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...
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...
Out of the Box Having failed to cover up its glaring failures in the economy, security and anti-corruption, with the most sophisticated propaganda machinery in the history of modern Nigeria, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has resorted to outright inducement, intimidation and subtle blackmail to silence patriotic voices of protests against...
BreakThrough This Column published 2-part article titled “Solar System: NASA Solar Mission” on 17th and 24th August 2018. In the article, concerted efforts to “touch” the Sun by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were presented. NASA is an American famous agency with clear mandate on space exploration as stated in...
Azu Ishiekwene With less than two months to go, concerns by the opposition that next year’s general elections would not be free and fair, appear to be getting louder by the day. The voice of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, so far, dominated the complaints. At the belated...
BreakThrough The year, 2012 witnessed the unveiling of Android version 4.1, codenamed “Jelly Bean”, which signaled a new era for the Android OS. The most important feature of Jelly Bean was “Google Now” which was easily accessed with a quick swipe from the home screen. This feature brought variety of information...
Out of the Box If the 2019 presidential election is going to be a referendum on the Muhammadu Buhari presidency using good governance as a yardstick, it will be stating the obvious that APC is headed for an electoral defeat. Having failed to fulfill his three pronged campaign promises of...
Breakthrough This article has a bearing on my previous 4 – series article titled “Recognizing the 21st Century Inventors” published from 28th September to 19thto October 2018 in this Column. That article focused on the recognition accorded to the inventors of GSM and cellular phones up to the unveiling of...
 Conversation with Azu It’s difficult to say which one was worse: the original falsehood or the misinterpretation and rebroadcast of its parody as gospel truth. The fugitive and self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is credited with inventing the fabulous tale that the real President Muhammadu Buhari...
Azu Ishiekwene After former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the Port Harcourt convention in October, the party said it looked forward to an issues-based campaign and challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress to roll up its sleeves. There are many issues...