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....
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...
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...
Azu Ishiekwene Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised. In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said...
BREAKTHROUGH Cleaning the Bagega lead poisoning was an arduous task that needs to be accomplished on sustainable manner.ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship Action and Us) branch of Ahmadu Bello University accorded high level of seriousnessto the Begega Lead poisoning cleaning project. The first activity of the project was the conduct of needs assessment...