Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu

Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu

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Former Vice-Chancellor (2016-2021)

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Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu, holds double professorships in Science Education (1997) and Media and Cultural Communication (2012) from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He was appointed the Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016.

His main research focus is on transnational media flows and their impact on the transformation of Muslim Hausa popular culture especially in literature, film, music and performing arts. He is the creator of the Foundation for Hausa Performing Arts (Kano, Nigeria) whose main focus is archiving traditional performing arts heritage of the Muslim Hausa. He has also developed courses on digital cultures and promotes netnography as a research methodology in documenting Hausa media ethnographies. He is the Chairman of a research cluster based in Bayero University Kano that discusses issues of Visual Anthropology.

 He was a Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar, and had his residency at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, from 1991-1992. This led to his first major book, Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricula, 1960-1992: Living on the Credit Line (Edwin Mellen Press, 1994). He was also awarded a place on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Resident Fellows program at the Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, October to November 1993.

 He has delivered special lectures on media and culture at the University of Cologne, Germany; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Basel, Switzerland; the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, as well as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. He was a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States (2015) as well as European Union Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2012).

Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu, holds double professorships in Science Education (1997) and Media and Cultural Communication (2012) from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He was appointed the Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016.

His main research focus is on transnational media flows and their impact on the transformation of Muslim Hausa popular culture especially in literature, film, music and performing arts. He is the creator of the Foundation for Hausa Performing Arts (Kano, Nigeria) whose main focus is archiving traditional performing arts heritage of the Muslim Hausa. He has also developed courses on digital cultures and promotes netnography as a research methodology in documenting Hausa media ethnographies. He is the Chairman of a research cluster based in Bayero University Kano that discusses issues of Visual Anthropology.

 He was a Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar, and had his residency at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, from 1991-1992. This led to his first major book, Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricula, 1960-1992: Living on the Credit Line (Edwin Mellen Press, 1994). He was also awarded a place on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Resident Fellows program at the Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, October to November 1993.

 He has delivered special lectures on media and culture at the University of Cologne, Germany; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Basel, Switzerland; the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, as well as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. He was a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States (2015) as well as European Union Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2012).

Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu, holds double professorships in Science Education (1997) and Media and Cultural Communication (2012) from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He was appointed the Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016.

His main research focus is on transnational media flows and their impact on the transformation of Muslim Hausa popular culture especially in literature, film, music and performing arts. He is the creator of the Foundation for Hausa Performing Arts (Kano, Nigeria) whose main focus is archiving traditional performing arts heritage of the Muslim Hausa. He has also developed courses on digital cultures and promotes netnography as a research methodology in documenting Hausa media ethnographies. He is the Chairman of a research cluster based in Bayero University Kano that discusses issues of Visual Anthropology.

 He was a Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar, and had his residency at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, from 1991-1992. This led to his first major book, Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricula, 1960-1992: Living on the Credit Line (Edwin Mellen Press, 1994). He was also awarded a place on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Resident Fellows program at the Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, October to November 1993.

 He has delivered special lectures on media and culture at the University of Cologne, Germany; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Basel, Switzerland; the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, as well as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. He was a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States (2015) as well as European Union Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2012).

  • Provide leadership, academic and administrative to the whole University
  • Represent the University externally, both within Nigeria and overseas
  • Secure a financial base sufficient to allow the delivery of the University's mission, aims and objectives
  • Carry out certain important ceremonial and civic duties
  • Technology and the new media use among the urban Hausa
  • Media and Cultural Communication
  • Transnational media flows and their impact on the transformation of Muslim Hausa popular culture
  • Media anthropology

Media and Cultural Communication

  •  Category 1 Publications (Outside of Africa)
  1.  [2016] Environmental ethics and future oriented transformation to sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. (With Aliyu Salisu Barau and Lindsey C. Stringer). Journal of Cleaner Production, 135(1):1539–1547.
  2. [2015] The Remediation of Events: 9/11 in Nigerian Videos. In H. Behrend & T. Wendl (Eds.), 9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa (pp. 39-57). Berlin: Lit.Verlag.
  3. [2015] Out of India, coming to Africa: The emergence of Kanywood, the Muslim Hausa video film industry in northern Nigeria, published as “Dall'India all'Africa. La nascita di Kanywood: l'industria dei video musulmani in lingua hausa, nel Nord della Nigeria”. In A. Jedlowski & G. Santanera (Eds.), Lagos calling: Nollywood e la reinvenzione del cinema in Africa (pp. 135-166). Aracne editrice int. le S.r.l.
  4. [2014] The Beggar's Opera: Muslim Beggar-Minstrels and Street Oral Poetry Theatre in Northern Nigeria. In T. F. Deubel, S. M. Youngstedt & H. Tissières (Eds.), Saharan Crossroads: Exploring Historical, Cultural, and Artistic Linkages between North and West Africa (pp. 195-216). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  5. [2014] Review of 'The Role of the Press and Communication Technology in Democratization: The Nigerian Story' The Journal of African History, 55 (1) pp 129-130.
  6. [2013] Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria. In M. Krings & O. Okome (Eds.), Global Nollywood: Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (pp. 287-305). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
  7. [2013] Book Review: Anne Haour and Benedetta Rossi (Eds.). Being and Becoming Hausa: interdisciplinary perspectives. Leiden and Boston: Brill (pbk €75.00,$107.00 – 978 9 00418 542 5). 2010, xvii+310 pp. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol 83, No 02, pp. 344-346, May 2013.
  8. [2012] Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows: Shifting Paradigms in South-South Entertainment Flows. HemispheresStudies of Cultures and Societies, 27:  5-32.  Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
  9. [2012] Al-Hausawi, Al-Hindawi: Media Contraflow, Urban Communication and Translinguistic Onomatopoeia Among Hausa of Northern Nigeria. Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures (ALC), 46: 23-57. Department of African Languages and Culture, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  10. [2012] “Go by appearances at your peril”: The Raina Kama writers’ association in Kano, Nigeria, carving out a place for the “popular” in the Hausa literary landscape. [with Graham Furniss], Research in African Literatures, 43(4): 88-121.
  11. [2011] Media Technologies and Literary Transformations in Hausa Oral Literature. In J. McIntyre & R. Mechthild (Eds.). Transporting oral literatures between media, cultures and languages, edited by Joe McIntyre and Mechthild Rey (pp. 81-108). Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.
  12. [2011] Eastward Ho! Cultural Proximity and Eastern Focus in Hausa Fiction and Videos. In J. McIntyre & R. Mechthild (Eds.). Transporting oral literatures between media, cultures and languages, edited by Joe McIntyre and Mechthild Rey (pp. 45-80). Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.
  13. [2010] Transnational flows and local identities in Muslim Northern Nigerian Films: From Dead Poets Society through Mohabbatein to So…” In H. Wasserman (Ed.). Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (pp. 223-234). London: Rutledge.
  14. [2010] The Muse’s Journey: Transcultural Translators and Domestication of Transnational Music in Hausa Popular Culture. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 22(1): 41–56.
  15. [2010] Islam, Shari’a and Censorship in Hausa Video Film. In M. Saul & R. A. Austen (Eds.). Viewing African cinema in the twenty-first century: FESCAPO art films and the Nollywood video revolution (pp. 63-71). Cleveland, Ohio: The University Press.
  16. [2009] Media Parenting and Construction of Media Identities in Northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa Video Films. In J. Middleton & N. Kimani (Eds.). The Media and the construction of African Identities (pp. 171-186). London: International African Institute/Twanzega Communications.
  17. [2009] Maitatsine. [with Allan Christelow] in John L. Esposito (ed.): The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. 6 Bde. Oxford 2009. Bd. III, S. 459-462.
  18. [2008] The Hindi Cinema Factor in Hausa Video Film Soundtracks. In M. Slobin (Ed.).  Global soundtracks: The culture of world film music (pp. 152-176). Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press.
  19. [2008] Breaking Out, Speaking Out: Youth, Islam and Production of Indigenous Hausa Literature in Northern Nigeria. In A. Oed (Ed.). African language literatures: Production, mediation, reception of African language literatures (pp. 209-220). Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.
  20. [2007] Currying favour: Eastern media influences and the Hausa video Film. Filmint. 28(4): 77-91. London.
  21. [2006] Loud bubbles from a silent brook: Trends and tendencies in contemporary Hausa prose writing. Research in African Literatures, 37(3): 133-153.
  22. [2004] Book Review: Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song (Beverly Mack, 2004) Ethnomusicology Forum, Nov.2005, Vol. 14 Issue 2, pp. 246-250.
  23. [2003] Parallel Worlds: Reflective Womanism in Balaraba Ramat Yakubu’s Ina Son Sa Haka. Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies: 4.1 (2003).
  24. [2002] From Mindmeld to Mindset: Negotiating the Information Minefield in Developing Countries. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 28(6): 25–29. 
  • Category II Publications (Published in Nigeria)
  1.  [2016] Media-Mediated Urban Sexuality and Islamicate Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria. In Muhammad O. Bhadmus (Ed.). The Nigerian Cinema: Reading Nigerian Motion Pictures (pp. 349-372). Ibadan: Spectrum Book Limited.
  2. [2016] Trans-fictional migration and inter-textual re-interpretation: The Grimm Brothers' tales in Muslim Hausa Literature. In Isma'ila A. Tsiga & M. O. Bhadmus (Eds.), Literature, history, and identity in northern Nigeria (pp. 101-128). Ibadan: Safari Books Ltd.
  3. [2015] PDP reloaded: Political moblization through urban musics in Kano. Bayero Journal of Political Science (Maiden Edition), June 2014, pp. 65-89. 
  4. [2014] The presence of Arabs in Kano. In A.I. Tanko & S. B. Momole (Eds.). Kano: Environment, Society and Development (pp. 125-164). London & Abuja: Adonis & Abbey Publishers.
  5. [2014] Imperialism from Below: Trancultural Contra-Flows and the emergence of Metrosexual Hausa Visual Culture. 15th Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Bayero University Kano. Kano: Inaugural Lecture Committee, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.
  6. [2013] The City at the edge of forever: Archiving and digitizing Arabic sources on the History of Kano, Nigeria. In, O.M Ndimele, M. Ahmed & H. M. Yakasai (Eds.).  Language, literature and culture in a multicultural society. A festschrift for Abubakar Adamu Rasheed (pp. 183-207). Port Harcourt: The Linguistic Association of Nigeria/M&J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd.
  7. [2013] Private Sphere, Public Furor: Gender and Delineation of Intimisphäre in Muslim Hausa Video Films, Harsunan Najeriya Special Edition, XXIII: 334-357. Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University, Kano.
  8. [2013] Insurgency in northern Nigeria. In O. Obafemi & H. Galadima. Complex insurgencies in Nigeria: Proceedings of the NIPSS 2012 eminent persons & experts group meeting (pp. 77-139). Bukuru [Nigeria]: National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies [NIPSS].
  9. [2011] Hausa and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In L. D. Yalwa, A. Y. Bichi & S. Sani (Eds.). Studies in Hausa Language, Literature and Culture (pp. 1-30.  Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press. 
  10. [2011] Global Influences, National Flows: The Influence of Hindi Film on Hausa Traditional Music and Video Film. In A. U. Adamu, U. F. Jibril, M. N. Malam, B. Maikaba & G. Ahmad (Eds.). Communication, media and popular culture in northern Nigeria. (pp. 6-35). Kano: Bayero University Department of Mass Communication.
  11. [2011] Cultural Reconciliation Among Communities: The Multicultural Emergence of Kano as Panacea for Peaceful Co-existence. Commissioned and published lecture presented at the World Culture Day on 22nd May, 2011 at the International Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria. Abuja: National Institute for Cultural Orientation.
  12. [2010] Youth, society and visual entertainment media in northern Nigeria. In B. A. Umar (Ed.). Issues in youth development in Nigeria – A multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 355-361). Kano: Bayero University Kano.
  13. [2010] Private Passion, Public Furore: Youth Entertainment, Sexuality and the Islamicate Public Space in Northern Nigeria. In H. Wakili, et al. (Eds.). The Nigerian youth: political participation and national development (pp. 281-306). Kano: Mambayya House (Bayero University Kano). 
  14. [2008] Womanist ethos and Hausa domestic ecology: A structuralist analysis of Barmani Choge’s operetta, Sakarai ba ta da wayo (Useless woman). In S. Abdu (Ed.). Poetry and Poetics: Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria (pp. 93-120). Bayero University Kano: Department of English and French.
  15. [2008] The arts of the Muslim Hausa of northern Nigeria. In British Council (Ed.). Celebrating traditional crafts of northern Nigeria (foreword, pp. 1-3). Exhibition Catalog. London, British Council and Terra Kulture Nigerian Cultural Centre, Lagos.
  16. [2007] Transglobal media flows and Hausa popular culture. Kano: Visually Ethnographic Press.
  17. [2007] Fulɓe Culture and the Internet: A Survey. Journal of Nomadic Studies, 5: 13-20. Kaduna: Nomadic Education Commission. 
  18. [2006] Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Methodologies, in Readings in In Social Science Research, edited by Adamu, Y. M, Mohammed, H., and Ɗandago, K.I. 2006, pp. 59-73. Kano: Bayero University Faculty of Social and Management Sciences/Adamu Joji Publishers.
  19. [2006] Divergent similarities: Culture, globalization and Hausa creative and performing arts. In S.B. Ahmad &, M.O. Bhadmus (Eds.). Writing, Performance and Literature in Northern Nigeria, 2006, pp. 38-90. Bayero University, Kano: Department of English and French.
  20. [2004] Istanci, Imamanci and Bollywoodanci: Evolutionary trends in Hausa use of media technologies in cultural transformation. In A. U. Adamu, Y. Adamu & U. F. Jibril (Ed.).  Hausa home video: Society, technology and economy (pp. 83-99). Kano: Center for Hausa Cultural Studies (defunct).
  21. [2001] Hausa prose fiction: Towards an analytical framework. FAIS Journal of Humanities, 1 (4): 86-95. Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

