Salute to Bukar Usman at 77
Without commitment, you never start, without consistency you never finish... ease is the greater threat to progress than hardship” (Denzel Washington, October, 2018).
A quintessential administrator, writer, folklorist, Bukar Usman at 77
It is extremely difficult for me to embark on this project – writing on the man Dr. Bukar Usman, an enigma and a colossus after many prolific writers have also copiously written about him.
Bukar Usman and salient issues in Nigeria’s public policy administration
A voluminous book of 458 pages, Dr. Bukar Usman’s My Public Service Journey: Issues in Public Policy and Administration in Nigeria (Klamidas Communications Ltd, Abuja; 2019) is an expository memoir on the Nigerian public service.
Hard tackles for restructuring campaigners in Bukar Usman’s scholarly engagement
For the number of years that the clamour to restructure Nigeria has dominated the airwaves in the media and at other public fora
Exploring Usman’s one thousand folktales out of Nigeria
It is the foreword written by one of Nigeria’s cultural expert and export, and member of Academy of Finland, and Life Friend, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS), University of London, Prof. Tunde Okanlawon,...
Nigerian Folklore Society calls for papers
Nigerian Folklore Society (NSF) has begun preparations for its yearly congress which holds from April 29 to 30, 2019, at the Idris Abdulkarm Auditorium National Universities Commission, Abuja.
Bukar Usman’s Hatching Hopes, an autobiography with patriotic resume
Hatching Hopes is the autobiography of Bukar Usman, a career civil servant, who retired as a permanent secretary in the Presidency in 1999. The book depicts Nigeria’s cultural diversity...
Nigerian Army University Biu: A reflection
Let me from the outset, come clean, by saving the reader from having to guess the raison d’etre of this piece, which is a salute to two visionary individuals from Borno State...
How Tom and Jerry robs African children indigenous education, socialisation from folk narratives
MR. Chen Jialei and Ms Wang Yubo are both Chinese PhD students from Zhenjiang Normal University (ZJNU), Jinhua, China, who came to Nigeria to undertake research. The topic of research for Mr. Jialei is “Philosophical Thought and the Contemporary Development of Nigeria” while that of Ms Yubo is “The Inheritance and Development of Nigerian Folklore.”…