Idlemindset / Satiric

IDLEMINDSET | NIGERIAN TWITTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CLINTON LOSS

FRESH FACTS have emerged indicating that Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in Tuesday’s elections may not be unconnected with the lack of support from a number of Nigerians on Twitter. Divisions in Nigerian political twitter since 2014 have now gone global. According to some arguments on Nigerian political twitter, the Obama government had frustrated efforts by … Continue reading

Dramatic / Satiric

THE BUHARI METHOD: A CONCERNED CITIZEN INTERVIEWS THE PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON | by Ayo Sogunro

This week, a Concerned Citizen caught up with—erm, Mr. Fe Made—the imaginary Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian President, for an imaginary interview. Here, Mr. Fe Made shares imaginary opinions on the Nigerian political scene and the challenges of publicising a very reticent president. Continue reading

Essays / Satiric / The Pontifical Papers

DRIVING IN LAGOS AND OTHER CRIMES | Some Thoughts by Ayo Sogunro

Today, I paid my annual contribution to the Nigerian Police Force: I invested in a Twenty Thousand Naira “Get out of Jail Card”, in penance for the heinous “crime” of making a wrong turn—described by the law as “overtaking another vehicle”.  I have no particular complaints about the financial loss to my pockets—I wasn’t paying … Continue reading

Essays / Satiric

THE ILIAD OF THE GREAT NIGERIAN POLITICIAN | BY AYO SOGUNRO

An Oxymoronic Impossibility Wait, before you dismiss this topic as an oxymoronic impossibility, try—difficult as it is when politicians are involved—to be open-minded. There are great Nigerian politicians—and they don’t necessarily make the news headlines. Of course, I understand the fact that politics and politicians are not exactly the best sort of intellectual discourse, and … Continue reading