Tag: Christianity

YNaijaFebruary 17, 2023

Mozambique Pastor dies after attempting 40-day Jesus fast

A preacher in Mozambique has reportedly passed away after undertaking a biblical 40-day fast. Pastor Francisco Barajah was found dead ...

YNaijaJanuary 19, 2023

I have returned to Islam and found peace – JJC Skills

JJC Skillz, a popular Nigerian musician, and actor, claims he has switched religions, converting from Christianity to Islam. In a ...

Ado AminuJune 22, 2021

#WorldHumanistDay: Saving Nigeria is everyone’s business including the irreligious

On paper, Nigeria is a secular state. A budding multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural democracy brimming with potential. We have the ...

Ado AminuMay 8, 2021

Emotional abuse, Shame | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria this week

The conversation about the themes that make up our flywheel on the nonbinary blog are constantly evolving. We collate a ...

Ado AminuApril 19, 2021

Yes, witchcraft accusation is a prosecutable offence in Nigeria

Nigerian feminists have been at the receiving end of accusations of witchcraft for a very long time. It didn’t start ...

Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kwara Hijab Controversy: Think about the children! | The #YNaijaCover

Kwara is caught in the eye of a storm as airs of unrest continue to fester over the right of ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 17, 2021

Exploring gender through the viewpoint of Igbo Spirituality

by Obinna Tony-Francis Ochem There is a story told of Area Scatter, a crossdresser who played an ornamental thumb piano ...

Ado AminuMarch 2, 2021

Here’s why Sowore is perhaps, an unwitting champion of African Spirituality

Embattled pro-democracy campaigner and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is many things to many people. Until ...

Ado AminuFebruary 24, 2021

Surprise! Traditional African spirituality is regaining ground among young Nigerians

The first time I found out about African spirituality was not in a Social Studies class. That deliberate less than ...

Ado AminuFebruary 23, 2021

300+ days of illegal incarceration, reversed prison sentence | What to learn about anti-blasphemy in Nigeria

Less than 10 weeks from today, outspoken ex-Muslim Mubarak Bala, would have spent a full year in illegal detention for ...

Ado AminuFebruary 16, 2021

In search of God: The place of Gay Christians in Christendom

When writer and curator, Nelson C. J., went in search of church as a queer Nigerian, he found something that ...

Ado AminuFebruary 2, 2021

LGBT+ discrimination and the politics of being queer in Nigeria

Colonial History of Anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Nigeria Prior to Nigeria’s colonisation, there is nothing to show violence was perpetrated against ...

Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

Public evangelism may be doing more harm to religion than good

If you have used public transport for any sizeable amount of time in Lagos then ‘the tale of the evangelising ...

Ado AminuDecember 17, 2020

Netflix has stirred the pot again by hailing Satan and there is a lesson for Christians

Every so often, conservative Christians will publicly ponder boycotting one global brand or another. Today it is streaming giant Netflix ...

Ifeanyi OgboJuly 28, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Is a feminist christian an oxymoron?

Since the beginning of time, humans have been obsessed with labels. It makes it easier to put people in a ...

Ado AminuJuly 23, 2020

Social media users are tweeting as historical bible figures and there’s much to learn

An innocuous tweet has exploded most definitely beyond the original poster’s expectations. And while a global Twitter community is having ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 24, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The biggest lie that we’ve been told is that religion is as simple as it first appears

Last weekend, a 13-second video of Timothy Owoeye, the Osun State Assembly Majority Leader was released online. In the clip, ...

EditorMarch 18, 2018

Zodwa Wabantu got deported by the Zambian government for fears she would ‘undermine national values’

It is easy to forget just how much western influence has come to determine what Africans and African countries value, ...

Ayodeji RotinwaJanuary 4, 2018

LONG READ: The #HallelujahChallenge is the counter-cultural church event we have needed for a long, long, long time

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2017

Apostle Arome Osayi: The need for Christians to engage in personal growth and development

by Apostle Arome Osayi It should be all about Christ crucified The times are indeed perilous. Believers today prefer to ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2017

Albert Afeso Akanbi: The Koran vs The Holy Bible — Which is the truth? [Pt II]

by Albert Afeso Akanbi I was buried in a pile of feedback –emails, comments, text messages and phone calls, some ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2017

Reno Omokri: Here’s what Daddy Freeze has gotten wrong about tithing

by Reno Omokri The recent to-do on the issue of tithing which was roused by popular On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2017

Oyin Oludipe: 55 Theses on Christian law, grace and faith

by Oyin Oludipe Out of the passion for truth and clarity, and with the aim of prospering them, the following ...

EditorSeptember 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Finally, we are taking the gay talk to church

It’s striking to see conversations about #sexuality and #faith come up in important spaces – and key that we participate. ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 24, 2017

Opinion: How to build your capacity for spiritual violence

by Isaac Aluko Ademoroti It may or it may not surprise you that the first place in the universe to ...

EzinneSeptember 18, 2017

The Thread: “Holy twerkers, where dem dey?” | How to find your virtuous-boujee woman

You know how they say holy rollers don’t care for matters of the flesh because their hearts and minds are ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Opinion: Myanmar’s Muslim massacres- A case for religious minority groups everywhere

by Albert Afeso Akanbi Some sad news filtered in from Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Again we saw proof of ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 3, 2017

Ololade Ajekigbe: Joel Osteen- And Religion fails again

The tropical storm Harvey that hit the Gulf Coast of the United States has wreaked plenty of havoc and displaced ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 20, 2017

Opinion: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and tomorrow

by Afeso Albert Akanbi “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to…set at liberty ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 20, 2017

Opinion: The historical reality of Jesus Christ (Pt 2)

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema Contrary to what some religious believers think, faith does not preclude critical questioning of the fundamentals ...

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