All posts by Deji Yesufu

“Tales From Our Past” by Lucky James

Review by Deji Yesufu (Published in the Nigerian Tribune of 30th March 2017) For the literary inclined and those who appreciate good prose and well written story lines, Lucky James’ Tales from Our Past is a refreshing break from the...

/ April 12, 2020

Review of “Victor Banjo” by Lucky James

At half past one in the afternoon of September 24th, 1967, four men were lined up for execution in the full glare of the city of Enugu, Nigeria. The men had been tried and condemned by a military tribunal under...

/ April 12, 2020

COVID-19: Fighting a Germ War

by: Deji Yesufu Yesterday I had two interesting but revealing chats with friends. The first person told me he read my suicide notes – where I had readily volunteered myself to work with UCH medical team in the coming days...

/ April 11, 2020

Funke Akindele: Testimony to a Great Nigeria

by Deji Yesufu Two things happened about now that inspired my writing this: I just watched a 2 minute video of BurnaBoy. He was mocking Nigerians, saying that now that the finance office is burnt, all the records of theft...

/ April 11, 2020

Much ado about tithing

Very few people know that the controversy on tithes in Nigeria is coming exactly 500 years after a major controversy in Western Christendom. This controversy saw the emergence of the Protestant churches from within the Roman Catholic Church. On October...

/ April 6, 2020

I cannot afford to be a Christian

Evangelism remains a cardinal aspect of the Christian’s way of life. The call on us to “go ye…” by Jesus Christ cannot be over-emphasized especially in times like this when it seems the world itself is reeling from the weight...

/ April 6, 2020

Ready to Die

My experience as a health worker brings me close to dying people a great deal of the time. It has helped me see life from a new perspective and I particularly spend some time in my devotional prayers now to...

/ January 28, 2018

The Christian and the Sallah Meat

Friday, September 1st, 2017, was a Muslim holiday around the world and Nigeria had its own fair share of the celebrations. I took out time to visit two Muslim friends. One of them had been the main person that had...

/ September 10, 2017

Easter: The Cross and Great Joy

“…for the joy that was set before him, Jesus endured the cross…” – Hebrews The figures of four men can be seen trudging through the rocky grounds of Mount Olives. It is first century Palestine. Jesus leads Peter, James and...

/ April 16, 2017