That education is life and life is education is a maxim that resonates with millions of people because of the potential that education holds for making life more meaningful and abundant. Education is the difference between life and death because ...

Following the 38th national conference of the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN) on the theme, “Language, Literature and Communication Studies for Peace, (In)security and Development in Nigeria”, the centrality of language with its building blocks, words, continues to resonate ...

Between September 11 and 14, 2023, the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN) under the leadership of Prof. Tajudeen Surakat of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, organised its 38th annual conference at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. The theme of ...

Many years ago, a man owed a large sum of money to an old, ugly and mean loan shark who fancied his debtor’s beautiful daughter. The Shylock then decided to offer the man a deal that would cancel the debt if ...

As part of contributing its quota to the Nigeria project, The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and professions, organised its National Conference Public Lecture last weekend, August 19, 2023. As Guest Speaker, I considered the theme, “Making ...

The late American civil rights activist and advocate of nonviolent resistance, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. His tireless activism during the American Civil Rights Movement succeeded in strengthening American ...

On October 8, 2018, a vibrant Nigerian academic and versatile columnist, Dr Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (Dr GAB), published an article, “Illiteracy, e-literacy, ill-literacy: The Nigerian continuum”, in The Guardian newspaper. There, he noted that though literacy or ability to read ...

Some time in 2018, a group of children filed out on the streets of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, to protest against how smart phones had distracted their parents from taking care of them. Their protest chant was, ...

With the removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu and its immediate effect of people’s finances and standards of living, it is certain that many Nigerians are on edge. Though the development is a bitter pill to swallow, it ...

It is the dawn of a new era as the new President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, begins work. Having received the “baton of leadership” during his conferment with the highest honour in the land, ...

The second national conference of the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria was held last Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Ilorin. As guest speaker at the event, I spoke on the theme, “Redefining the media space for Nigeria’s peace and ...

That Nigeria has not been able to achieve her full potential has been a major concern for all those who are genuinely interested in the giant of Africa. Reference has often been made to countries in Asia and South America ...