Who is to Blame for the Desecration of Kano's Heritage

By anas | 11 May 2019 | 1 Comments

Back in 2010, I visited India, purely for tourism purposes, perhaps due to the marketing content I consumed ever since I was old enough to watch TV through Bollywood films. After arriving in Delhi, I immediately drove to Agra to see one of the 7 wonders of the world, which was truly magnificent. However, something happened that still stuck with me for almost a decade, it did not occur in Agra where Taj Mahal is, but rather in Delhi, when I went to check out Qutub Minar, a minaret built in 1192 when Muslims were ruling the country.

How the Western vs Islamic Knowledge Dichotomy Affects the North by Anas Yazid

By anas | 05 December 2016 | 3 Comments

While I try to stay away from writing anything that has to do with politics and religion, I have decided to make an exception after attending the last Friday sermon. During the sermon, the Imam went on to talk at length about the Federal Government’s N-Power Programme, he did not just criticize it but literary quoted several parts of the constitution and ignorantly made several statements that were simply incorrect e.g.

Why the North is not Producing Tech Entrepreneurs by Anas Yazid

By anas | 22 November 2016 | 9 Comments

A good friend of mine, who is in the government once asked me about the nature of the tech ecosystem in Northern Nigeria, and that the Presidency is considering having another edition of the Aso Villa Demo Day in the Northwest. For some of the readers that don't know what Aso Villa Demo Day is, it was an event organized by the Presidency in 2016, where young, mostly tech entrepreneurs with great ideas got a chance to pitch their ideas in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

5 Types of Lecturers in Nigeria and How to Relate with Them By Anas Yazid

By anas | 11 November 2016 | 9 Comments

I have noted over several years how students struggle to keep up academically, and it is often not because they are not intelligent or hardworking, but because they fail to understand the very people that teach them "their lecturers", and appreciate the fact that they are all not the same. The personality of a lecturer determines how you relate with him during lectures, it will also tell you whether you can meet him at his office anytime or by appointment only, whether you can call him or he accepts emails only, should you help him with his bags or not.

How to Make Kano the Center of Commercial Excellence By Anas Yazid

By anas | 08 November 2016 | 5 Comments

The development achieved in the previous government under the leadership of Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was tremendous and unprecedented. Considerable amount of money was invested in infrastructure such as flyovers, new roads, road expansions, walkways, underpasses, street lightings, power generation, housing developments, and many many more. However, these infrastructure require considerable amount of funds to operate and maintain.