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Why Africa Should Copy China To Attain Greatness – Ibn Chambas

Daily Trust

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the African Union (AU) High Representative for Silencing the Guns, has called on African leaders to emulate the Chinese in their efforts…

He gave the advice in a keynote address he delivered at the 2023 Abuja Forum with the theme: “Promoting Africa-China Belt and Road Cooperation for a New Era of Common Development”, on… read more

The Spirit of China-Africa Friendship

This Day Live

Remarks by former Defence Minister, ALIYU MOHAMMED GUSAU at ongoing 11th meeting of the China-Africa think tanks forum in Beijing.

The organization of this event comprising intellectuals, academics, experts, and policy formulators, is timely given the increasingly significant role China-Africa relations has assumed in the development trajectory of African countries and communities…read more

Pandemic Questions, Multilateral Answers

This Day Live

In many respects, yesterday was remarkable in the global calendar of the coronavirus pandemic.

A major thread running through some of the coronavirus news is the sobriety compelled by the lessons to be learnt from the public health crisis… read more

Visiting Chinese PhD Students at Gusau Institute

The Guardian – Sunday Magazine

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.” They were based at the Gusau Institute (GI)… read more

2018 Aliyu Mohammed Book Prize Winners

The Gusau Institute is delighted to announce that the 2018 winners of the Aliyu Mohammed Book Prize for an unpublished Hausa manuscript are




Congratulations to the authors, and a special word of thanks to the judges.

OBJ Urges China to Support Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit with $100bn


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the government of the Peoples Republic of China to earmark at least $10 billion annually to support infrastructure provision in Africa for a period of 10-years… read more

The New Research Destination

This Day Live

John Shiklam who visited the Gusau Institute, Kaduna, writes that the library stocked with over 25,000 books, is a researcher’s delight… read more

Writers, artists to converge on Kaduna for KabaFest


The book, that single and priceless cultural item, finally berths in Kaduna as members of the creative community prepare to converge on the city for the first-ever Kaduna Book and Art Festival.… read more

A visit to The Gusau Institute

This Day Live

The road to Kaduna from Abuja was horrific. I had been told that the journey would take no more than one and a half hours, and I had set out early for a 9 am appointment as scheduled, but I didn’t get to Kaduna until four hours later. There were too many potholes on the road, too many terrible encounters, too many tanker and lorry drivers… read more

Nigeria: Former Defence Minister Donates Books to 37 Kaduna Schools


Kaduna — Former Minister of Defence and one-time National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau has decried the lack of budgetary allocation for procurement of books which he said has negative knock-on effect… read more

When Oil is Not All


The gentleman is in charge in a tiny country, but he has big ideas. With a population of about 192,000, his country is the second smallest in Africa. However, his huge vision of… read more

NNPC’s drones to monitor oil vessels’ movement

The Nation Newspaper Nigeria

State-run oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is working towards deploying drones across the nation’s territorial waters to monitor inwards and outwards movement of oil bearing vessels… read more

NNPC GMD to end oil theft in 8 months, to use drones to monitor oil vessels

Vanguard Newspapers

ABUJA—Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu has disclosed that oil theft would be eradicated in the next eight months as the corporation… read more

Africa’s big five and the future

This Day Live

Among the invisible dividends of democracy recorded in the last 16 years are the increased legitimacy of debates and the yearning for ideas as the bedrock of policy-making. This is manifested in the sprouting up of think tanks privately instituted to probe into problems beyond the surface. In other words, thinking is again… read more

The Gusau Institute: The new “kid” on the block

The Daily Trust

The address houses perhaps the newest think tank in Nigeria and potentially the most influential. This is the Gusau Institute, the brainchild of Lt-General Aliyu Gusau Mohammed, until last month our defence minister and easily Nigeria’s longest serving spymaster if only because he holds the unique record of serving as the country’s National Security Advisor thrice… read more

Gusau Institute opens for business in Nigeria

The International Strategic Studies Association

After some three years of preparation, the Gusau Institute opened its doors on June 18, 2015, as one of the best-prepared strategic institutes in Africa. The Gusau Institute was created by former Nigerian Defence Minister (and three-times National Security Advisor, as well as a former Chief of Army Staff), Lt – Gen. (rtd.) Aliyu Gusau Mohammed… read more