Category: Humanities

Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way: Emefiele’s Cashless Policy

Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way: Emefiele’s Cashless Policy By: Deji Yesufu These are strange times in Nigeria. While Nigerians are not strangers to difficulties, it is not often that they come at us at once. Today Nigerians have...

/ February 7, 2023

Mr. & Mrs. Abroad Nigerian

Mr. & Mrs. Abroad Nigerian By: Deji Yesufu I have long suspected that all was not well with marriages of Nigerian couples outside Nigeria but I didn’t know that it was this bad. Pastor Sola Kolade of Vine Branch Church,...

/ January 29, 2023

The Old/New Naira Notes Problem

The Old/New Naira Notes Problem By: Deji Yesufu In the midst of a biting fuel scarcity situation, Nigerians are having to face another major problem: the unavailability of legal tenders for transaction. It is bad enough that the economy of...

/ January 25, 2023

An Appeal to IPOB

An Appeal to IPOB By: Deji Yesufu Yesterday I was at the staff clinic of a tertiary hospital somewhere in South West Nigeria. As we waited to see the doctor, a young house officer came in for her medicals. She...

/ January 19, 2023

A Woman Deserves Her Own Husband

A Woman Deserves Her Own Husband By: Deji Yesufu Many have accused the reformed Christian tradition of being predominantly patriarchal. When a reformed church is described in the western media, one of the first points they make is that they...

/ December 29, 2022

What Chinua Achebe Wrote

What Chinua Achebe Wrote By: Deji Yesufu I will admit that I am about the last person to read “There was a Country” by Chinua Achebe. After publishing “Victor Banjo”, I realized that a sequel to that work was inevitable...

/ December 8, 2022

When Religion Encounter Politics

When Religion Encounter Politics By: Deji Yesufu I was at the Lagos Bible Conference this past weekend. It is an annual conference organized by the Sovereign Grace Bible Church (SGBC). SGBC is a leading Reformed Baptist Church in Lagos and...

/ November 8, 2022

Dear ‘Fisayo Soyombo: An Open Letter

Dear ‘Fisayo Soyombo: An Open Letter By: Deji Yesufu I write this letter as a reaction to your latest investigative series, where you have been publishing your findings around churches and mosques – revealing false prophets both in the Christian...

/ November 3, 2022

The Trouble with a Bola Tinubu Presidency

The Trouble with a Bola Tinubu Presidency By: Deji Yesufu Something unrelated to Nigerian politics happened to me two days ago. I discovered that my plumber, who I have been using for the past six years, had been quoting inflated...

/ October 28, 2022

EDWARD KOYE-LADELE: Tribute to a Good Man

EDWARD KOYE-LADELE: Tribute to a Good Man By: Deji Yesufu 23rd April 2017, I was arrested by the Nigerian Police and detained at the Sango Police Station here in Ibadan. My offence was that I was protesting the visit of...

/ October 17, 2022