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 / The Pontifical Papers

WAIT! THE TIME TO PROTEST THE POSTPONEMENT IS NOT NOW | by Ayo Sogunro

A typically passionate Nigerian who wakes up this morning—or more likely stayed awake last night—to the news that the much anticipated February 14 elections have been postponed would likely get into a righteous kind of mad. This isn’t just about what party this individual supports or what candidate the individual desires to vote for; the … 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 / The Pontifical Papers

BUHARI AND THE NIGERIAN DESPERATION | by Ayo Sogunro

The biggest failure of the Goodluck Jonathan regime is, probably, its unwitting reconciliation of sworn enemies. This is not just a reference to the political alliances formed under the banner of the opposing APC—but to the fact that a number of Nigerians are now poised for the 2015 presidential elections in firm support of General … Continue reading