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Google IO Extended. Katsina

On 6th August, 2022, the team at GDG Katsina, GDSC Al-Qalam University, GDSC FUDMA and GDSC UMYUK held the Google IO Extended, an event channeled to unveil innovations at the Google IO, 2022. The event was held at Lumilab Katsina.

The event comprises a Keynote session, discussing about innovations at Google IO, a Challenge / Brainstorming Session, Showcase Session and most importantly, a Panel session helping the audience got answers to questions they have for crucial issues they face in the local Developer Ecosystem.

The Event was graced by presence of Abu Alee, Mu’utassim Mukhtar, Zainulabideen Abdulazeez, Ishaq Usman Karofi as panelists.

Techiesupdate, Webmable Africa, UTAcademy, Zainnest are some of the startups and companies that were showcased, I must say, these guys are doing great, we look forward to grounds you’ll break.

Seasoned speakers, Ibrahim Bakori, Yusuf Haruna Abubakar Muhammad, Adamu Furah Suleiman Mahe Aminu Musaiyib Yakubu Usman, who shared some insightful pieces of knowledge to the audience. And great contributors, Bashir Bala Abdulmalik Mashi and others, we appreciate you.

The event won’t be possible without the relentless efforts of the organizing team, Mahe Aminu, Adnan Muhammad Mukhtar, Lawal Aminu Saleh, Prince Habeeb

Warm regards to Lumilab for the kind gestures as always.

Zainab Memorial Academy Katsina Hosts its First Speech and Prize Giving Day

Zainab Memorial Academy Katsina (ZMAK) hosted its first Speech and Prize Giving Day and graduation of its first set of ss3 students. The programme was held in the school premises and it has in attendance hundreds of parents and invited guests.

The programme was full of interesting events, showcase of talents, launch of magazine and presentation of prizes among others.

The theme of the program is “The role of parents and teachers on student’s academic performance” and a paper was presented on the topic by Dr. Aminu Salisu who is a deputy director from school of continuing education of Umaru Musa Yaradua University Katsina.

The Principal during his speech made mention of some remarkable achievements by the school. He commend parents on their cooperation with the school management and called on the graduands to continue to work hard as they further their education at tertiary level.

The proprietor and the board of directors were present at the event. It was such an interesting programme and had in attendance some very important personalities.


The Readers’ Hub is a Katsina-based intellectual hangout and reading with a weekly programme schedule on every Thursday.

On Thursday, the 11th of August, 2022, the club invited a project management expert in person of Mr. Yusuf Umar Usman to deliver an introductory expert presentation on “Project Management”.

The session which took place at Lumilab, the usual host organization in Katsina lasted for almost two hours and started with an opening remark from Abduhakim Dayyabu, the convener of the session, followed by an opening prayer by Sanusi Abdul Sule and then to an engaging impromptu “Question and Answer” session that started with the guest presenter.

An introduction to The Readers’ Hub was then given by Mal. Faisal Mudi Kurfi, the club’s Organizing Secretary and was followed by a poetry presentation by Aliyu Salisu Funtua.

The second part of the event started with an introduction of the guest presenter by the convener who was then called to the podium for his presentation.

Mr. Yusuf, who doubles as the Founder and CEO of AFRAH Consulting Services Ltd. delivered a richly designed and resourcefully drafted presentation on “Introduction to Project Management”. He discussed project, project and strategy planning, project management terms, features of a project, project management pyramid, project management phases and processes, project scope and project stakeholder management among other areas.

Although Mr. Yusuf couldn’t wait to take comments and questions due to some official schedules, participants like Muhammad Hadi Kabir, Bello Kabir Bature, Abubakar Salisu Charanchi, Ibrahim Nuhu Kankia and Faisal Mudi Kurfi  still thanked him and gave their contributions.

There were contributions also from by Mal. Abu Alee, the Founder of Prep Consults who has vast experiences in project management.

Earlier, a five-minute presentation was made by Suleiman Sada Kerau to commemorate the International Youth Day in advance.

The session was closed by a closing remark from the Quarter Leader, Ibrahim Nuhu Kankia and a closing prayer from Abdurrahman Jabir.

The club thanked Mr. Yusuf Umar Usman so much for sharing his knowledge with the members and hoped to see them in AFRAH Consulting’s Project Management Masterclass.

It was an eventful, engaging and educative session.

by Abduhakim Dayyabu

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