Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON STUPID LAWS AND CLEVER LEGISLATORS | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigeria’s National Assembly is the bastard of Nigerian democracy—and that’s putting it mildly. Now, “bastard” is a historically hateful word, and should not be applied to fellow humans. But, I have used it here to convey the intensity of the National Assembly’s disregard for both the wishes of the Nigerian people and the values of … 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

Miscellaneous / Satiric

THE 48 LAWS OF THE TWITTER OVERLORD (or, #48LawsofTwitter)

Never Outshine Your Overlord. Make social media superiors appear more brilliant than they actually are. Never Put Too Much Trust in Followers. They will betray you quickly if necessary. Conceal your Errors. Learn to delete that which ought to be deleted. Always Tweet Less Than Necessary. Sometimes, 140 characters may be too much. So Much Depends On Your Bio. … Continue reading