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September 2019:

Conference on “Effective Policing Strategies for Nigeria” hosted on the 19th of September 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The keynote speaker was IG Roopa D. Moudgil from the Indian Police Service.

September 2018:

The GI hosted a screening of a documentary film produced by the Yar’Adua Foundation at the Institute’s Kaduna premises on the 11th of September 2018. The film, “Swallow: Food Security in Nigeria’s Changing Climate” is a sequel to the award-winning documentary “Nowhere to Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis”. This latest film addresses the issue of food security in Nigeria brought on in part by the changing climate, inadequate infrastructure and traditional agricultural practices. The documentary features inspiring stories and explores opportunities and solutions to Nigeria’s food security challenge.

July 2018:

The first award ceremony of the Aliyu Mohammed (Research Library) Book Prize for an unpublished Hausa manuscript took place at the GI premises in Kaduna on July 18th, 2018. Congratulations to Bello Hamisu Ida (1st prize), Zakariyya Haruna Danladi (2nd prize) and Nura Sada Mani (3rd prize). A special word of thanks also to the two judges, Hajiya Balaraba Ramat Yakubu and Hajiya Rahma AbdulMajid.

June 2018:

First Conference of Abuja Forum Series hosted on 27th of June 2018 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria


March 2018:

The GI received another container with books from the US at the end of 2017. After selecting the books that were useful to the Aliyu Mohammed Research Library, the remainder was divided into 74 donations comprising 19,218 books that have since been donated to schools, tertiary institutions and community organisations in Nigeria. This is the 4th donation of its kind, bringing the total of books donated by the GI since 2011 to date to about 60,000.

March 2018:

Ishmael Beah, renowned Sierra Leonean author, spent two weeks in residence at the Gusau Institute from 5-18 March 2018 to work on his most recent book. During his stay, he also hosted a creative writing workshop for aspiring young writers, and addressed school groups on topical issues.

July 2017:

Gen Gusau participated in the African Peace and Security Annual Conference (APSACO) that held from 10 to 11 July 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. The conference was organised by the OCP Policy Center and Gen Gusau delivered a speech on ‘Collective Security in Africa’.

July 2017:

The GI, together with the Kaduna State Government and the Book Buzz Foundation, hosted the maiden Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (Kabafest) from 5-8 July 2017 at the GI Head Office in Kaduna. The programme included panel discussions on topical issues, book discussions with authors, an art exhibition, on-site book shop, music concert, and more. The guest of honour was the world-renowned Muslim woman author from Sudan, Ms Leila Aboulela.

February 2016:

Handing Over Ceremony of 37 Book Donations comprising 15,000 volumes to schools, universities and public libraries. This is the 3rd donation of its kind, bringing the total of books donated by the GI since 2011 to date to about 40,000.

October 2015:

Conference on ‘The Global Nexus at the Suez, Red Sea, and Horn of Africa’, held 30 October 2015 at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, DC, USA

September 2015:

Conference on ‘Security in the Gulf of Guinea’, held 1 September 2015 at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria

June 2015:

Seminar on ‘Africa’s Big Five: Power and Influence in Africa’, held 18 June 2015 at the GI Head Office in Kaduna, Nigeria