 Publications in Education

  •  Category I Publications (Outside of Nigeria/Africa)
  1.  [2011] Motionless Points in Chaos: Education Reforms, Innovations and the Challenges for Higher Education in Nigeria, in Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development, edited by Norihiro Kuroda, 2011, pp. 87-108. Hiroshima, Japan: Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, University of Hiroshima, Japan.
  2. [2011] Developing Institutional Co-operation Strategies: The Rhetoric and Reality of Academic Linkages with Nigerian Higher Education. Avrasya Etudleri (Eurasian Studies, Turkey), 40/2011-12, pp. 238-258.
  3. [1994] Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricula, 1960-1992: Living on a Credit Line. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 1994. African Studies Series Volume 33 [320 pp].
  4. [1992] Operation, efficiency and desirability of special science schools at the secondary education level: The Nigerian experience (1992): Paris: International Institute of Educational Planning, UNESCO. [64 pp].
  5. [1991] Science Education as a Development Strategy in Nigeria: A study of Kano State Science Secondary Schools, in Lewin, K. M., (Ed.), (1991) Educational Innovation in Developing Countries: Case Studies of Changemakers. London: Macmillan, pp. 61-92.
  6. [1991] Curricular Rhetoric, Class Teaching and Examinations: A Study of the New Nigerian Science Curriculum, Science Education International, Volume 2, No 1, March 1991, pp. 6-10. [The Journal of International Council of Associations for Science Education, Australia].
  7. [1990] Balancing the equation: Girls, tradition and science education in Northern Nigeria, The Ahfad Journal: Women and Change, Volume 7 No 1 June 1990, pp. 14-31. [Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan].
  8. [1990] An intrinsic analysis of the new Nigerian Science Secondary School Chemistry curriculum, Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia Volume 21 No 1 June 1990, pp. 27-36. [Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
  9. [1989] Rhetoric and Reality in Nigerian Science Education: Observations of Science Teaching in Kano State Science Schools, International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 9 No 4 1989, pp. 251-262. [London, McMillan].
  10. [1989] Appliance of Science: Technological Education in Kano State of Nigeria, West Africa 11-17th September 1989, pp. 1523-1524. [London].
  11. [1988] An intrinsic analysis of the new Nigerian Science Curriculum, Journal of Curriculum Studies Volume 20 No 1, 1988, pp 37-57. [London, Taylor and Francis].
  •  Category II Publications (Published in Nigeria)
  1.  [2012] Strategies for Effective Postgraduate Supervision, in CDPGS at 25 (2012) Perspectives on Higher Education in Nigeria, pp. 355-378. Lagos: Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools of Nigerian Universities.
  2. [2012] Qualitative Research in the Humanities, in FAIS Journal of Humanities, Special Edition, 2012, pp. 13-54.
  3. [2011] Fundraising Strategies for Engineering Research, in Fundamentals of Research Proposal and Methodology in Engineering, edited by Adamu Umar Alhaji and Habib Imam Ahmed, pp. 14-34. Kano: Bayero University Kano, Faculty of Technology/ABU Press, 2011.
  4. [2011] Field Guide to Research Methods for Teachers and Administrators (Chapter 1, 8 and 9). Abuja: Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), 2011. [What’s Educational Research, pp. 1-11; Writing a Research Proposal, 106-112; Research Report Writing, 115-121].
  5. [2010] The significance of Ajami Manuscript Resources for the Development of New Knowledge in Nigeria, in Ibrahim, Y. Y. et al (Eds.), Arabic/Ajami Manuscripts: Resource for the Development of New Knowledge in Nigeria, 2010, pp. 199-236. Kaduna: Ahmadu Bello University, Center for Historical Documentation and Research (Arewa House).
  6. [2010] The Role of Nigerian Universities in the Actualization of Development Vision. Lapai, Niger State: Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, 2010. [University’s First Public Lecture].
  7. [2010] Manuscript Learnability and Indigenous Knowledge for Development: The Kano Hausa Ajami in Historical Context, in Perspectives on Kano, Volume 1, edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu and Ibrahim Ado Kurawa, 2010, pp. 139-199. Kano: Inuwar Jama’ar Kano [Kano Forum]. [Published earlier in a modified form by Arewa House, q.v.]
  8. [2010] Manuscript Learnability and Indigenous Knowledge for Development: Hausa Ajami in Historical Context, in T. El-Miskin et al. (Eds.), Nigeria’s Intellectual Heritage – Proceedings of an International Conference on Preserving Nigeria’s Scholarly and Literary Traditions and Arabic/Ajami Manuscript Heritage, 2010, pp. 73-119. Kaduna: Ahmadu Bello University, Center for Historical Documentation and Research (Arewa House).
  9. [2010] Kano State Public Expenditure on Education for 2003-2007. In Fulfilling the Mandate: Kano Under Shekarau, 2003-2007, edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu, Ibrahim Ado Kurawa and Mustapha Isa, 2010, pp. 234-279. Kano: Research and Documentation Directorate, Government House. 
  10. [2010] Education for Sustainable Development – Theoretical Perspectives. Journal of Quality Education, Vol 1 No 1, May 2010, pp. 9-20 [School of Education, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria].
  11. [2009] Epistemological Dichotomy and Scriptural Transferability: Towards a New Paradigm for Muslim Hausa Indigenous Knowledge. Published as 27th Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Distinguished Lecture, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos, 2009.
  12. [2007] The 21st Century Teacher and the Challenges of the Teaching Profession. The Kumbotso Teacher Educator, Vol 1 No 1, June 2007, pp. 10-19. [Journal of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano, Nigeria].
  13. [2006] The Procedures and Methods of Curriculum Evaluation in Higher Education, in Procedures and Methods of Curriculum Design, Development and Implementation in Institutions of Higher Learning, edited by Zakari Mohammed and Umar Ibrahim, 2006, pp. 43-74. Zaria: Research and Curriculum Development Unit, Carnegie Cooperation Project, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  14. [2006] Principles and Methods of Curriculum Implementation, in Procedures and Methods of Curriculum Design, Development and Implementation in Institutions of Higher Learning, edited by Zakari Mohammed and Umar Ibrahim, 2006, pp. 14-42. Zaria: Research and Curriculum Development Unit, Carnegie Cooperation Project, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  15. [2005] Genesis to Revelation: Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricular Structure, 1960-1988, in Munzali Jibril (Ed.) Perspectives on Nigerian Higher Education. Festschrift in Honor of Ayo Bajo, 2005, pp. 261-304. Ibadan: Spectrum Books Limited.
  16. [2004] Sunset at Dawn, Darkness at Noon: Reconstructing the Mechanisms of Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Professorial Inaugural Lecture Delivered on Saturday 24th April 2004, at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. Kano: Bayero University Inaugural Lecture Series, No 7, The Vice-Chancellor’s Office. 2004
  17. [2003] Teacher Education in the new Millennium. Kano Journal of Educational Studies (KAJEST), Vol 2 No 1, August 2003, pp. 86-97. [Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria].
  18. [2003] Sunset at Dawn: Colonial Policy and Muslim Hausa Education in Northern Nigeria, 1900 to 1910, in Hambolu, M.O. (Ed.), Perspectives on Kano-British Relations, 2003, 184-221. Kano: Gidan Makama Museum.
  19. [2003] No Child Left Behind: Transforming the Federal Role in Education So That No Child is Left Behind. Washington, DC 2002. Review of the US Government policy on inclusive education. UBE Forum, Vol 3 No 3, 2003, pp. 147-153. UBEC, Abuja, Nigeria.
  20. [2003] Management of Primary Education in Kano State: Towards Improving the State of the Art – School-based Management Strategies (SBMS), in Gana, U.M. and Garba, A., (Eds.), The Management of Primary Education in Nigeria: Emerging Strategies in the 21st Century, 2003, pp. 10-18. Kano: Bayero University Consultancy Services Unit, Seminar Series.
  21. [2003] Electronic Record Keeping Strategies in Primary School Administration, in Gana, U.M. and Garba, A., (Eds.), The Management of Primary Education in Nigeria: Emerging Strategies in the 21st Century, 2003, pp. 19-31. Kano: Bayero University Consultancy Services Unit, Seminar Series.
  22. [2003] Community Participation in Education. UBE Forum, Vol 3 No 3, 2003, pp. 20-32.  [Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja, Nigeria].
  23. [2001] New Methods and Techniques in Teaching and Learning, in Nnoli, O. and Suleiman, I (Eds.), Reassessing the Future of Education in Nigeria, 2001, pp. 28-43. Abuja:  Education Tax Fund.
  24. [2000] Ajamization of Knowledge: Challenges and Prospects of an Educational Strategy. Al-Ijtihad: The Journal of Islamization of Knowledge and Contemporary Issues. Vol 1, No 3, July 2000. pp 1-24. [The International Institute of Islamic Thought, Nigeria Office, Bayero University, Kano].
  25. [2000] Ajamization of Knowledge as a Universal Basic Education Process for Makarantar Allo Pupils in Northern Nigeria. Tambari: Kano Journal of Education, Vol 6, No 1, 2000, pp. 318-330. [Federal College of Education, Kano].
  26. [1999] Understanding Your Computer, in Haruna A. B. (ed). Science Discourse: A Book of Readings, 1999, pp. 278-296. Kano, Federal College of Education, Kano.
  27. [1997] The Muqaddima: Islam and the History of Learning in Katsina, in Adamu, A. U. and Tsiga, I. A. (Eds.), Islam and the History of Learning in Katsina, pp. 13-19. Ibadan: Spectrum Publishers.
  28. [1995] From Fragmented Perceptions to Integrated Continuum: Integrated Science Education in Nigeria Today, in A. A. Adedibu, Mohd. Sani Tureta, and J. F. Chundusu (eds.), Strategies for Teaching the Controlling of the Environment in Integrated Science Curriculum, 1995. pp. 14-23. Kano: Federal College of Education, Kano. 
  29. [1994] Waves on a Rocky Shore: The Evolution of the Course Unit System in Bayero University, Kano in Alkali, I. A., Tsiga, I. A, and Adamu, A. U. Building the Citadel: Thirty Years of University Education in Kano, 1964-1994. Kano, Nigeria: Bayero University Kano, The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, 1994, pp. 122-146.
  30. [1994] Superior Vena Cava: Program Planning and Staff Development in Bayero University Kano in Alkali, I. A., Tsiga, I. A, and Adamu, A. U. Building the Citadel: Thirty Years of University Education in Kano, 1964-1994. Kano, Nigeria: Bayero University Kano, The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, 1994, pp. 298-321.
  31. [1994] Flashpoints and Flash dance: Students, Unions and Social Conscience in Bayero University Kano, 1966-1990 in Alkali, I. A., Tsiga, I. A, and Adamu, A. U. Building the Citadel: Thirty Years of University Education in Kano, 1964-1994. Kano, Nigeria: Bayero University Kano, The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, 1994, pp. 404-420.
  32. [1993] Enhancing the participation of girls in science and technology in Kano State: A study of Girls Science Secondary Schools, in Yadudu, A. H. (ed), The Conception and Implementation of a Social Policy: The Kano State Experiment, 1993, pp 152-164. Kano: Bayero University Kano/Faculty of Law.
  33. [1992] Science Education and Development in Nigeria, in Adedoja, T., et al (eds.)(1992) Issues in Nigerian Education. Volume I. Kano: Faculty of Education, Bayero University/Leisure and Text Publishers, pp. 82-99.
  34. [1992] Environmental Problems: The Nigerian Case, in Mezieobi, K A (ed)(1992) Understanding Social Studies Education in Nigeria, 1992, pp. 162-172. Warri: Genteel Publishing Company.
  35. [1992] Enhancing Science and Technology via the Schools, in Ikwumelu, S.N., and Mezieobi, K.A. (Eds.) (1992) Social Studies: A Book of Readings. Onitsha, Nigeria: Etukokkwu Publishers (Nig.) Ltd, pp. 34-44.
  36. [1990] Science, Schooling and National Development in Nigeria: An Analysis of Kano State Science Secondary Schools Project as a Development Strategy, in, Eze, T. I. (Ed.), (1990) Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Third World Strategies for Technological Development. Yola, Nigeria: Federal University of Technology Yola/UNESCO, pp. 470-477.
  37. [1990] An intrinsic Analysis of the Nigerian Senior Secondary School Physics Curriculum, Journal of the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, Volume 27 No 1, April 1990, pp. 9-18. [Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria].
  38. [1986] Integrated Science Education in Kano State, Nigeria: The myths and fallacies, Kano Catalyst – Journal of the Kano State Branch of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigerian, Volume 6 No 1 Jan 1986, pp 1-18. [Kano Educational Resource Department].
  39. [1985] Islam and Science in Northern Nigeria: The Case of Dogmatism or a New Age Synthesis? Kano Studies (NS) Volume 2 No 2 1982/85, pp. 83-92. [Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria].

 Books Edited

  1.  [2011] Communication, Media and Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria. Proceedings of the First International conference organized by the Department of Mass Communications, Bayero University, Kano, 12-13th July 2006. Ed. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Umar Faruk Jibril, Mustapha N. Malam, Balarabe Maikaba and Gausu Ahmed. Kano: Department of Mass Communications.
  2. [2010] Fulfilling the Mandate: Kano Under Shekarau, 2003-2007, edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu, Ibrahim Ado Kurawa and Mustapha Isa. Kano: Research and Documentation Directorate, Government House, 2010. 
  3. [2009] Understanding School Climate and Culture. Proceedings of Seminars and Workshops in Education and Development Organized by Inuwar Jama’ar Kano (Kano Forum), edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu. Kano: Inuwar Jama’ar Kano, 2009.
  4. [2004] Hausa Home Videos: Technology, Society and Economy: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Hausa Films, August, 2003, edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu, Umar Faruk Jibrin and Yusuf Adamu. Kano, Nigeria. Kano: Center for Hausa Cultural Studies, 2004.
  5. [1997] Islam and the History of Learning in Katsina, Edited by Abdalla Uba Adamu and Isma’ila Abubakar Tsiga. Ibadan: Spectrum Publishers, 1997.
  6. [1995] Building the Citadel: Thirty Years of University Education in Kano, 1964-1994. (Edited by Alkali, I. A., Tsiga, I. A, and Abdalla Uba Adamu) Kano, Nigeria: Bayero University Kano, 1995.

