Essays / The Pontifical Papers

FASHOLA AND THE WORRISOME TRIUMPH OF CLASSTHINK | by Ayo Sogunro

I have not had electricity in a while. This trivial point had escaped my notice because—like some Nigerians—I have created the illusion of uninterrupted power through the combination of a generator, an inverter and the occasional beeps of DISCO light.  The current fuel situation has forced reality on me. I now face the sobering challenge … Continue reading

Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

THE WORST 10 OF GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S 2014 | A Review by Ayo Sogunro

At the risk of putting a dampener on your holiday festivities, here’s a quick reminder of how badly 2014 went. Of course, we’ll rather sweep all of this under Nigeria’s Big Rug of Forgetfulness, but now that the presidential campaign is in full swing with the achievements of Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in roads, bridges and … Continue reading

Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CORRUPT | A Proposal by Ayo Sogunro

That Vexatious Issue Like any patriotic Nigerian, I have once again turned my thoughts to the problem of tackling corruption in the country. Of course, better people than myself have also expounded on this issue and given their own suggestions—none of which has worked so far. And because of this failure, Nigerians—and foreigners—have simply resigned … 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