Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu
B.Sc. (ABU, 1979), M.A. (Lond, 1983), D.Phil (Sussex, 1988)
Department of Mass Communications, Faculty of Social and Mangement Sciences
Bayero University, Kano, NIGERIA
Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu (dob 25th April 1956, Kano, Nigeria) holds double professorships in Media and Cultural Communication (from 2012) and Science Education (from 1997) from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.
He was most recently European Union Visiting Professor for the project 'The Modern University' at the Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland from 1st March to 31st May 2012. At Warsaw, he taught two highly popular courses: Transnationalism and African Popular Culture, and Oral Traditions in Local and Global Contexts.
His main research focus is on transnationality with emphasis on cultural identities and media flows. He has been studying the impact of media flows on the transformation of Muslim Hausa popular culture especially in literature, film, music and performing arts. He is also an ethnomusicologist and creator of the Foundation for Hausa Performing Arts (Kano, Nigeria) whose main focus is archiving traditional performing arts heritage of the Muslim Hausa.
His most recent book is Passage from India: Transnational Media Flows and African Cinema: The Video Film in Northern Nigeria (Ohio University Press, US, forthcoming). His other recent publications include Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria (ed. Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome, 2013, Indiana UP), Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows: Shifting Paradigms in South-South Entertainment Flows (Hemispheres, Polish Academy of Science, 2012), Motionless Points in Chaos: Education Reforms, Innovations and the Challenges for Higher Education in Nigeria (University of Hiroshima, 2011), Developing Institutional Co-operation Strategies: The Rhetoric and Reality of Academic Linkages with Nigerian Higher Education (Avrasya Etudleri, Eurasian Studies, Turkey, 2011).
In September 2006 he delivered the distinguished Mary Kingsley Zochonis lecture for the African Studies Association, UK Biennial Conference, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. Titled, Transglobal Media Flows and African Popular Culture: Revolution and Reaction In Muslim Hausa Popular Culture, the lecture was later published in an expanded form by Visually Ethnographic Press in 2007 in Kano, northern Nigeria.
Prior to his expanding his research focus to Mass Communications in 1999, Prof. Adamu has extensively contributed to debates about Science Education in Nigeria. His first book, Operation, efficiency and desirability of special science schools at the secondary education level: The Nigerian experience (1992) was an ethnographic exploration of the role of science education in national manpower development. It was published by the International Institute for Educational Planning, Unesco Paris. His second book was Reform and Adaptation in Nigerian University Curricula, 1960-1992: Living on a Credit Line (1994) on education was on the transnationalism of Nigerian educational heritage, and presented the most detailed history of the course unit system in Nigeria and its transportation from the United States. It was written during his tenure as Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar—the first from northern Nigeria—at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley between 1991 to 1992. It was published by The Edwin Mellen Press, New York and considered one of the most important 100 books on Nigerian education. In 1993 he was granted a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship residency at the Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy where he developed a monograph on the transformation of Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. As usual with Prof. Adamu, he was the first from northern Nigeria to be granted such international recognition.
Prof. Adamu has also contributed immensely in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. In 1996 he created Hausa hooked character fonts using True type technology. These fonts—called rabiat.ttf and drabdalla.ttf—enabled effective writing in Hausa language using Truetype fonts, and obviated the immediate need for a dedicated Hausa language word processor. He also helped to establish numerous website that focus on culture and identity of the Muslim Hausa peoples in northern Nigeria, especially KanoOnline.com, Dandali.com, as well as numerous communities at Yahoo! Groups which provided thousands of people with opportunities to interact and share ideas on policy, politics, music, literature and film culture of northern Nigeria.
D.Phil, Sussex University, Falmer, Brighton, England
M.A. (Science Education), Chelsea College, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education, Chelsea College University of London.
B.Sc. (Education/Biology/Physiology, 2.1.), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Professor of Media and Cultural Communication, Bayero University Kano
European Union Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland
Professor of Science Education and Curriculum Studien, Bayero University Kano
Reader in Science Education and International Comparative Higher Education
Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Resident Scholar, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Italy. Worked on a book The Turn of the Tide: Academic Revolution in a Nigerian University (Oct-Nov, 1993).
Visiting Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A.; as a Fulbright Senior African Research Scholar
Senior Lecturer, Science Education, B.U.K.
Lecturer I, Science Education, B.U.K.
Lecturer II, Science Education, B.U.K.
Assistant Lecturer, Science Education, B.U.K
Graduate Assistant, Science Education, Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria (BUK).
Classroom Biology and Agricultural Science Teacher at Ekwerazu Girls’ Secondary School, Umoarkrika, Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria.