Conference Presentations

Media and Cultural Communication Conferences

  •  Category I Paper Presentations
  1.  [2016] Blasphemy from Below: Hausa Poetics and the Sacred-Profane Dichotomy in Sufi Performances in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at Sacred Word: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa: A Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Professor John O. Hunwick (1936-2015), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, April 21-22, 2016.
  2. [2015] On the Edge of Darkness: Muslim Youth, Insurgent Militancy and the Nigerian State. Paper presented at the conference on Youth and the Allure of Terrorism: Identity, Recruitment and Public Diplomacy. Department of Political Science, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, October 19, 2015.
  3. [2015] Youth and Popular Culture in northern Nigeria. Paper delivered at the Hausa der Kulturen der Welt/House of World Cultures, Berlin Germany, on Thursday 6th September, 2015.
  4. [2015] The Influence of Hindi Film Music on Muslim Hausa Popular and Religious Music. Paper delivered at the Hausa der Kulturen der Welt/House of World Cultures, Berlin Germany, on Thursday 6th September, 2015.
  5. [2015] The City at the Edge of Forever – Archiving and Digitizing Arabic Sources on the History of Kano, Nigeria. Paper presented at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), University of Hamburg, Germany, 13th August 2015.
  6. [2013] Veiled Voices: Islam, Women and Degrees of Visibility in Muslim Hausa Popular Singing. Paper presented at the International Conference on Testing and Contesting Regimes of Visibility, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology/Institute for African Studies University of Cologne, Germany, 3-5 July 2013.
  7. [2013] Prophetic Wrath: Prophet, Visuality and Power Control in Northern Nigerian Popular Culture. Paper presented at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa on 4th March 2013.
  8. [2012] Al-Hausawi, Al-Hindawi: Media Contraflow, Urban Communication and Translinguistic Onomatopoeia Among Hausa of Northern Nigeria. European Union Visiting Professor Guest Paper Presented to the University of Warsaw, 10th May, 2012, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  9. [2011] The Beggar’s Opera: Muslim Beggar-Minstrels and Street Oral Poetry Theater in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at West African Research Agency’s International Conference, Saharan Crossroads: Views from the South, held at Hotel Tenere, in Niamey, Niger Republic from July 7 to July 10, 2011.
  10. [2011] Interdicting Images in the Islamicate Public Sphere: Sensuality and Spirituality in Figurative Representation in northern Nigerian Popular Culture. Commissioned paper presented at the Scientific Dahlem Conference Freie Universität Berlin, Germany from March 19th to 27th, 2011.
  11. [2010] The City at the Edge of Forever – Archiving and Digitizing Arabic Sources on the History of Kano, Nigeria. Paper presented at the Conference on Preserving African Manuscripts, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19th December, 2010.
  12. [2010] Islam, Popular Culture and Transnationalism in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented for the Baraza Lecture, African Studies Center, University of Florida, Friday 26th February, 2010
  13. [2010] African Neo-Kharijites and Islamic Militancy Against Authority: The Boko Haram/Yusufiyya Kharijites of Northern Nigeria. Invited paper presented to the Islam in Africa Working Group of the African Studies Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida on Wednesday 24th February 2010.
  14. [2009] Transnational Media Spaces and Hindi Films in Muslim Africa – The Hindi-Hausa Film Appropriations in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at international workshop on “Indian Cinema Circuits: Diasporas, Peripheries and Beyond”, held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June, at The Old Cinema, Regent Campus, University of Westminster, London. 2009.
  15. [2009] Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the Conference on Nollywood and Beyond: Transnational Dimensions of the African Video Industry held at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, May 13-16, 2009.
  16. [2009] Short-Circuited: Traditional Muslim Hausa Music and the Threats of Transnational Technopop in Northern Nigeria—Strategies for Survival and Preservation. Paper presented at the conference, «Why safeguard our musical heritage for the future? » an academic and cultural conference, under the auspices of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, Abu Dhabi, October 3rd and 4th, 2009
  17. [2009] Planning Session of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN III), Dakar, Senegal, 2-4 March 2009.
  18. [2009] Muhimmancin Yaren Gida Wajen Yaɗa Manufofin Ilimi [The Significance of Mother Tongue in Education]. Maƙalar da a ka gabatar a Taron ASAUNIL na Jamhuriyyar Nijar, a Damagaram, 8 ga watan Disamba 2009 [Damagaram, Niger Republic].
  19. [2009] Lost in Translation: Intertextuality, Intratextuality, and Intermediality in Muslim Hausa Popular Culture. A research methodology paper presented at Winter School for Volkswagen Foundation at the University of Basel, Switzerland, 16 February 2009.
  20. [2009] Life Performance, Mediation and Audience for the Volkswagen Foundation Passage of Culture Research and Training Network, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, September 14-16, 2009.
  21. *[2009] Hell on Earth: Media-Mediated Urban Sexuality and Islamicate Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria. Guest Lecture presented at the Center of Competence on Africa, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland, on 18th February 2009.
  22. [2009] “Bosho” War: 9/11, Global Media and Local Visual Re-Interpretations in Muslim Northern Nigeria, Paper presented for “Remedializations of Global Events” workshop/conference, the University of Cologne, Germany, November 19-21, 2009,
  23. [2008] Sabon Girbi, Ɗiban Farko – Samar da Mawaƙan Zamani a Nishaɗin Hululu na Hausawan Najeriya [New Trends in Contemporary Hip Hop Music in Northern Nigeria]. International Conference on Hausa Language and Literature, Maraɗi, Niger Republic, 18-20th August 2008.
  24. [2008] Planning Meeting on the creation of the Al Ain Center for Study of Music in the World of Islam, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 9 and 10, 2008.
  25. [2008] Media Technologies and Literary Transformations in Hausa Oral Literature. International Workshop on “Transporting Oral Literatures Between Media, Cultures and Languages,” at Afrika-Asien Institute (AAI), University of Hamburg, Germany, 29th November, 2008.
  26. [2008] Eastward Ho! Cultural Proximity and Eastern Focus in the Hausa Literature. International Workshop on “Transporting Oral Literatures Between Media, Cultures and Languages” Afrika-Asien Institute (AAI), University of Hamburg, Germany, 30th November, 2008.
  27. [2008] Hausa da Hausanci a Ƙarni na 21 – Ƙalubale da Madosa [Hausa Culture and Identity in the 21st Century] International Conference on Hausa Language and Literature, Maraɗi, Niger Republic, 18-20th August 2008.
  28. [2007] Transnational Influences and National Appropriations: The Influence of Hindi Film Music on Muslim Hausa Popular and Religious Music. Paper presented at the Congres des Musiques dan le monde de l’islam, World Conference on Music in the world of Islam, Assilah, Morocco, 10th August 2007.
  29. [2007] The Transnational Express: Moving Images, Cultural Resonance and Popular Culture in Muslim Northern Nigeria. Public Lecture Presented at Barnard Forum on Migration, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, United States, November 7, 2007.
  30. [2007] Pre-proposal Workshop for the Volkswagen Foundation, Passage of Culture in Africa project, “Popular Culture in Africa” Mombasa, Kenya, 2–6 October 2007.
  31. [2007] Islam, Shari’a and Censorship in Hausa Video Film. Paper presented at African Film Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States, November 8-10, 2007.
  32. [2006] Transglobal Media Flows and African Popular Culture: Revolution and Reaction in Muslim Hausa Popular Culture. Commissioned Mary Kingsley Zochonis lecture for the African Studies Association, UK Biennial Conference, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, London, 12th September 2006.
  33. [2006] Private Sphere, Public Wahala: Gender and Delineation of Intimisphäre in Muslim Hausa Video Films. Paper presented at workshop on Negotiating Culture for within the Context of Globalization, Saly, Senegal, Dakar, 3rd to 8th April, 2006.
  34. [2006] Haɗin Kai Tsakanin Marubutan Harsunan Gida Na Ƙasashe [International Co-operation in Mother Tongue Writing]. Babbar maƙala da aka gabatar a ɗakin taron Gashingo a dandalin Tarayyar Ƙasashe ta marubutan Hausa na Najeriya da na Jamhuriyar Nijar a birnin Yamai, Nijar, ranar Laraba 8 ga watan Disamba, 2006. [Niamey, Niger Republic].
  35. [2004] Passage to India: Media Parenting and Construction of Media Identities in Northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa Home Videos. A Paper Presented at the International Conference on The Media and the Construction of African Identities, held at Holiday Guest Inn, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya, from August 3 to 6, 2004.
  36. [2004] Loud Bubbles from A Silent Brook: Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary Hausa Prose Fiction. Paper presented at “Janheinz Jahn Symposium on African Language Literatures: Production, Mediation, Reception”, held at the Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Universität Mainz (Johannes Guttenberg University), Mainz, Germany, 18th November 2004.
  37. [2004] Enter the Dragon: Shari’a, Popular Culture and Film Censorship in Northern Nigeria. Guest Paper presented at the Institute für Afrinkanishe, University of Köln, Germany, 15th November, 2004.

