Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un! From Allah we come, and to Him we shall return!
Death, whosoever’s, is devastating, but the death of a young person is just tragic.
In our ‘Taking A Break Series’, we continue our harvest of stories from WhatsApp.
It’s a long holiday for everyone, so let me also join you on the break.
As we were growing up in the 1970s Kano, the word ‘cooperative’ used to be synonymous with a certain international public servant by the name Alhaji Sayyadi Ringim.
This week we discuss Northern Youths, What Do You Want? Bayero University, Kano (BUK)’s Centre for Gender Studies (CGS) in partnership with the Kukah Centre, Abuja convened a Conference on Matasan Arewa.
We continue our series of academic conferences convened to seek solutions to the myriad problems faced by this country, a series which two weeks ago discussed Anti-Corruption (Nigeria’s number one social and economic crisis) and last week Democracy (and the survival of the nation’s political experiment).
As announced two weeks ago that Kano hosted several academic conferences recently, this week we are discussing the ‘coming of age’ of the current experiment of civil rule which, beginning in 1999, will be no longer be ‘a teenager’ (or ‘our fledgling democracy’ as is said) in a few years hence.