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Education / Re: 10 Dogs Owned By Anambra School Proprietor Feast On 2yrs Old Prospective Pupil by AyoolaIgwe(m): 7:37pm On Sep 18
grin
dingbang:
no na grin
Education / Re: 10 Dogs Owned By Anambra School Proprietor Feast On 2yrs Old Prospective Pupil by AyoolaIgwe(m): 5:12pm On Sep 18
You sure say na wetin happen be that? Samson grin... something tells me you fled grin grin
dingbang:
Na so one idiot leave dog unchained and it charged towards me, e remain small i for smash the dog head, na him the idiot tell me say make i no stone am...i tell am make he leave the dog unchained again ,make he see.. I go kill am with my hands.
Education / Re: Why We Made Pantami Professor — FUTO by AyoolaIgwe(m): 12:59pm On Sep 18
Expository!
In2systemsTech:
There are basically three legitimate ways to become a professor: by climbing the professional ladder in a university; by being appointed to the position from outside academia in recognition of vast and varied industry experience or artistic wizardly in a field; and through a courtesy appointment. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami’s record does not qualify him for any.
Let’s start with the first. Pantami’s undergraduate degree in computer science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, was earned in 2003. That’s less than 20 years ago. When he started his academic career as a Graduate Assistant at ATBU in 2004, the computer science department that awarded him his bachelor’s degree rejected him because his degree was “weak”; he was instead employed in the Information Technology section of the Faculty of Management where he also got his master’s degree in 2010/2011 and got promoted to Assistant Lecturer.
In 2011, he got the Petroleum Trust Fund Development (PTDF) scholarship to study for a PhD at the Department of Management in the Aberdeen Business School of Robert Gordon University, which he earned in August 2014.
Upon his return to ATBU, he was promoted to Lecturer 1—skipping one rank. He requested to be promoted to Senior Lecturer but was denied because he had insufficient publication record to justify his request. He resigned in protest and took up an appointment at the Salafist, male-Muslim-only Islamic University of Madinah as an Assistant Professor of Information Science.
In 2016, he accepted a government appointment as DG of NITDA and has never returned to academia since then.
Now, three criteria are used to promote academics: teaching, research, and service. Pantami’s entire university teaching record is less than 10 years—if you consider that he never taught either at ATBU or at Robert Gordon University (although he lied that he did during his senate confirmation hearing) during his three years of doctoral studies.
His research output is even more underwhelming. Although he brags about having “over 160 publications,” his actual scholarly output is really thin for someone who wants to be a professor. When I checked SCOPUS, the well-regarded database of top-level, peer-reviewed academic journals, using his legal name, that is, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami is the name of his neighborhood in Gombe town, which he doesn’t legally bear), only three articles and one citation came up.
Of the three articles, he is the single author of one (which is actually only a 2-page country report) and a distant co-author in two. All three articles were published between 2018 and 2019 while he’s in government.
But SCOPUS can be unjustifiably exclusionary, so I looked him up on Google Scholar, a more expansive and laissez faire database of scholarly articles and books. He has exactly 10 articles and 39 citations there. Of the 10 articles, he is the first or sole author of 5 and a “tag-me-along” co-author of 5.
Sadly, at least 5 of his 10 articles are in dubious, pay-to-play, predatory journals that would destroy the academic career of any scholar in a serious country. Most of the articles were accepted and published in the same month that they were submitted! Since peer review typically takes months, the articles were clearly not peer-reviewed.
Evidence of a lack of peer review is evident in the fact that several of the articles are riddled with avoidable proofreading and grammatical errors. Plus, many of them, such as one that was basically an unimaginative 7-page rehash of publicly available facts about NAFDAC, are flat-out scholarly scams that a serious undergraduate won’t even be caught committing.
He published only two scholarly articles—in 2013 (from his PhD thesis) and in 2015—before he came to government, which explains why ATBU refused to promote him to senior lectureship. By 2014 when he wanted to be a Senior Lecturer, he had only one notable publication.
There is no serious university in the world that can legitimately promote a former Lecturer I (at ATBU) or an Assistant Professor (at the Islamic University of Madinah) overnight to the position of professor with only 10 substandard publications in predatory journals and 39 citations. The minimum number of publications required to be promoted to professorship in most Nigerian universities is 15. A professor should ideally have at least 100 citations.