 National Conferences in Media and Cultural Communication

  1.  [2013] Poetic Barbs: Angst, Voter Mobilization and Urban Musics in Kano State 2011 Elections. Paper presented at the 1st National Conference on Perspectives on Elections and the Challenges for Democracy in Nigeria, organized by the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria on 9th January 2013.
  2. [2013] An Ethnographic History of Kanywood – The Hausa Video Film Industry. Paper presented at the Kano State Film Festival, 18th March 2013, Kano, Nigeria.
  3. [2011] Muslim Religious Extremism, Radicalization and Militancy in Northern NigeriaAnalysis of Insurgency Video Texts. Presented at Roundtable Methodology Workshop on Religion, Conflict and Democracy in Northern Nigeria, organized by Centre for Peace Initiative and Development (CPID), Jos, held at Nevilla Hotel, Kaduna, 12th November 2011,
  4. [2010] The Management and Control of Quality films in Nigeria as relates to Culture, tradition, Norms and Values – Perspectives from Hausa Video Film Industry. Paper presented at RATTAWU Workshop, 27th July 2010, Kano
  5. [2010] Global Images, Global Voices: Changing Paradigms in Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows. Presented as the 3rd Nigerian Film Corporation Annual Film Lecture, 3nd May 2010, Abuja, Nigeria at the 2010 Zuma Film Festival
  6. [2009] Hausa Video Films – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Intellectualizing Hausa Video Films in Retrospect. Discussion/lead paper presented at the International Workshop on Hausa Home Video Films with the theme of Controversies, Sanity and Solutions in the Hausa Home Video Industry, held at Kongo Conference Center, Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 13th to 15th August, 2009.
  7. [2009] Cultural Representation, Professionalism and Challenges Facing the Hausa Video Film Industry. Commissioned presentation at Retreat for producers and consultants, and organized by the Kano State Censorship Board, on 11th April 2009 at Royal Tropicana Hotel, Kano.
  8. [2009] Ayyukan Hukumar Tace Finafinai da Ɗab’i da Alaƙarsu da Hanyoyin Sadarwa Na Duniya [The Mandate of Censorship and its Global Context]. An gabatar da wannan maƙalar a zauren A Daidaita Sahu da taken Tace Finafinai da ɗab’i shi ne Daidaita Sahu, a Murtala Muhammad Library, Kano [Kano, Nigeria], ranar Asabar 24 ga Oktoba 2009
  9. [2008] Womanist Ethos and Hausa Domestic Ecology: A Structuralist Analysis of Barmani Choge’s Operetta, ‘Sakarai Ba Ta da Wayo’ (Useless Woman). Lead paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria (Poetry and Poetics in Northern Nigeria) of the Department of English and French, Bayero University Kano, 10-13th November, 2008.
  10. [2008] Using the Web as a research tool. Paper presented at the National Workshop on Research Proposal for Fund Seeking, held at Bayero University, Kano, 11-12th March, 2008.
  11. [2008] Tarihin Adabin Hausa [The History of Hausa Literature]. Guest Speaker, Yandutse College, Kano, on 17th January 2008.
  12. [2008] Private Passion, Public Furor: Youth Entertainment, Sexuality and the Islamicate Public Space in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the 2-day International Conference on Nigerian Youth and National Development, held at the Center for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, August 5-6, 2008.
  13. [2008] North of Nollywood, South of the Sahara: Cultural Dynamics in the Marketing of Hausa Video Films. Discussion Paper for Presentation at the 2-day conference on Nollywood: Challenges of Production, Entertainment Value and International Marketing Strategies, held at the Pan-African University, Lagos, Nigeria from Friday 18th to Saturday 19th July 2008.
  14. [2008] Global Influences, National Flows—The Influence of Hindi Film Music on Hausa Traditional Music and Video Film. Lead Paper presented at the International Conference on Communication, Media and Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria, organized by the Department of Mass Communications, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, 12-13th July, 2006 at Mambayya House, Gwammaja, Kano City.
  15. [2008] [Active Discussant] Planning Meeting on the creation of the Al Ain Center for Study of Music in the World of Islam, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 9 and 10, 2008.
  16. [2007] Scriptwriting Techniques (Effective Communication). Paper presented at the workshop on Hausa Women’s Access to Justice, and organized by Security Justice Program, DfiD on 20th July 2007.
  17. [2007] Manuscript Learnability and Indigenous Knowledge for Development – Hausa Ajami in Historical Context. Paper presented at the International Conference on Preserving Nigeria’s Scholarly and Literary Traditions and Arabic Manuscripts Heritage held on March 7th and 8th, March, 2007 Arewa House Kaduna, organized by Arewa House, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, Abuja.
  18. [2009] (PPT) Challenges Facing Girls and Young Women in Information Technology. Paper presented at the First Girl IT Awareness Forum, organized by the Office of the National Vice President, Nigerian Computer Science Students Association at the Murtala Mohammed Library, Kano State on 31st October 2009.
  19. [2007] Arab Images in African School Curricula – A Study of the History of Learning and Contemporary Schooling Systems in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the Symposium on Mutual Perceptions Between Africans and Arabs in School Curricula held at Arewa House, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna, from 21- 23 May 2007, and sponsored by Institute Culturel Afro-Arabe (Afro-Arab Cultural Institute), Bamako, Mali.
  20. [2006] Shari’ah, the Islamicate Social Structure and Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the International Conference on “Leadership, State and Society under the Shari’ah in Northern Nigeria: The Dividends” organized by the Institute for Contemporary Research, Kano, and held on 10th to 12th July 2006 in Abuja, Nigeria.
  21. [2006] Kasuwancin Finafinan Hausa a Duniya – Tasiri da Ƙalubale [The Challenges of Marketing Hausa Video Films Internationally]. Jawabin da a ka gabatar ranar Lahadi 26 ga Maris 2006 a babban ɗakin taro na Murtala Muhammad Library, sanadin taron yini guda domin ƙarawa juna fahimta game da kasuwancin Finafinan Hausa a Intanet wanda hausamovies.com suka shirya [Kano, Nigeria]
  22. [2006] East is East: Media Flows and Eastern Focus in the Hausa Novel. Paper presented at the 4th Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria, 15th-17th November 2006, Department of English and French, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, under the theme of Theorizing the Novel in Northern Nigeria.
  23. [2005] Read to Reel: Transformation of Hausa Popular Literature from Orality to Visuality. Paper presented at the 24th International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors, held on 11th-12th November, 2005 at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Kano.
  24. [2005] Divergent Similarities: Culture, Globalization and Hausa Creative and Performing Arts. A Paper presented at the International Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria, Department of English and French, Bayero University, Kano, 5th-6th December, 2005.
  25. [2004] Internet as Information Platform, Paper presented at Kano ICT Awareness Week of the Kano State Government, 5th December, 2004 at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Kano State, Nigeria.
  26. [2004] Hausa and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Being a Lead Paper Presented at the 6th International Conference on Hausa Language Literature and Culture, Organized by the Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, 13-16th December, 2004.
  27. [2003] Istanci, Imamanci and Bollywoodanci: Evolutionary Trends in Hausa Use of Media Technologies in Cultural Transformation. Paper presented at the first International conference on Hausa Video Films, 4-7th August 2003 at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Kano.
  28. [2001] Tarbiyar Bahaushe, Mutumin Kirki and Hausa Prose Fiction: Towards an Analytical Framework. Department of English and European Languages Seminar, 23rd January 2001.

