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 […]

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

  By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | May 11, 2015 – Public response to and interest in my recent article titled “On President Buhari and Corruption in Nigeria’s Education Sector,” (and other similar titles) compelled me to engage in this essay on the education sector in Nigeria, which I have decided to […]

On President Buhari & Corruption in Nigeria’s Education Sector – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | April 21, 2015 – First, let me congratulate all Nigerians for making the right choice and voting for General Buhari for the office of President of Nigeria. The choice is right because it is the most appropriate response by the electors to impunity, incompetence and corruption that […]

Nursing Nigeria Back to Health – By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | April 4, 2015 –Nigeria is presently standing naked before her peers. The love of money in the country is growing too disproportionately against our love of country. As it is widely known, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Prophet Jeremiah said […]

The Nigeria I see – By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | Feb. 13, 2015 – The temptation to give up on Nigeria is common among Nigerians that have spoken and written a lot about the good that is a possible experience for Nigeria. But there is a greater passion, a nobler one, to expect and envision a […]

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