Adieu, Prof. Tijjani El Miskin

It is difficult to imagine a tragedy at the scale of this year’s HajjStampede occurred without directly or indirectly affecting many. This one affects me, among many others, personally. I lost an irreplaceable mentor, a great scholar per excellence, a quintessence of humility, Professor Tijjani El Miskin. May Allah grant him and the hundreds of martyrs with him Al-Jannah ul Firdaus. Continue reading “Adieu, Prof. Tijjani El Miskin”

Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education

No doubt, education is the equaliser. More than that, it’s a tool that determines the future of every society. Giving the youth the opportunity to acquire that tool is the first step toward securing the future. This and many others are the ideas President Obama speaks unequivocally to American students, echoing all the fundamental challenges and steps that societies, and particularly our youth should embrace, to move society forward. I believe there are great lessons youth around the world could take home from this inspiring speech. Continue reading “Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education”

The power of concentration: An amazing must-watch video

If you want to see an extraordinary power of concentration then watch the below video. The mathematical precision by which the art is demonstrated is really breathtaking. It clearly shows, what I see, the sophistication and ingenuity of the human mind. Sit back to watch it. Continue reading “The power of concentration: An amazing must-watch video”

A 10-year-old Maths prodigy enrols on a degree course in the UK

Esther Okade, one of the UK’s youngest university students, is studying for a maths degree with the Open University.

She enrolled three weeks ago at the age of 10 and is already top of the class, scoring 100 per cent on a recent test.

Esther, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, isn’t the only member of her family with a talent for numbers – her six-year-old brother Isaiah is already taking an A-level in maths.

Her mother, Efe, said applying to the university was “an interesting process because of her age.”

She said: “We even had to talk to the Vice Chancellor.

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Gargadi ga mai yawan korafi

Yawan korafi kullum da hangen cewa wani ya take maka hakki, bai haifar da komai sai mutuwar zuciya da musiba a cikin al’umma. A duk lokacin da mutum ya zama mai yawan korafi, to kodai rago ne, yana zaune yana jira idan biri ya tsinko dan giginya ya fadi a kasa ya dauka, ko kuwa shi ya zalunci kansa, ya ki yin abinda ya cancanta na karbo yancinsa.  Ina wannan bayani ne a dangane da irin dambalwar siyasa da a ke tabkawa a jihata, jihar Taraba. Musulmai da Kiristoci, musamman matasa hankali ya gushe; a maimakon yin abinda ya kamata na ci gaban jiha, sai zage-zage da zargin juna kawai a ke yi, wanda ba zai haifar da da mai ido ba.  Continue reading “Gargadi ga mai yawan korafi”

Happy independence celebration: Nigeria at 54

Today, Nigeria is celebrating its 54th Independence Anniversary with a lot of mixed feelings, good and bad stories to tell, numerous openings to patch and unimaginable wounds to heal. For me, this is a story of every nation, especially a diverse country like ours, that would have to crawl, stagger and attain development. The road is always rough, thorny and arduous.

Some people believe, at 54, Nigeria is matured enough to put all early developmental crises behind its back. I feel this is true if Nigerians mean allowing their cherished country to reach its greater height.  Continue reading “Happy independence celebration: Nigeria at 54”

Adieu, Professor Dora Akunyili 1954 – 2014

 

Gone in the way of all mortals! Adieu, Professor Dora Akunyili. Nigeria will continue to mourn you as one of its greatest pearl of recent time.

During her worth-lived life, Professor Dora, an academic per excellence, stood firmly for genuine principles of hard work and excellence; fought fiercely and courageously for the country she so much believed in, and even in her last days of dilapidated health still had the strength to contribute her proportion of wisdom in the national conference.  Continue reading “Adieu, Professor Dora Akunyili 1954 – 2014”