 Conference Presentations in Education

  1.  [2015] Philosophical and Epistemological Bases of Science and Technology Research. Paper presented at the 1st Postgraduate Students’ Workshop, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, 5th January 2015.
  2. [2013] iLearning: Resource Mobilization, Management for Access and Quality Tertiary Education in Africa. Being a Lead Paper Presented at the Conference on Resource Mobilization, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 11th June 2013.
  3. [2012] Blending Community Science in the Class Room – Hausa Proverbs and Efficacy of Ethnoscientific Methodology. Seminar paper presented at the Department of Science and Technology Education, Bayero University, Kano, 11th July 2012.
  4. [2010] The Role of Nigerian Universities in the Actualization of Development Vision. Delivered as the 1st Public Lecture of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, on Monday 8th November, 2010.
  5. [2010] The Role of NGOs in Promoting Peaceful Co-Existence in the Society. Paper presented at the 2010 NGO Day Celebrations, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, 31st March 2010,
  6. [2010] The Role of Local Community in the Development of Education in Nigeria. Discussion paper presented at the BUK 2000 Alumni Association Lecture on Saturday 2nd October, 2010.
  7. [2010] Role of Private Sector in Scholarship Schemes. Lead discussion paper presented at the 22nd Annual national coordinating committee meeting of Secretaries of Federal and States Scholarship Board, 8th March, 2010, Three Star Hotel, Dutse, Jigawa State.
  8. [2010] Reading Culture, Class Transition and Examination Performances. Background paper presented at the National Examination Summit, organized by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, and held at the National Universities Commission Auditorium Abuja on 24th May 2010.
  9. [2010] Ever Increasing Circles: The Nigerian Education Roadmap and Policy Regeneration. Paper presented at Kano State Education Forum Stakeholders Meeting on 9th March 2010 at Center for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano
  10. [2010] Cultural Reconciliation Among Communities: The Multicultural Emergence of Kano as Panacea for Peaceful Co-existence. Paper presented at the World Culture Day celebration on the 21st of May 2010 at the National Institute of Cultural Orientation, Abuja, Nigeria.
  11. [2010] Conducting Multidisciplinary Research. Workshop training organized for Junior Academics in Nigerian Universities, funded by the Education Trust Fund, and held at Hydro Hotel, Minna 24-28th May 2010.
  12. [2009] Writing Funding Proposals for NGOs and Civil Society Organizations. A workshop paper presented at Center for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, on 9th December 2009.
  13. [2009] Use of ICT in Teaching of Primary School, Paper presented at one-day sensitization seminar for Primary School Teachers, and held at the Masallaci Primary School, Kano, Nigeria on 26th December 2009.
  14. [2009] Under Siege: The Dark Territory of Technical-Technological Divide in the Development of Polytechnic Education in Nigeria. Convocation Lecture Delivered at Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa State on 14th February 2009.
  15. [2009] Research Traditions: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Approaches. Paper presented at the workshop on Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Creating a Network of Researcher/Activists, Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at the Center for Research and Documentation (CRD), Kano.
  16. [2009] Research Methodology in Humanities. A discussion paper presented at the workshop on proposal writing and research methodology of the Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, Monday 22nd June 2009.
  17. [2009] Fundraising Strategies in Engineering Research. A discussion paper present at workshop on Proposal Writing, organized by the Faculty of Technology, Bayero University, Kano, on Tuesday 8th June 2009.
  18. [2009] Feed the Minds – The Role of Government Publications in Documenting Policy Implementation. Keynote Address on the occasion of the presentation of Government Publications to the public by the Directorate of Research and Publications, Government House, Kano, on Wednesday 14th January 2009, Government House, Kano
  19. [2009] Achieving Universal Education for Children in Marginalized Spaces in Alternative Literate Communities – An Advocacy for Meeting MDG Target 2a for Almajirai Pupils. Paper presented at the 2nd Workshop on Millennium Development Goals, organized by Allied Bond Consulting, and held at Agura Hotel, Abuja on 4-6th August, 2009
  20. [2009] (PPT) Maintenance Practice in Nigeria – An Overview. Paper presented at the one-day workshop on Maintenance Culture in Nigeria, and organized by National Orientation Agency, Kano State Branch, on 5th November 2009 at the Murtala Mohammed Library, Kano State.
  21. [2008] Motionless Points in Chaos: Education Reforms, Innovations and the Challenges for Tertiary Education in Nigeria. Presentation at the First Conference on Polytechnic Education, Kano Polytechnic, Tuesday 28th October, 2008.
  22. [2008] Kano State Education Account (KASEA) – A project account briefing to the USAID Africa Regional Education Workshop 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organized by USAID, April 2008.
  23. [2008] Kano State Education Account (KASEA) – A project account briefing to the USAID Africa Regional Education Workshop 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organized by USAID, April 2008.
  24. [2008] From Kano to North, West and East Africa: Export Potentials from the ICT Park. Paper presented at the Workshop on ICT Park on Thursday 8th May 2008, at Tahir Guest Palace, Kano.
  25. [2008] Credible Research Proposal and Project Report: A Practical Guide. Paper presented at the Workshop on Better Project Writing and Supervision in Kano State Polytechnic, held on 26th February 2008.
  26. [2008] Challenges Facing the Actualizing of the Five Year Teacher Education Program. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Deans of Education held at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on 10th July 2008.
  27. [2007] Tourism from the Islamic Perspective. Paper Presented on Monday 3rd September, 2007 at the Tahir Guest Palace.
  28. [2007] The Politics of Belonging and Settler Cultural Identity: The Emergence of Kano as a Multicultural Society. Paper presented a 2-day seminar on Politics and Peace: The Role of Religion, and organized by Christian Association of Nigeria Kano Branch, Bridge Builders Association of Nigeria in collaboration with British High Commission, at Tahir Guest Place on 29th March, 2007.
  29. [2007] Nigerian Universities and the Challenge of Nigerian Education Sector Reforms Paper presented at 2nd National Conference of the Eureka Academic Foundation of Federal College of Education, Pankshin on the theme: The Federal Government’s Education Reform Agenda and the Future of Nigerian Education on 10th April 2007.
  30. [2007] Education Reforms, Innovations and Democracy in Nigeria. Paper Presented at 1st National Conference of the School of Education, Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashuwa, Yobe State on 5th September 2007.
  31. [2007] (PPT) The Role of ICT in Education. Paper presented at a workshop for Private School Teachers, KERD, Kano. 5th June 2007, Kano.
  32. [2006] Using Computer Aided Instruction, Learning and Design. Resource paper presented at the Staff Training Development Workshop organized by the ETF Year 2004 Intervention for Staff Training and Development at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, Niger State, 11-14th April 2006.
  33. [2006] Transglobal Influences and Nigerian Education: The Americanization of Nigerian Universities. Lead Paper presented at the 8th Annual National Conference of the Federal College of Education, Kano on Tuesday 27th June 2006. Theme: National Policy on Education and Problems of Implementation of Educational Objectives in Nigeria.
  34. [2006] The Procedures and Methods of Curriculum Evaluation in Higher Education. A Paper Presented at the Workshop on Curriculum Design and Development on Wednesday 15th February 2006, at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  35. [2006] The Anatomy of a Circle: Reaction and Counter Reaction in Educational Policy Formulation and National Development in Nigeria, 1925-2005. Paper presented at the Review of the National Policy on Education at the North-West Zonal Consultative Forum, held at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Kano, Nigeria, on 27th July 2006.
  36. [2006] Searching the Internet. Outline of Workshop Talk presented at a Workshop organized by the Kano State Polytechnic in conjunction with the Education Trust Fund on 12th September 2006 at Kano State Polytechnic, Kano.
  37. [2006] Science, Technology and Mathematics Education and Professionalism. A Lead Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Kano State Branch, on Thursday 4th May, 2006 December, 2005 Kano Educational Resource Center, Kano, Nigeria.
  38. [2006] Methods and Procedures of Curriculum Implementation in Higher Education. A Paper Presented at the Workshop on Curriculum Design and Development on Wednesday 15th April 2006, at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  39. [2006] Issues of Cultural Diversities and Social Responsibilities in Film Censorship. March 2006. Independent paper presented at the Abuja Zuma Film Festival, 2006.
  40. [2006] Financing Education Delivery in Nigeria – The Rhetoric and the Realities. Lead Paper presented at the 21st Annual Congress of the Nigerian Academy of Education under the sub-theme of “Politics of Funding and Fiscal Management in Nigeria” on Tuesday 7th November, 2006 at the Abubakar Tafawa Ɓalewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.
  41. [2006] Education for Sustainable Development – Theoretical Perspectives. Being the text of Bayero University Public Lecture, presented to mark the African University Day at Center for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, on Saturday 16th December, 2006
  42. [2006] Discipline, Decency and Moral Uprightness in an Academic Environment: Principles of Character Education Explored. Paper presented during Kano Orientation Day 2006 on Monday 6th March 2006 at Theater 1, Bayero University, Kano, organized by the National Association of Kano State Students
  43. [2006] Developing Institutional Co-operation Strategies: The Rhetoric and Reality of Academic Linkages with Nigerian Higher Education. Paper presented at the 4th Education UK Exhibition organized by the British Council, on Education Partnerships for Community Development, and held at the Royal Tropicana Hotel on 14th November, 2006.
