Out of the Box Expectedly, the book, My Transition Hours written by former president Goodluck Jonathan, which was publicly presented 28th November, a day he turned 61, has generated a lot of interest within and outside Nigeria. The book is essentially a brief narration of events before, during and after...
Breakthrough My dear readers, it is another circle of readers’ comments. However, I am dedicating the entire column to the comments of my readers on the recent tribute I wrote on my mentor, teacher and motivator, Prof. Ahmad Mustafa Falaki. The tribute was published on 9thNovember 2018. The article enjoyed...
Conversation with Azu I didn't want to write this week. It wasn't writer's block or the occasional frustration from sounding like a broken record. It was not the feeling of speaking to the Nigeria wall, either. Nothing of the sort. It was the call, Ikeogu. The call from your sister, Ada, on...
Conversation with Azu It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they...
Breakthrough My esteemed readers, again and again, I am craving your indulgence for the umpteenth time to write a tribute of the fallen hero, mentor, consummate agricultural scientist, extension specialist par excellence and the farmers’ General; Professor Ahmad Mustafa Falaki. In almost three years when Prof. Falaki lost his life,...
Out of the Box In breaking with the tradition of succession by agnatic seniority among the descendants of Ibn Saud to throne of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud deposed his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef and appointed his own son, Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June 2017....
Azu Ishiekwene After former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the Port Harcourt convention in October, the party said it looked forward to an issues-based campaign and challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress to roll up its sleeves. There are many issues...
The Arbiter While we knew and respected each other from a distance, I first met Ja’afar Ja’afar sometime in 2015 when I was serving my second stint as the editor of Friday Leadership. Journalists have a way of knowing themselves through various networks even if they had never met. Journalism is...
Conversation with Azu As the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, failed to get the re-nomination ticket of the All Progressives Congress last week, not a few looked for blood in the hands of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. His pitchfork is never far from him. When El-Rufai fights, he doesn’t use his...
Breakthrough My dear readers; permit me to digress from continuation of my last week article on recognition of 21st Century Inventors to discuss on “World Food Day celebration, Gate Keepers Report and their implications to Food Security in Nigeria”. This topic is apt at the moment to remind my fellow citizens...