Ahmad Salkida

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How Boko Haram Sustain Operations Through International Trade in Smoked Fish

Among the major economic activities disrupted by the insurgency in Lake Chad are commercial fishing and farming of red pepper. These were major trading products upon which the local economy of a vast array of communities in the Lake Chad Basin, particularly Borno state in Nigeria, was dependent. But in…

In Search Of Role Models, By Ahmad Salkida

As my parents would say; when they were growing up and getting married in the 60's, they revered great leaders and wished that their children would grow up to emulate these leaders. They proudly recalled Nigeria's past heroes as if 'they once walked on water'. The Sardauna of Sokoto, Tafawa…

Phone-for-farmers slides into new controversies, By Ahmad Salkida

Last December, Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, saw a need to let Nigerians know what impressive work her ministry was doing. She disclosed that they were in the process of procuring some 10 million mobile phones worth about N60 billion from China and the…

Love for European football transcends violence in Northern Nigeria

Some Almajiri know more about English Premier League than the Quran (more…)

Another look at the Boko Haram philosophy-By Ahmad Salkida

“there have been violence and bloodletting served from the sect’s terror machinery but the real fuse feeding the violence has been missed till date.” (more…)

24 Boko Haram members killed by self-instigated attack, JTF

Several explosives and gun battle, on Monday evening, against security operatives in Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents, led to the death of 24 insurgents, the Joint Task Force has said. The spokesperson of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri, Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement on Tuesday.…

Yobe on map

Yobe’s ecological sanctuary dies as climate change chases birds away

It is late October 2008, in the remote, rusty and rural Dagona, in Bade local government area of Yobe State, north-east Nigeria. The Dagona waterfowl’s sanctuary is luxuriant. The sky is clear, and the clouds float mapping some enchanting artistic imprints on the celestial canvas. Nature is loudly expressive as…