THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

“Amazing grace, How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I am found, Was blind, but now I see.” For some reason this Easter I remembered how I became a Christian (Believer). If I should adduce a reason, i have a sneaking feeling it has to do with getting older. Suddenly, a new perspective emerges and you want to remember those defining moments and keep them close. I guess they also help like pills to help keep your sanity in a mad, mad world. I cannot underscore the importance of having a Conversion story enough. It marks the turning point in your life. The day you decided to choose “ye this day between life and death, between prosperity and disaster (Deuteronomy 30:15 )”. It gives...

OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Good day General (Sir, Baba), Forgive me. I’m not quite sure on how to address you although I have a sneaky feeling your new moniker will be the ‘People’s General’. You like? I have never written you before in spite of your three times attempt to be president, I am wondering why. However, this year it seems you are more serious about taking the seat and so I think it is only wise if I write at this time. Frankly speaking, I don’t understand what majority of Nigerians see in you that is not already resident in quite a few other Nigerians. I have always thought that late Tunde Idiabong was the power behind the throne and that you were kind of lost without him. It might not have taken you four attempts. Anyway, once you...

RELIGION: THE ART OF FOLLOWING GOD

Follwing God has taken on an ominious persona the world round. In days of yore, religion was not just a mode of identification but an indication of what side of the divide you were on for helping to know how to live peaceably with each other. Now it has become the basis for which you are employed or not, a basis for being stereotyped, persecuted, a key determinate factor in politics.and a bunch of law keeping people that have lost touch with the essence of humanity! The three Abrahamic religions, which have the largest worldwide followeship, have under gone a complete make over that they are no longer recognisable. Well in certain aspects. Each of the world’s recognised religions preaches peace, tolerance, sanctity of life and a hope for eternity but...

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