All posts by afeso albert akanbi

Afeso was born in Nigeria on 31st of March 1982. He is a child rights advocate who works for the Federal Government of Nigeria at NASRDA and a number of NGOs as a volunteer. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Delta State University and a Diploma in Persuasive Storytelling and Journalism from the RNTC Media institute in The Netherlands. One of his short stories was among 50 selected from 38 writers representing 16 countries that appeared in the African Book Club’s maiden anthology ‘The Bundles of Joy and Other Stories from Africa’ published in the United State of America in 2014. As an alumni of the Sangam House International Writers' residency in India, his creative piece on the subject of dance and the writing craft was among the over 44 works selected from over 40 writers cut across 3 continents that appeared in the Vol 3 of the Sangam House reader, ‘Other Windows’, published in India in early 2017. His touching short story on the subject of rape and teenage pregnancy, ‘That Sunday Afternoon’, won the maiden WordMaster Writers’ Challenge competition in May, 2015. He is host of a column on NaijaGists, and writes weekly Op-Ed articles @Premium Times, YNaija! and a host of other platforms. He is the author of Edge of Patience, Cold Black Night and November 5, which was recently adopted into the Oyo State Book List for secondary schools literature students. He is a father.
Elic Season Ii: Edutainment Is Where Entertainment Meets Education.

Elic Season Ii: Edutainment Is Where Entertainment Meets Education.

When he collected the car keys on that fateful afternoon of April 1, 2018, he had no inkling that Fate would teach him a very valuable lesson that many of us today give no attention. That only a thin line separates life, which is a gift, from death. Abdulsalami Gbolahan Ridwan was born 24 years … Continue reading Elic Season Ii: Edutainment Is Where Entertainment Meets Education.

The First Easter Sunday, It’s Witnesses And Some Questions…

The First Easter Sunday, It’s Witnesses And Some Questions…

Apostle Paul said unequivocally that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. In other words, if Jesus didn’t rise, Christianity is false. Like many men throughout history, I suppose there are very good reasons to believe in the resurrection story. Recall that in previous articles, we established the reliability of … Continue reading The First Easter Sunday, It’s Witnesses And Some Questions…

Season’s Greetings III: Nigerian, Ignore Loudmouths…

Around September of 2017, a certain OAP granted an interview on the subject of tithing to a TV station owned by a popular blogger. In the interview, he cited a number of scriptural verses as ‘evidence’ in support of his condemnation of pastors demanding and receiving tithes from members, and also tried to discourage those … Continue reading Season’s Greetings III: Nigerian, Ignore Loudmouths…

Season’s Greetings II: The Most Significant Birth In History

Although countless Bible scholars as well as critics accept the birth and death of Jesus Christ as two uncontested facts about his earthly life, the same cannot be said about his supposed date of birth, something almost every expert have practically discarded.   Today’s Christians as well tend to agree with the idea that Jesus … Continue reading Season’s Greetings II: The Most Significant Birth In History

Season’s Greetings I: Echoes Of Ancient Scrolls.

Last year, I wrote a series of articles tagged ‘Christmas Specials’ which ran through the four Sundays of December, 2017. My intention then, as it is now, is to shed some light on Christmas, the central figure we celebrate annually, and us. But before all that, I’d like to offer my sincere apologies to my … Continue reading Season’s Greetings I: Echoes Of Ancient Scrolls.

The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (4) Conclusion.

The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (4) Conclusion.

In the last four weeks, we have looked at the divine authorship claims of both the Holy Bible and the Koran. In conclusion, we shall be asking the Muslim apologists a few questions which we humbly hope they would honestly oblige us. Surah 7:158 described Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as “al-nabi al-ummi” i.e “the unlearned prophet”. … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (4) Conclusion.

The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (2)

The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (2)

I was buried in a pile of feedbacks, –emails, comments, text messages and phone calls-some of them disapproval and veiled threats, and others kudos, from friends and readers alike, following the publication of the first part of this article in some online platforms last week. One reader wrote that I confirmed the Bible’s prediction of … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (2)

The Holy Bible And The Koran; A Personal Opinion (1).

The Holy Bible And The Koran; A Personal Opinion (1).

I am a Christian, yes. However, even though it should, this fact has no bearing whatsoever on the writing of this article you are about to read. The points I raised here are purely mine, gathered over time from my interaction with adherents of the Christian and Islamic faiths, my understanding of, and exposure to … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran; A Personal Opinion (1).

Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric And The Unspoken Realities Of Nigeria’s First Coup.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric And The Unspoken Realities Of Nigeria’s First Coup.

Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial.” – Bryant McGill I am not one of those who believe balkanisation would ultimately transform the governments of the nations that emerge from this into El dorados where all the problems facing the people would be resolved magically, as anticipated by some … Continue reading Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric And The Unspoken Realities Of Nigeria’s First Coup.

Yerushaliyim,  Eternal City,  A Hotbed Of Endless Conflicts.

Yerushaliyim, Eternal City, A Hotbed Of Endless Conflicts.

“He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it, saying, ‘if you only knew today what is needed for peace!’” –Jesus Christ, Luke: 19 vs. 41 & 42B According to some Christian leaders Jesus wept because, being God himself, he knew that the fickle minded Jews of Jerusalem who … Continue reading Yerushaliyim, Eternal City, A Hotbed Of Endless Conflicts.

Christmas: Celebrating The King That Never Ruled…

Christmas: Celebrating The King That Never Ruled…

CHRISTMAS: CELEBRATING THE KING THAT NEVER RULED… ‘Jesus Christ our king of glory is the reason for the season…’ This was the declaraation of a pastor friend of mine about Christmas. True. Away from the hallmark revelry of many during Christmas, I believe the message and person of Jesus should take precedence in the celebration. … Continue reading Christmas: Celebrating The King That Never Ruled…

Thus Saith The Lord…according To The Bishop

Thus Saith The Lord…according To The Bishop

From the very day man began to beseech the Gods, from the very time many began claiming to hear from above, the line ‘Thus Saith the Lord’ has not ceased to have great import for our species. Countless men have risen throughout history, and wielding this line like some magic wand, have gotten a large … Continue reading Thus Saith The Lord…according To The Bishop