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

Destitute Friends

Wilson had been on his phone for about half an hour now, browsing and doing stuff. He looked up occasionally to glance at the wrestling match on TV across from where he sat. I was fully engaged watching the match;...

/ April 9, 2020
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The Eclipse

Ado absently kicked along a small stone, then a tin can, a plastic bottle, and any sizeable object on his path as he walked home. He had many questions he could not resolve. That Tuesday at school, Teacher had told...

/ April 8, 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

The Terrifying Canopy Walk

It was midmorning in Kakum. The sun was up early, punching bright holes through the tops of huge shadowy trees that draped the National Park. My Ghanaian friends and I were visiting fascinating sites which abounded in primates and cats...

/ April 6, 2020

THE MANY ANGLES OF A SOCIETY: LUCKY JAMES’S TALES FROM OUR PAST (concluding part)

By Ifesinachi Johnpaul Nwadike  The next story, “Yemi Vaughan” is a commentary on the not-so-easy task of combining motherhood with work. Our protagonist, Yemi, was an ambitious woman in her university days who had thought it all out; how it...

/ April 5, 2020

THE MANY ANGLES OF A SOCIETY: LUCKY JAMES’S TALES FROM OUR PAST (part 1)

By Ifesinachi Johnpaul Nwadike When in October 2017, the judges for the ANA literary prize made an honourable mention of Lucky James’s Tales from Our Past, those who have read the work at that time will readily agree with them...

/ April 3, 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