Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

TO SADIQ ABACHA — ON BEHALF OF WOLE SOYINKA | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Dear Sadiq Abacha, I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery—however misguided—in defending the honour of your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural construct of ours—for children to rise to the defence of their parents, no matter what … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ENOUGH OF THE MILITARY ALREADY! | A Call to Action by Ayo Sogunro

THE CURRENT CRISIS In the latest installment of the initiation of violence by a government against its own citizens, a mob of military men were deployed to forcefully dispel a protest for basic amenities by the students of Nasarawa State University. The use of the military in the circumstances was reprehensible in itself, and should, … Continue reading