The Republic of Sudan or North Sudan is a country located in Northern Africa. A large country surrounded by seven other countries. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to...
Three weeks ago, readers of this Column may notice the interlude of this subject “Recognizing the Second Generation Inventors”. This was done specially to report the findings of 2017 Agricultural Performance Survey (APS) and the consequential implications to food security in Nigeria.The issue of discussion before the intermezzo was...
CNN anchor, Isha Sesay, is right about what she said on her Twitter handle. The kidnap of the 110 girls of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, is not a national disaster as President Muhammadu Buhari had described it; it’s a national disgrace. The only thing worse than the disgrace...
Recognition of inventors is an inexhaustible exercise to this Column because of the dynamic nature of technological innovations and inventions.  Readers may recall that my article of 5th January 2018 with caption “Recognizing the Second Generation Inventors III” focused on the WhatsApp as one of the social media channels....
The Future role of agricultural extension as a tool to drive knowledge and innovation in the Nigeria agricultural value chain is dicey. This is because, over the years, the number and types of the “vehicle” have changed. Hitherto, the focus of extension has been at the production end and...
My 2-series article with above caption was published on 18th and 25th to commemorate the 2017 World Food Day, which is marked every 16th of October each year. World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated every year around the world in honor of the date of the founding of the...
The contributions of the three prominent ABU Agricultural Research Institutes (IAR, NAPRI and NAERLS) to the university’s technological impacts on the agriculture were highlighted in the last two parts of this article. Recently (19 and 20/1/2018), the University played host to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief...
As reported in the second part of this article (read: ABU Convocation Series: Technological Impacts and Opportunities II), NAPRI successfully bred an indigenous chicken of Layers and meat-type called Shika-Brown. The chicken is known for its versatility and high adaptability to the Nigerian tropical environment. Shikabrown® is duly patented...
To best describe the uniqueness and standing of Ahmadu Bello University among the Nigerian universities, one couldn’t resist paraphrasing the statement of Sodiq Omolaoye, an ace writer in an online newspaper. He posited “Tragically, some universities around the world may have diverted from their core mandate(s), ABU, however, over...
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, otherwise called Fulani herdsmen, could be the undoing of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President appears surprised at the depth of outrage against him over the recent spate of violence across the country, especially the senseless killings by herdsmen in Benue State. He thinks that we...