1. Head of Department of Science and Technology Education (2010-2013)
2. Member, Presidential Task Team on Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, Nigeria (2011).
3. Director Research, Association for Education Development Options (AEDO), a USAID affiliated educational research NGO in Nigeria
4. Chairman, Kano State Government Visitation Panel to Audu Bako School of Agriculture, Kano, May 2005
5. Director, Management Information Systems, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Bayero University, Kano (from August 1999 to September 2005)
6. Head, Department of Education (August 1999-2001)
7. Head, Department of Education (March 1995-February 1998)
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.
From 1999 to 2011 I was a member of the National Universities Commission Accreditation Panel (Education) to the following universities:
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;
1.  Cited in Who is Who in Film Studies, Intellect Publications, UK.
2.  European Union Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland, March-May, 2012.
3.  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.  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.  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.  British Commonwealth Scholar, 1985-1988 (at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, for the study of Doctor of Philosophy degree).
[2017, in development] Race, Culture and Identity – An Ethnographic Study of the Hausa Arabs of Northern Nigeria.
[2016, in development] Prose, Film and Music in Modern Hausa Popular Arts. For Palgrave/Macmillan, UK, proposal
Inaugural and Public Lectures
1.  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
2.  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.
3.  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
4.  iLearning: Resource Mobilization, Management for Access and Quality Tertiary Education in Africa. Being a Lead Paper Presented at the Conference on Resource Mobilizatioin, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 11th June 2013.
5.  An Ethnographic History of Kanywood – The Hausa Video Film Industry. Paper presented at the Kano State Film Festival, 18th March 2013, Kano, Nigeria.
6.  Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows to Africa – Typologies and Immersion, commissioned paper presented at Politics and Culture in Asian and African Countries, organized by the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday 2nd June 2012.
7.  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.
8.  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.  The Beggar’s Opera: Muslim Beggar-Minstrels and Street Oral Poetry Theater in Northern Nigeria Panel 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.  Muslim Religious Extremism, Radicalization and Militancy in Northern Nigeria Presented at Roundtable Methodology Workshop on Religion, Conflict and Democracy in Northern Nigeria, held at Nevilla Hotel, Kaduna, 12th November 2011, and organized by Centre for Peace Initiative and Development (CPID), Jos.
11.  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.
12.  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.
13.  The Role of NGOs in Promoting Peaceful Co-Existence in the Society. Paper presented at the 2010 NGO Day Celebrations, 31st March 2010, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
14.  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.
15.  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
16.  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.
17.  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.
18.  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 a the National Universities Commission Auditorium Abuja on 24th May 2010.
19.  Motionless Points in Chaos: Challenges of Higher Education in Nigeria. Paper presented at Experience Sharing Seminar organized by the Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development Network, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE), Hiroshima University, from 16th to 22nd January, 2010, Accra, Ghana.
20.  Motionless Points in Chaos: Challenges of Higher Education in Nigeria. Paper presented at Experience Sharing Seminar organized by the Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development Network, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE), Hiroshima University, from 16th to 22nd January, 2010, Accra, Ghana.
21.  Islamic Education in African Countries—The Structure of Islamic Education in northern Nigeria. Discussion paper presented at the workshop, Islamic Education in African Countries, organized by Ensar Vakfi, from 14th to 18th June 2010, Istanbul, Republic of Turkey.
22.  Islam, Popular Culture and Transnationalism in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented for the Baraza Lecture, African Studies Center, University of Florida, Friday 26th February, 2010
23.  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
24.  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
25.  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.
26.  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 at the National Institute of Cultural Orientation, Abuja, Nigeria
27.  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.
28.  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 – paper focused on content analysis of the main Yusufiyya sect texts.
29.  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.
30.  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.
31.  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.
32.  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
33.  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.
34.  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
35.  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.
36.  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.
37.  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].
38.  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.
39.  Life Performance, Mediation and Audience for the Volkswagen Foundation Passage of Culture Research and Training Network, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, September 14 - 16, 2009.
40.  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.
41.  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.
42.  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.
43.  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
44.  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.
45.  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, ranar Asabar 24 ga Oktoba 2009 a Murtala Muhammad Library, Kano [Kano, Nigeria].
46.  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
47.  “Bosho” War: 9/11, Global Media and Local Visual Re-Interpretations in Muslim Northern Nigeria, “Remedializations of Global Events”, November 19-21, 2009, at the University of Cologne, Germany.
48.  [Active Discussant] Planning Session of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN III), Dakar, Sénégal, 2-4 March 2009.
49.  (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.
50.  (PPT) Challenges Facing Girls and Young Women in Information Technology. Paper presented a the First Girl IT Awareness Forum, organized by the Office of the National Vice President, Nigerian Computer Science Students Association on 31st October 2009 at the Murtala Mohammed Library, Kano State.
51.  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.
52.  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.
53.  Tarihin Adabin Hausa [The History of Hausa Literature]. Guest Speaker, Yandutse College, Kano, on 17th January 2008.
54.  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
55.  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.
