Yesterday, the Nigerian Army shot and killed unarmed protesters adorned with the national flag while they were singing the national anthem. Killing unarmed soldiers is in direct violation of the Geneva convention, not to mention unarmed protesters. I am enraged and so are millions of Nigerians. I cried last night and I had to explain to my fiancée, an American citizen, the consequences of the Army’s actions. The typical Nigerian is seen as docile and able to endure the inadequacy of government. However, when push comes to shove, people will wake up and take matters into their own hands. No…


Every few months, I summon the courage to write an article that I can’t summarise in a thread of tweets. The title of this article is something that has been on my mind for a long time. How can a Christian balance between confidence/appreciation for God’s blessings in their life vs being prideful? As Christians, we are aware that pride is a sin that God sternly warns us about. Particularly, the two main points that drive home the gravity of this sin are:

  1. Pride is a prelude to the downfall of a man [Proverbs 18:12, Proverbs 16:8].
  2. God despises a…


In approximately three months, I will turn 25. Ten years ago, I was studying for WAEC and JAMB, now I am writing up the last bits of my PhD thesis. The journey in the last 10 years has not been easy, but I am grateful for all God has done.

What next? A familiar question to most people who are about to conclude events in their lives that have taken lots of effort and time. The Nigerian (or Yoruba) culture is to keep our cards to our chest lest the village people (antagonists) attempt to ruin our plans. For those…


I came across an article titled “Kingdom of Pharisees and Sadducees: Covenant University, A Shame of Nigeria”. It was a well written article that depicted what I would assume a significant percentage of both current and past students of covenant university have experienced. Although, I am part of this population, I believe the article does not tell the entire story. I thought of creating a twitter thread to respond but it seemed wiser to create a medium post. …

Ayodele Emmanuel

Nigerian.

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