Breakthrough Still on the invention of cellular phone, Smartphone is an improvement on cellular phone, which makes it more versatile with several functions. What is Smartphone? Oxford dictionary describes a Smartphone as “a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet...
The Arbiter      This piece was first published on the 30th of April, this year. However, considering recent happenings, there is need for it to be republished. For Sheikh Ibrahim Yakub el-Zakzaky, a foremost Nigerian Shi’a scholar and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Malama Zeenatuddeen, today makes...
Breakthrough Recognizing the 21st Century Inventors is a corollary to my series of articles; recognizing first generation and second generation’s inventors, which I started in November 2016 published intermittently up to the last one on 30th March 2018 titled “Recognizing the Second Generation Inventors V”. The articles were on inventions made...
Friday Teachings Before I carry on the topic above, I wish to join the global community in the condolence to the Great Messenger Muhammad (S) and his purified progeny on the tragic event of Ashura; when Imam Husain (AS) with a small band of his family and followers were innocently...
Azu Ishiekwene It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had mounted the problem maddeningly and by some curious twist of fate...
  RENDEZVOUS   As tributes poured in for the super politician and statesman, Senator John McCain after his death recently, one of the archival materials that resonated with the world was when he (McCain) reprimanded one of his supporters who called  Barack Obama, his opponent, names and doubted his identity. In a widely...
Out of the Box The clamour for restructuring has become heightened today in Nigeria in a manner comparable to the ‘’on Aburi we stand’’ clamour by Nigerians of south east origin following the unfortunate incidences of January coup, July counter coup and mass killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. To...
Breakthrough “3+2” program is an excellent innovative formula aimed at fast tracking the process of two engineering degrees from two distinguished universities in two different international languages, which are spoken by more than half of the World population.  The two universities are mindful of maintaining quality of the degrees and...
Azu Ishiekwene The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed. In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire...
The Arbiter Now is the season of politics. Everybody is in it either as an actor, supporter, or foot soldier. There are hardly any neutrals. What is now occupying the minds of all those involved in politics is the mode of the emergence of candidates out of the plethora of aspirants...