56.  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.
57.  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.
58.  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.
59.  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.
60.  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.
61.  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.
62.  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.
63.  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
64.  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.
65.  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.
66.  [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.
67.  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.
68.  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.
69.  Tourism from the Islamic Perspective. Paper Presented on Monday 3rd September, 2007 at the Tahir Guest Palace.
70.  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.
71.  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.
72.  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.
73.  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.
74.  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.
75.  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.
76.  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.
77.  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.
78.  [Active Discussant] Pre-proposal Workshop for the Volkswagen Foundation, Passage of Culture in Africa project, “Popular Culture in Africa” Mombasa, Kenya, 2–6 October 2007.
79.  (PPT) The Role of ICT in Education. Paper presented at a workshop for Private School Teachers, KERD, Kano. 5th June 2007, Kano.
80.  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.
81.  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.
82.  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.
83.  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.
84.  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.
85.  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.
86.  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.
87.  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.
88.  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. Sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation funding initiative “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa”.
89.  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.
90.  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 www.hausamovies.com su ka shirya [Kano, Nigeria]
91.  Issues of Cultural Diversities and Social Responsibilities in Film Censorship. March 2006. Independent paper presented at the Abuja Zuma Film Festival, 2006.
92.  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]
93.  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.
94.  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
95.  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.
96.  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
97.  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.
98.  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.
99.  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.
100.  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.
101.  (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.
102.  (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.
103.  (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.
104.  “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.
105.  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).
106.  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.
107.  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.
108.  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.
109.  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.
110.  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.
111.  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.
112.  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.
113.  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
114.  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.
115.  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.
116.  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
117.  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.
118.  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.
119.  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.
120.  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.
121.  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.
122.  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.
123.  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.
124.  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
125.  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
126.  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
127.  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.
128.  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
129.  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.
130.  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.
131.  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.
132.  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
133.  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. jeka
134.  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
135.  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.
136.  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.
137.  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.
138.  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.
139.  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
140.  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.
141.  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.
142.  Kano State Science Schools. Being the text of a Guest Speech at the KASSOSA Symposium, July 26 2003, Murtala Mohammed Library Complex, Kano, Nigeria
143.  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.
144.  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.
145.  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.
146.  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.
147.  Dissemination of Research Findings. Being a Seminar paper presented in the Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano, on September 17, 2003.
148.  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.
149.  Women Participation in Politics. Paper presented at a Symposium for Women Voters, organized by Women in Politics, December 13, 2002.
150.  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.
151.  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.
152.  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.
153.  ICT and Business Education. A paper presented at the Orientation Session for MBA Students, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria on Saturday June 29, 2002.
154.  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.
155.  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.
156.  Tarbiyar Bahaushe, Mutumin Kirki and Hausa Prose Fiction: Towards an Analytical Framework. Department of English and European Languages Seminar, 23rd January 2001.
157.  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.
158.  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.
159.  Computerization of Financial Records. Paper Presented at a Workshop for Local Government Secretaries, Chief Personnel Officers, Treasurers, and Revenue Officers, January 9 – 11 2001.
160.  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
161.  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.
162.  Nature, Technology and Tourism. Being a Guest Speech on the occasion of the World Tourism Day Celebrations, September 27, 2000, Kano, Nigeria.
163.  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.
164.  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.
165.  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
166.  Science Education in Kano in the new Millennium. Being a Consultant’s Report submitted to the Abuja Kano Forum, October 15, 1999.
167.  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.
168.  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
169.  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.
170.  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.
171.  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.
172.  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.
173.  Computer Fundamentals and Information Processing. Paper Presented at a Training Program for Legislative Staff, Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Research (ICS), Kano, 1998.
174.  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.
175.  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.
176.  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.
177.  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.
178.  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.
179.  The Role of Science in Developing Countries. Guest Speaker, Science Week, Women Senior Secondary School/Teacher Education, Gezawa, Kano State, 14th August 1989.
180.  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.
181.  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.
182.  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.
183.  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.
International Doctoral Co-Supervision/Adjudication
Creative Works in Media and Cultural Communication
“Celebrating the Local Performance Arts of Northern Nigeria.” British Council, Kano. The aim of the project was to celebrate and honor local traditional performance talent and showcase emerging new genres with a view to raising public appreciation of performing artists through a series of live performances. Under this project, I conceptualized, arranged, conducted and facilitated the following concerts:
The following are the ethnomusicological recordings I did as part of the digital archiving project to preserve the poetics of Hausa traditional musics and performances (DVDs available]. These recordings are not meant to be commercial, but would be available on a particular dedicated website where they can be shared with the world as part of contribution towards archiving and sharing traditional musical heritages of the Muslim peoples of northern Nigeria.
Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu
Department of Mass Communications
Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
Bayero University, Kano, NIGERIA