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Usman Abdullahi Koli the pen wizard

By Mukhtar Garba Kobi
06 October 2022   |   3:44 am
Sir: Some people are naturally gifted. They do things in few hours that others spend days trying to do. When one is privileged to interact with them, he or she would be flabbergasted by their unquantifiable experiences.

Sir: Some people are naturally gifted. They do things in few hours that others spend days trying to do. When one is privileged to interact with them, he or she would be flabbergasted by their unquantifiable experiences. Intelligent Usman Abdullahi Koli needs no introduction because his name has gone beyond our shores. He is an extraordinary writer, skilled radio presenter, political analyst, social media influencer, newspaper columnist and to mention but a few. Usman’s kind gestures are immeasurable, he prefers to write on challenges bedeviling different communities and risk his life than to be quiet which might leave people in such areas continue dwindling in difficulties. Parents of Usman Abdullahi Koli hailed from Ningi LGA of Bauchi State but he was born and brought-up in the metropolis. Still, he often visits his relatives in villages which is why they always respect and cherish him like gold. Usman hates being idle; he cracks jokes and writes short stories in leisure times.

Usman obtained National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication all from Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic. Despite Usman’s impairment in hand, everyone that interacted with him would say that he is industrious, talented and never let the task of today reach tomorrow except due to sickness. From childhood up to the present moment, Usman had suffered and still encountering stigmatisation from people just because of his disability in his right hand. But he was born like that and has been ever determined to succeed.

As a writer, Koli has in his name over 150 articles on different topics that were published by popular national dailies including some famous leading online platforms. Usman has attended several conferences within and outside Bauchi State, served as media aide to top politicians, Press Secretary to former NUBASS national president, acted as one of the judges in many essay writing competitions, trained limitless number of Mass Communication students from different institutions and successfully linked them with renowned newspapers. Usman is a certified journalist currently working with Albarka Radio Bauchi, Martaba FM and Baushe DailyTimes, he is the managing director of Farar Tafiya newspaper that is publishing fortnightly.

Dynamism and professionalism of Koli has attracted many awards to him and traditional titles. He received an award first as ‘Best Writer of the Present Time’ by Kano State Polytechnic, countless more from ATAP, ATBU and other institutions. In the aspect of traditional titles, he was turbanned as the ‘Wakilin Dan Amar din Ningi’, ‘Majidadin Masun Dass’, ‘Magatakardar Aminu Alan Waka’S, ‘Shalelen Nasaru’, ‘Majidadin Mukaddam of Misau’ and many more are on the way.

Mukhtar Garba Kobi can be contacted via garbakobim@gmail.com

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