Essays / The Pontifical Papers

MORE HARD WORDS FOR THE UNILAG SENATE | by Ayo Sogunro

Once again, I am constrained to consider the University of Lagos and its increasingly intolerant attitude towards student rebellion. I have previously written on this in reference to the school’s high-handedness when it dealt with the aftermath of a student protest. I was–and still am–astonished by the degree of repression imposed by the university’s Senate. … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

UNILAG: RISE OF DESPOTISM AND DECLINE OF INTELLECTUALISM | by Ayo Sogunro

Last week, the authorities of the University of Lagos agreed to reopen the school. The school had been closed for a while following a student protest over lack of water and electricity on the campus. The university authorities stipulated some conditions for resumption: students have to undertake and notarise a “Re-absorption Oath”; parents or guardians … 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