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Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad is a poet, short story writer, essayist, publicist, a University lecturer, with many publications to his credit. He was Chairman, Creative Writers Club, A.B.U, Zaria (1993 – 1994); Chairman, Niger State Branch of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA, 1994 – 2000); and also National Assistant Secretary-General of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA, 2002 – 2004). He is the author of The Demons and other Poems (1990); Islam in Lapai Emirate (1999), Scourge of Earthworms (Poetry, 1996), Ellipsis (Poetry, 2001), The Man, The Mandate, and His Monuments, a book on Gov. Abdulkadir Kurt's administration (2003), Youth Empowerment and Functionalism: A Framework for Synthesis (2004), Contemporary Issues in Social Studies (2004), A Harvest of Hatred (Short Story, 2006), and Wicked Brother (children’s book, 2009), Intellectual Activism And Creative Partnership: A Close-up On  M. B. Aliyu's Approach To Governance ( 2013). Our Country Holds A Whip Against Us (Poetry, 2017). Songs of Silence (Poetry, 2021), No Alkibla Here (Short Story, 2021), Nana The Storyteller (children’s book, 2021), and The Garbage School (children’s book, 2021).


He co-authored the books: Abubakar Gimba: Perspectives On His Writings and Philosophy (Essays, 2008);  Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu and Traditional Institutions In Niger State (2013) and Ambassador James Kolo: A Life Of Duty and Service ( A Biography, 2013). He also co-edited Words On Marble (from Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar) (2002), Toward Sustaining Creative Writing In Northern Nigeria (Essays, 2009), and Pyramids (Poetry, 2009), and Shadows (Anthology of Short Stories, 2009 ). He edited Echoes of Young Minds (1996), Dance Steps of Dawn (Poetry, 1997), The Unique Madmen and Other Stories (2001), and The Spider and Other Stories (1999).