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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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
Conference on ‘Security in the Gulf of Guinea’, held 1 September 2015 at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria
Seminar on ‘Africa’s Big Five: Power and Influence in Africa’, held 18 June 2015 at the GI Head Office in Kaduna, Nigeria