Plus, Pantami didn’t spend up to a year as Lecturer I. Nigerian academics are required to spend at least 3 years in a rank. Three years as a Lecturer I, 3 years as a Senior Lecturer, and 3 years as a Reader would give you 9 years. That means he needs to spend at least 9 years in the university after his ministerial appointment— and publish a few more articles— to be qualified for promotion to professor. In Saudi Arabia, it would require at least 8 more years.
(Of course, if he was actually employed by FUTO that “promoted” him, his unmerited professorship wouldn’t have attracted any notice since there are several such examples of perversions of traditions all over Nigerian universities. It’s the absurdity of being promoted to a professor at and by a university he was never affiliated with while he’s a serving minister that made the fraud stick out like a sore thumb.)
Also note that Pantami’s PhD is in management, a social science discipline, not in computer science or cybersecurity. So, it’s doubly fraudulent that he has been “promoted” to the professorship of a discipline he didn’t study or publish in extensively.
His doctoral dissertation, titled “A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies,” which is freely available on the Internet, is basically a survey of employees of Nigerian oil companies on their perceptions of IT policies in their places of employment. It’s a social scientific study that any political science, sociology, or economics graduate can conduct.
Now that I have established that he can’t legitimately be a professor anywhere in the world on the basis of his scholarship and pedagogy, can he be appointed a professor on the strength of his industry experience? No! The only other job Pantami has ever done outside of government and his less than 10 years of university teaching is being the Imam of ATBU. He has never invented any cybersecurity patent and has never worked in a cybersecurity company.
The only discipline that can validly appoint him as a professor of practice is Islamic Studies. Say what you may about him, he is one of northern Nigeria’s most prodigious and consequential Islamic exegetes. His oeuvre in Islamic exegesis is unquestionably worthy of a professorial appointment in Islamic jurisprudence. That’s the path of least resistance he should have taken since he desperately desires to be addressed as a professor.
In defense of Pantami’s professorial fraud, one Professor Tukur Sa’ad hashed over a litany of people who became professors without terminal degrees and without prior teaching experience, as if I didn’t already make that point and called it an example of what we call a “professor of practice” in American academe.
In my December 20, 2015 column titled “A Comparison of Everyday University Vocabularies in Nigeria, America, and Britain (II),” I gave an even more dramatic example than Sa’ad’s in the late Maya Angelou who was a lifetime endowed professor of American literature at Wake Forest University but who didn’t have a bachelor’s degree.
Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, JP Clark, Ngugi wa Thiong’o and a host of other literary icons didn’t have—and didn’t need to have—a PhD to become professors. Apart from the fact that they didn’t climb the professorial mountain from the top (they started from lectureship), their path-breaking and prodigiously creative outputs are equivalent to—and in some cases exceed—a PhD.
In North American universities, it's called "Research and Creative Activity" for a reason. Wole Soyinka, Achebe, JP Clark, etc. had vast and varied oeuvres in "creative activity" before they became professors. Plus, during their time, the possession of a PhD was not a requirement to move through the academic hierarchy.
Pantami does not come even remotely close to their record in the field FUTO awarded him a fraudulent professorship. In any case, Soyinka, Achebe, etc. taught at the universities where they were professors. Pantami is a serving minister.
How about a courtesy professorship? Pantami isn’t qualified for that, either. A courtesy professorship is a professorial appointment given to distinguished professors at other universities who need not be at the universities that appointed them.
It’s called an “honorary professor” in some UK universities, an “extraordinary professor” in South African universities, and a “professor-at-large” in others. It’s basically an honor given to people who’re already professors elsewhere, so you can’t become a courtesy professor at another university if you are not already one somewhere else.
Some people said Pantami’s “achievements” as a minister are worthy of a professorial appointment. Haha! OK, so people who imagine themselves to be successful in whatever they do should now apply to FUTO for a Pantamized fraudfessorship to aggrandize their insecure egos?
Look, I’m calling out Pantami’s professorial fraud not in spite of my being a Muslim and his friend but because I’m a Muslim and his friend. My father, who was a Hafiz like him, would disown me if I ignored or gave comfort to fraud.


