President Buhari Reset (Part I) – By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | NNP | July 23, 2020 – More than five years ago, President Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) won a historic presidential election to replace a ruling political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). President Buhari predicated his vision on the tripod of the Economy, Security, and Anticorruption—to […]

Nigerian Fast, Heresy, and Common Sense – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 20, 2018 – “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression…Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask […]

Nigerians, Foreign is not Always Better – Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria  | March 10, 2018 – Last Saturday, a friend forwarded to me this headline: “Nigerians are receiving expired education, says US Varsity VC.” The story was published in a mainstream national newspaper. He and I have studied and worked in countries that supposedly do not offer “expired […]

Can I Trust Your Electoral Choice? – Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | Feb. 23, 2018 – DEmocracy , as a human contrivance, is dependent on human choice among an array of options. The choice of majority of qualified electors is considered “free and fair” no matter the intrinsic quality of the choice that often manifests later in the […]

On the Menace of Cattle Herders in Nigeria – By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 23, 2016 – There has been a rash of proposals to resolve the menace of cattle herders’ invasion of Nigerian farmlands, who are killing unarmed Nigerians (children, women and men) and burning down or destroying houses and property, where understandably, no feeds or grasses exist for their cattle. […]

Developing Minds, Developing Nations – By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 12, 2016 – Nations are not labeled “Developed” just because they have world-class infrastructure, which are after all only by-products of development, but because of the amount and quality of knowledge that they have created through exercised developed minds, by which I mean minds that are able to […]

My Open Letter to Nigerians – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | March 20, 2016 – To you, my fellow compatriots, I say, “Do not turn away your attention from this epistle of mine; I address you plainly.” Do you know that we, the people determine what manner of nation we want built? Let us reason together. Every […]

Mandela’s People Who Kill Black Africans – By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | Oct. 4, 2015 – In 2009, Bishop Desmond Tutu was on the campus of the American University of Nigeria as a guest speaker. In his speech, he apologized to Nigerians for the xenophobic attacks on black Africans the previous year. More than five years later today, South […]

In Defense of Nigeria – By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | August 31, 2015 – There is no more potent common denominator for all sections of the Nigerian state than corruption, which is using public office or opportunity for private gains in complete disregard of relevant restraining laws. And there is wide agreement across borders that corruption […]

Re-engineering Nigeria’s Education Sector (II) – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

Read Part One By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 26, 2015 – In the first of this series, I addressed issues such as accreditation and management of tertiary education in Nigeria. I now turn my attention to funding of education and federal support to states for sub-tertiary education. FUNDING HIGHER EDUCATION […]

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