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.
The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (3)

The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (3)

In Part II, we saw a few of what experts call the most probably sources of Koranic stories about Jesus Christ, and why they insist that the Koran is the least qualified to accuse the Holy Bible of corruption. We also asked a very salient question which the Muslim apologists have failed to proffer a … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (3)

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

Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

Sometimes in January of 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of the then president Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 into law. The president went ahead to give assent to the Act that made that bill into law despite protests from some western powers. For those who … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ

That ‘Other’ Kid

The May 27, 2016 Children’s Day celebration at the Kutchingworo Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory was a huge success. Despite the horrors they’ve witnessed in their relatively young lives, the over 1500 kids housed within the confine of this camp were so excited when humanitarian organizations like Dorcas Tabitha, … Continue reading That ‘Other’ Kid