How NOT to find a job in Dubai

So many times I receive phone calls and messages from friends and even people that I don’t know asking me if I can help them find a Job in Dubai. I usually refer them to some well-known job portals in Dubai where they can submit their CV and apply for available jobs. But the kind of jobs…

Insurgency in Nigeria: Matters Arising

Insurgency in Nigeria has been around for more than 5 years now. General Elections are just around the corner and we still don’t know if election will hold in the states under emergency and some territories currently under the control of the insurgents.

ASUU vs Nigerian Government: Where is our humanity?

It has been 4 months now since students in Nigerian Universities were kicked out of school by the Academic Staff Union, not the longest stay-at-home order by the Union, but one of the worst ever. I look at this and wonder about so many atrocities befalling the country, security situation, economic woes, epidemic political climate,…

The Travesty of Our Own Woes

At the wake of thoughts about external forces trying to bring us down in whatever means they can. We may not have realized that those external forces are the wings we spread that went far ahead of our sights. In Nigeria, there are children from very low income families that are scattered in major cities,…

A Confused Northerner

The text you are about to read is a letter I sent to Ibraheem A. Waziri in response to his article published on Sahara Reporters which I decided to share here. Please kindly note that you may encounter some grammatical and typo errors. Enjoy. I was a patriotic Nigerian, I used to wear Nigerian colors…

Fears away from home

For all those that are currently outside Nigeria, or Kano in particular, you know exactly how I feel, especially if you have friends, family and loved ones scattered all around the ancient commercial city of Kano.

Almajirai, Blessing or Nuisance?

The word “Almajirai” is a Hausa word derived from the Arabic word “Al Muhajirun” which literally means ‘The Immigrants’ in English. Perhaps the definition of Immigrants can vary from the purpose of the migration. In this context, the Al Muhajiruns are immigrants in search of knowledge where ever they can find it. The Hadith of…

The Fall And Rise of PDP in Kano

When PDP lost its status in the 2003 general elections in Kano, I was wondering how with all the supporters, virtue and strength of the party in the state, a mere ANPP won the state thanks to the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari whose influence in the state is very high and people like…

Achaba, a disaster waiting to happen?

Achaba or Okada as called in some parts of the country are motorcycle riders commuting people from one place to another mostly within an urban area for a negotiated fare. Tenderly, Achaba or Okada has become one of the Jobs available freely to so many percentages of the Nigerian unemployed youths, including University Graduates, and…