Category: Humanities

OLIKOYE

OLIKOYE By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie How softly the rain fell that Monday morning when my water broke. Because I was used to the raging downpours of Lagos, this quiet patter calmed me, filled me with peace. My husband Omoregie was...

/ January 19, 2021

Concerning Cheap Labor in Nigeria

Concerning Cheap Labor in Nigeria By: Deji Yesufu Throughout December the company that usually removes the garbage can from my home was unable to do so. When I finally reached the lady in charge, she told me that the Hausa...

/ January 17, 2021

Concerning the Tragic Death of Renua Giwa-Amu

Concerning the Tragic Death of Renua Giwa-Amu By: Deji Yesufu Renua Giwa Amu killed herself on the 26th of December, 2020. She was only 26 years old. Renua is the last child of Femi Giwa-Amu, a lawyer and also a...

/ January 6, 2021

Donald Trump: It is Time to Leave Office

Donald Trump: It is Time to Leave Office By: Deji Yesufu Yesterday, the Washington Post published a leaked tape of a conversation Donald Trump, the outgoing President of the United States of America, had with the Georgian Secretary of State....

/ January 4, 2021

Tunde Bakare’s Achilles’ Heel

Tunde Bakare’s Achilles’ Heel By: Deji Yesufu Tunde Bakare has been in the news in the last two weeks. Bakare came under severe criticism following his comments on the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Bakare had...

/ December 31, 2020

Timi Adigun: When “Sorry” is not Enough

Timi Adigun: When “Sorry” is not Enough By: Deji Yesufu I only learnt of whom Timi Adigun is when the scandal around him broke into open. A few days ago, social media began to buzz with the story of a...

/ December 13, 2020

Finally, I Met Wole Soyinka

Finally, I Met Wole Soyinka By: Deji Yesufu At about quarter to 8 yesterday morning, I received a message from a friend that Prof. Wole Soyinka was going to be at Booksellers, Dugbe, Ibadan, later in the day. My friend...

/ December 10, 2020

Resolving Marriage Crisis the Gov. Ortom Way

Resolving Marriage Crisis the Gov. Ortom Way By: Deji Yesufu The matter of spousal abuse was brought to fore again this past few days in the annals of Nigeria’s never ending melodrama when one Ifeyinwa Angbo took to Twitter and...

/ December 8, 2020

(Remembering) John Chau’s Death and Paul Enenche’s Dome

(Remembering) John Chau’s Death and Paul Enenche’s Dome By: Deji Yesufu (First published on mouthpiece.com.ng in November 29, 2018) This past week, the Christian world witnessed two phenomena that would cause one to wonder whether we really have gotten our...

/ November 29, 2020

A Note to “Christians” who Voted Joe Biden

A Note to “Christians” who Voted Joe Biden By: Deji Yesufu The American Presidential elections are almost completely done with and the clear winner of that election, for me, is Joe Biden. For many Christians, this is not a competition...

/ November 27, 2020