All posts by Deji Yesufu

Arogidigba as the Trouble with Southern Nigeria

Arogidigba as the trouble with Southern NigeriaBy: Festus Adedayo An old photograph currently sits regally in the living room of a top Nigerian politician. Shot sometime in 1954, some 67 years ago, ostensibly in the old Osun Division of the Western...

/ February 28, 2021

Timi Dakolo’s “Everything”

Timi Dakolo’s “Everything (Amen)” By: Deji Yesufu If you have not seen Timi Dakolo’s newest music video, I appeal to you to take the time to watch it here; I assure you that it would be worth your time doing...

/ February 25, 2021

THE AGONY OF SILENCE

THE AGONY OF SILENCE By: Olugbenga Adejayan The recent Fulani criminalities brought into the spotlight the dangers of remaining silent in the face of injustice. Some of the so called leaders of the Yoruba people have chosen to remain silent...

/ February 22, 2021

Kadaria, Kagara and Abductors of our Collective Intelligence

Kadaria, Kagara and Abductors of our Collective IntelligenceBy: Festus AdedayoOn sighting the headline of her piece entitled Nigerian Media: Let’s Stop Ethnic Profiling!, I initially thought well-respected media mogul, Kadaria Ahmed, was set to confront a media orthodoxy. Though it was...

/ February 21, 2021

Defeating Mr. Macaroni: Face of a Failed Nation

Defeating Mr. Macaroni: Face of a Failed Nation By: Deji Yesufu When it was announced that the Lekki Toll Gate will resume activities on the 13th of February, 2020, there were two forces that came face to face at daring...

/ February 16, 2021

Gov Bala Mohammed’s Paradise for AK-47, Cows and Fulani

Gov Bala Mohammed’s paradise for AK-47, cows and Fulani By: Festus Adedayo At the risk of being charged for excessive hyperbolism, “AK-47,” “cows” and the word, “Fulani,” are the most notorious clichés on parade in Nigeria today. And, come to...

/ February 14, 2021

Nigel Henry’s Student, Azeezat Okunola, Writes a Glowing Tribute for Him

To My Late Teacher, Nigel Henry - Azeezat Okunola In memory of my loving teacher and friend, Mr. Nigel Derek Henry, the longest-serving academic member of staff, University of Ibadan, who spent over four decades nurturing students in the various...

/ February 10, 2021

The Beatification of Suleiman Johnson

The Beatification of Suleiman Johnson By: Deji Yesufu The last has not been heard of the unfolding drama between “Apostle” Johnson Suleiman and his erstwhile sheep Mike Davids. The drama began, a few weeks ago, with a publication in Punch...

/ February 7, 2021

Nigeria’s Cow War: Northern Elites as Orogun Adedigba

Nigeria’s Cow War: Northern Elites as Orogun Adedigba By: Festus Adedayo Oyin Adejobi, late Yoruba cripple thespian, renowned for his famous African alternative dispute resolution drama sketches called Kootu Asipa of the 1980s, once allegorized the story of how he became disabled. In Orogun...

/ February 7, 2021

A CULTURE OF SILENCE

A CULTURE OF SILENCE By: Deji Yesufu A friend published an article recently titled “Keep Your Mouth Shut”. In the piece he was advising expectant mothers to be silent about their pregnancies. My friend has a way he weaves his...

/ February 2, 2021