FridayDiscourse In the name of Allah Who states “If Allah helps you, None can overcome you; If He forsakes you, Who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah then, let Believers put their trust. Q3:160 May His everlasting...
BreakThrough As discussed in the second part of this article, the 2019 NiMet predictions covered rainfall onset, cession, amount and length of growing season. The predictions also covered temperature, dry spell, incidences of malaria, and cerebrospinal meningitis in the selected towns across the...
Since the beginning of 2017 when the new helmsman of NiMet, Prof Sani Mashi arrived and promised to make the agency provide excellent meteorological services to the nation and the rest of the world, he has been striving hard to fulfill his promise. He was particularly concerned...
Between October and November 2018, I published a 3-series article titled “World Food Day: Goalkeepers’ Report and Food Security in Nigeria”, where I extensively discussed the challenges to food security in Nigeria and strategies for addressing them. It was published in this column. The article presented an in-depth analysis of the...
The Arbiter This is the last time I will be writing on national issues till after the elections. Our politics has become too personal and more of a do-or-die affair. Perhaps due to poverty, or ignorance, or selfish interest, or all, we have become too hypocritical. We have elevated support...
The Arbiter Nigerians were happy when the news reached them last week that Baga, in Kukawa Local Government of Borno State, was recaptured by the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army, who were said to have displayed uncommon gallantry in routing the splinter Boko Haram terrorists who now call themselves the...
The Arbiter Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, who died on December 28, 2018 at the age of 93, was one of the most humble, unassuming and experienced leaders Nigeria ever had. Brought up in the Westminster parliamentary system of government, he was an important figure in the subsequent military government of...
BreakThrough In the first part of this article, published last week, exponential advancement of robotic science, driven by ICT is leading the World to unimaginable level where robots take over laborious actions – too drudgery, dangerous, risky or costly to humanity. Some of the emerging trends in robotic technology are...
The Arbiter Nigeria is in a state of war but it looks as if we are taking things lightly. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines state of war as (1) a. state of actual armed hostilities regardless of a formal declaration of war and (1) b. legal state created and ended...
Conversation with Azu The general election in 51 days will be different from previous ones in nearly two decades in many ways. Money is one way. At this time in a “normal” election cycle, politicians would be in a rat race to outspend one another. After four years of largely empty...