  44. [2006] Culture, Identity and the Multicultural Society—Perspectives from Hausawa and their Neighbors. Paper Presented at the Tahir Guest Palace, 9th September 2006 at a Seminar sponsored by the British High Commission and organized by Bridge Builders Multi-Faith Association.
  45. [2006] Challenges to Teacher Education in the 21st Century: Approaches and Perspectives. Lead paper presented at the National Conference on Teacher Education in the 21st Century, held at Kano State College of Education, Kumbotso, May 22-26, 2006, Kano, Nigeria.
  46. [2006] Avoiding Plagiarism in Scholarly Writing – The Do’s and Don’ts. A paper presented at the Workshop on The Role of Academic Journal in the Promotion of Scholarship in Nigeria, held on Tuesday 4th July 2006, at the School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development, Rano, Kano State Polytechnic.
  47. [2006] (PPT) Strategic Time Management: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency. Paper presented at a Retreat for Board Members of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, organized by First Arewa Associates, Kaduna, at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna on 11th December, 2006.
  48. [2006] (PPT) Development of Strategic Plans. Paper presented at a Retreat for Board Members of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, organized by First Arewa Associates, Kaduna, at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna on 11th December, 2006.
  49. [2006] (PPT) Co-operative Living in a Multicultural Society: Understanding Cultural Identity, Stereotypes and Prejudices. Paper presented at a 2-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Kano Guest Settler Community, organized by Bridge Builders (Kaduna) and the British High Commission (Abuja) held on 10th-11th November, 2006 at the Royal Tropical Hotel, Kano.
  50. [2006] “Progress to Nowhere”: Reaction and Counter Reaction in Educational Policy Formulation and National Development in Nigeria. Lead Paper presented at the 2006 Annual National Meeting and Conference of the Committee of Deans of Education in Nigerian Universities, Faculty of Education, Bayero University, Kano, 13th July 2006.
  51. [2005] Using Computers in Multi-Grade Teaching. Being a Workshop Paper presented at A Series Workshops on Multi-Grade Teaching Techniques for Education lecturers in Colleges of Education, organized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education, 13th April (FCE (T) Gombe), 27th April (FCE Katsina) and 14th May 2005 (FCE Minna).
  52. [2005] The Training of Teacher Educators in Media Methods and Materials Production. A paper presented at the Training Workshop on Improving Teaching Skills Through Information and Communications Technology, organized by National Commission for Colleges of Education, Abuja, at the Federal College of Education, Technical, Gusau, Zamfara State on 12th July, 2005.
  53. [2005] Secondary Education in an Era of Global Change—Challenges and Promises. Being a paper presented at the Zonal Meeting of All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) held on 7th April, 2005 at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Kano Nigeria.
  54. [2005] Science, Technology and a Policy for Development. Guest Lecture presented at the Opening Ceremony of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Kano Science School Old Students’ Association (KASSOSA), held on Wednesday 6th July, 2005 at the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano, Nigeria.
  55. [2005] Science and Technology Education: The Kano State Experiment. Being a Lead Workshop Paper presented at the Workshop on the Teaching of Science More Creatively in Nigerian Schools, organized by Science and Technology Forum, Zaria, and held on 23rd April, 2005.
  56. [2005] Falling Standards of Education, or Improving Standards of Knowledge—Education and Development Paradigm Revisited (II). Being a Guest Lecture delivered on Monday 14th March 2005 on the Occasion of 2005 Commonwealth Day Celebrations at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Minjibir, Kano State.
  57. [2005] e-Learning: Origin, Meaning, Concepts and Utility Values. Resource paper presented at the Staff Training Development Workshop organized by the ETF Year 2004 Intervention for Staff Training and Development at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, Niger State, 11-14th April 2006.
  58. [2005] Early Child Care and Education (ECCE) as an Instrument of Social Change in Jigawa State. Paper presented at Workshop on “Towards More Effective Teaching of English in Jigawa State Primary and Junior Secondary Schools”, organized by Rushda Communications on Monday 26th September, 2005 at Kazaure, Jigawa State
  59. [2004] The Role of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria’s Development—Which Way Forward? A Commissioned paper presented at Unicef/NMEC Strategy Meeting to strengthen NFE as a complimentary approach for reaching EFA goals. Abuja, 15 and 16 April, 2004.
  60. [2004] The Role of Education in Promoting Peace and Development in Kano. Being a Keynote Address at the Kano Peace and Development Initiative Peace Forum, under the theme of Enduring Peace, Progress and Development in Kano: The Way Forward, held on 25th September, 2004, at Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  61. [2004] The Changing Role of Education Resource Centers in Enhancing the Quality of Education: ERCs as Information Providers (IPS). Lead Paper presented at a two-day interactive seminar for Directors of Education Resources Centers in the States and FCT, organized by Education Resource Center, Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria, 28 to 29 April, 2004.
  62. [2004] Sunset at Dawn, Darkness at Noon: Reconstructing the Mechanisms of Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Being the Text of Professorial Inaugural Lecture Delivered on Saturday 24th April 2004, at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
  63. [2004] Poverty at the Local Level – Determinants and Indices. Being a paper presented at Workshop on Who’s Poor in Nigeria? organized by the Nigerian National Poverty Eradication Program (NAEP) held at the Liyafa Hotel, Katsina, 8th and 9th December, 2004.
  64. [2004] Participatory Approaches to Management of Rural Development Programs: Concepts, Principles and Techniques. A discussion document presented at the Workshop on Participatory Approaches to Management of Rural Development Programs, organized by Network for the Advancement of Values (NeAD), Kano, and the Ministry for Local Government, Kano State, 30 and 31 December, 2004, Kano State.
  65. [2004] Information Management in Government Offices. Workshop paper presented at a Two-day workshop on Record Keeping in Government Offices, for Local Government Officers in Kano State, organized by Network for the Advancement and Development of Values (NEAD), June 21, 2004
  66. [2004] Indigenous Knowledge Systems, The Writings of Shehu Usman bn Fodiye, and the Muslim Northern Nigerian Policy on Education (MNNPE). Being a Paper Presented at the Conference Marking the 200 Years of Uthman Ɗan Fodiyo Jihad in Kano, Organized by the Kano State History and Culture Bureau, Kano, 27th to 29th July, 2004
  67. [2004] Impact Monitoring and Assessment (IMA) of PLA Projects: Special Study of Rural Development Projects with a Focus on Sustainable Land Management. A discussion instrument prepared for Local Government Seminar on Participatory Approaches in the Management of Rural Development Programs, Organized by the Ministry for Local Government, Kano State, on 30 and 31st December, 2004, Kano
  68. [2004] Funding Networks for Women Economic Empowerment Schemes: Lessons from the International Community. Paper presented at Workshop on Sustainability of Women Economic Empowerment Strategies at the Local Government Level, organized by Network for the Advancement and Development of Values (NEAD), Held on 8 and 9 January, 2004 at the Local Government Training Center, Kano
  69. [2004] Falling Standards of Education, or Improving Standards of Knowledge—Education and Development Paradigm Revisited. Being a Guest Lecture delivered on Saturday 17th July, 2004 to commemorate 20th Anniversary of Gwale Old Boys Association, Class 1984, Held at Gwale Secondary School, Kano, Nigeria.
  70. [2004] Epistemological Dichotomy and Scriptural Transferability: Towards a New Paradigm for Muslim Hausa Indigenous Knowledge. Being a Discussion Seminar Paper of the Text of the Inaugural Lecture titled Sunset at Dawn, Darkness at Noon: Reconstructing the Mechanisms of Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Faculty of Education Seminar Series, June 24, 2004.
  71. [2004] Conflict Resolution: Mechanisms and Principles: A discussion paper presented at the two-day Workshop on Pastoralist and Farmer Relations in Kano, organized by Mazhabs International Educational Consultants, and sponsored by the Kano State Ministry for Local Government, 11-12th November, 2004
  72. [2004] Computer Application and Use of ICT for Teaching and Learning. A Commissioned Workshop Paper Presented at Train-the-Teacher Workshop for Capacity Building for Lecturers in Colleges of Education in Nigeria, Organized by Education Tax Fund (ETF) and National Commission for Colleges of Education, Abuja, August (COE, Akwanga) and September (FCE Katsina), 2004.
  73. [2004] Community Participation in Education – Lessons from Best Practices that Worked. Lead Paper Presented at the one-day symposium organized by the Kano State House of Assembly and the National Association of Kano State Students, Aminu Kano School of Legal Studies, 5th October, 2004
  74. [2004] Community Participation and the Salvation of Education in Kano State. A Commissioned Lead Paper presented at a Symposium on Education in Kano State, organized by Kano Old Students Association (KANOSA), Murtala Mohammed Library Complex, Kano, 10 April, 2004.
  75. [2003] Youth, Politics and Sustenance of Democracy. Being a Commissioned Paper delivered at the workshop on Strategies for Inspiring Youth Towards Self-Actualization and Development, organized by the Kano State Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture from 5 to 7 November, 2003, Kano State, Nigeria.
  76. [2003] The Promises and Challenges of Information and Communication Technologies in Nigerian Education. Being a commissioned paper presented at the one-day workshop on Developing an Education Management Information Systems in Nigeria, held at Protea Hotel, Abuja, 2 and 3 September, 2003.
