Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boko Haram and a nation gripped by fear, By Zainab Usman

March 6, 2014

Zainab Usman “The reality is that fighting such an entrenched insurgency anywhere will be a gruelling and bloody war of attrition”. In most cultures of... read more


Make your new year worthwhile, enrol in a free online course, By Zainab Usman

January 10, 2014

Zainab Usman The onset of a New Year is usually accompanied by a tide of resolutions we typically abandon before the end of January. My... read more


Mandela: The Personification of Humility, By Zainab Usman

December 16, 2013

Zainab Usman I am one of many who hoped to meet Nelson Mandela in person someday. I am one of millions of Africans in awe... read more


Thoughts on Nasir El-Rufai’s “The Accidental Public Servant”, By Zainab Usman

September 16, 2013

Zainab Usman “…to put on record my version of events…” is one of the reasons Nasir El-Rufai puts forward for writing his provocative autobiography, The... read more


Time for Nigeria’s “Big Men” to Give Back to Society, By Zainab Usman

August 9, 2013

Zainab Usman Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, recently announced that he is offering one undergraduate/postgraduate scholarship to young Nigerians, to cover study within Nigeria... read more


A Knee-Jerk Approach to Managing Immigration in the UK, By Zainab Usman

June 28, 2013

Zainab Usman A proposed scheme by the UK government that would require first-time visitors from certain Asian and African countries to deposit a £3,000 bond... read more


Premature election fever and security challenges in Nigeria, By Zainab Usman

May 31, 2013

Zainab Usman  ”…These actions amount to a declaration of war and a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the Nigerian state… As a responsible... read more


Boko Haram Rejects Amnesty Offer: What Now?, By Zainab Usman

April 12, 2013

“Mr Shekau said his group had done no wrong and so an amnesty would not be applicable to them. It was the Nigerian government that... read more


APC: The Game Changer? By Zainab Usman

March 22, 2013

Zainab Usman “This is a new dawn for our generation. This is unusual. It is gratifying that they are here to see and share with... read more


Nigeria’s dual economy and its cosmetic economic growth, By Zainab Usman

January 11, 2013

Back in secondary school, I distinctly remember being taught in Social Studies class that Nigeria operates a mixed economy – an admixture of socialism and... read more


The burden of souvenirs, and the fear of coming home, By Zainab Usman

January 4, 2013

I just made it to Nigeria yesterday morning. I am finally home for a visit, after what seemed like eternity because the last time I... read more