BIBLE STORIES (34): ESAU’S BLESSING

Quick recap. Jacob, in cahoots with his mother managed to prise the blessings Isaac meant for his beloved Esau, on his death bed, while the latter had gone to hunt venison in order to make for his father, soup much to his liking, according to his command so he could be blessed. Unfortunately, Esau arrived […]

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JIGAWA CORPER (XII)

The journey from Gumel to Hadejia where he was posted was about two hours. He was too engrossed in thought about the future to notice anything on the way to Hadejia. The few times he looked out the window of the Kombi bus conveying his group of corpers, he saw just sparse arid land with […]

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BIBLE STORIES (33): JACOB’S BLESSINGS

I have often wondered how I’d feel if I’d received the kind of blessing Jacob received at the hands of Isaac. I would be so head-swollen (Nigerian lingua), that I’d attempt to stand before a moving train just to test the efficacy of such blessings in my life. His was more expansive than Abraham, and […]

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BIBLE STORIES (32): THE COST OF ESAU’S LOST BIRTHRIGHT

“For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him that they may keep the way of YAHWEH, to do righteousness and justice, to the end that YAHWEH may bring upon Abraham that which he had spoken of him” – Genesis 18:19 The verse quoted above […]

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NIGERIAN FEMINISM & INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

‘Luoye my friend, this morning greeted me with “HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”, and it triggered a conversation, that left him wondering thus – “In this era of gender fluidity, Is it still necessary to celebrate a gender based day?” We thereafter went further to dissect the ramifications of this day as it relates to women […]

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