  77. [2003] The Concept of Curriculum Integration: Its Meaning, Scope and Modalities. Lead Commissioned Paper presented at the Workshop on Integrating Qur’anic Education, held at Arewa House, Kaduna, on March 14, 2003.
  78. [2003] Strategies for Accelerating Girl-Child Education. Being a Commissioned paper delivered at a seminar on Acceleration of the Girl-Child Education in a Democratic Dispensation in Northern Nigeria, organized by Women Development Network (WODEN), Kano, Nigeria, 8 and 9 October, 2003
  79. [2003] Reconstructing the Mechanisms of Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Paper delivered at the British Council, Kano, on the occasion of International Literary Day, on September 8, 2003.
  80. [2003] Management of Primary Education in Kano State. Being a paper presented at a Seminar on The Management of Primary Education: Emergent Strategies in the 21st Century, Organized by the Bayero University Consultancy Services for the Kano State Primary Education Board, February 19-21, 2003, Kano, Nigeria.
  81. [2003] Kano State Science Schools. Being the text of a Guest Speech at the KASSOSA Symposium, July 26 2003, Murtala Mohammed Library Complex, Kano, Nigeria
  82. [2003] Guidelines on Tests Construction, Assessment of Student Projects and the Importance of Teacher Tests: A Refresher Course. Seminar Paper Delivered at the NERDC/SPEB Refresher Course on Continuous Assessment for Primary School Teachers in Kano State, 3 to 5 March, 2003, Kano, Nigeria.
  83. [2003] Gender, Economy and Education. Paper presented at the Roundtable on Gender Parity, as part of the EFA Week, held at Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on Monday 7 April, 2003.
  84. [2003] Electronic Record Keeping. Being a paper presented at a Seminar on The Management of Primary Education: Emergent Strategies in the 21st Century, Organized by the Bayero University Consultancy Services for the Kano State Primary Education Board, February 19-21, 2003, Kano, Nigeria.
  85. [2003] Dissemination of Research Findings. Being a Seminar paper presented in the Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano, on September 17, 2003.
  86. [2003] Darkness at Noon: Colonial Language Policy and the Eclipsing of Education among the Muslim Hausa in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Transformation of Northern Nigeria, 1903-2003, organized by the Usmanu Ɗanfodiyo University, Sakkwato and Arewa House, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 27 to 29 March, 2003, Kaduna, Nigeria.
  87. [2002] Women Participation in Politics. Paper presented at a Symposium for Women Voters, organized by Women in Politics, December 13, 2002.
  88. [2002] Networking and Library Services. Being the Text of the Paper Presented at the Workshop on Setting up and Managing Online Library Resources, Held in Kano at the Kano State Library Complex, Wednesday August 21, 2002.
  89. [2002] Leading and Managing Staff to Raise Educational Achievement in the Northern States. A Position Paper Commissioned by the Northern Education Research Project (NERP), Arewa House, Kaduna. November 8, 2002.
  90. [2002] Information Literacy for ICT. Presented at the National Conference on Science, Environmental Education and Information Technology Literacy for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Held at the School of Sciences, College of Education, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria, October 29, 2002.
  91. [2002] ICT and Business Education. A paper presented at the Orientation Session for MBA Students, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria on Saturday June 29, 2002.
  92. [2001] Teaching and Learning using CAI. Commissioned Paper presented at a Train the Trainers Workshop at Federal College of Education, Kwantagora, December 1-6, 2001, Organized by UNESCO and NCCE.
  93. [2001] Teacher Education in the new Millennium. A Lead Paper Presented at the 2nd National Conference of the Schools of Education, Arts and social Sciences and Languages of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria, on August 28, 2001.
  94. [2001] ICT and Administration. Being a Paper Presented at a Workshop for Local Government Secretaries, Chief Personnel Officers, Treasurers, and Revenue Officers, January 9 – 11 2001.
  95. [2001] Funding Research in Higher Education. Paper presented at an Internal Seminar on the theme of Effective Research and Administration in Kano State Tertiary Institutions held by the Kano State Polytechnic on Tuesday October 9, 2001, Kano, Nigeria.
  96. [2001] Computerization of Financial Records. Paper Presented at a Workshop for Local Government Secretaries, Chief Personnel Officers, Treasurers, and Revenue Officers, January 9 – 11 2001.
  97. [2000] The Cultural Environment of the Child. A presentation made at the 2-day sensitization to Media Strategists organized by UNICEF in conjunction with CTV 67 on the Convention of the Rights of the Child, July 31, 2000
  98. [2000] Revisiting UBE Objectives. Being a Guest Speaker’s Address at the Convocation of the Kano State College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano, Sunday November 19, 2000.
  99. [2000] Nature, Technology and Tourism. Being a Guest Speech on the occasion of the World Tourism Day Celebrations, September 27, 2000, Kano, Nigeria.
  100. [2000] Girl-Child Education in Kano. A presentation made at the one-day sensitization Workshop to Media Strategists organized by UNICEF in conjunction with CTV 67 on the Convention of the Rights of the Child, August 8, 2000, Kano, Nigeria.
  101. [2000] Computers in Education. Being a Commissioned paper presented at a 3-day workshop on Communication Education and Information Technology at the Federal College of Education, Okene, October 12, 2000, Organized by National Commission for Colleges of Education/UNESCO.
  102. [1999] Sunset at Dawn: The Stagnation and Regeneration of Education in Kano. Being a Paper Presented at the Occasion of 31st Anniversary of the Establishment of Gwale Secondary School, Kano, Saturday September, 25 1999
  103. [1999] Science Education in Kano in the new Millennium. Being a Consultant’s Report submitted to the Abuja Kano Forum, October 15, 1999.
  104. [1999] Non-Formal Education for Children. A Paper Presented at the Non-Governmental Organization Capacity Building Workshop on Convention on Rights of the Child (CRC) organized by Kano Broadcasting Corporation, July 24-25, 1999.
  105. [1999] New Methods and Techniques in Teaching and Learning. A paper presented at the Workshop on Re-assessing Nigeria’s Education Future, organized by the Education Tax Fund, November 29 to December 1, 1999, Kong Conference Hotel, Zaria
  106. [1999] ICT in Nursing. Paper presented at the Annual Seminar of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Branch on Wednesday December 8, 1999.
  107. [1999] Forging the Chains - Status of Northern Nigerian Adolescents. Adolescent Youth Strategy for Northern Cluster. A Program of the Center for Development and Population Activities, CEPA. A USAID Supported Activity, May 7-13, 1999.
  108. [1999] Begging for Attention: Human Dignity and Child Begging in Kano. A Paper Presented at the 2-day sensitization to District Heads and Parents on Child Rights, organized by Ministry of Social Welfare (Women Affairs) and Unicef, Kano, September 21,1999.
  109. [1999] Ajamization of Hausa Knowledge. A Lead Paper presented at the 2nd National Conference of the School of Education, Federal College of Education, Kano, on Tuesday October 19, 1999, Kano.
  110. [1998] Computer Fundamentals and Information Processing. Paper Presented at a Training Program for Legislative Staff, Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Research (ICS), Kano, 1998.
  111. [1995] Culture and Learning in Kano: Education, Social Values and Human Resource Development in Kano. Commissioned Paper Presented to the Kano State Educational Development Mobilization Committee, March 11, 1995.
  112. [1992] Out of Africa, Coming to America: American Higher Education in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 13th February 1992.
  113. [1991] Operation, efficiency and desirability of special science schools at the secondary education level: The Nigerian experience. Paper presented at the International Institute of Educational Planning, Paris, France, 20th November 1991.
  114. [1991] Enhancing Science and Technology via the Schools (Published as Enhancing Science and Technology via the Schools. Guest Speech, Commonwealth Day, held at the Federal Government College, Kano, 11th March 1991.
  115. [1990] The Establishment of the Kano State Science and Technical Schools Board as a Step Towards Scientific Manpower Production in Kano State. Guest Speech, Kano State Chapter of the National Science and Technology Week, 19th to 24th November 1990.
  116. [1990] Teaching Science Creatively to Pre-School Children: Approaches and Strategies for a Nigerian child. Guest Speaker and Resource Person, Kano State Chapter of the Organisation Mondiale Pour L’education pre-scolaire (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education OMEP), 22nd October 1990.
  117. [1990] Our Environment as a Sacred Trust: The School Dimensions. Guest Speech, Commonwealth Day, Federal Government College, Kano, 12th March 1990. Presented a paper on the theme of the Day, which was Commonwealth and Environment.
  118. [1989] The Role of Science in Developing Countries. Guest Speaker, Science Week, Women Senior Secondary School/Teacher Education, Gezawa, Kano State, 14th August 1989.
  119. [1989] Science, Schooling and National Development in Nigeria: An Analysis of Kano State Science Secondary Schools Project as a Development Strategy. Paper presented at the Third World Strategies for Technological Development - An International Conference held at Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State. 25th August 1989.
  120. [1989] Enhancing the participation of girls in Science and Technology in Kano: A Study of Girls’ Science Secondary Schools. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Conception and Implementation of a Social Policy - The Kano State Experiment. Organized by the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano, and held between 5th to 7th June 1989.
  121. [1988] The Function of the Science Magazine in the Attainment of Science Teaching Objectives. Guest Speech at the launching of Gwammaja II Senior Secondary School Science Magazine on 6th December 1988.
  122. [1981] The History of Science in the Islamic World: Trends and Future Directions for Muslim Unity. Special Guest Lecture at the Bayero University, Kano Muslim Students Society Political Class, 7th May 1981.

