Discourse articles

DISCOURSE: The Intellectual Contribution of Almajiri on Secular Education in Nigerian Intellectual History

By Mohammed Mahuta The word almajiri is believed by many scholars like; Hisket, Kurawa, Hunwick and Uba Adamu as a corruption of the Arabic word; al Mahajir, which means; A Pilgrim, or a wanderer. The word means: someone wandering from one place to another in quest of knowledge. Muhammad al Kashnawi a 16century scholar, who

In the ATM Prison

By DR. ALIYU U. TILDE (In this article, the author, a friend of technology, narrates his ordeal he underwent when all the ATMs in Okene failed to work over the weekend on his return journey to Bauchi from Lagos. It is a glimpse of what life could be when things go wrong in a cashless

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Goodluck Jonathan’s PhD: Nation Building Through Functional Literacy

By UGOO ANIETO It is with deep sadness that I write this open letter to you Dr. Jonathan. At the beginning of this year, I made a personal resolution not to remain silent or wish away the evil on issues that directly or indirectly affect me, especially in my own country Nigeria. This year started

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Buhari, Boko Haram and Northern Establishment

By SALISU SULEIMAN One of the greatest ironies of Nigeria’s current political dialectics is the fact that the only man who probably has the moral authority to end the Boko Haram imbroglio also happens to be one of the men most distrusted by the northern establishment and the government. Characteristic of the sectionalism and obduracy

Metaphysical Forces of Decay

By SAIDU AHMED ENAGI According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank, “Worldwide 852 million men, women and children are chronically hungry due to extreme poverty, while up to 2 billion people lack food security intermittently due to varying degrees of poverty”. A careful observation of the UNFAO-World Bank Statistics,