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...
"Clearly, the missing link in our endangered democracy, causing frustration all over the place is because the practitioners put the people last. The solution also lies in our leaders eschewing self-first, ego-tripping and grandstanding, while they should be more development- and people-oriented." The president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki...
I had almost overcome my fear of flying when the news broke that the door of a Dana Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja fell off on touchdown. In a pathetic back-and-forth with passengers who had shared their experiences on social media, the airline’s management did not deny that the...
We’re back where we used to be many moons ago. Shortages and long petrol queues have resurfaced and there’s no sign that things would get better any time soon. If, however, promises could fill the supply gap, we would be drowning in petrol. The first clear sign of shortage started...
Robert Mugabe overstayed his welcome by miles. But he wouldn’t come this far without the support of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling ZANU-PF party and the military top brass. They were in it together. Ordinary Zimbabweans wanted Mugabe out at least over a decade ago. The clearest...
 Yakubu Ahmed BK "The projects executed did not match the money expended as well as the project's specification. We are not impressed with what we saw.’’ These were the exact words of Honorable Zakari Mohammed, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education when he paid...
Yakubu Ahmed BK Kebbi state has been in the news; and for a good reason. Since the rice revolution of Kebbi state began barely two years ago, every concerned Nigerian has been visibly elated by the news coming out of the state. Rice is a staple food in Nigeria. Just like...
When people insist that corruption has a way of fighting back, I always take it with a pinch of salt. And when in the course of his electioneering campaigns, President Muhammadu Buhari warned that if Nigeria refuses to kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria, the level of my adrenaline...
Can any Nigerian, in all honesty claim that he has not been sold dummies in the elections of 2015? Are we still oblivious that the Buhari hurricane has put forward people of questionable antecedents, who, ordinarily would not have gone anywhere near any elective political post all their lives?...
SIEGE ON MAIDUGURI: MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE There was no doubt that Nigeria’s north east region was, until the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015, becoming a Somalia of sort. If the north east were a country, it would have, quite fiitingly, been referred to...