You don’t need to be a legislative member or even a governor to serve your people: A message to Taraba youths

Today, my thought, hoped it’s not skewed, is about my brothers, the youths of Taraba state. From time immemorial, everyone knows the future of every society rests on the shoulders of its youths. This is true in Taraba state. But, I don’t see a secured future with almost every young person aiming at one target … Continue reading You don’t need to be a legislative member or even a governor to serve your people: A message to Taraba youths

Jalingo chairmanship election: A choice between confidence and hope

Often, people face choices in life, especially good ones, that pose challenges to their conscience. I don’t know what most people of Jalingo local government think about this Saturday’s chairmanship election between Abdul Nasir Bobboji and A. A. Liman. It appears to be a challenging one that perhaps many, as of now, have not yet … Continue reading Jalingo chairmanship election: A choice between confidence and hope

We need confidence in our governance to succeed collectively

With all these discoveries and recoveries of looted billions of dollars (cash in apartments) from government officials who were trusted with the nation’s revenue sources, you still doubt why Nigeria is on its knees? We’ve never seen this before, not as far as I know. We had seen such amount of money taken to chambers’ floor … Continue reading We need confidence in our governance to succeed collectively

Adieu, Prof. Tijjani El Miskin

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

Labour strike and the reality of deregulation in Nigeria

I don’t think tomorrow’s speculated industrial action organised by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is a good development for Nigeria. It’s undisputed, the economy is biting hard, and the recent removal of oil subsidy would make it even harder. But, a standoff against a decision that, given the current effect of global economic meltdown, appears almost … Continue reading Labour strike and the reality of deregulation in Nigeria

Shin, menene yan Najeriya ba su fahimta ba game da Muhammadu Buhari?

Irin korafe-korafen da ke faruwa a yanzu game da gwamnatin Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari, babu tantama ya yi kama da abunda ya faru a 1984, lokacin mulkinsa na farko.  Yawa-yawancin jama’a suka kosa saboda tsaurin rayuwa, daga karshe suka yi fatan Allah ya canza musu shi. Shekaru kadan bayan Allah ya kawo karshen mulkinsa, jama’a suka … Continue reading Shin, menene yan Najeriya ba su fahimta ba game da Muhammadu Buhari?

Sociology of scientific knowledge: Towards understanding sciences through language

Enhancing the acquisition of the knowledge of sciences has been for long a concern of educationists. The issue has been investigated from different perspectives. One of the most recent, which this paper explores, is a modern linguistic approach that views scientific knowledge as a representation of social reality; thus, understanding this knowledge should be based … Continue reading Sociology of scientific knowledge: Towards understanding sciences through language

University of Dammam external scholarships grants

The University of Dammam represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration is pleased to announce the opening of electronic submission for External Grants and Scholarships through the Admissions Portal. Dr. Abdullah Bamosa, Dean of Admissions and Registration urges students to apply through UoD’s website by entering the Study with Us Icon then External Grants … Continue reading University of Dammam external scholarships grants

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 … Continue reading Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education

Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds

A team of researchers led by Dr Alison Bruderer, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, has discovered a direct link between the tongue movements of infants and their ability to distinguish speech sounds. “Until now, research in speech perception development and language acquisition has primarily used the auditory experience as the driving … Continue reading Infants need free tongue movement to distinguish speech sounds