It is difficult to imagine a tragedy at the scale of this year’s Hajj stampede occurred without directly or indirectly affecting many. This one affects me, among many others, personally. I lost an irreplaceable mentor, a great scholar par excellence, a quintessence of humility, Professor Tijjani El Miskin. May Allah grant him and the hundreds … Continue reading Adieu, Prof. Tijjani El Miskin
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 … Continue reading Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education
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.
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 … Continue reading A 10-year-old Maths prodigy enrols on a degree course in the UK
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 … Continue reading Gargadi ga mai yawan korafi
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 … Continue reading Happy independence celebration: Nigeria at 54
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 … Continue reading Adieu, Professor Dora Akunyili 1954 – 2014