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NIGERIA: A NATION BOUND IN FREEDOM | by Ayo Sogunro

We’re bound in freedom, peace and unity But something’s fishy about that trinity. Why not let’s limit the lines to what we agree: We’re plain bound, to a more or less degree. PART ONE: WHO IS A NIGERIAN? 1914—LUGARD’S MISTAKE? Geo-politically, the Nigerian nationality is no different from other African states that emerged through a … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

AND SO, FOLKS, I WENT TO MEET THE PRESIDENT | by Ayo Sogunro

There is something fundamentally wrong with my car. Some two weeks ago, while navigating my way to the Fashola organized “Valentine Dinner with Buhari”, I knocked off my front bumper. This weekend, on my way to “Meet the President” at Victoria Island, Lagos, a piping in my car’s radiator sprung a leak, consequently the car overheated … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

IT’S NOT A FENCE, SILLY. IT’S A RIGHT! | by Ayo Sogunro

A lot of us Nigerians need lessons in vocabulary development. It has become quite alarming that the word “fencist”, and its variations, is being brandished as a description for Nigerians who—whether from a lack of conviction in the candidates or a sense of personal privacy—do not show direct or open support for any of the … Continue reading

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IDLEMINDSET | HERE’S YOUR BUSINESS: FACE IT!

Gbeborun. Busybody. Pokenose. Abusive words, but we know there’s a certain delight in yarning stuff that’s not your concern. And on an international level, this delight is just awesome. You feel larger than Jonathan’s pension, discussing issues on a global scale. Left to us, we’ll celebrate your expert participation in international social trends—AKA, joblessness. We’ll … Continue reading