Some Key Responsibilities Held

  1. Director and CEO, Innovative Educational Synergies Consultants Ltd, 2013 to present
  2. Director and CEO, Visually Ethnographic Productions Ltd, 2002 to present
  3. Head of Department of Science and Technology Education (2010-2013)
  4. Member, Presidential Task Team on Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, Nigeria (2011).
  5. Director Research, Association for Education Development Options (AEDO), a USAID affiliated educational research NGO in Nigeria
  6. Chairman, Kano State Government Visitation Panel to Audu Bako School of Agriculture, Kano, May 2005
  7. Director, Management Information Systems, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Bayero University, Kano (from August 1999 to September 2005)
  8. Head, Department of Education (August 1999-2001)
  9. Head, Department of Education (March 1995-February 1998)

Academic Quality Assurance Control

These are activities for which I participated as part of a process of academic quality control.

Chairman, NUC Resource Verification Team to College of Education (St. Augustine’s College, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Michael Otudola College of Primary Education and Yaba College of Technology) in Lagos, September 2008.

Accreditation Panelist to Universities

From 1999 to 2015 I was a member of the National Universities Commission Accreditation Panel (Education) to the following universities:

  1.  Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (twice)
  2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State (twice)
  3. Delta State University, Abraka, Delta (twice)
  4. University of Benin (twice)
  5. Ado-Ekiti University
  6. University of Lagos
  7. University of Port Harcourt
  8. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa
  9. Rivers State University of Technology, Port Harcourt
  10. American University, Yola
  11. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  12. Yobe State University
  13. Ebonyi State University

 

Consultancies

  1. Consultant, State Education Accounts for Creative Associates/USAID for Bauchi (2010), Sokoto (2011)
  2. Consultant in Charge of Almajiri Sector Study – a social sectorial analysis of the Almajirai Islamic pupils, sponsored by USAID, and contracted to AEDO (Association for Education Development Options), 2009
  3. Consultant in charge of Public Expenditure Group, Zamfara State Education Account (ZAMSEA), 2008
  4. Consultant in charge of Public Expenditure Group, Kano State Education Account (KASEA), 2007. The two programs were initiated by Creative Associates International, funded by USAID and targeted at determining education public expenditure patterns in Kano and Zamfara States of northern Nigeria.
  5. Consultant to the British Council, Connecting Futures program (2004-2006)
  6. Consultant to the British Council, Celebrating the Local Performance Arts of Northern Nigeria (2004-2007).
  7. Consultant, Security Justice Program, DfID on Video Film and Hausa Women’s Access to Justice (2007-2009).
  8. Consultant, Unicef’s Essential Learning Package (ELP) program for Yobe and Borno States. The objective of the ELP was to determine the cost implications of getting children in selected states of northern Nigeria (Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Yobe, Sokoto and Kebbi) to come to schools, learn while in school and stay in the schools.
  9. Consultancy for DfID on State and Local Government Projects (SLG) in Kano and Jigawa States, 2005.
  10. Research Fellow, Education Sector Analysis (ESA) – a program of the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria (2002-2005) ESA was established with a view to supporting the country’s priority concern for the reconstruction, reform and development of the entire education system in the context of democratization and a renewed vision for the education sector.
  11. Consultant, Education for All (EFA) – a program of the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria (2003-2005) supported by Unesco and other partners. EFA is part of an international initiative targeted at ensuring education for all children in Nigeria by 2015.
  12. Consultant, Universal Basic Education Program (UBE) of the Federal Government of Nigeria, at various stages. The most recent consultancies were on development of strategic planning for UBE program, and Educational Management Information System (EMIS) for UBEC.
  13. Short Term Full-time Consultant, The World Bank, Nigeria, Education Public Expenditure, from 2000. I represented The World Bank in all research activities on public expenditure in education, as well as participate in strategic meetings of The Bank’s Education Group on education in Nigeria.
  14. Lead Consultant, Integrated Child Health Survival, for BASICS (Basic Strategies for Institutionalizing Child Survival), a program of United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Nigeria.
  15. Lead Consultant, Adolescent Youth Strategy for Northern Cluster, a Packard Foundation Project (USA) managed by Center for Development and Population Activities, CEDPA and USAID Kano, 1999.
  16. Lead Consultant, Joint KBC/Unicef Sponsored Convention on rights of the Child (CRC) and Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1999.
  17. Lead Consultant, The World Bank/National Primary Education Commission, Economic Analysis of Nigerian Primary Education, 1997-1998.
  18. Lead Consultant, The World Bank/National Primary Education Commission, Nigerian Primary Education Project, 1997-1999.
  19. Member, Accreditation Team, for Delta State University, Ekpoma State University (now Ambrose Alli University, Benin), University of Benin, and Ado-Ekiti University.
  20. Member, National Universities Commission Verification Team, Satellite Campuses and Study Centers.
  21. Member, Accreditation Team for National Commission for Colleges of Education (Nigeria) to: Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto; Federal College of Education, Katsina; College of Arts, Science and Technology, Bama, Borno State; College of Education, Gashuwa; Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Borno; College of Education Waka-Biu, Borno State.

Distinctions

  1.  [2013] Cited in Who is Who in Film Studies, Intellect Publications, UK.
  2. [2012] European Union Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland, March-May, 2012.
  3. [1993] Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Resident Scholar, October 6 — November 8 1993, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Italy. I was the first Kano State indigene to enjoy this prestigious residency facility.
  4. [1991] Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar (ASRS), 1991/92; as a Visiting Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. September 1991 to June 1992.
  5. [1991] Cited in Who is Who in Science Education Around the World (1991). This is a publication of the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Australia.
  6. [1985] British Commonwealth Scholar, 1985-1988 (at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, for the study of Doctor of Philosophy degree).

Visiting Professorship/Distinguished Lecturer in Media and Culture

  1.  [2015] Visiting Professor, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 22nd to 27th October, 2015. Taught four classes: Introduction to African Literatures (Media Flows and African Popular Culture: Revolution and Reaction in Muslim Hausa Popular Culture), Islam and African Literature (Manuscript Learnability and Indigenous Knowledge for Development – Hausa Ajami in Historical Context), Cinema Studies (Nigerian Cinema), Crossroad: The Classical Literatures of Africa, Middle East and South Asia (Transnational Influences and National Appropriations: The Influence of Hindi Film Music on Muslim Hausa Popular and Religious Music).
  2. [2012] European Union Visiting Professor, Media and Cultural Communication, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland, 1st March to 31st May 2012. Taught two courses: Transnationalism and Identity in African Popular Culture; and Oral Traditions in Local and Global Contexts. While at Warsaw, participated in the supervision of one PhD in Intercultural Communication and provided logistic assistance towards the publication of Polish-language edition of Magana Jari Ce, a Hausa classic compendium of stories adapted from European and Asian sources and published in 1937 in Zaria, Nigeria. 
  3. [2012] Specially invited Guest Speaker, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Saturday 2nd June 2012: Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows to Africa – Typologies and Immersion, commissioned paper presented at Politics and Culture in Asian and African Countries,
  4. [2010] Visiting Professor, University of Florida Institute of African Studies, 22nd to 26th February 2010. Taught a Class on Transglobal Media Flows and African Popular Culture. Presented two papers to the University: Paper 1 – Islam, Popular Culture and Transnationalism in Northern Nigeria; Paper 2 – African Neo-Kharijites and Islamic Militancy Against Authority: The Boko Haram/Yusufiyya Kharijites of Northern Nigeria.
  5. [2009] University of Basel, Switzerland, 18th February 2009. Opening Lecture [the first lecture in the series] for Center of Competence on Africa, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland (Hell on Earth: Media-Mediated Urban Sexuality and Islamicate Popular Culture in Northern Nigeria).
  6. [2007] Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, United States, 7th November. 2007. Public Lecture Presented at Barnard Forum on Migration, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, United States (The Transnational Express: Moving Images, Cultural Resonance and Popular Culture in Muslim Northern Nigeria).
  7. [2006] School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, 12th September 2006. Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture for the African Studies Association, UK Biennial Conference, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, London (Transglobal Media Flows and African Popular Culture: Revolution and Reaction In Muslim Hausa Popular Culture).
  8. [2004] Institute für Afrinkanishe, University of Köln, Germany, 15th November, 2004. Guest Lecturer to a Class of PhD students (Enter the Dragon: Shari’a, Popular Culture and Film Censorship in Northern Nigeria).