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Foreign Affairs / Re: Americans Chant "Bleep You Biden" As President's Approval Rating Drops (Video) by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:56am On Sep 15
Try this with Buhari here in Nigeria & you will all be gassed in that stadium...none will make it out of the stadium in one piece grin

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Health / Re: Biscuits Are Not Eating Poison? by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:17pm On Sep 12
Nobody made a comment...wow! This should be my first front page on nairaland...so biscuits do more harm than good.
Celebrities / Re: Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Man Of The Match Against Newcastle (Photos) by AyoolaIgwe(m): 5:08pm On Sep 12
Some people won't like this grin

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Pets / Re: Beautiful Pictures From The KCR Dog Training Exhibition 2021 by AyoolaIgwe(m): 5:06pm On Sep 12
Hope say dog no bite person? You won't find me in a place like that grin

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Romance / Re: Why Do People Cheat On People They Love?? by AyoolaIgwe(m): 2:27pm On Sep 12
I don't know shocked
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: N-Power: How To Check Your Shortlising/selection Status Using *45665# by AyoolaIgwe(m): 6:38pm On Sep 01
Did you use the USSD?
Kingsasian:
We were not instructed to check dashboard na. I think it's only via ussd
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Npower: Who Else Got This Email? by AyoolaIgwe(m): 5:35pm On Aug 31
Is there anyone who used the ussd code?
Romance / Re: Woman Arrested For Masturbating At Georgia Beach, Says It "Only Took 20 Seconds" by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:22pm On Aug 30
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enemyofprogress:
Oyinbo easy to fok, easy to reach orgasm, 20 seconds she don come quick quick,unlike Nigerian girls, one hour dem still dey give orders, push harder, harder, harder, to the right, to the left, bring it back to the centre, harder, harder, harder, shift my womb, let it touch my throat like say love making Na war
TV/Movies / Re: Bbnaija: How Viewers Voted For JMK, Sammie, Maria & Pere by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:36pm On Aug 29
kingjoe:
It's most likely whitemoney fans made queen safe.shocking . then cross
It's now obvious white money is winning this show
Exactly!

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Family / Re: Man Beats His Wife, Breaks Her Lower Jaw, Damages Her Left Eye In Adamawa (Pix) by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:01pm On Aug 29
FORWARDEVERLY:




I swear bro...

When you see a case of a man beating his wife.. it is either the wife is a rebellious, vicious, troublesome, unruly woman or he has a mental issue.. as for this particular case.. it is the former not the latter ..

Women shouldn't do things that would get them beaten.. why would you grab a man by his member.. try it with me and watch me send you to Coma.. nonsense
grin
Politics / Re: Survivors Of Yelwa-Zangam, Jos Attack Recount Their Ordeals by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:16pm On Aug 28
If all this happened under GEJ, all hell will be let loose but it's another person and all we do is condemn it on nairaland.

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Politics / Re: My Faith Teaches Me To Forgive: Fani-kayode Reacts To Viral Picture With Pantami by AyoolaIgwe(m): 5:24pm On Aug 22
This FFK should never be allowed to hold public office. He's so full of himself... undecided
TV/Movies / Re: Why I Refused To Hug Housemates - Princess (BBNaija) by AyoolaIgwe(m): 2:49pm On Aug 17
That she announced who her crush was, was not bad in itself but unfortunately it ended in monumental embarrassment after discovering that her 'almighty' crush wanted her out of the house ASAP...Life happens... grin

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TV/Movies / Re: Erica To Kayvee: You Need Mental Protection by AyoolaIgwe(m): 2:36pm On Aug 17
Erica dey advise person o cheesy

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Sports / Re: Sanwo-Olu Receives NFF Team Ahead Of Aisha Buhari Football Tournament by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:48am On Jul 31
We're more interested in them going to the Olympics and not getting disqualified or 'crashing out'(terminology used to describe the losing side) grin
Romance / Re: 5 Types Of Exes You Can Hardly Forget And Move On. Do You Agree? by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:12pm On Jul 27
pocohantas:
I don’t agree.







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How should a man do and how should women do?
The only man I can’t forget in this life is a generous man. A man with a HUGE SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY. An intuitive man. A man that thinks ahead. A man that you can always trust to have your back.

You know those men that before you talk/ask, they have done it. Doesn’t matter how little, but they always do as a man should do. The beauty of a man is his money.

