Azu Ishiekwene  The 30th summit of African Union leaders in Addis Ababa on Monday came at a moment when the continent is struggling to find its bearings.  And we didn’t need Donald Trump’s slur to remind us of the work that still needs to be done. After years of violent conflicts, Liberia...
My 5 – series of articles titled “Recognizing the First Generation Inventors” were published between Friday 21st July and Friday, 29th September 2017. The article was aimed at inspiring new inventors within our society despite our developmental challenges. My readers may recall that the epistle started with a Utopian scenario:...
"Once again within a span of one year, let me crave the indulgence of my esteemed readers to write a tribute of AVM Mukhtar Muhammed, pro-Chancellor, and Chairman Governing Council of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The last tribute I wrote was that of my uncle Baba Abdulkarim Ka’ida “the...
​ The capital of Borno State, symbolises the over 1000 years of Islamic scholarship, socio-economy and political administration systems of the Kanem Borno history. The final administrative city of the Mai and Shehu Dynasty has sat once on the great plane of world’s history and will last all the times...
Monday, 16th October 2017 was a World Food Day globally celebrated on annual basis in many countries to remind nations on the devastating effects of hunger, poverty and squalor. The day provides opportunity for each country to assemble its stakeholders for conferences, symposia, and exhibitions as well as examines...
Azu Ishiekwene Of the three presidents who ruled Nigeria between 1999 and 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan appears, so far, to have been the subject of more controversial books than his two predecessors. Five notable books about or significantly touching on former President Obasanjo’s tenure are his memoir, *My Watch; Olusegun Obasanjo: The Presidential Legacy (Vols....
Responding to climate change and agricultural development issues: What roles can Biotechnology Play?                  Climate Change….. It’s here…. What can we do??? All over the world the issues of climate change has been brought to the front burners of many economies’… It is common...
Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Sumner Tainter, Valdemar Poulsen and few others are rightly qualified as first generation inventors for telecommunication, which was built from the scratch to the present day ICT. The next important technology that facilitated the development of human civilization before Stone Age is transportation, which is...
The Arbiter It is no longer news that the federal government is working out modalities for salary increase to workers through a new national minimum wage. A tripartite committee comprising federal/states governments, organised private sector and civil society is having meetings with stakeholders to arrive at an acceptable minimum...
By Dr. Rose Gidado In its most recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, warned that climate change impacts on food and agriculture could be very severe unless there are rapid reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Currently, 70% of global agriculture is rain-fed, so is at the mercy of changing...