emerging refugee crisis in the Otodo Gbame community and to offer them his encouragement. When we wonder why the West seems to … Continue reading

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IN NIGERIA, WE’RE STILL WRONG ABOUT RIGHTS | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

IN NIGERIA, WE’RE STILL WRONG ABOUT RIGHTS | by Ayo Sogunro

Quite often, I have found myself compelled to defend the fundamentals of human rights to supposedly educated people in Nigeria. A clear demonstration of the declining quality of our “educated” middle class is the generic ignorance of foundational social concepts, particularly on the rule of law and the sanctity of human rights. Nigeria—in 2016—is increasingly … Continue reading