Anything else and I would forget you!
Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu To Lose His British Citizenship - Kemi Olunloyo by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:57pm On Jul 09
Fahdiga:
Imagine introducing Kemi Olunloyo as your mother?
You're evil grin
Romance / Re: 10 Ways Women Behave When They Are Not Satisfied In Bed by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:27pm On Jun 15
Dagger111:



Give a contact if u are a female and let me work on you. I can confidently tell u that you won't f3ck another gbola again. I'm nt making mouth, i thank God 4 such gift.
Why don't you ask God for the gift of wisdom to solve some of this country's challenges. grin
Knacking is good but it won't make you stand before kings & not mean men grin
Romance / Re: 10 Ways Women Behave When They Are Not Satisfied In Bed by AyoolaIgwe(m): 8:22pm On Jun 15
Dagger111:
Whenever i knack my bae on doggy, i swear she sleeps like a baby. As if she was given drugs to slp. So each time she want deep slp, she come over for such knacking. She no dey carry me play with my long gbola. She dey always talk am say she fit kill herself if any woman dey share my gbola with her.
She scam you for that "sharing" part grin
Politics / Re: Frank Kokori: Osinbajo Appointed Me NSITF Chairman But Cabal Reversed It by AyoolaIgwe(m): 3:18am On Jun 15
Insightful lipsrsealed
Foreign Affairs / Re: Bennett Replaces Netanyahu As Prime Minister Of Israel by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:33pm On Jun 13
Vaughanlanrewaj:
Netanyahu caused a war to remain in power . It didn't work and he ended up in digrace. Now he can face his fraud and corruption cases.
I still cringe at his action of ordering Israeli police to go fire at unarmed fasting Muslim worshippers while praying inside the holy site mosque and during the holy month of Ramadan shocked He chose to fight his fellow man at a time he is aware the man is fasting and obviously weak physically, and he chose the one he has already conquered. Netanyahu is narcissistic!
No emotional intelligence and all brawn! The 11 days war and the subsequent loss of lives of, especially innocent children, was completely unnecessary.visit www.freestuffsng.com for latest freestuffs in Nigeria. May God bless Isreal and Palestine . May God bless Nigeria my fatherland too.
Do you think God heard this wish that seems like prayer that you said here? grin
Politics / Re: Army, Gunmen Clash In Abia Communities by AyoolaIgwe(m): 6:51am On Jun 13
spyder880:
Insecurity in Nigeria is frightening. I was in Abia earlier today.
Pls share ur observations
Politics / Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:28pm On Jun 06
Since you've refused to be civil I've done the needful. Expect it grin
Activist001:

How are you Igbo? Or you want me to prove that I'm an Igbo guy to some random jobless guy on the internet?
Politics / Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AyoolaIgwe(m): 7:47pm On Jun 06
grin with this level of aggression you're not Igbo. We know Igbo people by their manners and the quality of things they say grin. It is well with you my friend. Be proud of where you come from, don't hide it grin
Activist001:

How are you Igbo? Or you want me to prove that I'm an Igbo guy to some random jobless guy on the internet?
Politics / Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AyoolaIgwe(m): 6:40pm On Jun 06
grin how?
Activist001:

I'm Igbo not Yoruba you morón.
Politics / Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AyoolaIgwe(m): 6:29pm On Jun 06
Bros what are you people going to do about more than 50 of your brothers who were massacred yesterday in Oyo State? (06/06/2021) grin
Biafra seems to be your problem grin
They may soon reach you shocked
Activist001:
Lmao. Brainwashed IPOB thugs.

Meanwhile Kanu the scammer is chilling in London and y'all are here killing yourselves. grin

I just wish this was happening elsewhere and not in the East. Mumu people everywhere in this country.
Politics / Re: Dismissed Soldiers: Nnamdi Kanu Deceived Us To Train IPOB/ESN Militias by AyoolaIgwe(m): 6:28pm On Jun 06
Bros what are you people going to do about more than 50 of your brothers who were massacred yesterday? (06/06/2021) grin
Biafra seems to be your problem grin
They may soon reach you shocked
Activist001:
Lmao. Brainwashed IPOB thugs.

Meanwhile Kanu the scammer is chilling in London and y'all are here killing yourselves. grin

I just wish this was happening elsewhere and not in the East. Mumu people everywhere in this country.
Politics / Re: Fact-Check: Buhari’s Twitter Account Was Not Banned by AyoolaIgwe(m): 9:40am On Jun 06
grin it's 'three much'. An elected president for that matter shocked
nairalee:
We're not looking for Buhari to be banned from Twitter. We want him to be banned from being Nigerian president. Is that too much to ask for?

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NYSC / Re: Corpers Can Be Mobilised For War - Shuaibu Ibrahim (NYSC DG) by AyoolaIgwe(m): 10:07pm On Jun 03
grin be calming down, it's not that deep
Afam4eva:
Your father will be mobilized for war.

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