Author: Deji Okegbile

JUSTICE AKINSANYA: HEROINE OF NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY, THE ‘JUNE 12’ ICONIC JURIST.

President Babangida has no legitimate power to sign a decree after August 26, 1993, after his exit, so the decree is void and of no effect – Hon Justice Dolapo Funlola Akinsanya Nigeria and Lagos State has lost a justice of historic stature. Hon. Justice Dolapo Funlola Akinsanya will always be remember as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice. A former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu aptly described Hon Justice Dolapo Akinsanya as “one of the heroines of the present democracy in Nigeria for the courageous judgement she delivered against the legality...

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2020 Thanksgiving, ‘America is back:’ Overcoming ‘Original sin’ into a New Era of Multilateralism and Healing.

World politics is guided by different elements namely: unilateralism, bilateralism, and multilateralism. Multilateralism as a multiple cooperation and system to govern global trade became a key element of world politics since the end of World War II. Bilateralism in this context ‘is the conduct of political, economic, or cultural relations between two sovereign states.’ The issue is that just as multilateralism and bilateralism could be in conflict with each other, America’s diversity gives a history of tension and conflict. Racism is a terrible sickness and America’s racial divide over policing and the criminal justice system calls for urgent racial healing,...

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AVOID DAMNATION: REMAIN FAITHFUL AND READY FOR THE LORD’S RETURN.

 So mere harmlessness, on which many build their hope of salvation, was the cause of his damnation! There shall be the weeping – Of the careless thoughtless sinner; and the gnashing of teeth – Of the proud and stubborn. – John Wesley JESUS IS COMING BACK. The Bible insists that Christians in all time periods must remain alert and ready for the Lord’s return (Rom 13:11, 1 Cor 7:29, 10:11; 15:51-52; Php 4:5). The hope that our Saviour Jesus Christ will soon return to “ever be with the Lord” is the blessed hope of all who have yielded their lives...

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Sir Soremekun, Methodism’s “father of all” @100: A Symbol of the Ancient and Modern.

The description of Sir David Olanipekun Oluremi Soremekun at 100 by His Eminence Dr Sunday Makinde, Prelate Emeritus, Methodist Church Nigeria as Nigerian Methodism’s “father of all,” reminds us one of John Wesley’s hymns about God’s missional attribute as ‘Father of all, whose powerful voice called forth this universal frame.’ Pa Soremekun at 100 under the watch of the Almighty God ‘Father of all,’ continue to act and reflect God’s image in him as a ‘father of all’ both to the laity and ordained members in Methodist Church Nigeria. According to Prelate Makinde, Sir Soremekun, a philanthropist ‘is a...

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EVANGELIST JOSEPH BOLAJOKO AGBOOLA: Abiding legacy of his sense of the Divine.

With the passing of Papa Joseph Bolajoko Agboola, a long time Methodist Local Preacher and grassroots evangelist, Methodist Church Nigeria and the world have lost a great and true servant of God. Pa Agboola, a man of many parts was there for me as a prayer partner in 1993 when I joined Methodist Church Nigeria as Conference Editor. I have lost a dear evangelical leader and father. A native of Fiditi, and born on May 6th, 1944, Pa Agboola’s ‘preaching wove together his love for the New Testament, his passion for evangelism, and a deep sense of care and...

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