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

By anas | 31st March 2014 | 1,682 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. While admiring the Quranic inscriptions on the minaret in a...

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

By anas | 31st March 2014 | 4 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. according to him "the Federal Character Commission is responsible for employment in Nigeria, and all employment by the Federal Government requires...

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Why the North is not Producing Tech Entrepreneurs by Anas Yazid

By anas | 31st March 2014 | 13 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. In the end, 10 finalist got a chance to pitch to the President in Aso Rock Villa, and also got a chance...

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